manson_trojans_logoThe Manson Middle School girls basketball team pulled out a strong win Thursday evening against the Soap Lake Eagles.

Manson trailed the Eagles at the end of the first quarter 4-6 before taking the lead at halftime 8-6.

Both teams played great defense, giving very few shot opportunities. Kayla Gosvenor, Sandra Diaz, and Haley Williams all contributed 2 points each, while 7th grader Megan Clausen scored 4 for the Lady Trojans.

wsdot-logoProject completed on time and under budget

HYAK – In 520 days the contractor removed 1 million cubic yards of material, blasted 400,000 lbs. of explosives during 177 hours of lane closures and poured 68,000 cubic yards of concrete, all part of finishing a brand new stretch of six lane freeway on Snoqualmie Pass.

The Washington State Department of Transportation, project partners, elected officials and local businesses leaders celebrated a major milestone today. The completion of this 3-mile section of Interstate 90 is part of a $551 million project, funded by the 2005 gas tax, to improve reliability and safety between Hyak and Keechelus Dam.

“The project is an example of how to do it right. Good partnerships build successful projects,” said Cam Gilmour, deputy secretary of transportation. “Many recognized the need to improve I-90, and we collaborated with dozens of agencies during design and construction to make sure everyone’s needs were met.”

The remaining 2 miles of this project from Hyak to Keechelus Dam is scheduled to be complete fall 2018. This portion of the project will reduce road closures caused by avalanches with the construction of two new avalanche bridges, add capacity with a new lane in each direction, improve safety  with stabilized rock slopes and improve movement of people, fish and wildlife with new bridges and culverts.

Improvements to the I-90 corridor will continue beyond Keechelus Dam. The Legislature allocated funding in the 2013 Transportation Budget to continue expanding I-90 to the Cabin Creek interchange. This section includes the first wildlife overcrossing to be constructed in the state. Construction of the first 2 miles is scheduled to begin 2015 with completion in 2019.

The ribbon cutting today signifies the end of most construction-related delays and closures on Snoqualmie Pass for the season. Contractor crews are cleaning up the construction site in preparation for winter weather. Closures for rock blasting are scheduled to be complete by mid-October, but drivers may still experience minor delays caused by single-lane closures and rolling slowdowns through November.

manson_trojans_logoTuesday, October 8, 2013.

In Cross Country action, Manson shines at the Omak Invitational.

The competition consisted of 10 schools and 86 runners. All of Manson’s runners placed in the top 10, Sam Thomas 7th, Miguel Leyva 9th, and Luis Alvarez 10th, outstanding performance.

manson_trojans_logoOn Tuesday, October 8 the Manson girl’s soccer team played their second league game against Oroville. From the get going both teams created opportunities to score. The lady Trojans came out put pressure on Oroville and early in the game Noemi Montes had a clear shot hitting the post and the Oroville defense clearing the ball away. Noemi had couple more chances to score but her shots went just wide. Oroville also had some opportunities to score in the first half but Manson goalie kept the half scoreless. About fifteen minutes in the second half a penalty kick was called against the lady Trojans.  Kaithlyn Grunts took the penalty kick for Oroville and made the score 1-0. Manson did not give up they keep the pressure on Oroville and creating more opportunities to score but it was not to be for the lady Trojans. At the end of the game the penalty kick was the deferens of the game.


Manson 0                        Oroville 1


Manson                        Oroville

Kaithlyn Grunts 55 min.

Shots at Goal

Manson 9                        Oroville 19


Manson 15                        Oroville 6

wsdot-logoDrivers should consider alternate route using SR 970 and SR 10 or US 97

ELLENSBURG – It may still be the middle of the week, but the weekend is right around the corner and if your travel plans take you over Interstate 90 near Ellensburg, you may run into some delays.

Drivers traveling westbound on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 should plan for delays of up to an hour on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg due to a single lane. The same goes for drivers traveling eastbound on Sunday, Oct. 13, plan for an hour of added travel time.

Drivers can consider alternate routes using State Route 970 and US 97 or SR 10 to avoid the single lane closures near Ellensburg.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews are repairing the bridge deck on the Dry Creek Bridge. In order to do this work, contractor crews need to restrict traffic to one lane across the bridge to remove and replace the deteriorated concrete. Although crews are working during the week and on Sunday nights, traffic cannot be diverted back onto the bridge deck until it’s finished in October. WSDOT delayed work on the bridge until after Labor Day when traffic volumes are lower.