Beautiful Day for a BBQ!

On Saturday, June 13th, we all 2015BBQ1enjoyed delicious food and visiting with about 50 friends, family, and neighbors!  The largest ECHPOA gathering I have ever been to!  The weather was beautiful, the fish were biting, and the pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches were a big hit this year!

To see more pictures, go to the BBQ/Potluck page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.

Big Horn Sheep Sighted

BigHornSheep5These Big Horn Sheep were sighted on Hwy 43, past Hwy 47, just a little over a week ago!  Walt Wark has seen this herd several times over the past few years, however, this was the first time for wife!  Thank you Dale for submitting these pictures to share with us!  I personally still have not seen them and hope to be so lucky myself!

To see more of Dale’s pictures go to the Deer & Bighorn Sheep page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.

July 1, 2015 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 PM, Wednesday, July 1st in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Regular monthly reports will be given along with possible building improvements.

You do not have to be a member to attend.  For more information, contact Charles Banks at 303-838-4070.

June 13, 2015 – Summer BBQ and Potluck

BBQThe ECHPOA Summer BBQ and Potluck is being held this Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 12:00 noon.  During the monthly meeting last week, the association voted to give the “grillers” a break this year and supply something a little different.  Instead of hamburgers and hotdogs, beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches will be catered.  Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to come and join us at the Association Building, 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Don’t forget your fishing pole as the pond was stocked with trout just last Monday!  You do not have to be a member to attend the BBQ, however, you do need an ECHPOA fishing permit to fish.

To learn how to become a member and obtain fishing badges go to the ECHPOA Brochure link at the bottom of the Contact Us page.  The Fishing Regulations can be found under the Fishing Pond menu option above.  For more information about the Summer BBQ, contact Dale Wark at 303-838-4005.  Hope to see you there!

More in May!

Bailey Monthly Precipitation Totals-May2015

There is a good reason why everything is so green and the pond is overflowing!  It is called 4.89 inches of precipitation in the month of May!  Data collected for the National Weather service website, shows that last month was the 3rd highest amount in the past 77 months for Bailey, only being surpassed by July of 2014 and September of 2013.  Now that is a lot of water!  With the beginning of June continuing to follow this patter, who knows what numbers we will reach this year!

To learn more, go to:  http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/bailey/colorado/united-states/usco0442/2015/5

Be Bear Aware!

The black bears are out of hibernation!Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Bear  Several incidents in our community have been reported during the past couple of weeks.  These have included trash cans, bird feeders, and sadly, a chicken coop.  We can help keep bears wild and reduce human-bear conflicts by not leaving food sources outside at night as bears are most active between dusk and dawn.  If you do see a bear, stay calm, do not run, make yourself look big, talk loudly and back away slowly.

For more information on living with bears and what YOU can do help our wildlife, go to:  http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeBears1.aspx

Moose 05232015Moose have also been seen recently in our community!  Dale Wark spotted this moose walking down her driveway in the morning of May 23rd.  Last week 2 were seen walking through the meadow near the pond and on Monday, June 1st, one was seen drinking water from our pond next to the dock.  Moose are the largest of the deer family, can run up to 50 mph, and are very protective of their young.  Give wildlife plenty of space so that it will not feel threatened and attack.

To learn more about the dangers of an encounter with a moose, go to:  https://echpoa.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/moose-incident-no-one-wins

New fish have arrived!

Fish delivery 06012015a

You could not have picked a more beautiful day to welcome our new fish!  Many thanks to Charles Banks who made arrangements for the pond to be stocked again this year with Rainbow Trout, Yellow Trout and Fathead Minnows used to feed the trout during the winter months.  Be sure to stop by the pond, spend a quarter to feed the fish from our new dock, and enjoy watching the trout jump out of the water!  Fish delivery 06012015dFishing should be great too!  Remember though, using the fish food to catch fish (chumming) is not allowed.  I also want to thank Dale Wark for taking and submitting these wonderful pictures!  To see more, go to the Fishing Pond page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.  Fish were delivered June 1st.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be an ECHPOA member to use any of the 18-20 acres of community property.  This includes the association building, fishing pond, dock, picnic tables, fire pit, horse corral, pasture, streams, wet lands, and beaver ponds areas.  You also must pay for, and visibly display, fishing badges if you want to fish.  To learn how to become a member and obtain fishing badges go to the ECHPOA Brochure link at the bottom of the Contact Us page.  The Fishing Regulations can be found under the Fishing Pond menu option above.