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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...
Mazama: April 23

Mazama: April 23

By Bob Spiwak Living where we do, says Ms. Gloria, is almost like living in the city and looking at the traffic go by. She was referring to the dozen-and-a-half or so mallards and wood ducks that come and go, cruise, eat, and park at the pond out the window. Of course once the highway...
On the water: Recollecting my days on the Green River

On the water: Recollecting my days on the Green River

By Bob Spiwak “It’s instant death to run Cataract Canyon in an open boat,” said our van driver as he zoomed past a semi in a whiteout on Interstate 70. He was speaking to Jeff Sandine, Craig Nelson and me, and referring to our three canoes on a trailer behind the van. There were also...
Mazama: April 9, 2014

Mazama: April 9, 2014

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 entertainment...
Mazama: April 2, 2014

Mazama: April 2, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It has been a very quiet week in Mazama. Many people have gone elsewhere, and the snow is going fast with nighttime temperatures being in the 40s. The ice is off the pond, the wood ducks and mallards are back to snarfing down cracked corn, and the larger mallards are again bullying...