NCWLIFE Evening News September 26, 2019

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top news 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 Burien man who injured three people in a jet ski accident on Lake Chelan must serve six months in jail. In another sign that summer has ended, burn bans will be lifted in Chelan and Douglas counties next week, and, Standard Paint and Flooring is relocating its downtown Wenatchee store to a new location north of town.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
Police will provide extra security at Quincy High School after arresting two students Wednesday over an alleged threat on social media. Both were expelled and the case is under investigation. Assistant superintendent Nik Bergman said students can expect to see additional police presence at the high school for the next several days, but the threats do not appear to be credible.
A Burien man who injured three people in a jet ski accident on Lake Chelan must serve six months in jail. Lorenzo Alejandro Lopez admitted he’d been drinking when he steered his watercraft into a friend’s jet ski on June 14th, injuring himself, the other adult, and two children who’d been riding as passengers. While awaiting his sentencing Friday, Lopez twice violated a Chelan County court’s order against drinking alcohol. He’ll now have to spend 12 months in an alcohol treatment program once he’s released from jail. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors withdrew charges of boating under the influence.
In another sign that summer has ended, burn bans will be lifted in Chelan and Douglas counties next week. As of October 1st, unless there are inversion conditions, county residents can begin burning their yard debris. Douglas County Fire Marshal Kurt Blanchard said there are different rules for burning in cities and urban growth areas, so people should check with their fire district or the state Department of Ecology before burning.
Standard Paint and Flooring is relocating its downtown Wenatchee store to a new location north of town. The retailer is in the process of refurbishing the building at Olds Station next to Big Lots and Gateway Cinema formerly occupied by Food Pavilion. Standard Paint and Flooring will occupy half of the building with the other half to be leased out to another yet to be named business, according to company officials. The existing store and showroom, located at the corner of South Mission and Yakima Street, is targeted for demolition to make way for the development of a new multi-story housing complex. The Wenatchee City Council recently approved an agreement with Weidner Apartments to develop the housing development on land situated on Mission Street between Kittitas and Yakima Streets. The property includes the paint store and a city-owned parking lot.

Coming up next, We will talk to the winners from yesterday’s GWATA Innovator Awards Luncheon. National Public Lands Days is Saturday, with the National Forest Service offering free access and parking at its recreation sites, and, earlier this month, volunteers from two organizations came together to help build trails more ADA-accessible at Tierra Learning Center in Leavenworth. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.


NCWLIFE had a chance to check in with some of the winners at the 2019 Innovator Awards Luncheon on Wednesday. The annual GWATA-sponsored event was held at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

National Public Lands Days is Saturday, with the National Forest Service offering free access and parking at its recreation sites. You’ll still need to pay for camping and other services, however. The free day includes all national forests and monuments in the country, including the Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. It’s also a day when hundreds of thousands of volunteers take part in projects to enhance the national forest experience. You can contact your local ranger district to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

On September 14th volunteers from two organizations came together to help build trails more ADA-accessible at Tierra Learning Center in Leavenworth. NCWLIFE’s Kaitlin Hetterscheidt has more.

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Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Sprinkles the cat.

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.


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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). Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.