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Winthrop: May 4, 2016

Winthrop: May 4, 2016

By Ashley Lodato The age-old question — “Why did the chicken cross the road?” — was given a definitive answer last week. Not surprisingly, it was “to get to the other side,” but that simple answer undermines the complexity of this particular chicken’s (actually a rooster) thought process. In a decidedly socialist move, our neighbors, Keri and Seth Miles,...
Winthrop: April 27, 2016

Winthrop: April 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A surprising number of people from the first wave of visitors to drive into Winthrop over the North Cascades Highway last Friday found themselves at Farmers State Bank, enjoying Arrowleaf Bistro’s “earth cake” and organic Lariat coffee, in honor of Farmers’ seventh annual Earth Day celebration. Bank staff wore green T-shirts with...
Winthrop: April 20, 2016

Winthrop: April 20, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Mazama sixth-grader Bellamy Kar has a shot at meeting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Bellamy, who (along with his parents Erika and Christian and his brother Sebastian) is spending this school year in Baja California, recently took a test that all students in Mexican schools are required to take before moving on...
Winthrop: April 13, 2016

Winthrop: April 13, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Earth Day is just around the corner and Methow Recycles would like you to participate in roadside clean-up efforts during the week of April 17-22. For the past few years, volunteer crews have collected litter from about 60 miles of roadway; the goal this year is 100 miles. Organize some friends and...
Winthrop: April 6, 2016

Winthrop: April 6, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Eight of about a dozen Methow Trails groomers celebrated the end of the season on Thursday, with just two of them needing to wrap up the party a bit early so they could complete their final grooming shifts of the winter in Mazama and the Rendezvous. Apparently being a trails groomer is...
Winthrop: March 30, 2016

Winthrop: March 30, 2016

By Ashley Lodato To diffuse the creepiness of Methow Conservancy Executive Director Jason Paulsen’s inexplicably disturbing Easter bunny suit at a board meeting over the weekend, Phil Davis lightened the mood by sharing a story about his first day of professional work, when he was doing an internship with Xerox. As was required of all...
Winthrop: March 23, 2016

Winthrop: March 23, 2016

By Ashley Lodato It has been somewhat of a fitful march toward spring, with the reward for thinking “it’s getting to be spring” being 5-8 inches of wet, sloppy snow. But definitive signs of spring are here even in Mazama, where, Eric Burr informs me, spring beauty is out up the Spokane Gulch footpath and...
Winthrop: March 16, 2016

Winthrop: March 16, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Winthrop artist Hannah Viano opened a show last week in Port Townsend, at the Northwest Maritime Center. “Driftwood and Daring: An Artist’s Adventures in the Inside Passage” showcases Hannah’s paper-cut art (all made with a single dark sheet of paper and an Xacto knife) that has been inspired by her many trips...
Winthrop: March 9, 2016

Winthrop: March 9, 2016

By Ashley Lodato It was a big week for a group of Okanogan County Fire District 6 firefighters. No sooner were they almost caught up on sleep after Monday morning’s early wake-up call for the Twisp River Pub fire than they were headed to Seattle for the 25th Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday morning. The...
Winthrop: March 2, 2016

Winthrop: March 2, 2016

By Ashley Lodato When Rust Road resident Tory DeSalvo told me that one of the Rendezvous signs off the West Chewuch Road is spelled “Rendezous,” with the “v” missing, I almost didn’t believe her. I drive that road frequently; how had I never noticed? But indeed she is correct. What’s even more surprising is that...