Shelter Roofs Replaced

3 more horse corral shelter roofs were replaced this summer!  Many thanks to Jeff DeBerry, Paul Ellis, Tim Bradley, and Ron Swift for all their hard work to make sure 2 more horses and their hay will stay dry during the fall rain storms!  Amazing how time flies, it was 2 years ago when the last 3 leaky roofs were replaced.

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

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Moseying Moose


Have you ever had to stop and let 2 moose mosey across the road?  How lucky are we to be able to live here?  Just another reason to Save Our Pond!

To see more pictures go to the Moose page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.

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4th Quarter Membership Discount!

For those who have not joined yet for 2017, there is still time!  We are offering the following 4th Quarter Membership Discount:

If you join during the month of October 2017 you will only pay a 2 month pro-rated amount of $7 for membership and $4 for fishing permits.

If you join during the month of November 2017 you will only pay a 1 month pro-rated amount of $3.50 for membership and $2 for fishing permits.

If you join during the month of December 2017 you will pay the full 2018 membership dues of $40 and $25 for fishing permits with December 2017 being free.

You have to be a member to use any of the community property and to have a vote in any community decision.  Obtaining a fishing permit is optional but required to fish, and the money helps us purchase fish and fish food annually.  Annual membership and fishing permits expire December 31st of the same year purchased for.

To take advantage of this offer, print out this page, tear along dotted line, fill in your information below, check the appropriate lines, make check payable to ECHPOA and either bring it to a monthly association meeting, drop it in the locked box at the association building, or mail it to ECHPOA, 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey, CO 80421.  No printer, no problem, we accept hand written notes also!  Mail must be postmarked or received by dates mentioned above to received discounts.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!  You are what makes this community great!

Questions? Contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or email CUNColorado@aol.com

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Name:

Property Address:

Mailing Address: (if different than above)

Email Address:

Phone Number:

      2017 Annual Family Membership paid in October = $7

      2017 Annual Fishing Permit paid in October = $4

      2017 Annual Family Membership paid in November = $3.50

      2017 Annual Fishing Permit paid in November = $2

      2018 Annual Family Membership paid in December = $40

      2018 Annual Fishing Permit paid in December = $25

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October 4, 2017 Association Meeting

The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, in the Association Building located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  We will discuss progress toward saving the pond including applying for a grant to purchase water augmentation and sending postcards to notify each property owner that we may loose this valuable resource in the near future due to state water regulations.  We need your support!  Letters received from the community giving reasons why you personally support saving the pond will improve our chances for grant approval.  Any targeted monetary donations from the community will improve our chances for grant matching funds.  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

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September 6, 2017 Association Meeting

The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, in the Association Building located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  We will be brainstorming on how to SAVE THE POND and not have to restore it back into a creek.  State required deadline to present preliminary plan is November 1st.  Please come and bring your ideas, all possible options need to be considered.  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.
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Solar Eclipse – Monday, August 21st

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. The moon will block the sun’s light and will cast a shadow on the earth making it look like it is twilight here on earth.  The sun is 400 times wider than the moon, but also 400 times farther away, so to our eyes, the two will appear to be the same size.  On Monday, August 21st people in the United States will have a chance to see a “total” solar eclipse, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the corona, or sun’s glow, can be seen.  However, you must be in just the right spot at the right time to see a total solar eclipse.  This eclipse will start on the west coast in Oregon and travel across 14 states to the east coast in South Carolina with about a 65 mile wide path.  For those of us not in this “path of totality” you will still get a chance to see a partial eclipse, where part of the sun is blocked by the moon.  The farther north you go, the greater percent of the sun will be blocked. Denver will see 92.3%, Boulder 93.1%, Fort Collins 95.4%, and Casper, Wyoming will be 100%.  To be able to see a total solar eclipse in the exact same spot is very rare, only about once every 375 years.  The next total solar eclipse that can be seen in the United States will not occur again until 2024. Colorado will not see one until 2046.  Remember not to look up at the sun because serious damage, even blindness, can happen to unprotected eyes.  Dark glasses made specially for looking at eclipses can be purchase through Amazon and some public libraries will have them available for free.  You can also make a pinhole in a piece of paper or cardboard, hold it above another piece of paper on the ground, and view the movement of the shadow looking down without looking up at the sun.  In Denver, the moon will begin to block the sun at 10:23 am and finish 2 hours and 51 minutes later at 1:14 pm.  However, the maximum blockage will be at 11:47 am and only last for about 2 minutes.  Here’s hoping for good weather and clear skies on August 21st!

To learn more, go to these websites:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2017/07/11/solar-eclipse-2017-heres-everything-you-need-know/464345001/

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorados-best-and-worst-2017-total-solar-eclipse-viewing-locations-based-on-totality

http://www.9news.com/news/eclipse/get-ready-were-less-than-a-month-from-the-solar-eclipse/461505308

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/Denver

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Water Tank Delivered

How do you deliver a new 275 gallon water tank to the horse corral without a pickup truck?


 

 

 

How do you get that same 130 pound tank down from the top of your Pathfinder?  Tie it up to a tree branch, drive away, and lower it down!  Paul Ellis, an amazing and crazy engineer!  Also, many thanks to Walt and Dale Wark for their help in not letting it hit him in the head!

Horse corral boarders have been hauling water from Bailey since October of last year to be in compliance with state water regulations.  Improvements to the water storage system continue to be made so that the whole process will become easier.  About 375 gallons have been hauled each week this summer.  Therefore, a second 275 gallon water tank was purchased to reduce the number of trips necessary to obtain enough water for the 8 horses currently being boarded.  It also allows for more than one person to do all the hauling.  To see more pictures of this water storage system, go to the Horses page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.

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