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Where am I? Winner: Robert Shipman

August 2017’s mystery location: Zillah, Washington As a lad born and raised in Toppenish, that berg being less than 10 miles from the mystery location for our August riddle, Robert Shipman knew the riddle answer in an instant. His correct response submitted; the time arranged for a telephone interview secured; it didn’t work out as either of us planned. When ...

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Where am I?: September 2017

This Rocky Mountain high valley has quite a story Bobby Womack is central to the tale Which once began in Poverty Enjoyed still by narrow gauge rail Boom to bust then a rebirth Legal gambling and gold kept folks guessin’ A story-teller(s) county Since ’95 it’s boom at ye old Cressin. Hats off in June, not a bowler but a ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: August, 2017

Summer doesn’t seem like it’s game-on until the first wienie, the first barbecue, the choke of smoke rising from a grill or open fire. So, any event that ends on the beach, with wienies and burgers (for your kind donation), well, who’d want to miss that? The trick with a lot of things that don’t grade as top dietary drawer, ...

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Where am I? solution: Breaking down the clues

Last month’s mystery location: Oxbow, Oregon Because the Where am I? riddle for July 2017 stumped our readership, THUNDER PRESS staff suggested we share the mystery location and de-construct the riddle sprinkling in a few facts about the area. Admittedly, the clues were tricky because they were so obvious in the July riddle’s text. So follow along to get inside ...

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Where am I? August 2017

Tis not the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England But in the ‘other’ Washington, the one in the Pacific Northwest A stone’s throw from the teapot dome gas station A gastrointestinal delight most riders attest Known as being very biker friendly The Yakima County EDC would suggest If hungry, try a God-Zillah burger on 1st Ave. Any menu item will put ...

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Where am I? Winner: Joseph DeJulius

June 2017’s mystery location: Creston, British Columbia, Canada Because Joe DeJulius toured in Canada, and recognized Kaslo, British Columbia, and mention of the sternwheeler, the SS Moyie, he was able to track the route past the Glass House, then onto Creston, the home of Kokanee Beer. Joseph DeJulius was born in San Francisco, “educated by Jesuits,” spent a portion of ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: July, 2017

Before jumping into what’s happening, this goes out to folks who’ve expressed interest in the Pend Orielle River Valley, my home in the middle of nowhere. To preview this wonderful NE Washington riding country, a local Metaline Falls fellow Ted Hawk has created a YouTube channel where he posts drone videos, capturing some exceptional footage of the region. He made ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: June, 2017

It’s a glorious spring day—mild temps, warmer than we’ve seen. From my loft office overlooking the 1912 barn and greening fields I see Matt has the forestry tractor front forks on and is bringing compressor, ladder, nail gun and a pallet of shingles to the pump house. Today is that 10’x12’ building’s sheathing and end to advertising Tyvek house wrap ...

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Where am I? July 2017

I’m spittin’ distance from the Oxbow In the town that with a history’d past As a copper field of plenty Waders see the pine and snake just there in the grass There’s not much here, at least to speak of An Inn, B&B and for a tenner you can pitch a tent In a nice clean campground with spectacular view ...

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Where am I? Winner: Ginny Knowles

May 2017’s mystery location: Pomeroy, Washington Gus Hill and Ginny Knowles have been married 40 years. They have been responsible for more children than you can shake a stick at, but have no brood of their own. The last 30 years of their teaching careers were in Reno, Nevada, Gus at UNR and Ginny was the principal at Vaughn Middle ...

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