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Mazama: July 22, 2015

Mazama: July 22, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It has been a slow week here in the upper reaches of the valley. Much of the activity has been at the Rhythm & Blues Festival, or related to it because of the traffic that constantly came by en route to the concert. It began Wednesday afternoon and peaked probably late Thursday...
Mazama: July 15, 2015

Mazama: July 15, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Aug. 1, 2014 promised to be a busy day. The fires had been pretty much quelled, and the rains had not yet come to create their own devastation. I was on my way to the new Gamble Sands golf course near Brewster for a golf media event, a prelude to the course’s...
Mazama: July 8, 2015

Mazama: July 8, 2015

By Bob Spiwak For the first time in several weeks, the morning (July 6) was actually cool.  After several nights in a screened backpack tent, I slept in the house yesterday and, without any covers, was awakened by the cold. This morning’s chill may be the result of the smoke from any or all of...
Mazama: July 1, 2015

Mazama: July 1, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Monday morning was a special one: It was raining, and raining hard. This on the heels of an in-the-shade thermometer reading of 103 at one point Sunday afternoon. Sleeping was not too difficult with the fans going and the outside temperature down to a cooling 75 or so. This follows a fine...
Mazama: June 24, 2015

Mazama: June 24, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s a balmy, sunny Monday morning, a gentle breeze whispering through the pines, possibly bringing some rain showers later in the day. “After 2 p.m.,” reads the forecast. This is a departure from the usual forecasts from NOAA that have seemed to concentrate on the hours of 11 a.m. or 11 p.m....
Mazama: June 17, 2015

Mazama: June 17, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Sunday afternoon. There are puffy white clouds above and a warm breeze blowing. Nothing like the furnace we had the past week. We peaked at 100 degrees in the shade one day, and heard of higher temperature readings from elsewhere. The fruit fly invasion seems to have modified, at least here in...
Mazama: June 10, 2015

Mazama: June 10, 2015

By Bob Spiwak The buzz this morning is a predicted temperature of 102 degrees as a high for Mazama. Yesterday (Sunday), we were in the high 80s in West Boesel and for a change there was no wind, barely a breeze. The river has been up and down. My visual barometer is a snag on...
Comments sought on review of Mazama development

Comments sought on review of Mazama development

Developers are seeking to rezone part of the Chechaquo Ranch/Pasayten Peak planned development in the Mazama core to accommodate future development including retail, tourist-residential units and expanded and reconfigured parking for Methow Trails. The property, along Goat Creek Road across …
Mazama: June 3, 2015

Mazama: June 3, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s Monday morning and first thing I need to do is to offer a correction to last week’s report that the average length of the logs piled up for the salmon recovery project was 10 feet. Bad mistake. I had a temporary affliction of flatus cerebelus, something that comes with age. The...
Mazama: May 27, 2015

Mazama: May 27, 2015

By Bob Spiwak A very busy day in Mazama on Saturday. The World-Famous Pancake Breakfast was its usual success, this year augmented by a yard sale — once a staple, but long in hiatus. Ms. Gloria and I had a table and spoke with a lot of local people we’d not seen for a long time. Among...