April 2013 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands / Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3rd in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.

Regular reports will be given along with final plans for a shelter at the picnic area at the pond.  A discussion will be held concerning a proposed “Community Yard Sale” to be held later this spring or early summer.  Please let the Board know if you have any input about a yard sale.

For additional information, call Danny Colligan at 303-838-1004 or Ken Perdew at 303-838-7768.  Hope you will be able to join us!

Ready, Set, Go!

Smokey the BearJoe Burgett, Assistant Fire Chief, gave a very important presentation on Wildfire Evacuation during our last ECHPOA meeting held on March 6, 2013.  He shared his knowledge and experiences with us and we walked away with valuable information and handouts!  A huge thank you to him for giving up his time to be with us!

I did take notes during Joe’s presentation and I did my best to summarize what I learned for those of you who were unable to attend.  To view my summary of his presentation go to the Ready, Set, Go page under the Firewise menu option.

Get Prepared for Bear Season

Paul Ellis received another email from The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission asking citizens to get “pre-beared” as the bears will soon be coming out of hibernation.  Local wildlife officer, Kristin Cannon, and Urban Wildlife Conservation Coordinator, Val Matheson, will give a presentation on “Bears in Boulder” next Tuesday, March 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Boulder public library.

This article is titled “Get Prepared for Bear Season,” sent Monday, March 4, 2013 1:01 pm.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife - BearUnlike mountain lions, bears do hibernate, are most active between dusk and dawn, eat grasses, forbs (broadleaved plants), berries, insects, and newborn animals when vegetation is scarce.  If you do see a bear, stay calm, do not run, make yourself look big, talk loudly and back away slowly.  Hibernation dates will vary depending on the weather, but is usually from mid-late November to early-mid May.  To discourage bears from being interested in what is on your property, do not leave pet food outside, clean BBQ grills thoroughly and store in a garage or shed after use, keep trash with food items in a bear resistant container or store in a garage or shed until the morning of pickup, bird feeders should be removed from April to November or hung so that a bear could not access it.  To read the whole article, click on the title underlined and listed above.

Daylight Saving Time

It is time again to “spring forward” by an hour! 

The official time change happens this weekend at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, moving the clocks “forward” to 3 a.m.  For those of us who won’t be awake, we can either set our clocks “forward” an hour before we go to bed Saturday night, March 9th, or in the morning on Sunday, March 10th.  Even though we will be losing an hour of our day, either an hour of sleep or less time for breakfast, we will have an extra hour of sunlight since the sunset will be an hour later!