NCWLIFE Evening News September 22

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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:

 

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight —a vehicle fire slows traffic on Blewett Pass yesterday, a labor strike at a Quincy farm ends, and more tips on how to prepare your yard for winter. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

A Wenatchee woman was injured yesterday afternoon after she was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot off North Wenatchee Avenue. . .

 

Sgt. Nathan Haun with the Wenatchee Police Department says 75-year old Juanita Hampton was attempting to walk across the Circle K store parking lot around 1 pm when she was accidentally hit by a driver who was exiting the parking lot onto the Street. Sgt. Haun identified the driver as 40-year old Samuel Reeves of Chelan. The woman was transported to Central Washington Hospital with what police described as a minor head injury.  

No word yet on the cause of a garage fire this morning in Wenatchee.

 

Chelan County Fire District 1 responded to the fire just before 8:00 at 401 Pearl Street. Fire officials say the fire started in the garage and smoke filled the house but fortunately, it had not yet ignited anything inside the residence. A woman was the one in the home at the time of the fire and she had already evacuated the residence by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. The woman was taken to Central Washington Hospital as a precaution and a resident cat was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.

 

A vehicle fire on Blewett Pass late yesterday afternoon slowed traffic for several hours. WSP Trooper Brian Moore shared these pictures of the semi-tractor trailer that caught fire sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air.

 

The State Patrol did not issue a report so details of the cause are not available.

Last night at Rocky Reach Dam, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services hosted a naturalization ceremony. Led by Norma Gallegos and Keith Brown, North Central Washington’s Immigration services have now hosted over 50 naturalization Ceremonies in the past 7 years. . .

Coming up, Our Valley Our Future releases their housing survey, a state senator announces his run for Reichert’s Congressional seat, the Master Gardener’s host their final class tonight and Bath and Body Works opens at Wenatchee Valley Mall. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

Housing in the Wenatchee Valley is scarce and it’s costly. At last night’s Wenatchee city council meeting, council members heard a brief report on an area housing survey conducted by the local advocacy group, Our Valley Our Future. Our Valley received over 17-hundred responses to its 35-question housing survey.

 

In the survey, 46-percent of respondents said they are spending over 30-percent of their income on housing with 23-percent spending more than 40-percent of their household income on either rent or mortgage. Also in the survey, 45-percent of respondents said they would be willing to help finance new roads and utilities so more land could be opened up for housing while 23-percent of those surveyed said they would not. Among renters in the survey, 46-percent said they are paying more than they can afford and added that the biggest housing challenge in the Wenatchee Valley is an inadequate supply of quality, reasonably priced homes and apartments. 

Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi has announced he’ll run for Congress in the 8th District to replace Dave Reichert, who is retiring. Rossi made the announcement during the Washington State Republican party’s annual dinner Thursday.

 

Rossi, who was a state senator from 1997 through 2003, was appointed last year to fill a state Senate vacancy left by Sen. Andy Hill when he died of lung cancer. The 8th District includes the eastern portion of King and Pierce Counties, Chelan and a part of Douglas County. Six Democrats have also announced plans to file for the seat. They are Issaquah Councilmember Tola Marts, pediatrician Kim Schrier, former King County deputy prosecutor Jason Rittereiser, Amazon software developer Toby Whitney, and business owner Mona Das.

Tonight at 6:30, area residents are invited to the Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s 4th and final class in their four-part gardening series. Master Gardener Bonnie Orr tells us more about tonight’s event. . .

 

On last night’s NCWLife News Orr talked about how to prepare your grass and lawn for winter, tonight she tells us how to put our vegetable gardens to bed for the season. . .

 

Once again, the final Master Gardeners class for the season is tonight at 6:30 at the Community Education Garden located at 1100 North Western Avenue in Wenatchee.

 

Wenatchee Valley Mall welcomed its newest retail tenant today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The new Bath & Body Works store opens with the addition of White Barn 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 night…we had a HUGE UPSET

 

Soccer
Eastmont went on the road and handed West Valley its first Columbia Basin Big Nine league loss in three years with a 4-2 victory.  Scoring for the Wildcats were Shayanne Chang; Elly Goulet; Maddy Chandler; and Maria Mendoza.

Also last night…
Cashmere 10, Omak 0
Cascade 4, Okanogan 0
Brewster 4, Manson 0
Wenatchee 8, Sunnyside 0

Turning our attention to volleyball…

 

Wenatchee shut down Sunnyside 3-0; Omak edged Cashmere 3-2; Cascade took care of Okanogan 3-0; and at Eastmont…the Wildcats were scrappy against league powerhouse West Valley, but couldn’t find an answer for the Ram’s 6-foot-5 junior Shea Rubright (ROOB-right).  Eric Granstrom welcomed Clete Wise to the broadcast last night on the NCWLIFE Channel:

 

That game will be broadcast a week from tomorrow at 2 o’clock on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Here’s what we have on the Prep Football Schedule for tonight…

 

Moses Lake (1-2) at Eastmont (1-2), 7pm LIVE on the NCWLIFE with Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom
Sunnyside (3-0) at Wenatchee (1-2), 7pm
Cascade (2-1) at Sultan (1-2), 7pm
Granger (3-0) at Chelan (1-2), 7pm
Entiat (2-1) at Sunnyside Christian (3-0), 7pm
Tonasket (2-1) at Waterville-Mansfield (0-3), 7pm
Bridgeport (1-2) at Manson (3-0), 7pm

Saturday
Graham (Chilliwack, B.C./2-0) at Cashmere (1-2), 1pm

Also on Saturday…

 

Soccer
Cascade at Eastmont, 1pm (should be a good game!!!)

Volleyball
Bridgeport at Waterville-Mansfield, 1pm
Wenatchee at Central Valley, 2:30pm

Cross Country
Wenatchee is hosting several teams at Walla Walla Point Park, 11am (makeup for smoke earlier???)

Girls Swimming & Diving
Wenatchee & Eastmont are at the King County Aquatic Center for the Mukilteo Invite, 9am

Speaking of Saturday, it’s the season finale at WVSO tomorrow night…

 

The Northwest Super Late Model Series will feature its season-ending Neal Newberry 125.  And there’s the Pro Late Model Challenge; Thunder-Hobby Stock Challenge; and Bandeleros.  Gates open at 5 and racing starts at 6.

The Wenatchee Wild are in Chilliwack for the weekend north of the border…

 

It’s the Bauer BCHL Showcase.  Every team in the BCHL is playing in front of college and pro scouts with the games counting towards their season standings.  Wenatchee will face Nanaimo Saturday at 1pm (hopefully Nanaimo bars all around) and then take on Langley Sunday at 10am.  Wenatchee will return to the Town Toyota Center September 29th to face Cowichan Valley.

On the College Football gridiron Saturday…

 

Nevada at Washington, 3pm on the Pac-12 Network
Central Washington at Dixie State (Utah), 5pm
Eastern Washington at Montana, 5pm on ROOT Sports
Washington at Colorado, 7pm on FS-1

Robinson Cano hit his 500th career home run but it wasn’t enough as the Mariners lost for the 6th straight time last night 4-2 to Texas…

 

Cole Hammels was masterful, going 8-innings, allowing just one run on a Nelson Cruz homer and two other hits with eight strikeouts as Texas swept Seattle.  The Mariners host the red-hot Cleveland Indians tonight at 7:10.

The loss continued Seattle’s slide in the Wild Card race…

 

Seattle’s now 5-games back of Minnesota after the Twins beat Detroit 12-1.  Texas is now tied with the Angels at 2-and-a-half games back after Los Angeles fell to Cleveland last night 4-1.  Kansas City kept pace with a 1-nothing shutout of Toronto.

Finally, taking a look at the NFC West…

 

It was actually a pretty entertaining game last night as the Rams held off a furious second half comeback by the 49ers to win 41-39.
Seattle is at Tennessee Sunday at 1:05 on FOX
The Arizona Cardinals host Dallas on Monday Night Football on ESPN Monday at 5:30.

 

Thanks Eric…

In his continuing series called, “My Favorite Places”, former Washington State Secretary of State Ralph Munro tonight chronicles the building of what some consider to be the eighth wonder of the world, the Grand Coulee Dam. . .

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…

A Wenatchee woman was injured yesterday afternoon after she was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot off North Wenatchee Avenue. . .

 

Sgt. Nathan Haun with the Wenatchee Police Department says 75-year old Juanita Hampton was attempting to walk across the Circle K store parking lot around 1 pm when she was accidentally hit by a driver who was exiting the parking lot onto the Street. Sgt. Haun identified the driver as 40-year old Samuel Reeves of Chelan. The woman was transported to Central Washington Hospital with what police described as a minor head injury.

No word yet on the cause of a garage fire this morning in Wenatchee.

 

Chelan County Fire District 1 responded to the fire just before 8:00 at 401 Pearl Street. Fire officials say the fire started in the garage and smoke filled the house but fortunately, it had not yet ignited anything inside the residence. A woman was the one in the home at the time of the fire and she had already evacuated the residence by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. The woman was taken to Central Washington Hospital as a precaution and a resident cat was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.

A vehicle fire on Blewett Pass late yesterday afternoon slowed traffic for several hours. WSP Trooper Brian Moore shared these pictures of the semi-tractor trailer that caught fire sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air.

 

The State Patrol did not issue a report so details of the cause are not available.

Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi has announced he’ll run for Congress in the 8th District to replace Dave Reichert, who is retiring. Rossi made the announcement during the Washington State Republican party’s annual dinner Thursday.

 

Rossi, who was a state senator from 1997 through 2003, was appointed last year to fill a state Senate vacancy left by Sen. Andy Hill when he died of lung cancer. The 8th District includes the eastern portion of King and Pierce Counties, Chelan and a part of Douglas County.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

Tonight through Saturday night, we will see the Pacific ridge of high pressure begin to build. At this point, the ridge is not very well amplified and at times will allow some mid to high-level clouds to move through. By Sunday and into Monday the upper level ridge will begin to build rapidly which will decrease cloud cover by Monday night and begin to warm us up. Each day from now until Thursday, we will see successive warming and light winds and by the end of next week we should see temperatures in the mid-70s to even lower-80s, which is about 3 to 6 degrees warmer than normal. We could also see some of our area fires perk up next week but with cool and relatively humid overnights, not much fire spread is expected.

Our kicker video today comes from Colorado but could have easily happened here in the Colockum.  Chris Burandt and his buddy Clay Hill of Hill Guides & Outfitters were archery hunting for elk when they had a close encounter…

          

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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 weekend.