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Mazama: August 13, 2014

Mazama: August 13, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here it is Monday morning (Aug. 11) and the sky is full of smoke. It seems to be bothering quite a few peoples’ breathing, but thus far while I have noticed no ill effects. A familiar refrain these days is something along the order of “I am so sick of the fire...
Mazama: August 6, 2014

Mazama: August 6, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It has been a crazy week, the height of it beginning on Friday with the lightning, thunder and unbelievable winds. The coverage will be well documented elsewhere in the paper, and for this offering I will quote an email I got from a friend the following day. No names will be mentioned....
Mazama: July 30, 2014

Mazama: July 30, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny Monday, as July draws to a close. What has happened here in the upper valley over the past 31 days, from triple-digit temperatures to a portion of the biggest wildfire in the history of the state, is certainly memorable. Sad to report the death of Joan Grant yesterday at...
Mazama: July 23, 2014

Mazama: July 23, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Of all things, this is being written on a machine called a “typewriter.” It is like a computer. It is much harder to make corrections on. I am using this 54-year-old machine because of the biggest new story of the decade — the big fires have cut off our electricity and it may be...
Mazama: July 9, 2014

Mazama: July 9, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The Fourth of July has passed and the traffic appeared surprisingly light, at least compared to the amount of traffic we anticipated. After all, it was a three-day holiday. It’s possible the traffic was lighter because there are no fireworks allowed over here, which does not apply to the less-volatile west side...
Mazama: July 2, 2014

Mazama: July 2, 2014

By Bob Spiwak As of the month’s end, the Methow Grist is no more. For the past three years the local Internet provider owned by Jeff Hardy and Maria Converse had what might be termed a general-interest online magazine, with many topics offered by writers, photographers, artists, organizations and more. Its staple, the community bulletin...
Mazama: June 25, 2014

Mazama: June 25, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here we are, two days after the solstice. There were some monster winds that longest-day evening, and as if in shame for the tumultuous tantrum, Sunday brought a calm and very warm day. The mosquitoes, previously barely noticeable, rejoiced in the calm and decided it was time for a celebratory dinner. On...
Mazama: June 25, 2014

Mazama: June 25, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here we are, two days after the solstice. There were some monster winds that longest-day evening, and as if in shame for the tumultuous tantrum, Sunday brought a calm and very warm day. The mosquitoes, previously barely noticeable, rejoiced in the calm and decided it was time for a celebratory dinner. On...
Mazama: June 11, 2014

Mazama: June 11, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The river is still running above normal, and the ponds are still up as we push our way to midsummer. Meanwhile, aside from showers here and there and an occasional frog-strangler, we’ve had no rain in close to two months. The snow is going down fast at Harts Pass with a mere...
Mazama: June 4, 2014

Mazama: June 4, 2014

By Bob Spiwak When there are discussions herein about, or emanating from the SLIME (Society of Lugubrious Indolent Mazama Entrepreneurs) group at morning coffee, there are many disparate topics that come up. At times there are several simultaneously: a couple of people may be discussing recipes for the barbecue, or restaurants, or what size coil...