The Miller family helped revive interest in their native tongue Editor’s note: For more than 13,000 years, Native Americans have lived along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Columbia River tribes share the names of waterways they call home: the Entiats, the Wenatchiis, the Chelans, the Lakes, the Okanagans and the Methows. Members of the […]
The Miller family, descended from the original Methow tribe, is determined to keep the art of basket weaving alive Editor’s note: For more than 13,000 years, Native Americans have lived along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Columbia River tribes share the names of waterways they call home: the Entiats, the Wenatchiis, the Chelans, the […]
At a recent community meeting in Pateros, neighbors introduced themselves by sharing how long their family had lived in the area. Mark Miller stood, announced his name and quietly sat down. The meeting coordinator reminded him to share …
By Tamara Dicus Hillman Mama in her apron, Daddy in his chair, us kids playing ‘round on wood floors that were bare. Turkey in the oven, smell of pies so sweet, family soon would join us to gobble up the treats. Grandma brought great goodies, the aunts and uncles too came swooping in with food galore— […]
20 years ago, Oct. 5, 1995 50 years ago, Sept. 30, 1965 Young Man Has Close Brush With Cougar Saturday Spence Watson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, had a rather exciting experience on Saturday. He was out grouse hunting with his dog, Saber. Above Vern Strickland’s place, west of Twisp, the dog […]
About one year ago Dr. Raleigh Bowden and I began discussing writing a book about what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). I have been educating myself about Alzheimer’s and talking openly with people about the disease since I received my diagnosis in early 2014. I have found that a lot of people are in denial about having the disease, or are trying to hide it.
By Patrick Johnson Hot, stifling Sound deafening So dark Smoke intense Confusion, panic Running, scared Deploying shelter No time to wait Why are they going up there? Shouting, they do not hear Drawing shelter over Laying on the ground Can’t breathe Will we all die? The screaming But life continues in the Okanogan Patrick […]
Here we are again. Embers falling People falling Looking for the bright spot Of resilience Rain falling, snow flakes falling Be aware. It’s all here What is important Pull deep from inside Thankfulness. This poem was submitted by a Twisp resident who wishes to remain anonymous.
By Cynthia Mitchell The curtain of smoke parted for a short while, this morning, bringing relief from burning eyes – not to be confused with relief from burning fires. Suffering immeasurable, devastation widespread. Many beings of mountain forests losing more than humans, whose homes somehow rated more valuable, are built on top of theirs. Tragedy […]
A daughter’s quest to learn about her mother’s past becomes a journey of discovery By Joanna Bastian “My father always said he’d been in love with my mother since the age of 5,” Kathleen Bigger said as she sipped a glass of iced tea and paused over a salad at the Twisp River Pub recently. […]