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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...

 

Sheriff Mark Howie comments on I-1639

To The Eagle: As the Sheriff of Wahkiakum County, it is my sworn oath to uphold the United States Constitution and the laws and Constitution of the State of Washington as well as the laws of my county. With nearly three decades of law enforcement...

 

Port 1, Port 2 meeting to be held

To The Eagle: I am not sure how many people are aware that there have been recent discussions regarding the possibility of a merge between Port District 1 and Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County. There may be cost benefits to merge, which could be...

 

Thanks to road and electrical crews

To The Eagle: Although there’s much to criticize regarding the administration of our county, the crews that take care of our roads and electrical service are exceptional. I want to thank all the men (and women?) who were out throughout the night...

 

WCRRI to fund restoration projects

To The Eagle: The Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative (WCRRI) provides valuable funds for salmon restoration projects in southwest Washington. Local restoration practitioners like the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST)...

 

Let's update our immigration laws

To The Eagle: I’ve been thinking about immigration a lot these days. Here I sit in my nice house on Sunday morning looking at the lovely view I have of ‘my’ valley, thinking about the Indians who lived here first. I think I’m an immigrant,...

 

Democrats support 3rd trimester abortion

To The Eagle: In the perennial pursuit to promulgate a Progressive Utopian Paradise (PUP), Governor Cuomo of New York has signed into law legislation enabling third trimester abortion up to actual live birth and in some cases beyond, as one formless...

 

After court decision, questions still remain

To The Eagle: Although the judge determined that there are no legal grounds for recalling three members of the town council for misfeasance regarding the purchase of the lot next to the Bank of the Pacific, the bad odor surrounding these good people...

 

Help fill the boot

To The Eagle: Puget Island Volunteers are participating this year in Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital “Fill The Boot” on Saturday and Sunday January 26 and 27. Stop by and donate to a wonderful cause. Hope to see you there! Sherrill Bollen...

 
 By Mark Howie    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Sheriff's Corner

Happy new year! Well the new year is getting started with a kick and the Sheriff's Office is abuzz with several new deputies! Two of our new recruits already lived in our county at the time of hire and all of them are excited and dedicated to...

 

PCA seeking members and donations

To The Eagle: Formally registered as the Cathlamet Pioneer Center, but known by many as the old Pioneer Church, the building that anchors the corner of Main and Columba Streets in Cathlamet was built in 1896. For more than a century it has served as...

 

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