NCWLIFE Evening News May 18, 2021
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And now, here are some of the stories we are following for you tonight, One of NCW’s most vital agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen victim to two cyberattacks. / Eastmont School District has decided not to be vaccinated. and unvaccinated seating sections at school events, and Wenatchee Valley College says it will continue with distance education during the fall semester.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office suspended its search over the weekend to find a man from Wenatchee who went missing last week near the Mission Ridge ski and snowboard resort.
Pedro Brito, who his family says suffers from a head injury, was last seen on May 9 in the Mission Ridge parking lot, where his car was found.
Captain Jason Reinfeld of the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said the Chelan County Search and Rescue Service went to great lengths to locate Brito last week, including ground searchers, K9s, a helicopter, a drone with thermal imaging and detectives following all leads.
He said the department continued to follow any advice it received about Brito and that detectives continued to investigate. Anyone with information on the missing man is asked to call RiverCom’s non-urgent number at 663-9911. His family are advising people to warn the authorities and not to approach Brito if they see him.
One of NCW’s most vital agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic has suffered two cyberattacks. Chelan-Douglas health district administrator Luke Davies told the two county health board yesterday that the attacks took place last week. So far, they haven’t resulted in any data loss, but Davies said the district will likely need to review their IT security. . .
The Eastmont School District has decided not to have vaccinated and unvaccinated seating sections at school events.
Superintendent Garn Christensen said in a letter Monday that after exposing the state’s COVID-19 guidelines to do so last week, it created QUOTE, a lot of excitement and concern, UNQUOTE.
Instead of separating people based on their immunization status, Christensen said the district would trust participants to choose for themselves where they prefer to sit while respecting people who prefer a social distance of 1, 80 meter. He added that the capacity for graduation and other events will be limited to comply with state guidelines.
With public schools and colleges targeting all in-person classes next fall, Wenatchee Valley College says it will maintain distance and online education for most of its classes. Classes that involve face-to-face contact will adhere to recommended health and safety measures, such as masking. WVC will not require vaccination of students or employees when the fall term resumes. However, vaccines will be encouraged. Most of the classroom work at WVC has been done remotely since the Winter 2020 term.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that former Grant County Sheriff Felix Ramon passed away on Sunday./ A former shelter consultant with one of America’s largest animal rescue groups will lead now the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society./ The first wild fishermen to be born in the North Cascades in more than half a century have been discovered in western Chelan County and, according to the State Liquor Board, the settlements can serve alcohol as a reward for COVID vaccination. I’m Grant Olson and you watch the NCWLIFE evening news.
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The Grant County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that former Grant County Sheriff Felix Ramon died on Sunday.
Ramon was sheriff from 1983 to 1989 and was also a longtime member of the Big Bend Community College board of directors. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
A former shelter consultant from one of America’s largest animal rescue groups will now lead the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Taylor Sharp has been named the new Executive Director, replacing Dawn Davies.
For the past six years, Sharp has worked with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading non-killing animal shelter advocacy group that aims to find homes for every pet. She was a Seattle-based regional specialist advising animal shelters all over the West Coast. She is also a co-founder of the Pet Alliance of Washington. Sharp will take over as chairman of the Humane Society in June.
The first wild fishermen born in the North Cascades in over half a century have been discovered in western Chelan County.
State and federal wildlife biologists say the fisherwoman dubbed F105, who was tagged and released near Darrington in 2018, was taped on a surveillance camera, carrying one of her four kits near her lair. Fishermen are a relative of the weasel. They are originally from Washington, but have been wiped out from the state through excessive trapping and habitat loss. Over 250 fishermen have been reintroduced to Washington’s forests since 2008. The reintroduction into North Cascades National Park began in 2015.
Washington state says that for the next month and a half, bars and restaurants can reward you for receiving your COVID vaccine with the free cocktail of your choice.
A so-called “vaccine for a vaccine” has become common practice in some states when customers show proof of recent vaccination. The State Alcohol and Cannabis Board now says that any licensed company is allowed to offer a free drink, if the customer shows proof that they received their first or second dose. vaccination between May 15 and June 30. The liquor board says it allows the service at the request of traders and encourages more vaccinations among adults.
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In tonight’s report, vaccination rates are high and COVID infection rates are dropping in Chelan and Douglas counties. So when can we take our masks off? With CDC advice allowing less use of masks for those vaccinated, wearing them remains the best practice to avoid spreading infection. At a regular meeting last night, the Chelan-Douglas Board of Health considered how to phrase this message for the two-county region. . .
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The Seahawks 31 players showed up this weekend for their mini rookie camp.
They included all three picks in this year’s draft as well as many undrafted free agents. The scheming player is not technically a rookie.
Darrell Taylor spent his rookie season in Seattle recovering from an injury and shin surgery suffered during his final year in Tennessee. As he missed the entire regular season, he was still eligible to participate in rookie camp. Coach Pete Carroll says he’s looking good so far …
Taylor says he’s ready to put last year behind him and show his teammates what he can do on the pitch …
2nd-Round draft pick D’Wayne Eskridge has impressed coaches so far in camp. The quick receiver from West Michigan showed Coach Carroll he deserves a shot to be in the mix …
The veterans were fortunate enough to come yesterday to participate in a voluntary mini-camp. Coach Carroll says the key for rookies is to experience the Seattle program from top to bottom …
Seattle is scheduled to play three preseason games in August before starting the 17-game regular season on September 12.e in Indianapolis.
Detroit hit two home circuits off Yusei Kikuchi last night to beat the Mariners 4-1…
The Seattle starter damage all came in a 3-point second inning for the visitors …
Kikuchi calmed down after that, scoring 6 innings and retiring 8. After using 7 pitchers in Sunday’s win over Cleveland, manager Scott Servais needed Kikuchi to go deep on Monday…
The only highlight for the Mariners offensively came in the bottom of the 8e round receiver Tom Murphy…
The two teams replay this evening at T-Mobile Park at 7:10 am with Justin Dunn facing Spencer Turnbull.
In another American League West action on Monday, Adolis Garcia and Willie Calhoun went 5-2 in Texas against the Yankees.
Shohei Ohtani’s 3-run homer highlighted a 5-run second inning for the Angels in a 7-4 win over Cleveland. It was the 13th of Ohtanie homer of the season.
Oakland and Houston were inactive on Monday and are half a game apart in the AL West. Seattle came back to the .500 mark with the loss and sat 4 games behind the A’s.
To finish, How about Cashmere’s Rob McManus High School Principal’s career ?!
The senior long-distance runner was unable to compete in a state competition this year or last, thanks to COVID. So he took part in Tacoma’s high performance competition last weekend at the Bellarmine Track and Field Bowl. He was racing against the best of the best and set a new school record by finishing third. His 1600-meter time was 4: 10.90, which was almost 5 seconds faster than the school record set by Shawn Anderson in 1987.
Even though his preparation career was cut short by a pandemic, he will continue to pursue his courses at Montana State University on a scholarship next fall. Congratulations to Rob McManus of Cashmere and thanks to coach Jeff Kenoyer for highlighting Rob’s tremendous performance.
Finally tonight, they will probably keep their daily job, but the Wenatchee police officers had the chance to play firefighters this weekend.
The Wenatchee Police Department said officers responded to a fire under the George Sellar Bridge on Saturday night to find a large pile of trash still on fire. The four officers used their fire extinguishers to put out the stinking fire and prevent it from spreading.
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