Update From the Board

This is an update from your Cold Springs Property Owners Association Board of
Directors. Last September we decided to have the 2009 Annual membership/Community meeting over the July 4th weekend. Following our May 15, 2009 Board of Directors meeting, we have decided to forego a July 4 event and instead concentrate on the usual Labor Day meeting (Sept 5th) at the Pinecrest Community Center. Details will follow in the August newsletter.

The Board of Directors has also approved a one time change to the 2010 annual dues. For members of good standing in 2009 there will be no 2010 dues assessed. New members wishing to join the Association for 2010 are asked to pay the $20/yr (improved parcel) or $10/yr (unimproved) dues. Existing funds in the Association will be used to fund the CSPOA website, membership drive, periodic mailings and insurance.

The mission of the Association is to represent and promote the highest interests of
property owners and to provide property owners the information they need to
responsibly use, preserve and protect the quality of life that is the essence of Cold
Springs and our common interest in it.

Some possible future issues affecting all Cold Springs residents for which we may need representation are:

  • Insurance (renewed focus by insurance companies following the CS fire spring 2008)
  • Possible development or division of the Wainright property.
  • Water supply
  • Roads, snow plowing
  • Other?

Let us know if you have any comments. You may write CSPOA at 29310 Shasta Dr., Cold Springs CA 95334 or contact us thru the CSPOA website.

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Photos by Jason Reed

Here is a collection of photos taken in the high country throughout the seasons.

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Remembering Cold Springs In the 60s

Submitted by Phil and Lorna Naugle, August 2007.

My father built the cabin at lot 225 on Modoc — sorry, I don’t know the street address. Here’s some history which may be new.

As a young girl in the 60’s, my parents befriended a PG&E employee by the name of Mr. Sardella (spell?) who would tell us of stories of when he was a boy. Our lot was once part of his family’s sheep farm. In fact, when my parents, Bruno & Edith Weiser, purchased the lot for $2,000 in 1960, it was an unsightly plot with barb wire, sheep bones, and broken cups. I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to purchase that piece of property, but my father did. We were visiting friends who had a plot adjacent to this one, Zep and Imgard Maier. They wanted the fallen trees that shared the border between the lots for firewood. Although the young men worked all day to move the logs, they were unsuccessful and at that point my father decided to start a new journey and purchased our lot.

As children, there is a path that winds behind our cabin which we would hike all the way to the “boy scout camp”. Remnants of this path remain, although newer areas of Cold Springs have chopped this trail and it is now almost overgrown. Mr. Sardella mentioned his mother would tell him to go to the river and look for gold. They remember returning with gold pieces to help purchase food. This may have been during the depression, although I am not sure.

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