The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Articles written by Darrell Alexander

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 94



Downriver Dispatches

Getting Rid of Boredom As the days go quickly by and the virus that has kept us home is making its way across the world, we shelter ourselves for protection of ourselves and our loved ones. We start...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Silly Things People Say This article is dedicated to the faithful readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle who have a sense of humor; as for the rest I have no idea what to tell you. I am writing slowly because I understand some of you can’t read...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Sanity check The outbreak of the corona virus has left many with some fears that are unfounded and at times silly. This virus is a serious threat to everyone, but it would be wise to get the facts straight before making assumptions and creating a...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Importance of Cats in Wahkiakum County In the United States, cats are a more popular house pet than a dog. There are nearly 90 million domesticated cats in about 34 percent of U.S. homes. It has...

 

Downriver Dispatches

SR 4 Slide Update Tamara Greenwell, the lead communicator for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), communicated to me that the cleanup efforts are ongoing and going well. She...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Oneida Is Gone but Not Forgotten Oneida Road and the few residents that live there today is a visible reminder of a once thriving community that became a ghost town nearly a century ago. The Columbia River, Grays River, and Deep River were the main...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Oneida Road As a relatively new person to the county by local standards, it has been my pleasure to travel the different roads in the area. I have seen some of the maintenance needs on Eden Valley...

 

Downriver Dispatches

American Legion Crab & Oyster Feed Saturday evening was quite a delight for the supporters of the annual American Legion crab and oyster dinner. Some of those who live on the east side of KM were...

 

Downriver Dispatches

SR 4 to Open As of Sunday afternoon SR 4 was still closed, yet a single lane had been prepared for traffic with the automatic signal light at each side of the slide area. A worker on site informed me that the road may be open this week, but not to...

 

Highway crew finds moving slope in initial response

GRAYS RIVER (Jan. 27) -- Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has indicated to those who travel State Route 4 near West Fork Creek on the east side of KM Mountain should plan ahead fo...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Flooding in Grays River Every year the rains bring the chance of flooding to the Grays River watershed along with landslides. This is the beginning of a new year and we have had both. It is one thing...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Woodworker Extraordinaire Nobody at the Art Show at the Grange would have any idea the impact that the show would have on me. After talking with the artists and others, it occurred to me that there is...

 

Downriver Dispatches

First freshet brings opportunity Every once in a while the Grays River overflows its banks and sends thousands of cubic feet of water and debris downstream. The first freshet of 2020 brought not only...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Navy Boxing Team Hawaii 1940 When I was six years old, my brother and I got a Christmas present we would never forget, two pairs of boxing gloves. These red gloves had a white face on the front with...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington The New Deal was a series of programs and projects established during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that intended to return prosperity to the American people. During the first eight...

 

Smalley Family Legacy Part III

Smalley Family Legacy Part III Who was Frank Smalley and why was he so important to this community? The census records up to 1920 state that he was only a farmer. He was more than just a farmer....

 

Grange party celebrates the holiday

It is that time of year again and Grays River Grange #124 held their annual Christmas potluck with caroling, gift exchanges, numerous raffle drawings, and a visit from Santa. The food was sensational...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Smalley Family Legacy Part II When the Smalley family left for Oregon in 1865 with three small children and Martha pregnant, most wagon trains leaving Missouri for Oregon left in April because if...

 

Santa Lucia festival brings in the light

When I first arrived at the Appelo Archives Museum my thoughts were to get photos of Santa and the children and write a few words about the event in Downriver Dispatches and that would be the end of...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Smalley Family Legacy, Part I This is by no means a complete story of this strong pioneer family, but will serve to illustrate the depths of love this family endured never knowing that their name...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Altoona In the 1830's the Altoona site was used by the Hudson's Bay Company as a fish receiving station and saltery, an establishment in which fish are salted for market. William Hume, a long-time...

 

Downriver Dispatches

From Crooked Creek to Eden For the early pioneers coming into Wahkiakum County, the perspective of paradise was to be found in the land. This was to be their little piece of heaven. Around 1875, the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wahkiakum County and Pacific County in the past were mainly connected by the waterways. It would not be until the late 1930s that Longview would be connected to the coast. River life would slowly...

 

Veterans Day assembly focuses on Vietnam vets

As I walked down the hallway at Naselle High School to their gymnasium last Friday, I was focused only on where to get the best pictures without disturbing their ceremony. As I was approaching the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Historical Synopsis of Thanksgiving Everyone looks at Thanksgiving from a different perspective. To me it comes down to what are we really thankful for. For others it takes on a reverent religious...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019