NCWLIFE Evening News October 3

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

 

For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight.

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—a second suspect is arrested in connection with a recent  shooting in Dryden, budget concerns face Chelan County Commissioners and Lake Chelan area residents have a new medical clinic. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

We begin on a very sad note tonight. Authorities say a two-year-old child died this morning after being run over by a car in the East Wenatchee area. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal confirmed the death but he said additional information is being withheld until the ongoing investigation is completed.

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports both suspects from the September 27th Dryden shooting incident are now in custody.

 

42-year old Modesto Gonzales was arrested this morning as he was leaving an East Wenatchee residence.

 

Both Gonzales and a second suspect, 34-year old Michael Hernandez are both being held at the Chelan County Regional Jail. Hernandez was arrested yesterday. The two men are suspected in a September 27th shooting at a home in the Dryden area. The victim was shot in the leg and then beaten. Both Hernandez and Gonzalez have been booked on charges of 1st degree Burglary, Assault, Unlawful possession of a firearm and intimidating a witness.

Chelan County Commissioners say they are faced with a financial challenge next year in terms of a budget. They say in an interview with NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair that tax revenue is tracking lower than planned. . .

 

Commissioners will be meeting with County Department heads over the course of the next couple of months with a final budget hearing around mid-December.

Lake Chelan area residents have a new health care clinic courtesy of Columbia Valley Community Health. The new satellite facility is up and running and will soon compliment the new hospital being developed nearby. CVCH CEO, David Olson, talked about the new facility on today’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program with Host, Dan Kuntz. . .

 

The new facility was built at a cost of 11-million dollars. It was partially funded by a 1-million dollar federal grant with the balance covered by savings and revenue generated by hospital operations.

Coming up, Chelan PUD Commissioners review their current and future financial situation and how the summer concert series at Ohme Gardens raises money for the WVC Foundation. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

On Monday, Chelan County PUD Commissioners reviewed detailed business plans for the next five years and also took a peak into the future at projected financial results through 2027. The forecast shows the District meeting its financial goals by 2022 but also points out financial challenges in the mid 2020’s because of declining wholesale power revenue. . .

 

Unlike most other utilities, around 80-percent of the Distirct’s revenues comes from sales to other than customer-owners and the PUD says the single biggest change since adoption of the strategic plan in 2015 is the drop in wholesale power prices. The District is also forecasting 2017 to be another excellent financial year and one measure of Chelan PUD’s fiscal strength is that Fitch Ratings just affirmed Chelan PUD’s AA+ Stable rating, which is only one in a handful of public utilities in the entire country to achieve the high rating.

If you attended one of the many RLS Productions Summer Concerts at Ohme Gardens this year, you helped raise 12-thousand dollars for the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation.

 

The Summer concert series supports WVC students with an annual scholarship, which now totals 10-thousand dollars. Several donors attended a recent event including NCWLife’s Brenda Mandelis to present our donation to the WVC Foundation.

 

The RLS Productions Concerts in the Gardens is a five-week summer concert series held annually through July and early August at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee. Support for the WVC Foundation comes from direct donations, 25-percent of ticket sales and sponsors of the summer concert series.

Are you a “maker”? If so, you’re invited to come and show off your creations at the Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire slated for October 21st.  Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. The event is designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. . .

 

If you created your own product, you can come for free and sell your items! Registration closes Oct 13th.

 

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.

 

 

On the Prep Schedule for today…

 

In Soccer… Chelan at Okanogan, 4:30pm Omak at Cascade, 4:30pm Tonasket at Manson, 4:30pm Wenatchee at Cashmere, 6:30pm Eisenhower at Eastmont, 7pm LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel with Eric & Matt Wisen

In Volleyball…

 

Wilson Creek at Entiat, 5:30pm Omak at Cascade, 6:30pm Chelan at Okanogan, 6:30pm Manson at Liberty Bell, 6:30pm Waterville at Brewster, 6:30pm Eastmont at Eisenhower, 7pm

Also…

 

Slow Pitch Softball Wenatchee at Eisenhower (DH), 4pm

Cross Country Cashmere at Chelan Invite, 3:30pm Cascade at Omak Invite, 4pm

 

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll met with the media Monday after getting a chance to review film of Sunday night’s 46-18 win over Indianapolis.  He said it was fun to watch his defense and special teams fly around…

 

Carroll said he’d like to get the offense going earlier because all three phases feed off the other’s success, especially at home…

 

Carroll also went over the injuries to Rees Odhiambo, Chris Carson and Cliff Avril…

 

Carroll also said Chris Carson may be able to come back and play this season, so that’s good news for Seahawks fans.  Seattle travels to LA to play the division leading Rams Sunday at 1:05.

 

Thanks Eric…

The City of Wenatchee has created a new zoning designation specifically for local craft beer makers. The so-called Brewing District is comprised of Badger Mountain Brewing, Wenatchee Valley Brewing and Columbia Valley Brewing. NCWLIFE’s Jay Seabeck visited Badger Mountain Brewing recently for a special assignment to speak with the Brewery’s owner Dave Quick. . .

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

 

And now a recap of our top stories…

Authorities say a two-year-old child died this morning after being run over by a car in the East Wenatchee area. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal confirmed the death but he said additional information is being withheld until the investigation is completed.

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports both suspects from the September 27th Dryden shooting incident are now in custody.

 

42-year old Modesto Gonzales was arrested this morning as he was leaving an East Wenatchee residence.

 

Both Gonzales and a second suspect, 34-year old Michael Hernandez are both being held at the Chelan County Regional Jail. Hernandez was arrested yesterday. The two men are suspected in a September 27th shooting at a home in the Dryden area. The victim was shot in the leg and then beaten. Both Hernandez and Gonzalez have been booked on charges of 1st degree Burglary, Assault, Unlawful possession of a firearm and intimidating a witness.

Lake Chelan area residents have a new health care clinic courtesy of Columbia Valley Community Health. The new satellite facility is up and running and will soon compliment the new hospital being developed nearby. CVCH CEO, David Olson, talked about the new facility on today’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program with Host, Dan Kuntz. . .

 

The new facility was built at a cost of 11-million dollars. It was partially funded by a 1-million dollar federal grant with the balance covered by savings and revenue generated by hospital operations.

If you attended one of the many RLS Productions Summer Concerts at Ohme Gardens this year, you helped raise 12-thousand dollars for the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation.

 

The Summer concert series supports WVC students with an annual scholarship, which now totals 10-thousand dollars. Several donors attended a recent event including NCWLife’s Brenda Mandelis to present our donation to the WVC Foundation.

 

The RLS Productions Concerts in the Gardens is a five-week summer concert series held annually through July and early August at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee. Support for the WVC Foundation comes from direct donations, 25-percent of ticket sales and sponsors of the summer concert series.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

If you were with us earlier in the newscast we told you about the heavy snow in Montana over the past 24-hours, and as we leave you tonight cold temperatures were also an issue in the state as a rancher tries to free a bird who became frozen to a pipe. . .

 

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And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com.  And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at news@ncwlife.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.