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Mazama: August 29, 2018

Mazama: August 29, 2018

By Erika Kar Babies are pretty popular. Babies are the great uniter. Even the surliest of us will at least muster up a half-smile at a baby video on Facebook. Politicians try to rouse up good feelings within us by kissing babies, especially when a camera is around. But there is one baby that tends to...
Mazama: August 22, 2018

Mazama: August 22, 2018

By Erika Kar Let’s take a break from thinking about fire and smoke, at least for a few minutes. Instead, let’s think about something very opposite of fire and smoke. What is it? Pickleball! Now, you may be thinking that the opposite of our current existence would be something more along the lines of snow, tradewinds...
Mazama: August 15, 2018

Mazama: August 15, 2018

By Erika Kar Friday night and early Saturday morning brought the storm that we had all been expecting. The sky was lit up in Mazama with bolts of lightning that would have been beautiful to watch, if not for the feeling of impending doom. Welcome to August in the Methow. At approximately 6 a.m., residents of...
Mazama: August 8, 2018

Mazama: August 8, 2018

By Erika Kar Everywhere I go, people are telling me that I need to write about the swimming hole. OK, that is not exactly true. One person, aside from my family and the voices in my head, has suggested that I write about the swimming hole. But one out of 250 people is 0.4 percent. So,...
Mazama: August 1, 2018

Mazama: August 1, 2018

By Erika Kar It was a two-fer Saturday night in the beautiful town of Mazama. The Mazama Store continued with its wildly popular Beer and Brat Nights, which happen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through the summer. While the name might lead you to believe that you can only get beer or brats, kind of...
Mazama: July 25, 2018

Mazama: July 25, 2018

By Erika Kar What you are reading here is supposedly something of a gossip column. However, living in such a small community makes an actual gossip column, like Page Six of The New York Post, nearly impossible unless you want to get run out of town by some pitchfork- and torch-bearing angry neighbors. I certainly don’t....
Mazama: July 18, 2018

Mazama: July 18, 2018

By Erika Kar This is the time of year that PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) hikers start showing up in Mazama. It becomes common to see them hanging around at the Mazama Store enjoying sandwiches, beer and pastries before hitchhiking up Lost River Road to get back on the trail to finish up at the Canadian border....
Mazama: July 11, 2018

Mazama: July 11, 2018

By Erika Kar Crime has been a hot topic in Mazama lately. Back in the spring, there had been some vandalism, graffiti, to be more exact. Then came the thefts. Car prowls, break-ins and thefts at trailheads were being reported as early as June 11, according to this very publication. However the MethowNet Bulletin Board didn’t...
Mazama: July 4, 2018

Mazama: July 4, 2018

By Erika Kar With the Fourth of July coming up, I know that I should be writing about something patriotic, celebratory or, at the very least, regarding the fireworks ban. But up in Mazama we don’t have a parade, a festival or even any face painting. If you want some of this action, head to Twisp...
Mazama: June 20, 2018

Mazama: June 20, 2018

By Erika Kar Some of you, of a certain age, may remember watching after-school specials on television. They were hour-long shows targeting the 12- to 16-year-old set, with a storyline that focused on issues that many teens faced. Those 1980s teens spent lazy afternoons lounging in front of the TV, maybe with a Tab and some...