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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 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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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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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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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…

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Will someone please sue the Republican National Committee for the rental value and services rendered for Trump’s use of the White House for his campaign rally. Once again, he is misappropriati…

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I love this Peninsula and value the way of life I have enjoyed here for over 30 years. And I am always impressed with the professionalism of our public services, especially because we are defi…

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I have known Pam Hickey, both professionally and personally for over 20 years. During that time she has always proved to be one of those rare few that are incredibly smart with huge integrity …

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I am disturbed over an article in the Sept. 30 edition, stating about a crackdown coming on our local businesses. This came from a visiting epidemiologist. This person is not a medical doctor,…

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I was delighted to read Nick Nikkila’s “Recollections” in a recent issue of the Chinook Observer. Though I am of a younger generation than Nikkila, there is much in his reminiscences that reso…

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I found it on the ground at the post office. I picked it up to throw it away, then out of curiosity, looked at it. It is an 8-1/2 by 11-inch glossy attack ad against Carolyn Long, paid for by …

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I would like to echo other writers’ support for Frank Wolfe for Pacific County commissioner. As a part-time resident and County volunteer I have had the opportunity to observe several commissi…

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When Frank Wolfe first ran for county commissioner I strongly supported his opponent in the primary. Since then, though, I have come to know Frank as a sincere, intelligent, public servant ded…

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I am a motivated and well-qualified alternative to an opponent who has spent two terms demonstrating he is uniquely unqualified for office by violating public trust and supporting unlawful cou…

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Sometimes life so imitates art that the irony be denied. Case in point: The author Edgar Allan Poe — who gave us such classic horror stories as “The Pit and The Pendulum” — wrote of “The Mask …

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The citizens of Long Beach Peninsula have proven themselves resilient in living and contending with forces of nature. Sneaker tides, deadly winds, black bears. We live with threats of earthqua…

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I support Lisa Olsen for Pacific County commissioner. As a lifetime resident of Pacific County, Lisa is well aware of what our county has to offer to our residents. She knows how to balance co…

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I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I support retaining Lisa Olsen for Pacific County commissioner. Lisa truly cares for Pacific County and its future. You can certainly tell …

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As a taxpayer in the Ocean Beach School District (OBSD), I have a question for my elected representative, Board Member Tiffany Turner. In the July 1 edition of the Chinook Observer there was a…

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Remember that an important vote coming up for PUD #2 commissioner. This is a time when we can all agree character counts. The long tenure of Mr. Swanson has not brought us any transparency of …

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As the co-chairs of Village Club and on behalf of our members, we are writing in rebuttal to allegations directed at our community group by James Clancy via his Letter to the Editor, published…

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I would like you to join me in voting for Pam Hickey as PUD commissioner. I would like to tell you why. Pam Hickey ran a profitable business for Levi Strauss and Company in San Francisco, Cali…

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Pam Hickey has promised to donate 10% of her base salary to an organization that helps customers that need help paying their bills. I believe she will do this because she has given financial s…

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In his letter to the editor, on Sept. 30, Steve Rogers stated that Dan Driscoll had “attacked” Commissioner Wolfe at an Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce meeting in 2016. I was leading the m…

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I have worked at the South Bend Boat Shop for 46 years, some as a partner with my father and later as owner. In all those years there has been only one commissioner who has ever stopped by my …

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This is a letter of support for Frank Wolfe, who is running to retain his seat on the Pacific County Commission. Frank has represented Commission District #2 for eight years, and currently ser…