Today is Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

VALLEY LIFE
Mazama: September 26, 2018

Mazama: September 26, 2018

By Erika Kar Skyler Fitzmaurice, son of Peter Fitzmaurice and Shannon Skibeness, is on what could be an adventure of a lifetime. Skyler, a junior at Western Washington University, is enrolled fall semester in Sogndal, Norway, at Høgskulen på Vestlandet, or in English, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. His major at WWU is outdoor recreation....
Winthrop: September 26, 2018

Winthrop: September 26, 2018

By Ashley Lodato Not long ago I read an article about the Himalayan porters who ferry huge loads up mountains for the mountaineering tourist industry. These porters, who are often compared to the Kikuyu women in Kenya for their similarly large loads, carry on average 90 percent of their body weight, often up to 125...
Twisp: September 26, 2018

Twisp: September 26, 2018

By Sarah Schrock I missed a few good stories in August as each day of apocalyptic haze melded into the next. Let me take you back to the time of Smogust to recognize a most noble and courageous accomplishment that was missed: the royal crowning of the King of the Hill from the Omak Stampede...
Lower Valley: September 26, 2018

Lower Valley: September 26, 2018

By Joanna Bastian We recently enjoyed a dinner with friends from Singapore. Our friends joked about the common American greeting, “How’s it going?” My friend spoke in amused amazement about the number of people who would walk by him, make eye contact, smile amicably, and say, “How’s it going?” Before our friend could answer, the...
Twisp: September 19, 2018

Twisp: September 19, 2018

By Sarah Schrock In 1937 the in the back of Messer’s Dress Shop on North Glover Street, where the current building houses the licensing office, the local midwife, Elsie Messer, helped with the arrival of DuAnne Peters on Sept. 18. DuAnne was one of three children to Florence and Henry “Bud” Peters, whose legacy as...
Winthrop: September 19, 2018

Winthrop: September 19, 2018

By Ashley Lodato Last month I wrote about valley resident Brian Lance participating in the Pass to Pass hike from Hart’s Pass to Rainy Pass to raise awareness about and funds for Parkinson’s Disease. Brian was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease when he was 44. (See this page for the story.) Recently I caught...
Mazama: September 19, 2018

Mazama: September 19, 2018

By Erika Kar If you have ever doubted my commitment to writing the news of Mazama, now is the time to set those doubts aside. Why? Because not only is there a lack of Mazama news, but also because my computer seems to have given up the ghost and I am writing this on my phone....
Lower Valley: September 12, 2018

Lower Valley: September 12, 2018

By Joanna Bastian Holy smokes, Batman! Finding clean pockets of air is like jockeying for good seats at a concert. At a concert, if you’re lucky, you can reserve perfect seats with a great view. Otherwise, you and your crew spread out strategically and whistle or howl when the good seats are found and secured....
Twisp: September 12, 2018

Twisp: September 12, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Tears trickled down the cheeks of some wide-eyed kindergarteners at Methow Valley Elementary on Monday (Sept. 10). Many kinder-moms too were on heightened emotions (I am sure there were a few dads shedding a tear or two, too) as they dropped off their little one for their first day. It’s a sensitive...
Winthrop: September 12, 2018

Winthrop: September 12, 2018

By Ashley Lodato Many of us have been enjoying the fresh air and clear skies by taking hikes or doing short camping trips. But a select few hardy souls are embracing the great outdoors at extreme levels of activity lately, such as Mitchell Harter, son of Methow Valley residents John and Sheri Harter. Mitchell is...