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Appraiser gives heads up to community

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Assessor’s Office will be out, as always, doing the annual revaluation inspections of properties. The county is divided into four areas. We will begin the inspections in Area 3 over the next few weeks. Area 3...

 

Church was filled to overflowing

To The Eagle: While attending Kay Cochran's funeral at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Puget Island on Sunday, I was giving thanks for the architect and builders who put the building on a sure foundation and built it sturdy and well to last all...

 

Humans have been turning dreams into practical realities

To The Eagle: Sounds like Mike Swift (letter March 7 edition) swallowed a couple of irony pills before he wrote his letter for last week's edition. I suppose even such a miserable outlook deserves a hearing. I draw the line, however, at his clueless...

 

Nothing is ever free

To The Eagle: I have been watching the socialist meltdown in Venezuela and can’t help but think if the people had the right to “bear arms” they would not be under the tyranny and dictatorship of a corrupt government. There is a growing populati...

 

Each county should have one vote

To The Eagle: Living in the state of Washington and seeing how left-leaning it is, is like when I was a kid in school playing teeter-totter with the fat kid on the playground. His extra ballast kept me up in the air wondering if I would ever touch th...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Listening and understanding needed

Commentary from me? No need for me to write something about national affairs; the letter writers have that covered. State issues: Our county's Republican and Democrat political parties are sponsoring a listening event this Friday, 6:30 p.m. at the Sk...

 

Looking forward to car show

To The Eagle: Cheers! to the Fair. I was so glad to see an announcement of the up coming car show on June 1 mentioned in The Fair happenings. I had begun to think it was one of the best kept secrets in Wahkiakum Co. I'm glad to see it is going to...

 

Consider the consequences of feelings

To The Eagle: Ref: Recent letters by Mike Swift, Howard Brawn and JB Bouchard. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy the back and forth by members of this community; it truly is a pleasure to read the weekly excerpts from the combatants. I do have to...

 

Divided, we fail

To The Eagle: Divide and conquer is a saying meant for the battlefield, not in a country as great as ours, for political gain. But that seems to be in vogue now. Name-calling from the right seems more intense; now our president has made it a...

 

Now is the time to speak up

To The Eagle: Since I moved here 12.5 years ago (a newbie), I have heard that the government doesn’t listen to Wahkiakum County. We now have a chance for the state government beyond our legislators to hear us. The Democrats and Republicans (yes,...

 

Engineering, monitoring needed to develop lot

To The Eagle: As accurately reported last week by The Eagle, the Town of Cathlamet recently held a special council meeting regarding the infamous Butler Street property they purchased in 2018. At that meeting, Fred Johnson described the status of...

 

Change ahead for Eagle delivery

By Publisher Rick Nelson There are Eagle readers who buy their copy as soon as they can on Wednesdays. After this week, they will no longer be able to do so. Our printing schedule is changing. Since at least 1970, The Daily News in Longview has...

 

Rural Issues Listening Tour stopping here

To The Eagle: On March 15, 6-8 p.m. everyone is invited to be at the Skamokawa Grange to help identify common concerns we have in our county that we want the state level government to work on. This is a bipartisan effort, sponsored by both the Republ...

 

Wainwright: I may not be best for council

To The Eagle: In response to George Wehrfritz’s comments in last week’s Eagle, I need to explain some apparent misconceptions. First of all, the recall petition against Jacobson, Smith, Burnham and Cameron is supported by the group called...

 

There is no wisdom on the left

To The Eagle: Imagine the leftist future. The abolition of the Electoral College, say. The final ascendence of the loving Left. The will realized of the" little people," led, of course, by the tender ministrations and commandments of our ruling...

 

Cardiac care at St. Johns Hospital is superb

To The Eagle: On November 23, 2018, the day after Thanksgiving, I suffered a STEMI heart attack, also known as a “widow maker,” and was a thirty minute drive by ambulance to St. John’s hospital. I recognized the early symptoms and called 911. E...

 

Stories about Carlton asked for archives

To The Eagle: Carlton Appelo died on February 12th at 96 years of age. He was a visionary in business, and in support of his community and region. He made regular trips to Washington DC to meet with elected officials to let them know about current...

 

First do no harm

To The Eagle: Thanks to J.B. Bouchard for attempting to salvage my political incorrectness (letter in last week’s Eagle), but the actual muddled insinuation was committed by Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam on national media as he opined that a...

 

Wainwright for council vacancy

To The Eagle: The time has come for Bill Wainwright to step up, cross the line and apply to fill the vacancy on Cathlamet’s town council. He is energetic, committed and opinionated. He does not agree with the mainstream view on the body – whose...

 

Electoral College should be dismantled

To The Eagle: El Presidente’s declaration of a national “emergency,” delivered in his usual tortured syntax and devoid of course, of accurate facts, attempted to bend everyone’s attention toward the imaginary invasion at our southern border...

 

Law should't decide women's reproductive choices

To The Eagle: Howard Brawn’s recent opinion letter presents muddled insinuations that infanticide is about to become the new normal in New York because of its revised abortion statute. Nothing could be further from the truth, always the first...

 

I-1639 should have opt out clause

To The Eagle: It is too bad the folks that drafted proposition 1639 did not include some form of “Opt Out” clause for those who live in rural areas and from time to time have immediate need for defense of family members or livestock from...

 

PTO asks for donations

To The Eagle: JA Wendt PTO is looking for donations of seeds for our assistance with The Roots Project. We are in need of these varieties: Cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, peas, and green beans. These can be dropped off at 380 S 2nd Street, there...

 

Writer awaiting responses

To The Eagle: Feeling a bit like crossing pens with some of our local more conservative readers/writers so after a several month hiatus here goes. I challenge each one to read, or re-read, Grapes of Wrath. Written in 1939 this book is as timely...

 

Public Health-what it is and what it is not

To The Eagle: This is a common question and it is rarely understood. It is easier to understand if one compares the Medical model with the Public Health model. The Medical model (Doctors of Medicine) treats sickness—indigent or wealthy. Public Heal...

 

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