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Current fishery situation is not sustainable

To the Eagle: I feel compelled to comment on the article in the Eagle (12/21/17) from the Columbia Basin Bulletin, “Group Tests Fish Trap above Cathlamet.” I attended the Wild Fish Conservancy presentation to the Washington Fish and Wildlife...

 

Community members urged to participate

To The Eagle: I would like to take this opportunity to address a couple of issues: The first is on a personal level. I imagine that many of you have heard that I will be retiring June 30, 2018. It will mark the end of my 24th year as the...

 

It's about our country, not politics

To The Eagle: It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Forgive, please, the obvious rip-off of Charles Dicken's immortal line from the opening of Tale of Two Cities, but it seems rather appropriate given the times we share as Americans....

 

Officers are appreciated

To The Eagle: We would like to express appreciation to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department for their help recently. Our daughter, visiting over Thanksgiving weekend, locked her keys in her Jeep. A call to the sheriff's department brought two...

 

Sheriff's Corner

I am pleased to announce that the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office is coordinating a Shop With a Cop Program this year. Thanks to donors, Emergency Manager Beau Renfro, and the STARS volunteers we are making this wish a reality. On Saturday...

 

This proud Democrat is willing to check the facts

To The Eagle: I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful the stock market has been on a steady climb for eight years now; too bad I and many do not own stocks. Hopefully it will keep going that way. Trump and Republicans want to eliminat...

 

Is class action suit necessary?

To The Eagle: I have wondered for years why it is that the Corps of Engineers can dredge the river and promote heavy ship traffic up and down the river at speeds that cause large enough wakes to cause such a large amount of damage to the banks of...

 

Trump has potential to flip the balance

To The Eagle: More great news from our favorite president; President Trump has put forth 59 names for district and appeals courts around the country. He has the potential to flip the balance for the judiciary from liberal to conservative. He has...

 

Will WSU study link between herbicides and elk hoof disease?

To The Eagle: I wish my family was getting ready to go elk hunting. I wish we were shopping for supplies, setting up our camp along the Coweeman River, and maybe even doing some scouting on the weekends. Instead, my dad, my uncle, my brother and the...

 

No plan for current debt reduction

To The Eagle: I voted Gary Johnson for president in the last election. One of his messages was how much debt the US government carries and how bad this is for our future. During the election of 2016, federal debt was over 19 trillion dollars. The...

 

The Democrats have disgraced the nation

To the Eagle: It appears that some of our local citizenry have chosen a winter exercise program of jumping up and down on the ol’ Trump-o-line (last week’s letters to The Eagle). Great sport, but many criticisms are in the category of missing the...

 

Writer used to be a Democrat

To the Eagle: I know a pot store was opened in Cathlamet but after reading the three letters to the editor in last week’s Eagle I now wonder if a Kool-Aid stand opened too because the writers surely are drinking the stuff. Fact 1, Donald Trump is...

 

Kiwanis club thanks community

To The Eagle: This letter is from the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet to thank everyone in the community who found time to attend the St James Gift Bazaar on Saturday making it a great success for our booth. Our success was because of all the donations of...

 

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...

 

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