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Twisp: February 22, 2017

Twisp: February 22, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Any modern-day mother knows the trials and tribulations on deciding on how to vaccinate their children. Conventional medical recommendations call for a slew of preventative injections upon birth and thereafter through childhood. Despite the recommendations, many parents opt out or vary the course of vaccinations for an alternative schedule. Reasons for departure...
Twisp: February 15, 2017

Twisp: February 15, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Known as the evening star, Venus is remarkably crisp and bright just after sunset this month in the western sky.  It is fitting then that Venus, goddess of romantic love, fertility, and all things sensual in Roman mythology, and mother of Cupid, is shining in the night sky mid-February as Valentine’s Day...
Twisp: February 9, 2017

Twisp: February 9, 2017

By Sarah Schrock After a dry and cold start, it’s finally shaping up to be a proper snowy winter. The groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter with the temps holding out, so we can hold on to it a bit longer before the inevitable thaw. As a skiing buddy said after a backcountry tour...
Twisp: February 1, 2017

Twisp: February 1, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Are you looking to expand your mind, get your mind off politics, or avoid the depressing weather for a while? If you’re sticking it out through February and not flying off somewhere tropical, the library’s digital subscription services to online academic courses, digital media and databases might be just what you need. ...
Twisp: January 25, 2017

Twisp: January 25, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Each step forward matters. To the Twisp march organizers who did a great job on logistics, thank you. To the crosswalk guards whose orange vests clashed like oil on water in a sea of pinks, the progression was perfectly timed, thank you. With the barrage of different signs and messages, to an...
Twisp: January 18, 2017

Twisp: January 18, 2017

By Sarah Schrock Perhaps you have seen the river steaming in the morning over these past few weeks? The cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing create two types of ice in the river — anchor ice and surface ice. The situation is building anxiety along the Twisp River as town officials and riverfront residents are a bit uneasy...
Twisp: January 11, 2017

Twisp: January 11, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A healthy rivalry fosters pride and the rivalry is never greater than between neighbors. The rivalry that exists between our neighboring hamlets of Twisp and Winthrop always offers a lively conversation. Mazamans and Carltonians alike can shrug their shoulders and decree, “both towns are for the birds — give me the country.” But for...
Twisp: January 4, 2017

Twisp: January 4, 2017

By Sarah Schrock A rare and unusual thing happened last Friday night in town. I thought something might be afoot when Thursday night we saw Terry Hunt and Laura Love out to dinner at La Fonda Lopez. As Friday rolled around, rumors were circulating. Word on the street was that an impromptu jazz performance was...
Twisp: December 28, 2016

Twisp: December 28, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The Loup welcomed hundreds of skiers for a joyful post-Christmas opening on Monday, and eager skiers finally got a taste of the sweet sugary powder that finally filled in the doughnut hole. The doughnut hole refers to the nucleus of the winter weather patterns that tend to swirl around us, dumping snow...
Twisp: December 21, 2016

Twisp: December 21, 2016

By Sarah Schrock There’s only one word to describe this past week: frigid. After a big ol’ nothing from a snow forecast that predicted lots of snow last week but only brought periodic dustings, the temperature plummeted to an inhuman level and we scrambled to stay warm inside — all the while attending holiday performances, last-minute shopping,...