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Board should consider roundabout decision

To The Eagle: To be against the idea of roundabouts just because one doesn't like them is not keeping the best interests of the community in mind. These traffic safety structures provide a practical way to slow traffic while including nice highway...

 

Writer wonders about health care

To The Eagle: What’s all the commotion on healthcare about? I remember when we worked, so much was taken out of our paychecks for SS, Medicare and Federal. Then we had up to three options of what type of health benefits we could choose from,...

 

Pete Seeger tribute set for Sept. 30

To The Eagle: As a kid growing up in the 50’s/60’s I listened to music on my transistor radio. A lot of music. Those two decades brought us an eclectic assortment of songs and songwriters. Who can forget Purple People Eater, Wake Up Little Susie,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Commercial poachers at work on the Elochoman

I received this communication Tuesday from an Elochoman Valley resident who feared retribution if he were identified. With that in mind, I'm printing here. "Some may be aware of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist counting fish...

 

Sheriff's department taking part in Target Zero

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that September 7-9, sheriff’s deputies will be participating in the statewide grant funded program through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, known as Target Zero....

 

National health insurance is not socialized medicine

To The Eagle: Let me first say, as chief member of our island’s DODV (department of deja views) that my esteemed and erudite neighbor Howard Brawn has yet to be observed prevaricating about anything under discussion. I agree. The seeds of the Affor...

 

A lot of untruths are floating around

To The Eagle: We have an awesome community here in the outback of Wahkiakum County, able to stand up to political giants. A lot of the outback success has a lot to do with our support of each other, including packing community halls; also our county...

 

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion

To The Eagle: Thought I'd take time off from my day job here at PIPI (Puget Island Prevarications Inc.) to respond to the Bouchard expository epistle in last week's Eagle. As Ronaldus Magnus said to Jimmy Carter in their 1980 debate, "There you go...

 

This good community is full of hope

To The Eagle: We have a good community, and it takes a lot of hard work from everyone. When Ryan and I moved to Cathlamet three years ago, we noticed the element of community right away and fell in love. We have received so much support and made...

 

What love does: One family's story

To The Eagle: As military veteran, public servant, just living in America, I have happened to notice that we are a nation of assimilation! I may not like a neighbor, but I will defend their right to free speech. And expect patriotism. Change starts...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 17, 2017

White supremacy has no place in our nation

So, our nation witnessed an ugly clash between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The clash left one demonstrator dead, and two police officers responding to the event died in a helicopter crash....

 

It's more important to be human

To The Eagle: I guess I'm confused about the issue surrounding removal of statues, flags, and everything removable from the public eye, because some are offended. Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't we been in the longest conflict in our history...

 

Take a moment and enjoy living here

To The Eagle: I have been enjoying the back and forth letters over the past weeks. I am grateful to live here where everyone can have their own opinion and get it printed! We have so much to be grateful for here. I hope, in light of the rioting in...

 

More reader participation is encouraged

To the Eagle: There has been no end to the hectoring from our collectivist letter writers the past few months. Most of us in this county voted for @realDonaldTrump and it is sad that the minority here chooses to see us as racist, bigots and rubes....

 

Inform yourself now

To The Eagle: The statement that Obamacare is self destructing is a blatant falsehood repeated over and over again by those who hope that a lie repeated often enough will be accepted as the truth. For the Affordable Care Act to fail your Destroyer...

 

No whining here

To The Eagle: The wilds of western Wahkiakum, the "outback" of greater metropolitan Cathlamet, is home to three of my greatest local heroes in the continuing battle against the encroachment of overweening government and bureaucracy. They are: Maury...

 

Strut your stuff

To The Eagle: We have a lot of talented people in this area and the Wahkiakum County Fair is the place to show it off. Whether you grow green beans, can cherries, plant posies, brew beer, sew skirts, create crafts, bake bread or paint pictures, now...

 

More comments on the back and forth

To The Eagle: Keep in mind, I am chuckling as I write this serious comment. Mostly because I find it so absurd, the place our 26 percent of eligible voters put us in. Also I don’t want to cry, literally. I find it difficult to stomach, when someone...

 

Save your car

To The Eagle: The photograph of a fully involved (completely ablaze) car in The Eagle of July 20 (Sheriff's Report, page 5) makes a dramatic point that having a proper fire extinguisher, readily available, can limit damage to a minimum, as opposed...

 

See you at the fair

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Fair is August 17-19th. My wife Pat and I will be there Friday the 18th for lunch at 1 p.m., with any Class of 1961 members wishing to join us. Also on Saturday the 19th for the Salmon Feed at 1 p.m., to catch up...

 

Info offered about electoral college

To The Eagle: I was surprised to read some folks see the Electoral College as simply an “anachronistic” practice. Great word anachronistic, as many today also believe it applies to capitalism or socialism, depending on your viewpoint. Others...

 

Relief from whining seems to be lacking

To the Eagle: Hey J.B., if you're gonna use quotation marks, you gotta get it right (Bouchard letter in last week's Eagle). The actual quote was, "so Trump stumbles along, so far doing more good than harm . . ." and the operative word was "stumbles."...

 

Democracy is bleeding into history

To The Eagle: Touché Mr. Brawn. Big words worked in Charles Dicken's times but when a two year old now asks for an IPad when waking from a nap I fear our language is doomed. Mr. Bouchard writes a thoughtful letter based on real events unlike the...

 

Clarification offered

To The Eagle: As a participant of the Wahkiakum Community Network, I think it is important to make a clarification to last week’s letter dealing with underage drinking. Ginger Hake is credited with last week’s letter but the Wahkiakum Community...

 

Democrats should offer actionable items

To The Eagle: According to the information I have gleaned from "progressive" news sources, both active and passive Democrats are tired of hearing about the daily Trump tantrums and tired of the "do little to nothing" local and national Democratic...

 

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