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Feb, 16 - Work on Stagecoach Washout
Today, Willis LeJeune volunteered and was trained to drive the DMPOA dump truck.  Julian, Ray and Willis worked hauling numerous loads of material and working the
Stagecoach washout.  Julian, a DMR VFD volunteer firefighter, was subsequently called out to stand-by at the DMR VFD because of a fire near Crows Nest.  Luckily the fire
was put out without the DMR VFD being fully deployed.
Feb. 28 - Low Meadow
Low Meadow was being worked this past week until we had equipment failure. The tilt rod for the blade on the maintainer has broken and we have lost the bolt(s) that retains the articulation pin. Those parts have been
ordered and repairs will commence upon receipt of parts.  Also,  Low Meadow was watered on the lower part and somewhat packed in an effort to stabilize the loosened roadbed...the steepness makes watering and
packing more difficult but equally worthwhile...
May 5th - Update  
The last several days has seen Ray repairing High Meadow Trail. Many loads of material have been delivered, watered and packed to make the road as passable as
possible.   Today the cattle guard at the resort entrance was repaired yet again. Fill dirt was added on the downhill side in an attempt to prevent another failure.
Those with heavy loads and those in a hurry, please slow down!  We will continue work on the John Deere tractor with the installation of a loader bucket and rear
blade to enable this machine to do multiple jobs.
The parts to resurrect the John Deere tractor have been installed. The loader bucket is working as well as the rear blade assembly. Raymond has familiarized
himself w/ the controls and you will be seeing this machine participating in road work
Sifting Screen Finished!   
Raymond and Julian built a sifting screen made out of 2" spacing with 1/2" rebar.  Each 90 degree cross is welded on both sides of the rebar.  The screen  contains appx. 7,500
welds.  It separates fine material, found in our creeks and in the upper duck pond, from course material that has no use as road material.  Using the screen, the guys can
separate the finished material and deliver it in full truckloads.  Upon delivery of the finished material at any given site, Ray will not have to spend a lot of time moving rocks off the
road because the rock will already have been removed.  This will save us time and money. The screen is set up on a 45 degree slope.  It is portable and will have hooks welded
on it to allow it to be picked up and moved using the backhoe.  The finished screen produced excellent road material.  The backhoe and the John Deere tractor can both be
utilized in sorting the material.  A lot of hard work.  Good job guys!
Backhoe Update
Several weeks ago there was a hydraulic failure with the backhoe. Upon examination, the coupler for the hydraulic pump had stripped out, probably as the result of age.  New parts were installed and it's back to running.  
Sifting Screen at Work!  
Raymond has been working on sifting material at the upper Duck Pond.  A great amount of material has been created.  
The screen is doing exactly what is was meant to do.  Moral of the story? You make it right and it will work! Thanks for all the hard work Ray and Julian!
Rainy Day Roads!
All the rain we have been getting is creating problems with our roads.  People who have lived in the DMR for several years know that lots of rain causes problems, no question about it.  
When the rains stop, the roads will be repaired.  It's a small trade off for living in the mountains rather than in the city.
Feb 9-14, 2017 -  Raymond and Ray were busy!  For those who didn't see it, take a drive over to Church Hill, south of the Community Center.  Most
of us have never seen it look so good!  Today they were working on the Ranch Road.  We're very luck to have two great guys working our roads.  
Thanks guys!
DMR Roads and Road Crew

Our Road Crew consists of full-time maintenance operator Darell Fellers and permanent part time maintenance operator Ray
Queen. The two are a great combination and have been doing a terrific job.  We also have several volunteers who help out
when needed. Anyone wishing to donate some time to help with the Road Crew, contact Road Committee Chairman Janette
                                                        CULVERTS DONATED

Big thanks to Glenn Bohnenberger for donating culverts to the DMPOA. This is the first load. One more coming soon.  This will
help us a lot.

Janette Winters - Road Committee Chairman