Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. Grant Olson is away tonight; I’m Jefferson Robbins. We’ve got a lot of news for you tonight, but before we get to that, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:
Earlier today, the Wenatchee Valley got one of those little treats that happen when showers and sunshine meet. This rainbow popped up around lunchtime, visible from our LocalTel SkyFi cross-cam, looking north up the Columbia River. Today wound up being the driest weather we’re likely to have, at least into the first part of next week. Otherwise, the key word for your weekend is moisture. Dan Kuntz will be along a little bit later with the complete weather picture.
And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight:
But first, our top story tonight. . . It’s a 120-day jail sentence for the pilot of a rented jetski who injured his passenger in a crash on Lake Chelan. Filming commences in Leavenworth on an Amazon Studios indie film starring some familiar faces. And Chelan County PUD’s departing leader gets a career award for his work in the public power industry.
South Wenatchee shooting – A gunfire incident in South Wenatchee landed a man in jail Wednesday evening. The shooting, in the 200 block of Boodry Street, was reported at about 6:30 p.m. A witness told deputies that a man had pointed a gun at another man and fired. The shot missed and the man escaped to safety. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses helped identify the suspect, and the Regional SWAT team was then activated. 26-year-old Jesus Garibay was arrested at his home and booked into the Chelan County Jail on a first-degree assault charge. Deputies say they found a pistol and three magazines that matched the caliber of ammunition used in the shooting incident.
Drunk jetski sentence – A Kent man who seriously injured his passenger in a Lake Chelan jet ski accident last spring was sentenced this week to 120 days in jail. 36-year-old Jordan Sebastian Allen has already spent 160 days awaiting trial in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center since his May 26th arrest. Allen pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a watercraft under the influence. His 42-year-old passenger was hospitalized when Allen’s jetski collided with a pontoon boat, suffering broken ribs, a broken hip, and ruptures to her spleen and lung. Allen must also spend two years on probation and pay a $350 fine once he’s released.
Leavenworth movie – Cameras were rolling this week in Leavenworth for the Amazon Studios movie “Somebody I Used To Know,” starring Alison Brie. Locals hired as extras spent Thursday learning a Maypole dance and setting up for a key scene in the film, about a young woman returning for a fateful visit to her hometown. Brie, most famous for such TV shows as Glow, Community, and Mad Men, also co-wrote the screenplay with her husband, Dave Franco, who directs. Filming at various locations around the Bavarian Village is due to wrap up today. The movie should be available on the Amazon streaming service in 2022.
Kittitas search — Sheriffs and rescue agencies of two counties are now searching for a Seattle fire chief believed lost during a hunting trip east of the Cascades. Deputy Fire Chief Jay Schreckengost went missing Tuesday in the Cliffdell area of Kittitas County, not far from the Yakima County line. Rescuers began a search after his family notified authorities he hadn’t returned to his cabin as expected. His pickup truck was located on Wednesday, and teams of ground searchers, dog handlers, and drone operators fanned out from there. As of today the search continues. Poor mountain weather could hamper rescue efforts if they continue into this weekend.
TEASE -Coming up next: We’ll talk with organizers of the annual Festival of Trees. That long-running fundraising event is coming out of the clouds after the COVID pandemic. Also, the Chelan County PUD’s longtime leader gets some recognition for his career in public power. I’m Jefferson Robbins and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Stay with us.
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Fish Wildlife meetings – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding a series of virtual open house meetings this month, with department Director Kelly Susewind. The meeting for the North Central regions, which includes Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties, is set for November 30th. Regional Director Brock Hoenes (HAY-nuss) is set to host the online Zoom gathering, from 6 to 7 p.m. that night. The two leaders will provide local updates about department activities and conservation and invite participants to ask questions.
Festival of trees– After a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the live version of Festival of Trees returns to the Numerica Performing Arts Center this month. Allie Jordan, chair of the festival, and PAC Director J. Woody Lotts talk about what the festival means to the community and what to expect this year.
Steve Wright award – Steve Wright, the outgoing general manager of the Chelan County PUD, received a lifetime achievement award this week as a champion of energy efficiency. Wright’s award from the Alliance To Save Energy recognizes his work on efficiency at the PUD, where he’s led since 2013, and the Bonneville Power Administration, which he headed for 12 years. The Alliance’s Charles H. Percy Award recognizes Wright’s efforts at energy efficiency over his 40-year career. He’ll retire from the Chelan County utility at the end of this year.
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City hall tour-On Thursday, City of Wenatchee Facilities Manager Elisa Schafer led city council members and the public on a tour of the $12 million renovation project for the new City Hall. The city is remodeling a large portion of the former federal building which was built in 1973. Mayor Frank Kuntz said the project is close to being on budget.
And now with a look at your weather forecast for this coming weekend and beyond, here’s NCWLIFE’s Dan Kuntz.
TEASE – 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.
NCWLIFE Channel Sports
The Seattle Kraken got back on the winning track last night at Climate Pledge Arena with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres…
Jordan Eberle scored Seattle’s first hat trick in franchise history as to help the Kraken erase an early 2-1 deficit…
Next up for the Kraken will be a date in the desert Saturday in Arizona at 7 o’clock on ROOT Sports Northwest.
The Wenatchee Wild hope to get their first win in BCHL play tonight in Vernon…
It’s the first of two games between the Wild and Vipers at Kal Tire Palace. The puck drops at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow and you can hear the games locally on 560 KPQ or 1340 The Hawk with Sean Zears on the call.
Eastmont took care of business on the road last night in order to reach the State playoffs by downing West Valley 48-to-14…
The Wildcats scored on a halfback option, 40-yard touchdown pass from Ivan Carona to Brooks Trovato to start the game. Nathan Chang blocked a punt and set up Carona for a 1-yard touchdown run to put Eastmont up 14-nothing.
The Rams came back to tie it in the second quarter, but the Wildcats answered with Nathan Chang’s 10-yard fumble return touchdown and Hunter Moore’s 35-yard pic-six. Eastmont earns the #2 seed from the Big-9 into the State Tournament and will learn its seeding on Sunday.
In other Big-9 play, Sunnyside topped Davis 21-7.
We’ll be at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl for Wenatchee’s senior night tonight as the Panthers host Moses Lake. Coach Scott Devereaux says his team is in remarkably good spirits despite a 1-and-6 record…
The Panthers have struggled after a season-opening win over Mount Baker. The Chiefs, meanwhile, have claimed their fourth Big-9 title in the past six seasons, surprising many except coach Devereaux…
Be sure to tune in for more of Eric’s conversation with coach Devereaux and his talk with senior backup quarterback Connor Dooley. It all starts at 6:30 tonight during our pregame. Eric will also be joined on tonight’s broadcast by former longtime high school and college official Paul Collard.
Opening up the Les Schwab Scoreboard for the CWAC last night…
Ephrata crushed North Central 52-8. Pullman polished off East Valley of Yakima 28-6. Prosser took double-overtime to beat Selah 32-26. Ellensburg plays at Grandview tonight.
Coming up tonight for the B’s, Brewster hosts Liberty (Spangle) at 6. Soap Lake travels to Bridgeport, also at 6.
Tomorrow, Okanogan hosts Northwest Christian at 1. Manson plays at Lind-Ritzville at 1. Waterville-Mansfield hosts Entiat tomorrow night at 6 o’clock.
The 1-A schools from District 6 and 7 meet in crossover games starting tonight. Omak hosts Newport at 6. Then at 7, it’s Cashmere at Lakeside, Nine Mile Falls; Freeman visits Cascade; and Riverside hosts Chelan. Quincy welcomes Deer Park tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock.
While we’re on the topic of Saturday football…
On the college gridiron tomorrow, Central Washington plays at Western New Mexico at Noon. Eastern Washington hosts Montana State at 1. The Huskies are home against No. 4 Oregon on ABC at 4:30. Washington State has a bye.
Eastmont and Wenatchee lost heartbreakers in district soccer last night…
West Valley scored with a minute left in the second overtime to claim the District 6 4-A Championship from Eastmont by a final of 2-to-1. The Wildcats return home Saturday for a last chance at State when they’ll host Moses Lake.
The Chiefs overcame a 2-nil first-half deficit to beat Wenatchee in a shootout 4-3. Eric Granstrom was at the game with camera in hand to capture the excitement…
So it will be Eastmont and Moses Lake Saturday at 1 o’clock at Wildcat Stadium for a final shot at State.
In other play Thursday, Brewster edged Liberty Bell 2-1 to take 3rd in the District 6 1B/2B Tournament. Coming up tomorrow, Okanogan faces Tonasket for the District Championship in the Apple Bowl at 3 o’clock.
Cashmere and Cascade have dates tomorrow to try to reach the State 1A soccer tournament. The Bulldogs will host Lakeside, Nine Mile Falls at 1 o’clock at Cashmere’s Soccer Field. Cascade travels to Freeman to take on the Scotties at 1 o’clock.
District volleyball tournaments are hitting the home stretch this weekend…
In the District 6, 1-B Tournament last night, Pateros topped Wilson Creek 3-0 while Waterville-Mansfield swept Entiat 3-0 to reach the finals. The Nannies and Shockers will face off in Waterville tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock for the District Title. Wilson Creek will face Entiat in a loser-out game at 1. The loser of Pateros and Waterville-Mansfield play the winner of Wilson Creek and Entiat for a last chance at State at 3 o’clock.
The District 6 2-B volleyball tournament continues tomorrow at Chelan High School. Manson faces Okanogan for the district title at 4 o’clock. Brewster takes on Lake Roosevelt in a loser-out game at 5:30. Then at 7, it’s the loser of Okanogan and Manson facing the winner of Brewster and Lake Roosevelt for a last chance at State.
Cashmere and Chelan will try to punch their tickets to the State 1A volleyball tournament tomorrow. Chelan plays host to Colville at 1 o’clock. Cashmere is on the road at Lakeside, Nine Miles Falls, also at 1 o’clock.
We will be at Wenatchee High School tomorrow for the District 6 4-A Championship…
Regular season league champion Wenatchee hosts Eastmont for the title at Noon. Eric Granstrom will have our pregame at 11:45 tomorrow.
At the same time in Wenatchee’s small gym, West Valley faces Sunnyside in a loser-out game. We’ll also air the 2 o’clock match between the Eastmont/Wenatchee loser against the Sunnyside/West Valley winner.
And, not to be left out, the cross country State Championships are tomorrow in the Tri-Cities…
Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco is the scene for the boys and girls championships with the first wave of runners starting at 10 o’clock.
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 [email protected], or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Jefferson Robbins, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.