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Mazama: March 25, 2015

Mazama: March 25, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny Monday morning and the rain predicted for yesterday was barely a trickle this side of Mazama. There is a chance of snow for tonight, followed by warmer days. At Harts Pass the snow level in a week has risen from 79 to 88 inches. The snow/water content is now...
Mazama: March 18, 2015

Mazama: March 18, 2015

By Bob Spiwak The past weekend we went from rain to snow to rain to snow, the latter coming Sunday and leaving about an inch of snow that came down in goose-feather flakes. The rain was heavy — there were weather service flood warnings for campgrounds up and down the valley. The wet onslaught added snow depth...
Mazama: March 11, 2015

Mazama: March 11, 2015

By Bob Spiwak After almost a week of warm sunshine, there’s a high overcast today (Monday). The snow is going away and revealing the first layer of ice, then more snow and at the base, more ice — still 3 inches thick in places. Even using the axe end of a Pulaski barely dents it....
How the old Weeman Bridge ended its span life

How the old Weeman Bridge ended its span life

By Bob Spiwak It was John Hayes’ idea that we should have a gathering to commemorate the demise of the old Weeman Bridge one evening back in 1984. What you read here is a combination of my memories, my wife’s recollections and the Methow Valley News of Aug. 23 that year. Quoted sections and photo...
Mazama: March 4, 2015

Mazama: March 4, 2015

By Bob Spiwak More sunshine this past week. Cooler temperatures, but the sun and breezes have accelerated the melt. Today (Monday), there is wind which should further hasten the demise of the snow. We are down to about a foot in West Boesel. While we are on weather, the measurements from Harts Pass we monitor...
Mazama: Feb 25, 2015

Mazama: Feb 25, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Gee, this is almost getting boring. Another sunny Monday morning. The forecast for later in the week calls for some snow, but we have been seeing this for close to a month and so far it has not materialized. My own mantra, and maybe that of a few others, is that the...
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 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: 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...