Twisp mayor’s leadership through 3 devastating disasters has forged an inspiring sense of community and resiliency

Certain international foods — and shoe selection. Those are the primary things that Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody says she misses about urban life, after relocating to the Methow Valley and serving for a challenging but successful decade as head of the town of about 1,000. Here, she stands in front of Twisp Town Hall in May. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Since resettling in Twisp and "drawing the short straw" for the mayor's job a decade ago, Soo Ing-Moody has steered the town of 1,000 through three federally declared disasters; been re-elected three times; and now hopes to move the former logging enclave into a brighter, self-reliant future. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Since resettling in Twisp and becoming mayor a decade ago, Soo Ing-Moody has steered the town through three federally declared disasters; been re-elected three times; and now hopes to move the former logging enclave into a brighter, self-reliant future.

Kuzma’s Seafood Market also serves up fresh mussels, clams and oysters. Credit: Providence Cicero
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Ken Hewitt of Kuzma’s Fish Market in Edmonds adheres to the old school of fishmongering

AFTER SCANNING SOME of what’s for sale at Kuzma’s Fish Market in Edmonds — kasuzuke black cod and saba in the fish case; whole kinki on ice; tubs of miso and natto (fermented soybean) in the refrigerator; nori, hijiki and dashi kombu on the grocery shelves — you might speculate that owner Ken "Kuzma" Hewitt's heritage is...  VIEW

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There’s no sitting on the shoreline at this designated public right of way in Eastlake — just signs and brambles 

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