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Building and planning clarifies matter

To The Eagle: Due to a misinterpretation on the part of Wahkiakum Building and Planning, it was incorrectly stated that the proposed Dollar General needed a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Notice. Shoreline Permit review requirements are...

 

The big con…

To The Eagle: Con-job definition: Scams in which the victim is induced to hand over money (or votes) as a token of confidence. How many people have been conned over the years, by Trump, or the ‘use’ of his name? Just watched a show, listing some...

 

Dollar General store not a done deal

To The Eagle: Big thanks to Kristin Lee (Opinion, May 16, 2019) for skillfully outlining details related to the proposed Dollar General store on Hwy 4, including the potential impact on our charming town. She pointed out that it is not a done deal....

 

Citizen proud of other citizens' behavior

To The Eagle: My wife and I attended the liquidation sale at Wally Wright’s Pro Hardware on Thursday morning. To say I was impressed with the citizenry of Cathlamet is an understatement. There was a crowd, as per expectations, but as far as I saw,...

 

Let's collectively say no to Dollar General

To The Eagle: The quickest way to kill a small town, such as our rare gem here in Cathlamet, is to allow some kind of big box store to come in and undercut the prices of everything we have here. The pharmacy and the grocery store would be the first...

 

Writer calls previous letter sour grapes

To The Eagle: Three weeks ago in these pages we were treated to a dystopian diatribe from ol’ JB maligning the intent of Madison and other founders for designing the government, and specifically the electoral college. to keep the slaves and us...

 

We got played

To The Eagle: 12/18/17: Bernadette Goodroe leaves the Cathlamet Town Council. 1/16/18: Executive Session (council only)- The regular meeting was recessed at 7:33 p.m. for an executive session to consider the selection of a site or acquisition of...

 

Proposed store would be bad for community

To The Eagle: For those of you who aren't aware, Zaremba group LLC has proposed to construct a Dollar General store on Highway 4 at Jacobson Road. First of all it is not a dollar store where everything is a dollar or less like a Dollar Tree. They...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Just a word regarding the murder of Deputy Justin DeRosier and the effect this incident has on our protocols in patrol moving forward from here. When I spoke to Sheriff Thurman in Cowlitz County the morning of this tragedy, I offered to assist our...

 

Town should care for parks it already has

To The Eagle, So far I've pretty much stayed out of the fray, such as it is, considering the fact that living in the Valley I don't really have a dog in the fight. However, it has reached a point where I find it impossible to not contribute my...

 

Electoral College designed to protect

To The Eagle: According to a recent letter, we bleeding heart liberals lack a sense of history, responsibility and appreciation for the wonders of the Electoral College. Let’s dispense with those delusions forthwith. The Electoral College was a...

 

No easy answers for gun violence

To The Eagle: Like any normal person, I'm disgusted and sickened by the gun violence and other assaults in our country and around the world. Not sure of the reasons although there are many more than ready to blame Trump and company. That would be...

 

Community support helps programs work

To The Eagle: The Cathlamet FFA and CTE program would like to take the time to thank our community for donating their time and animals to make our petting zoo a huge success. We would like to thank the following people: Robert and Naomi Schultz,...

 

Will the mayor show leadership?

To The Eagle: Richard Nixon accepted advice from his friends, or at least the guys on his side of the aisle, and resigned the presidency in August, 1974, saving the country from the continuation of a divisive imbroglio and a paralyzed government. To...

 

Officials: State should pay fair share of election costs

Submitted by Wahkiakum County Auditor Nicci Bergseng and Commissioner Mike Backman No one should have to choose between safety and democracy. Your county shouldn’t have to prioritize one over the other. But that’s what happens every other year....

 

Summer food program planning is underway

To The Eagle: Plans are underway for an exciting summer lunch program for kids in Wahkiakum County. Last year, an army of volunteers and generous donations enabled us to offer a free five-week program that served more than 400 meals and provided...

 

Park on Main Street is a very bad idea

To The Eagle: When I heard about the mayor's plans to make what was formerly a parking lot into a park I thought what would be the intent? This town clearly does not have enough parking especially when there is something happening at the courthouse o...

 

JBH House is privately owned

To The Eagle: This letter is in response to George Wehrfritz’s letter of April 18 in which he refers to the Julia Butler Hansen House. I wish to clear up some misconceptions that Mr. Wehrfritz has. He is somehow under the mistaken impression that...

 

Corrections furnished for musical associations

To The Eagle: There were a few errors in the April 18 article "News from the new Naselle Community Center." The wind ensemble is associated with the North Coast Symphonic Band, not an orchestra; and while there are two orchestras in the Astoria area...

 

Remarkable friend will be honored by event

To The Eagle: This is a reminder that Saturday, April 27, the Pioneer Center Association will host their annual spring Tidy the Town event. They are dedicating the day to their former president, the late mover-and-shaker Kay Cochran, who was always...

 

Council rushing ahead on questionable deal

To The Eagle: At the April 15 town council meeting, 13 members of the public were in attendance, excluding county employees. One issue of interest was the council-planned installation of a sixth (!) Wahkiakum County park at the Butler lot site whose...

 

POTUS has this writer's support

To The Eagle: Thank you, Eagle, for revealing that while Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS, has been largely contained by the Mueller report, there are still local flare-ups. Positive statements of fact about our president, @realDonaldTrump, produce...

 

No need for boredom in this county

No need for boredom in this county To The Eagle: Recently a new resident to our community posted on Cathlamet News on Facebook. He asked if there was anything to do around here because he was “feeling bored.” As a newcomer as well (coming up on t...

 

Town council should take care

To The Eagle, Cathlamet’s Town Council should take care as it moves forward with “Jacobson Park.” Having purchased the Butler Street lot at above market value with scant due-diligence, the town must avoid pushing through a get-‘er-done design...

 

Citizen left council meeting in disgust

To The Eagle: It’s Monday night. The Cathlamet Town Council meeting is currently in session. In direct contradiction of a democracy, the town citizens are not allowed to participate. According to town Mayor Dale Jacobson, citizens are not allowed...

 

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