Saturday, December 25, 2010


Happy Holidays from Iris and Dave.

Friday, December 24, 2010


The two Sweetwater Lake Swans were frozen in at the north end of Sweetwater on December 13th. They kept a hole approximately 3 feet in diameter open until Saturday, December 18th. On the 18th they made a break for open water walking across the snow covered ice for about 500 feet to open water where they are now residing. They are very people oriented. When I launched my kayak on December 24th for a ride they made a "beeline" for me circling the boat several times.


A third swan has taken up residence at Sweetwater Lake. I noticed it the other day at the beach thinking it was one of the pair that usually stay at the north end. Today, while out on the lake I saw the pair at the north end and then came upon the single at the beach. This one is not people oriented like the other pair and it can fly.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Trapper Gary Smith stated that he started earlier due to the cold spell we've been having. Because Cordry and Sweetwater are such deep lakes, they are the last to freeze over. Neighboring lakes like Lamb are already skimmed over completely with ice. Gary has taken 218 muskrats and a pair of beaver from Sweetwater Lake this fall. He is finished with Sweetwater and has just a little more to complete on Cordry.


The CSCD let a trapping contract this fall to Gary Smith. Gary has trapped both Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes over the past few years. Gary is pictured taking his boat out on the evening of December 15th. He had to break away 10' of ice to launch today.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The new Cell Phone Tower for the Cordry Sweetwater Lakes area is up and completed. Wiring, fencing, and final "hook ups" still need to be done. Actual date for activation has not been released. I personally worried about the physical appearance of the structure but now that it's up, I don't think it's as noticable as the nearby water tower. It does have a flashing beacon at the top.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Brian Lucas, Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's Association clubhouse manager, has been hard at work "updating" the interior of the clubhouse. New blinds replace the curtains and new light colored paint give the interior a fresh lighter atmosphere. The clubhouse can be reserved for parties, receptions, reunions, etc. Call Brian at 933-2372.