November 5, 2014 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 PM, Wednesday, November 5th in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.

Regularly monthly reports will be given along with an update on the project for new roofing on the main building.

Park County Deputy Sheriff, Corporal Jeff DeBerry will give a reminder of the Park County law on firearm shooting on private property.

Nominations will be taken for the 2015 ECHPOA Board of Directors.  These will be also taken at the December 3rd meeting.

Call Ken Perdew at 303-838-7768 for additional information.

2 Things to do Tomorrow!

FIRST – Attend the Hot, Sweet, & Spooky Harvest Party in the Association Building at 12:00 noon!  Eat delicious food, and enjoy visiting with neighbors and friends!

SECOND – Attend the Grand Opening of the new Art Gallery next to the Coney Island Hot Dog in Bailey!  Listen to music, eat more food, and enjoy local art!  Open until 7:00 pm.  Congratulations to Andy and Michelle, who are not only local artists, but are members of ECHPOA!  See brochure below for more details!


HS&S Party Pretty Soon – 4 days and counting!

Stuffed Bell PeppersThe HOT soups, SWEET desserts, and SPOOKY Halloween treats will be at the Association Building this Saturday, October 25th, beginning at 12:00 noon!   Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member to come, bring your friends, family, and a dish to share.  Meet and visit with your neighbors and enjoy great food!  For more details see the article below posted on October 6th called Hot, Sweet & Spooky Harvest Party – Oct. 25, 2014.

The Elk Creek Highlands / Meadows Property Owners Association Building is located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  See you there!

Questions, call Karen Ellis 303-514-8620 or email

Citizens Determined to Save McArthur Gulch

Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you have received multiple emails, read many articles written in the Flume, followed conversations on-line on Pinecam, or maybe even seen the petition down at the Cutthroat Café, about community concerns with the Human Movement Management (HMM), a race production company, and their Park County Land Lease Proposal.  Jeff Suffolk, CEO of HMM and a Louisville resident running for the Louisville City Council, has been pursuing a 30-year land lease for almost a year.  The HMM commercial development proposal calls for hosting 100-10,000 participants “Dirty Girl” adventure race events and camp for “Denver” underprivileged youth on a parcel of 480 acres of pristine State Trust Land between Bailey and Shawnee called McArthur Gulch.  This multi-use development would consist of at least 20 cabins, racing trails, shooting guns, event buildings and vast parking grounds.  If the Suffolk agreement is accepted, an agricultural lease and a Colorado Parks & Wildlife lease will be nullified.

As quoted from the HMM’s website:  “Our mission is to make your weekend’s ‘effing awesome.”  Human Movement Management® (HMM) is an active entertainment company based in Louisville, Colorado that for the last decade has been producing some of the world’s largest running races, beer festivals, triathlons, obstacle races and outdoor events in North America. Yet, we still find time for happy hour at our office lounge, “The Carni-Cabin”.

As quoted from the Citizens Determined to Save McArthur Gulch:  “The HMM Development of McArthur Gulch is a threat to our community, environment and wildlife, our safety and our wallets.”

To learn more about the growing number of Coloradans residing along the 285 Corridor seeking to block the proposed lease you may go to the following links:

Citizens Determined to Save McArthur Gulch flyer:



For more information, send and email to:

Our Rain Cup Continues to Over Floweth

Bailey Monthly Precipitation Totals-Sep2014

Data collected for the National Weather Service website, as of the end of September, shows that Bailey has already received more precipitation during 2014 than any other total for the past 5 years and we still have 3 more months to go!  Not only did we enjoy the benefits of continuous water flow down Church Creek this summer, keeping our pond full, but also having a much less dangerous fire season!

To find out more and to make your own comparisons go to:

Hot, Sweet & Spooky Harvest Party – Oct. 25, 2014

Stuffed Bell PeppersThe Elk Creek Highlands / Meadows Property Owners Association (ECHPOA) Annual Harvest Fest Pie Party has been modified this year!  A potluck like no other!  Be sure to mark your calendars and come help celebrate fall with tasty HOT soups, stews and chili’s, followed by delicious pies, cakes, and SWEETS.  The SPOOKY part….some decorations and your costume of course!  Feel free to dress up; there will be a Halloween treat table for the little ones in costume, and the grownups too!  Please bring your favorite soup, stew, chili or a dessert to share.   ECHPOA will provide the Halloween treats, coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider and hot tea.  Gathering begins at 12:00 noon, Saturday, October 25, 2014, in the Association Building, 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.

Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member to come, meet new neighbors, visit with friends, and enjoy great food!

Questions, call Karen Ellis 303-514-8620 or email