The View from Crystal Lakes

General Manager

manager@crystal-lakes.org

 

July 27, 2014

 

Greetings! 

 

Good afternoon!

 

The ongoing actions of the Sheriff's Department seem to be keeping the Rainbow Family invasion down to a dull roar. However, we do still have a lot of strangers in the area. There have been a few incidents of trespassing and theft, and property owners are reminded to secure their belongings and lock their homes and cars. We're used to being able to leave things unlocked around here, but for now it would be better to be safe.

 

Upcoming meetings and events:

 

Tonight - card night in the Community Center at 6:00.

 

Saturday, August 2

-- Recreation Committee meeting at 11:00 am in the Wapiti Room

-- Community Center Committee meeting at 11:00 in the Community Center (work day in the Community Center to follow, so the Center will be closed all day)

-- Architectural Control Committee meeting at 1:00 pm in the Wapiti Room

 

Monday, August 4

-- Security Committee meeting at 10:00 am in the Wapiti Room

-- card night in the Community Center at 6:00

 

You can view the calendar on the website ( http://www.crystal-lakes.org/calendar-of-events/ ) at any time to keep informed about neighborhood events.

 

Thank you and enjoy your day!

Marian

July 21, 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

 

Good afternoon, and I hope you had a great weekend!

 

 

Rainbow Family update

 

The sheriff's department and the law enforcement arm of the forest service have had a very strong presence here for the last several days. They have done several sweeps of the camps and arrested those who were in violation of the law. Word is getting out to the Rainbow Family and others that this is not a fun place to hang out. So far, we have experienced no difficulties in Crystal Lakes - we know that we have had a few trespassers on our roads and near our facilities, but have received no reports of aggressive interactions, theft or vandalism. Staff and Anlance will continue to keep an eye on things. Property owners are encouraged to keep cars, trailers and houses locked, to watch out for themselves and their neighbors, to notice when something doesn't seem right, and to contact the sheriff's department with any concerns. Property crimes and trespassing violations fall under criminal statutes and can best be handled by law enforcement. You can reach the sheriff's department either by calling 911 or by calling 970-416-1985. We are told that, for the duration of the Rainbow Family's presence in our area, deputies will be closer than the usual hour away.

 

 

Roads reminder

 

Property owners are asked to inform all contractors and visitors that the speed limit on Crystal Lakes roads is 20 mph and 10 mph in front of the office area. All drivers should be obeying the speed limit, driving carefully, and watching out for other drivers and animals. Several property owners have reported on a growing tendency for drivers to take their "half" out of the middle of the road. Please stay to the right and drive safely.

 

 

Announcement from the Fishing Board

 

The Crystal Lakes Fishing Board has partnered with the Healing Waters Project to host a one-day fly fishing event for wounded veterans which will take place on Sunday, July 27th. The Fishing Board and volunteers will serve as one-on-one guides for these heroes, and we will host them for a breakfast in the Community Center prior to fishing.

 

Some of these veterans have physical disabilities that limit their mobility.  As a result, the Crystal Lakes Road & Recreation Association has authorized the Fishing Board to close Crystal Park (the peninsula on the west end of Crystal Lake) so that this area can be used by the wounded veterans on the day of the event.  Signs will be posted to that effect.  We will reopen Crystal Park late in the afternoon on Sunday, July 27th.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

 

Sincerely,

Crystal Lakes Fishing Board   

 

         

 

Thank you and enjoy your day!

Marian

July 17, 2014

 

 

Dear Crystal Lakes Property Owners;

 

We have recently become aware of a gathering near our community that is of concern.  Please see the below link to a "Coloradoan" article involving an incident that occurred on July 16 near Beaver Meadows.  It is important we are all cognizant of the concerns expressed by law enforcement.  If at any time you have any concerns or see suspicious or illegal activity, do not hesitate to contact the Larimer County Sheriffs Office at (970) 498-5100 or at 911 if an emergency.  We aren't trying to cause excessive concern or emotion but wanted to be sure all community members are aware and looking out for our neighbors.

 

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/2014/07/16/red-feather-lakes-stabbings-send-three-hospital/12732155/ 

  

Jim Narva - CLRRA President 

July 17, 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

We have some announcements and meeting reminders to pass on today:

  

Employment Opportunity

  

MOTOR GRADER OPERATOR NEEDED:Experienced and skilled operator familiar with a late model CAT.143H articulating motor grader for hire or contract hire.Working directly with the road maintenance manager to maintain 86 miles of graveled private mountain roads,plus general maintenance.C.D.L. preferred.  Contact the Crystal Lakes office for an application or to submit your resume at 970-881-2250 or admin@crystal-lakes.org 

  

  

Community Fund Meeting

  

Community Fund Annual Meeting Saturday, July 26, 2014 1pm in the Wapiti Room.

 The CLCFA Annual Meeting is open to all Crystal Lakes property owners and visitors.  Property owners are welcome to provide the Community Fund Board with suggestions for Crystal Lakes projects to be considered.  We will have project forms that can be filled out at the meeting or the form is available on the Crystal Lakes website under Community Fund.    

 The Community Fund will be electing new Board members; Ray and Jeanette Williams' terms end this year. They will be running again for another three years. We encourage interested parties to consider joining the Community Fund Board. We have one vacancy. The person elected will fill an unexpired term of one year, 2014 through 2015.  We have accepted Winnie Hanson's resignation with regret and sincere appreciation. She has been a very valuable member of our Board.

There will be coffee, ice tea and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.


Ray Williams, President CLCFA

         

  

Fire Evacuation Workshop

  

Don't hesitate because you don't know what to do.  Come and learn how to be prepared for an evacuation, how to know when it's time to go, and what to do when the time comes.  This workshop will be held Saturday, July 26 at 3:00 pm at the CLVFD Fire Station.

 

 

Fire Department Email List

 

Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department has a new email list for communicating with our community.  Sign up to be contacted with news about fire department activities and local events, including fire conditions, fire ban notices, and news about fire activity in the area.  Stay informed to stay safe.   Sign up from the department website at:  http://www.clvfd.org

 

 

Thank you and enjoy your day!

Marian

July 14, 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

 

Good afternoon!   I hope this email finds you well, and dry. We've been having rain, with some thunder and lightning to spice things up a bit, every afternoon for the last couple of days. The trees and grasses are loving it.

 

The next Community Center Potluck will be this Saturday, July 19th at 6:00 pm in the Community Center. The theme this month is BBQ, and the Recreation Committee will be providing the meat, so please just bring a side to share. This event is BYOB (bring your own beverage). Everyone is welcome.

 

 

The Crystal Lakes road crew is asking that all drivers please be aware that they are at work on the roads. Although the crew does their best to watch for vehicles in all directions, they are sometimes concentrating hard on the task at hand and may not notice vehicles coming up behind or alongside them. For everyone's safety, make sure that you have made eye contact with the operator of any piece of road equipment before approaching in a vehicle or on foot. Thank you.

 

 

This is the time of year we have the largest number of visitors in the National Forest around us, and we all need to be more vigilant to keep our community safe. Fort Collins police officer and Crystal Lakes resident, Susan Vance, has shared with us the following advice:

                                                                                                                                                     

Crime Prevention in Crystal Lakes

 

Crime can be a problem in rural/mountain areas across the nation. Property crimes are climbing at alarming rates in rural areas and smaller communities, not just cities.

 

Remote and isolated areas have always faced a special vulnerability to crime - combined with relatively unprotected high-value equipment and infrequent law enforcement patrols in many areas. The growing problem signals the need for positive crime prevention measures in mountain communities such as Crystal Lakes.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

 

Criminals look for easy targets - where the risk of detection is slight and the profits are high. But some simple, common sense crime prevention practices can make your home and property less attractive and less available to the criminal.

 

You can take steps to:

* Avoid some risks like removing some items to a safer location, such as a safe deposit box or locked up out of sight.

* Carefully select locks, dusk-to-dawn lights or motion lights, and lights on a timer. This will sometimes cause the criminal to take more time, make more noise, and be more visible as he/she acts. You may prevent the completion of a crime, and perhaps even discourage a contemplated attempt. Here are some steps to lessen the chances of becoming the target of a theft or burglary:

 

1. Keep expensive machinery and vehicles near the residence in a visible, well-lighted area. Lock all vehicles (this also helps to keep the bears from entering as well).

2. Keep valuable tools, chemicals, and portable machinery in sturdy outbuildings or garages and secure them with strong doors and deadbolt locks, or with casehardened steel padlocks and hasps.

3. Get a few solar powered motion-sensor lights in dark areas that have no electric power.

4. Keep all doors (sheds, garages, etc.) closed and locked when not in use. Close your garage doors when leaving - don't advertise your absence.

5. Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors of your residence; secure sliding glass doors with at least a "Charley/Katie Bar" and install good locks on all windows.

6. Don't leave keys to your house or buildings hidden outside (under the mat, phone rocks or "fake droppings"), and don't leave messages for visitors tacked on your door ("I'll be back at 2PM").

 

Keep a list of emergency numbers easily available in your house or trailer:

 

ALL EMERGENCIES --- 911

NON-EMERGENCIES --- 970-416-1985

LCSO INFORMATION --- 970-498-5100

DIVISION OF PARKS & WILDLIFE --- 970-472-4300

ANIMAL CONTROL --- 970-226-3647

LCSO WEBSITE --- www.co.larimer.co.us/sheriff

WILDLIFE WEBSITE --- www.wildlife.state.co.us

HUMANE SOCIETY WEB --- www.larimerhumane.org

CRYSTAL LAKES OFFICE --- 970-881-2250

CRYSTAL LAKES WEBSITE --- www.crystal-lakes.org    

CRYSTAL LAKES FIRE DEPT WEBSITE --- www.clvfd.org

 

AND DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR L.E.T.A. TO GET REVERSE-911 NOTIFICATIONS ON ANY PHONE NUMBER YOU SELECT !! www.leta911.org or 970-962-2170

         

 

Thank you and enjoy your day!

Marian

July 7, 2014
 
Greetings,

  

  

Another holiday weekend is behind us - complete with parades, fishing derbies, and much fun had by all. Thank you for sharing your holiday cheer with your Crystal Lakes community!

  

We have been asked to pass on several announcements to you:

  

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CLRRA Board Meeting Notice:

  

The CLRRA Board of Directors will be meeting on July 13, 2014 at the Beaver Meadows Resort restaurant for a brief Board Orientation session and luncheon.  Among the topics to be discussed in this luncheon meeting are CLRRA committee liaisons from the Board, a full Board retreat at a time and date TBD, Board communication, and Board research and working assignments for pressing CLRRA issues.  CLRRA Members are welcome to sit in and listen but we will not be taking questions or comments as this is a Board work session.  No formal decisions by the Board are expected to be made during the working lunch but should something arise it will be presented again during the regularly scheduled meeting on July 19, 2014 for ratification and a formal, recorded vote. 

  

Sincerely,

  

Jim Narva

CLRRA President

 

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From the Red Feather Library:
 

You're encouraged to attend an open house sponsored by Red Feather Lakes Community Library Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7pm, held within the Wapiti Room at Crystal Lakes. Light refreshments will be served.

 

The issue is an important one. The Library Board of Trustees has recently unanimously voted to ask for a mill levy increase. This concerns you, your wallet, your community and the level of service you receive and expect from your library.

 

The ballot measure that you'll be receiving by mail this coming November -- separate from the general election ballot - asks your support in increasing the current mill levy rate of 2.5 mills - established with the founding of the District in 2000 to 4.75. This means that for $100,000 of residential property your currently assessed rate of just under $20 would increase to about $38. That's about the cost of a couple of DVD movies or the discounted price of two bestselling fiction titles.

 

In perspective, with your free Red Feather Lakes Community library card you may - any number of times through the year - checkout any number of items to an overall one-time limit of 20 - and enjoy them (with renewals) for up to 9 weeks. Through the year you can - as many do - checkout and use hundreds of items. By any standard that's a bargain.

 

The decision to ask for a mill levy increase was a difficult one with careful deliberation by your Library Board for well over a year.  The inevitable fact is that income that has served you and the District well for many years now fails to provide you with what we consider to be a minimum level of acceptable service. This year reserve library funds are being utilized to maintain basic levels of operation and service.

 

The meeting will be hosted by Library Board members as well as Library staff. After a short presentation we'll address your questions and comments.

 

If you're unable to attend there's several alternatives to both gain information as well as express an opinion.  Contact the independent Citizen's Committee through their website at http://movingourlibraryforward.org   Contact Board President David Christopher at president@redfeatherlibrary.org   Contact the library directly by calling 970-881-2664 (ask for Creed) or email director@redfeatherlibrary.org 

 

It's your library. We work for you.

 
Creed Kidd
Library Director 
  

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We've been asked to remind everyone that the speed limit in Crystal Lakes is 20 mph (10 mph in the Office/Community Center area), that turn signals are important even in the mountains, and that drivers should pull over when they see emergency vehicles. Thank you and be safe!

  

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Thank you and enjoy your day!

Marian

July 2, 2014
 
Greetings!   

 

The fire department has requested that we pass on the following community announcements:

 

-- At the request of members of the community, the fire department apparatus parade beginning at 10:00 am will be expanded to include any member of the community who wishes to come along. The route of this parade, which will cover the entire length of North and South Ottawa, is not suitable for some vehicles, so had originally been slated for fire department and special duty responder vehicles only. Since there has been some community interest, those who wish to join this part of the parade may now do so by assembling at the fire station at 9:45. Be aware that vehicles with commercial advertising signs will not be permitted, and that there will be no prizes awarded for vehicles in this part of the parade. The traditional community parade will assemble at the fire station at 11:30 and travel around the Tami-Blackfoot loop, with prizes awarded immediately after the end of the parade.

 

-- The next Fire Mitigation seminar will be held on Saturday, July 12th at 3:00 pm at the fire station. Come learn what you can do to give your property the best chance to survive a wildfire.

 

 

Thank you and hope to see you there! 

 

June 30, 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

The Fishing Board has the following announcement :

 

 

The Crystal Lakes Fishing Board has partnered with the Healing Waters Project to host a one-day fly fishing event for wounded veterans.  The Fishing Board and volunteers will serve as one-on-one guides for these heroes, and we will host them for a breakfast in the Community Center prior to fishing.   We are offering Crystal Lakes members the opportunity to "sponsor" a veteran, either by donating a day fishing pass, or donating the cost of a  breakfast or lunch snack for one of the men and women.

 

This event is tentatively planned for sometime around the third or fourth week of July.   Those who are interested in sponsoring a veteran for this important event are asked to contact Lou Phillippe, Fishing Board President, at elklou1244@gmail.com to coordinate the donation.

 

The Fishing Board and these brave veterans thank you for your support.

June 28, 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

 

My apologies -- in the previous View, the paragraph about Little Lone Pine Lake (copied below) contained an error.  The lake will be drained beginning the week of July 14th.

 

 

Little Lone Pine Lake update

 

The process of dredging Little Lone Pine Lake will begin the week of June 14th with the draining of the lake. A pump will be used to drain the lake down to the point that the gates can be opened to release the rest of the water down the river. The lake will be left to drain and dry out to make the dredging which will be undertaken in September easier. DO NOT attempt to walk into or across the lake bed while it is drained - the mud is deceptively deep and acts like quicksand, making it very dangerous. At this time, there is no bag limit on Little Lone Pine Lake to get as many fish out as possible before the lake is drained.

 

 

Have a great day,

Marian

June 28, 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

 

Little Lone Pine Lake update

 

The process of dredging Little Lone Pine Lake will begin the week of June 14th with the draining of the lake. A pump will be used to drain the lake down to the point that the gates can be opened to release the rest of the water down the river. The lake will be left to drain and dry out to make the dredging which will be undertaken in September easier. DO NOT attempt to walk into or across the lake bed while it is drained - the mud is deceptively deep and acts like quicksand, making it very dangerous. At this time, there is no bag limit on Little Lone Pine Lake to get as many fish out as possible before the lake is drained.

 

 

Photo Contest

 

It's July - it is summertime in the mountains...time for celebrating the 4th of July, family, friends, fishing, hiking and...it's time for the Annual Crystal Lakes Photo Contest!

 

Get your camera ready to capture the beauty of Crystal Lakes and share it with your neighbors in one of four categories:

  1. Wildlife (in natural settings only)
  2. Nature & Landscapes
  3. Seasons, and
  4. the Faces of Crystal Lakes

Prizes include bragging rights, gift certificates generously provided by local businesses AmaDoodles Coffee & Gifts, Red Feathers Supermarket, Red Feathers Trading Post and Beaver Meadows Resort for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the amount of $50, $20, and $10 for each category; recognition on the Crystal Lakes website and in the Wapiti Bugle; and the winning photos displayed in 8x10 frames in Base Camp for everyone to admire.

 

Photos must be of Crystal Lakes and the surrounding area and must have been taken within the last year (July 2013 to July 2014) to be included in this year's contest. Photos must be submitted by email (deadline no later than July 31) by registered property owners who can also submit photos on behalf of family members. Property owners can submit up to 8 photos (a maximum of 2 per category).  

 

The awards ceremony will be held at The Community Center on Saturday, August 9th at 1:00 PM. Submission guidelines and other contest information are available on the Crystal Lakes website - http://crystal-lakes.org/community-information/annual-photo-contest/

 

Good luck!

 

 

Fourth of July Events

 

We have many things going on for the holiday weekend in our community, which include:

 

FRIDAY:

 

The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department's annual FAMILY FUN DAY and PARADE has been changed to Friday July 4, 2014, 11am until 4:30pm.

            - 10:00 am - Fire department equipment parade along North and South Ottawa Way around Panhandle Lake

            - 11:00 - 4:30 pm - Fun and food near the Community Center. Food for sale will include hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, chips, potato salad, candy, soda and water. Food will be available between 11am and 3:30pm.

            - 12:00 pm - CLVFD and Community Parade with prizes for the best of show. Parade line up will be at 11:30 am at the Fire Station.

            - 1:00 pm - Family Fun Day games begin. There will be games for all ages, crafts, a Cake Walk and community and safety information. There will be mountain golfing, bean bag toss, Frisbee and water games.

            - 3:30 pm - Crystal Lakes Fire Department fire equipment demonstration. Everyone will enjoy this informative and entertaining demonstration.

 

Bring your family and friends for a great day of fun. Volunteers are always appreciated; please let Jeanette Williams know if you can help at 881-3612 or see the volunteer signup sheet in the office starting June 14, 2014.

 

 

SATURDAY:

 

The Crystal Lakes Fishing Derby at Beaver Lake.

            - 8:00 - 9:00 am - Registration

            - 9:00 - 10:00 am - Kids 5-8

            - 10:30 - 12:00 pm - Kids 9-16

            - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Women & seniors

            - Hot dogs, brats, soda and water will be available for sale during the derby.

 

The Fishing Board asks property owners to please leave their dogs at home.

 

 

Red Feather Lakes events:

            - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Arts & Crafts Sale at the fire station and POA Building

            - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Library Book Sale

            - 2:00 pm - Parade

            FIREWORKS AT DUSK OVER HIAWATHA LAKE

 

 

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend,

Marian

 

June 23 2014

 

Greetings! 

   

As previously reported in the group email, there is a section of Mobile Way that was damaged by the recent flooding which we will be unable to repair until later in the summer. We will have to wait for the water level to drop to the point that we can manage the flow while replacing the road culverts. This is a dangerous area with an unstable edge - it is unsafe to approach or attempt to cross this gap. For your own safety, please keep yourselves, children and pets away from the hole.

 

 

The Road & Recreation Board wishes to make property owners aware of their options for disposing of slash.   Slash may be chipped on-property, chipped and hauled away from the property, or hauled to the Larimer County Landfill at 5887 S. Taft Hill Road in south Fort Collins. Slash Solutions is no longer accepting slash. Please be aware that there has been a change to the policy regarding illegal dumping of slash.   The fine for dumping slash on greenbelt areas or private properties not owned by the person dumping the slash is $5,000 per occurrence.

 

 

There will be a Special Meeting of the Joint Board on Sunday, July 13th at 1:00 pm in the Wapiti Room. The Joint Boards will be meeting with members of the Manager Search Committee to discuss the search results and to finalize the process for hiring new management.

 

 

The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the following workshop this Saturday (June 28th) at 1:00 pm in the fire station: Get Wildfire Smart About Insurance -- How does insurance really work in a major disaster, what will you have to do to collect and what can you do now to make sure you have the resources you'll need to start over with no regrets?  Don't miss this hard to come by information every homeowner in the WUI needs.  Speaker: State Farm Agent Chip Beake. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be provided by the department.

 

 

Have a great day!

 

Marian

June 14, 2014

 

Greetings! 

  

Please see below for an announcement from CL F.I.R.E.S.:

 

 

2014 4th of July Family Fun Day and Parade Friday July 4

 

New Date and New Times!!

 

The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department's annual FAMILY FUN DAY and PARADE has been changed to Friday July 4, 2014.

 

Come help us celebrate our nation's birthday and honor our Fire Department, who work very hard for us all year long.

 

This year the Fire Department will have a new Equipment Pride parade along North and South Ottawa Way around Panhandle Lake to celebrate the 4th of July, beginning at 10am.

 

All the fun will be at and near the Crystal Lakes Community Center between 11am-4:30pm. There will be games for all ages, crafts, a Cake Walk and community and safety information. Food for sale will include hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, condiments, chips, potato salad, candy, soda and water. Food will be available between 11am and 3:30pm.

 

The CLVFD and Community Parade will start at 12:00 p.m. with prizes for the best of show. Parade line up will be at 11:30 am at the Fire Station. Family Fun Day games will begin at 1pm. At 3:30pm, the Crystal Lakes Fire Department will have a fire equipment demonstration. Everyone will enjoy this informative and entertaining demonstration.

 

Bring your family and friends for a great day of fun. Volunteers are always appreciated; please let Jeanette Williams know if you can help at 881-3612 or see the volunteer signup sheet in the office starting June 14, 2014.

 

  

Thank you and enjoy your day,

Marian 

June 13, 2014

Greetings! 

Correction:   In the last View, I stated the sirens would be tested at 9:00 am on Sunday.  The correct time is 11:00 am (to give our beloved fathers the chance to sleep in a bit).

 

Annual Siren Test Sunday

 

The evacuation sirens will be tested Sunday, June 15th at 11:00 am, during which the sirens will run for three minutes. This is the yearly audible test of the siren system (which is tested silently every week). If you hear the sirens at any time other than June 15th at 11:00, please evacuate immediately.

  

Thank you and enjoy your day,

Marian 

June 9, 2014

 

Greetings! 

  

 

Road and Recreation Annual Meeting

 

The annual meeting is this Saturday, June 14th. The Road & Recreation Board will meet to share updates on the progress and projects undertaken this last year and respond to property owners' concerns and questions. Registration begins at 1:00, with the meeting starting at 2:00.

 

Please be aware that the office will be closed from 12:30 until the end of the annual meeting to allow staff to register attendees and assist during the meeting. While the office is closed, fishing passes are available in the After Hours box in the hallway outside the office. Please call in advance, during the hours the office is open, for a fire permit if you will be wanting one for that evening.

 

 

Road & Recreation Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and BBQ

 

The annual barbeque will be this Saturday, June 14th, after the annual meeting. Everyone is invited! Come enjoy barbeque and all the fixings with your fellow property owners. We will be taking this opportunity to celebrate our volunteers and the many hours they donate to the community. There is no charge for this event, which begins at 5:00 pm at the Community Center. It is not necessary to RSVP for this event, but doing so is encouraged, so we can be sure we've ordered enough food. Stop in or call the office before Thursday to RSVP.

 

 

Annual Siren Test Sunday

 

The evacuation sirens will be tested Sunday, June 15th at 9:00 am, during which the sirens will run for three minutes. This is the yearly audible test of the siren system (which is tested silently every week). If you hear the sirens at any time other than June 15th at 9:00, please evacuate immediately.

 

 

Need Ice?

 

For the convenience of Crystal Lakes property owners, the Community Center now has bagged ice available.  A $2.00 donation is requested for each bag and can be placed in the donation box in the center.

 

  

Thank you and enjoy your day,

Marian 

 

June 6, 2014

Greetings! 

In the last week, three flags have been stolen from the Crystal Lakes flagpoles next to Basecamp. One Colorado and two Crystal Lakes flags have been taken, the second Crystal Lakes flag within a day of being replaced after the first theft. These flags belong to all members of the community; whoever is stealing them is stealing from us all. We have done what we can to lock down the flags and post cameras to record any future thefts and are also asking the members of this community to report to the office or sheriff's department any suspicious activity around Basecamp. Please keep an eye out for our stolen flags and report them if you see them.  Crystal Lakes flags can be purchased in the office - the flags for sale are 2' x 3' and anyone who has that size has purchased it legitimately. The ones that were stolen are 3' x 5'.

 

Thank you for your help in this matter.

 

Marian

June 2, 2014

Greetings! 

Road update:  After much work, the field staff have succeeded in reopening Ottawa at Panhandle.  The water level is a few inches below the top of the culvert and will hopefully not overtop the road again.  You are asked to drive slowly and carefully through the area -- it is muddy and may be a bit rocky still.

 

Reminder:  The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is holding a workshop on Evacuation this Saturday (the 7th) at 3:00 pm in the fire station. Don't hesitate because you don't know what to do. Come and learn how to be prepared for an evacuation, how to know when it's time to go, and what to do when the time comes. Refreshments provided.

  

Thanks & have a great evening,

Marian 

June 1, 2014

Greetings! 

As you know, yesterday marked Jody Sandquist's last day with the Crystal Lakes Associations. She leaves us after seventeen years, ten of them as manager. We cannot overstate how much we will miss her knowledge, her patience, her dedication to and concern for our community and its members, her smile, and her wisdom born of many years' experience in the operation of these Associations. We wish her all the best in her retirement.

 

The Joint Boards have established a Management Search Committee, which is working diligently to fill the vacant position. While the committee does its work, Matt Serviss and Marian Kelly have agreed to undertake additional management duties - Matt for the field and Marian in the office -- to keep everything running smoothly until new management is hired. In the interim, the Association office and field staff will continue to operate as usual, working to provide all property owners friendly and efficient customer service.

 

The Staff 

Special Notice - June 1, 2014 

 

Dear CL Group Email Member:

 

Recent flooding in Crystal Lakes made it necessary to close some areas along Ottawa Road and several roads between North and South Ottawa.   All closed roads are now reopened, except Mobile Way and the area near Panhandle Creek where North and South Ottawa meet.  A map of these locations is posted on the website. We are working on repairing the damaged roads.  Ottawa near Panhandle will need new road base and to be regraded - that work will be done once the water level has dropped enough that we can be reasonably sure the new work won't be washed out again during the next rainfall.  The gap in Mobile Way will take more work to fix and will have to wait until the water level has dropped significantly.  In the meantime, we ask property owners to be safe and not walk up to the edge of the gap, which is still breaking off in places.  We will notify all property owners when these roads are reopened via the group email and on the website. 

 

Thank you,

Marian