Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

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Discover Snoqualmie’s Supremely Talented Songwriter

June 2014

I discovered him quite serendipitously one recent Sunday. Killing time in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, I wandered into a bar known as Conor Byrne that gives local musicians the opportunity to play a three-song set during their weekly open mic. Midway through the evening, a tall, shaggy-browed musician was introduced and Payson walked up… Read more »


A Young Liberal’s Hunt for Manhood

June 2014

In my family you are not considered a man unless you hunt. You may be endowed with all the distinguishing anatomical features, but in the Gosch clan you are not a man merely because you possess a pair of testicles. You must hunt.



Local Farrier’s Research Connects Herbicides to Hoof Disease in Elk, Horses

May 2014

Krystal Davies with Her Horses, Jameson and Tucker | Photo by Shauna DeSpain Herbicides Linked to Chemically Induced Endocrinopathic Laminitis in Elk Authored by Krystal Davies I believe I understand why the elk in southwest Washington are being affected by the mysterious hoof disease, namely hoof rot. I have credible evidence and can provide a… Read more »


Infected Elk May Pose Serious Health Risk to Humans

April 2014

On February 12th, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials concluded their most recent Hoof Disease Public Working Group Meeting with a sadly familiar message – they still did not know what was causing the crippling hoof disease that some have estimated is now responsible for half of all elk deaths in southwest Washington…. Read more »


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