First off I wanted to thank every person and business that donated items for the Silent Auction, the items were impressive and great for bidding! The Steak and Chicken dinner was served to 92 people and I believe everyone enjoyed the meal. There was some competitive bidding on many items and the Red Feather Lakes Community Association was able to net over $2900 in this fundraiser to help with maintenance on the building. Thank you all for supporting this community event and making it a success! Caryn Hughes, Office Manager. Photos too large to Post.
There will be a delicious BBQ dinner together with a silent auction on Saturday, August 20. Doors open at 4:30 PM with the BBQ dinner beginning at 5 PM. The cost of the dinner is $15/person with a choice of steak or chicken. The event is being organized and staffed by the POA board and other volunteers. This event is in place of the Reverse Drawing Dinner which was held for many years. Unfortunately, that event became unaffordable due to increased food costs, difficulty in obtaining sufficient donations, low participation, and very high labor demands. This new event is intended as a POA fund raiser. It is expected that the dinner itself will be supported by the ticket price and auction proceeds will be profit for the POA. Tickets are available now at the POA office and the Trading Post, no later than August 15th. Showing some auction items.
The 4th Of July Weekend
Thank you to all those volunteers who contributed to this being a very successful experience for all. There were 58 participants in the fishing contest. The largest fish was 20 inches and the first caught was 3 minutes after the sound of the siren. Prizes and door prizes were given to the winners and many lucky boys and girls. The library book sale was held from Thursday through Saturday.
The Craft Fair was excellent. The vendors were plentiful, the merchandise was varied and appreciated. The band, GAS MONEY, played to an enthusiastic crowd. A special shout out goes to Lori and Pete Davis for organizing and managing the Craft Fair. Morning Star Church served almost 500 plates of barbecue lunch to hungry attendees.
The Parade was very well received. Notable participants were the ruling and soon to be crowned princesses, Caroline Vacante and her cousin Viley Marie Oleson. Special thanks to all the participants and to Hope and Kevin Williams who organized this venture. Following the parade, Veterans were honored at the Red Feather Lakes Community Park at the Veteran’s Memorial.
Despite a little rain, the Fireworks went of with a bang! (Sorry),The program was beautiful and enjoyed by a large and favorably vocal crowd.
The Lion’s Club hosted a well-attended Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning.
Bingo was held Sunday night and the POA building was filled to capacity. The payout of $85 per game was well received.
Some of the positive comments that were passed along were: “Loved the Band!”, It is amazing what this little town can do!”, and “Everyone is so friendly.”
All of these activities would not have been possible without the time, talents and support of the volunteers including the fire department and the Law Enforcement Officers. We sincerely thank you!
Terry Wilson and the POA Board
Proposed bylaw changes include new boundaries, a doing business as Red Feather Lakes Community Association, and suggestions for designated committees staffed by Board members and other volunteers. The current bylaws can be found in the post below. The new proposal can be found here: 2016 By-Laws Update- DRAFT The proposed changes are highlighted to make them easier to identify. (Note: The format of the proposed By-Laws will need to change to show the changes as an amendment to the current version.) At the Property Owners General Meeting at 3 PM on Sunday, July 3, at the POA building, these proposed changes will be discussed and feedback will be requested from members. Members are strongly encouraged to attend.
Courtesy – The Fort Collins Coloradoan, April 5, 2016
RED FEATHER LAKES — The little restaurant tucked away on Ramona Drive has been empty for a couple of years, but its history goes way back in this mountain community about 45 miles northwest of downtown Fort Collins.
The former High Country Inn was famous for its fried chicken, attracting diners from the surrounding towns, Wyoming and Fort Collins.
When the High Country closed in late 2010, it stayed empty for about 18 months before new owners opened The Wandering Moose in 2012. That lasted a couple of years.
Now, Chili Valdez and his wife, Tamara, have opened Basil at the One Eighty One, a restaurant and bar at 181 Ramona Drive.
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 $5500. To date, a little over $3200 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 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!