Scholarship Recipients – Thank you letter

Sheep Creek Land Owners Scholarship Recipients were recently published in two local newspapers, the Conejos County Citizen and the Valley Courier (see article from Conejos Co Citizen) Scholarship-Recipients.jpg (577 downloads) Three Conejos County students were awarded $1500 each from the SCLA Scholarship Fund.  Thanks to the generous donations of our Conejos Canyon Friends and Sheep Creek Land Owners, and of course, Chris Collins and the Boulder Canyon Band for putting on an incredible concert.  We could not have provided these scholarships without everyone’s help and contributions.

We also received a very appreciative thank you letter from the South Conejos School District for the contributions of back packs and school supplies at the beginning of this school year. Letter-from-So-Conejos-School.pdf (790 downloads)

Thank you to all those who have donated to these great and worthwhile opportunities!!!

 

June 5, 2016

BOD Meeting-The Board of Directors have scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. MDT. SCLA members are welcome to call in for the meeting. Any topics for discussion should be forwarded to Vicki Bader to be included on the agenda. Call in number 1-866-398-2885; Passcode 687701.

Topics for discussion during this meeting:

Sheep Creek Budget and Financials
Road maintenance projects
Water system maintenance projects
Pond project
Postal box expansion
Willow dump announcement
Fire abatement project schedule
Annual meeting changes
Request for scholarship auction item contributions
Request for volunteers for committees
Member forum

May 30, 2016

WEBSITE 

We have had some issues with the website being hacked again which has created the website to ‘go offline’ at times. We will begin the process of upgrading to a more secure server. We ask for your patience when the website is down. Thank you.

MAIL BOX AVAILABILITY

Our mail boxes are all assigned. We have requests for mailboxes that we can not fill at present.  We are studying the option of adding additional boxes in another installation next to the present one at our entrance. If you wish to sign up for a mailbox, please send your name to our Secretary, Vicki Bader, v.bader@comcast.net

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD AND ARC
There are vacancies available for volunteer positions on this year’s ballot. These are interesting, easy jobs that help create a better neighborhood. Any member may volunteer themselves or another consenting member for the ballot. These positions provide an opportunity to participate in managing our subdivision. We invite all members to volunteer.
The ballots mail out one month prior to our annual meeting on August 6.  Please send your suggestions to our Secretary, Vicki Bader, at v.bader@comcast.net

March 1, 2016

The BOD meeting scheduled for 3-8-16 has been moved to 3-15-16 in order for one of our board members to attend a Forest Planning meeting and report his findings.  

BOD Meeting-The Board of Directors have scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. MDT.  SCLA members are welcome to call in for the meeting. Any topics for discussion should be forwarded to Vicki Bader to be included on the agenda. Call in number 1-866-398-2885; Passcode 687701. 

January 31, 2016

Scholarship End of Year Report for 2015 is now posted under the minutes archive. 

Want to keep up with the weather here in Sheep Creek and other locations?  Try downloading “Storm by Weather Underground”. It is available for iPad and iPhones. I believe there is an app comparable for Android phones. This weather app has many layers you can see such as temp & wind speed, snow cover, radar, forecast, lightning, watches and warning and so much more. You can add weather stations as an overlay so you can easily click on Sheep Creeks Weather station and see what’s going on real time. You can also add several locations so you can always be up to date here, where your permanent residence is or other locations. Keep in mind when we have inclement weather, our Internet tends to have issues so be patient and check back periodically if the camera or weather station is down.

January 18, 2016

BOD Meeting-The Board of Directors have scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. MDT.  SCLA members are welcome to call in for the meeting. Any topics for discussion should be forwarded to Vicki Bader to be included on the agenda. Call in number 1-866-398-2885; Passcode 687701. 

REMINDER: When putting boxes in the trash they must be broken down and placed up against the inside wall of the building. Thank you.

October 25, 2015

BOD Meeting-The Board of Directors have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. MDT.  SCLA members are welcome to call in for the meeting. Any topics for discussion should be forwarded to Vicki Bader to be included on the agenda. Call in number 1-866-398-2885; Passcode 687701.

Message from our President Clint Crowe: 

Century Link has received a $500 million grant from the FCC to improve internet speed to their customers IN RURAL AREAS.

If you want to impact the decision to include your service area in this upgrade, please fill out the form on this link and hit “send”. It will be processed at Century Link corporate and will join other neighbors on a list of subscribers that want better internet service.
After 90 minutes on the phone, the service supervisor finally shared this form with me and suggested wording to use:
 
You may copy this wording or use your own, of course:
“We would like to speed up the escalation process to fix our bandwith exhaust issue. We live in a rural area with slow internet service from Century Link.  Please consider improving our infrastructure and our internet speed.”
We hope this will get results.  Thank you for joining this effort.  Please pass this information along to others you know living here in the Conejos Canyon, Fox Creek, Horca, and Mogote areas.  The more email forms Century Link receives from us, the better chance of getting improvements.
From the Webmaster:  On another note, for those of you who enjoy seeing the camera and keeping updated with the weather here in Sheep Creek, it would benefit you to also complete this form.  If you’ve kept up lately with the weather station you will notice either the internet is down, or the upload speed is so slow that the picture does not come up properly.  This is very frustrating and I’ve called Century Link numerous times.  They sent me a new modem, they’ve had me do numerous ‘fixes’ but still not to the satisfaction we need to keep this up.  Please take 5-7 minutes to complete this form regardless if you are here full time, only visit you lot annually, or stay here seasonally.  This effects us all.  Thank you! 

August 15, 2015

Annual Meeting Minutes and Financial Statements are now up and posted under Minutes Archive.  Thank you to the SCLA Board of Directors and all the volunteers for a great 2015 SCLA Annual Meeting.  And of course, a big Thank You to Chris Collins and part of his band for an incredible concert held at the San Juan Mountain Church.  We had a great crowd, a lot of fun and raised money, all for a good cause.  If you missed it be sure to make plans to attend next year, always held the first Saturday of August.  (8/6/2016) Thank you again everyone for your support!!