Today is Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Mazama
Mazama: March 15, 2017

Mazama: March 15, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Last Tuesday night, creatures from all over the wilderness made the trip to Goat Wall  to discuss the reintroduction of grizzlies into the North Cascades. For many, it was a highly charged evening as opinions and feathers flew in what one gray wolf called “an embarrassing night full of misinformation and ego.”  ...
Mazama: March 8, 2017

Mazama: March 8, 2017

By Mandi Donohue There’s always a hiccup in winter that taunts the summer lovers and torments the winter contingent. The weather gets a little warmer and suddenly the skies are blazing blue, the piercing sun melting everything like a superhero’s gaze. You’d think the weather was tropical as extra joggers take to Lost River Road and...
Mazama: March 1, 2017

Mazama: March 1, 2017

By Mandi Donohue I’ve been working through an incredible book called “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron over the past six months — an amazing Bible for any creative. Something she does in her book is ask a lot of questions about what you were interested in as a child and what you wanted to be when you...
Mazama: February 22, 2017

Mazama: February 22, 2017

By Mandi Donohue In Lost River, our little community tends to wind down by 4 p.m. most nights. By 6 p.m., it’s surreally quiet as we’ve all settled in with our guilty pleasure of choice, in our jammies by the fire. I had forgotten it was a holiday weekend until I noticed the evidence for such:...
Mazama: February 15, 2017

Mazama: February 15, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Having been single more often than not in life, Valentine’s Day was never about red roses from the quarterback or a diamond heart-shaped pendant from the “Forever Us” collection at Kay Jewelers. I learned early on that it could be a lot more than celebrating your significant other. Sometimes it was about doing...
Mazama: February 9, 2017

Mazama: February 9, 2017

By Mandi Donohue If you were to visit San Diego Comicon, the annual comic book convention, you would know that “Star Wars” fans and “Star Trek” fans do not mix. I am grateful, however, to live in a valley where Leia and Spock can ski together at the fourth Annual Methow Valley Ski for Women without...
Mazama: February 1, 2017

Mazama: February 1, 2017

By Mandi Donohue I adore going to weddings. Not only is it a moving experience watching two individuals express their love for each other, shaped with the support of a caring community, but it is also the opportunity to let loose and dance! Aside from the get-down funk of Laura Love and the Family Dog (truly...
Mazama: January 25, 2017

Mazama: January 25, 2017

By Mandi Donohue On Dec. 15, 2016, Charlie Sykes, a conservative American political commenter out of Milwaukee, wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that I highly recommend called “Where the Right Went Wrong.” As a woman that has been conservative more years than not, this article spoke deeply to me. While the radio host...
Mazama: January 18, 2017

Mazama: January 18, 2017

By Mandi Donohue All right, ladies, get out those pink hats — you know the ones I’m talking about — and join us this Saturday in Twisp at the Methow Valley Community Center. And men who appreciate your women strong, smart and courageous, we’ll see you there as well at 9:45 a.m. to march alongside your equals. On Saturday we’ll...
Mazama: January 11, 2017

Mazama: January 11, 2017

By Mandi Donohue When I worked at the Mazama Store, we didn’t have Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, etc. Instead, we had Egg Days, Oatmeal Days and Quiche Days. What Rudy Peterson ate for breakfast is how we acknowledged the passing of time. “Honey, did you hear Rudy is leaving?” My stomach dropped when I heard it....