Yesterday volunteers began tying blue ribbons on signs and planting blue flags along Highway 285 to show their support for law enforcement, after Park County Cpl. Nate Carrigan lost his life this week. There are plans to continue all the way to Kenosha Pass today starting at 1 p.m. today.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Nate Carrigan who was shot and killed this week. Deputies Mark Hancock and Kolby Marin will also be in our thoughts and prayers as they too were shot and will need our support. We are all so saddened by this tragic event and want to express our sincere appreciation for all that our Park County Deputies do to keep us safe and for their community involvement!
The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2nd in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey. Regular monthly reports will be given along with discussion on recent septic tank problems, building improvement goals, and April Spring Fling community event plans.
For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620.
We experienced a slight delay to winter this year, but with what we received during the past few months and especially during this last snow storm, Colorado is now back on track for great snowpack in the mountains. We are currently 116% of average statewide. Snowpack for this year has been above average, but with the feet we received recently in the mountains we continue to be above what we had for the past 3 years. What does this mean? Great skiing in the mountains for now and more drinking water supply when it begins to melt! What is the bad news? The normal peak date for snowpack in Colorado is April 11th, more than 2 months to go. We are currently only 71% of peak snowpack. We need to continue to have snow storms during February and March for us to hope to have as much water in our pond as we did during the summer of 2014. What is the good news? March is typically the “snowiest” month of the year for Colorado. Let it snow!