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Mazama: Feb. 18, 2015

Mazama: Feb. 18, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Monday morning and sunny, and the sun is very warm, continuing the melt that becomes ice overnight. Still lots of snow on the land, and crowds of skiers to take advantage of it. The major ski areas south of here are suffering from lack of snow. Up at Harts Pass the snow...
Mazama: Feb. 11, 2015

Mazama: Feb. 11, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Well, I goofed last week. In the column about the leasing of Bear Creek Golf Course, the amount of hours Ash and Linda Court put into running the place last year was, by my quote, 45,000 hours. Wrong! I did not stop to do the math and when Ash brought this to...
Mazama: May 6, 2015

Mazama: May 6, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Hot sun today, following a cold morning in the 30s. A note from Seattle says there is rain in their future later today, and it appears it will be heading over here tomorrow. We need it — a real rain, not the piddly showers that have come and gone since snow time. At Harts...
Mazama: May 13, 2015

Mazama: May 13, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It was a busy week in the valley. The crowds — beginning with the annual Zumiez convention — brought a sea of white cars and other vehicles to the area. The word we got was that every lodging place from Lost River to Carlton was full for the three days they were here. It brought in...
Mazama: Feb. 4, 2015

Mazama: Feb. 4, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s the day of the Super Bowl and snowing, maybe about 3 new inches on the ground. The forecast is for varying varieties of falling wet stuff through Thursday at least. This is being written today because of conflicts with the usual Monday waltz with the computer, and because something may happen...
Lessons from one’s dotage: ‘it’ happens

Lessons from one’s dotage: ‘it’ happens

By Bob Spiwak This morning (Jan. 16), I got a letter in the mail from The Neptune Society.  I get very little mail other than email, so I was excited to open it. I guessed it had to do with assisted suicide. Ms. Gloria suggested it was to have my remains frozen. I scoffed at...
Mazama: January 28, 2015

Mazama: January 28, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Here in West Boesel it is a foggy Monday morning. A mile to the west, just over Weeman Bridge, all the way to the high mountains the sun is out and despite ambient temperatures, it is a very hot sun. However short it may be, the melt is on. This can have...
Mazama: January 21, 2015

Mazama: January 21, 2015

By Bob Spiwak January 19: The weather out there mirrors the feelings of us Green Bay Packer fans: gray, dark, depressing and slippery. That last is appropriate for the poor guy who dropped the ball on the onside kick by Seattle. Was it a drop, or knocked away from him? Only the film knows. Five...
Mazama: January 14, 2015

Mazama: January 14, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It is 9:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 12). The fog has been enveloping us all week, occasionally peppered by light snowfalls. Living on the coast years ago, we would measure the amount of fog by utility poles. A three- or four-pole “fogger” at the limit of visibility represented the area where even car...
Mazama: Jan. 7, 2015

Mazama: Jan. 7, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Monday, 10 a.m. Temperature 28 at ground level and 33 high on the house.  It has been quite a 24 hours, and now it is raining. Two hours ago it was freezing rain and prior to that about 4 inches of snow. In short, it is a mess, and a crunchy one...