Opinion

Letters to the Editor for March 16, 2017

Inspired to fight Alzheimer’s

Port of C-W vital to future of region

An opening on the Port of Camas-Washougal Commission — and vast interest in the position — serves as a reminder of the port’s importance to the local economy.

Local teams have many reasons to celebrate

There is a reason that sports receive so much attention in our society. Actually, they are several reasons, but one of them is that sports often reflect the best of human nature, with athletes challenging themselves and trying to be a little bit better than they were the day before.

Letters to the Editor for March 9, 2017

Constituent upset about town halls

Washougal gets ahead of the curve on growth

As Clark County’s long-running wrangling over the Growth Management Act has demonstrated, preparing for future expansion can be a difficult task for governments at the local level. But Washougal appears to be taking a well-reasoned approach in plotting for the city’s growth.

Letters to the Editor for March 2, 2017

WHS cheerleader wants to keep larger team

Cities should team on community recreation

With the cities of Camas and Washougal both examining recreation opportunities for residents, it would be prudent to consider working together.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 23, 2017

Camas Cemetery needs improvements

Oregon’s decision on gillnetting compromises salmon, integrity

I applaud our own Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for its 7-2 vote on Jan. 14 to reach a compromise that has our state moving in the right direction for conservation of endangered salmon and steelhead. This recent decision removes all commercial gill nets from the lower Columbia River during the spring and summer runs and allows commercial nets in the fall in selected areas - but only through 2019 with the commitment to remove all gill nets completely after that time. This two-year extension of fall gill netting is a compromise to the original plan in favor of the gillnetters, to allow more time to develop selective commercial fishing methods and help the commercial fishery achieve financial goals.

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