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YOUR|LETTERS for November 14, 2012


November 14, 2012

Bourne Orthodontics gives new smiles to L.S. residents

Dear Editor,

Thank you Bourne Orthodontics for the new smile for our 12-year-old daughter.

The experience with Dr. Bourne and his staff was friendly, professional, affordable and above all the results exceeded both my daughter’s and our expectations.

Dr. Bourne is the same doctor who buys back Halloween treats and donates to the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club and the Marysville YMCA.

We think a double thank you is in order.

Kevin and Christy Kosche

Lake Stevens

There are eagles aplenty in Lake Stevens

Dear Editor,

Most of us around our beautiful Lake Stevens are aware of the sad death of a mature bald eagle, caused by a lightening strike on July 13.

News stories from various sources insinuated that the eagle was one of our nesting pair, called George and Martha. Soon after this death occurred, I personally observed a young eagle fly from the nest and join two mature eagles, flying circles near the nest.

Then I called our local eagle biologist to report this, and she came to the conclusion that the eagle who was killed was from another pair, who now fish at Lake Stevens, and have a nest somewhere near the lake, possibly near the south end.

When the mature eagle was killed, a young eagle and another mature were in the trees nearby.

Since I have been reporting on eagle activity around our lake for many years now, I was heartened to find that now there are two pair hunting here! The mate of the dead eagle will most likely choose another mate and continue to hunt and nest in our area.

One odd thing that has never been solved regarding the dead eagle, is where the body ended up. The biologist tried to find out, but nobody seems to know. She told me that all dead bald eagles are supposed to end up in a central repository, where Native American tribes can petition to obtain them for ceremonial purposes.

Although witnesses at the scene of the lightening strike said a woman in a brown truck came to pick up the body, nobody knows where it went. This seems very odd to me—you would think that the government officials would keep better track of such important things.

Lastly, since we know there are two pairs, and we do not know where the second nest is, it is very important to try and locate it so that it can be documented and kept safe.

The eagle hotline number is the same as it has been for over 15 years: 425-335-3400. Please call this number if you think you know where this other nest may be.

Let’s try to keep our eagles safe—we are so privileged to live where they fly free around us.

Marlene Sweet

Lake Stevens


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