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Yes . . . Let's join together!

To The Eagle: A year and a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump became president of the USA, even though he lost the popular vote. Since then, over 60 percent of the country now feels he’s doing an overall poor job performing his presidential duties....

 

Don't worry, we're in good hands

To The Eagle: It comes as no surprise that even the little man has a chance in the Trump administration! To wit: A former manager at a Meineke auto repair venue was appointed to the Energy Department. A cabana attendant at the Westchester (NY)...

 

Writer doesn't see them as successes

To The Eagle: A recent contributor suggested honoring the year ago election of our current president by coming together in celebration. Presumably to do with the many successes. I'm game so allow me to name a few of the successes. Boy, where to start...

 

Making communities safer from disasters

This is the fourth part of my disaster preparedness series, and this week I am going to discuss how you can "GET INVOLVED." In the face of emergencies and disaster, Americans come together with courage, compassion and unity and ask, "How can I...

 

Let us join together

To The Eagle: One year ago this week thirty states of our union of states elected our president, Donald Trump. Let us, all of us, join together and celebrate this momentous occurrence. The change he is bringing will be beneficial and lasting to our...

 

Recyclers will not become criminals

To The Eagle: Let me begin by thanking our county commissioners for saving the county recycling program. Throughout this process to decide whether to continue the recycling program at an expense to Wahkiakum County without reimbursement of tax...

 

Write my name on your ballot

Editor’s Note: Under our guidelines for Letters to the Editor, we say, “4. Political or election-based letters will be run until the week prior to the election.” So, the two letters below normally would not have been run. However, as they...

 

Waller has background and experience

Editor’s Note: Under our guidelines for Letters to the Editor, we say, “4. Political or election-based letters will be run until the week prior to the election.” So, the two letters below normally would not have been run. However, as they...

 

Quotes from Thomas Sowell shared

To The Eagle: I’d like to share a few quotes from Thomas Sowell that I think you would find thought-provoking: If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more...

 

Burnham will do a great job

To The Eagle: I am writing this letter to endorse Jean Burnham for Position #5 of the Cathlamet Town Council. I met Jean nearly four years ago and we have become friends. She is smart, dependable and hard working. I believe she would do a great job...

 

Debate should be based on facts

To The Eagle: In response to his letter of last week, it would appear that Mr. Schreiber wants to take me to the woodshed. If so, it would be nice if he presented fact rather than innuendo. At no time did I suggest that the second amendment be...

 

Everyone should build a disaster supplies kit

This is the third part of a disaster preparedness series and this week I am going to discuss the components you will need to "Build a Kit." A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an...

 

Trust, but verify the facts

Trust, but verify the facts To the Eagle: A friend asked me if I read James Roberts’s last letter to the Eagle, my first thought was my God I hope so. Then I read his letter in the Oct. 7 Eagle and was left with the same amount of bewilderment as w...

 

Different treatment of accused abusers

To The Eagle: Nearly deafened by the silence, the dichotomy of the current Tale of Two Cities stuns anybody that pays attention to current events. Now that the NRA has been spared the indignity of responsibility and the Las Vegas slaughter has...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Department of Emergency Management (DEM) The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness and NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready...

 

Would government toy with us?

To the Eagle: Not sure where to start but why not with this. 59 dead, over 500 wounded from the horrific slaughter in Las Vegas yet we're told by Ms. Huckabee-Sanders that, "This isn't the time to talk about gun control." This cognizant gem comes a...

 

Why mandatory Health Care?

To The Eagle: After reading the recent article in The Eagle about questioning the need for health care, I feel I need to share my thoughts. First of all, I have never met a person that never needed any health care provided to them. Everyone...

 

Roundabouts are not the best idea

To The Eagle: In response to the Mayor’s recent advocacy for roundabouts on Highway 4, I would like to bring to your readers attention some practical matters affecting our community that these structures would affect. If two roundabouts are built,...

 

Will young people study history?

To The Eagle: A big heartfelt thank you to all the athletes and fans that stood for our National Anthem this week. Now to those that took a knee, you missed an opportunity to stand and show your respect for your fellow Americans of all colors,...

 

Sheriff's Corner

On September 19, I joined 18 other sheriffs and police chiefs around the state who were invited to meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. I was among a select number of agency heads,...

 

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...

 

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