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Auditor appreciates opportunity to serve

To The Eagle: My name is Nicci Bergseng and I’d like to introduce myself as your Wahkiakum County Auditor. I was appointed to the auditor position in December 2017 and I am currently working to retain my position. It is my commitment to this...

 

Stop the trolling in the letters

To The Eagle: The Eagle has been generous in its provision of a forum for local letter-writers to critique, endorse or otherwise comment on our elected officials and their would-be rivals. But even generosity has its limits – and, I would argue,...

 

Would rather be without water for a day

To The Eagle: Response to article written in The Eagle June 7th, 2018, “PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work.” This article explained how the Wahkiakum PUD would go about repairing the water line that is attached to the bridge to Puget...

 

Thank you to Trump

To The Eagle: Good news from D.C.; Supreme Court on the integrity of elections, no votes by the dead. The economy at 3.9 growth, low unemployment [local Norpac hiring more because of DOJ supported lawsuit] [re. Newsprint from the dumping Canadian...

 

Contest winner donates to VFW

To The Eagle: Thank you very much for the prize money (Wahkiakum County Eagle photo contest.) I donated it to the Veterans of Foreign Wars here in Cathlamet. I have been a member of this organization for several years. I have also witnessed the good...

 

Summer lunch program begins July 16

To The Eagle: Plans are underway to offer free sack lunches to youth in our community this summer. Lunch on Us is a grass roots effort designed to help our local kids have a healthier summer. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S....

 

There's no reason to hate honest county officials

To The Eagle: I’d like to respond to our elected County Assessor Bill Coons’s recent ad placed in The Eagle. I quote, “There’s no need to learn to hate a new Wahkiakum County Assessor.” I am sure this ad was directed toward me and others...

 

Advice for newcomers

To The Eagle: I came to this area in 2003. I learned a lot in my first years as a newcomer, so I thought I’d share a few things with any new folks who have moved here recently. First, it’s important to realize you’ve come into a Scandinavian...

 

Marine that knits is funnier

To The Eagle: Well I read the letter to the editor last week where your typical liberal takes his time to try and explain what a conservative is, of course he was way off the mark and the explanation was the funniest thing I ever heard, no wait, this...

 

Wanted: Volunteer advocate

To The Eagle: Volunteers truly do make a difference at The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center. Have you ever had someone stick up for you? Not someone who came over and bossed you around – but someone who was there at just the...

 

Thoughts from veterans on Memorial Day

[Editor's note: VFW Post Commander Bill Tawater read the following remarks from post member Bob Roche on Monday as veterans and their supporters gathered at Greenwood Cemetery.] As we observe Memorial Day, we do more than just carry on a tradition...

 

Tend to your own knitting good advice

To The Eagle: After attending the candidates forum last week, I came away with the lingering questions I always have after someone claims to be a conservative. What is conservative about being concerned about some woman making the wrenching personal...

 

Veteran is running for office of auditor

To The Eagle: My Name is Matt Kuhl and I am running for Wahkiakum County Auditor. To your readers, I would like to share a bit about myself. Growing up in Cathlamet, I developed personal qualities only a small town can teach: selflessness, hard...

 

Pro bull riding coming soon

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation is working hard to bring the Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding exhibition to Wahkiakum County on July 20; the Friday of Bald Eagle Weekend. We would like to thank everyone who has attended our dinners...

 

Use pepper spray with care

To The Eagle: I have a message for the person who pepper sprayed my dog on East Sunny Sands Road last week: I just want you to know that not only did you traumatize my 13 pound, 12 inch tall dog, but you also traumatized my 5-year-old great...

 

Another candidate has filed for office

To The Eagle: My name is Stewart Feil, and I am running for Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney. I filed my declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Because of when I filed, my name was not printed in last week’s article so I’d...

 

Unhappy motorist voices concerns

To The Eagle: People need to be mindful and think of others in this small town. Placing road cones in the middle of the lane of travel on the Puget Island bridge at night or any time, is not a funny joke. It could ruin the underneath of a small car...

 

Voters will have prepaid postage to return ballots

To The Eagle: As the 2018 primary election is quickly approaching, Wahkiakum County is adopting a new prepaid postage procedure. Numerous counties in Washington state, with King County making the first move, have pushed for a prepaid return envelope...

 

Bipartisan forum set for May 23

To The Eagle: By now it should be common knowledge that there will be an election this November. The purpose of this letter is to invite one and all that are interested in our remaining freedoms to come to the Pioneer Community Church on Wednesday...

 

Habitat enhancement board needs members

To The Eagle: I read the list of candidates, hoping to get elected to various positions in our county. Sadly I saw no one willing to become commissioner of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District. We lost Bill Karwoski, so do not have the three...

 

PUD employees deserve wage increase

To The Eagle: We are both extremely happy with the wage increase for Dave Tramblie and others. Mr. Tramblie has saved this county thousands of dollars due to diligence and attention to detail. Attracting excellent employees and keeping them working...

 

PIGYS needs help this year

To The Eagle: PIGYS, the Puget Island Garage & Yard Sale, which takes place on June 22nd & 23rd, faces some major challenges this year. The Trump-inspired economic boom should bring us an abundance of customers, but that abundance is going to hit a...

 

Use it or lose it

To The Eagle: When we purchased the Video Store from Becky in 2009 it was suggested that this business, movie and game rentals and sales, was like a “buggy whip factory”; a business providing a soon to be obsolete product or service. Recently I...

 

Cure available for elk hoof rot

To The Eagle: The short article on hoof rot on page 9 of the May 10, 2018, Wahkiakum County Eagle merits a response. “Crippling elk hoof disease found in Eastern Washington,” is not surprising news. What is surprising is that it is reported. I wi...

 

Howie announces re-election bid

To The Eagle: I have had the great fortune to have served the people of Wahkiakum County as sheriff for nearly six years now. During this time I have seen the people of this office serve with honor, integrity, and respect. I hope that for the...

 

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