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This Week's Mountain Living
July 23rd-July 30th

  • This critter picture isn't quite the size of our bruins that grace the July 5-13 Mountain Living part of the web site. Thought folks might enjoy a shot of the Weidemeyer's or Western Admiral butterfly. We have some hanging around the cow parsley at our front deck over at 502 Snowshoe Ln. The bee didn't pose as good as did the butterfly. The Admiral appears to have an injury on the right, rear wing but that is the way I know it is the same one and it doesn't seem to bother it. Enjoy! Val & Karla Taylor


This hail storm on the south side of Arrowhead last week, stripped the flower blooms off plants. It took about 25 minutes to turn the ground white!

  • Special Notice (as of August 13th on this website). The Colorado State Forest Service grant money for property owners working on their defensible space has
    ran out of grant money. If this becomes available again in the future, we will let property owners know.
  • Lots of rain now at Arrowhead, but the storms have been causing havoc for internet connections. The down pour Saturday night hit during the dinner hour and had people grilling or cooking outdoors scrambling for cover.


Photo by Cheri Ratliff

  • Meet Arrowhead's Security team! Left to Right: Leonard Wasilewski, Eric Johnson, Joanie Aufduheide, Reinie Masanetz (Security Manager) and Michael Goddard.



Jim and Pat’s bear visit on 721 Balsam… Photo by Jim Busselle


Photo by Jim Busselle

It seems that this might be the year of the “Bear” at Arrowhead!

  • Look for “Living with Wildlife in Bear Country” from the Colorado Division of Wildlife in the upcoming Smoke Signals issue.

What to do if you live in Bear Country...

Info from the Colorado Division of Wildlife

If you choose to live, or have a summer home, in bear country, make sure you don’t contribute to resident bears becoming “garbage” bears. Most conflicts between bears and people are linked to careless handling of food or garbage. Don’t let your carelessness cause the unnecessary death of a bear or result in human injury or death. Learn to live responsibly with wildlife!

Black bears eat almost anything. They will eat human food, garbage, hummingbird food, and pet and livestock food when available. Once a bear has found the easily accessible, consistent food source that human settlements can offer, it may overcome its wariness of people and visit regularly, increasing the chance of a human/bear encounter. You and your neighbors can make a difference. Your actions may prevent the unnecessary death of a bear!

If you have pets, do not store their food or feed them outside. Clean your BBQ grill of grease and store inside. Hang bird seed, suet and hummingbird feeders on a high wire between trees instead of on your deck or porch. Bring all bird feeders in at night. Do not put fruit, melon rinds and other food items in mulch or compost piles.

Most bears sighted in residential areas within bear habitat do not cause any damage. If a bear doesn’t find abundant food, it will move on.

*If you have a large game sighting and would like to report it, Stella Martin is keeping a record (862-8442

Mountain Living & Photo Update Archive

Please contact Cheri Ratliff if you have current information, that would be of interest to Arrowhead property owners. Sample: 1st bear sighting, road conditions, community happenings, Happy Birthday, etc.