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Fair manager responds to commissioner's complaints

To The Eagle: I’ve been the fair manager for five years. After reading what Mr. Backman had to say at the June 13 commissioners meeting, I would like to get some facts straight for him. At the May fair board meeting, there was a motion to call off...

 

Dueling letters continue

To The Eagle: Perusing a foot-high stack of mail after a three-week marathon trip (New York for the national wolfhound show, then San Diego for our granddaughter's wedding) the accumulated editions of The Eagle showed that the Trump-inspired...

 

Three of the same cloth need to go

To The Eagle: Roger Ailes (deceased-May 18), Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump are men of the same cloth. The management or leadership of any government, industry, academia, religion or religious groups, community and or public service groups, and...

 

Writer expresses thanks for previous letter

To The Eagle: I really appreciated Poul Toftemark’s erudite summary of the many issues we editorial letter writers have been addressing in previous editions of this great small town newspaper. This fellow has been listening closely. He deserves...

 

Fair Foundation member unhappy with decisions

To The Eagle: It is my understanding that “Letters to the Editor” is a place to vent personal opinions. So here it is. I have been a supporter of the Wahkiakum County Fair since I moved here 47 years ago; I have served on the Fair Board and as a...

 

IRS phone scam brought to attention

To The Eagle: The latest phone scam is alive and well in Wahkiakum County. The caller will state that the reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. The IRS will not call you. The "Department" phone number they...

 

Granges seeking photos and information

To The Eagle: The Skamokawa and Grays River Granges have played an important role shaping our Wahkiakum community. But, there is very little information available at our museum in Cathlamet concerning the Grange and its history. We are requesting...

 

Deadline for participation in PIGYS sale is June 16

To The Eagle: Just a reminder to everyone about the PIGYS sale coming up June 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in having a sale need to contact me by June 16 to ensure you get on the map. My number is 360-430-0951. Sandie York Puget...

 

Changes in store for swimming pool

To The Eagle: I am really excited about the upcoming 2017 season at the Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool. Last year we invested in an excellent pool liner, two new water heating systems for our showers and a new locker room floor for the ladies....

 

Writer voices thoughts and opinions

To The Eagle: After reading the opinions of varying people, presumably all Americans, I will do my best to stick to that label, though I have been labeled something else, at different times. I, and I believe most, except perhaps Hillary, are way...

 

Calm yourselves about Trump

To The Eagle: This is a suggestion for your reader, Mr. Bouchard: Why not calm yourself about president Trump, elected legally by many of our neighbors? We put up with your guy and his incompetence for eight long years. Eight years of low employment...

 

Residents thankful for help with sand placement

To The Eagle: It's important to us as recent Cathlamet residents to thank all that have played a part in helping the Cape Horn area property owners sign the Right of Entry document. This last effort has taken all of us over two and a half years to...

 

Writer issues challenge for current events debate

To The Eagle: I declare myself in response to Howard Brawn’s and in support of J.B. Bouchard’s recent letters to The Eagle. I am perhaps brain dead and I have been irresponsible as a citizen of the United States not to insure that Trump would not...

 

Writer happy to suggest valuable readings in history

To The Eagle: I feel like Mike Swift just shouted in my face without really saying much beyond a few tired platitudes [Letters To The Editor, May 25, 2017 edition]. He might consider expressing an original idea once in a while. No sense in my...

 

Trump will improve our economic interests

To The Eagle: Thank you for printing the letters to The Eagle. Lately we have read the tendentious and tedious letters from our neighbor, Bouchard, who it seems is very upset about the election of DJT, the estimable Donald J. Trump. They illustrate...

 

Washington attorney general is right on

The following news release from theWashington Attorney General's Office details Attorney General Bob Ferguson's involvement in promoting the rights of transgender people, who are people just like the rest of us. No citizen's rights should be...

 

May is Older American's Month

To The Eagle: May is Older American’s Month. As Vice-Chair of the Washington State Council on Aging and an active advocate for senior programs with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, I happily admit to being senior...

 

May is Older American's Month

To The Eagle: May is Older American’s Month. As Vice-Chair of the Washington State Council on Aging and an active advocate for senior programs with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, I happily admit to being senior...

 

Community center shares update

To The Eagle: Grays River Valley Library and Community Center wants to welcome everyone to come visit our reorganized facility. Our collection of books, DVDs VHS is now managed utilizing a computerized library system. The new system allows library...

 

Community center shares update

To The Eagle: Grays River Valley Library and Community Center wants to welcome everyone to come visit our reorganized facility. Our collection of books, DVDs VHS is now managed utilizing a computerized library system. The new system allows library...

 

Wetland information is available online

To The Eagle: The May 11 article regarding the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) significantly understates the areas of the county that are impacted. By state law, shorelands are not limited to just 200 feet from the ordinary high water mark of certain...

 

EPA has made things better

To The Eagle: After reading Howard Brawn's latest attempt to “put me out of my misery” I can only profess gratitude that he is not my doctor or pharmacist. Appreciating Howard's literary admonition, I feel we must consider “for whom the bell...

 

Writer from Sweden searching for relatives

To The Eagle: Hello, My name is Annica Eriksson and I am from Sweden. It seems that parts of my family went to America as a lot of other Swedes did. I found a letter from one of them that lived in Cathlamet. She died in 1989 (17/8) and her name was...

 

No positive consensus on proposed county SMP

To The Eagle: The article in last Thursday's edition of The Eagle concerning the shoreline master plan (SMP) would have you believe that there was a positive consensus between the members of the initial County Shoreline Advisory Committee and the...

 

Clean up day scheduled for Seal River Cemetery

To The Eagle: The Seal River Cemetery annual clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m., at the cemetery. Please bring your favorite tools/equipment, soft bristled brushes (jugs of water) for cleaning headstones, rain gear or sunscreen...

 

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