Today is Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Twisp column
Twisp: October 17, 2018

Twisp: October 17, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Last week I talked about deer. Now, just when I thought I’d seen it all (well, I am not sure I have ever really felt that way), I was catching up on social media posts and I see this crazy photo of a polka dot deer. It looks like a deer in...
Twisp: October 10, 2018

Twisp: October 10, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Seems like almost everyone I talk to in the past couple weeks has an animal story: bear and cougar sightings, deer and bear hunting stories, and turkeys everywhere. As for big game, once archery season opened, the tales (or tails) started. And now, everyone get ready, because open season is upon us....
Twisp: October 3, 2018

Twisp: October 3, 2018

By Sarah Schrock First things first, I need to set the record straight on an error I wrote two weeks ago regarding the Peters family. While the Peters family were the successful proprietors of The Merc and Idle-a-While, they did not, however, build the Sportsman Motel. They lived in a house across the road from...
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...
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...
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...
Twisp: August 29, 2018

Twisp: August 29, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Dear August: I have been trying to find the words to say this. I miss you. I miss us. We have been together for a long time and during all those years, I have grown to love your harshness, or at least tolerate it. But that harshness has become unbearable. When you...
Twisp: August 15, 2018

Twisp: August 15, 2018

By Sarah Schrock There’s an exciting series of projects getting off the ground, or rather coming to the ground, that are sure to keep Twisp on the map. (I am not talking about the fire incident maps — we already have that notoriety well-claimed). The Gateway Project, enabled by a Complete Streets Grant from the...
Twisp: August 8, 2018

Twisp: August 8, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Despite my efforts to arrive at a column that doesn’t have to do with the fire, it’s pretty hard to focus on anything else since it’s sort of all-consuming. Large fires have become so prevalent, so consistently predictable, that conspiracy theorists are having a hey-day. Heard by me: It’s Russian spies lighting...
Twisp: August 1, 2018

Twisp: August 1, 2018

By Sarah Schrock A pleasant stroll down Twisp’s riverfront trail that opened last fall has some new, attractive waysides. Handcrafted artisan benches made by local artists Barry Stromberger and Bruce Morrison have recently been installed as amenities on the trail. The benches are radically different in material, style and design — creating a contrasting, yet...