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Mazama: Feb. 12, 2014

Mazama: Feb. 12, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Good morning, or whatever time it is when you read this. It is an egotistic assumption that it will be read. The snow has been coming down for three hours, and after it was predicted to begin “after 7 a.m.,” it started exactly at 7 a.m. It’s difficult to determine just what...
Product placement strategy could benefit the Methow

Product placement strategy could benefit the Methow

By Bob Spiwak About 50 years ago Vance Packard published a book titled The Hidden Persuaders. It had to do with messages being sent via visual media like TV and movie theaters, or audible messages by radio. While any kind of message could be delivered, the thrust was on commercials. These messages came and went...
Mazama: Feb. 5, 2014

Mazama: Feb. 5, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here it is Monday morning. There is blistering sunshine falling, its only shortcoming being that the blisters lose their luster somewhere in the 93 million miles from Old Sol to Mother Earth. If you get your paper on Wednesday, the forecast is for 6 below zero that night. Next night will be...
Mazama: Jan. 8, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 8, 2014

By Bob Spiwak A beautiful and sunny winter day. Nine degrees at wakeup and a forecast for a series of storms coming in from the west with varying amounts of snow predicted. The holidays are finally over and a measure of peace has settled over Highway 20. From observations and reports, there may have been...
‘Bashful’ snowfall probably won’t make us ‘Happy’

‘Bashful’ snowfall probably won’t make us ‘Happy’

By Bob Spiwak I’m writing this close to midnight Sunday after the Green Bay Packers lost a close game a few hours ago. The announcers shivered in their open booth at Lambeau Field. Days before the game, weather pundits ranging from the Weather Channel to local news predicted the second-coldest game in history at Green...
Mazama: Jan. 1, 2014

Mazama: Jan. 1, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Well, everyone likes to talk about the weather, it is said, and on this Sunday morning, an early writing effort because of the holiday, it is gently snowing here in West Boesel. Just under freezing is predicted. Freezing is what brought to mind last week’s commentary about a rumored remembrance commemorating the...
April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

Mazama By Bob Spiwak The weather forecast for this morning (April 7) offered a day with sunshine and a high of 62. What we have is overcast and it’s very much on the cool side, 42 degrees. Not too conducive for a comfortable golf outing planned for tomorrow. Even without golf there is plenty of...
Mazama: Dec. 25, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 25, 2013

By Bob Spiwak We’re early this week, and next week as well, to be able to get into print and not miss Santa’s visit. It’s Sunday, cloudy but no precipitation is coming down here, although the sky cam on Patterson Mountain earlier showed the white stuff coming down. It appears we are in for a...
Mazama: Dec. 18, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 18, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Last Sunday parking was at a premium at the Mazama Store. The annual Christmas at the Very End of the Road party and gift bazaar drew a full house, elbow room only, as holiday celebrants were treated to many free offerings from the bakery, mini-lattes, chocolates and other goodies. There were vendors...
Mazama: Dec. 11, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 11, 2013

By Bob Spiwak A pleasant sunny Monday morning. The temperature has zoomed up to a comfortable 1 degree above zero. Since our high-low record on the thermometer has crashed, I have no idea how low the temperature got last night. But NOAA is promising warmer weather, with around four days of “possible” snow beginning in...