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Twisp: September 28, 2016

Twisp: September 28, 2016

By Sarah Schrock You have heard of those ghost towns in the middle of nowhere, where you can buy the entire town, right? Well, I am a little concerned. Wauconda, just east of here on Highway 20, sold for $360,000 just a year ago on eBay. It seems as though every week there’s another “for...
Twisp: September 21, 2016

Twisp: September 21, 2016

By Sarah Schrock With the rising of the harvest moon this week, strange things in the animal world are happening. My dog, for one, goes a little bonkers during the full moon, running between doors in the wee hours of the night, begging to be let out to howl and bark at nothing — a primal call...
Twisp: Sept. 8, 2016

Twisp: Sept. 8, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Finding awesome can be close to home. Last week, while observing some trees in Twisp Park, Dwight Filer and I stumbled upon an elusive inhabitant of our urban forest: a bat. The creature was visibly struggling for life, twitching on its back like a beetle. Because bats can be carriers of rabies,...
Twisp: September 1, 2016

Twisp: September 1, 2016

By Sarah Schrock With the bus barn demolished, the community plaza at TwispWorks taking form, and a new town hall or civic building, as it’s being called, slated for the near future, the face of town is slowing changing. The new building on Glover Street next to the River Bank has also taken shape as...
Twisp: August 24, 2016

Twisp: August 24, 2016

By Sarah Schrock I know you’ve seen them, driving up and down the highway every hour; orange place names on the roof, striped green and blue. The 12-passenger buses operated by TranGO seem to be gaining riders, based on my un-official observations. I was the sole rider on my first TranGO trip last month. The...
Twisp: August 17, 2016

Twisp: August 17, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Before I begin, I want to apologize for my blunders in last week’s column about the pool party. I totally blew it on the who’s who and what they do. First off, Emele Clothier sang folk songs along with Fred Cooley, not Lauralee Northcott. I am sorry to have confused these talented...
Twisp: Aug. 3, 2016

Twisp: Aug. 3, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The zombie apocalypse has arrived. They are invading homes, gardens, ranches and just about anything that gets in their path. Grab your children, your pets and your garlic because these monsters will eat anything, even each other. Their sheer numbers and menacing chirps and screeches are enough to drive one to madness....
Twisp: July 27, 2016

Twisp: July 27, 2016

By Sarah Schrock If you haven’t been to the Methow Valley Farmers Market recently, you will be pleasantly surprised by the number of new vendors and farm stands this year. All the oldies but goodies are also still going strong. Methow Gold, pure raw honey by Blane Rogers, is always one of my regular stops....
Twisp: July 13, 2016

Twisp: July 13, 2016

By Sarah Schrock “Little opportunity for the air mass to warm up” from “the seemingly endless parade of cool and wet low pressure systems” that we have been experiencing. This, from NOAA forecasters, is a great departure from the original long-term forecasts that predicted above-average temperatures. So why the change? I want to know because...
Twisp: July 6, 2016

Twisp: July 6, 2016

By Sarah Schrock My neighborhood is undergoing some growing pains, being the epicenter for the largest subdivisions Twisp has probably seen since the platting of Gloversville in 1897. We are happy to welcome new neighbors. However, with the advent of new development come conversations regarding traffic, noise, light pollution, safety and preparedness. We recently met...