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Be the voice of Carlton

Be the voice of Carlton

With the departure of our longtime Carlton columnist Sue Misao, the News is looking for another correspondent for that unique community. If you are interested, send a letter and writing samples to P.O. Box 97, Twisp, WA 98856 or email to editor@methowvalleynews.com. Applicants must live in or near enough to Carlton to call it their...
Carlton: Oct. 2, 2013

Carlton: Oct. 2, 2013

By Sue Misao Hi, and also goodbye because this is my final dispatch from the teeny, tiny, toony town of Carlton. After nearly 18 years it suddenly occurred to me that I don’t ski and winter is long and cold and I could actually choose to live in slightly more temperate climes because I am...
Carlton: Sept. 25, 2013

Carlton: Sept. 25, 2013

By Sue Misao Hey Carlton, it’s time to remove the piles of combustables from the top of the woodstove because winter’s cold shoulder, also known as fall, has arrived. The question is, where to put it all? The answer is, inside the woodstove. This is called “fall cleaning.” Meanwhile, my smartypants neighbors just pointed me...
Carlton: Sept. 4, 2013

Carlton: Sept. 4, 2013

By Sue Misao Its’ so crazy that Carlton doesn’t have a ferris wheel. There’s nothing to do here but hang around in the sunflowers and get stung by bees and stuff. Thank goodness winter is coming to put an end to all that. Recently I met this one sunflower, as you can see here, who...
Carlton: Aug. 28, 2013

Carlton: Aug. 28, 2013

By Sue Misao   Here in Carlton, and also all over the valley, possibly the county, these black circles have suddenly appeared. They seem to be affiliated with the new PUD fiber-optic thing, and they are an eyesore. Certainly they are important for some reason, but in fact they are disturbing my formerly pristine view...
Carlton: Aug. 21, 2013

Carlton: Aug. 21, 2013

By Sue Misao For years I have been complaining in the public prints about the lack of friendly outdoor seating in Carlton. This was finally resolved for a short time when these lovely chairs were strategically placed just south of the Carlton bridge a couple weeks ago. They were comfy, inviting and very close to...
Carlton: July 31, 2013

Carlton: July 31, 2013

It was a tall, skinny week in Carlton, hence this. Food is happening, which can make it difficult to be tall and skinny, unless you eat that new coffee popcorn stuff at the Carlton Store that is super healthy and good for you. Serious addiction possibilities. Also you can now buy fresh Willow Brook Farm...
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By SUE MISAO Hi Carlton people, I would tell you the haps but it’s too hot and besides I just washed my windows for like the first time in about 10 years and I’m super confused because I don’t know where I am or where all those plants and things came from. I mean who...
July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

The news is grim, but thankfully most of it is outside the relative safety of Carlton. Plane/train crashes and military coups and armed vigilantes remind us of the fragility of life, and how bizarre and curious and seemingly unlikely our individual survival is. How is it that I’m still alive? Or am I? Any day...
July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013

Carlton BY SUE MISAO It was a freakier than normal week in Carlton with wildish weather, tiny fires, cop cars screaming up the road, people sleeping in the street and lots of fairies. It’s so hot that water droplets from the sprinkler evaporate before they have a chance to hit the ground, making watering a...