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Mazama: June 25, 2014

Mazama: June 25, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here we are, two days after the solstice. There were some monster winds that longest-day evening, and as if in shame for the tumultuous tantrum, Sunday brought a calm and very warm day. The mosquitoes, previously barely noticeable, rejoiced in the calm and decided it was time for a celebratory dinner. On...
Mazama: June 11, 2014

Mazama: June 11, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The river is still running above normal, and the ponds are still up as we push our way to midsummer. Meanwhile, aside from showers here and there and an occasional frog-strangler, we’ve had no rain in close to two months. The snow is going down fast at Harts Pass with a mere...
Mazama: June 4, 2014

Mazama: June 4, 2014

By Bob Spiwak When there are discussions herein about, or emanating from the SLIME (Society of Lugubrious Indolent Mazama Entrepreneurs) group at morning coffee, there are many disparate topics that come up. At times there are several simultaneously: a couple of people may be discussing recipes for the barbecue, or restaurants, or what size coil...
Taking stock of the rolling stock

Taking stock of the rolling stock

By Bob Spiwak I went out the back door the other day and was astonished to see the number of wheeled vehicles before me. This led to a stroll around the property, where I discovered even more, even eliminating from the count the 16 wheels on a truck and three cars. The first item to...
Mazama: May 28, 2014

Mazama: May 28, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Congratulations and appreciation to the Winthrop Town Marshal for having someone directing traffic, vehicle and human, at the four-way-stop this weekend. The World Famous Pancake Breakfast in Mazama was its usual success. Augmented by various footraces, attendance was up considerably. Likewise at the Mazama Store, which was jammed with customers from both...
Mazama: May 21, 2014

Mazama: May 21, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It was a busy weekend here at the upper valley. The wind still has not quit blowing daily, and we got a few sprinkles of rain as Winthrop was being deluged between here and there on Friday afternoon. The wind got heavier on Saturday but the predicted rain did not appear. The...
Mazama: May 14, 2014

Mazama: May 14, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Busy weekends coming up. On Saturday (May 17), Brian Gregg will talk about his Olympic experience at the Mazama Community Club at 7 pm. He’ll discuss “the road to Sochi,” which had its beginnings here in the Methow Valley. It promises to be enlightening and will probably include a lot of un-televised...
Common cents may pay off with penny stocks

Common cents may pay off with penny stocks

By Bob Spiwak The latest contentious happening in the Methow Valley environs has to do with a company planning to drill for copper on claims it has rights to, having been purchased from another company — and there is a history of previous companies. There are those in the valley who have been following this development because...
Mazama: May 7, 2014

Mazama: May 7, 2014

By Bob Spiwak This Monday is a calm and sort of sunny morning. We spent the weekend of my 80th birthday at my daughter’s cabin on Lake Chelan, where on Saturday the wind was blowing whitecaps driven by 20-mile-an-hour winds gusting up to 40, according to local observers. Part of the family outing was golfing...
Mazama: April 30, 2014

Mazama: April 30, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The incessant wind has continued virtually unabated right up to this morning. Evidence of this was our new high tech garbage can lying on its side along Highway 20, entrails scattered on the blacktop. Luckily, most of the gooey stuff was in plastic bags. I would have thought it might have been...