James Keightley

James Keightley

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    We have not had any eyeball contact with bear this year. However we had scat in the driveway about 6 weeks ago and scat at the back porch 2 weeks ago. The holes in Carol’s flower beds were way too small for bear. I still suspect possum of weasel

  • Anyone know where we can gather some walnuts?

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Neighbor! We have not seen badger. However, we have seeN several weasel the past few months. Along with them, there was a TOTAL reduction of squirrels in the back yard. With your BIG CAT report, we have taken to reducing the “outside time ” of our small black cat. We fear she would make too tasty a snack ; )

  • We hear the dog barking and we are at Sleepy Hollow & Snowden cut-off. We have been having a nocturnal animal visitor and thought it was likely a Coon since there had been quite a bit of digging in the flower bed. We set the live trap last evening thinking to relocate it. However, this morning, there was a very upset, dark grey and fat cat. We…[Read more]

    • Hi Jim, I suspect that gray cat might belong to the Georges. Speaking of digging holes: about 10-12 days ago, I was walking up my drive way and saw newly hole that was deep and about 1 ft across. As I got closer, I realized it was an underground wasp nest that had been raided! It ripped out the comb walls and left them on the top edges. We think…[Read more]

      • I”m more inclined to think it was a bear if it was an underground wasp nest — they love to eat the larvae and seem impervious to stings and bites. If a smaller hole, it might have been a skunk (they do the same thing). I’ve never seen signs of a badger in the area (Staats Road). There’s Badger Peak (and lake) up out of Cougar but I’ve never…[Read more]

        • aha! I thought it might have been bear but then the badger idea came up. I have not seen any in this area either. I do know that some folks in Underwood believe they have seen fishers on their property in the past year.

    • Hi Neighbor! We have not seen badger. However, we have seeN several weasel the past few months. Along with them, there was a TOTAL reduction of squirrels in the back yard. With your BIG CAT report, we have taken to reducing the “outside time ” of our small black cat. We fear she would make too tasty a snack ; )

    • We have not had any eyeball contact with bear this year. However we had scat in the driveway about 6 weeks ago and scat at the back porch 2 weeks ago. The holes in Carol’s flower beds were way too small for bear. I still suspect possum of weasel

    • We have seen Fishers on our place (Acme) and regularly see the dug up yellow jacket nests in Fall. I had thought Bears did that as they seem more common. We’ve also seen the “Rubber Boa” snake a couple times. Who knew a (small) Boa constrictor was part of the scenery !?!

    • I’m pretty sure that skunks are digging up the wasp nests. I’ve had two such holes in my yard this year. I had pet skunks once, long story, but they’re amazing diggers and the do love larvae, caterpillars, and other crawlies. It never occurred to me that it could be a different creature eating wasps. I DO need a critter cam!

  • This morning, we found a pile of bear scat by the back step. Bruin seems to be looking for “things” to fatten up with for his long sleep. We found scat earlier this year in the driveway but that was about 300 feet away. This was right at the back door. I loaded the Winchester just in case!

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the link neighbor. The FCC info is certainly bogus. I practiced before the FCC for many decades as an Electronics Field Engineer and, at the same time, a Radio Broadcast Engineer. So very often it came to light that their data was erroneous. If one of the internet providers would establish wireless on the existing site known as…[Read more]

  • extending sympathies to the Dennis family – “Granny” passed away at 7 this morning.

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    I have the comment tab on this computer that is ruining Windows 7. Carol’s desktop and my lap top both run Windows 10 and the comment tab does not appear on them Jim K

    • Hi, James: Is this AFTER you have logged in? (You won’t see it unless you do so.) In the current setup, you should see a “Comment” button under new posts, and a“Reply” button under previous comments of the new posts. Does this help? Richard

    • I’m on Windows 10. I see the Comment Button at the top of this thread and ‘reply’ links after each comment. I tried it in Chrome, MS Edge, and Firefox. All worked for me, but only if I am signed in.

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Our mail is late – like 5:30-6. And still a few other peoples items. We have talked with the postmaster – again
    AND yes we still have bears!

    • From neighbor Jesse Calkins (June 8):
      We had at least one bear on our porch several times a few weeks ago banging around at night. It picked up our gate, we use to keep Drafty {another neighbor’s Burmese mountain dog] out of our cat food & carried it about 10 ft. in & than ate the food. Drafty wouldn’t carry the gate in like that. We had a…[Read more]

  • We were visited at our back fence Wednesday the 23rd by a bear. This visitor was cinnamon in color and about 250 pounds. It did nothing to indicate aggressiveness but hung around for perhaps 15 minutes. We are at Sleepy Hollow Rd and Snowden Cutoff. This is the first bear closeup in over two years. Jim & Carol Keightley

    • From our neighbor (Yotam Aviv) 3 miles up Snowden Road — June 6:
      Howdy, good neighbors,
      I just wanted to alert y’all that 2 small brown bears just got at my chicken feed. No animals were hurt, but it did take some determined waving and shouting to get the bear to back off. (The other bear was off in the distance between my place and Richard and…[Read more]

  • We received an e-mail notification today that James Phillips was released from Klickitat County Jail. He was confined there after committing an attempted home invasion to our home. It was brought to my attention by a number of sources that he has become extremely violent and should be avoided. In the past he wore dark grey clothing and usually…[Read more]

  • On Sleepy Hollow near Snowden cutoff. 3 bR, 2 Bath. Den. Comfortable decks. 2 car garage with attached shop 2 Green Houses 493 3403

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    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

  • 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]

  • 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?

  • James Keightley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    We have been on Exceed for many years. Metered for sure but we have never overrun the limit. Any problem we have ever had with weather was cleared when I swept the snow off the dish. ; ) The comments regarding Century Link correspond with my experience. I called customer service to inquire if there was a different rate from the over $75…[Read more]

  • Have canning jars that need a new and loving home? Give us a call at 3403. Jim n Carol

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