NCWLIFE Evening News October 26, 2021
Have a good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE evening news. I am Grant Olson. Before we get into what’s in the news, let’s take a look outside our weather window.
And now, some of the stories we follow for you tonight, the latest lawsuit to overturn Governor Jay Inslee’s demands for COVID-19 vaccination has been dismissed in federal court. Further requests to operate short-term rentals in Chelan County are expected to arrive soon and weather permitting, the state plans to complete work on Wednesday on an emergency repair project on Highway 2 between East Wenatchee and Orondo.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Parking attack -A woman from Wenatchee was arrested late last week after allegedly hitting a 74-year-old man on foot with his car in the Walmart parking lot. Police said Kelly D. Gleason, 35, was waiting for another car to leave a parking spot on Friday when the driver of a nearby truck backed up in his vehicle. The driver got out of his truck to talk to Gleason, and when he got back in front of his car, she allegedly tipped the vehicle forward and knocked it to the ground. Gleason was jailed over the weekend and faces a possible charge of ram car assault.
Vaccine combination discarded -The latest lawsuit to overturn Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements has been dismissed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice ruled against the plaintiffs yesterday in Spokane, refusing to grant an injunction that would end the governor’s tenure. Inslee ordered all health workers in Washington and about 800,000 state employees to get vaccinated by Oct. 18 or lose their jobs. Around 1,900 people have resigned or been made redundant since then. It is the latest of 42 legal challenges that have failed to end the vaccine requirement.
STR requests – More requests to operate short-term rentals in Chelan County are expected to arrive soon. As of last week, the county had only received about 40 requests from vacation rental owners to continue operating under the county’s new regulations for the practice. Community Development Director Jim Brown told Chelan County commissioners on Monday that, based on his conversations with these landlords, a flood of new demands is on the horizon. There are approximately 1,300 housing units that have already been used for overnight and weekend rentals in the county.
Delays on Highway 2 – Weather permitting, the state plans to finish work on an emergency repair project on Highway 2 between East Wenatchee and Orondo on Wednesday. The work caused significant traffic slowdowns on the freeway last week, and the state Department of Transportation urged travelers to use Freeway 97A across the Columbia River. Repair work on the failing sections of the wheel rut seal was due to be completed last Friday, but rain delayed work this week.
TO TEASE -Ahead, military medics who deployed last week to help Washington Central Hospital cope with the COVID-19 crisis have been joined by a support team of contractors. / A Wenatchee city councilor has been hired as the new general manager of Pybus Public Market ./ Wenatchee Town Hall may be under construction, but it’s still big enough for recreation, we’ll tell you, and the tip or the foot treatment returns to Wenatchee Avenue this Sunday after an in-car version of the Halloween tradition last year. I’m Grant Olson and you watch the NCWLIFE evening news.
Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Confluence entrepreneurs -Military medics who deployed last week to help Washington Central Hospital deal with the COVID-19 crisis have been joined by a support team of contractors. Confluence Health says that in addition to four doctors, 14 nurses and two respiratory therapists dispatched by the US military, a second team from military contractor ACI Federal arrived on Saturday to provide personnel support. Confluence Health and other hospital systems suffered from staff shortages and grueling hours during the pandemic. Currently, he is caring for 44 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Wenatchee, including 15 in intensive care.
New Pybus GM -A municipal councilor from Wenatchee has been hired as the new general manager of the Pybus public market. Travis Hornby will replace Lesley Freytag, who is retiring after leading Pybus for the past two and a half years. In addition to serving on city council, Hornby owns and operates Blue Palm Frozen Yogurt in Moses Lake. Hornby, who will also be director of the Pybus Foundation, will work alongside Freytag from November 15 until his departure at the end of the year.
Town hall play area -Wenatchee Town Hall may be under construction, but it is still large enough for recreation. The town of Wenatchee is hosting an indoor playground for local children aged 4 and under, starting November 8. The playing hours on the second floor of the building are set from Monday to Thursday until mid-March. Interested parents can pre-register at the phone number or email address displayed on your screen. Masks will be mandatory for adults and older children. The cost varies between $ 2 and $ 2.50.
Haglund interview -The trick or the foot treatment returns to Wenatchee Avenue this Sunday after a drive-in version of the Halloween lore last year. The director of the downtown association, Linda Haglund, told Dan Kuntz of Wake Up Wenatchee Valley today that three blocks from the avenue will be closed for the outdoor tour or treatment. . .
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School board debates 2 -Over the past year, NCW Young Voters has hosted online forums, led by teen moderators, where local candidates discuss key issues. NCWLIFE is showcasing segments of their Wenatchee Valley School Board Race Forums throughout this week. Tonight we move on to the race for position 3 in the Eastmont School District, with starter Annette Eggers and challenger Jason Heinz. . .
TO TEASE –And that’s a preview of your local, upcoming weather forecast, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after that.
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A kicker just signed with New Orleans a week ago, playing in his very first NFL game, kicked the winning basket with less than 2 minutes to go as the Saints knocked out the Seahawks 13-10 on Monday evening…
Seattle quarterback Geno Smith was sacked twice in the Seahawk’s last chance. The loss was Seattle’s third in a row. It’s the first time since 2011 that the Seahawks have lost three straight losses and coach Pete Carroll says it’s about finishing and being smart…
Smith connected with DK Metcalf on an 84-yard first-quarter strike to give Seattle an early lead. The Saints took a 10-7 lead in the half as Jameis Winston hit Alvin Kamara on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds left in the second.
The Seahawks 2-and-5 will look to return to the winning track on Sunday when they host 1-and-5 Jacksonville at Lumen Field.
The Seattle Kraken is back on the ice tonight …
After losing its home opener over the weekend to Vancouver, Seattle will be looking for its second win of its inaugural NHL season against Montreal. The Kraken and the Canadiens have just one win this season. The puck will drop at 7 a.m. on ROOT Sports Northwest.
The Wenatchee Wild are out until Friday to play in the BC Hockey League…
That’s when they’ll be in Salmon Arm to face the Silverbacks at 7 a.m. The Wild are winless in four games so far this season. The Wild’s radio “voice” Sean Zears says they’re close but not quite there so far…
After the Salmon Arm game on Friday, Wenatchee is playing Trail on Saturday. Their first home games at the Town Toyota Center will be on November 11-12.
Be sure to tune in later here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley for our full conversation with Sean Zears here on the NCWLIFE channel.
There were three volleyball games in north central Washington on Monday …
As we open the Les Schwab scoreboard we see that Ephrata edged Selah 3 sets to 2. Pateros knocked down Wilson Creek 3-1. And Waterville-Mansfield took five sets to defeat Entiat 3-2.
Coming up tonight, Chelan is heading to Quincy. Omak welcomes Waterville-Mansfield. Brewster visits Roosevelt Lake and Okanogan greets Manson. All of these matches start at 6.30am. At 7, it’s Eastmont in West Valley; Wenatchee at Moses Lake; and Ephrata hosts Prosser.
We will have women’s football on TV tonight …
The Cashmere Bulldogs host the Cascade Kodiaks at Cashmere Soccer Field. Sebastian Moraga and John Springer will have the call here on NCWLIFE. The game starts at 6 a.m. but we will have delayed it a bit after our news at 6.30 a.m.
The rest of the planned warm-up football begins at 4:30 p.m. with Liberty Bell hosting Lake Roosevelt and Brewster heading to Omak. Chelan starts at Quincy at 6 a.m. There are two big games in the Valley with the Big-9 standings on the line as Eastmont hosts West Valley and Wenatchee entertains Moses Lake at 7 a.m.
And while we talk about the schedule, let’s take a look at our schedule here on the NCWLIFE channel …
After soccer tonight, we’ll have volleyball on Thursday as the Wenatchee Panthers host the Davis Pirates. Eric Granstrom will have the call with the pre-match from 6:45 am.
Then on Friday, Eric and Grant will be at Wildcat Stadium to bring us Eastmont and Davis into Big-9 football. Pre-game Friday starts at 6:30 a.m. right here on your LOCAL TV channel, NCWLIFE.
Finally, the Fall Baseball Classic kicks off tonight with the first game of the World Series at Minute Maid Park…
This is where the Houston Astros will host the Atlanta Braves at 5:09 am on FOX. Framber Valdez will take the ball for Houston while Charlie Morton goes for the Braves.
Game 2 takes place tomorrow in Houston before the series moves to Atlanta on Friday.
Now, let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a sneak peek of what’s happening tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
-And that will do it for our newscast tonight. To learn more about these and other stories from North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or on our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see any news happening, we would love to hear from you. You can email us at [email protected], or call us at 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thank you for joining us and good evening.