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Mazama: Jan. 29, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 29, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It is another freezing, foggy Monday morning. The “wintry mix” predicted has not shown up at ground level, but about 300 feet up on Grizzly Mountain it is all white from residual snow and fresh, heavy, cotton candy frost on the pines. With the attendant humidity it feels much like an ordinary...
Mazama: Jan. 22, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 22, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here it is Jan. 20. The inversion continues with morning fog that produces a shimmering layer of hoarfrost on the bare trees. Later, as the temperature increases, the tiny crystals fall like micro snow. And that is the nearest thing to real snow we can expect for the coming week, according to...
Mazama: Jan. 15, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 15, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Not much happening in Mazamaland over the past week. I’ve been kind of stove up with a bad back, which has enabled a lot of daytime television watching, something I rarely do other than weekend football games. Being a weather freak, it afforded me a lot of watching of The Weather Channel...
June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013

BY BOB SPIWAK Well, as a movie critic I have failed “Titles 101.” Last week a wonderful British flick was here erroneously given the name Titfield Cannonball.  Librarian Sally Portman read the report and sought to get it for the library, but the name never came up. Ever diligent, she discovered the correct title is...
May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

BY BOB SPIWAK Of course, it does not seem like an ordinary Monday morning. The Mazama Store was pretty well packed at the 7 a.m. opening and people just kept coming. There were about 16 big RVs and a few tents at the Edelweiss campground en route. Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast was a booming success and...
May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

BY BOB SPIWAK A large crowd congregated last Saturday at the Mazama Community Hall to pay final respects to Red McComb on a bright, sunny day. Jay Lucas led the way with a reading of Red’s obituary and followed this with an open invitation to the crowd to say a few words of remembrance about...
May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

BOB SPIWAK Last Saturday, bright and sunny, produced what may well be a record crowd in downtown Mazama. Even on the southern outskirts of downtown, cars were parked almost to the bridge over the river. As early as 8 a.m. the parking lot behind the Community Hall was mostly full and the Mazama Store parking...
May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

BY BOB SPIWAK Last Saturday produced the annual clean-up convocation at the Mazama Community Building, in and out. Gale Bair, a regular cleaner-upper, was impressed with the number of volunteers who showed up for the task, estimating the group at two to three times more than those that usually partake. Midge Cross offered the following...
April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013

BY BOB SPIWAK It’s Monday morning, there is broken sunshine but still on the cool side, a radical departure from last week’s 60-plus heated days. The changeable weather was even more apparent Sunday with the snow falling most of the morning. We got over an inch down here and in the upper reaches of Mazama...
April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

BY BOB SPIWAK Welcome to spring and warm weather that has begun to verge on hot. Easter Sunday got into the mid-70s, and planting stuff in the direct sunshine it was probably even hotter than the thermometer recorded. The river has begun to come up and our ponds are slowly rising. The frogs are now...