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Mazama: Nov. 20, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 20, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Well, the weather has turned colder and there were skiffs of snow over the weekend here in the bottoms all the way to Mazama, just a brief preview of real winter. The night skies had thin clouds and the play of light on them by the full moon was quite impressive.  One...
Mazama: Nov. 13, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 13, 2013

By Bob Spiwak An unofficial gathering of at least 40 people were in attendance for an 11 a.m. flag raising Monday (Nov. 11) at the Mazama Store to commemorate Veterans Day. Among these were local veterans of wars we have fought from World War II to the present. The weather was foggy, damp, cold and...
Mazama: Nov. 6, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 6, 2013

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny morning. Goat Peak and Last Chance Mountain are attired in a blanket of snow and the sun is brilliant as it reflects off the white mantles. On the way to Mazama there was an ominous bank of dark clouds behind Last Chance and snow coming down, but it was...
Mazama: Oct. 30, 2013

Mazama: Oct. 30, 2013

By Bob Spiwak The past week has been gorgeous. While fog has enveloped the country from Everett to Bellingham at least for a week, here it was pushing or into the 70 s. This might explain the numbers of people in Mazama, in the hostelries of Winthrop and on the roads during a normally slow...
Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Wow. What an Indian (or Native American if you prefer) summer we are having. A full moon floating around, now hanging in the sky in the early morning hours, temperatures in the high 60s with 70 predicted for today. Having taken the canoe off the car top for the winter, it’s incumbent...
Mazama: Oct. 16, 2013

Mazama: Oct. 16, 2013

By Bob Spiwak A bright and sunny Monday, wake-up temperature of 29.8 degrees, the coolest of the season, and oh so dark yet at 6:30 a.m. The trees have about peaked now, and the leaf storms, even without wind to assist, are on the upswing. Or down-flutter. Swinging into the valley for a visit last...
Mazama: Oct. 9, 2013

Mazama: Oct. 9, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Well, the gummint shutdown has had its effect on motorists traveling to and from the Methow who feel the call of nature. One would not imagine that our congressional clods in the House of Representatives have enough sway to close the bathrooms along the length of Highway 20 – at least where...
Mazama: Sept. 11, 2013

Mazama: Sept. 11, 2013

By Bob Spiwak This newspaper will get to local mailboxes on a momentous date, Sept. 11. The repercussions of that day are still with us as once more there is talk and more talk about military action involving Middle East activities, even on their own soil. Without getting preachy in this space, it would behoove...
Mazama: August 28, 2013

Mazama: August 28, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Sunday afternoon I became more unhinged than usual. It all began when I was road testing my ancient ’78 Chevy pickup for a Monday morning trip to Twisp. This was the end of a three-day “get rid of everything” sale at Mary Thompson’s place on Beaver Creek. Everything had to go because...
Mazama: Aug. 21, 2013

Mazama: Aug. 21, 2013

By Bob Spiwak It’s Monday morning, 9:40 a.m. The North Cascades Highway is supposed to be open in half an hour, although according to a Washington State Department of Transportation person, this does not mean it will be fully cleared. It is estimated by WSDOT that the recent slides left about 30,000 cubic yards of...