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Twisp: January 18, 2017

Twisp: January 18, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Perhaps you have seen the river steaming in the morning over these past few weeks? The cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing create two types of ice in the river — anchor ice and surface ice. The situation is building anxiety along the Twisp River as town officials and riverfront residents are a bit uneasy...
Twisp: January 11, 2017

Twisp: January 11, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A healthy rivalry fosters pride and the rivalry is never greater than between neighbors. The rivalry that exists between our neighboring hamlets of Twisp and Winthrop always offers a lively conversation. Mazamans and Carltonians alike can shrug their shoulders and decree, “both towns are for the birds — give me the country.” But for...
Twisp: January 4, 2017

Twisp: January 4, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A rare and unusual thing happened last Friday night in town. I thought something might be afoot when Thursday night we saw Terry Hunt and Laura Love out to dinner at La Fonda Lopez. As Friday rolled around, rumors were circulating. Word on the street was that an impromptu jazz performance was...
Twisp: December 28, 2016

Twisp: December 28, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The Loup welcomed hundreds of skiers for a joyful post-Christmas opening on Monday, and eager skiers finally got a taste of the sweet sugary powder that finally filled in the doughnut hole. The doughnut hole refers to the nucleus of the winter weather patterns that tend to swirl around us, dumping snow...
Twisp: December 21, 2016

Twisp: December 21, 2016

By Sarah Schrock There’s only one word to describe this past week: frigid. After a big ol’ nothing from a snow forecast that predicted lots of snow last week but only brought periodic dustings, the temperature plummeted to an inhuman level and we scrambled to stay warm inside — all the while attending holiday performances, last-minute shopping,...
Twisp: December 14, 2016

Twisp: December 14, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Now that most people have gotten their tree, strung lights are on the house, and FedEx and UPS trucks are zooming in and out, it’s time for the gatherings to begin. There are so many gatherings, concerts, letters to send, gifts to garner, and performances to keep track of that I lost...
Twisp: December 7, 2016

Twisp: December 7, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Santa’s pancake breakfast at the Twisp Valley Grange filled bellies with holiday cheer on Saturday morning as dozens of adorable kids, dressed in velvet and gold, bow ties and Christmas jammies took to his chair to share their Christmas wish lists. As customary, Santa gifted each child an orange and a warm...
Twisp: Nov. 30, 2016

Twisp: Nov. 30, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Last year, my entire immediate family of 22 came to the Methow, so naturally, it was our turn to go the distance, track the pass reports, and don some purple for the Apple Cup (sorry, Cougs). Despite the otherwise joyful family gathering, minus a day of a violent stomach bug, it always...
Twisp: November 23, 2016

Twisp: November 23, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The Methow Valley Community Center was all abuzz with activity this past week as it hosted a range of gatherings, most notably, the Standing Rock benefit vigil and the holiday bazaar. As part of Indigenous People’s Month, Nov. 15 was designated as a national day of recognition of the Standing Rock protest....
Twisp: November 18, 2016

Twisp: November 18, 2016

By Sarah Schrock By the time this goes to print it will be a week since the remarkable upset shook our nation. Relieved Trump supporters are vindicated after suffering through the past eight years, and progressives are in state of fear and grief, dreading the result of the present-elect’s rhetoric and disposition. Fear and distaste...