Today is Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

VALLEY LIFE
Mazama: Nov. 19, 2014

Mazama: Nov. 19, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The weather the past week has been sunny and oh-so-cold for this time of year. Our low was 7 degrees and it has been a while since we got above freezing other than in the direct sun. I believe the temperature rose to 34 one day in the shade. Up at Harts...
Winthrop: Nov. 19, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 19, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The Feet Versus Fire event took place in a beautiful two-hour window between early morning sprinkles and an afternoon downpour, with 62 humans and an assortment of canines participating in the 5-kilometer and 10K run/walk/bike. After pronouncing themselves “valley strong,” the participants headed out along the Community Trail. Not surprisingly, Liberty Bell...
Twisp: Nov. 19, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 19, 2014

By Sally Gracie Once again, I’d like to hear from you about your picks for best books of the year. Fiction or nonfiction, these should be books actually published in 2014. Additionally, I’d like to hear from book clubs about their best reads of the year. Your description should include title and author, setting, a...
Methow: Nov. 12, 2014

Methow: Nov. 12, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian For the last two weeks I’ve been traipsing the countryside gathering stories that highlight the personal, economic and emotional impact this last summer has had on all of us. The stories will be shared in Trial by Fire, a magazine-style publication by the Methow Valley News that will arrive in mid-December....
Twisp: Nov. 12, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 12, 2014

By Sally Gracie As warm temperatures have lingered until this week, the lavender has re-bloomed and a shrub has scattered pink blossoms. The black-eyed Susans haven’t given up the ghost, and a geranium has a new bud. I could have brought it indoors. I feel we gave up summer here in the valley, so I’m finding...
Winthrop: Nov. 12, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 12, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The date for the Methow Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild’s annual sale is looming (Nov 21 – 22) and the members of the guild are tying up loose ends in preparation. There are about 30 members in the guild; among them are seven who live near Twin Lakes and Wolf Creek roads (Jackie Hovis,...
Mazama: Nov. 12, 2014

Mazama: Nov. 12, 2014

By Bob Spiwak We’re buttoning up for the coming week with the forecast predicting single-digit temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday nights — splitting firewood, clearing a trail for the snow blower. It seems premature with the sunny days we have been having along with the warm rain. According to a neighbor visiting from the coast,...
Mazama: Nov. 5, 2014

Mazama: Nov. 5, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Today (Nov. 3) we had a fantastic sunrise, giving probably false hope that the rain forecast would prove wrong. But the clouds are coming in for another spate of wet stuff. We have been busy raking wherever the snowblower will eventually traverse, clearing off rocks, pieces of split and sawed firewood and...
Winthrop: Nov. 5, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 5, 2014

By Ashley Lodato After spending 364 days of the year warning their kids about the dangers of accepting candy from strangers, parents all over the valley sent these same kids out in the streets to solicit candy from strangers. It seemed like downtown Winthrop’s Halloween was the busiest it has ever been, but the Tenderfoot,...
Twisp: Nov. 5, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 5, 2014

By Sally Gracie Next Halloween I will wear a costume and take my trick-or-treat candy to Burgar Street to hand it out there. While I had just four children knock on the door, residents on Burgar report 100 times that many. Bryce Kimball has only been in the valley for a week and a half,...