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As a conservative Christian voter, this upcoming election will find me backing President Trump for another term. I am backing the party platform that most closely reflects the integrity of our…

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If you believe in county commissioners have not supported working families and local business as much as they can, then I urge you to vote for Dan Driscoll and Darrell Moudry for county commis…

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This pretty girl came to us several weeks ago as a local stray, and unfortunately no one came to claim her. Her genetic makeup is a mystery. If you were to ask ten people what breed she is, yo…

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“I guess we’re all the wards of that nineteenth-century science which denied existence to anything it could not measure or explain. The things we couldn’t explain went right on but surely not …

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I have known Dan for over 10 years through business and friendship. Dan has worked both physically and ethically during that time to hold his business together through extreme challenges and h…

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This is a letter in support of the candidacy of Pam Hickey for PUD commissioner. I have known Pam for many years and in that time she has been a dedicated volunteer for several organizations i…

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Once again, I am reminded of how much we in Pacific County depend on our Chinook Observer for alerting and informing readers on local issues. For several weeks I have been closely following po…

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A reader took issue with my last column and I am the better for it. Their suggestion that my writing was better suited to a diary entry helped me realize that my monthly column was exactly tha…

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Do you want to get a cute, original painting of your pet and help your local shelter? Look no further! Local SPCHS volunteer and artist Kate Cooper is running a fundraiser between now and Christmas.

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The PUD and our community will greatly benefit having Pam Hickey as a commissioner. I have known her for 21 years. In that time Pam delved into our community, helping where needed. Her busines…

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I have many years of memories of Sid's Market in Seaview. My earliest is of stopping at Sid's on our way home from church on Sunday for milk or bread. We usually shopped at Sugarman's Store (c…

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The 2020 wild B-run Columbia River summer steelhead return was significantly upgraded in mid-September from the preseason forecast of 1,400 “unclipped” or wild fish to 7,900 fish. While this i…

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I am voting for Joel McEntire for Legislative District 19 Position 2. I have met Joel and have read of his policies and background. He would be a perfect representative for Pacific-Wahkiakum c…

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Lately I have seen a sign for some Republican running for Washington state governor. I like Gov. Jay Inslee. I admire and respect the job he’s been doing when it comes to both the coronavirus …

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The Ocean Park Food Bank continues to see a significant decrease in patrons coming in for food. Between our own purchases and surplus food from the Department of Agriculture, we are bursting w…

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I’ve done a lot of soul searching leading up to the November election and here’s what I’ve been wrestling with these past months of pandemic shutdowns, rioting and social unrest.

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Really? Is a candidate so desperate that she has to lie in TV ads about her opponent? The claims that are being made against Carolyn Long are so wrong that it is amazing that they are even all…

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What a waste of space Bonnie Lou Cozby’s Sept. 30 “column” was. I can’t believe the Observer gave her so many column inches to ramble and whine. I tried to divine her point, and apparently it …

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Frank Wolfe deserves our support to continue him in office as a county commissioner. He continues to be the sort of commissioner we need. He listens to local citizens and works in their best i…

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I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to re-elect Mike Swanson to the board of commissioners of Pacific County PUD. My name is Jack Janda and I serve as a commissioner of Mason Coun…

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I have known Mike Swanson for over 10 years and worked with him on several committees with the Washington PUD Association (WPUDA). These included the Telecom, Energy and Government Relations C…

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As a life long resident of Wahkiakum County, I appreciate Commissioner Mike Backman as he works for all county residents. I recognize his efforts in building collaborations with local, regiona…

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I support Frank Wolfe in his bid for another term as Pacific County commissioner. In his eight years in the position, Frank has demonstrated his broad knowledge of county issues/needs and his …

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I love it when my weather app says rain and I wake up to sun shining into my living room. I’m amused when I see that one lightning bolt and wonder who it’s for. And I think those little swirly…

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As I run to be re-elected to another term as your county commissioner, I would like to take the opportunity to let you know a little about what I have been doing during my first term, somethin…