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Mazama: November 7, 2018

Mazama: November 7, 2018

By Erika Kar When Steve and Kim Bondi sold the North Cascades Base Camp to the Bush School two-ish years ago, there were a lot of changes for Mazama. Base Camp was just that for Mazama, a base camp for so many activities. One of the things that changed was the end of Soup Night. The...
Mazama: October 31, 2018

Mazama: October 31, 2018

By Erika Kar Longtime Mazama resident Bo Thrasher recently gave me some great history about the Mazama Halloween tradition. This fun event first began at the Lost River School, which was a Waldorf-inspired preschool that taught children from 2001 — 2008 and was housed where Serena Lockwood now lives. As a little side note, the Lost River School...
Mazama: October 24, 2018

Mazama: October 24, 2018

By Erika Kar If you read this little blurb on the back page with any regularity, you’ll know that I mention Kevin Petty pretty often. Quite a few people have asked who is this guy, anyhow? The time has come to formally introduce you to Kevin. Kevin Petty, resident of upper Lost River, or as we...
Mazama: October 17, 2018

Mazama: October 17, 2018

  By Erika Kar One of the very sweet things about living in Mazama this time of year is the onslaught of hunters in big trucks and camo that come into our deer-rich area looking for their big trophy. Ha ha, just kidding. I mean, that is happening, as it does every year around this time,...
Mazama: October 10, 2018

Mazama: October 10, 2018

By Erika Kar Do you know Lisa Picklesimer? Of course you know of her chocolates and caramels. Those boxes that appear at all the local shops sometime around Thanksgiving and don’t stop with their temptation until just after Valentine’s Day. And if you are in the Mazama Store on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you have definitely seen...
Mazama: October 3, 2018

Mazama: October 3, 2018

The beginning of October seems to usher in a brief quiet season. The amount of cars bombing down into the valley begins to slow, the line at the Mazama Store shortens, and residents’ shoulders and jaws relax. It won’t be long, though, until the snow falls on the valley floor and a new crop of...
Mazama: September 26, 2018

Mazama: September 26, 2018

By Erika Kar Skyler Fitzmaurice, son of Peter Fitzmaurice and Shannon Skibeness, is on what could be an adventure of a lifetime. Skyler, a junior at Western Washington University, is enrolled fall semester in Sogndal, Norway, at Høgskulen på Vestlandet, or in English, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. His major at WWU is outdoor recreation....
Mazama: September 19, 2018

Mazama: September 19, 2018

By Erika Kar If you have ever doubted my commitment to writing the news of Mazama, now is the time to set those doubts aside. Why? Because not only is there a lack of Mazama news, but also because my computer seems to have given up the ghost and I am writing this on my phone....
Mazama: September 12, 2018

Mazama: September 12, 2018

By Erika Kar It rained! Not much, but enough to wake up to the smell of the forest, and not the forest-on-fire smell that has become the norm either. Instead we got the smell of leaves, earth and a freshness that causes even the busiest of people to stop, close their eyes, point their nose into...
Mazama: September 5, 2018

Mazama: September 5, 2018

By Erika Kar There’s this guy that I used to see walking on the road every now and then. He wore a leather kilt and black beret with a feather stuck in it, carried a rucksack and walking stick, and he looked like he probably lived in the woods. I would wave to him when I...