NCWLIFE News February 8, 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, You can expect treacherous winter driving conditions on area roadways as a major arctic blast of snow and cold hits the region. An Adams County rancher claims to have shot a wolf chasing his cattle Monday night, and, A bill being considered in the state legislature says a philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from getting vaccinated.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Firefighters rescued a dog from a fire on South Mission and Peachy streets Thursday and were able to contain the blaze before there was significant damage. The response to the fire, which started at 2:49 p.m., did cause lengthy delays for people traveling on Mission Street. Chelan County Fire District One Chief Brian Brett explains what happened. . .

Brett said the cause of the fire is under investigation but it does not appear suspicious.

A word of caution for motorists in North Central Washington this weekend. You can expect treacherous winter driving conditions on area roadways as a major arctic blast of snow and cold hits the region. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair reports. . .

An Adams County rancher claims to have shot a wolf chasing his cattle Monday evening. The Capital Press reports the rancher said the wolf was in a pack of three animals chasing cattle on his property near Lake Sprague.

He said one of his ranch hands shot the adult female wolf after the two other animals turned and ran. He told the Capital Press that a wildlife manager confirmed the kill. The property is located along the Adams and Lincoln County lines where there are no known wolf packs but in an area where wolves are protected as an endangered species.

A philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine under a bill being considered in the State Legislature. 12th District Representative’s Mike Steele and Keith Goehner comment on the bill. . .

 

The bill allows proof of disease immunity or history of disease to substitute for immunization. Otherwise children could not attend school without proof of immunization under House Bill 1638. It was scheduled for a House Health Care Committee public hearing today (Fri).  Representative Steele and Goehner share the comments on that Legislation and more on NCWLIFE’s The 12th District program with host Cary Condotta next Tuesday starting at 8:00 am.

Coming up next, In Part 2 of his report on Wenatchee’s rat problem, NCWLIFE’s Cal FitzSimmons says rats have become a fact of life here, so people need to take action to keep the rodents out of their homes. Wenatchee Rotarians shared some great news at their noon meeting Thursday, and, We will bring you our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

In Part 2 of his report on Wenatchee’s rat problem, NCWLIFE’s Cal FitzSimmons says rats have become a fact of life here, so people need to take action to keep the rodents out of their homes. . .

Wenatchee Rotarians shared some great news at their noon meeting Thursday. The group announced the final tally from its January 26th Building Community Auction to benefit Lincoln Park. . .

The amount raised surpassed the group’s 115-thousand dollar goal.

The proceeds will be used to fund improvements at Lincoln Park including a pump BMX track and second picnic shelter. The money will also fund local college scholarships and community grants provided through Wenatchee Rotary’s Community Outreach Committee. The Community Outreach Committee has already committed to use some of its funding to join with other local Rotary clubs to sponsor Second Harvest food donations this summer and fall.

Time now for our weekly feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLIFE’s Rachel Mandelis introduces us to Sophia the Dog. . .

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

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The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival’s Royalty Selection Pageant is this Saturday. All this week on the NCWLIFE Channel, we’re featuring two candidates per night. NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom has more. . .

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.

Taking a look at the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last night…

The Entiat boys and girls finished off the regular season at home against Moses Lake Christian.  The girls came out on top 64-22.  The boys fell to the Lions 62-53.

The Lady Tigers will have a rematch with Moses Lake Christian Tuesday in the first round of the CWB District Tournament at Ephrata High School at 6 o’clock.

The Entiat boys are also off until Tuesday, when they’ll face Riverside Christian in the first round of districts, also at Ephrata High School.  The schedule says it’s at 6, but I’m sure they’ll change the time frame on that to accommodate fans.

Also on the Les Schwab Scoreboard in men’s college basketball last night…

Brandon Clarke had 20-points, 16-rebounds and five blocks as No. 4 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 92-62.

Robert Franks matched his career-high with 34-points as Washington State stuns Arizona State 91-70.

Matisee Thybulle had 15-points, five blocked shots and five steals to help Washington remain unbeaten in Pac-12 play with a 67-60 win over Arizona.

Today’s winter weather storm has caused some changes to high school sports schedules…

First, the Moses Lake at Wenatchee basketball games for tonight have been moved UP.  The Varsity and JV girls games will be played at 4 o’clock with the boys to follow at 5:45.  We will only be able to bring you the boys game LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel.

The 1A District Tournament scheduled for tomorrow at Eastmont High School has been moved to Wenatchee High on Monday with Okanogan girls playing Chelan at 3.  The Chelan boys play Omak at 4:30.  Cashmere and Omak play the girls championship at 6.  And Okanogan and Cashmere boys play the championship at 8, all at Wenatchee High School on MONDAY.  The tournament will finish WEDNESDAY at Brewster High School.

All regional wrestling tournaments across the state have been cancelled by the WIAA and Mat Classic will expand to 32 wrestler brackets.

The Special Olympics Polar Plunge scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until Saturday, Feb. 23rd.

There was ONE game in prep girls basketball that stayed on the schedule for today…

The Waterville-Mansfield girls begin the 2B District 5/6 tournament at Riverside Christian against the Walla Walla Valley Academy.  That tournament continues tomorrow at Hanford High School.

The Wenatchee Wild are on the road in B.C. for three games this weekend, beginning tonight…

Wenatchee will be at Cowichan Valley at 7.  Then they’ll be at Victoria Saturday at 7 and Coquitlam Sunday at 3.  The Wild enter the weekend in third place in the BCHL’s Interior Division with 60-points.  That’s 5 behind Merritt and 9-points behind first place Penticton.

Thanks Eric. Recapping tonight’s top news stories. . .

Firefighters rescued a dog from a fire on South Mission and Peachy streets Thursday and were able to contain the blaze before there was significant damage. The response to the fire, which started at 2:49 p.m., did cause lengthy delays for people traveling on Mission Street. Chelan County Fire District One Chief Brian Brett said the cause of the fire is under investigation but it does not appear suspicious.

A philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine under a bill being considered in the State Legislature.

The bill allows proof of disease immunity or history of disease to substitute for immunization. Otherwise children could not attend school without proof of immunization under House Bill 1638. It was scheduled for a House Health Care Committee public hearing today (Fri).  Representative Steele and Goehner share the comments on that Legislation and more on NCWLIFE’s The 12th District program with host Cary Condotta next Tuesday starting at 8:00 am.

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 Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with guest-host Eric Granstrom. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us, be safe and have a great weekend.