NCWLIFE Evening News October 6


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 for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—river levels will lower near Rocky Reach, We’ll hear from State Rep Cary Condotta and a wrap on your weekends events is on the way. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Dawn Soles, the woman convicted as an accomplis in the 1982 murder of her ex-husband, Stephen Smith of Cashmere will serve just 26 more days in jail. Soles received the sentence Thursday afternoon from Superior Court Judge Lesley Allan

Soles was sentenced yesterday to 12 months in jail and 5 years’ probation after pleading guilty to rendering criminal assistance, the maximum length of time under the law. Soles has been in jail since March and with time served, her attorney expects her to be released possibly by Halloween. Soles is the former wife of Bernard Swaim who was originally charged with first degree murder but was found not guilty at his trial in August. Soles testified against Swaim as the prosecution’s star witness. Her testimony was discredited by witnesses for the defense and she subsequently changed her plea to guilty after Swaim was acquitted.

Chelan PUD is doing some work on the downstream side Rocky Reach Dam this weekend. It means that the Rock Island reservoir, between Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams, will be a little lower. All of the boat launches will remain open. The PUD urges caution along the shorelines – particularly for fishermen who may be fishing in the dark, early morning hours. There could be exposed rocks or submerged logs/debris that normally would be covered by the river. The work began today (FRI) and continue through the evening of Sunday, Oct. 8.

Some Washington State employees could be layed off if the Legislature fails to adopt a capital construction budget for next year. The spending plan remains in limbo following the regular legislative session and two special sessions. Its stalled because the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to act until there’s resolution to the Supreme Court’s Hirst Ruling. 12th District House Representative Cary Condotta acknowledges the looming layoffs but said on today’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program that not addressing the Hirst water issues could have a greater impact on the State’s economy . .

Cary Condotta hosts a new program, The 12th District on NCWLIFE Channel. Check your local listings for dates and times.

Also this weekend, Marking the final stop of his listening tour, Senator Brad Hawkins will host a community hike at the Saddle Rock Gateway this Saturday where he will be joined by Governor Jay Inslee. Attendees can hike the trail with the politicians and can talk along the way. For those wanting to attend, meet at the Gateway at 1130 Circle Street at 9 a.m.

Coming up, we’ll have a roundup of events for you this weekend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

Victoria’s Secret is now open in the Wenatchee Valley Mall in East Wenatchee. A good crowd was on hand this morning for the ribbon cutting, including East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy. .

Official Grand Opening festivities are from 5-7 tonight which includes live music, food samples, gift bags and a chance to win gift cards, wine tours, free golf and other prizes.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend you won’t have to look very hard, there is something for everyone.

The 15th Annual Wings and Wheels Festivalcontinues this weekend at Eastmont Community Park in East Wenatchee

Wings and Wheels is held each year to commemorate the historic non-stop transpacific flight of Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon from Misawa, Japan to Fancher Field in East Wenatchee. Since 2002, the event has featured a vendor craft and food fair, dance, pancake breakfast, airplane and glider rides, motorcycle show and live entertainment

The Festival also features tonights car cruise along Eastmont Avenue in East Wenatchee and a car show on Saturday at Eastmont Park. Davis Shows NW Carnival will also be on hand with rides open from 4 p.m. until close on Thursday and Friday and noon to close on both Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers can purchase 25-dollar wristbands for carnival rides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This Saturday, the Wenatchee Valley College Alumni Association will host the third annual Knight Fright Ride and Run to raise money for WVC students in crisis. The ride and run will start at 10 a.m. at Walla Walla Point Park. Participants are invited to wear costumes for either the 5K run and walk or the 10- mile bike ride around the Apple Capital Loop Trail. The Knights Care Fund can cover expenses for students dealing with homelessness, a car breaking down or simply not enough money to pay the family grocery bill ensuring that the student is able to stay in school. Last year the Knights Care Fund supported 25 WVC students.

Finally, if you’re looking to get out of town, head up to Lake Chelan for the 8th Annual Mahogany and Merlot Vintage Hydroplane, Boat and Car show this Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside Marina. Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car Show is an ‘on-the-water’ boat show and is a FREE, family- friendly event. Once again, classic cars will be showcased on the shore, along with ‘on-the-water’ Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating. Thank you to GoLakeChelan for that great footage of last year’s event.

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 Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last nigh

First in Soccer…

Wenatchee coach John Springer had not been able to figure out a way to beat West Valley over the past four years, going oh-for-nine.  Well, the 10th time was the charm last night at the Apple Bowl as the Panthers won a very physical battle 1-nil.  Eric Granstrom and Matt Wisen had the call

So the Panthers own a two-game cushion in the Big Nine with the victory.  Also in soccer action last night

Eastmont fell in overtime to Moses Lake at Wildcat Stadium 3-to-2, so that pushes the Chiefs up to second place in the conference with West Valley third and Eastmont drops down to fourth.

Cashmere travelled to Okanogan and blanked the Bulldogs 2-nil
Lauren Richardson and Emily Gaines each had two goals as Cascade shut down Chelan 7-nil
Oroville 2, Manson 0

On the Les Schwab volleyball scoreboard last night

West Valley 3, Wenatchee 0 (Rams have now won 30-consecutive Big Nine Conference matches)

Eastmont 3, Moses Lake 0 (Wildcats avenged an earlier loss to the Chiefs to improve to 4-and-2)
Cascade 3, Chelan 0 (Kodiaks haven’t lost a CTL set since 2014)
Cashmere 3, Okanogan 2 (Cashmere won its first match of the season)
Lake Roosevelt 3, Manson 0

In the Pool Thursday afternoon

Wenatchee 120, Hanford 60

Eastmont swept a triple dual, downing Ike 118-65; Davis 119-64; and Sunnyside 146-34

Coming up tonight in Prep Footbal

Wenatchee at Eisenhower, 7pm

Eastmont at Sand Point, Idaho, 7pm
Cle Elum at Cascade, 7pm
Chelan at Okanogan, 7pm
Cashmere at Omak, 7pm
Almira-Coulee-Hartline at Entiat, 7pm
Waterville-Mansfield at Manson, 7pm

Coming up Saturday for local high schools


Chelan at Kiona Benton, 11am
Eastmont at Cashmere, 1pm

Waterville-Mansfield at Oroville, 11:30am
Wapato at Cashmere, 12:30pm
Lake City, Idaho at Eastmont, 3:30pm LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel

Cross Country
Wenatchee at Richland Invite, 10am
Eastmont and Cashmere at the Leavenworth Invite, 12pm
Chelan at Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational at Lakewood High School, 11am

Coming up this weekend

The Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club is the place for their annual Octoberfest Round-Robin Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament.  That’s both Saturday and Sunday.

Wenatchee Valley College is hosting its 3rd annual Knight Fright Ride & Run.  This fundraiser is for WVC students in crisis and will begin at Walla Walla Point Park tomorrow morning at 10am.  Participants can choose from a 5K run/walk or a 10-mile bike ride around the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

The Wenatchee Wild are on the road for a grueling three-stop-in-three-day tour

Tonight, Wenatchee is in Chilliwack for a 7 o’clock contest with the Chiefs.  Then they’ll be in Powell River to play the Kings Saturday at 7:15 and wrap it up Sunday in Cowichan Valley against the Capitals at 2pm.

On the College Football Schedule tomorrow

Humboldt State at Central Washington, 1pm

Washington State at Oregon, 5pm on FOX
Eastern Washington at UC-Davis, 6pm
California at Washington, 7:45pm on ESPN

Jose Altuve hit three home runs to back Justin Verlander as Houston blasted Boston 8-2 in Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series

Meanwhile in Cleveland, Trevor Bauer and two relievers held the Yankees to three hits in a 4-zero shutout.  Game two of both those series are today with an 11 o’clock first pitch in Houston and 2pm start in Cleveland.

The National League Divisional series start tonight in Washington and LA

The defending World Series champion Cubs begin their quest to repeat today in Washington with a 4:30 start time against the Nats.  The Diamondbacks are in L-A to take on the Dodgers tonight at 7:30pm.

And in the NFL this weekend

Seattle travels to L-A to take on the first-place Rams Sunday at 1:05.  The game will be broadcast on CBS, so check your local listings.  Earlier in the day,  other NFC West games have the 49ers in Indianapolis to take on the Colts at 10am on FOX while Arizona’s in Philadelphia for a 10am kickoff, also on FOX.


Thanks Eric…

This Coming Sunday, Grace City Church is hosting the 5th Annual Downtown Hoe Down. The funding generated from the event is dedicated to giving back to youths in local Elementary Schools. We spoke with Pastor Kent McMullen about the upcoming event.”

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…

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

The ridge of high pressure we’ve enjoyed the past few days will give way to a strong cold front by this afternoon. Before the front arrives expect to see continued mild autumn temperatures and some sunshine. The front is expected to move across the area late this afternoon and tonight. This will be accompanied by windy conditions and areas of blowing dust across much of the Columbia Basin and Palouse. The wind will likely persist at times through Saturday. We will see wind gusts of 35-35 mph at times tonight and tomorrow. The front will also bring with it a small chance of showers especially near the Cascade Crest and the Canadian border. For us, about a 20% chance of moisture late tonight. Cooler weather will then persist through the weekend before we see a return to mild and dry weather for most of next week.

Fifteen United States Army Reserve Officers Training Corps or ROTC students at Central Washington University took the oath of enlistment yesterday high atop Manastash Ridge near Ellensburg. Take a look. . .


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