Articles by Dave Bernstein

Leslie McEwen, Music Educator & Performer Dies at 63

The local music community is hushed with the news that Leslie McEwen has passed. The accomplished opera singer and music educator died suddenly Thursday at 63 after complications from surgery according to the Wenatchee World. McEwen was scheduled to perform tonight in Wenatchee with the Columbia Chorale. McEwen has taught music…


New Name For Wenatchee Ave. Motel

The former Econolodge location at 232 North Wenatchee Avenue is now operating as a Rodeway Inn. An employee of Eagle Signs was installing new signage Friday morning just in time for Apple Blossom Festival crowds arriving this weekend.


4 New Troopers in North Central Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington State Patrol says it had the largest class of cadets in its modern history this year.  The News Tribune reports 49 new troopers were sworn in at the Capitol Wednesday. Four of the new State Troopers report to duty in North Central Washington.  Trooper Bryan…


I-90 Westbound Reopened at Vantage Bridge

UPDATE-3:15PM–One lane of westbound traffic is open on I-90 at Vantage Bridge but eastbound travel is still blocked at the scene of an accident involving a semi and a pickup truck. Trooper Bryan Moore says its estimated eastbound travel will be opened around 4pm or sooner. The accident occurred about…


Man Burned While Drilling Hole in Gas Tank

A 22 year old Cashmere man suffered burns to his face, hands and arms while drilling into a gas tank to steal fuel. Wenatchee Police Capt. Edgar Reinfeld reported Joshua Aggers admitted to officers he used an electric drill to steal the gas from a truck parked at the Canned…


Calhoun Needs A Home

This big, lovable guy is the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week.  Calhoun is big; nearly 20 pounds and could benefit from a diet and more exercise, but otherwise he seems very healthy.  Calhoun is also shy, very shy.  But when Calhoun is in his comfortable, quiet surroundings,…


Apple Blossom Opening Day

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival begins today. The Memorial Park Food Fair opens at 11am and the first programs on the Gesa Credit Union Entertainment stage begin at noon with Chief For A Day. The heart warming ceremony honors local children with chronic health problems who will be “sworn…


Quincy Packing Company Named In Harassment Suit

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The state of Washington is accusing a Quincy agricultural company and one of its managers of sexually harassing female workers and retaliating against workers who complained. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Spokane, Washington. Ferguson alleges that Horning Brothers…


Truck Plunges Over Cliff

A 34-year-old Wilson Creek man was killed about 3pm Tuesday in a one vehicle collision west of Marlin. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Benjamin A. McAfee was eastbound on Lower Marlin Road about 1.5 miles north of State Route 28 when his pickup plunged down a 200 foot cliff….


Newhouse Disagrees With “What’s Upstream” Audit

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A federal audit has found that a Puget Sound clean-water campaign funded by the Environmental Protection Agency did not violate federal lobbying rules. The EPA’s Inspector General said in a report Monday that the EPA properly funded the What’s Upstream campaign, which aimed to raise awareness…