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Writer amused by previous submission

To The Eagle: Thank you for publishing Mr. Bouchard’s long, ill-worded, and childish letter. His rambling diatribe was amusing, an incoherent fantasy. Thank goodness we dodged that terrible bullet (HRC), when we elected @POTUS. Mike Swift...

 

Every silver lining has a black cloud

To The Eagle: At last I've been outed! And by my down-the-road neighbor, too (J.B.Bouchard in last week's Eagle). I truly thought my dark and twisted logic was known only to my wife, and maybe a couple of my senior wolfhounds (the new puppy has no...

 

Sheriff's Corner

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Sheriff's Office in partnership with Wahkiakum Health and Human Services will be providing a Drug Take Back event at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. The take...

 

Demolishing cathedrals to pave the swamp

To The Eagle: Howard Brawn's endorsement of the Trump regime making America great again by eviscerating the very agencies and institutions that actually define our country's greatness was an eye opening view of the dark, twisted logic afflicting...

 

Equal support should be given

To The Eagle: In the ongoing discussion about financial support being given to the Community Center in Cathlamet, there is one point that I want to be sure we consider. It has to do with the property taxes that we pay to Wahkiakum County and to the...

 

Tidy up the town on Earth Day

To The Eagle: Earth Day 2017 is Saturday, April 22 and friends of the Pioneer Community Association and Cathlamet Community Center are planning on doing some much needed Spring Cleaning around town. We invite you to join us as we polish up our curb...

 

Tips for unvolunteering to pay federal taxes

To The Eagle: Early last year I encouraged everyone in Wahkiakum County to exercise their option to drop their membership in the Federal Income Tax club. I have done so and now can never volunteer to join again. Most folks are afraid to even think...

 

Do we need a no wake zone?

To the Eagle and Wahkiakum County: I have been reading the articles about bank stabilization with the dredging sand and have some thoughts I'd like to share. The dredging of sand has been happening on the river for probably over a hundred years. The...

 

Don't just do something, stand there

To The Eagle: In last week's Eagle Dennis Gordon takes issue with various actions of our executive branch (intellectual code word for that guy Trump) and observed that if we weren't concerned we were brain-dead. My only concern is that he might not...

 

Chronic absenteeism bill is misdirected

To The Eagle: Regarding Rep. Jaimie Herrera Beutler's proposed Chronic Absenteeism Reduction Act (see story elsewhere in this issue): From my point of view, she is thinking about this wrong. The law might help, but still focusing on "correcting the...

 

Who is bullying whom for sand placement?

To The Eagle: I am writing to you regarding the dredging issue and replenishment of the beach with sand. I have seen several reports in The Wahkiakum County Eagle of resistance to dredge spoil placement and failure to sign access forms by Steve...

 

Wahkiakum County residents help each other

To The Eagle: Reading the letter written by my neighbor, Steve Sharp, made me think about this place that we live: Wahkiakum County. When I moved here in 1993 I knew that I had found my home. I’d like to say a few things about our local...

 

Provide challenges to executive thinking

To The Eagle: Irrespective of your political party affiliation, I think many if not most of us are concerned with the actions and direction of our executive branch of government. If you are not concerned, and without insulting you, one of us is...

 

Commissioners use bullying tactics

Commissioners use bullying tactics To The Eagle: I’m writing today because I feel my words are falling on deaf ears when I speak directly to our county commissioners. I am being totally ignored by the county commissioners. For the last couple of...

 

Is our game warden overzealous?

To The Eagle: With new laws enacted ‘continually’ or seemingly so, it is impossible for us everyday people to know all laws. Yet that is not a legal excuse if caught breaking one law. That brings me to a law, I just learned from a friend. This...

 

Foreclosure sales seem bogus

To The Eagle: How does the county approve a marijuana business in a motel that could not be used for its lack of water and septic system? How does that motel qualify as a business location when it magically disappeared from the market in a supposed...

 

County Republicans oppose marijuana permits

To The Eagle: At the March 21 county commissioners’ meeting, two retail/medical marijuana license applications were approved by a 2 to 1 vote. Approving the applications were Blair Brady and Mike Backman. Opposing the applications was Dan Cothren....

 

Residents ask for town hall with Herrera Beutler

To The Eagle: Where’s Jaime? Many Long Beach peninsula residents (voters) wish that our fourth-term U.S. Representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler, would appear in person to field questions and address our concerns at a town hall. Ms Beutler seems to...

 

Chasing facts over internet is challenging

To The Eagle: I am well familiar with snopes.com and Breitbart and, yes, I do see a pattern. I’m glad you (previous letter writer) see it too, though we see it in a different way. I typed in Hamtramck, MI, and you’re right; right away I see...

 

Greetings from Finland

To The Eagle: Hello from Finland! I sometimes visit your paper’s site in internet, but this time I was advised by Bud Lindwall’s widow, Pat, to read about the memorial for gillnetters. I am very happy to read and find that the initiative of...

 

Confirm sources and check references

To The Eagle: I found Toni Below’s Feb. 23 letter to the editor to be full of dark humor, political irony and some gross factual errors. The humor starts right away with The Eagle’s header of “Writer praises Trump.” I found faint praise...

 

Writer offers information about library services

To The Eagle: I am writing to comment on Bob Pyle’s letter of Feb. 9 concerning the failed efforts to enroll the county in the Timberland Library system. When I first started using the Cathlamet Library, I inquired as to why we were not on that...

 

Resident seeks input on sewer/water rates

To The Eagle: I will be attending the Sewer Fairness meeting scheduled an hour prior to the March 20 Cathlamet Town Council meeting between 5-6 p.m. at the Cathlamet Fire Hall. I have already presented my concerns and requests to the Town Council...

 

Fake news and 'beliefs' abound

To The Eagle: Reading the lengthy letter to the editor in the Feb. 23 edition: I find it irresistible to not respond. I usually get enough of this sort on Facebook. When I find unsubstantiated claims, I usually try do some research. Being retired...

 

Was editor being snarky?

To The Eagle: Those of us who dink around regularly in the "letter to the editor" department do so mostly to advance alternative points of view, and occasionally deflate bubbles of political or governmental hot air. We are always delighted when we...

 

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