Horselake-TruckSheriff Burnett reports on November 5, 2013 at shortly before 5:00 A.M. Rivercom received a call from a female stating a male subject with whom she has a Domestic Violence No Contact Order against, had just left her residence in Wenatchee. The male, identified as 37 year old Jason W. Bates of Wenatchee, was reported to have been in the residence for approximately 10 minutes before she was able to get him to leave. The female told Rivercom that Bates was driving a jacked up white Ford diesel truck and that he had also been drinking.

At just before 6:00 A.M., Rivercom received a call from Bates stating he was “Locked and loaded and he was ready for them, there was going to be a fight.” Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Wenatchee Police Department and Washington State Patrol were involved in attempting to locate Bates. A negotiator with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office was able to make phone contact with Bates and discovered that he was in the Horselake Road area on the west end of Wenatchee. Officers responded to this location and were able to see vehicle headlights further up the road. Deputies closed the gate at the bottom as they continued to negotiate Bates to come to them. Bates initially refused, telling the Officers he was standing on Horselake and to “Come and get him.”

Officers stated Bates’ truck eventually came down the road and approached the gate at the bottom when they saw him raise what they believed was a long firearm in their direction as he turned the truck to the right. As Bates was still raising the gun, his vehicle, which was still in motion, rolled off the roadway and over the embankment, coming to rest on the vehicle’s top. Bates exited the truck without a weapon, but refused to cooperate with Officers. He was ultimately shot with a TASER and taken into custody. He was booked for Violation of a DV No Contact Order, Resisting Arrest, DUI, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Reckless Driving. Possible additional charges are pending further investigation. More than one firearm was recovered from Bates' truck. Nobody was injured in the incident.

wsdot-logoDue to weather forecast, crews will not close the highway Nov. 4, 5 and 6

WHITE PASS – Weather forecasters predict up to 1 foot of snow to fall on White Pass in the next several days, which has prompted crews to cancel the nighttime closures planned this week on US 12.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will not close White Pass from the SR 410/US 12 junction west of Naches to the US 12/SR 123 junction east of Packwood from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, November 4 to 6.

The nighttime closures were scheduled to restore a drainage structure below the roadway after it washed out on October 1. WSDOT and contractor crews are working to find another drainage alternative that will still allow crews to reopen White Pass to two lanes by Thanksgiving.

Traffic remains reduced to a single-lane alternating traffic through the 200-foot section just east of White Pass.

manson_trojans_logoManson                   7     23    35   35
Seattle Lutheran    8     15    27   42   

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Trojans traveled to West Seattle and took on Seattle Lutheran in a non-league game.  The game was very close throughout and came down to the 4th quarter.  Both teams had problems hanging onto the ball all day long with Manson putting the ball on the ground 6 times and turning it over twice. Seattle Lutheran posted 3 turnovers.  It was definitely a game of momentum which was either gained or lost by turnovers.  Both teams were running the ball effectively against eachother but neither team couldn't hang onto it. 

The Trojans went into the 4th quarter with an 8 point lead and the ball.  Seattle Lutheran's defense really stepped up in the 4th quarter and the yards were getting harder to gain.  But even then we were moving the ball fairly well and early in the 4th quarter had an opportunity to go up by 2 touchdowns with possession of the ball on Seattle Lutheran's 30-yard line. It was at that point that we had a costly fumble and the recovery was returned all the way to our own 20-yard line.  The momentum had shifted quickly and Seattle Lutheran not only capitalized on that turnover but then scored again in the first half of the 4th quarter bringing the score to 42-35. 

The boys didn't panic and put together a really good drive that took up most of the remaining portion of the quarter.  It came down to 4 plays to score with 8 yards to the end zone and we just came up short.  Seattle Lutheran's line did a great job up front and we had a hard time getting the push we needed.  I am proud of the boys and the effort they gave for the entire 4 quarters.  Again, we would like to thank all of the fans that traveled over to Seattle to cheer us on.  Surprisingly our crowd had just as much of a voice as did the home team's.  We will finish our season at home next Friday night, Senior Night, vs. Kittitas, November 8th, at 7:00 PM.    

Coach Ward

Passing Statistics:
Bo Charlton:  3/6, 45 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Statistics:
Alex Espinoza- 2 receptions for 20 yards and 1 TD
Jorge Juarez- 1 reception for 25 yards
Rushing Statistics:
Andre Hannah- 17 carries for 149 yards and 1 TD
Mike Pittman- 12 carries for 77 yards and 1 TD
Christian Lopez- 21 carries for 53 yards and 1 TD, also a 71 yard KOR for a TD
Jorge Juarez- 2 carries for 26 yards
Defensive Standouts for the Trojans:
Alex Espinoza- 4 solo tackles, 1 first hits, and 1 assists
Mike Pittman- 4 solo tackles, 1 first hits, and 2 assists, 2 fumble recoveries
Jorge Juarez- 3 solo tackles, and 2 assists
Joe Toolson- 2 solo tackles, 3 first hits, and 2 assists
Christian Lopez- 2 solo tackles, 2 first hits, and 1 assist, 2 caused fumbles

manson_schoolFriday November 1st - The Manson Community Will Host a Test Drill of Emergency Response Teams
Nov 1, 2013
The School District along with the Chelan Co. Sheriff and Chelan County Fire District #5 will be conducting an emergency exercise. The purpose of the drill is to help prepare for possible emergency situations.
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Manson 7th & 8th Grade Students - Would you like to experience an amazing trip to Washington D.C.?
Nov 1, 2013
Come with your parents to our first "Close-Up" meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
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11/4 - 11/10 What's Happening at Manson Middle School/High School????
Oct 31, 2013
Submitted by Krisy Nelson.
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11/4 -11/8 What's Happening @ Manson Elementary???
Oct 31, 2013
Submitted by Principal, Heather Ireland. Please join us on Friday, 11/1 at 2:30 pm —to celebrate our Veteran's Day Assembly & WILDCAT assembly!
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Manson Options October Memories
Oct 31, 2013
The month of October Manson Options students celebrated and studied...
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Sport Updates Plus Football photos by KRISTI BONNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Oct 30, 2013
10/28 & 29: Middle Basketball, 10/25: FB - Bridgeport Plus Photos by KRISTI BONNEY PHOTOGRAPHY, 10/22 - 24- & 26th: VB Recap, and 10/21: Middle Basketball.
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firemarshallAs the time change approaches on Sunday, November 3rd, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that one easy step can help save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms.

There are many different types of smoke alarms on the market.  How do you know which one to buy?  What kinds of batteries do they take?  These are all common questions regarding a very important part of fire detection in your home.

What types of smoke alarms are available?

There are many brands of smoke alarms available for purchase, but there are three basic types:

  • Ionization alarm – more responsive to a flaming fire.
  • Photoelectric alarm – more responsive to a smoldering fire.
  • Combination or dual sensor alarm – combination of ionization and photoelectric alarms in one.

What about special alarms for people with hearing disabilities?

To meet the needs of those with hearing disabilities there are smoke alarms equipped with strobes that flash and/or vibrate to alert an activation of the smoke alarm.

Where should smoke alarms be installed?

Smoke alarms should be installed inside and outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement.  Since smoke and poisonous gases rise, installing smoke alarms on the ceiling is ideal and will provide the earliest detection.

How do I install smoke alarms?

Smoke alarms that are hard-wired into the home will need a certified electrician to install them.  Battery operated smoke alarms can be installed with as little as a screwdriver.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install properly.

How long do smoke alarms last?

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 8-10 years, or sooner if not responding properly.

What kinds of batteries do they take?

Smoke alarms that are hard wired into your home require a battery backup, which is typically a 9-volt battery.  Standard battery powered alarms can either use 9-volt batteries or long lasting batteries, all of which can be found in local hardware stores.

How often should I replace the batteries?

Batteries should be replaced once a year.  .

“Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries, so maintenance is a simple, effective way to protect you and your family,” says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy.  Remember to…


Know your alarm!  Know your battery!