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Burned but not beaten

Burned but not beaten

By Don Nelson If we’ve learned anything the past couple of years, it’s that there’s no such thing as a harmless fire. After two summers of devastation, our anxiety threshold has been lowered to the point that even small, quickly dispatched fires cause fleeting psychological trauma. Structure fires have become associated with wildfires as a...
The chilling conclusion

The chilling conclusion

By Don Nelson In sports, the rallying cry after a disappointing season is often “wait ’til next year” — which is pretty much tautological if you think about it, because what else are you going to do? But that’s about what the community is left with after a maddening cascade of events made it impossible to use...
The voice of Mazama

The voice of Mazama

By Don Nelson   Other than this newspaper’s founder, Harry Marble, I don’t know if anyone else has been associated with the Methow Valley News longer than our Mazama correspondent, Bob Spiwak. Bob has written community reports, columns and stories for the newspaper for more than 30 years (and submitted more than a few photos)....
Our space odyssey

Our space odyssey

By Don Nelson Some things we need are missing. My desk is a mess, and I should be setting a better example. The infrastructure requires a few minor repairs, like the front door that won’t close properly and a few dangly things that need to be secured. There are things cluttering the hallway that should...
Out with the old

Out with the old

By Don Nelson Moving in to a new space always starts with moving out of the old one. We’ve been doing that, as best we can, the past several weeks as we prepare to move the newspaper’s office from 101 N. Glover St. to a building on the TwispWorks campus that was most recently used...
Say ‘hi’ to Sarah

Say ‘hi’ to Sarah

By Don Nelson This week we introduce our new Twisp columnist for the Valley Life page, Sarah Schrock. She provides a bit of self-introduction on page B6. Sarah succeeds Sally Gracie, who held down the Twisp spot on our back page for 15 years. Sarah has lived in Twisp for eight years. She and her...
Saluting Sally

Saluting Sally

The tradition of community correspondents filing weekly reports from various parts of the Methow Valley goes back for decades in this newspaper. Grab a bound volume of newspapers from 10, 20, 30 years ago and you’ll find the authors’ names and faces attached to the weekly missives from Mazama, Winthrop, Twisp and points south along...
The predictable, and the less-so

The predictable, and the less-so

By Don Nelson Maybe it’s just inevitable. We began 2015 talking about how much snow we had, we’ll start 2016 talking about how much snow we have, and we’ll spend a lot of time the next 12 months talking about how much snow we need — in other words, the same conversation we’ve been having since people...
Our next chapter

Our next chapter

By Don Nelson There’s been no official announcement, but the Methow Valley’s efficient rumor mill being what it is, now’s as good a time as any to confirm that the Methow Valley News will be moving early next year. But not far. We will relocate to a building on the TwispWorks campus that, most recently,...
No Bad Days, Dec. 9, 2015

No Bad Days, Dec. 9, 2015

By Don Nelson Make it a ‘green’ Christmas Some things bear repeating, some things should go without saying. Our annual exhortation to do as much of your holiday shopping as possible with valley merchants falls into both categories. We are all part of an interdependent economy here in the Methow, relying not only on visitors...