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VALLEY LIFE
Mazama: Feb. 10, 2016

Mazama: Feb. 10, 2016

By Bob Spiwak It was nice to see Lisa Picklesimer back at the counter of the Mazama Store this week. She has been working overtime on her wonderful chocolate creation business non-stop since November. Three years ago at the store, a gingerbread house was made for the Christmas decorations. It was a model of the...
Twisp: Feb. 10, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 10, 2016

By Sarah Schrock In a recent conversation with friends, we breached the topics of time-space, dark matter and the supernatural. The conversation reminded me of staying up late in college after the consumption of, well, lots of things, and pontificating the nature of the world, then coming away confused.  Only now, 20-some years later, I...
Winthrop: Feb. 10, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 10, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Love is in the air this week. Luc Reynaud is in Jordan, spreading love through sharing art, photography and music with refugee Syrian youth. Luc, along with one of the Lovingtons, Ben Swatez, and the filmmaker who shot the Goodness Tour, Glen Shackley, started out in Amman, Jordan, where they spent three...
Lower Valley: Feb. 10, 2016

Lower Valley: Feb. 10, 2016

By Joanna Bastian Just about everyone in the Methow Valley might be living on a piece of history. On Libby Creek, Wendy and Bill Snook live in a red cabin, next to a pair of quiet ponds and a bubbling creek. Being the curious type, Wendy searched out the story of their homestead through interviews...
Mazama: Feb. 3, 2016

Mazama: Feb. 3, 2016

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny Monday and despite weather forecasts to the contrary, one gets the feeling we are over the hump. If you refer to the Off the Wall column on this page, there is a bit of chilling history that may well put that feeling to the lie. For now we can...
Twisp: Feb. 3, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 3, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Exercise your right. NPR recently reported that despite the Arab Spring, the number of oppressive regimes around the world has risen in the past decade, meaning fewer people globally are empowered through self-governance. Filling out your ballot and exercising your right to vote this week on our school levies is one step...
Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Terri Price was picking up her granddaughter, Isolde, from ski team practice at Chickadee Trailhead last Tuesday. If you’ve been to Chickadee, you know that right at the warming hut there are several different trails that lead in and out of the trailhead, and one of them is a loop with a...
Feelings about the Methow winter run hot and cold

Feelings about the Methow winter run hot and cold

By Bob Spiwak It’s the first day of February and we’re surrounded by snow, and the forecast is for colder weather. Yesterday, while looking for old copies of the Goat Wall Street Journal, I came across a calendar from 1982. In those days I did not use a journal, but important things like covering the...
Winthrop: Jan. 27, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A group of young Methow Valley Nordic Team skiers traveled north to Salmon Arm, B.C., to the annual “Midget Championships” over the weekend. What we call kids’ athletic groupings like “U12” and “U10,” the Canadians call “Midgets” and “PeeWees.” The Midget races are open only to kids born between 2003-2006, so there...
Mazama: Jan. 27, 2016

Mazama: Jan. 27, 2016

By Bob Spiwak The absence of this column last week was noted by several people, and I apologize to those who suffer through it regularly. It was a time of snow plowing, shoveling, bad back and little travel. Even the regular Harts Pass blurb had to be forestalled. To that end we can report that...