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Twisp column
Twisp: April 5, 2017

Twisp: April 5, 2017

By Sarah Schrock It’s a funny paradox of migrations at spring break. As the birds make their way back up north, people fly south. Families from Mazama to Carlton have taken flight to Hawaii, Baja, Texas, Florida and southern California while those of us who are sticking around are welcoming flocks of feathered friends to...
Twisp: March 22, 2017

Twisp: March 22, 2017

By Sarah Schrock As winter melts away and the layers of clothing peel off with it, the lost-and-found at Methow Valley Elementary School becomes an impressive collection of winter treasures. It’s not the only place lost items can be found this time of year.  As the snow rapidly retreats, our yard becomes a great hidden...
Twisp: March 15, 2017

Twisp: March 15, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Competition builds community, or at least camaraderie. This was true for the varying sporting events and games that folks participated in over the weekend.  Peewee wrestlers aged 3-12 took to the mat in Chelan for a regional tournament on Saturday morning. As part of the annual tradition to build team spirit, many...
Twisp: March 8, 2017

Twisp: March 8, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A recent wave of natural and human-caused avalanches has raised the hair on the backs of many backcountry skiers around the valley. Thankfully, no fatalities or major injuries have been reported from two separate incidents that occurred last week.  According to the Northwest Avalanche Center, the first incident involved four skiers thrown...
Twisp: March 1, 2107

Twisp: March 1, 2107

By Sarah Schrock Congressman Dan Newhouse’s neglect to hold open forums during last week’s congressional recess stirred a fire in local political organizers, and citizens showed up. Eager to make their opinions acknowledged by the Congressman, participants packed the gymnasium at the community center.  The town hall meeting, not be confused with actual Town Hall...
Twisp: February 22, 2017

Twisp: February 22, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Any modern-day mother knows the trials and tribulations on deciding on how to vaccinate their children. Conventional medical recommendations call for a slew of preventative injections upon birth and thereafter through childhood. Despite the recommendations, many parents opt out or vary the course of vaccinations for an alternative schedule. Reasons for departure...
Twisp: February 15, 2017

Twisp: February 15, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Known as the evening star, Venus is remarkably crisp and bright just after sunset this month in the western sky.  It is fitting then that Venus, goddess of romantic love, fertility, and all things sensual in Roman mythology, and mother of Cupid, is shining in the night sky mid-February as Valentine’s Day...
Twisp: February 9, 2017

Twisp: February 9, 2017

By Sarah Schrock After a dry and cold start, it’s finally shaping up to be a proper snowy winter. The groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter with the temps holding out, so we can hold on to it a bit longer before the inevitable thaw. As a skiing buddy said after a backcountry tour...
Twisp: February 1, 2017

Twisp: February 1, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Are you looking to expand your mind, get your mind off politics, or avoid the depressing weather for a while? If you’re sticking it out through February and not flying off somewhere tropical, the library’s digital subscription services to online academic courses, digital media and databases might be just what you need. ...
Twisp: January 25, 2017

Twisp: January 25, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Each step forward matters. To the Twisp march organizers who did a great job on logistics, thank you. To the crosswalk guards whose orange vests clashed like oil on water in a sea of pinks, the progression was perfectly timed, thank you. With the barrage of different signs and messages, to an...