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Editorial policy is incomprehensible

To The Eagle: What a coup! Our former mayor submits a myopic view of letters to the editor and secures an instant inadvisable change to editorial policy, all in one fell swoop in last week’s Eagle. First, background: The vitriolic candidate trollin...

 

Long campaign denies letter writer's comments

To The Eagle: I am writing you regarding a letter to the editor by Lory Olson. Lory's comments are blatant lies. Carolyn Long's campaign has pledged not to accept money from corporations, and we have not and will not. Carolyn has also been teaching...

 

Do not abandon your logic or rationale

To The Eagle: Concerning last week’s “Advice to Newcomers,” I’d like to share my own experiences as a recent newcomer to this area. The hardest thing for me is the lack of compassion for animals. Dogs run loose, almost getting hit by cars,...

 

Many writers have offered comments about assessor

To The Eagle: George Wehrfritz advances an idea that “The Eagle” has been too free in giving space to “an internet-style troll “ who is attacking candidates running for office. He prescribes limiting the privilege of expressing one’s...

 

Four simple words

To The Eagle: Free Summer Lunch Program. Four simple words. It can happen here. Four simple words. In coordination with the Wahkiakum School District’s Summer School schedule, we hope to offer free lunches at JA Wendt Elementary School, Mon –...

 

Downtown greatly improved

To The Eagle: Anyone going through Cathlamet this spring has to be impressed by how much nicer it looks, and those responsible deserve a large "thank-you." The new sign at the courthouse looks so much better than the rotted one. The Wahkiakum Bloomer...

 

Vote for McDevitt in primary

To The Eagle: A top-two primary election is on August 7, 2018. Three Democrats are candidates in the primary for the 3rd Congressional District, David McDevitt, Caroline Long and Dorothy Gasgue. While Gasgue, Long and McDevitt are all Democrats...

 

Be careful who you vote for

To The Eagle: Last night at the town council meeting, they had an executive session to discuss the purchase of the small parking lot between Butler Street and the Bank of the Pacific. When they came out of session, a motion was made to purchase the...

 

Auditor appreciates opportunity to serve

To The Eagle: My name is Nicci Bergseng and I’d like to introduce myself as your Wahkiakum County Auditor. I was appointed to the auditor position in December 2017 and I am currently working to retain my position. It is my commitment to this...

 

Stop the trolling in the letters

To The Eagle: The Eagle has been generous in its provision of a forum for local letter-writers to critique, endorse or otherwise comment on our elected officials and their would-be rivals. But even generosity has its limits – and, I would argue,...

 

Would rather be without water for a day

To The Eagle: Response to article written in The Eagle June 7th, 2018, “PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work.” This article explained how the Wahkiakum PUD would go about repairing the water line that is attached to the bridge to Puget...

 

Thank you to Trump

To The Eagle: Good news from D.C.; Supreme Court on the integrity of elections, no votes by the dead. The economy at 3.9 growth, low unemployment [local Norpac hiring more because of DOJ supported lawsuit] [re. Newsprint from the dumping Canadian...

 

Contest winner donates to VFW

To The Eagle: Thank you very much for the prize money (Wahkiakum County Eagle photo contest.) I donated it to the Veterans of Foreign Wars here in Cathlamet. I have been a member of this organization for several years. I have also witnessed the good...

 

Summer lunch program begins July 16

To The Eagle: Plans are underway to offer free sack lunches to youth in our community this summer. Lunch on Us is a grass roots effort designed to help our local kids have a healthier summer. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S....

 

There's no reason to hate honest county officials

To The Eagle: I’d like to respond to our elected County Assessor Bill Coons’s recent ad placed in The Eagle. I quote, “There’s no need to learn to hate a new Wahkiakum County Assessor.” I am sure this ad was directed toward me and others...

 

Advice for newcomers

To The Eagle: I came to this area in 2003. I learned a lot in my first years as a newcomer, so I thought I’d share a few things with any new folks who have moved here recently. First, it’s important to realize you’ve come into a Scandinavian...

 

Marine that knits is funnier

To The Eagle: Well I read the letter to the editor last week where your typical liberal takes his time to try and explain what a conservative is, of course he was way off the mark and the explanation was the funniest thing I ever heard, no wait, this...

 

Wanted: Volunteer advocate

To The Eagle: Volunteers truly do make a difference at The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center. Have you ever had someone stick up for you? Not someone who came over and bossed you around – but someone who was there at just the...

 

Thoughts from veterans on Memorial Day

[Editor's note: VFW Post Commander Bill Tawater read the following remarks from post member Bob Roche on Monday as veterans and their supporters gathered at Greenwood Cemetery.] As we observe Memorial Day, we do more than just carry on a tradition...

 

Tend to your own knitting good advice

To The Eagle: After attending the candidates forum last week, I came away with the lingering questions I always have after someone claims to be a conservative. What is conservative about being concerned about some woman making the wrenching personal...

 

Veteran is running for office of auditor

To The Eagle: My Name is Matt Kuhl and I am running for Wahkiakum County Auditor. To your readers, I would like to share a bit about myself. Growing up in Cathlamet, I developed personal qualities only a small town can teach: selflessness, hard...

 

Pro bull riding coming soon

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation is working hard to bring the Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding exhibition to Wahkiakum County on July 20; the Friday of Bald Eagle Weekend. We would like to thank everyone who has attended our dinners...

 

Use pepper spray with care

To The Eagle: I have a message for the person who pepper sprayed my dog on East Sunny Sands Road last week: I just want you to know that not only did you traumatize my 13 pound, 12 inch tall dog, but you also traumatized my 5-year-old great...

 

Another candidate has filed for office

To The Eagle: My name is Stewart Feil, and I am running for Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney. I filed my declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Because of when I filed, my name was not printed in last week’s article so I’d...

 

Unhappy motorist voices concerns

To The Eagle: People need to be mindful and think of others in this small town. Placing road cones in the middle of the lane of travel on the Puget Island bridge at night or any time, is not a funny joke. It could ruin the underneath of a small car...

 

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