For all you vendors from previous years and new vendors looking to participate, we are now accepting registration for our July 4th Celebration craft fair to be held Saturday July 2, 2016.
You may be aware of a decision by the RFL Plan Advisory Committee to raise funds and install a Red Feather Lakes Village sign on CR 74E just to the east of CR 67J which leads into the village. The sign is in the County road right-of-way and the POA will be responsible for the sign if any maintenance is required. If you look to the right as you approach CR 67J, you can’t miss it. The cost was about $4000. To date, a little over $3000 has been raised and spent. Donations are requested and can be dropped off at the Trading Post or sent to the POA office: RFL POA, PO Box 350, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545. Below is a picture of the newly completed project. The sign itself is 3 1/2 feet high and 7 feet wide. The overall height of the stone work is 7 feet above grade and the arrow is 18 1/2 feet long. Please help us complete payment for this great addition to our community.
Many thanks to the Lions for their donation of $500.
The community well on Main St. to the west of the Post Office is for the use of residents and visitors. Over the years, the cost of weekly testing and water treatment has increased significantly, amounting to over $1,100/yr in 2015. This does not include the cost of electricity and building maintenance. The POA Board decided there needs to be a method of cost recovery. Therefore, we have installed a collection container and sign at the well. Please contribute to this handy water source when you take water for your needs
The POA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Lori Davis as our new Office Manager. Lori comes with wonderful qualifications and experience. We feel very lucky to have her join us. Lori lives in Glacier View. She has already begun training with our outgoing Manager, Stacy McLain. Stacy will be working to tie up all loose ends, however this job has many many challenging facets, so Lori will need some time and lots of support to climb the learning curve. All those with experience with POA activities are asked to give Lori support when needed.
We are very grateful to have had Stacy with us, though we sure wish it had been longer. We wish her all the luck in the world as she transitions to our neighbor state of Wyoming.
We have been meaning to include POA Newsletters on this site for several years, but just have not gotten around to it. Here is the latest that was mailed out to members last week. If you would like a printed copy and did not receive one, please call the POA office or use the “Contact” link on this site. 2016_01_30_17_02_21Jan News Letter – Color
The Red Feather Lakes Property Owners Association By-Laws were last updated at the membership general meeting in July, 2014. View them here: 2014 By-laws – Signed
The Red Feather Plan Advisory Committee still has current vacancies that need to be filled. Serving on this committee is not very time consuming and can be a significant contribution to our beautiful place. RFL property owners and those that have an association with Red Feather can learn more about this committee at: RFL PAC Info. Though this committee cannot control what changes occur in Red Feather, it does make recommendations to the County Commissioners based on input obtained from the general community. The primary objective of the committee is to maintain the character and quality of Historic Red Feather. The committee meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 1:30 PM in the Firehouse conference room. The current focus is on road maintenance in Red Feather with a focus on the east side of CR 67J.
We were successful in obtaining several new board members at our annual member meeting last month, however we still need a few more. There are openings for 1 yr., and 2 yr. terms. This is a working board, but with a full staff, the work is distributed, fun, and rewarding. You need not be a full time resident in RFL. Board meetings typically run 60 to 90 minutes and there are usually five meetings over the summer beginning in May. We understand that part time residents value their time in Red Feather ….. want to come up and just relax, however with a full board (9 members) the work is not a big impact.
So Please …. consider joining our board of directors. If you join and find you cannot complete a full term, we understand. You may resign at any time. You may just submit your name via the POA phone 970–881-2925, inform a current board member, or let us know using the “Contact” link on this web site. Our By-Laws provide an option whereby you can join the board with just the acceptance of the current board. No need to wait for the next annual meeting. Thanks!
- Linda Adams retired and moved to Glacier View Meadows in 2003 after a 30-year career in public policy and advocacy. She holds a master’s in Operations Research and Public Systems Analysis from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s in History from UCLA. Being a history buff, she became keenly interested in discovering the story of the Batterson Barn, which had largely faded away in the 100 years after the Battersons retired in 1903. She spent 5 years on intensive research culminating with the listing of the Batterson Barn and Stage Station on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
- Linda has also enjoyed art since childhood and upon retirement resumed her painting and creating wearable art. She began selling her work in local gift shops and arts and craft shows in 2006, and now participates in some two dozen shows throughout Colorado and Wyoming. She loves to work with natural and semi-precious stones to create items of casual elegance that each has a story to tell. In 2012 she opened the Batterson Barn Studio & Gallery above the garage, which is open 7 days/week by appointment. She also gives historical tours of the barn/stage station, homeplace, and grave to school children and various other groups coming from as far away as Denver.
- The Batterson Barn is located at: 603 Mount Moriah Road; Livermore, CO 80536-9411. Linda’s web-site is: www.LindaAdamsJewelry.jewelspan.com
- Keep your eye on this page as the RFLPOA will feature other local artists in the future. If you are a local area artist and desire to have your work featured please contact us.
Mountain Pine Beetle attacks are on the decline along the Front Range, HOWEVER, Larimer County (Roosevelt National Forest) is still suffering significant damage. If you need help looking for pine beetle attacks, please go to the “Beetles” link and request a free inspection. Inspections are now available as weather allows. We cannot inspect if there is much snow on the ground. Ignoring a problem will lead to the loss of many additional trees. As you look at our hillsides, it is obvious this problem is growing worse. An inspection on Letitia in June 2014 resulted in over 15 attacked trees vs. zero attacks in the past. You will do yourself and your neighbors a big favor. YOU CAN SAVE YOUR TREES!!!
There have been several inquiries about spraying. The POA does not make specific company recommendations, however it is recommended that you spray in late May or very early June. In past years, late June was fine, but the milder winters have brought about an earlier flying season. Be sure to use an experienced company with a history in RFL. Getting references is a good idea. We have heard reports of companies not spraying up to 30 feet or all the way around some trees. Both are necessary. Spraying usually costs $11 to $12/tree. If cost is a sensitive issue, the Forest Service recommends you just spray the trees that are most important to you and your property value.