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Paid Members @ $50/Month/Horse

Non-Paid Members & Non Residents @ $125/Month/Horse



OR EMAIL: paulrobertellis@aol.com  and I will send you one.

Send Applications to paulrobertellis@aol.com or drop them in the ECHPOA lockbox on the front of the building.

July 6, 2016 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 6th in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  Steps to become a “certified” Firewise Community have begun!  What has already been accomplished and what we plan to do next will be discussed.  Come help us become a safer community.  You do not have to be a member to attend.

3 spaces will become available beginning July 1st for anyone wishing to board a horse on ECHPOA property.  If interested, fill out the application at https://echpoa.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/applicationb.pdf  and send it to ECHPOA.  Fee for paid ECHPOA member is $50/month/horse, non-paid member and non-resident is $125/month/horse.  Interest is high, so apply soon.

For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

TWO and THREE more reasons to live in Bailey!



Submitted by Mike Peters, June 7, 2016, who received them from DJ Hannigan.  To see more pictures, go to the Moose page under the Photo Galley menu option above.


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Submitted by Dale Wark, June 15, 2016.  On May 21st we had seen them with 4 babies, sadly on May 28th there were only 3.  To see more pictures, go to the Birds page under the Photo Galley menu option above.

Terrific Trout

Fish Delivery 06142016fThis morning Liley Fisheries delivered new Rainbow Trout, Yellow Trout and Fathead Minnows that are used to feed the trout during the winter months.  Be sure to stop by the pond, spend a quarter to feed the fish from the dock, and enjoy watching them jump!  Fishing should be better now too!  Don’t forget that using the fish food to catch fish (chumming) is not allowed.  Do not feed the fish where someone is fishing.  Many thanks to Tim Bradley and Dale Wark for taking and submitting these pictures!  I have never seen the water so clear!  To see more pictures, go to the Fishing Pond page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.

The following tips are recommended to give a fish released the best chance of survival:

  1. Use barbless hooks or flatten barbs on all hooks, this will help with the quick removal of the hook from a fish with less chance of internal injuries.
  2. Keep the fish in the water when removing the hook, the longer it is out of water the greater the chance of it being injured.
  3. Wet your hands before touching a fish, dry hands will remove the mucus that prevents bacterial infection.
  4. Cut the line when it is not possible to remove the hook, a short piece of line can greatly increase the chance of survival.
  5. Do not handle a fish with your fingers in the gill slits, they can be easily injured.
  6. Hold the fish upright underwater after removing the hook and allow it to swim away under its own power.
  7. Fish that are bleeding from the mouth or gills probably will not survive, go ahead and keep these fish.

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.

Another Beautiful Day for a BBQ!

On Saturday, June 11th, we all2016BBQ6 enjoyed delicious food, a little wine tasting, and visiting with about 22 friends, family, and neighbors!  Many thanks to Jeff DeBerry, Bryan and Theresa Murphy for volunteering to help serve the pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches and to Dale and Walt Wark for setting up and obtaining the BBQ meat!  To see more pictures, go to the BBQ/Potluck page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.

A more complicated launch this year!

Dock Launch 05282016bMany thanks to Mike Felix who was willing to help and had the right tools to be able to lift the dock high enough to replace the barrels that had rolled out from underneath while it was being pulled out of the pond last fall.  His help allowed us to have a successful dock launch that afternoon on May 28th.  To see more pictures, go to the Fishing Pond page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.