October 15, 2015
NEW — 5:25 p.m. Oct. 15, 2015
When Dewey Decker bought that acre on the edge of town from Gil Masterson, it astonished some people, but others, like Doc, just smiled and nodded.
It’s a natural progression. Gil raises vegetables on a large scale, and the rumor is that it was at least partially paid for in “product,” because Dewey is the undisputed Pharaoh of Phertilizer in these parts.
October 7, 2015
NEW — 1:46 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015
In economics, you always look for the comparative advantage. In order to succeed in the most efficient way possible, you have to find what you do better than anyone else and specialize in that area.
Snoqualmie and North Bend are two cities with distinct comparative advantages: their natural setting. Most cities do not get to enjoy the rugged beauty the Valley has just beyond residents’ backyards.
That’s why I highly encourage Snoqualmie and North Bend to embrace the geographical gift of the nearby mountains and endeavor to become the rock climbing destination for the greater Seattle area. Read more
September 30, 2015
NEW — 1:41 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
I’m a little biased when it comes to community theater.
My best friend, who I’ve known for almost all of my life, spent the majority of her high school career, as well as collegiate career, onstage.
I watched her change in and out of different personas as quickly as she did outfits, helped her memorize lines and attended every show I could.
I learned to appreciate actors for who they are: artists, who take static stories and breathe life into them, making characters theirs.
It’s impossible not to feel connected or immersed when those talents are showcased in an intimate setting for storytelling. Read more
May 21, 2015
I was studying my card when the guys walked in for coffee.
“What did you get?” Doc asked.
“Just one?” Read more
May 13, 2015
Delbert’s at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He’s the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn’t quite as nice as it is now.
Well, ol’ Delbert zipped into the Mule Barn truck stop the other day, plopped down at the empty Round Table, and motioned for those of us at the philosophy counter to join him. We did. Read more
May 7, 2015
This is my last edition as editor of this newspaper.
May 7, 2015
Doc saw Dewey the other day, supervising as Windy Wilson unloaded a dump truck of manure into a huge bin on a vacant lot.
April 30, 2015
It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind.
April 23, 2015
Steve, the tall cowboy of us philosophy types, was riding a young horse through town the other day to get him used to “boogers.”
April 16, 2015
Dud looked at his Anita across the kitchen table and smiled at the wonderment of her. She didn’t take him for granted, and he didn’t take her for granted, either. Seemed like a nice way for a man and his wife to be in love.