PSPOA and Community News
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The next step in the Crescent Lake restoration project is to have a survey done to determine the exact boundaries of the Crescent Lake property. Also a factor in reconstruction is the possibility of a major spring runoff. It was suggested that any construction wait until after the runoff season. The PSPOA is also investigating the water rights for Crescent Lake. Many years ago there was a sign posted at Crescent Lake on which the number 6978 was displayed. Does anyone have any idea as to what that number means? We have investigated well permits and lake permits with no success.
For information on any of the above, please contact Gabi at 303-823-5345.
The Larimer County Community Development Division Planning Department is coming to Pinewood on May 3rd
The Larimer County Community Development Division Rural Land Team will be conducting approximately 12 community meetings, around the County, to find out what the citizens/business owners in rural Larimer County would like their respective region of Larimer County to be like in the future.
What easy-access needs do you as citizens want with regards to conveniences such as: groceries, gas stations, banking, repair service, etc? As farmers and ranchers, what types of support service/businesses would you like to see located closer to your operations or have the ability to actually co-locate with your operation, on or near your location?
Additionally, what do you like or dislike about the services provided by the County? Bottom line, what’s your rural area vision and what needs to be improved or changed?
Next PSPOA meeting is April 23rd, 7:00 P.M. at the Fire Station. Enter through back door.
Yes, I want to have a voice in our community by joining or renewing my PSPOA membership. Here is my membership form along with my $25 payment which I will slip through the Firehouse-payment slot. You may also mail your payment to: PSPOA, 61 Kiowa, Lyons, CO 80540.
Good news! As of the close of business on February 28, both the Fire and the Water District have received enough self-nomination forms to fill all the vacant positions on both Boards. No write in forms were received by the close of business on Monday March 3rd, so the election has been canceled and the self-nominated volunteers are deemed elected by popular acclaim.
Warm temperatures, high winds, and low humidity have resulted in several High Fire Danger Watches over the last few weeks. Now is a good time to start fire mitigation projects around your home. For tips on what to do, please check out the website firewise.org.
Also of much concern is the predicted heavy spring runoff. Folks living along the river should be prepared as well as anyone having to cross a bridge to get to their home. The temporary culverts and river crossings could be washed out once again. If your home backs up to the mountainside, beware of heavy rains. With the ground still saturated, the water could once again pour of the incline and damage yards, foundations and driveways.
Next Fire Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Firehouse.
Free wildfire mitigation assessments are available. Please call the fire station at 823-5086 and leave a message or email Josh Thompson at email@example.com.
New Fire Station and Community Center
Good neighbors, because of your support, the Fire Station and Community Center fund is now $111,174.79. We thank you for your donations and urge others to join us for this critical need in our community. There will be special events planned this year to help us reach our goal of $400,000.00. Watch for further information on the project coming soon.
The Brigade News
Upcoming Pinewood Events
SAVE THE DATE May 31, 2014
The Pinewood Spring Run Off 5K and 1.5-mile fun run/walk will start at 10:00 a.m. right here in Pinewood Springs. This is a fundraiser for the new Fire Station and Community Center Project and we need your help.
Volunteer to help now and on the day of the race.
Go to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you can do to help.
Also, watch for details in a later newsletter on the upcoming Circus, Flood Book, and One year Flood Anniversary Gathering. Thank you!
ROAD Board News
As reported last month, the Road Board expects to be very limited on what we can afford to do to maintain our roads this year. To minimize damage to our roads, please respect the community wide speed limit of 25 MPH. Higher speeds cause much more damage to our roads and generates more airborne dust. Many of the emergency repairs we made during the flood could only be made with what we could find locally. These salvaged materials were not high quality road materials but made the roads usable. We are working closely with the county to do what we can to make more permanent repairs. Remember, 25 MPH.
As always, please report any road problems or requests to the Road Board message service, 303-895-3848. Board meetings are normally held the 1stTuesday of the odd numbered months of the year at 7:00 p.m.
Adult Bible study starts at 9:00 a.m. where we are currently studying the Book of Acts. Service follows at 10:00 a.m. where we are currently finishing a series on Joseph. After church you can join us for a soup lunch; we'd love to welcome you!
We will be having our annual Good Friday Service at 7:00 p.m. on April 18th. On Easter Sunday, please join us for service at 10:00 a.m. followed by an Easter Pot Luck Brunch.
The Church is located at 260 Button Rock Rd. (old gate 6) Phone 303-823-6272.
REFLECTIVE HOUSE-NUMBER SIGNS ARE AVAILABLE
The PSPOA is working with the Fire District to get everyone’s home marked with reflective aluminum house-number signs. In the event of an emergency, it is extremely important for rescue personnel to be able to find your home quickly. For further information or questions, contact Gabi at: 823-5345 or e-mail her at:email@example.com. PSPOA members pay $8.00 per sign, and non-members $12.00. Sign prices are purposely kept low as this is not a fund-raising project, but is meant to help valley residents properly display their house numbers in order to assist emergency personnel. If you are ready to order, please download this ORDER FORM and drop the envelope through the water-payment slot at the Firehouse.
Spring is here and the hibernating bears will soon be out and about so be sure to keep your trash safe from looting and don't put it out the night before PICK-UP unless you want to clean up! Also do not leave any food in your car unless you want your car destroyed because The bears will rip anything apart to get to food as they will be verrrrry hungry!
Also, please help keep our bears safe by securing all attractants including bird feeders, pet food, and BBQ grills. Remember, “A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear.” Two reports of bad behavior and they will be put down. Let’s not let that happen. Report problems and sightings to Gary Clements, our Colorado Parks and Wildlife Bear-Aware Volunteer at 823-523-5235 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please refrain from feeding any other wildlife such as foxes and deer as you will draw large predators like cougars that will stalk your house if they think they will get free food. Also, what you think is "cute" (such as bear cubs) may end up being your undoing. Besides, it's against the law to feed wildlife!
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SERVICES TO PINEWOOD RESIDENTS
If you are interested in receiving Qwest high speed DSL service, please send an email to Terri Tomlin at email@example.com. Please use the subject line of "Pinewood Springs request for more Qwest DSL access." Skybeam is another local high-speed (Wi-Fi) Internet service that can be reached at: 888-759-2326, or go to: www.skybeam.com. They are now offering digital-phone service as well.
COUGARS SPOTTED BETWEEN KIOWA AND ARAPAHOE
A cougar and her cub are parked in the gulley between Kiowa and Arapahoe, so be very careful when walking in that area! If you see a big feline and feel that it may be stalking you or your pets, especially dogs, please report any event to our local Division of Wildlife Officer, Suzanne Kloster, at: 303-485-0593. If you're going to walk the trails alone, carry a firearm and a large walking stick just in case!! For more information, please go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/
Nuisance Dog Issues
Many residents have contacted the PSPOA concerning wandering dogs and nuisance barking. This is an ongoing problem. If you have inconsiderate neighbors who allow their dogs to bark and wander illegally in your neighborhood, Larimer County Humane Society's Captain, Bill Porter, requests that in the event that any dogs-at-large bother you either with their howling, their physical presence on your property, if you see them chasing wildlife, or if you feel that the dogs' welfare may be at stake, please voice your concerns by calling the Larimer County Humane Society @ 970-226-3647 and report any incidents to the dispatch officers who are very familiar with the situation...It is illegal not to contain your dogs on your property and walk them without a leash unless they are under your strict voice command. Offenders can be fined and ultimately see jail time...Please click on this link to read the entire statute. For a truncated version of the statutes, please click here.
BREEZE-E LETTER ADS
As always, business-card-size ads for the Breeze-E are available. The cost is $15.00 for one issue or $50 for all six issues, and $70 a year for non-resident ads. Try it for one issue and your $15.00 will go toward a year’s insertion. The PSPOA Board can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL 911 FIRST
The Pinewood Springs Fire Department would like to remind members of our community to CALL 911 FIRST in an emergency. Don't call your neighbor, even if she or he is a firefighter, nurse, or medic. Don't call your friend up the road and ask him or her to call 911. And don't call a friend or relative in a neighboring town and ask them to make the emergency call to dispatch. Even a short delay can make a difference in saving a life. When you call 911, the nearest available help is dispatched immediately. If you call a friend or relative in Longmont or Lyons or Estes Park and request that they make the emergency call to 911 for you, not only have you delayed the response by calling someone else first, but also the dispatcher will note the origin of the 911 call, and may dispatch units from that area (for example Lyons or Estes Park). This could result in a serious delay in response while an agency from another district searches in confusion for an address they can't find in their district! Meanwhile, the help that is urgently needed is unable to find you!
When you call 911, your call originates from the place where the help is needed, and dispatchers will send the help nearest to you immediately. So please remember: in an emergency, CALL 911 FIRST and get help coming fast and directly. Make any calls to friends, family, or neighbors after help is on the way, or even after help has arrived. This will ensure that you get the most rapid and direct response. It could save a life!
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