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VALLEY LIFE
Mazama: January 11, 2017

Mazama: January 11, 2017

By Mandi Donohue When I worked at the Mazama Store, we didn’t have Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, etc. Instead, we had Egg Days, Oatmeal Days and Quiche Days. What Rudy Peterson ate for breakfast is how we acknowledged the passing of time. “Honey, did you hear Rudy is leaving?” My stomach dropped when I heard it....
Winthrop: January 11, 2017

Winthrop: January 11, 2017

By Ashley Lodato The other day I was reading the editorial in the Methow Valley News — titled “Headlines we’d like to see in 2017” (think “Another Methow Valley summer without wildfires” and “All leaks repaired and paid for at Wagner Memorial Pool”) — and a snarky retort popped into my head. “If you’d like to see those headlines,”...
Twisp: January 11, 2017

Twisp: January 11, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A healthy rivalry fosters pride and the rivalry is never greater than between neighbors. The rivalry that exists between our neighboring hamlets of Twisp and Winthrop always offers a lively conversation. Mazamans and Carltonians alike can shrug their shoulders and decree, “both towns are for the birds — give me the country.” But for...
Lower Valley: January 11, 2017

Lower Valley: January 11, 2017

By Joanna Bastian I’m one of those responsible adults who drives below the speed limit at night, and takes it slow whenever there is inclement weather or ice on the roads. Regardless of the time of day or weather, I also drive ridiculously slow on Gold Creek Loop Road. With all the curves and the...
Mazama: January 4, 2017

Mazama: January 4, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Friday we woke to a Winter Wonderland in Mazama. We were gloriously socked in! Big, fat tree branches were loaded with gobs of sparkly frosting like a child overdoing a gingerbread house. All we needed were gumdrops lining the streets! This morning has more of a Halloween feel as twisted, icy fingernails from...
Winthrop: January 4, 2017

Winthrop: January 4, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Those Rohrers sure know how to ring out the old year Methow-style! Eight runners participated in the seventh annual No Shoes No Shirt Badass Wolverine Beer Run (NSNSBWBR): Remington, John and Kelly Rohrer, Marc LeDuc (on a quick break from his job at the Mazama Store), Matty Coleman, Lindsay Welfelt, Taylor Woodruff...
Twisp: January 4, 2017

Twisp: January 4, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A rare and unusual thing happened last Friday night in town. I thought something might be afoot when Thursday night we saw Terry Hunt and Laura Love out to dinner at La Fonda Lopez. As Friday rolled around, rumors were circulating. Word on the street was that an impromptu jazz performance was...
Mazama: December 28, 2016

Mazama: December 28, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Only a few days past winter solstice and a few days before New Year’s Eve, a time of endings and beginnings, I thought it might be a good week for some contemplation. I went in early to work on Saturday, so I could leave for a couple of hours for a Christmas Eve...
Winthrop: December 28, 2016

Winthrop: December 28, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Despite dark nights, news and events, the past week has been one filled with light. First, the slow but steady increase in daylight hours with the winter solstice, always eagerly anticipated by those of us in northern latitudes. A large group of Little Star Montessori School alumni and parents occupied all five...
Twisp: December 28, 2016

Twisp: December 28, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The Loup welcomed hundreds of skiers for a joyful post-Christmas opening on Monday, and eager skiers finally got a taste of the sweet sugary powder that finally filled in the doughnut hole. The doughnut hole refers to the nucleus of the winter weather patterns that tend to swirl around us, dumping snow...