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 By Lisa Nelson    Opinion    February 29, 2024 

Superintendent thanks voters

To the Voters of Naselle-Grays River Valley School District: I am writing to express my gratitude to the voters who supported the recent EducationalPrograms and Operations levy. Your commitment to investing in the education of our children is...

 

Bravo Eagle staff!

To the Eagle: I just felt the need to let you know what a nice job The Eagle staff are doing with the weekly paper. I had quit subscribing for several years due to all the left wing Associated Press articles and the constant bantering from the same...

 

Tourism shouldn't trump local needs

To The Eagle: Please forgive my delayed response to the front page article from Feb. 8 entitled "Ridiculous and disappointed." I have no knowledge of how community budgets work or how things are divided regarding county budgets. It does seem to me...

 

Change-the only constant

Dear Readers, The Eagle continues its journey of growth as we transition from one era to another. With our first focus group coming up this week, and other exciting innovations coming this summer, the publishers and our staff are excited to continue...

 

Make Puget Island a 'no hunting' zone

To The Eagle: This time of year, our weekends are cursed with the early morning cacophony of shotguns, aimed at innocent Canada geese stopping here to rest and recuperate from their arduous journey along the Pacific Migratory Flyway. What a terrible...

 

Publisher's Note

Changes—some temporary, some more long-lasting—continue at The Eagle. In the short term, our reporter and news editor, Diana Zimmerman, will be taking a much-deserved vacation. As regular readers know, Diana contributes the bulk of our news...

 

Retain Johnson for flood board

To The Eagle: The Grays River Flood Control District (GRFCD, formerly known as the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District) is holding a special election to fill position 2 on their board, currently held by Judith Johnson. I served as the unelected...

 

Sheriffs uphold the constitution, not the governor

To the Eagle: HB 2027 would require sheriffs, police chiefs, marshals, and reserve officers to maintain officer certification and comply with background investigations before a sheriff can file for candidacy. Now that sounds good, and that is what...

 

Get involved with Cathlamet Woman's Club

To The Eagle: GFWC-Cathlamet Woman’s Club’s first meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at noon, upstairs at the Hotel Cathlamet. We invite you to come and see what the club is all about. The Cathlamet Woman’s Club was...

 

Guarding against scofflaw sheriffs

To The Eagle: Washington State legislators could change the entire landscape of the election process for county sheriffs and the appointments of police chiefs. House Bill 2027 and Senate Bill 5905 would also allow the state to decertify a sheriff or...

 

Please support the school levy

To The Eagle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors recently authorized the placement of a three-year Educational Programs Levy on the Feb. 13 ballot. This levy, which is a renewal of the existing tax, asks voters for a...

 

Thank you for your vote Wahkiakum Co.

To The Eagle: Thank you, Wahkiakum County! We, the volunteers, officers, support personnel, Chief Randall Hoven, and current sitting fire commissioners – Richard Bigler, chair; James “Bim” McCoy; and Larry Hendrickson – of Fire Protection...

 

Another perspective on hatcheries

To The Eagle: The title of an article in the Eagle last week “Analysis finds nearly all hatcheries hurt wild salmon populations” is technically accurate but there are OTHER opinions and OTHER analyses. I am not an expert in this field but I have...

 

Is the county wasting taxpayer money with reconation therapy?

To the Editor: Alcoholics Anonymous and Drug Addicts Anonymous are already available at in-person meetings and on telephone help-lines. Nonetheless, at their Jan. 2, 2024 meeting, the commissioners appropriated $13,000 to fund “Renconation...

 

The Eagle should be ashamed

To The Eagle: Those of us who are in fact “predominantly Orthodox Christians” took offense at the publication of that most yellow of journalistic emissions regurgitated by you in The Eagle on Dec. 28, 2023, from your AP overlords. That you would...

 

Please bring back poetry edition

To The Eagle: One of the things I look forward to after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays is The Wahkiakum County Eagle’s poetry edition the first week of January. When I moved here in 2018, I remember seeing a request for local readers to...

 

There's no need to reinvent the wheel

To The Eagle: PUD General Manager Dan Kay’s salary is now $15,756 per month. For many, that’s a yearly, not monthly, income. Meanwhile, 10.6% of the population of Wahkiakum County live below the poverty line. In Pacific county the poverty rate...

 

I welcome the changes to Letters

To The Eagle: I'm very glad to see that you will be upgrading the Letters policy, presumably in order to tone down the rhetoric and increase a civil discourse. The abuse of decency and fairness to promote narrow self-interests has been painful to see...

 

Fees are too high

To The Eagle: Welcome 2024! Everyone has their thoughts on how last year went; I hope everyone found some good while hoping for better. Personally, we are doing very well. We have little income, but enough to cover bills and feed us. It seems that,...

 

Changes are coming to letters

Letters to the editor are intended to encourage the expression of the residents of Wahkiakum County in a venue they trust. The letters are a place in the paper where anyone can have their say. We publish nearly every letter we receive. We hope that r...

 

Some good news to end the year

To The Eagle: Happy New Year! Closing in on 2024, so I want to end the year with some good news, to hopefully grow more next year. Even though we are right at the poverty level of income, I feel we are rich. We have a comfortable home, a decent car,...

 

Readers deserve better

To The Eagle: Factual and unbiased reporting has always been the foundation of responsible journalism. When political bias infiltrates the journalistic process, we end up with claims of “fake news” and a general distrust of what is being reported...

 

Letters should not be propaganda

To The Eagle: This forum can, and should, be used for making constructive arguments concerning specific issues that are of interest to the readers for the purpose of making everyone’s lives better. I chose to write this letter now because last...

 

Another kettle of fish

To The Eagle: It was 60 F on Dec. 3 and the rain-deer, that sub-species with webbed hooves that show up this time of year, were paddling around my sodden orchard, harvesting the last of the floating windfalls. This burst of warmth, as you may...

 

A one of a kind human being

To The Eagle: I’m troubled to read letters that wrote ill words on Trump. Those four years that he was president I felt were the best years our country has ever been in mentally, physically, and especially economically. The chaos we’re now...

 

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