Spring Fling Postponed!

spring flingUnfortunately, due to the predicted snow storm to hit Bailey over the next couple of days and other scheduled community fundraiser events; we have decided to “postpone” our Spring Fling Community Social Event that was scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, from 1-4 pm.  We are considering combining it with our Summer BBQ on June 11th when the weather should be much warmer!  Look for future announcements!  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at our next Association Meeting on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 pm.

Colorado Spring Weather!

Colorado Snowpack Map 4-25-2016

The Colorado snowpack during the beginning of this season stayed above average until the end of February.  During March and part of April it fell well below the average and it looked like we were going to follow the same drier patterns we had experienced in 2013 and 2015.  However, with the amount of snow that fell during the weekend of April 16th and 17th we moved back over the average amount and met up with the 2014 levels.  The Elk Creek Highlands / Meadows community received about 3 feet during that weekend!  With the warm spring weather during the past week, the snowpack began melting and we are now 96% of average statewide.  This last storm also pushed us past the normal peak date of April 11th to April 21st.  What does this mean?  Hopefully, our creeks will continue to run and our pond will have as much water as we did during the summer of 2014!  According to the Weather Underground website at http://www.wunderground.com/US/CO/Bailey.html, it shows there is a chance for either snow or rain over the next 8 days for Bailey!  Looks like we may be having our Spring Fling Community Social Event on Saturday, April 30th, 1 pm to 4 pm, in the Association Building rather than down at the pond!  We will just have to wait and see!

Colorado Snowpack Graph 4-24-2016

Bailey Wildfire Preparedness Day

When:  May 7, 2016 from 9AM to 11:30AM  WildfirePreparednessDayPress

Where:  Platte Canyon School District, East Building (where the Pool is located), Main Auditorium

Sponsored by:

• Platte Canyon Fire Protection District

• Platte Canyon School District

• North Park County Fire Safety Counsel

WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT WILDFIRE RISK

What is our level of Wildfire RISK in North Park County?  It’s not a matter of if, only a matter of when we will have a major wildfire event.

According to Park County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the Bailey area is the largest area of high risk, in that it contains the largest population and amount of development in Park County. Our community is located within, and adjacent to, heavily forested lands with a high fire occurrence history, including several large fires. The region has high values at risk, generally high fuels risk, and a high ignition risk.

The history and health of our forests. How did we get to where we are today?

Fire behavior, how fast can wildfire events move? What is a crown fire?

The importance of being prepared.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT GETTING PREPARED

The Code Red early warning system.

Code Red for kids.

The Ready-Set-Go system for individual homeowners

The importance of reflective address signs

Firewise certification for HOA’s and neighborhoods

What does it mean to be mitigated? Where can I get help and guidance?

Wildfire preparation for our schools, especially Deer Creek Elementary.

What’ being done to fire mitigate critical County Road right-of-ways like CR43/47 and Mt. Evans Blvd?