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    32181
    Road Report
    04-19-2018
    12:00 PM MT(US)
    Photo van at Lee Hill - noon.
    32180
    Will LPerson was signed in when posted
    04-19-2018
    10:04 AM MT(US)
    Karen A, We use DJ at Northern Colorado Insurance in Loveland. He has us insured through Safeco, which is a fantastic company for our cars as well.
    32179
    Afra
    04-19-2018
    08:50 AM MT(US)
    just a reminder that there is still time to post a comment about the proposed 50-foot telecommunications tower on 185 Overland Drive, 43 Tilghman Road and 362 Ridge Road.

    https://www.bouldercounty.org/property-and...ning/ask-a-planner/
    32178
    Holly S
    04-19-2018
    08:47 AM MT(US)
    To the young woman looking for her two brown labs-I just saw one of them running down Ranch Rd towards Ridge Rd. FYI
    32177
    Karen APerson was signed in when posted
    04-19-2018
    06:42 AM MT(US)
    Thank you Nancy and Larry!
    32176
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    04-18-2018
    08:42 PM MT(US)
    We used Russ at State Farm in the Estes Park office. AAA declined us because of the wildfire danger, but State Farm gave us a policy. Good Luck!
    32175
    Deputy Dan
    04-18-2018
    08:16 PM MT(US)

    They're back... Lock your cars!
    32174
    Karen APerson was signed in when posted
    04-18-2018
    07:23 PM MT(US)
    Question: Who do folks use to insure homes in a "wildfire" area? Thanks!
    32173
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    04-18-2018
    04:38 PM MT(US)

    Triple Berry, and Apple Pies at the Merc this week.
    32172
    Karen APerson was signed in when posted
    04-18-2018
    09:31 AM MT(US)
    Greg Bauer! Would love to get your opinion on a project for a house. Can we chat? 303SixFiveOne-0768. Thanks so much.
    32171
    oakPerson was signed in when posted
    04-17-2018
    12:02 PM MT(US)
    As the days lengthen and vacationing time circles around again, i want to remind you pet-guardians/owners/beloveds that Lady of the Beasts Pet Care is right here in JT to meet all your pet care needs. Decades of experience and references available. Call Oak or Joy at 720- two 66- 4067.
    32170
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    04-17-2018
    08:17 AM MT(US)

    Explore Portugal Friday, April 27, with world travelers Andre Mallinger and John Leventhal. They will present slides and stories of their recent bicycle and auto trip after we dine on a Portugese-style meal at the Mountain MidLife Social Dinner. Nederland Community Center, 5pm. Only $5 (requested contribution) over age 60 and $10 everyone else. RSVP 303-258-0799.
    32169
    ErikaAPerson was signed in when posted
    04-16-2018
    06:42 PM MT(US)
    Chris H - We'll have 3-5 dozen up for grabs on weekends only during the Spring and Summer. We'll set the cooler out on Saturdays and Sundays, 8 AM - 3 PM (or until they're sold out!).
    32168
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-16-2018
    06:24 PM MT(US)

    Hey Hatters... you can purchase a print or a hi-res download file from the Band in a Hat 11 gallery. These are full resolution images reasonably priced. Thanks for your support . http://clients.sdvphoto.com/gallery/biah11/
    32167
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-16-2018
    02:37 PM MT(US)

    Thank you Cyndi it is also permanently displayed above on the QT banner (2nd item) for anyone else/future reference.
    Easy to miss...
    32166
    Cyndi
    04-16-2018
    02:35 PM MT(US)
    the website for the Bar K Association is http://bar-kassociation.org/
    32165
    Chris H
    04-16-2018
    08:22 AM MT(US)
    Erika are your eggs for sale everyday, or just weekends?
    32164
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-15-2018
    05:40 PM MT(US)

    Here's to the brave, the talented ... the ones who dared....

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a....type=1&l=495714df14

    http://sdvphoto.com/band-in-a-hat-2018
    Edited 04-16-2018 02:37 PM
    32163
    Karen & Marty Leopold
    04-15-2018
    12:10 PM MT(US)
    The Regular Board of Directors Meeting of The Bar-K Association will be held tomorrow , Monday April 16, at 6:30 PM at 119 Jed Smith Road. Members welcome. www.bar-kassociation.org
    32162
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    04-15-2018
    10:23 AM MT(US)

    This commUNITY never ceases to amaze me! Another incredible night for the record books is logged here in our mountain oasis as Band in a Hat continues to be the most unique and magical event for all involved. The musicians and the music they played after having been randomly thrown together for 7 weeks was OUTSTANDING! Every band rocked completely and while the motto tends to be "Dare to Suck," miraculously, no one ever does! The encouragement provided to our CHILDREN was paramount as they sang and played their very best to a receptive and supportive audience, which ultimately boosts their confidence and willingness to keep creating throughout their lives! Many of the kids previously in Kids in a Hat in years past are now thriving in adult bands and in their own creative projects because of how WE nurture our youth at events like this! For every single person, this experience of working together and creating music with strangers or friends of all ages, styles, and levels is deeply enriching in so many indescribable ways FOR LIFE.

    SPECIAL THANKS to everyone involved in the show, from the musicians, sound people, parents of kids, bakers, photo-takers, hat makers, patrons, listeners, dancers, and volunteers who set up, cleaned up, and did everything in between. I am humbled by the group effort that emerges to create lasting memories for years to come. There is no other place like this on earth, a musical and artistic mecca of beautiful, talented, caring people nestled as refuge from a very complicated world...our Jimtown Bubble.

    Together, we raised over $700 for JAM last night! This money always goes back into the Town in some way so that we ALL benefit from our own benefits! THANK YOU to everyone who contributed and made it extraordinary!

    JAM looks forward to MANY more creative events like this in our 22nd year of existence and beyond! Our mission "to foster adult and youth participation in and enjoyment of The Arts" means exactly that. Bring your ideas, no matter how outlandish they may seem, and we will make it happen together! Membership is free and for everyone! Please join our monthly JAM Gatherings, which usually entail a short discussion followed by a groovy jam.

    Soon, we will begin our JAM PICK-nics in both of Jamestown's beautiful parks every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for a chance to make the most of these precious places while gathering to PLAY (music, sports, or whatever we want) just for the fun of it! Also on the JAM plate will be our annual Summer Craft Fair and Java Jam, as well as any other creative endeavors we dream up to incite The Arts. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details and please contact jamfortheartsATgmailDOTcom for more info or to be involved.

    Peace, love, and JAM-i-ness to all!
    Edited 04-15-2018 10:33 AM
    32161
    Tamira Jenlink LHFPD
    04-15-2018
    08:50 AM MT(US)


    You are absolutely correct Klaus!! I am smiling a bit, as I certainly agree, the forecast has not been shifted much at all as you said. And my apologies, as the shift in schedule was not actually aimed at a weather forecast or forecaster at all...I can see how it read that way! So truly my apologies! Today is a alctually a great day. We were just realizing that it might be possible to hit an even more lovely day, if we give it a few weeks. And certainly sorry for any inconvenience to anyone!!
    32160
    ErikaAPerson was signed in when posted
    04-15-2018
    08:00 AM MT(US)

    Fresh, brown, gorgeous eggs from organic-fed hens for sale at 790 Rock Lake Rd. from 8AM - 3PM today.

    $5/dozen, or $.50/by the egg. Please BYOC (bring your own carton).

    (They're in the green cooler - on the honor system. Please help yourself.)
    32159
    Klaus
    04-14-2018
    04:42 PM MT(US)
    Tamira, while you seem to poopoo the ability of weather forecasters to come up with a useful one week forecast, I find it ironic that the forecast that you quoted on the 7th for the 15th appears to be right on ("50s and sunny"). Just saying.

    In that context, don't plan on sunshine/warmth next weekend, quite the contrary.
    Edited 04-14-2018 04:57 PM
    32158
    Tamira Jenlink LHFPD
    04-14-2018
    04:24 PM MT(US)
    Hi everyone!

    Claudia and I have put our heads together and discussed our plan to bring the "New To Us" ambulance out for a preview. We have opted to hold on this until a date a little later in May..where we will find a more predictable weather day ( and hopefully wind day...:)

    Stay tuned, as we will get it out and about and would love to have any, and all folks join in checking it out.

    More soon!
    32157
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    04-14-2018
    03:28 PM MT(US)

    TONIGHT!

    Come witness the glory of one large Kid Band and three randomly chosen adult bands in the most unique event in these here mountains!

    JAM proudly presents...
    BAND IN A HAT #11
    6 p.m. in JamesTown Hall
    $5 suggested donation to benefit JAM, which ultimately benefits us all!

    WEAR A HAT! Bring a baked item or some extra dough for our commUNITY Bake Sale!
    32156
    Ben Perry
    04-14-2018
    03:24 PM MT(US)
    Hi Morgan... yes, we had Elevations perform a site survey before they'd even opened for business. We're a bit lower than most of Bramer, so we're not a good candidate with their current infrastructure. Exede/Viasat has been a good interim solution, but...
    32155
    Marty Leopold
    04-14-2018
    10:06 AM MT(US)
    Hi Buzz
    I have Viasat with 25 MB speeds and 150 GB data. I usually use 50-60 GB/month(streaming ,video conferencing, VOIP, etc.) so never run out of data. Checked speeds late last night : clocked at 24.7 down and 2.0 up, and always vary. No complaints.
    32154
    ErikaAPerson was signed in when posted
    04-14-2018
    09:11 AM MT(US)

    Eggs for sale streetside at 790 Rock Lake Rd.

    Fresh, brown, organic-fed!

    $5/dozen, or $.50/by the egg. Please bring your own carton.

    (Look for the green cooler)
    Edited 04-14-2018 09:26 AM
    32153
    Jackie D.
    04-13-2018
    08:38 PM MT(US)
    Is there a way to post links from face book to this page? I found something relevant to post, but am technically challenged.
    32151
    Ben Perry
    04-13-2018
    10:02 AM MT(US)
    We have a 12 Mbps 50gb/month Exede plan. Burst speeds do approach the max from time to time but rarely stay there. Because we work from home and use bandwidth-intensive services (VPN, Dropbox, etc.), we usually hit 50gb about 25 days into the month. Those last few days on the "Liberty Pass" before the data cap resets are excruciatingly slow. Looking forward to Elevations adding service over here on Bramer--we will switch immediately.
    32149
    Jason
    04-13-2018
    07:01 AM MT(US)
    Buzz, pick the data plan that works for you and you won’t have that issue. As for current speed the number doesn’t matter to me as it is speedy for our use: media, large downloads, multiple users, e-commuting, etc. Hope that answers your question.
    32148
    Buzz
    04-12-2018
    09:47 PM MT(US)
    To all of the folks that said they are using Exede/Viasat for internet: How often do you run out of data and they throttle you down to slower speeds? Also, how often do you truly get the download speeds that you are paying for i.e. the 12, 25 and 50 MBPS?
    Thanks!
    32147
    Philip Ingersoll
    04-12-2018
    12:20 PM MT(US)
    Fire trucks heading down Hwy 7 toward Lyons. Phil
    32146
    Jamestown MercPerson was signed in when posted
    04-12-2018
    11:21 AM MT(US)

    At long last!!
    This long anticipated dining event is almost upon us!

    This will be so fun.
    Please RSVP as soon as you are able before all seats are full. The last several wine/beer dinners have sold out and we have been asked to prepare a Tequila Prepared Dinner for years.

    Just 3 days after Cinco de Mayo, on Tuesday May 8th
    RSVP to:
    jamestownmercantilecafe@gmail.com

    Please include dietary restrictions, all diets accommodated.
    32145
    Nancy FarmerPerson was signed in when posted
    04-12-2018
    10:51 AM MT(US)
    Come on down to the Merc tonight for some lovely music by Beth (McCumber) Wilberger & Ali Grayson! What a lovely spring evening to get out and hear some great tunes! And there's beef rendang, voted the best dish in the world, and pie! What's not to love?
    32144
    Kim Renner Busey
    04-12-2018
    08:32 AM MT(US)
    Camera car at bottom of Lee Hill in normal spot....

    Kim Renner Busey.... when was the last time you did something for the first time?.... I rode a camel and watched the sunset in the Sahara Desert!
    On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 8:53 PM QT - Karen & Marty Leopold <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    32143
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    04-11-2018
    09:17 PM MT(US)

    Pies at the Merc this week: Chocolate/Lime, Crumble-Top Apple/Pear, and Blueberry Cream
    32141
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    04-11-2018
    05:50 PM MT(US)

    SIGN UP NOW to meet friends old and new at the Mountain MidLife Social Brunch THIS Sunday - 4/15, 11am. Call 303-258-0799 to RSVP for Chef-prepared meal - only $8 under age 60, $5 requested contribution over age 60!
    32140
    Karen APerson was signed in when posted
    04-11-2018
    07:34 AM MT(US)
    Anyone have utility trailer (roughly 4x8) they want to sell? Greg needs one to haul slash for his gardening work. Please contact us at Gardensbygreg196ATgmailDOTcom or call 303 SixFiveOne 0768.

    Also, I've stopped getting emails from the QT. Despite re-requesting, they don't come. Any ideas?

    Thanks so much and hope to get home soon.
    32139
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    04-11-2018
    07:26 AM MT(US)

    3 randomly chosen adult bands + 3 kid bands = one night of musical goodness not to be missed!

    THIS Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m.
    BAND IN A HAT #11
    JimTown Hall
    $5 suggested donation plus extra for commUNITY bake sale!
    WEAR A HAT!

    Proudly presented by Jamestown Area Artists & Musicians
    32138
    Jamestown MercPerson was signed in when posted
    04-10-2018
    08:32 PM MT(US)

    EVERYBODY knows that Saturday is the epic annual event Band in a Hat BUT we’ve got a couple of great nights in town Thursday and Friday too...

    THURSDAY-
    Ali Grayson & Beth Wilberger are incredible local women coming to serenade.
    Rainbow’s making Beef Rendang. Last year we read that Beef Rendang was voted the best dish in the world, so we made it and it turned out it was pretty good!

    FRIDAY-
    Pizza Night this week with PATRICK DETHLEFS!!!!
    Best song writer ever. 6-8
    32137
    Lisa CassPerson was signed in when posted
    04-10-2018
    05:30 PM MT(US)
    Dogs were found, disregard.
    Edited 04-10-2018 05:57 PM
    32136
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    04-10-2018
    10:54 AM MT(US)

    Thanks to everyone who is using their Lucky's Market School Rewards Card. Our school has received a check for $125.00 for the first month of the program! If you shop at Lucky's and would like to have 7% of your Lucky's purchases go to Jamestown Elementary give us a call at 720-561-6020 and we will hook you up with a rewards Card of your own. We also have a King Sooper Card that gives 5% to our school. Thanks!!
    32135
    Karen & Marty Leopold
    04-09-2018
    08:53 PM MT(US)
    Cyndi - The address is on the website: 1180 Rock Lake Rd. Ward, CO 80481
    32134
    Cyndi
    04-09-2018
    05:45 PM MT(US)
    Is there a mailing address for the Bar-K Association? I don't find one on the website. I need to mail something to the association, where should I mail it? If it is one of the members of the board, what address do I use? Thank you
    32133
    Jackie D.
    04-09-2018
    12:38 PM MT(US)
    Nancy and Larry, not really opposed to your dream, but would rather it not be a Starbucks franchise, appreciate your humor too.

    Sal, I have no wolves yet, and would need to get a permit,
    meanwhile if anyone finds an abandoned Lynx or Bobcat kitten,please bring it to me immediately .I guess a really young mountain lion would be ok too.
    Pete said I could have a kitten, no more dogs for a while. Our old cat is not going to live forever, she's probably 20 years old now.

    It's obvious people can post anonymously,but I am not going to speak to those people , not knowing who they are or if they even live around here.
    Apparently they have the dogs that bark all the time . Mine don't bark too much, and only escape occasionally.
    We are hoping to build a bigger better fence some day, hopefully this summer, if the cabin ever sells.
    32132
    Parker
    04-09-2018
    06:46 AM MT(US)
    Thank you to Sal for providing us with Internet while we are building a house. I thought we could manage without it until we had a concrete truck that was an hour late. I had no way to communicate. Even though we didn't had power at the time Sal was up for the task. He set me up with an old car battery he had and showed me I could make calls through the Internet. Did not know I could do this. Even with this setup I have never had any problems. Thanks Sal.
    32131
    Mark M.
    04-09-2018
    05:16 AM MT(US)
    Jeff, Dereck, (720 nine nine 9 0 eight 1 two), posted here a few weeks ago. He has been helping me with fire mitigation related construction and repair on my house and he is doing an excellent job! He lives in Jamestown. --Mark
    32130
    Jeff Polly
    04-08-2018
    04:01 PM MT(US)
    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any recommendations for handymen? Mainly I have a small patch of hardwood I would like to be re-finished, but a few other things as well. TIA
    32129
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-08-2018
    02:36 PM MT(US)
    To answer Julia's question about the need for bigger infrastructure to improve service -answer is no.
    I like the less is more approach.
    Jackie I understand your frustration...keep posting with your name and sign me up for the Wolf Therapy... :-)
    Edited 04-08-2018 02:36 PM
    32128
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-08-2018
    02:28 PM MT(US)

    I love our Bar-K community and the people who surround us and I appreciate all the positive posts and even the criticism.
    I'm going to avoid a lengthy QT response for this right now except to say we are taking steps for improvement.
    Also, the many offline messages from our customers I have received have been both encouraging and much appreciated.
    Happy Sunday everyone.
    Sal
    303-907-0499
    sal@mountainhighwifi.com
    32127
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    04-08-2018
    01:34 PM MT(US)
    You make good points, Collaboration, but I would prefer that you use your name in our community discussions.
    32126
    Jackie D.
    04-08-2018
    12:49 PM MT(US)
    There is so much I would like to say, but am going to hold back for now , if I can restrain myself.
    For now, I would like to address the fact that there are 2 posts here that are not using their names.
    I was under the impression that was against the rules for the qt, and that people not using names would not be allowed to post,
    or that those posts would be deleted. Please address this issue and the policy Sal ,Thanks.
    Then I will decide, if I want to say how I really feel, or find some random way to sneak it in anonymously.
    Edited 04-08-2018 12:52 PM
    32125
    Collaboration?
    04-08-2018
    11:45 AM MT(US)
    Could Mountain Wifi and Elevations Ethernet work together, combining their resources and expertise to achieve faster more reliable internet with fewer towers? That way everyone would benefit, in particular people who telecommute.

    Otherwise we may end up with a proliferation of towers, people overextending and then losing their livelihoods, and at the end of the story perhaps no internet at all.

    ViaSat is not currently accepting new customers here.
    32124
    Cyndi and Gary
    04-08-2018
    11:16 AM MT(US)
    I agree with Bob and Julia. Sal and Mountain High Wifi have been really good to us. When we have a problem, Sal is over here in an instant doing his best to address our issues which are rare anyway. In the K, we support our people. We will continue to support Sal & Karen and their business because they are part of our community. We will also be glad to do anything we can to help them moving forward. Additionally, it's not very cool to advertise your service on a bulletin board maintained by your competitor. Apologizing and moving forward repeating the same bad behavior doesn't make it alright either. We as a community are paying attention to things like this.
    32123
    Marty Leopold
    04-08-2018
    10:45 AM MT(US)
    In four years I have not had an internet outage, except for intentional and unintentional acts on my end .Routers do fail and we get 4 feet of snow that I have to clear from my ground mount dish.
    32122
    Judy
    04-08-2018
    10:33 AM MT(US)
    I almost never lose connection with Nedernet. Do Netflix via mail, etc. Adaption is the key up here. Rather that then ruin our landscape. I agree that we need to support the businesses we already have here.
    32121
    Kim Renner Busey
    04-08-2018
    10:29 AM MT(US)
    In my opinion, it is not a matter of superfast Internet....it is a matter reliable internet. I was just trying to place an online order this morning and I lost connection and have to start entering the info all over again. This happens on a very frequent basis. Streaming music and videos is a crap shoot!

    Kim Renner Busey
    When was the last time you did something for the first time?​ I created beautiful messes in a week long art retreat.
    32120
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    04-08-2018
    10:01 AM MT(US)
    Thank you Bob for giving voice to some of my thoughts. I’d rather support our neighbors Sal and Karen upgrading their equipment as needed than bringing in yet another ISP to our small community.

    If the new company wants to add 2 50ft! towers to our beautiful natural landscape, then wouldn’t Sal and also Nedernet need to add their own in order to remain competitive? Then we’d have potentially, six 50ft towers. What if other, faster companies joined up?

    Super fast internet is lovely, but why do we choose to live in this beautiful, rather remote, small and kind community?
    32119
    ErikaAPerson was signed in when posted
    04-08-2018
    09:29 AM MT(US)

    Need Eggs?

    Fresh, organic eggs for sale streetside at 790 Rock Lake Rd. Look for the green cooler.

    $5/dozen (if you bring an empty egg carton to leave behind)
    $5.50/dozen (if you need a carton)

    We'll be selling eggs on the weekend through the spring/summer. Thank you!
    32118
    Judy
    04-08-2018
    09:14 AM MT(US)
    Nancy and Larry, nice to know we have new neighbors with a sense of humor. We all need to laugh more these days.
    32117
    robert and dale
    04-08-2018
    08:27 AM MT(US)
    Good Morning Neighbors !

    This is Bob Tarantino, I normally don't post here but I have been reading the stream on the "Towers" and just wanted to say a few things.
    When we moved here 15 or more years ago Nedernet was our internet option. Then we heard our Bar K neighbors Scott and Erica had a service to offer and I thought lets support them any way we can. Over time Sal D. became part of their company (don't know details) and it seemed to me that we as neighbors were supporting each other in a positive and kind way. We are a small community, how many internet providers can we support? Do we need 2 more "Towers" in this small community ? Why do we need to eat each others lunch rather than help each other? How many radio waves is too many? Should we change our name from the Bar K Ranch to the Bar K industrial park? I say lets show some Bar K love to Sal, Erica and Scott. If their service needs to be upgraded IMO thats a better option.
    32116
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    04-07-2018
    08:54 PM MT(US)
    Howdy neighbors! Nancy spent 3 hours at a Boulder County School District Job Fair today...over 1000 people were applying for jobs! It was crazy! In fact, she came away deciding to pursue her real dream...opening a Starbucks! So, we will be applying for a permit with Boulder County to open one up on Bridger Trail! Anyone want to invest with us? ;) Every neighborhood needs one don't you think?
    32115
    Jeff
    04-07-2018
    06:06 PM MT(US)
    Those who don't like change, can move to Switzerland. The flag is a big plus, at least.

    Back off...this cheese is not yours.... it's nacho cheese.

    #dadjokes
    #takeabreathfolks
    32114
    We have enough wildlife
    04-07-2018
    05:25 PM MT(US)
    Jackie,
    I sincerely appreciate your desire to help animals. However, this is another of those - "good idea, but not here" situations.
    Our dogs have enough to bark at with the various scents and sounds there already are. Adding more animals to the mix will only exacerbate the situation. We all love the quiet up here and I really feel that this would be a real problem.

    Secondly, and please don't take this the wrong way: You have trouble keeping your own dogs in and under control. It doesn't bode well for control and handling of various very wild animals does it?

    Perhaps a property not in a neighborhood would be better. Good luck with your dream!
    32113
    Towers
    04-07-2018
    05:01 PM MT(US)
    Based on the information shared so far, it seems clear that before Elevations requested to build its taller towers, it should have determined a) how many Bar-K residents want a new internet provider and b) why these residents' current internet service is inadequate. Because Elevations did not conduct these preliminary analyses, no one knows what is the real demand for their service and whether it is the optimal solution. Assuring residents that it will stay within the county's 50' height restrictions, use smaller dishes, paint them green, etc., does not address these more fundamental issues.
    32112
    Jackie D.
    04-07-2018
    04:52 PM MT(US)
     If you have multiple people using the internet at your house,
     I would recommend Nedernet, 12mbps high speed plan.$89.99 per month.
     very competitive with elevations, but no towers in the hood!
     
     We stream movies and videos from Netflix,and other sites,
     and the boy is constantly playing on his ps4 , a live video game where he can talk to his friends,
     while playing other kids all over the planet.requiring high speed internet service , it's streaming also.

     Another plus -sometimes we are late paying the bill and they never cut our internet service off.
    32111
    Tamira Jenlink LHFPD
    04-07-2018
    04:42 PM MT(US)
    Hi everyone!

    Claudia and I are tentatively planning to bring the new ambulance over to the Wapitii picnic area in the Bar k, next Sunday, April 15th ( not tax day :)). We would love to invite anyone in the area to join us and have a chance to check it out and ask questions.

    Currently, the weather looks sunny and in the 50's for next Sunday, so... I imagine it might be snowing... :) We will check back and confirm. On my last post, I also asked you to check out your driveways for width issues, height issues etc. This would be a great time for us to converse and hear more about your property or any concerns you might have with your driveways etc. We would love to have folks from the Matoons, Overland area including all of our fabulous residents off of Overland rd/dr, Sparn, Bramer and of course within the Bar K.

    We will shoot for 1:00 on Sunday April 15th at the Wapiti picnic area, and will update as we get closer in the event that the weather shifts for some strange reason..otherwise known as Colorado!

    This will not be the last opportunity, but one of many. We hope you can join us!!
    32110
    Jason
    04-07-2018
    03:00 PM MT(US)
    Sandi,
    Like Marty, we have ViaSat and love it. So fast and consistent we no longer needed DirecTV as an entertainment adjunct (so we dumped it).
    32109
    Phil Quigley
    04-07-2018
    02:22 PM MT(US)
    Thanks for the discussion about our expansion plan. For those that want to view our current tower you are welcome to come by! The current tower is a 35 foot main tower with a center extension holding our VHF TV antenna, which is being removed, resulting in a total height of 43 ft. We have a 4 ft diameter dish that is necessary to reach our service provider location. Boulder County has requested that we move this tower to our property next door at 185 Overland Dr and position it in the trees to provide better screening from the road. We will also paint the tower, all access points and the dish a color that will blend in with the trees. As a point of clarification, the application for the 2 expansion towers in Bar-K have a maximum height limit of 50 ft. We are planning to construct a 40 foot main tower with a six foot center extension. We will be diligent in making sure that we comply with the maximum height limit of 50 feet as Boulder County will be very strict about this. Another engineering point about the proposed towers in Bar-K is that the Dish will be only 2 ft. in diameter which is really about 1/3 the size of our dish on our current tower. This is a much smaller foot print and much easier to conceal, especially when painted to blend in.
    32108
    Marty Leopold
    04-07-2018
    01:29 PM MT(US)
    Hi Sandi
    I have Viasat satellite service in the Bar-K with 25 MBps speed and 150 GB data. I use the computer, stream netflix, and VOIP simultaneously with no problem.
    32107
    Sandi C.
    04-07-2018
    01:19 PM MT(US)
    Jason, I’m glad you and others have fine internet performance up here, but some of us are less than enamored with the current internet situation available, and we personally have tried all of them. And while we have no problems with the wonderful people providing the service, the service is what it is, and it is not a high-performance thing.

    I would like to be able to stream music, and now we can only do that on occasion. Netflix streaming has been really out of the question, although some people up here seem to be able to do it. Maybe our place in the neighborhood leaves us at a disadvantage, I don’t know. My husband has had trouble working from home (when he was able to do that) and would occasionally have to run down to town to use the internet service down there. I have difficulty just surfing the net in the evening, sometimes a page will load, and sometimes things just spin endlessly. It is very frustrating.

    We have found the best service so far is cellular, and while we have an ATT “hotspot”, the price for unlimited cellular data through them is quite pricey. I am all for bringing in another internet provider that would allow us to stream music and movies as we can do when we are down in town, and I believe there are others up here who would like the opportunity as well, even if they wish to remain quiet about it for fear of hurting people’s feelings.
    32106
    Jackie D.
    04-07-2018
    01:09 PM MT(US)
    I've been thinking about creating a Wild Life Sanctuary here. Wolves, and Lynx mainly.
    How does everyone feel about that?
    It's probably going to take at least a year before I apply for a permit from the county.
    Just thought you all could weigh in, with your feelings, before I actually apply for a permit.
    I'm thinking it would be fun!
     We could offer wolf therapy for recovering drug addicts,and others.
    (for a fee of course, which would cover the cost of fencing and raw meat for the wolves)
    It's always been my dream to have a wildlife sanctuary in the mountains.
    32105
    Marty Leopold
    04-07-2018
    01:01 PM MT(US)
    The existing tower is 35 feet per their application to the county. They want to extend it to 50 feet and install two 50 ft. towers in the Bar-K.
    32104
    Towers
    04-07-2018
    12:26 PM MT(US)
    This was posted earlier but for some reason was deleted:

    For those of you interested in better wireless coverage but are concerned about the effects of towers on aesthetics and property values, you might want to check out this website - https://nouglytowers.com/
    32103
    Jason
    04-07-2018
    12:22 PM MT(US)
    Re: towers, etc.
    One of our favorite things about moving here from town was the lack of any towers or poles in our neck of the Bar-K. Everything is more or less underground. I’d like to keep that way. And who in the Bar-K is unsatisfied with their internet service? We certainly are not. So I prefer the business promoting “The Tower,” expand where people want their service, while avoiding adding their tower to the tree line, in locations where their neighbors are already satisfied with current offerings.
    32102
    Buzz Busey
    04-07-2018
    12:01 PM MT(US)
    We drove by the existing tower yesterday. It is not too offensive in our opinion. Just a few feet above the tree tops.
    We are wondering if the current tower is indeed 50 feet.
    Perhaps painted green they would blend in better.

    On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 11:27 AM QT - Power lines <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    32099
    Marty Leopold
    04-06-2018
    07:25 PM MT(US)
    I believe the permit raises the tower from 30 feet to 50 feet (46 feet says Elevations).
    32098
    Chuck and Anne
    04-06-2018
    07:20 PM MT(US)
    We have lived in Skyranch going on 22 years and have tried different ISPs. Elevations is the best by far. We can stream tv and be on our IPads at the same time. The tower they have here is not obtrusive.
    32097
    Jeff Polly
    04-06-2018
    07:14 PM MT(US)
    Thanks for the offer Buzz. We got sorted out and will now eat our dinner on the floor watching a movie on a laptop. It's like college all over
    32096
    Buzz Busey
    04-06-2018
    06:37 PM MT(US)
    Sure Jeff,
    Come on over - 143 Crockett
    Buzz & Kim



    Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.
    32095
    Jeff Polly
    04-06-2018
    06:27 PM MT(US)
    Hi all, we need help. We just got in from CA to an empty house and realized we have no untencils to make dinner. Would anyone be kind enough to loan us a few forks and a spatula? We're on Jed Smith but I can come to you.

    TIA
    32094
    Don Grant
    04-06-2018
    05:25 PM MT(US)
    Don K. - Like you, I hope others will share their comments and concerns with the county's staff planner (Christian Martin - cpmartin@bouldercounty.org).
    32093
    Cherie Quigley
    04-06-2018
    03:40 PM MT(US)
    Thank you all for your comments, as I know this can be a very frustrating issue for a lot of people. And thank you to Sal DeVincenzo for providing access to the message board for all of us. We are new to the SPR Permit process and will make every effort to address everyone’s concerns. You can email us directly with questions or comments if you wish or visit our website. I am working on developing a FAQ section to share some of your questions and responses. I am happy to address basic communications on the message board but do not feel it is appropriate or respectful to Sal to use the board for marketing our business.

    We did not send out a prior communication as we felt our first priority was to work with the Planning Dept of Boulder County to ensure we could meet their strict requirements and register the towers before we promised something to the community that we could not deliver. Now that we are going through this process, we want to fine tune and address as many concerns as possible.

    Sorry if the information was confusing – we offer internet services locally but will not sell our tower space to an outside commercial company such as Sprint, Verizon or Comcast as that can result in a tower that is 100 to 150 feet high and loaded with equipment that is very visible and detrimental to the beauty of our environment. In regards to the 210 households -- the County requested an analysis of how many households we could reach with this expansion, and that is the number we were able to determine.

    Even though there are several internet choices, we offer services that other providers do not, and are an FCC licensed facility, which FPD/Sheriff has the option to utilize. Additionally, we must meet the requirement to be up and operational 99.95% of the time per the requirement of the FCC licensing. Feel free to visit our website for more information or contact us directly.
    32092
    Ben LeMasurier
    04-06-2018
    03:00 PM MT(US)
    I want to provide a voice on the other side of the debate regarding the proposed
    tower. I was one of Phil and Cherie's first customers. For me, and I suspect a growing number of folks up here, a stable high speed connection is critical.
    Satellite and consumer-grade wifi are sad, dated solutions to an ever growing need for
    high speed connectivity. The amount of bandwidth required for basic internet use
    has and will continue to grow exponentially. What works well enough today most
    likely won't within a few years time. Way back when, a 14.4 dial up connection was
    plenty good enough, then 28.8, 33.6, 56k. Each were a blessing until bandwidth
    requirements made them obsolete.

    Elevations has had absolutely rock solid service. I've suffered a single outage
    in 2 years of service, due to a fiber cut down on the flats. The latency is extemely low, the bandwidth is high, and there is no data cap. The service, while more expensive, is on par with a wired connection in the city. Prior to
    Elevations my service was out several times a month. If it snowed I knew I'd have to wait for the snow to melt off a solar panel somewhere before service was restored. When it comes to emergency communications, snow on a solar panel
    disconnecting an entire community doesn't exactly inspire confidence.
    I encourage you, as Cherie mentioned, to go take a look at the existing tower.
    It's really not that terrible looking and in my opinion provides a much needed
    service to our community.
    32091
    Don Kolinski
    04-06-2018
    02:21 PM MT(US)
    You may be correct, Barb, but I hope the recent issue doesn't discourage anyone from sending their concerns and comments to the County about this one.
    32090
    Barb P
    04-06-2018
    02:12 PM MT(US)
    Don, I truly hope that I'm wrong. But, judging from the recent events, they don't seem to be listening...
    32089
    Lisa
    04-06-2018
    02:09 PM MT(US)
    I guess I am a bit confused about the towers and their purpose. Cherie- you are saying here in your post that these will be used for your own internet and Fire/Police, not commercial customers. In the application it states your business will address a local need for broadband service over 5mbps/sec up/down. It further states (erroneously) that neither Mountain High and Nedernet provide service over this speed and are not fast enough to support the use of a microcell booster. The application says your goal is to reach 210 households.

    It would be helpful to my understanding of the project if you could address this. Thanks in advance.
    32088
    Sal DeVincenzo
    04-06-2018
    02:02 PM MT(US)

    Thanks for website heads ups. Should come back online shortly.
    Photo attached current conditions about 3-4 inches and still snowing.
    32087
    Jason
    04-06-2018
    01:59 PM MT(US)
    I’m wondering the same thing... if the neighborhood already has decent internet coverage, why does the county need this? Who, besides those that would profit, need the service or want the tower?
    32086
    Don Kolinski
    04-06-2018
    01:47 PM MT(US)
    Bar-K residents currently have at least 4 choices of internet providers, two local and two satellite. Perhaps the providers that already cover our neighborhood could help the emergency services folks without the need to spoil our neighborhood further. Barb, I certainly hope that you are incorrect when you say is there nothing we can do to prevent it. Isn't it about time for Boulder County to listen to the residents for a change?
    32085
    Barb P
    04-06-2018
    01:39 PM MT(US)
    Here we go again. Rather than having our neighbors tell us about upcoming things - like internet towers, we find out through postcards. Then, they post telling us how they are neighbors and care about the community... Puhleeze.... It's getting old! Of course, nothing any of us can do to prevent this, but Cherie and family, would've have been nice to hear from you before the postcards...
    32084
    Judy
    04-06-2018
    01:39 PM MT(US)
    Not thrilled with the prospect of our beautiful skyline being invaded. We will see that dish sticking up above the trees from our house and, at this point, don't think it is worth the promised "better and more expensive" internet. Can those towers and dishes be camouflaged? Also, I am in sympathy for those having to live right next door.
    32083
    Cherie Quigley
    04-06-2018
    01:38 PM MT(US)
    We understand that the biggest concern in the neighborhood is seeing the towers, and no one really wants to see a tower in their view. We live in this area too and are very conscientious about maintaining a harmonious mountain environment. But we also realize that internet is more than a convenience, especially for communications for our Fire Dept. and Sheriff’s Dept. as an internet connection greatly enhances their ability to provide emergency services for our community. An important point is that our towers will not be open to any commercial customers. They will only be used for our Internet service, Lefthand Fire Dept., and Sheriff’s Dept. as we are donating co-location to these agencies. We cannot make the towers completely invisible but will do everything we can to reduce visibility. We are placing the towers nestled in with the trees and behind rock outcroppings where possible and will strive to camouflage the tower and equipment, such as painting the surfaces a color that will blend in with the forest. While the permit would grant us a tower that cannot exceed 50 feet, we plan to actually build a tower that is 46 feet tall with equipment at around the 43 foot level which is very close to the tree line, but may be visible from a higher elevation. Some of the equipment will be below tree line and not visible at all.

    We are committed to providing a community value-added service and improve safety for our community. We are interested in your thoughts and encourage you to contact us directly at ElevationsEthernet@gmail.com to discuss individual concerns. Our website at http://www.elevationsethernet.com/ is also up to date, with a tab labeled Boulder County Info with a link to the Permit paperwork (Application Materials) we submitted to the county as a public record.
    32082
    Jeff
    04-06-2018
    01:14 PM MT(US)
    It's a nice little snow...3-4" maybe? I haven't been out, so have no road report.
    32081
    Robert Schaller
    04-06-2018
    01:08 PM MT(US)
    Also, I think that www.bar-k-ranch.com is being redirected to some spam site. You might want to look into this, Sal?
    32080
    Robert Schaller
    04-06-2018
    01:06 PM MT(US)
    I'm having car trouble, and am looking for a ride from North Boulder to the Bar-K this afternoon sometime 3pm or later. If anyone is willing and able, give me a call at 72O 42I 7859

    Thanks!

    Robert Schaller
    32079
    Kate BurkePerson was signed in when posted
    04-06-2018
    12:57 PM MT(US)
    How's the weather up at the Bar K? Sal's cameras aren't talking to me and I'm wondering if I should be leaving work on the early side to get up the hill before the getting gets difficult?
    32078
    Don Kolinski
    04-06-2018
    11:59 AM MT(US)
    The proposed tower on Ridge will be visible from a large area of the neighborhood, including from all the houses along the south part of Jed Smith, the houses at the upper part of Crockett, and those just north of the lake on Rock Lake Road that overlook the horse meadows. It will be visible as soon as you drive south over the hill on Ranch Road near Dory. if you can't tell, I'm not a supporter of the proposal!
    32077
    Don Grant
    04-06-2018
    10:45 AM MT(US)
    Cherie,

    My wife and I own property at 312 Ridge, which is adjacent to the lot where you would build one of your towers. We were planning to build a home on our property, but are now concerned that your proposed tower would obstruct our view.

    Don Grant
    32076
    dory haganPerson was signed in when posted
    04-05-2018
    07:34 PM MT(US)

    Free brown couch. It's brown.

    Doryhagan@gmail.com
    32075
    Cherie Quigley
    04-05-2018
    06:47 PM MT(US)
    Hi everyone,
    We are the owners of Elevations Ethernet and are looking to expand with two towers in Bar K. We are a small, wholly owned LLC company, an FCC registered facility and have been residents here for 15 years. Two years ago, we started our company serving the Sky Ranch Estates neighborhood, and have an excellent reputation for providing reliable, quality internet services to our customers. The towers are for internet connection only and are not cell phone towers. We are working diligently with the County to place the towers in an area to reduce visibility. We are also working with Lefthand Fire District, and in the near future with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Dept, to enhance their systems and improve safety for our community.

    However, we know that you may have many questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact us at ElevationsEthernet@gmail.com or call 303-459-0185. We would be happy to show you our existing tower and give you a demonstration of our system.
    32074
    Angie BurnhamPerson was signed in when posted
    04-05-2018
    05:29 PM MT(US)
    I am pleased to announce that the film CHANGE won the Audience Choice Award at the Lyons Film Festival last month.

    Thank you all for your support and participation.
    32073
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    04-05-2018
    03:39 PM MT(US)

    Tonight at the Merc: Triple Berry, Maple Pecan, and (GF) Graham Crusted Chocolate Lime
    32072
    Denise LuttrellPerson was signed in when posted
    04-05-2018
    11:28 AM MT(US)
    Sorry. Here's the link:
    http://www.elevationsethernet.com/index.php
    32071
    Dory
    04-05-2018
    10:45 AM MT(US)
    The owner is Phillip and Cheryl Quigley who appear to live on Overland?
    32070
    Denise LuttrellPerson was signed in when posted
    04-05-2018
    10:32 AM MT(US)
    This is who applied for the permit. Their website doesn't appear to have been fully updated since 2014...
    32069
    Don Kolinski
    04-05-2018
    10:09 AM MT(US)
    Also, does anyone have any more information than is present in the link Dory provided?
    32068
    Don Kolinski
    04-05-2018
    10:09 AM MT(US)
    re: towers. What the hell?!! Will the madness never end?
    32067
    Dory
    04-05-2018
    09:30 AM MT(US)
    All,

    Just want to assure all received the notification for the three 50ft telecommunications towers that are being proposed on Overland, Ridge and Tilghman rds. In case you did not receive, the project can be reviewed here - http://landuse.boco.solutions/boco.lu.dock...l?docket=SU-18-0006
    32066
    Courtney JarochPerson was signed in when posted
    04-04-2018
    10:59 AM MT(US)
     
    Hi Women!

    I have one more massage session available this week, Friday at 5:30. Call me to scoop it up!

    586.337.7058

    :)
    Edited 04-04-2018 10:59 AM
    32065
    John G
    04-04-2018
    10:39 AM MT(US)
    Predictably, less than 2 hours after Jeff posts that we'd experience less washboarding if we'd slow down, someone posts (anonymously of course) the same old wild-west justification for driving as you please. In fact, the very article they linked in their post mentions speed several times as a contributory cause. From the Wiki: "causes include vehicle speed, traffic volume, and hard acceleration or braking".

    I'm an Longtimer too, and you might be one of the people I respect the most in this community, but this business about how fast driving does not make the washboards worse is just folklore, and I wish you'd stop spreading it. There's a dirt-road subdivision north of Lyons, they have signs posted that ask you to slow down and save the roads, and their roads are in fact in better shape mid-summer than ours.

    What, exactly, are the test conditions for the experiment that allegedly proves that anything over 5 MPH has the same result? I don't doubt that, on a straight, dry stretch of dirt road, not accelerating or braking, you'd get similar results traveling at 5 MPH or 100 MPH. In fact, the faster speed might actually reduce the problem somewhat since you'd be partially airborne.

    In our real-world conditions, it's readily apparent that with the dirt "pavement" at the same temperature, moisture content, and composition, the washboard effect is greatly affected by acceleration and speed. In other words, hitting the gas and whipping through the corners.

    See for yourself on Rice Hill, a test case that has been in place for decades. The uphill side becomes far more washboarded than downhill. Why? Because vehicles coming around the corner and accelerating up the hill compact the dirt behind the wheels, making a lump that turns into a mound that turns into a repeating pattern of peaks and valleys. Yes, you could probably travel that stretch at high speed, without creating washboards, if only you took a more relaxed approach to reaching your desired speed.

    Once the washboards develop, I can pretty much guarantee that they are made worse by the incessant hammering of vehicles that refuse to slow down. My eyes and ears, and gluteus maximus, tell me that when I drive at a reduced speed I create less compaction of the nice new washboards. Go faster = more noise = more sculpting of the road base. I know I'm not going to get anyone here to change their habits, but use some common sense. Calmer driving would in fact result in less washboarding.
    32064
    Longtimer
    04-03-2018
    07:07 PM MT(US)
    Tend to agree that the county tends to not do too badly by us, although the Northstar project strikes me as sheer lunacy. I hope that at the very least they require Northstar to abide by all county regulations. There's a Danish proverb that goes something like this: "Better no law than an unenforced law".

    Nevertheless washboarding occurs at any speed over 5 mph... 20 mph wouldn't help. A 5mph speed limit would force some people to take over 30mn to get out of the neighborhood... Northstar customers for example.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washboard_road
    32063
    Jeff
    04-03-2018
    05:13 PM MT(US)
    Actually Steve, I think the county deserves a little more credit than you're giving them. You can be unhappy with how long the roads have taken to be completely torn up and rebuilt, but personally I don't object to them taking the time to do it right, and safely. Along the way, the county has been very receptive to an open dialog with residents, and I have witnessed several changes in the construction process based on resident feedback. I also know how quickly we can get the county up here with a truck of sand when the switchbacks are icy, something my friends in Ned don't have nearly as much success with. My understanding has always been that the county schedules grading of our dirt roads every 3 months. Since residents can't stay under 20 MPH, the washboard can get really bad well before the 3 month mark, and if enough of us report it, they sometimes get to us before the 3 month mark to fix the roads we trashed. They also are sure to get the main road plowed every morning in time for the school bus. When they wanted to move a violent offender up here, they learned it was a bad idea via listening, and changed direction on that. Officer Joe knows many of us my sight and name, and when called, the Sheriff's department shows up ASAP given the area they cover.

    So they seem to be listening to us, despite us making up a very small percentage of County residents.

    Maybe I've just been here long enough that my expectations are calibrated to the services we do receive... but I have few complaints
    32062
    Steve B
    04-03-2018
    07:38 AM MT(US)
    One can only hope Mr. Ferrel is correct and that he is unable to meet the requirements set forth by the County. I do not know about any of the rest of you but I sure do not feel the County hears or cares about us. They barely maintain our roads as it is and nearly 5 years after the flood the main road has not been repaired.
    Edited 04-03-2018 07:39 AM
    32061
    Silviapettem
    04-03-2018
    07:10 AM MT(US)
    FYI: http://www.timescall.com/news-region-news/...nce-abuse-treatment
    32060
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-03-2018
    05:27 AM MT(US)

    - Claudia - I have a woman friend Mai Edwards (are you reading this on the QT Mai?) who is an avid metal detector / treasure hunter. She lives in Allenspark and I bet would come to Bar-K to help find the ring.

    -Max's shoes have been claimed !

    -Thank you to the friends who pitched-in and sent money for the QT subscription. Much appreciated.
    32059
    Claudia & Jack Kutscher
    04-02-2018
    03:16 PM MT(US)
    Lost men's wedding ring over the past week somewhere in the usual or unusual places that Jack goes to ! Beautiful platinum ring with a sort of Native American design. Reward if found !!!
    32058
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-02-2018
    02:40 PM MT(US)

    Also free. kid sized polyester sleeping bag.
    Clean and really nice.
    Same # 303-459-3359
    32057
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-02-2018
    02:34 PM MT(US)

    Free Men/Boys Footwear. 303-459-3359
    Some of these are actually new.
    2 pr fancy sneakers sized 9.5 & 10.
    1 pr really nice dressy black 8.5.
    1 pr high top winter boots 10.0
    1 pr high top Adidas sneakers.
    These were all Max's and the next stop will be Good-Will.
    Edited 04-02-2018 02:41 PM
    32056
    Margie
    04-02-2018
    11:39 AM MT(US)
    Tomorrows? The BEARS will be out soon! Time to bring in the feeders, lock up the sheds, lock the cars and all of the fun stuff like that. Don't get on their list!
    32055
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    04-01-2018
    10:09 PM MT(US)

    Today's visitor....
    32054
    Courtney JarochPerson was signed in when posted
    04-01-2018
    01:11 PM MT(US)
    Hi women!

    I will be out of town from April 10th-22nd, a spontaneous trip home to visit my folks and work on their farm :)

    If you'd like to receive a massage before I leave or secure a session for when I return, give me a call! I have availability Mon, Tues and Fri this week.

    586.337.7058

    Happy Day!
    32053
    Travis Bowling
    03-31-2018
    02:12 PM MT(US)
    Got some eggs thanks
    32052
    Travis Bowling
    03-31-2018
    01:48 PM MT(US)
    Dose anyone have 4 eggs I can buy to save me a trip to boulder. Plz call or text me 3038702803 thank u
    32051
    JamiePPerson was signed in when posted
    03-30-2018
    01:33 PM MT(US)
    Got all of the help we needed super quickly! YAY! Thanks everyone!
    32050
    JamiePPerson was signed in when posted
    03-30-2018
    12:12 PM MT(US)
    Cal-Wood is looking to hire a few folks to help us with our data entry! It's a simple task of entering e-mail addresses and mailing addresses from paper forms into a google form. And we're paying $15/hr.

    Interested in some side work? Contact me! Jamie P at programsATcalwoodDOTorg or give me a call 303-449-0603 ext 1
    32049
    The Easter Bunny
    03-30-2018
    07:50 AM MT(US)

    Jamestown Easter Egg Hunt 2018!

    When: Saturday March 31, 2018 11am

    Where: Elysian Park

    Please have a family member or friend show up between 10-10:30am to hide eggs and treats-recommended are 15-20 items for each child participating. If you have friends coming, be sure to hide treats for them. Toys and treats for kids 3 years and under can be wrapped in foil or bright colors to make them easier to find.

    Don’t forget to dress for the weather! Hunt will start promptly at 11am.

    The hunt is for kids UNDER 12, but middle school and high school kids are welcome and encouraged to come hide eggs and to help the 4-6 year olds hunt in the big park area.
    Hope to see you there!
    32048
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    03-29-2018
    10:34 AM MT(US)

    Cherry Amaretto Pie at the Merc tonight!
    32047
    Drew Villa
    03-28-2018
    05:17 PM MT(US)
    Hi Bar K neighbors! We are selling a parcel of land that has been owned for many years in Bar-k. It is 575 Ranch Road, Lot 90. It is .77 acres, right at the corner of Wapiti and Ranch rd. We'd like to keep the land in the community for the neighbors. If anyone is interested, we will also give the neighbors a very discounted price. Please give me a call, Drew Villa, @ 303-210-8926 for more info. Thanks!
    32046
    Bar-K Association Garden
    03-27-2018
    03:05 PM MT(US)
    It is almost gardening time. If you are interested in the community garden available for Bar-K Association members, please email: info@bar-kassociation.org by May 1st. Thanks!
    32045
    Tom
    03-27-2018
    03:01 PM MT(US)
    Barb,
    Tuka is over here at Ranch and Ridge, he would not come to me so I could bring him home.

    Tom
    32044
    Buzz
    03-27-2018
    09:37 AM MT(US)
    Good morning,
    Does anyone need any sawdust for their pets, or other purposes?
    I have several bags of mostly hardwood with a bit of pine mixed in. (and more coming!)
    *0456
    Buzz
    32043
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-26-2018
    10:08 PM MT(US)

    Just renewed the Quick Topic subscription for another year. It costs 49.00 for the "Pro" version that we use which allows photos and other features. If you are so inclined, you can make a sustaining contribution back to my Paypal (sal@bar-k-ranch.com) to defray the cost and help keep it going. The QT, the live weather station, webcams and the unofficial Bar-K website have been kept continuously running for over 10 years now (probably more) thanks to generous contributions from residents old and new. Think Snow and thank you.
    32042
    Kate Burke
    03-26-2018
    08:54 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Jackie, no worries!

    Sent from my iPhone
    32041
    Jackie D.
    03-26-2018
    10:42 AM MT(US)
    Horse business-
     I was feeding Shadow today, and accidentally started opening the wrong bag of senior horse feed. I am guessing it belongs to Kate.and was for ol Jack, there at the stables.
    I apologize,Kate, when I looked for the can I use to scoop the feed , I realized the senior horse feed for Shadow was already in the large can belonging to Margie.
    My bad, did not check the big can first...coincidentally everyone got senior horse feed at the same time .
    I did not use any of your food and tied it up as best i could. I tried to call Margie, to see if she had a phone number, but no answer.I don't even know if you check the qt.
    I only check when I have to post something myself.
     I can duct tape it really well if you want me to.I have an appt and wont be home part of the day. sorry for any inconvenience .
    32040
    Tamira Jenlink LHFPD
    03-25-2018
    12:47 PM MT(US)
    Hi everyone in the Overland, Matoon Highlands and Bar K area. We wanted to reach out and let folks know that the Lefthand Fire Department has recently upgraded our ambulance. We now are the happy owners of a full size 4x4 ambulance that is housed in Station 2, just outside of the Bar K. Claudia K. and I will be looking at a date on a weekend in April to bring the new ambulance to a local community spot for all of you to come check out. So keep an eye out for that posting next. In the mean time, we would like to ask you to check your driveways for any clearance issues. ( i.e. do you have low hanging trees or wires in your driveway? Or a narrow driveway etc.? You can email this information to info@lefthandfire.org. In the subject heading, put " ambulance and driveway clearance". You can also bring those concerns to this community gathering when we bring the ambulance for you to check out. Stay tuned on the date an place!

    Tamira
    32039
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    03-25-2018
    10:59 AM MT(US)

    BAND IN A HAT #11 is rapidly approaching!

    Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. @ JimTown Hall
    $5 suggested donation to benefit JAM, which benefits us ALL!

    Wear your goofiest or classiest hat for the HAT CONTEST!

    JAM is still accepting ART & AD submissions until April 5th!

    Seeking commUNITY BAKERS to donate goodies for the event!

    Contact jamfortheartsATgmailDOTcom or call (3o3) 545-55o2 for info and THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
    32038
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-24-2018
    09:19 AM MT(US)

    We are heading to Denver March Today-Anyone Interested In Car-Pool To Denver ?
    Call 303-459-3359
    32037
    Judy
    03-23-2018
    02:18 PM MT(US)
    For those of you who knew Jimmy Cannon in Ward, He passed away a couple of weeks ago. There will be a memorial service at the Ward Church at 1pm on Saturday, March 31. I knew Jimmy and Betty quite well in the '80s. Sorry to hear he has moved on. Judy
    32036
    Silviapettem
    03-23-2018
    12:07 PM MT(US)
    Judy: Thanks for posting the link to the film on Ward. I thought it was very well done.
    32035
    Buzz
    03-23-2018
    10:01 AM MT(US)
    Hi folks,
    Looking for some scrap chicken wire, preferably the larger hole size, but whatever will be fine. Enough to cover 3 large picture frame size projects.
    Thanks in advance!
    Buzz
    *0456
    32034
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    03-22-2018
    03:20 PM MT(US)

    Chocolate Key Lime Pie at the Merc tonight!
    32033
    David MPerson was signed in when posted
    03-21-2018
    10:28 PM MT(US)

    Hey cat lovers, we're looking for a home for Frankie, a longtime member of the household who would likely do better in another setting. He's a great cat, about 12 years old, who's lost some close friends that have got him needing a lot more loving than we're able to give him right now. He's used to a lot of attention and petting and it would be oh so cool to find him that to live out his days. He's a great mouser, extremely gentle with lots of character, and very fond of laps. It's a hard to decision to try and find him another home but we believe that he'd once again thrive if he were with someone that could provide more hands on attention for him and/or the company of another friendly cat. Thanks! david ATjimtown dotORG
    32032
    MerrickPerson was signed in when posted
    03-21-2018
    03:55 PM MT(US)

    Hi All! This is a message for the person who, on Tuesday morning after the overnight snow, sideswiped the front driver's corner of my black Mercedes GLK 350 (little wagon looking thing) across the street from the Jamestown schoolhouse and left without leaving a note:

    Hi, how are you? I get it, accidents happen, and sometimes people drive away. This Mercedes is not of the 'pro athlete big baller variety' and I am not made of money. I would greatly appreciate it if you would come forward and offer up to pay for the damage. In fact, it would make my entire day! Maybe you didn't even realize that you caused any damage, but this message may bring to mind, 'Aha! Maybe I did graze the front of that little black wagon that morning...' There was not a lot of room on the street that day with the snow, but plenty to get by my car carefully (with room to spare, as I wasn't parked in an idiotic place), so please, if you did this, get in touch and take care of the damage for me. I'd greatly appreciate it as I use this car for work and it's nice to keep it in good shape. Thanks in advance! -Merrick 970 275 1109
    32031
    Kim Renner Busey
    03-21-2018
    03:53 PM MT(US)
    Ladies Book Club
    Ok, we had our organizational meeting and are ready to go. Our first discussion will take place on Monday, April 23 at 4:00pm at my house. We still have room for 2 more people. If you are interested, give me a call at 0456.
    32030
    Amie WeinbergPerson was signed in when posted
    03-21-2018
    03:01 PM MT(US)
    FYI: Boulder County has joined forces with a variety of local organizations to address the food waste issues in our county and county. Very exciting. This is the beginning of a long term effort.

    Did you know that the average American tosses nearly 300 lbs of food each year? Boulder County, Boulder Food Rescue, The Boulder County Sustainability Program, BVSD School Food Project, PACE, Community Food Share, City of Boulder, Longmont Food Rescue, Uproot Colorado, Post Action Landfill Network, and the Resource Conservation Advisory Board to change that!

    Join individuals and organizations across the county this April 16-22 for Boulder County’s first annual Food Waste Awareness Week. Throughout the week, Boulder County and its partners will be hosting a series of events to bring awareness to this issue in our community, across the country and around the world. Community members can join us for the following events:

    ● A screening of Just Eat It, an investigation of food waste from the farm to the fridge. (The Nederland Community Center will also be hosting a showing of this in the near future)

    ● Tour of Boulder Food Rescue

    ● Volunteering at Community Food Share
     

    We will also be sharing food waste information, waste reduction tips, food reuse recipes from area chefs and other important food waste messages on social media and through an email newsletter.
     
    ● Sign up to receive updates at www.bouldercounty.org/food-waste and encourage other to sign up as well.

    ● Follow Boulder County on Facebook or Twitter and share our upcoming events on social media and your website or newsletter.
    32028
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-21-2018
    08:34 AM MT(US)

    Mayoral & Board Debate Jamestown Colorado 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajVEtN03lNI&feature=youtu.be
    32027
    Courtney JarochPerson was signed in when posted
    03-20-2018
    02:18 PM MT(US)
    Happy Spring Equinox!

    Women of the Bar K!

    I have three spots available for massage this Friday between 2-7. If you are in need of some grounding and integration as we move from Winter to Spring feel free to call me at 586.337.7058

    In Joy,
    Courtney
    32026
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    03-19-2018
    07:27 PM MT(US)

    Empanadas! Beef or veggie. Mountain MidLife Social Dinner THIS Friday! Sign up NOW to join the fun. Bring a game you'd like to play with new friends after dinner. Let us know if you have special dietary needs...303-258-0799.
    32025
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-19-2018
    05:00 PM MT(US)

    Come out to see the debate! If you can't and you have access to Facebook there is a live stream from the Merc. Not sure that the Merc Century Link internet is up to the bandwidth task-might help to set your FB video quality to lowest (gear icon) might not. The debate starts at 6 PM MT. PS Tweaking settings so stream may stop and restart.....Youtube live stream would not stay connected-sorry. Will post a recorded video of the event on Youtube.
    Stream here --->
    https://www.facebook.com/sal.devincenzo

    After event video --->
    https://www.youtube.com/user/salamandersal
    32024
    Judy
    03-19-2018
    03:36 PM MT(US)
    Take a few minutes and watch this little film about Ward.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKkhkutjnkw&feature=share
    32023
    Cyndi
    03-19-2018
    03:07 PM MT(US)
    Kim Renner Busey - Please sign me up for the book club, unfortunately I will not make it this afternoon but I want to be part of this group. If you can pass along to me name of the book you select, and the schedule for the next meeting, that would be great. Thank you ! 0310
    32022
    Jason
    03-19-2018
    07:27 AM MT(US)
    7:00am plowed from Overland to Boulder, but still very icy.
    32021
    Jeff
    03-19-2018
    07:23 AM MT(US)
    Thanks, gentlemen!
    32020
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-19-2018
    06:46 AM MT(US)
    Plow headed down Ranch Rd...6:40
    32019
    Jason
    03-19-2018
    06:32 AM MT(US)
    6:31, plow at Jed Smith & Ranch!
    32018
    Jeff
    03-19-2018
    06:29 AM MT(US)
    The Ranch isn't plowed, any word on Overland?
    32017
    Jason M
    03-18-2018
    09:27 PM MT(US)
    9:15 pm road report: neighborhood and switchbacks not plowed. Morning commute down the switchbacks will be tricky until plowed. Right now the snow just below the top of the switchbacks is deeper and fairly moist. Even heading DOWN clearance, AWD/4WD and decent tires were needed.
    32016
    Buzz Busey
    03-18-2018
    08:46 PM MT(US)
    From what we have heard, they are not good. Stay where you are
    32015
    Claudia Kutscher
    03-18-2018
    08:14 PM MT(US)
    No plows yet on the main roads and they are bad.
    32014
    Denise L
    03-18-2018
    08:07 PM MT(US)
    Hey, a shout out to see if anyone has seen Oak tonight. She was supposed to come up here but I haven't heard a peep and she's way late. No response to emails or telephone, which went straight to voice mail. Maybe their phone and internet is out but I'm worried that she's stuck somewhere in the canyon. Please keep an eye out and if anyone sees her, please let me know. Four five nine, 3072.
    32013
    ahemstedPerson was signed in when posted
    03-18-2018
    07:44 PM MT(US)
    I live in the Bar K, but currently stuck in Jamestown. Any update on if the road has been plowed between Jamestown and the Bar K? Thanks in advance!
    32012
    Robert Schaller
    03-18-2018
    06:55 PM MT(US)
    Finally, some snow! Cynthia just came up from town in a Subaru with all whee drive, and the roads are VERY BAD from below Jamestown.

    But perhaps the best thing about snow...the magic forest is lit again! Thanks, Kolinskis!
    32011
    PattiO
    03-18-2018
    06:47 PM MT(US)
    I would add to Kim's message: the first couple of hours of precip were very wet and snow is heavy. If you need to shovel or clear your car, you might want to do a first run now. Yeah--snow!
    32010
    Kim Renner Busey
    03-18-2018
    04:41 PM MT(US)
    Reminder: Ladies Book Club organizational meeting tomorrow, Monday, March 20 at 4pm at my house, 143 Crockett. We will discuss the organization of the club and set up the first book and meeting time. Hope to see all you readers here!
    32009
    Kim Renner Busey
    03-18-2018
    04:40 PM MT(US)
    Just had some folks try to get to here from Jamestown and they had to turn around. They said that the switchbacks were too slippery....

    Kim Renner Busey.... when was the last time you did something for the first time?.... I rode a camel and watched the sunset in the Sahara Desert!
    On Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 4:19 PM QT - Nancy Farmer <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    32008
    Nancy FarmerPerson was signed in when posted
    03-18-2018
    04:19 PM MT(US)
     I don't know if the Bar-K is getting hit with this incredible thunderstorm with heavy, heavy sleet and graupel (?), but be careful if you're coming down the switchbacks. I'm sure it's treacherous!
    32007
    Don K
    03-18-2018
    03:00 PM MT(US)
    Martha beat us to it. Very top notch benches and tables! Thanks!
    32006
    Martha RussoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-18-2018
    07:40 AM MT(US)
    The new picnic tables and benches at Rock Lake are GREAT. THANKS to Greg, Jack, and all others who have helped make this possible. They are such a great addition to such a stunning setting. Feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place with a such a GREAT community. Have a great Sunday everyone and looks like we are in for some snow. Yippee
    32005
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-18-2018
    06:36 AM MT(US)

    Merc ~ Maggie ~ Marimba ~ Magic !

    https://youtu.be/oATAYq8Jfd0
    32004
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    03-17-2018
    03:56 PM MT(US)

    Tonight at the Merc: Irish Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust, and Key Lime Pound Cake. Come have some Corned Beef & Cabbage and dessert before Maggie's Marimba band kicks up some sweet sounds.
    32003
    Jackie D.
    03-17-2018
    03:44 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Andrew! he was not in too much danger off the leash.
    They might think there is something wrong with dogs that need to be leashed.
    I was concerned about dogs ON leashes, they can be nicer when there is not a person attached to a dog.
    Thanks to Ole Solo for keeping them entertained. they love having cool friends!
    32002
    Andrew
    03-16-2018
    09:35 PM MT(US)
    Got him.
    32001
    Andrew
    03-16-2018
    09:24 PM MT(US)

    Ole Solo, off leash, telling two bigger dogs that they need a hair brush and they better keep walking before he finds his can opener... totally kidding- they were playing around trying to figure out who would win in a race or something.
    Also, the little turd is out right now. If he's raiding your fridge or taking up space on your couch- please kick him out.
    32000
    Jackie D.
    03-16-2018
    05:49 PM MT(US)
    They are home! You can all feel safe , as you walk around the neighborhood, with your smaller dogs on leashes.
    So sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your kindness and understanding!
    31999
    Jackie D.
    03-16-2018
    04:39 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Judy. I had to go to an appt., and my internet was not working.
    I am home now, but they are now here. Usually they come back in a couple hours.
    Has anyone else seen them?
    31998
    Judy
    03-16-2018
    01:00 PM MT(US)
    Jackie, they were just at my house at 93 Bridger (1:50pm) but I think they headed back your way. Good luck. Judy
    31997
    Jackie D.
    03-16-2018
    10:46 AM MT(US)
    PSA- My dogs have escaped. For your safty, you may want to keep small short haired dogs inside, until they have gotten a good run in and come home.
    I tried to catch them, but they were too exited and running too fast. I will report when they return.

     So sorry for any inconvenience, thought the door was latched, but they realized otherwise and made a run for it.
    31996
    The Easter BunnyPerson was signed in when posted
    03-16-2018
    09:46 AM MT(US)

    Jamestown Easter Egg Hunt 2018!

    When: Saturday March 31, 2018 11am

    Where: Elysian Park

    Please have a family member or friend show up between 10-10:30am to hide eggs and treats-recommended are 15-20 items for each child participating. If you have friends coming, be sure to hide treats for them. Toys and treats for kids 3 years and under can be wrapped in foil or bright colors to make them easier to find.

    Don’t forget to dress for the weather! Hunt will start promptly at 11am.

    The hunt is for kids UNDER 12, but middle school and high school kids are welcome and encouraged to come hide eggs and to help the 4-6 year olds hunt in the big park area.
    Hope to see you there!
    Edited 03-16-2018 09:48 AM
    31995
    Sally HempyPerson was signed in when posted
    03-15-2018
    06:26 PM MT(US)
    Thanks for the grand new "signage" on the bulletin board...bar-kassociation.org
    31993
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    03-14-2018
    02:07 PM MT(US)

    Thursday's pie at the Merc this week is Cherry Pear. Saturday's will be Irish Cream Pie in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Splurge!
    31991
    Barb P
    03-13-2018
    09:13 AM MT(US)
    For Sale - Brand new (tags on) Levi's 501 straight leg, button-fly jeans for men. Size 34/30. $25 each or all five for $100. Call if interested - 3205...
    31990
    JamiePPerson was signed in when posted
    03-12-2018
    12:43 PM MT(US)
    Cal-Wood Education Center is looking for part-time evening program instructors!

    This is ideally someone who is interested in coming to Cal-Wood Education Center (above Jamestown - about 30 min west of Boulder) twice a week to lead meals and night programs such as night hikes and/or campfires.

    Description: Cal-Wood is seeking energetic, flexible, hard-working, and motivated applicants for an exciting and rewarding position leading environmental education based evening programs (night hikes and/or campfires).

    Responsibilities: Work 1-2 dinners and evening programs per week. Run and serve meals (no cooking necessary) before evening programs and lead programs such as night hike or campfire.

    Qualifications: Strong desire and ability to work effectively with students from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Bachelor's Degree (ideally in science, natural resource management, education, outdoor education, or other related field). Ability to pass background checks. First Aid/CPR knowledge or willingness to get certified required. Spanish ability is highly desired, but not mandatory. Must have reliable vehicle that can handle dirt roads and snow.

    Compensation: $15 / hour for meal and night programs (4 total hours) or $18/hr for just night programs (2 hours). Meals included when working programs.

    To apply: Send your resume and a brief description of why you are applying for this position to employmentATcalwoodDOTorg
    31989
    Kim Renner Busey
    03-12-2018
    09:03 AM MT(US)
    Ok, let's give this book club thing a try. An organizational meeting for any women who might be interested (no commitment) will be held on Monday, March 19 at 4pm at my house, 143 Crockett. This will be a fiction book club and the members will pick the books. We will meet once per month so if you like to read, give it a go. It is not a huge commitment. So far we have 3 women joining and we are looking for 3 or 4 more. Hope to see some of you here on Monday.
    31988
    Holly Saracco
    03-11-2018
    12:52 PM MT(US)
    Got the garlic and ginger. Thanks Buzz & Kim!
    31987
    Holly Saracco
    03-11-2018
    12:47 PM MT(US)
    Does anyone have fresh garlic and/or ginger I could have? I can replace tomorrow. O355 Thanks, Holly
    31986
    Cyndi and Gary
    03-11-2018
    12:18 PM MT(US)
    Hello Barb P! Do you think we could use your notary services sometime this week? 0130
    31985
    Harry HempyPerson was signed in when posted
    03-11-2018
    10:38 AM MT(US)
    Opioid-free, sober living group homes.

    Excerpt from the Denver Post, 3/11/18:

    Multiple levels of care in the rehab industry create opportunities for profit. At the more intensive end, detoxification and in-patient treatment often form the first stage of recovery. Patients then can progress to outpatient treatment, which often is coupled with therapeutic residential recovery in what are called sober-living homes. Recovering addicts live in such homes and are supposed to hold one another accountable for sobriety.

    In Colorado, much of the industry is unregulated. Colorado does not require a license for sober-living homes or for substance-abuse treatment facilities that don’t bill Medicaid or partner with the criminal justice system or administer replacement drugs like methadone. Those standards leave a big loophole since rehab operators can choose to bill only private insurers or have people dig into their own pockets to pay for care. Colorado officials say they have no idea how many unlicensed rehab facilities exist in Colorado. A lucrative industry is sprouting up in exclusive, wealthy suburban neighborhoods, often without the benefit of any state oversight or inspections.

    “There is so much fraud in this industry and very little regulation,” O’Donnell said. “It’s frightening. I would not be comfortable trying to find another rehab facility for my son. I don’t trust anyone now.”

    Other states have started cracking down. Florida last year outlawed the practice of patient brokering, in which drug rehab operators pay middlemen to entice patients to cross state lines by offering to fly them to live in sober-living facilities. The brokers promise a vacation-like recovery atmosphere, but law-enforcement authorities have found substandard or no actual care in fraudulent facilities with rampant drug use and abuse among patients and staff.

    The full article:
    https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/11/colo...christopher-bathum/
    31984
    Rose
    03-10-2018
    09:58 PM MT(US)
    Hi!
    I'm sorry this is so last minute, but is anyone going to Boulder tomorrow morning around 6 or 7 who could give me a ride? Thank you! My email is roseanasummers at gmail and my number is 303 459 0370.
    31983
    Robert Schaller
    03-10-2018
    12:26 PM MT(US)
    Is anyone in the Bar-K heading down to Boulder between 3 and 5 this afternoon who might give me a ride? Call 1o16 or robert at ontosmedia [dot) c0m

    Thanks!
    31982
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    03-10-2018
    09:33 AM MT(US)

    ALL ARE WELCOME to join our JAM Gathering TOMORROW (Sunday), March 11th @ 4 p.m. at The OtherShip (my house @ 19 15th St. in Jamestown) to learn about upcoming events and needs followed by a JAM! Bring instruments and any snacks or beverages you desire! Call (3o3) 545-55o2 for info.

    BAND IN A HAT #11 is well underway as bands are gearing up for THE SHOW on Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. in JimTown Hall! $5 suggested donation per person benefits JAM, which benefits us all!

    JAM is still accepting ad submissions for the Band in a Hat programs until Saturday, March 24th. Please let me know if you'd like to place an ad! Proceeds go toward program printing and the rest to benefit JAM. Contact jamforthearts@gmail.com

    AD SIZES:

    $10 = business card = 2" x 3.5"
    $20 = half page (it can be oriented either way) = 3" x 6" (horizontal ad) or 2.5" x 7.5" (lengthwise ad)
    $40 = full page = 6" x 7.5"

    Area businesses, musicians, and artists REPRESENT! Merc - 4th of July benefit - JVFD/EMS - Yoga - Tai'Chi - Town of Jamestown - Community Gardens - Save our Bears - Traveling Vet - Kombucha - Vox Feminista - massage - bed & breakfast - musicians and upcoming shows - artists - pottery - computer repair - wifi - recording studios - jewelry - recycling - goofy friend ads - etc.

    Thanks for considering AND for passing this info along to anyone who might be interested!
    31981
    Dereck ToddPerson was signed in when posted
    03-10-2018
    06:54 AM MT(US)
    Local mountain buisness "Touch of Class Custom Paint N Stain" is taking appointments for spring and summer work. If you need deck building/staining, interior/exterior paint work, drywall repair/texture, remodeling bath/kitchen,auto painting, signs, french drains... I would love to be of service. Contact Dereck at seven20-999-081two
    31980
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    03-09-2018
    02:14 PM MT(US)
    Is anyone heading up from Boulder tonight between 7 and 10 who could give Rose a ride?

    Thanks!

    Post here or juliasummers2 at gmail dot com
    31979
    Bar-K Association
    03-09-2018
    01:38 PM MT(US)
    Board of Directors Meeting
    Monday, March 12 6:30 PM at 119 Jed Smith
    31978
    Not a SVP
    03-09-2018
    11:50 AM MT(US)
    California considering returning Mr Lawyer to Colorado.

    http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/in...lorado/73-527228250
    31977
    Tim Dutton
    03-08-2018
    12:16 PM MT(US)
    So sad to hear about the baby moose. Thanks for posting Jill.
    31976
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    03-08-2018
    11:22 AM MT(US)

    The big Frozen Dead Guy Days celebration weekend is here! Our nonprofit seniors serve our Community Pancake Breakfast to nearly 500 locals and visitors at the Nederland Community Center.
    Please support our organization that provides services to hundreds of mountain older adults.
    Locals know the fastest service is 8:00am-9:30am Saturday and 8:00am-11:00am Sunday. FDGD visitors keep us busy from about 9:30am-11:00am Saturday.
    Only $5 requested contribution over age 60, $8 Adult, $4 Kids under age 12.
    31975
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    03-07-2018
    11:14 PM MT(US)

    Last night to catch Elise's play!

    Madagascar Jr.
    6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday the 8th)
    Manhattan Middle School Auditorium
    290 Manhattan Dr., Boulder
    Tix @ door: $5 per adult, $3 per child/senior, Free for kids under age 5

    Hope to see you there! Hint - she's the smallest penguin!
    31974
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    03-07-2018
    09:02 PM MT(US)

    Merc pies this week: Streusel-top Apple, and Blueberry Pear
    31973
    Jill BPerson was signed in when posted
    03-07-2018
    07:54 PM MT(US)

    On Saturday night I bore witness to the aftermath of a very sad accident half a mile above the Eldora turnoff, and Ned writer Denise Boehler tells the story in the link below. We all, myself included, must slow down in wildlife corridors and use high beams at night when not in heavy traffic. Accidents can happen to any of us regardless, but when we hit wildlife with our vehicles, the least we can do is stop or call it in. If the animal is dead, the body should be moved off the road. If the animal is injured, use the free Animal Help Now app or ahnow.org to seek help. The app works offline. Next time you encounter a wildlife emergency, you may be glad to have the app downloaded on your phone. We'll be seeing increased moose activity on the roads through May. https://wildsight.co/whose-world-doesnt-st...-across-their-path/
    Edited 03-08-2018 11:02 AM
    31972
    Pat Japenga
    03-07-2018
    06:54 PM MT(US)
    Has anyone tried to ski up from Beaver Reservoir recently? Is there enough snow for cross country?
    31971
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-07-2018
    06:17 AM MT(US)

    found this roll of tape in the road near the JT fire station yesterday...if you lost it give me a shout.
    303-907-0499
    31970
    robert and dale
    03-06-2018
    10:43 AM MT(US)
    Thank you Silvia and Denise for recommending Morgan Rooter. I called yesterday and he came this morning to fix my semi clogged sink and charged a flat rate fee with no travel time added. You can see all his services and prices on his website. I would highly recommend him!
    31969
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    03-06-2018
    06:22 AM MT(US)
    Jan Reed in Jamestown for paint.
    jan.reed@jimtown.org • Mail
    (303) 449-9761 • Work
    31967
    Buzz Busey
    03-05-2018
    05:00 PM MT(US)
    Folks, Sal has a list on the Bar-K website that might be a good starting point for some of these recommendations. I'm not sure if those on the list keep him up to date on changes, but it could be a start. You can probably make suggestions on the link on the bottom of the page.
    Thanks Sal!

    http://bar-k-ranch.com/local_businesses.htm


    Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.
    31966
    Lindzey W.
    03-05-2018
    04:41 PM MT(US)
    Does anyone have any recommendations for painters that will come to the Bar-K? I'm looking to have one bedroom painted, but am running out of luck calling around Boulder.
    31965
    Denise LuttrellPerson was signed in when posted
    03-05-2018
    01:24 PM MT(US)
    I also recommend Morgan Rooter.
    31964
    robert and dale
    03-05-2018
    01:05 PM MT(US)
    Thanks for that info Silvia!
    31963
    Silviapettem
    03-05-2018
    12:20 PM MT(US)
    Robert & Dale: I HIGHLY recommend Morgan Rooter Service, see http://www.morganrooterservice.com/ A couple of weeks ago, we had the same problem (kitchen drain that just wouldn't budge, even with all the usual remedies). I called about a dozen businesses in Boulder, and no one would come to the Bar-K. But, Pete Morgan, out of Black Hawk, did. His service area is any place between Idaho Springs and the Bar-K. He came the next day, charged us his usual $150 for kitchen drains (no trip fee), and promptly and efficiently unclogged our drain with a long and powerful snake. Hope this helps.
    31962
    robert and dale
    03-05-2018
    09:45 AM MT(US)
    Looking for a plumber for a somewhat clogged kitchen sink that we can't seem to manage with home remedies and plunging. Anyone recommend a local guy?
    31961
    Bar-K Association
    03-05-2018
    07:52 AM MT(US)
    Reminder: Fishing Committee Meeting
    Tonight (3/5/18) 6:30 PM at 119 Jed Smith Rd.
    31960
    Andrew
    03-04-2018
    06:38 PM MT(US)
    and a not-quite professional saw- yours for the borrowing 0460
    31959
    Silviapettem
    03-04-2018
    06:31 PM MT(US)
    Fire ban, http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-weather...burning-fire-danger
    31958
    Jeff
    03-03-2018
    10:01 PM MT(US)
    Kate, we have a entry level tile saw you can borrow. jeff AT highlake DOT net. x 0117. Jeff
    31957
    Kate BurkePerson was signed in when posted
    03-03-2018
    04:18 PM MT(US)
    Does anyone by chance have a tile saw we could borrow? The electric kind with the water and all?
    31953
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    03-03-2018
    09:44 AM MT(US)
    Oops. A day behind...

    Happy Spring!
    31952
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    03-03-2018
    09:41 AM MT(US)
    Hi Oak!

    Rose and I are heading down and would be happy to give you a ride. I’ll give you a call.

    Julia
    31951
    oakPerson was signed in when posted
    03-02-2018
    01:48 PM MT(US)
    anybody going down to boulder by 4 can give me a ride?
    thanks 720-266-4oh67
    31950
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    03-01-2018
    03:45 PM MT(US)
    Rose is looking for a ride down to Boulder on Saturday (after 11 or Noon) and back up on Sunday (anytime from Noonish to evening).

    Thanks!

    0370
    Juliasummers2 at gmail dot com
    31949
    oakPerson was signed in when posted
    03-01-2018
    02:15 PM MT(US)
    Hi! anybody have a pair of small-ish coveralls i can borrow for an Oscars costume party on sunday? i want to be Frances McDormand in 3 Billboards.....gotta be comfy and easy for the first big post-surgery soiree. thanks 💜 7two0-266-4o67
    31948
    Reid ArmstrongPerson was signed in when posted
    03-01-2018
    12:36 PM MT(US)

    Pile burning expected near Ward, Nederland, Raymond, Ceran St. Vrain
    U.S. Forest Service crews successfully burned more than 1000 slash piles last week in the James Creek Project area, for a total of more than 5,000 piles burned to date.
    Depending on conditions this week, burning will continue in the following areas:
    James Creek Project: 1 Mile North East of Ward
    Lump Gulch Project: West of Nederland 1 mile Southeast of high school
    James Creek Project: Quarter mile west of Raymond. Potential smoke impacts to Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Bar K Subdivision; and,
    James Creek Project: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd. at Ceran Saint Vrain Trailhead. Potential smoke impacts to Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown.
    Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations. Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.
    Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete.
    If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates.
    A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/
    31947
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    02-28-2018
    07:43 PM MT(US)

    Merc pies starting Thursday this week: Cherry-Berry, and Pumpkin!
    31946
    Don K
    02-28-2018
    01:57 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Leopolds! It is my pleasure to wrap our trees with lights. Of course, I may not say that while I'm actually out there doing it. In fact, I'm pretty sure I say things like "never again"!
    31945
    Bar-K Association
    02-27-2018
    07:47 AM MT(US)
    FISHING COMMITTEE MEETING
    MONDAY, MARCH 5TH AT 6:30 PM
    119 JED SMITH
    31944
    Chuck and Anne
    02-26-2018
    08:54 PM MT(US)

    You think we get drifts.
    31943
    Will LPerson was signed in when posted
    02-26-2018
    11:43 AM MT(US)
    Hi Everyone, I just want to give a brief unsolicited testimonial for Pat Brophy. He's expertly cleared drifts of snow out of our 400 foot hilly driveway many times, built a sturdy wood retaining wall for our wood shed, and constructed a beautiful natural rock staircase complete with antique wrought-iron banister on Catherine's projected flower garden area. We're amazed at how resourceful and artistic Pat is. If you have any kind of project/repair and need help, from excavating to anything else, I'd give Pat a call and have him size up the job. He's very reasonable, too. I'm at 0204 if you have any questions.
    31942
    Patrick Brophy
    02-26-2018
    08:11 AM MT(US)
    Hi you all, I am back. Well I never went anywhere really. I've been on a project in Lefthand Canyon since the flood and it is done. For those of you that don't know me I do all sorts of things. Handyman, landscaper, excavation, and more. Foundations to roofs, Solar greenhouses to root cellars. Repairs of all sorts. I am not a general contractor, but like to call myself a generalized contractor. You got needs and I can cure them. Patrick Brophy Ho. 303-459-2454, Cell 720-788-2988 leave a message and I will get back to you.
    31941
    Karen & Marty Leopold
    02-25-2018
    01:34 PM MT(US)
    Thanks to the Kolinskis for providing a beacon for us on our way on many a snowy winter night with your decorated trees.
    The sight always makes us feel welcome and at home in the Bar-K.
    31940
    Jason
    02-25-2018
    10:08 AM MT(US)
    Number for the four items below:
    0 3 5 5
    31939
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-25-2018
    09:24 AM MT(US)
    St Bud Hoe..
    https://www.facebook.com/sal.devincenzo/videos/10215500823937010/
    31938
    Jason
    02-25-2018
    09:04 AM MT(US)

    FREE Next four items (today only I will deliver locally if you take all four!)
    1. 57” w x 52” h wooden, slatted window shade with hardware.
    2. 31” w x aprox 72” h bamboo window door cover (mediocre shape but worth a shot)
    3. Men’s size 12 Asolo hiking boots worn twice
    4. Two clamp-mount desk lights
    31937
    Jason
    02-25-2018
    08:30 AM MT(US)
    Indian Peaks map claimed.
    Jeff, the work bench just happens to be having a good day.
    31936
    Harry HempyPerson was signed in when posted
    02-25-2018
    08:21 AM MT(US)
    Yes, Virginia, there IS a snow plow fairy.

    I got up early today, sprang to my window, and what to my wondering eyes did appear but a big backhoe with a driver so lively and quick I knew in a moment it must be St. Budhoe working the drifts. Thank you!
    31935
    Chris and Kathy LPerson was signed in when posted
    02-25-2018
    08:09 AM MT(US)
    Jason, I'd love to take that map off your hands but am having trouble reaching you by phone. Call me, 3o3 746 6l82 if it is still available!
    31934
    Jeff
    02-25-2018
    08:07 AM MT(US)
    Yo Andrew...with the winds coming from the North, I'm pretty sure your drift is currently on my front porch. I'd really appreciate you coming to get it.

    [Editorial: And Who the hell builds a house at 8500' with the main entrance facing North?]
    Edited 02-25-2018 08:08 AM
    31933
    Jeff
    02-25-2018
    08:05 AM MT(US)
    I'm sure it's an awesome map, Jason...But I'm in awe at how neat and orderly your workbench is, so I'm too distracted now by my own mess.
    31932
    Jason
    02-25-2018
    08:01 AM MT(US)

    You are here...
    31931
    Jason
    02-25-2018
    08:00 AM MT(US)

    Free to the first caller... framed, under glass 32” x 40” topographic map of the Indian Peaks.
    0 3 5 5
    31930
    Andrew
    02-24-2018
    08:40 PM MT(US)
    Yeah- you firefighters have a cheerleader in me.

    Yo Brooke, Holly, and Sal please go out and check your wind valves... it is coming from over there... I had them all closed last week but I suspect somebody is having fun on our account.

    To whoever stole my four foot drift- I was working on that for a really long time. I expect it all to be back in place by sun up.
    ;-)
    31929
    Barb P
    02-24-2018
    07:02 PM MT(US)
    That’s great Kim. Looking forward to talking with you.
    31928
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-24-2018
    05:17 PM MT(US)

    Support our local thespian! See Elise Williams perform in "DreamWorks MADAGASCAR - Manhattan’s Musical!"

    Tuesday, March 6th, Wednesday, March 7th, and Thursday, March 8th
    6:30 pm in Manhattan Middle School Auditorium
    290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder, CO 80303
    Tickets available at the door: Adults $5, Students/Seniors $3, Children under 5 Free

    Elise would be totally jazzed if some of her village, especially young friends, can make it to a show! I am happy to arrange transport for kids who want to attend if needed! Call (3o3) 545-55o2 or email lauraDOTwilliamsAThotmailDOTcom and THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
    Edited 02-24-2018 06:41 PM
    31927
    Jason
    02-24-2018
    01:57 PM MT(US)
    Shelves claimed.
    31926
    Kim Renner Busey
    02-24-2018
    01:19 PM MT(US)
    Barb, the current book club discusses books that others might like to read. I am really more interested in a "traditional" book club. Sally Hempy is interested also and she gave me your phone number. I can call you next week to see what your interest is, if that is ok.

    Kim Renner Busey.... when was the last time you did something for the first time?.... I rode a camel and watched the sunset in the Sahara Desert!
    On Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 11:58 AM QT - Barb P <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    31925
    Tamire J. / Lefthand Fire
    02-24-2018
    12:30 PM MT(US)
    Great point Sal on the power etc!!
    31924
    Barb P
    02-24-2018
    11:58 AM MT(US)
    I might be interested in a book club. Old or odd - I fit both :)
    31923
    Jason
    02-24-2018
    11:22 AM MT(US)

    2x4’ shelves, 6’ High. Heavy duty. Free. You transport.
    0 3 5 5
    Edited 02-24-2018 11:22 AM
    31922
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-24-2018
    11:07 AM MT(US)
    One thing Tamira failed to mention is you might be alarmed to see the water in your toilet bowl pulsating with the gale force winds we are having-
    Not to worry this is common ;-0....
    But you might want to keep some flashlights and othe power outage paraphernalia at the ready...just in case the power starts pulsing too....
    Edited 02-24-2018 11:09 AM
    31921
    Marty Leopold
    02-24-2018
    11:04 AM MT(US)
    Thanks to all our volunteer firefighters!
    31920
    Tamire J. / Lefthand Fire
    02-24-2018
    10:55 AM MT(US)
    Morning everyone,


    Well winter has arrived it appears! Yay for that!
    And:

    Just wanted to give a quick update that the ranch and Rock Lake Rd are drifting In quickly, and particularly, ( per usual) closest to the lake and the upper part of Rock Lake. Consider Ranch to Ridge if you need to get through vs. the upper part of Rock Lake.

    And in terms of the fire station, we have It cleared from snow and are prepared to respond in the event of any emergency, and will be actively maintaining it over the next few days to insure prompt response.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend and stays warm!

    Tamira
    31919
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-24-2018
    10:55 AM MT(US)

    BAND IN A HAT # 11 has now begun!!!
     
    Three randomly-chosen bands and one large Kid Band are about to create a stellar show on Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. in JamesTown Hall! $5 suggested donation benefits JAM (Jamestown Area Artists & Musicians) for one of the most unique performances you will ever witness! Wear your goofiest or classiest hat for a chance to win a prize in our Hat Contest and enjoy homemade goodies from our commUNITY bake sale!

    SUBMIT ARTWORK!
    Calling all artists of any age to submit artwork for BIAH flyers, posters, and the program OR art pieces to show and/or sell at the event! This is NOT a contest, rather it's a chance for our local artists to be actively involved and properly represented. For the programs and flyers, we are especially interested in designs that visually describe the "Band-In-A-Hat" concept of randomly chosen musicians working collaboratively while supporting the mission of JAM (Jamestown Area Artists and Musicians): "To foster a sense of community in the Jamestown area by encouraging adult and youth participation in and enjoyment of the Arts." The event motto of "Dare To Suck" can even be included, but is not necessary. Submissions will be gratefully accepted as soon as possible or by Saturday, March 24th through the contact info provided below.

    MAKE A HAT to be given as a prize in our Hat Contest! Get creative! One time, we had a child's ring toy attached to a bike helmet with a bungee cord and another time, there was a pineapple cleverly attached to a hat, which actually won a prize!

    PRIZES NEEDED!
    Three donations are needed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in our Hat Contest! Actual hats, instruments, or any donation from a local business would be gratefully accepted, especially from those that relate to BIAH and The Arts, such as Rockin's Robin's Costume Shop in Niwot, Goorin's Hat Shop, Guitar Center, tickets to a show, or any other such prize. Please bring prize donations to the event or connect through the contact info provided below.

    PLACE AN AD!
    Calling all local businesses and artists to place an AD in our black & white event program - $10 for a business-card size (plus reasonable rates for half or full-page ads). Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 2nd. Any volunteers who could sell ad spots to local businesses specifically related to The Arts (music, art, theater, etc.) would be greatly appreciated! Our BIAH event will be advertised in local papers, so hopefully a lot of eyes will see these programs.

    commUNITY BAKERS UNITE!
    Donations of homemade goodies will be gratefully accepted at the event starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the show. Please label dishes and serving items with your name and phone number so we can return them to you.

    PLEASE SHARE with all your friends and as always, THANK YOU for your support!

    CONTACT: jamforthearts@gmail.com or (3o3) 545-55o2
    31918
    Buzz
    02-24-2018
    10:08 AM MT(US)
    Anybody got a road report?
    31917
    Kim Renner Busey
    02-23-2018
    11:25 AM MT(US)
    We could call it mountain odd ladies....!
    What book is being read and where will we meet in March?

    Kim Renner Busey.... when was the last time you did something for the first time?.... I rode a camel and watched the sunset in the Sahara Desert!
    On Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 10:21 AM QT - Bethany <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    31916
    Bethany
    02-23-2018
    10:21 AM MT(US)
    What if you don't consider yourself old, but would like to join a book club;)
    31915
    Phil & Solveig
    02-23-2018
    09:03 AM MT(US)
    Kim, there is such a group up here: it's called MOLLS (Mountain Old Ladies Literary Society) and it meets every second Tuesday of the month. Some of it's members have moved down to the flats, but it still meets every month. x1125 Solveig
    31914
    Sally Hempy
    02-23-2018
    08:55 AM MT(US)
    I would...hopefully get away from politics! Sally

    On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 8:41 AM QT - Kim <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:finally
    31913
    Kim
    02-23-2018
    08:41 AM MT(US)
    So I am wondering if anyone in the Bar K would be interested in starting a fiction book club with me? Ideally we would have a bout 10 members....
    31912
    Sally Hempy
    02-22-2018
    08:25 PM MT(US)
    Bring some Lucky cards to Ladies Night @ the Merc!

    On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 3:33 PM QT - Beth Brotherton <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    31911
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    02-22-2018
    03:33 PM MT(US)
    Do you or someone you know shop at Lucky's Market?
    If so, 7% of your grocery bill can come back to our school.
    This program works just like the KIng Soopers program.
    You will need to carry a Lucky's Gift Card and load it to pay for your groceries.

    Please let me know if you would like a starter card for $5.00 3o34497o5l
    31910
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    02-22-2018
    02:16 PM MT(US)

    Tonight at the Merc: Margarita Pie (in honor of National Margarita Day today), and yummy rummy Rumbleberry. Come get a slice.
    31909
    Easement
    02-22-2018
    07:56 AM MT(US)
    I wonder why they didn't take this letter from Dietze and Davis into account: http://webpubapps.bouldercounty.org/FileNe...4-9988-6833B6FD612F}

    If the link doesn't work go to http://landuse.boco.solutions/boco.lu.dock...l?docket=SU-17-0008 and click on Additional APO Comments
    31907
    Steve B
    02-22-2018
    07:12 AM MT(US)
    31906
    Mike Ferrell
    02-21-2018
    08:19 PM MT(US)
    Mr. Schaller, I apologize for my previous post and I thank you for your help. The drivers did not inform me that it was a different property owner (whom I will not name here) who denied the drivers the ability to turn around causing them to be stuck a second time. The point is taken to better counsel people who may be coming up here. These were subcontractors who I had no direct communication with.

    In any event, I am no longer going to be checking this board or posting messages here. I never ended up hearing from Holly S. regarding a meeting of the neighbors. I think a meeting would be very beneficial. If anyone in the neighborhood is interested in having a meeting, I can be reached at mferrell@nstprogram.com. I will respond to my e-mails and hope that we can all find a mutual time in early March to meet. I can make any day work the week of March 5th. Thank you.
    31905
    Judy
    02-21-2018
    08:59 AM MT(US)
    Check out this story about Christopher Lawyer in the Camera. Glad he isn't on the Bar-K.

    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci...arrested-california
    31904
    Tim Dutton
    02-21-2018
    08:55 AM MT(US)
    Thanks Mark. I'll be by Friday to pick up the key. This is such a wonderful and special community. I want to thank everyone for your hospitality and helping us feel right at home. We look forward to contributing to the community and being good neighbors. -Tim, Casey & Molly (our pooch)
    31902
    Mark I
    02-20-2018
    04:58 PM MT(US)
    You've got Mail - to the Duttons at 22 Crockett - call Jamestown Post office 303 442-0481. Come get a key so you can pick it up. M-F 9-12 12:30-3:30 Sat 9-12
    Sorry to contact you on this forum but do not have phone #.
    31901
    Susan Kolinski
    02-20-2018
    10:57 AM MT(US)
    Does anyone know who may have hired a large truck hauling a load and pulling a trailer moving through the neighborhood? They are driving extremely fast through the neighborhood...couldn't see a company name.
    31900
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    02-20-2018
    09:16 AM MT(US)

    Mountain MidLife Dinner and Classical Piano Music THIS Friday, 2/23. Meet new and old friends. All age adults welcome. RSVP by Wednesday, please - 303-258-0799.
    31899
    Holly Saracco
    02-20-2018
    07:59 AM MT(US)
    On this note neighbors, please come to the planning commission meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 2/21 @ 1:30. If you would like to comment you are given 3 minutes to address the commission and should get there by about 1:00-1:15 pm. The meeting takes place at the Boulder County Courthouse, Commissioners Hearing Room, 3rd floor. 1325 Pearl St. Call me if you have questions. o355, Thanks, Holly
    31898
    Mark I
    02-20-2018
    06:51 AM MT(US)
    1236 Ridge Road

    In the Daily Camera today 2/20/2018
    Panel to mull group home

    Northstar Transitions LLC, 1236 Ridge Road LLC submitted a land use application for treatment facility

    By John Fryar

    Staff Writer

    Boulder County’s Planning Commission on Wednesday is to consider a proposal to use an existing four-bedroom house at 1236 Ridge Road near the Bar-K Ranch west of Jamestown as a group care home to treat individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders.

    NorthStar Transitions LLC and 1236 Ridge Road LLC have applied for that use under a special-review process in Boulder County’s Land Use Code, although the company at one point contended in a federal lawsuit that the county’s land-use application process violated the rights of people seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

    NorthStar dropped that U.S. District Court lawsuit in January.

    NorthStar Executive Director Michael Ferrell wrote the county Land Use Department

    on Nov. 30 that the company “seeks to house 15 disabled individuals at the group home,” which he said would be licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health.

    Ferrell wrote that “there is a need for a group home of this kind in Boulder County. Boulder County has approximately 320,0000 residents and a dearth of available beds in a group home of this kind.

    See FACILITY, 2B





    FACILITY

    from Page 1B

    “To deny this use is to deny housing to the disabled in violation of federal law. NST seeks to be a positive resource for Boulder County in helping to combat the opioid crisis and help those with substance abuse disorders to recover and be able to positively contribute to the community.”

    County land use Planner Robert Haigh said in a report to Planning Commission members that the county staff had found that NorthStar’s application can meet special-review criteria for conversion to a group care home, as long as the company satisfies a number of conditions.

    One of those conditions would be a requirement to upgrade a private road that provides access to the Ridge Road property, and the home’s driveway, in order to meet the county’s transportation standards — or for NorthStar to get county approval for an exemption from having to meet those standards.

    Another condition would be steps to reduce the vulnerability of the site’s structures to fires, including replacement of current siding with non-wood, ignitionresistant siding on the lower portions of any vertical walls, fascia and trim.

    Ferrell expressed his agreement with the county staff’s conditions in a Monday interview, saying that “the health and safety of our clients” who would be housed at the facility “is really important to us.”

    He said NorthStar will “work collaboratively with Boulder County” to ensure that, as well as to have a group care home that is compatible with the neighborhood.

    Haigh reported that a number of nearby property owners have expressed concerns about NorthStar’s group care home proposal, including: the private drive’s condition and its affect on the property’s accessibility by emergency vehicles; the property’s distance from public services; potential wildfire hazards; the impacts on wildlife; traffic, road dust and traffic-safety issues; the proximity of the proposed use to single-family residential

    areas; and possible reductions in neighbors’ property values.

    Judy Fisher, a Bar-K resident who wrote one of the letters listing concerns with NorthStar’s proposal, emphasized in a Monday interview that she wasn’t speaking on behalf of the neighborhood, which she said “realizes these sorts of facilities are needed.”

    But she said that “this property is just too remote” for a group care home’s occupants and staff.

    Fisher wrote the county that “my objections are not meant to discriminate against those who need treatment for addiction. They express my concern for the safety of patients and staff living at 1236 Ridge Road, the potential harm to our environment, the disruption to our communities’ way of life, and the interjection of a commercial business into the center of our forestryzoned neighborhood.”

    Wednesday’s Planning Commission review will include a public hearing, with commission members to then take their own vote on the proposal and make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners.

    Ferrell said he is aware that some neighbors “aren’t particularly excited about the use” of the property as a group care home, but he said that at Wednesday’s hearing, “we’ll listen to their concerns” and “they’ll get a chance to hear more about us.”


    The Ridge Road property near the Bar-K Ranch in western Boulder County, where NorthStar Transitions hopes to open an addiction treatment center that “seeks to house 15 disabled individuals.”
    31897
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-19-2018
    09:35 AM MT(US)
    another view of weather station data,,,
    http://www.bar-k-ranch.com/vws/index.htm
    31896
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-19-2018
    01:13 AM MT(US)

    BAND IN A HAT # 11 has now begun!!!
     
    Three randomly-chosen bands and one large Kid Band are about to create a stellar show on Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. in JamesTown Hall! $5 suggested donation benefits JAM (Jamestown Area Artists & Musicians) for one of the most unique performances you will ever see! Wear your goofiest or classiest hat for a chance to win a prize in our Hat Contest and enjoy homemade goodies from our commUNITY bake sale!

    SUBMIT ARTWORK!
    Calling all artists of any age to submit black & white artwork for BIAH flyers, posters, and the program OR colored artwork to show at the event! This is NOT a contest, rather it's a chance for our local artists to be actively involved and properly represented. We are especially interested in designs that visually describe the "Band-In-A-Hat" concept of randomly chosen musicians working collaboratively while supporting the mission of JAM (Jamestown Area Artists and Musicians): "To foster a sense of community in the Jamestown area by encouraging adult and youth participation in and enjoyment of the Arts." The event motto of "Dare To Suck" can even be included, but is not necessary. Submissions will be gratefully accepted as soon as possible or by Saturday, March 24th through the contact info provided below.

    MAKE A HAT to be given as a prize in our Hat Contest! Get creative! One time, we had a child's ring toy attached to a bike helmet with a bungee cord and another time, there was a pineapple cleverly attached to a hat, which actually won a prize!

    PRIZES NEEDED!
    Three donations are needed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in our Hat Contest! Actual hats, instruments, or any donation from a local business would be gratefully accepted, especially from those that relate to BIAH and The Arts, such as Rockin's Robin's Costume Shop in Niwot, Goorin's Hat Shop, Guitar Center, tickets to a show, or any other such prize. Please bring prize donations to the event or connect through the contact info provided below.

    PLACE AN AD!
    Calling all local businesses and artists to place an AD in our black & white event program - $10 for a business-card size (plus reasonable rates for half or full-page ads). Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 2nd. Any volunteers who could sell ad spots to local businesses specifically related to The Arts (music, art, theater, etc.) would be greatly appreciated! Our BIAH event will be advertised in local papers, so hopefully a lot of eyes will see these programs.

    commUNITY BAKERS UNITE!
    Donations of homemade goodies will be gratefully accepted at the event starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the show. Please label dishes and serving items with your name and phone number so we can return them to you.

    PLEASE SHARE with all your friends and as always, THANK YOU for your support!

    CONTACT: jamforthearts@gmail.com or (3o3) 545-55o2
    31895
    Greg & Cindy
    02-18-2018
    06:25 PM MT(US)
    I found a green plastic trash can with a tan lid and green bungee cord...please come get it, I tied it to the telephone pole by 1053 Rock Lake Road. Enough wind already !
    31894
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    02-18-2018
    04:07 PM MT(US)
    Is anyone heading up from Boulder tonight that could pick up Rose?

    Thank you!

    Julia
    0370 or juliasummers2 at gmail.
    31893
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-18-2018
    08:50 AM MT(US)

    LAST CALL to sign up for Band in a Hat #11!

    ALL are welcome to attend our JAM Gathering TODAY @ 1 p.m. at The Merc and see what JAM is up to in its 22nd year of existence! Band in a Hat #11 drawing will also take place, so be sure to sign up before 1 p.m. for ONE of the following categories:

    - DRUM KIT (2 slots still open!)
    - BASS (2 slots still open!)
    - VOCALS
    - STRINGS
    - WINDS
    - OTHER

    Kid Band is going to be a blast this time and the more members we have, the merrier!

    SIGN UP NOW on the sheet at The Merc OR email jamforthearts@gmail.com OR call (3o3) 545-55o2 before the drawing time!

    BIAH #11 DRAWING: Today at 1 p.m. @ The Merc where musicians will be drawn from each instrument "hat" to form a band. Each band then has 7 weeks to create a half-hour set of original or cover tunes, comedy, theater, or whatever it so desires!
    SHOW DATE: Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. @ JamesTown Hall

    See you all today!
    31892
    Kirk C. Warkins
    02-17-2018
    11:58 PM MT(US)
    As a side note. We have lived here for about two years, just above where the trucks got stuck today. When we moved here, we would sometimes hire workers to work on our house. After the first or second worker from the front range got into hot water trying to get in and out of our neighborhood, on roads that were really only accessible in four wheel drive vehicles, we stopped calling for workers to come out in the conditions that exist here, simply out of concern for their safety. We have had more than one worker get stuck on our road in conditions they did not anticipate, and were not prepared for, because this is not an easily accessible area. I am a Colorado, high altitude native, and I am conditioned for this. Most people are not, even those from the lower elevations. This is not a bias, or people out to get somebody. Rather a practical body of knowledge that would serve well to be listened to.
    31891
    Cynthia Sliker
    02-17-2018
    08:28 PM MT(US)
    Hi Mike - the incident you are describing did NOT take place on our property, please get your facts straight before lashing out at my husband Robert who, as neighbors will tell you, is definitely a "kind and decent person." What actually happened is that we noticed they were stuck, asked them if they needed help, invited them into our home to use the phone, and recommended a tow company to pull them out. Robert then stayed with them until Help Towing arrived and they got out safely. When hiring contractors to perform work at your home, it is always a good idea to give complete directions (GPS and cell maps don't work up here) and also to stress that they absolutely need 4WD in the winter. These were nice guys trying to do a job who were not given adequate instructions or equipment, and we helped them as we would help anyone stranded up here. Since we are your closest neighbors, I suggest you get to know us before tagging us as "evil" or making assumptions of any kind. Thank you.
    31890
    Robert Schaller
    02-17-2018
    08:17 PM MT(US)
    Mr. Ferrel, I think that you have me confused with somebody else: the events you describe never happened at my house!

    What took place was this:

    This morning about 9:30 am or so I heard some people stuck in the snow at the end of my driveway, and went out to help them. They were solar installers headed to your place with two trucks who had been given inadequate directions which caused them to take the right fork towards my house instead of the left fork to your house. They were, apparently told to look for a "no trespassing" sign which they never saw, and by mistake drove the first truck past my driveway down a road which has not been driven on since it's been snowing, and got completely stuck. They didn't have 4WD or snow tires or chains. They tried to self-rescue by pulling one truck with the other, but the rope broke and the truck that wasn't stuck couldn't help. There is no cell reception back here, so I brought one of the guys over to my house to use the phone. He couldn't get through to anyone, so I recommended a tow company that has helped us in the past, and he set something up with them. I talked to the towing company fifteen minutes later to give him good directions, and I went out and stayed with the guys. They eventually got the truck that wasn't stuck up the hill to the fork by Jim Weglarz house, which itself was dicey, requiring several passes with the last successful one requiring two of the workers to hang on to the back of the truck for weight while the truck drove at a high rate of speed up the hill, which, while exciting, was perhaps not the safest thing to do.

    I followed them up the hill on foot to make sure they made it, then came back around when I heard the tow truck.

    I did take pictures, that's true; but that's the only part of your account that I recognize. I wanted to document what can easily happen when folks come back here without being adequately directed or equipped. As you say, they were just here to do a job, on a Saturday, no less. I don't know whether they were able to get to the actual job or to finish it; they told me that given the several hours of unexpected delay, they weren't at all confident that they would be able to, and were looking at having to come back another day.

    It might be a meaningful expression of your stated concern for the treatment of others to pay them for their time and the money they paid for the towing, don't you think? As you point out, it certainly wasn't their fault!

    Altogether, it took nearly two hours of my time, helping. I'm glad to do it, because helping those in need is the right thing to do. But they're not the first ones whom I've helped trying to get to your place; there was a garbage truck some months back. Is this going to happen often?

    I'm certainly sorry to hear they may also have got stuck somewhere else, because that just adds to their troubles, doesn't it? They were only up here to do a job for you.

    I appreciate your offer of future hospitality and am glad to hear of your intentions to model how to be a good and decent neighbor and person. That would seem to recommend not lashing out at people on a public forum based on second-hand information, which, as is the case here, happened to be incorrect. It seems to me that the word "evil" should not be one that easily rolls off the tongue, but whose use requires a rather high level of certainty: higher, I think, than this.

    --Robert Schaller
    31889
    Holly Saracco
    02-17-2018
    04:06 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Kate & JD!
    31888
    Kate Burke
    02-17-2018
    02:37 PM MT(US)
    We have some.  We can drop it by in 30 minutes or so or you can come by
    31887
    Nimby A
    02-17-2018
    02:33 PM MT(US)

    Exactly.
    31886
    Holly S
    02-17-2018
    02:27 PM MT(US)
    Hey does anyone have about 8 feet of drywall tape we could have? I could replace it tomorrow. Doing a ceiling repair. o355. Thanks!
    31885
    Holly S
    02-17-2018
    02:21 PM MT(US)
    Mike Ferrell, this is not correct. Robert was trying to help and spoke to my husband who was going to go down to pull them out, but realized his truck wasn't large enough. We know the folks driving the truck are just trying to do their job. The problem as we have told you all along, is the road is not appropriate for vans coming back and forth with passengers. No need to fan the flames.
    31884
    Mike Ferrell
    02-17-2018
    02:12 PM MT(US)
    Hey Robert Schaller, After hearing from the drivers, they only got stuck because you refused to let them turn around in your driveway. You then filmed them being stuck instead of trying to help them. You don't have any obligation to let someone else on your property or to help, that is true, but taking your issues with me or the use of the property out on some poor guys who are just doing their jobs delivering supplies and then filming it is just evil. Once our home is established in the neighborhood, please feel free to come by anytime you need something. I am happy to model how to be a good and decent neighbor and person for you. With all the evil in the world, this kind of treatment of others should be condemned. You may not like me or the use of the property, but that doesn't mean you can't be a kind and decent person. The same goes for the others egging him on on this thread.
    31883
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-17-2018
    10:02 AM MT(US)

    Tomorrow's the day! Band in a Hat #11 is well on its way!

    So far, we have enough members for ONE BAND but we need MORE to make this the uniquely epic event it always is! PLEASE SIGN UP as soon as possible for ONE of the following categories:

    - DRUM KIT (4 slots still available!)
    - BASS (3 slots still open!)
    - STRINGS
    - VOCALS
    - WINDS
    - OTHER

    KID BAND is rockin' with a lot of members so far!

    DRAWING: Tomorrow @ 1 p.m. @ the Merc
    SHOW: Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. @ JimTown Hall
    SIGN UP: at the Merc OR email jamforthearts@gmail.com OR call (3o3) 545-55o2 by the drawing time.

    Perhaps BIAH has run its course or people are too busy to commit this time. Rest assured, if you join, it will be one of the most enriching experiences of your life! ALL ages, styles, levels, and locations are encouraged to participate!

    Please come to the JAM GATHERING TOMORROW (Sunday the 18th) @ 1 p.m. @ Jamestown Merc for EVERYONE, regardless of whether or not you are involved in this particular project. See what JAM is all about and partake in the fun shenanigans of this year, JAM's 22nd year in existence! We will have a short meeting followed by the Band in a Hat Drawing.

    Share widely and bring your friends!
    31882
    PattiO
    02-17-2018
    09:58 AM MT(US)
    someone take a picture!
    31881
    Jason
    02-17-2018
    09:50 AM MT(US)
    Just spoke to Robert. FYI the truck is bigger than a pickup, quite a ways down the road, gonna require something heavy duty to extract...
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