NCWLIFE Evening News September 20


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:


And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight — we’ll have an update on the Uno Peak Fire near Manson, we’ll have several ground-breakings to report in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Chelan. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Two adult male moose were seen this morning wandering around Wenatchee streets and neighborhoods.  Sgt Mark Huson with the Wenatchee Police Department cautioned residents to give them their space . . .


Sgt Huson says one of the moose became aggressive earlier this morning when a group of people cornered it and it charged them. No one was hurt. Officers with Washington State Fish and Wildlife are tracking the moose’ movements and efforting to steer them out of town.

Cooler and wetter weather is helping containment efforts on several wildfires in Washington State. Reports of rain and even snow at the higher elevations of the Cascades has calmed down the intensity of the Uno Peak Fire which is now at 20 percent containment.


Crews continue work on strengthening lines along Coyote Ridge and Nelson Butte in the Sawtooth Wilderness.


Meanwhile, Excess equipment was demobilized as fire line repair and road work was completed. Fire management has transitioned back to the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forest. The fire started August 30th from an unknown cause about 15 miles NW of Manson. Its burning over 87-hundred acres. No homes were damaged.


Meanwhile, the 129-thousand acre Diamond Creek fire near Mazama has had minimal fire spread because of the cool, wet weather. On Monday, areas on the east and west side of the Pasayten Wilderness that were closed due to the fire have reopened. Evacuation levels

The bear named Cinder, was found badly burned in the back yard of a home in the Methow Valley. Washington State Fish and Wildlife officers transferred the 1 and a half year old bruin to a Lake Tahow Rehab facility where she was nursed back to health.


She was released back into the wild in 2015. WSFW Bear specialist, Rich Beausoleil reported she turns five years old in January.

Our Valley, Our Future’s “Where Will We Live?” Housing Forum is tonight at at Pybus Market. The group will be releasing the results of a regional housing survey and  lead a brainstorming session with forum attendees on ways to improve housing choices in the Wenatchee Valley. Group member, Steve Maher says tonight’s input will be used to make recommendations to policy makers and community leaders.


Tonight’s program starts at 6 pm at the Pybus Market Events Center.

Coming up, we’ll have several ground-breakings to report in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Chelan and Wenatchee hosts its very first Young Professionals week. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

Downtown Chelan will see a significant face-lift next spring with two projects targeting the Woodin Avenue Bridge area near Campbell’s. The Historic Downtown Chelan Association has reached their fundraising goal for their Woodin Avenue Landing project. The project was scheduled to break ground on September 5th, but Executive Director Jessie Simmons said the project is now slated for early spring…


The city of Chelan is moving forward with its plans to one-way the old bridge, possibly falling on the same timeline…

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites is on it’s way! Ground breaking is set for next week on the new East Wenatchee Hotel. When completed the hotel will be 5 stories tall housing 99 rooms, 30% of which will be suites; making it the tallest building in East Wenatchee. Estimated completion date is set for September 2018. Cashmere Valley Bank was the project lender.



Friday’s ground breaking ceremony starts at 2 pm at 201 Valley Mall Parkway behind The China Buffet Express.


Here’s our drone shot of Wenatchee Valley College’s new Jack and Edna Maguire Student Recreation Center which opens this week. The new 17-thousand square foot building contains two basketball courts with space for volleyball, badminton and indoor tennis. Funding for the 6.2 million dollar project was through student fees. The name of the building is in honor of Jack and Edna Maquire, longtime WVC supporters. Friday’s official opening follows a formal ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 2 pm.

The Wenatchee Downtown Association will host the first ever Young Professionals week next week. It’s a week-long series of events throughout downtown Wenatchee geared toward the young working professional.


The kickoff event is Monday at noon at the Performing Arts Center. For the full schedule visit the Wenatchee Downtown Association Facebook page.   

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.



Thanks Eric…

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 story…


And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.


Tonight through Thursday, a cold upper level will keep our weather cool and showery. A deep trough of low pressure is moving down the West coast and expanding. By tomorrow, it pivots into north Idaho, allowing a moist northeast flow to spill down from British Columbia. We can expect more cloud cover and spotty showers to increase from northwest to southeast through Thursday. Winds will also increase out of the north by Thursday afternoon as cool temperatures persist. Most of the moisture tomorrow though will stay south of our area but we could see some scattered shower activity. The upper level low will slowly move through the region through Friday as high pressure begins to nose into the region from the west. Temperatures will remain below normal for Friday and slightly below normal on Saturday but will begin to warm a few degrees each day. By Sunday and into next week that area of high pressure will bring us close to normal high temperatures, mostly sunny skies and light wind.

As we leave you tonight, check out this unbelievable video of the planet Jupiter shot by the NASA probe Juno. . .


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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  And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.