Snowden Community Group

Snowden Community Group

  • Just a quick note of thanks for the great ideas regarding cell service up here. I appreciate hearing what works for you. We now have several avenues to explore. This group really is a community. Thank you!

  • Hi everyone – has anyone lost a dog recently? We’re at 206 Bates and have been seeing what appears to be a lost dog on and off our property for the past three days. It’s a reddish male dog, 40-50lbs and looks like a pit bull/boxer mix possibly. He is wearing an orange collar and appears to have tags, but runs off at high speed if we even open a…[Read more]

  • We’re new to Snowden (well, I am. My husband grew up here, so in a sense, I’ve come back home with him). I have a question about cell phone carriers. Which one has better coverage up here – Verizon or AT&T? We have AT&T now and have spotty service. Some days it’s awesome and some days, well, you know…not so good. Since my cell phone is on its…[Read more]

    • We’re at 369 Snowden. We started with Voicestream/TMobile which did not work here at all. My work-issued ATT cell phone got a good signal and worked fine. We are now Verizon customers. Our low-tech LG flip phones work so well that we dropped our landline. But like realtors say – location is everything. Hopefully you’ll get more feedback…[Read more]

    • 10 years Verizon or us cellular

    • Verizon has a pretty good reputation. My connection starts cutting out just past Cherry Ln Fire Station, which is pretty much right about where you are. But, good news, you can get cell coverage through wifi. It’s called Wi-Fi Calling. It’s amazing. It’s just like having a strong cell signal. Getting this has been a live changing event. I…[Read more]

    • Brian, we moved in about a year ago (80 Bates), had AT&T, and coverage in only one place in the house. Before I went to the hassle of switching carriers I decided to try a cell phone signal booster. I researched them and settled on this one:
      weBoost Connect 4G | 470103
      The very best $549 I have ever spent as we now have near…[Read more]

  • Calling ALL Snowden Comm. Group! TONITE @ 6:30, Public Input on the K/C 6 Year Road Plan *WEST END INPUT/PIONEER CTR.[RM.112]*. Could really use a few more Snowdenites re: the pursuit of improvement/finishing of additional roads for safe ingress/egress from our area; the connecting-up of proper width, set shoulder finished surface arterials has…[Read more]

    • Be careful what you wish for. Faster truck traffic, more expensive road maintenance, and increased residential development often follow road improvements.

  • Here is where you can find DNR’s Daily Smoke Management Approvals for Large Burn Silvicultural Prescribed Fires (click on SE Region to see those for our area): https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/burnrequests/. The “N” indicates that approval was not given today (because weather conditions were not favorable for smoke dispersion), but I’m still…[Read more]

    • Here’s the DNR Smoke Management Plan: http://file.dnr.wa.gov/publications/rp_burn_smptoc.pdf

    • The DNR only has to give smoke approval if a landowner wants to burn over 99 tons of slash per harvest unit. Noone likes the controlled Burn smoke, understand that… But there’s food reason to reduce the log term fuel loading of our forests. Just look how much smoke and $ we’re consumed in the Eagle Creek fire. Also in WA and OR there are laws…[Read more]

      • That’s correct, the daily smoke approval is only for burns over 99 tons, equivalent to about 50 piles measuring 10×10 feet. However, burning less than 99 tons still requires a permit, and does not absolve a landowner from the responsibility to burn in a way that protects neighbors’ health (i.e. when weather conditions are conducive to smoke…[Read more]

  • The Snowden Council reported their activities for the area over the past year to the Klickitat County Commissioners this past month and Commissioner David Sauter will be on hand at the meeting this Thursday at the Cherry Lane Fire House starting at 7 PM to give the Commissioners thoughts and help to their efforts. Hope you all can attend!!

  • Hi Everyone, I wantred you all to know that the Snowden Council meeting will be on this Thursday starting at 7 PM.
    Also that commissioner David Sauter will be speaking and taking questions on Evacuation of Snowden and the Broadband high speed internet around Snowden along with other things about Klickitat county.
    I myself am wondering about the…[Read more]

  • James Keightley posted an update in the group Group logo of Snowden Community GroupSnowden Community Group 4 months ago

    I just received a followup E-Mail from Vine (10-26) advising that James Phillips is again in custody of the Klickitat County SO. It looks like it didn’t take him long to work his way back into custody. I will follow up tomorrow and see if info is available regarding his return trip. Regarding his looks, I will also try to obtain a copy of the…[Read more]

  • James Keightley posted an update in the group Group logo of Snowden Community GroupSnowden Community Group 4 months ago

    We were advised yesterday afternoon by VINE (Victims Information Network that James Phillips was released from the Klickitat County Jail after having served his term. (10-24-17) There remains a permanent court order prohibiting him from within 1000 yards of Sleepy Hollow Rd & Snowden Cutoff. In talking with KCSO, it comes to light that he has…[Read more]

  • David Roth posted an update in the group Group logo of Snowden Community GroupSnowden Community Group 4 months ago

    My son, Gabe, is available for baby sitting, and possibly home/pet sitting. He is a very mature 16yr. Please contact our home # 509-493-0444. He does not drive yet (taking drivers ed currently). We live up Snowden about 7 miles out of WS.

    • David, I just tried calling a few times and didn’t get voicemail to leave a message. If you bump into him, please ask him to give me a holler at 493-2296 so I can show him the ropes for pet sitting here. I need pet sitters quite often. And help with lots of other stuff too.

  • Missing black lab Update: Koda is home! He was picked up by a kind neighbor and spent the weekend on holiday. He even got a bath! Thank you to all who kept an eye out. Our clan is whole again

  • Missing black lab: Koda is a 3 yr old black lab. He went missing on Friday Oct. 13th around noon, near the Snowden Rd and Statts Rd intersection. He is missing his collar, but responds well to his name. If you have any information about him, please contact Nik or Katrina at (509) 493-1832 or nikleq@gmail.com. He is a greatly missed member of our…[Read more]

    • I’ll be sure to keep an eye out in case he comes to play with Daisy again. Sweet dog, I hope he shows up safe and sound.

  • One more item regarding the James Phillips incident at our home back in March. The court judgement rendered against him included an exclusion area within 1,000 yards of the intersection of Sleepy Hollow Road and Snowden Cutoff. If anyone sees him in that area, the information needs to get to the Sheriff’s Office at once. Again I recommend…[Read more]

  • Attention: Cougar Encounter, Sunday, October 9th. A 60 pound pit/mastiff mix puppy about 7 years old was killed a few feet from our neighbors house on Staats Road. Cause of death was probably a skull puncture. No eye witnesses, but probable cougar kill. Washington Fish and Wildlife investigated but told me there had been no recent reports…[Read more]

    • Oops– “Sighting Number” Not “Siting Number” — Darn homonyms anyway (though this misuse could be semantically justified, it was just plain sloppiness on my part to use the wrong homonym… 🙂 )

  • For the 2nd time this year, our property has been violated. The first time was 3-13-17 when James Phillips (a former neighbor) attempted to kick in our door to gain entry. He should have realized Carol and I were inside. He was arrested, pled guilty and served some time. He is due to complete his term this month and I will follow up and advise…[Read more]

  • Hi Folks. We have 2 primitive sleeping cabins on our place out on Acme road. These were both ransacked sometime in mid August. An odd assortment of things were stolen-most note worthy-the door to one of the cabins. It seems the thief was collecting items for a camp or cabin of their own. And while they stole the Spam, they left the tuna. They were…[Read more]

    • Kim, a couple of weeks ago what appeared to be signs of someone sleeping in the loft of our garage/shop. Some stored blankets had been spread out on the floor, the walk-in door was open when she had left it closed and latched, etc. This person is quite bold or perhaps foolish. Again I say head up neighbors Jim & Carol Keightley

    • Appreciate the heads-up. I think a couple of well placed/hidden game cameras could help local law enforcement squelch this activity. Better than laying for them. Plus you mght get a shot of that elusive cougar everyone talks about.

  • Hi, Scott:
    Any reason why occasional posts (e.g., James Keightley four days ago, ours [Marisa and Richard] yesterday, and previously a few involving the internet discussions) DON’T get sent out to those with e-mail preferences checked “YES”? (No, I didn’t do anything to change our e-mail preferences in the interim.) Richard P. S. Steide…[Read more]

    • Note: Likewise, the several additional posts/comments after my note above (Oct. 10 A. M.) are NOT coming through via e-mail What can be done, Scott? Thanks.

  • THEFTS FROM MAILBOXES. This (Oct. 10) morning, Marisa found strong evidence of theft from mailboxes in our area — especially Tunnel Road. Beside a parking area on our side-road three miles up Snowden, she found a pile of discarded mail addressed to at least five different Snowden residents. (While I only quickly glanced at the names, I did…[Read more]

    • We had outgoing mail stolen from our box years ago, including a check. Even though we noticed the theft immediately and put a stop-payment on the check, the thief was able to wash the check and use it at a Hood River gas station (where he was not required to show identification). Since then, we only mail checks or other sensitive information from…[Read more]

  • We once heard of a “home church” group in the Snowden area. Does anyone know if they are still doing that and the when/where?

  • BPL — Broadband Over Power Lines. Is it time to consider kicking Century Link, Hughesnet, DISH, etc. to the curb by providing them some real and meaningful, publicly-owned competition?

    Century Link has a completely lack-a-daisical and non-committal approach to adding DSL capability to their more remote and less densely populated areas — e.g.…[Read more]

    • I have read about rural communities as well as cities setting up their own grid in high use areas. As you suggested, the telecom industry has fought back. ALEC – the “lobbying” org for corporations has been active in writing state legislation that prevents communities and municipalities from establishing their own ISPs. Here’s an article from 2016…[Read more]

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