NCWLIFE Evening News June 23, 2021
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, A 34-year-old Californian hiker who suffered a knee injury had to be rescued early Tuesday morning in the Enchantments./ Gravel spill on Highway 2 in Cashmere blocked both westbound lanes for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, and Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee will receive an airport rescue grant of $ 1.37 million through the federal government.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
In what was originally reported as a structural fire at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Culture Center on Wednesday morning, paper smolders inside a heat press in the building’s basement.
District Fire Department Public Information Officer Kay McKellar said the heat press is used to make posters and similar items. Documents burned inside the press filled a room with smoke just after 8 a.m. McKellar said firefighters removed the 50-pound heat press from the Mission Street building and spent about 30 minutes ventilating the room before turning it over to museum staff.
A 34-year-old Californian hiker who suffered a knee injury had to be rescued early Tuesday morning in the Enchantments.
Jeremy Freeman of Eureka was about half a mile below Colchuck Lake when he called for help Monday shortly after 7 p.m.
A volunteer Chelan County search and rescue team responded on foot and used a litter box to transport Freeman about 3.5 miles to the trailhead, which they reached around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Freeman was transported to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.
A gravel spill on Highway 2 in Cashmere blocked both westbound lanes for about an hour on Tuesday afternoon. Washington State Patroller John Bryant said about 20 meters of gravel was dumped on the highway just after 1 p.m.
Westbound traffic was directed onto the shoulder of the highway during the cleanup. Chelan County Public Works said the gravel spill at mile post 110 was unrelated to the nearby Goodwin Bridge replacement project.
Washington Senator Maria Cantwell on Tuesday announced $ 217 million in grants to Washington airports as part of the government’s COVID-19 stimulus funding. Across the country, more than $ 7 billion is provided to airports that were particularly hard hit when the pandemic closed or most air travel was restricted. Cashmere / Dryden aerial facility will receive $ 22,000; Ephrata Municipal Airport $ 32,000; and Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake $ 32,000. SeaTac, the state’s busiest airport, will receive $ 175 million.
Coming soon, the State Department of Health said it will focus its vaccination efforts more on areas of the state where vax rates remain low. / The Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) will offer a upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday June 26e, and, saying she has ties to ecoterrorism, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse called on President Biden to quash Tracy Stone-Manning’s appointment as head of the Bureau of Land Management. I’m Grant Olson and you watch the NCWLIFE evening news.
Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Washington is heading for a full reopening at the end of the month, Health Secretary Umair Shah said this morning his department would focus more efforts on areas of the state where vaccination rates remain low rather than a statewide percentage target.
The state as a whole makes up 68 percent of the vaccinated population, but Chelan County is at around 55 percent and Douglas County is still below 50 percent. . .
The Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) will be offering an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 26.
The CDHD will administer the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine to anyone 18 years of age and older at the District Health Office at 200 Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee. Pre-registration is not required and walk-in visits are welcome. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov. A similar clinic was held earlier today in Wenatchee at the Chamber of Commerce Job Fair.
Claiming to have ties to ecoterrorism, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse called on President Biden to quash the appointment of Tracy Stone-Manning as head of the Bureau of Land Management.
Since his appointment by Biden, several news sources have reported on a crude letter Stone-Manning sent to federal officials in 1989, warning that spikes had been inserted into trees in an Idaho forest in the United States. goal of stopping a logging project. Nailing trees involves inserting stems into the trunks, which makes them extremely dangerous to cut.
Newhouse said his appointment sends a distressing CITATION signal to rural communities. Former BLM director Bob Abbey, who served under President Obama, said Stone-Manning’s involvement in the tree-hanging incident should disqualify her from her post.
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There are many jobs available in the Wenatchee Valley, as evidenced by a career fair today at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The career fair was sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Wenatchee Town Center Association and attracted employers from a wide variety of fields. We spoke with some of the participants about what they are looking for. . .
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Shed Long, Jr. has two back-to-back home wins for Seattle after the Mariners beat the Rockies 2-1 last night at T-Mobile Parkâ¦
Shed’s long bullet arrived in the 8e inning. We’ll get to that in a minute. First, Seattle broke through Colorado starter Kyle Freeman in the 5e round breaking a goalless tie …
Meanwhile, Chris Flexen continued his impressive season on the mound for Seattle, which lasted until 7e before giving CJ Cron a solo home run …
The game was tied at 1-1 until the home run with Long’s withdrawal at the bottom of the 8e…
Kendall Graveman entered the 9e for his 6e stoppage of the season to give Seattle it’s 5e– direct victory. Manager Scott Servais says the night started with Flexen and ended with Shed Long, Jrâ¦
Seattle and Colorado will turn around and play a daytime game today at 1:10 with Justus Sheffield against GermÃ¡n Marquez.
Take a look at the American League of the West. Zack Greinke pitched 7 and a third innings of a run for Houston in their 3-1 win at Baltimore. Myles Straw was 2-for-4 with a point and 2-RBI to lead the Astros.
Marc Canha, Ramon Laureano and Elvis Andrus each had 3 hits and combinations to lead in 6 of Oakland’s races in a 13-6 loss to Texas.
Entrance to San Francisco Anthony DeSclafani had nine innings in 7 innings in the Giants’ 5-none win over the Angels in Anaheim.
In the West Coast League game, Wenatchee took advantage of 16 walks and three errors to beat Cowlitz 8-5â¦
The sixteen free passes from an opposing pitching staff must be a record. The big inning for Wenatchee came in third when they brought 9 players to plate and scored two of his three runs in the frame on goals on goals.
Andrew Grob (grobe) led the way for Wenatchee at home plate, going 2 for 4 with 2 runs and one RBI. John Newman, Jr. also had two hits, a run and an RBI. Jared Ingman worked a relief heat on the mound to secure the win while striking out three.
The two teams face off again tonight at Story Field in Longview at 6:35 am. Trey Miller will make his first start of the season for the AppleSox. The upstate South Carolina sophomore has pitched two innings so far this summer, allowing no runs on 5 hits with one strikeout.
In other West Coast League matches, Taylor Holder and Noah Williams each scored Yakima Valley’s 10-1 victory at Ridgefield. Owen Wild pitched 4 innings and a scoreless third in relief for the win, striking out 8 along the way.
Julien kodama was 2 for 4 with a homerun to lead Bend over Bellingham at Joe Martin Field 6-2. RJ Gordon pitched 7 2-run innings and 3 hits for the Elks, striking out 6 and walking 2.
Taison Corio broke at 4-4 tied at the top of 9e with a single RBI and Tanner Smith added an insurance RBI as Corvallis dominated Portland 6-4.
Outside the league, Port Angeles won its 3rd– directly against non-league opponents with his 11-5 victory over the Highline Bears.
Justin Folz capped a return of Walla Walla to Borleske stadium with a walk-off, single RBI at the bottom of the 9e as the Sweets outscored Cascade Collegiate 5-4.
Upcoming on the West Coast League schedule tonight you see Wenatchee and Cowlitz at 6:35 am. Still at 6:35 am, it’s Yakima Valley in Ridgefield; Bellingham housing Bend; Cascade Collegiate at Walla Walla; Highline in Port Angeles. And tonight at 7:05 pm it’s Corvallis in Portland.
We mentioned the other day that the high schools in our area were able to adapt three seasons in 15 weeks. They were only able to do this because of the availability of officials. State-wide and nationwide, however, official shortages are becoming a real issue that could lead to future game cancellations.
Cody Preugschat is assignor to the Washington Officials Association. He was at a career fair in Wenatchee today to recruit for the future. He says they’ve barely made it through the season shortened by COVID …
Besides the potential money to be made, Preugschat says there are other benefits as well …
If you would like to learn more about how to become an official, call 509-860-8713 or go online at woa dash officials dot com.
Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a preview of what’s happening tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
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