Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper implemented a state-wide Stage 1 fire ban on June 14th. Park County has been escalated to a Stage 2 fire ban as of June 20th.
The following fire dangers are prohibited until further notice:
- Campfires, including fires in a permanently constructed fire grate
- Chainsaws without a spark arresting device, fire extinguisher, and shovel
- Operating off road motorized vehicles
- Blasting and welding torches
- Fireworks, including sparklers and snakes
- Recreational shooting
- Outdoor smoking, except in designated areas or closed vehicles
Only food grills fueled by liquid petroleum and can be shut off are allowed under the Stage 2 ban.
To learn more information, go to the Park County website at http://www.parkco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=32
Remember the annual summer barbeque THIS Saturday, June 23rd, starting at noon. ECHPOA will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, coffee, lemonade, and iced tea. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share and invite your friends and family to join us at the Association Building, 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.
Both moose and geese were at the ECHPOA pond Sunday, June 3rd, around 7:30 pm. If you click on this picture to display a larger image and then zoom in you just might be able to see 1 goose and 3 goslings in the grass within the blue circle. Sadly, during this past week, one of the babies is now missing from the group. To view more pictures, go to the Moose page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.
Regular monthly reports will be given along with final plans for the annual barbecue to be held at noon on June 23rd.
Call 303-838-7768 for additional information about ECHPOA.