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Mazama: June 3, 2015

Mazama: June 3, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s Monday morning and first thing I need to do is to offer a correction to last week’s report that the average length of the logs piled up for the salmon recovery project was 10 feet. Bad mistake. I had a temporary affliction of flatus cerebelus, something that comes with age. The...
Island hopping with my golf bag

Island hopping with my golf bag

By Bob Spiwak One of the perks of being a golf writer is travel, especially when it is on someone else’s dime. In that case, there is usually a quid pro quo (something for something) involved, so it is expected that nice things will be written about whoever is picking up the tab. In this...
Mazama: May 27, 2015

Mazama: May 27, 2015

By Bob Spiwak A very busy day in Mazama on Saturday. The World-Famous Pancake Breakfast was its usual success, this year augmented by a yard sale — once a staple, but long in hiatus. Ms. Gloria and I had a table and spoke with a lot of local people we’d not seen for a long time. Among...
Mazama: May 20, 2015

Mazama: May 20, 2015

By Bob Spiwak We finally had a week of badly needed rain. Last Monday it poured down, beginning in the afternoon and evening, complete with thunder and lightning, at least in West Boesel. The remainder of the week produced spotty rainfalls. We’ve no idea what came down where in inches, but hey, rain is rain...
Mazama: April 29, 2015

Mazama: April 29, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Well, we got a big surprise this morning. Leave it to the government. For years we have used a simple form supplied by the Harts Pass snow station (“snotel”), which on one page gave all the statistics and measurements for the snow and water activity up there at 6,500 feet — information that affects...
Mazama: April 22, 2015

Mazama: April 22, 2015

By Bob Spiwak The warm sunny days, coupled with the highway opening a few weeks ago, produced an unfamiliar amount of traffic on the highway after the winter layover. Notable were the numbers of motorcycles going by — 25 in one group. We’ve probably said this before: The noise of bikes coming from the west...
Mazama: April 15, 2015

Mazama: April 15, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Things are quiet east of Lost River. Actually, they usually are. We have a policy at SLIME, like Las Vegas and paraphrasing, that what I hear here stays here unless I get permission to use it. It does not apply to things of general information (no gossip) and events — and certainly not politics...
Mazama: April 8, 2015

Mazama: April 8, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Washington Pass opened a few days ago and there was a notable increase in traffic on Highway 20 in both directions, as was expected. The Mazama Store parking lot filled quickly after the event. Driving through Winthrop on Saturday, the day following opening of the road, there was a plethora of vehicles...
Just a couple of fishing fools

Just a couple of fishing fools

By Bob Spiwak When Ms. Gloria and I moved here in 1981 our primary activity was going to yard sales and auctions. There we met lots of people, and after a few weekends encountered some of the same people we had met and gotten to know. However, after several months of buying or bidding on...
Mazama: April 1, 2015

Mazama: April 1, 2015

By Bob Spiwak A sunny Monday. Awoke to a convention of wood ducks, eight of them on the pond. It was hard to count as they were either frolicking or fighting, it was hard to discern what with the splashing and circular navigation. Our “annual” (we think) pairs, one of woodies and the other, mallards,...