Tuesday, March 29, 2016


A significant sign that summer is not too far away is the arrival of the Martins. Several Martins were dive-bombing this Martin house located near the Sweetwater gas pump dock.


I've been out on the lake several times in the past week and noticed Loons on the lake. Got a picture of Mr. Loon (or Mrs.) in the north end of Sweetwater Lake today.

Saturday, March 26, 2016


The first Anbler's Club tournament of 2016 was held today, March 26th. Pictured is Andy Compton who had several Bass in his live well. The warm and sunny day brought out several boats and some water skiers. Happy Easter to all.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


The Nature Trails across from Sweetwater Beach are open for your enjoyment. The CSCD crew has cut fallen trees in needed places so that all the trails are hikable. Josh Hawley and his crew have also marked a preliminary trail that would connect Sweetwater and Cordry by trails. This new trail is at the end of trail number 5. It is marked with red flags and has not been cleared or made hikable for the average hiker! I personally did hike it and it was very challenging. (I accused Josh of being a mountain goat!)As time and funds permit, this will be a great addition to the nature trail system.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


On Tuesday, March 22nd, a local resident missed the turn at Sweetwater Realty. The Toyota kept going straight at the Sweetwater Realty storage shed, went over the bank and flipped upside down coming to rest against the utility pole and the propane gas tank. The driver simply fell asleep at the wheel! No injuries thank goodness. I wonder if he had to change pants?!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Pictured is Josh at the Conservancy office unloading the new street blower. This piece of machinery will be used to blow the winter sand off the streets plus blowing sticks and leaves out of ditches and culverts.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


What a way to spend the 73 degree day today. A backpack with lunch, a fishing pole, a hammock, and a good book!

Friday, March 4, 2016


The CSLOA Chili Cook Off was a smashing success. It was a full house for the approximately 20 entries and 6 judges to decide who made the best chili. In the end, prizes were given for three categories. Jason Gatewood/Sweetwater Realty won the "spicy" division, Chet Taylor won the "non-traditional" category and Dave Moebs won the "traditional" award. Thanks to all the CSLOA Officers and helpers for sponsoring this event.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


I attended the March 3rd Ecology Commission meeting and came away impressed by the businesslike manner in which the meeting was held. The focus for much of the meeting was the formation of a "mission statement" for a future 5 year plan and a coming budget deadline for 2017.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


The "first edition" of the Cordry Sweetwater Lakes History is in print and available at Sweetwater Realty. The cost of $5.00 per booklet is to cover the printing expenses. Any excess funds will be donated to the fire works fund. Stop in and pick up your copy soon!