Remember to fill out your survey!

Remember to fill out your filling out formECHPOA 2014 Survey!  Completed surveys may be mailed to ECHPOA, 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey, CO 80421; scanned and emailed to; dropped in the box on the front of the Association Building; or, BETTER YET, bring it to the next monthly Association meeting on Wednesday, May 7th, at 7 PM in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  You do not need to be a member to attend monthly Association meetings!

Elk Creek Pond – Water Quality Measurements

By Paul Ellis

Pond Water Quality 4-6-2014hJoyce Deming and Vic Hahn measured oxygen levels at the fish pond on again on Sunday 4/6/2014.  My wife, Walt Wark, and I were lucky enough to watch and help a little.  I have included both sets of measurements below so we can compare the measurements from the first and second effort.  It appears the measurements are similar and the oxygen in the water may be on the rise.  Thanks again to Vic and Joyce for doing this highly technical set of measurements!

To see more pictures of our measuring, go to the Fishing Pond page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.


Mar-Apr 2014 graphs

May 7, 2014 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 PM, Wednesday, May 7th in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.

Mike Brown, a candidate for Park County Sheriff, will make a presentation. He will then remain after the meeting to field comments and questions.

It is also possible that a representative from the Division of Wildlife will share information about beavers. The beaver dam on our property on Elk Creek was washed out during rain storms last year.  The Association wants to rebuild the dam for an additional fishing pond. The moose in the area would also put it to good use. Is it possible for beavers to help in the rebuilding?

Regular monthly reports will given from committees and officers.

Remember to turn in your “survey” form soon!

For additional information, call Ken Perdew at 303-838-7768.   See the blog from Karen Ellis at ECHPOA!

“Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse, I was one of those people that stayed up last night until 1:30 am just to see the “Blood Moon.” During a lunar eclipse the earth passes between the moon and the sun, casting a shadow on the moon. During an eclipse of the sun the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun. It is much easier to see a lunar eclipse than an eclipse of the sun as you do not have to protect your eyes from sunlight damage looking at the moon versus looking at the sun.

At around 11 pm last night I noticed how bright it was outside with the light from a full moon. The earth began to cast a shadow on the moon at about midnight, by 1:15 am the moon was in full shadow, and it was rather dark outside. It was a perfect night to see the lunar eclipse, not a cloud in the sky, the moon was a little bit to the south and mainly overhead. However, I cannot say I noticed the “blood” color that the news spoke about, maybe just an orange tint. One explanation I read was that there has not been much volcanic activity around the world to affect the earth’s atmosphere. It is the refracted sunlight through the air quality that would cause the color effect.

Last night was the first of 4 lunar eclipses that will take place over the next 17 months. Mark your calendars for the next 3; October 8th and again next year on April 4th and September 28th.

To read more go to Channel 9 News:

Picture above was obtained from ABC Channel 7 News: