Roy B. Conant

Roy B. Conant

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    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.

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    As I mentioned in my post, Thursday evenings have always been a non-starter for my participation. I’ll pursue directly with the commissioners — though, given the influence of big timber in the county, I don’t much expect anything to happen with regards to holding the perpetrators of the slide accountable…

  • Is there a way for the Snowden Community to exert some pressure on the Klickitat Road folks to implement some kind of permanent fix for lower Staats Road? Not-with-standing that this road is the “GPS Preferred” route to upper Snowden (every winter it seems we have to “rescue” out-of-area folks relying on their GPS), serves as the primary access…[Read more]

    • Commissioner Dave Sauter talked on the issue of some road improvements at his last visit to the Snowden Community Council. I don’t recall specifically that Staats was mentioned as he was mostly responding to someone’s question about Courtney Road. He says its quite a lengthy process to get a project on the 3, 5 or 10 years plans, but Courtney IS…[Read more]

      • As I mentioned in my post, Thursday evenings have always been a non-starter for my participation. I’ll pursue directly with the commissioners — though, given the influence of big timber in the county, I don’t much expect anything to happen with regards to holding the perpetrators of the slide accountable…

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Laura — My guess would be Chris Yeager — the very last house on Staats Road. If they are still around, let me know if you would like me to contact Chris or his wife and I’ll give them a call. Thanks! Roy

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    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… 🙂 )

  • 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… 🙂 )

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Here is the second, referenced link: http://www.localnetchoice.org/

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi Sue and Duncan – I think a first step might be to invite a representative from the P.U.D. to discuss this at one of the Snowden Community meetings. I know someone who is conversant with the required technology who can probably provide technical assistance and who happily shares his expertise.

    Here are a couple informational sites about…[Read more]

  • 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]

  • Our current Tree House Keepers will be moving in June and we’re looking for new renters/treehouse keepers. Perhaps you know someone who would like to live out Snowden way AND earn significant rent reductions. Please see our Ads on Gorge.net (Real Estate Residential for Rent) and/or Craigslist: https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/apa/6072262064.html

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    Correction: “causing the bees to use their ability to track and find food” should say “lose their ability”

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    Given that the WHO classified Roundup as a likely carcinogen in 2016 and the fact that no substance thus classified by the WHO has been subsequently removed from the list (in fact every one tested has proven to be carcinogenic) glyphosphate should certainly be strongly considered for banning.

    Moreover, the health effects suffered by folks due…[Read more]

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    There are parts of 21st Century connectivity that are appealing — But, I don’t suppose I would have been any less naive about its potential for abuse this past year even with a better connection…

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Those probably belong to Chris and Donna Yeager — last house on Staats Road. They used to roam quite a bit, but we hadn’t seen them for a while. If you see them again you can pm me and I’ll call either Chris or Donna to let them know. I’ll call them tomorrow so they’ll know their dogs have been out and about.

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi Reid — Do you know if there is any schematic/map for which houses are included in this phase? My understanding (though possibly incomplete or wrong…) is the telephone lines must be digitized and when that happens within X miles of a residence the residence can obtain DSL. We’re on Snowden and would dearly love to ditch the satellite……[Read more]

    • Hi Roy – I don’t know if there is a diagram, however I would really recommend going to the CL site and plugging in your address and see what happens. I did this a couple of months ago with ours and nothing was available, then yesterday I could order the 10Mbps broadband.

    • We know how you feel Roy. We would like to enter the 21st Century.

      • There are parts of 21st Century connectivity that are appealing — But, I don’t suppose I would have been any less naive about its potential for abuse this past year even with a better connection…

  • Anyone know if there is an online site which shows the status of plowing for secondary roads? Staats Road has not been plowed for three days which is quite unusual — And, way inconvenient!

  • Yeah — That’s pretty stupid. Wonder if the atver’s would be required to carry registration, proof of insurance, etc. since they’ll have to comply with motor vehicle laws. Would they have to comply with the […]

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    Good news!! Thanks for the update. r

  • Hi — Caretaker needed for our Tree House 15 miles out Snowden. We rent our tree house as a romantic vacation escape and need someone to live on the property, care for the tree house and perform miscellaneous duties (Carpentry, Construction, Maintenance, for example) in exchange for reduced rent for our 2+ BR 1,000 square foot farmhouse.

    As…[Read more]

  • Roy B. Conant posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Hughes is awful — and no better since being acquired by Comcast, either. Wonder when Century Link is going to digitize more phone lines out Snowden so we can ditch Hughes for good. Or, when the Fiber Optic cable which was installed two years ago is actually going to be put to use…

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