Reminder! SCLA Annual Meeting Date August 3rd 10:00AM Potluck Lunch After the Meeting!
more info to follow soon......
May 15, 2013
Rob and Barb Forrest are inviting members to attend the grand opening reception for their new gallery in Chama. Please view the Invitation Flyer for details of this celebration!
May 13, 2013
Myron Price, Supervisor of Conejos County Weed Control District, is holding a seminar on Friday, June7, 2013 at 9:00am-12:00 noon. The location is the San Juan Mountain Church (#1 Ponderosa) at Horca. Members who are interested in identifying and controlling weeds on their property are invited to attend. Control of canada thistle and oxeye daisy will be discussed. See Weed Control Seminar for details.
May 2, 2013
Fire Season is upon us, and the SLV Emergency 911 Center has reminded us to register on their website to receive Emergency CodeRed Notifications through their phone contact system. If you have not registered your Sheep Creek address, please go to their website, San Luis Valley E-911 Telephone Authority, and click on the CodeRed tab. You will need to create an account with your name, address, cell phone and land line numbers. If you have previously registered, make sure that your contact information is still up to date so that in case of fire emergency, etc, you will receive notifications.
April 30, 2013
The Rental Amendment and the Conejos County Waiver of Authority have been uploaded to the Governance Page of the website for membership review.
April 28, 2013
The Scholarship Committee is receiving donated items for the upcoming raffle that will be held at our Annual Meeting August 3rd, 2013. A new forum has been created in the Members Area where all of the items will be listed and displayed with photos (if available). Carolyn Koozer is donating one of her beautiful handmade quilts that she is now in the process of completing, and shared photos of a few of the quilt blocks. You can view the raffle items as they become available in the Members Forum "Scholarship Raffle Items". Please log-in to the Members Area to view. If you would also like to donate an item, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chairman, Vicki Bader.
April 25, 2013
The proposed Rental Amendment was approved by a majority vote of association members, with 87% of the membership voting as follows: 53 "Yes" Votes (56%) and 29 "No" Votes (31%). The Rental Amendment (with ballots) was presented to the Conejos County Land Use Office for County approval as specified in the Sheep Creek Declaration of Covenants, Article XI Section 3. In the opinion of Conejos County, they do not have the legal authority to approve or deny an amendment to the Declaration, and therefore waived authority, or ability conferred by Article XI Section 3 to approve any past, current, or future amendment to the Declaration. The Rental Amendment and the Conejos County Waiver were recorded in Conejos County filings. Both documents will be uploaded to the Governance page of the website for your access when received from the association Secretary.
April 18, 2013
Note From the Scholarship Committee: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Once again you have all proven what kind and generous hearts this community possesses. The checks have been rolling in to help fund the Sheep Creek Ranch Scholarship Fund, which in turn funds the scholarships for the County's three high schools (Antonio, LaJara, & Sanford). Keep in mind the upcoming raffle at the Annual Meeting on August 3rd. Let me know if you have any items to donate. Again, Thank You!......Vicki Bader, Chairperson
April 9, 2013
The website software upgrade is completed, plus additional software extensions that were installed will provide much more security in the future. The Members Area of the website is now accessible, so you may log-in and use as normal. If you have problems with your log-in, please report it to me as soon as possible so that I may assist you.
Unfortunately, the design team encountered problems as they migrated the Message Board in the Members Area. The topics, comments, and replies could not be re-aligned appropriately, so the older forums were archived to our server where they can be accessed for reference, and new member forums were created to replace them. So as you log-in to the Members Area, you will land on a new SCLA Members Forum message board, and we will start fresh with new announcements, notifications, and discussions.
Please utilize the forums....they are entirely for the use of the membership for communication purposes. Let's use them in a good way with friendly membership discussion to solve association issues, plus as a place to fellowship with our neighbors. If you have not registered on the website, please do so through the SCLA Member Log-In at the bottom left of this page. Again, if you have any problems with the website, please contact me as soon as possible through the following email: SCLA Webmaster
A warm welcome is extended to our newest members, Thomas and Merel Marschall, who are the new owners of the Goodarts' former home. Tom and Merel are from Pagosa Springs, and they plan to spend a good deal of time at their new home in Sheep Creek. Tom is an avid fisherman, and Merel is an author/artist. Welcome to our neighborhood, Tom and Merel!!
Here are two photos for you to enjoy provided by members, Rob and Barb Forrest. Entitled, "The Fisherman!"
February 10, 2013
We are working to solve the technical errors on the website in which pages are redirected after a short interval. Please be patient as we update the software and remedy the problem.
February 8, 2013
Lot 44 has been added to the members property for sale page on the website. See details here: Members Property For Sale.
January 24, 2013
Please remember to return your ballot and vote regarding the Rental Amendment issue if you have not done so. Membership input, as well as Board of Directors input regarding the Rental Amendment, may be found in the Members Area of the website. If you are not registered for the Members Area, please contact me at this link for registration information: Webmaster Email
Sorry for the inconvenience if you tried to access the website yesterday, and had difficulities. A technical error occurred but our host server has addressed the problem for now. We will soon be updating the software that runs the website so that it does not happen again. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
January 24, 2013 New Construction Project
Construction of a new home is underway for owners of Lot 53A, Neal and Kathy Lummus. Beautiful project designed by Randy Thorne. Building construction and project management by local contractor, Bart Crawford of Crawford Construction.
January 23, 2013
The Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn in the Sheep Creek area, burning the piles of dead wood across the highway from our entrance.
Beautiful winter photos of the area provided by Neal and Kathy Lummus. Hope you enjoy!
Merry Christmas Sheep Creek!
Hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. In the same spirit of togetherness, we want to continue the celebration into New Years. Vicki Bader and Mary Thorne are co-hosting a New Year's Eve party at the Thornes' cabin. Everyone in Sheep Creek is invited....party to begin around 6:00pm. Please bring a dish to share and come party with us!
12/10/12 Ballot Reminder!
If you have not returned your ballot regarding the proposed Rental Amendment, please do so at your earliest convenience.
11/15/12 Final Letter from Board of Directors regarding Rental Amendment
A letter from the Board along with a copy of the revised Rental Amendment has been posted on the Message Board in the Members Section of the Website, and a copy of the letter and the Rental Amendment has been uploaded to the Minutes Archive files. Also, the Board's letter was posted via mass email to each member of the association this evening. If you did not receive the email, please check your email address that is on file with the association. Please keep it updated and notify the webmaster of any changes to your email address.
11/6/12 Response from Board of Directors
A response from the Board has been posted on the Message Board in the Members Section regarding the Rental Amendment discussion.
11/6/12 SCLA Board of Directors Meeting (Minutes have been posted in the Members Section)
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday 11-6-12 at 4:45pm MT (5:45pm CT). Members may access the meeting by dialing 866-212-0875, passcode: 1121818#.
11/2/12 Proposed Rental Amendment-Final Revision
Revised as per members feedback, the final revision of the proposed Rental Amendment can be viewed in the Members Section of the website on the Message Board, or can be downloaded from the Minutes Archive.
10/26/12 Proposed Rental Amendment-(additional revision)
Due to members feedback, an additional revision of the proposed Rental Amendment can be viewed in the Members Section of the website on the Message Board, or in the Minutes Archive.
10/21/12 Proposed Rental Amendment Information
The Board of Directors has provided a compilation of questions/comments from the membership, along with their corresponding responses, regarding the proposed Rental Amendment. You may access that document in the Members Section of the Website in the "Minutes Archive", or on the Message Board. Also, a revised copy of the proposed Rental Amendment has also been uploaded for your access in the "Minutes Archive" of the Members Section, or it can be accessed on the Message Board as well. The BOD will be sending out a ballot via postal mail regarding this issue in one week for membership vote, and they recommend that you vote to approved this amendment so that our Covenants are clearly defined regarding rentals. As always, the Board is glad to answer any further questions or address your concerns regarding this issue.
10/21/12 Board of Directors Meeting (Minutes have been posted in the Members Section)
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Sunday evening, October 21st at 6:30pm MDT (7:30pm CDT). Members may access the meeting by dialing 866-212-0875. Passcode: 1121818#
10/12/12 Water System Update
Final tests this week have shown that the bacteria in our water system is gone. All homeowners, please remember to turn on all of your faucets and showerheads when returning next time to your cabin, and let them run 10 minutes which will drain all of the existing water.
10/8/12 Water System Update from Randy Thorne
Our water system is now super chlorinated to kill the bacteria. We will continue testing the system to make sure the bacteria is gone. As homeowners return to their cabins, run all the faucets and tub/showers for 5 minutes to empty all untreated water from the tap into the house and draw in the treated water from the main line. The chlorine should start to dissipate over time and can be used as bathing water and eventually drinking water as normal as the chlorine taste (if any) dissipates. But for now, still assume to bring your own drinking water....boil cooking water, etc. Thanks for your patience as we go forward.
10/5/12 Water System Update
Mike Ruybal has started treating our water system to kill the bacteria. Homeowners who are in Sheep Creek this weekend may still use the water for showering and bathing, but please remember to boil the water before using it for cooking, and continue to drink bottled water for now. Mike has treated the wellhead casing, and will be circulating heavy chlorine through the system late this weekend. Homeowners are asked to wait until Monday, and if still in Sheep Creek, then open all faucets and showerheads in your home and let the water run until you smell chlorine. Early next week, Randy Thorne and Mike Ruybal will conduct more testing to determine if the bacteria is gone, and if successful, a significant amount of water will be drained so that the tanks can be filled with good water again. More information about the water system will be released after all issues are known.
10/1/12 Water System Notification
Homeowners in Sheep Creek: Until further notification, please do not drink the tap water in Sheep Creek. Our water contractor, Mike Ruybal, has reported that some bacteria was shown during testing and he is working to isolate and fix the problem. So until further notice, please drink bottled water as a precaution. You can cook with tap water if it is boiled first. And you can certainly shower and bathe with it. We will keep you posted as to the process and time line needed to fix the problem. But until the problem is solved, do not drink Sheep Creek tap water.
9/30/12 Great Bear Photo by Bob Newcomer