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Congratulations to Herrera-Buetler for budget vote

To The Eagle: Our US Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler deserves praise for voting against H.R. 3877—the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. This budget is projected to add $1.7 trillion to the national debt, which is already over $22.5 trillion and...

 

If pigs fly, someone will shoot'em out of the sky

To The Eagle: This nation, our culture and our communities are polluted by the stench of gun oil and cordite and the ominous crack of gunfire such as I’ve heard echoing from a ranch several acres away from us. That awful, staccato...

 

Studies show knives kill more people than rifles

To The Eagle: I am sure Mr Skemp believes what he says is true, and has the best intentions, but awareness of facts and knowledge of weapons soon show these things to be totally untrue. His statement “These semi-automatic weapons are not used for...

 

PIGYS coordinator calls for return of signs

To The Eagle: I would like to give a special thanks to Beau Renfro for doing such a great job on maps and to Darlene Jenson for help delivering numbers for the PIGYS sales. Thank you to all who participated in PIGYS this year whether as sellers or...

 

Gift was from club based in Puget Sound

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle had a nifty photo of my wife Judy presenting a $500 gift of animal rescue equipment and monetary canine program support to Sheriff Howie on behalf of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Island, with me, Under Sheriff...

 

National Night Out event well attended

To The Eagle: Last Tuesday, August 6, the Puget Island Fire Department hosted its 3rd annual "National Night Out" event at the fire hall. We had a large number of friends and neighbors stop in to say hello and enjoy hot dogs and root beer floats,...

 

County employees are appreciated

To The Eagle: In April we got a substantial job that required adding 6000 s.f. to our existing facility. We got the building permit in less than 48 hours. Construction was finished and we moved in in 60 days. This morning I went in to the county...

 

Norse Hall recommended

To The Eagle: We want to recognize and publicly acknowledge the good folks at Norse Hall and everyone involved for the fantastic support that made our May wedding an event to remember. The board and volunteers at the Sons of Norway pulled out all...

 

Support legislation that will make a difference

To The Eagle: As many of you know I have written a few other pieces to our newspaper about the situation of guns in America. I have proposed a tax on ammunition to help fund research on just exactly what can be done to stop this carnage and to help...

 

Time to enter the fair

To The Eagle: Wow! It’s fair time already. Time to dust off your crafts, fluff up your quilts, frame up your photos, tidy up your begonias, gather up your best canning, and pick your produce. Pick up a fair book at The Eagle, the community center...

 

Disc needed for fair arena maintenance

To The Eagle: We had a good turn out for the show. The footing was less than ideal. After the flood and the bull riding event, a lot of big rocks came to the surface. Because the ground did not have sufficient time to dry before the bull riding event...

 

Cable should keep consumers as priority

To The Eagle: It hasn’t gotten front page attention, but a national dispute over cable TV pricing has implications right here in SW WA. Nexstar, the largest television broadcasting company in America, is currently in a dispute over pricing for...

 

We have choices to the last minute

To The Eagle: Some years ago, I planted aspen trees in my yard in honor of my history with Colorado. They have grown to be high and beautiful with soft wood and pretty leaves. I sit on my deck in the morning with my coffee and I watch the life in...

 

Suggestions offered on controversy

To The Eagle: I have several observations about the current pronoun controversy. First, a number of years ago, my father used to make a joke about the subject, suggesting that I “go out to the person box to see whether the person-person left us...

 

Improve relationships with neighbors

To The Eagle: A community-wide National Night Out will be held at the Puget Island Fire Hall, Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come join us and enjoy root beer floats and hot dogs. National Night Out enhances the relationship...

 

Bald Eagle Days was one of the best

To The Eagle: On behalf of the Wahkiakum County Chamber of Commerce, I want to sincerely express our humbled appreciation to everyone involved in making this Bald Eagle Days weekend such an amazing experience! The Chamber team is so grateful for the...

 

Redmen Hall painting complete

To The Eagle: The painting of the Redmen Hall/1894 Central School is now complete and restored to its original color scheme. The Friends of Skamokawa Board of Directors would like to acknowledge community members who donated coins and cash in our...

 

Democrats urged to watch the debates

To The Eagle: It was fun watching the debates last month in a group. We were able to talk about the candidates during the breaks. Some things we all liked some we all didn't. Not much was said directly by the candidates about regaining local control...

 

Eagles and angels soared during Bald Eagle Day

To The Eagle: The eagles soared high over Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County during the Bald Eagle Day's festival! More than 50 members of the Portland Yacht Club (PYC) were here aboard 18 boats, while others stayed at the hotel, camped or spent the day...

 

Rescheduled horse show will be August 3

To The Eagle: Show #3 in the Silver Buckle Gaming Series, at the Wahkiakum County fairgrounds was canceled. The show was to have taken place on July 13. The arena was accidently flooded, so the show had to be canceled. The footing was so bad that we...

 

Let's ramble down memory lane

To The Eagle: There were enough public works defugalties chronicled in last week’s Eagle to prompt a nostalgic ramble down memory lane. Kudos to Ursula Petralia for her excellent bucket list of economic development desires. I don’t know whether...

 

Book about Westend Finns a delight

To The Eagle: I ordered the new book, Deep River, from Amazon so it would arrive July 1st. I’ve spent hours reading it because it’s not just another paperback length. Believe me, it’s a book similar to a mini-series at 700 pages. Full of Finnis...

 

The bulls are coming!

To The Eagle: The Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding Tour is coming to the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 19. Tickets are still available at Bob’s Sporting Goods in Longview, The Pizza Mill in Cathlamet, The Duck Inn in...

 

Develop a park near the marina

To The Eagle: The mayor and town council of Cathlamet have determined we have plenty of street parking in downtown. They have cordoned off the only public parking lot available, securing it for potential future use as a park. I don’t know the plan...

 

Let's have a strip mall on SR 4

To The Eagle: By all means, let’s have a strip mall along SR 4! We could start with the proposed Dollar General store, and add a Walmart, a casino, a nightclub with topless dancers and a peep show, a bowling alley, an adult book store, liquor...

 

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