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                                                                            QUILL
                                                                              RANCH
                                                                               R ANCHING A N D OUTDOOR RECREATION
        GQR CORPORATION                                                   GQR NEWS                        Service which prohibits the spring
                                                                                                          water from being used as a domestic
BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              PRESIDENT                                 water supply. We also have a new
Member, Term Ends ....................... Phone                   Improvements at the Ginger Quill        fence along the river, just to the west
George Hass, 94 ........................ 482-0978               are continuing. Reconstruction of the
Graham Kemp, 92 ..................... 493-8025                                                            of the road. This fence should keep
                                                                north spring is complete. The work        out all the cattle from the national
Dennis Knudson, 95 .................. 482-0812                  included a new collection field and a
Sterling Myers, 96 ..................... 532-2922                                                         forest which have invaded the Ginger
                                                                gravity flow pipe to a stock watering     Quill the past few years. Those of
Fred Smith, 93 ........................... 484-4326
                                                                tank at a more usable location. The       you who have stayed in the big house
SECRETARY/TREASURER                                             improvements increase the water flow
Marie Massey ............................ 223-5725                                                        this summer have noticed the bottled
                                                                and allow us to make much better use      water supply which is a big improve-
2707 Aberdeen Court
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525                                    of the north pasture for grazing          ment in the drinking water.
                                                                purposes. This project was a cost
MANAGER                                                                                                     Please remember the shareholders
                                                                share with the Soil Conservation          meeting on Saturday, September 12th.
Al and Julie White ..................... 723-8448
P.O. Box 12
Cowdrey, Colorado 80434
                                                                          PROPOSAL FOR A GQR BY-LAWS REVISION
                   CALENDAR                                       ARTICLE II, SECTION 7: PROXY AND VOTING:
Work Weekends ..................... 8-9 Aug 92
Newsletter deadline .................. 15 Feb 93
                                                                                                     EXISTING
Newsletter distribution .............. 1 Mar 93                   Stockholders of record may vote at any meeting either in person or by
Shareholders Meeting ............... 12 Sep 92                    proxy in writing, which shall be filed with the Secretary for the meeting
Shareholders Meeting ............... 11 Sep 93                    before being voted, such proxies shall entitle the holders thereof to vote at
                                                                  any adjournment of such meeting, but shall not be valid after the final
                                                                  adjournment thereof. No proxy shall be valid after the expiration of
               IN THIS ISSUE                                      eleven months from the date of its execution unless the stockholder
President ................................................. 1     executing it shall have specified therein the length of time it is to continue
Manager .................................................. 2
                                                                  in force, which shall be for some limited period. Each stockholder, except
     Sucker Control ................................ 2
Capital Projects ....................................... 2        as hereinafter otherwise provided, shall be entitled to one vote for each
     Capital Improvements Committee .. 2                          share held by him.
Financial Report ..................................... 4                                        PROPOSED CHANGE
Shares For Sale ....................................... 4         Stockholders of record may vote at any meeting either in person or by
Wil Downs Trust .................................... 4            proxy in writing which shall be filed with the Secretary for the meeting
     The Process ..................................... 4          before being voted. The proxies shall direct how that share is to be voted
     Meet Joie Shuler ............................. 5             for election of members to the Board of Directors and any other issues
     Joie's Application Essay ................. 5                 specified by the board in at least twenty days in advance of the meeting
Members ................................................. 5
                                                                  that are to be voted upon by the stockholders. Other matters may be voted
     Bates ............................................... 5
     Ogdens ............................................ 5        at the discretion of the holder of the proxy. The holders of the proxies
Miscellaneous ......................................... 5         may vote the proxy at any adjournment of the meeting unless the proxy is
     92 Assessments ............................... 5             revoked in writing. No proxy shall be valid after the expiration of eleven
     Guests ............................................. 6       months from the date of its execution unless the stockholder executing it
     Hunting on the Fugate Ranch ......... 6                      shall have specified therein the length of time it is to continue in force,
     Nominations ................................... 6            which shall be for some limited period. Each stockholder, except as
     Walden Pool ................................... 6            hereinafter otherwise provided, shall be entitled to one vote for each share
     Jackson County Star ....................... 6                held by him.
Last Words ............................................. 6
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                                             Most fish biologists feel that            enough time to grow large.
                                          suckers must be periodically elimi-             I don't know why, but trout are
                                          nated to maintain a productive trout         rarely caught in the trap. In the that
                                          fishery. They do this by killing all the     event, the trout is returned to the lake
                                          fish with rotenone. Rather than use          unharmed. Suckers are usually
                                          chemicals, we have adopted a cultural        trapped during the night and not
                                          control strategy. For example, we            during the day. Again, I have no
                                          drained the lake last September 1990,        explanation for this observation. It
                                          it was then restocked in November            seems that more suckers are caught
                                          1990 with 4,500 3 to 5 inch trout of         when I check the trap every other day
                                          several types at a cost of $2,000.           as opposed to daily trap checks. In
                                          These trout are now about 14 to 15           other words, I may average 10
                                          inches long, but the lake already has a      suckers with daily inspection and 25
                                          large sucker population again.               to 40 suckers with inspections
                                             Some biologist feel that it may be        scheduled every other day. On
                                          possible to control sucker populations       occasions where nothing is trapped, it
                                          in small lakes at reasonable levels by       is usually due to the fact that someone
                                          trapping. For the past two summers, I        or something has disturbed the trap.
                                          have tried to maintain a sucker trap.        It must be placed exactly right, or it
Some of the items we will be discuss-     If the trap is not disturbed, an average     does not work! Please identify the
ing are the status of the vermiculite     of 10 suckers may be caught each day         trap and leave it alone. The trap is
claim, the long range improvement         when the lake is free of ice. This           attached to a yellow rope with a white
plan, the water supply for the com-       approach results in roughly 1,500            gallon plastic jug tied to the end. It is
pound, and changes to the by-laws.        suckers eliminated per year. These           usually set on the road crossing of the
  The by-laws provide that the Board      suckers are mostly killed and returned       lake. If you would a demonstration,
of Directors can make (with some          to the lake to recycle nutrients. A          please contact me.
exceptions) changes in the by-laws.       few, however, are left on the dike for                                       Al White
One of the changes it proposes to         crows, gulls, bald eagles, and other         CAPITAL PROJECTS
make, which was discussed at the          birds. The suckers now average about         THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
1991 shareholders meeting, is the         a half pound each for a total of 750         COMMITTEE PRESENTS A DRAFT LONG
proxy system. Presently, proxies are      pounds of suckers recycled annually.         RANGE PLAN FOR COMPOUND
signed in blank with no direction as to   In theory, this leaves space in the lake     IMPROVEMENT
how the holder of the proxy is            for 750 pounds of fish. We are                 The capital improvements commit-
directed to vote. The intended change     hopeful that part of which will be           tee members are Fred Smith, Louis
would include instructions on how to      trout. It costs nothing to operate the       Ogden and Betty Stewart. The
vote for new board members and            trap as I maintain it when I happen to       committee met at the ranch on June 7,
other issues which are anticipated to     be driving by on other ranch business.       1992 along with Al and Julie White.
come before the shareholders. Please                                                     The committee developed this first
see box on page 1 for the existing by-                                                 draft of a capital improvement plan
law and the proposed change.                  Rather than use                          for the compound area. The plan has
                        George H. Hass                                                 two components, 1) the long range
MANAGER                                      chemicals, we have                        (twenty five year) plan and 2) the
SUCKER CONTROL                            adopted a cultural control                   short range plan for this year. The
   Any lake will support just so many             strategy.                            short range plan for this year will be
pounds of fish. This may be called its                                                 updated each subsequent year with a
carrying capacity. It does not matter                                                  new short term plan and work will
much what species. In the case of the                                                  proceed each year according to these
ponds at GQR, there is competition        If this cultural control strategy fails to   plans and according to the budget of
for space between suckers and trout.      decimate the sucker population, we           $3,500 per year. The short term plans
Since suckers are better adapted to       will probably need to draw down the          are intended to take us toward the
North Park (being native fish, more       lake again in 1994. If it works, we          goals of the long range plan. The
aggressive foragers, able to reproduce    may be able to delay draining the lake       outline of the plans follow:
in abundance, and caught rarely by        for a year or two. Better yet, if it         Long Range Plan
anglers), they take over a pond           works well then we might not have to           It is the opinion of the committee
rapidly. This happens every 4-5 years     drain the lake at all. This would save       that the big house is in reasonably
at GQR.                                   money in restocking fees and it will         solid condition and that, as a useful
                                          also mean that a few trout may get
August 1992                                                                                                                    3
structure, it will last for at least       compound facilities with the follow-        good condition through regular
twenty five years if kept in good          ing findings: There is no septic tank       repainting in current colors to keep
repair. The proposed plan is to make       for the big house, rather, it is served     the North Park ranch house traditional
repairs as needed and keep the big         only by a cesspool which is covered         appearance. The roof of the big house
house in good repair for the twenty-       by a very poor cover. There is a            is in good shape for about 15 years.
five year future.                          septic tank system for the bath house,      Several beds in the compound need to
   The cabins are in varying states of     but the size, design and performance        be replaced.
condition ranging from structurally        of it is in question. The well water in        The shareholders authorized the
good to structurally poor. The             the big house tastes like rusty nails (or   expenditure of $3,500 per year toward
proposed long range plan calls for         perhaps something worse). There is          capital improvement in the com-
building a new cabin each five years       significant need for repair and             pound. The committee has set
or so and after each new cabin is in       replacement of ceiling materials in         priorities for this summer and intends
place, tear down the least good of the     several locations in the big house.         to establish a short term plan each
original cabins. Some of the original      Many windows in the big house are           year until the major repairs in the
cabins are in solid enough condition       badly rotted or in other ways in            compound are completed. Then the
to not require replacement in the          disrepair. Many of the windows in           committee will move on to the
twenty five year future. New cabins        the big house and the cabins do not         proposed cabin replacement plans.
would have                                                                                                          For this
drinking water                                                                                                summer the
supplied from a                                                                                               priority activities
good quality                                                                                                  are:
central well in or                                                                                                  Water
near the com-                                                                                                 project. Bottled
pound. There                                                                                                  water has been
would be a bath-                                                                                              placed in three
house structure to                                                                                            locations in the
provide bathing                                                                                               compound. Jugs
and clothes                                                                                                   of water will be
washing in the                                                                                                kept on hand to
compound as is                                                                                                meet the
now the case.                                                                                                 demand. The
The picnic shelter                                                                                            bottled water is
on the site of the                                                                                            being supplied
old ice house will                                                                                            by Corkle’s
also be built in                                                                                              market in
the next five                                                                                                 Walden. Water
years. This                                                                                                   samples of the
shelter is to have                                                                                            big house well
on it a plaque that                                                                                           have been taken
commemorates the site of the old ice       open properly and do not have               and sent off for chemical analysis for
house in an appropriate way.               screens. Several doors in the cabins        minerals. Once the analysis is done,
   Over twenty-five years we will          and the big house do not work               alternative solutions to the water taste
have built up to five new cabins and       properly and do not have screens.           problem will be examined. As long
the ice house picnic shelter according     Several of the beds in the cabins and       as cost and other factors are accept-
to this plan. We would have the new        big house are poor and/or do not have       able, a suitable alternative will be
and the remaining original cabins to       mattresses. The foundation of the big       selected and implemented to provide
use along with the big house. It might     house needs attention. In several           good quality well water at the
be necessary at that time to replace       places, new floor covering is needed        compound in enough quantity to serve
the big house. This will depend on its     in the big house. Painting is needed        the big house, bath house and the
condition at that time. Possibilities at   inside the big house in several rooms,      cabins. Alternatives under consider-
that time include continuing to            but the “rustic” bedroom would not be       ation include, but are not limited to:
maintain the big house if it is in good    painted or otherwise upgraded except        Pipe water from the north spring; pipe
enough condition; tear it down and         for repairing the windows. The water        water from the hilltop well; modify
rely on the complex of cabins; or          heater works, but replacement with a        the current well system; drill a new
replace it.                                demand type heater should be                well in a properly selected area
Short Term Plan for 1992                   considered. The exterior paint is in        suitable to provide water to the
   The committee examined the              good condition and should be kept in        compound; pipe water from the
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manager’s house well. At such time       to be considered.                           number of the issues addressed in the
as an acceptable permanent solution         Septic tank project. The committee       compound. The committee appreci-
to the water taste problem is imple-     has determined that a septic tank and       ated having this input and seeks as
mented, the bottled water will be        leach field is needed for the big           much additional advice and input
discontinued.                            house. The costs and constraints            from the shareholders as possible as
   Door and screens project. A           concerning installation of a septic         we work on finalizing this plan.
number of doors need repair or           tank will be determined. Options to         Please contact any of the committee
replacement and to have screen doors     be considered will include the fact         members by phone or letter. Your
installed. This project will start this  that the ranch already owns a new and       input will be most helpful if it is
summer. A carpenter will examine         unused tank which might be suitable         received soon, before the annual
the job on July 20, 1992 with Fred       for use in a septic tank system for the     meeting in September.
Smith to determine what is required      big house. Part of this project will be                                 Fred Smith
and the cost. The work will com-         to assess the septic tank system for        FINANCIAL REPORT
mence shortly thereafter.                the bath house and recommend steps          January 1—June 9, 1992
   Window and screens project. The       to accommodate the need. Part of this       Entry ...................................... Amount
committee selected six windows in        project will be to construct an             Balance Forward ................. $1171.01
the big house to have first priority for inexpensive, but adequately safe            Income ............................. $25,872.19
replacement or repair and screens        cover for the current cesspool. Also,       Expense ............................ $17,181.13
installed where needed. A carpenter      a consideration will be that a larger       Balance .............................. $9,862.07
will examine this job on July 20 with    septic system to serve the entire           SHARES FOR SALE
Fred Smith to determine what is          complex of cabins and the big house         Member .............................. Share Site
required and the cost. The work will     might be desirable.                         Virginia Boyd ................................ 54
commence shortly thereafter.                Bed replacement project. Sterling        Craig Carlson ................................. 38
   Ceiling repair project. This project  Myers is checking on the prices of          Archie Hess ................................... 37
has started with several of the          beds and will purchase about four           Dan Hess ........................................ 19
bedrooms in the big house that need      new beds this year.                         Ray Hess ........................................ 30
ceiling replacement and repair.             In all cases, costs will be contained    Helen Hillenkamp .......................... 14
Sterling Myers is doing the sheet rock as we proceed. Work not done in a             Craig Jobe ...................................... 48
portions of this                                                 given year will     James Poppe .................................. 41
job. The sheet                                                   be carried          Steven Stewart ............................... 43
rock will be                                                     forward to          Al White ........................................ 40
hung but not         The committee seeks input subsequent years
                                                                                     WIL DOWNS TRUST
taped, textured         from the shareholders                    to assure steady
                                                                                        As of 29 May 1992, the balance of
and painted                                                      progress in the
until such time
                         concerning the basic                    directions of the   the trust fund was $3,290.68 of which
as the founda-            structure of the long                  Long Range          $210.02 represents accumulated
tion of the big                                                  plan.               interest. Thanks to all who have
                                range plan.                                          contributed. Although interest rates
house is                                                               The long
examined and                                                     range plan will     have dropped, the earned interest
stabilized                                                       be very costly      permitted a modest award to be made
suitably to avoid settling and cracking because of the proposed capital              to graduating senior, Joie Shuler, on
of the dry wall.                         construction components. The                May 29th.
   Foundation examination project.       committee seeks input from the                 Since the annual award results from
Expert advice will be sought to          shareholders concerning the basic           the earned interest, the principal will
determine the degree of shoring, jack    structure of the long range plan. After     continue to grow. Contributions may
placement or other additions of          receiving input, the committee will         be made to the Wil Downs Trust and
support needed for the big house         appropriately revise the structure of       addressed to the North Park State
foundation. The purpose of any           the long range plan, work further on        Bank, 461 Main Street, Walden,
actions taken will be to stabilize the   details such as long term cost projec-      Colorado 80480. Please enclose a
foundation to assure adequate            tions, long term financing recommen-        letter with your name, address, and
structural performance for the twenty    dations, and will seek corporate            amount of the contribution.
five year future planned for the big     approval of the plan. In the mean-          THE PROCESS
house. An assessment of the founda-      time, the committee will be proceed-           We owe a special thanks to Randy
tion under the bath house will also be   ing with the annual short term plans        Collins, Counselor, and Dr. Harry
undertaken. Fred Smith will seek the     as described.                               Masinton, Superintendent, for kindly
expert advice needed and will make          The committee used as input a letter     organizing the application and setting
recommendations concerning actions       from Seth Bates which dealt with a          up the interviews with the applicants.
August 1992                                                                                                                        5
Dan Kaup, School Board President           world. Science technology in the           around people and like the feeling that
and local attorney, is also to be          future will open up new fields that        I am doing something to better the
acknowledged for his contributions to      aren't even in existence now. While        lives of other humans. I think that
the selection process.                     science is a large field now and           nurses provide the caring that goes
   Three applications were received        includes engineering, I believe that, in   beyond medical knowledge. A nurse
and all three were outstanding             ten years, over seventy percent of the     also provides emotional care for the
students with an interest in the           jobs will be held by a person with a       patient. This extra responsibility is
sciences. A Selection Committee was        degree in some field of science.           what makes nursing, in my eyes, a
constituted comprising Dr. Masinton,       Science technology will continue to        demanding, and therefore, ideal
Dan Kaup, and Dennis Knudson               reach out and include more and more        career. I feel that given the resources
(GQR representative). The Selection        fields until all of the jobs are science   to work with that I will become an
Committee reviewed the applications        related and demand expertise in some       excellent nurse and that my service
and interviewed the candidates on the      field of science.                          will benefit many needy people.
morning of the May 29th. The award            While the usefulness of nurses is       MEMBERS
was announced at the evening's             self-evident, I have several personal      BATES
Commencement ceremony.                     reasons for choosing nursing as my            Tony Bates markets a computer
MEET JOIE SHULER                           career goal. First, the United States'     software product which our readers
   Joie graduated with a class rank of     population is aging rapidly. Health        may find of interest. Tony's brochure
3 out of 25 seniors                                                                   on the product describes it as “The
and is one of five                                                                    Fly Fisherman's Notebook is a
seniors who is a                                                                      computerized notebook for all your
member of the                                                                         fishing notes and observations.” Fly
National Honor                                                                        Fisherman's Notebook includes:
Society. With a                                                                       • Fishing Areas Notebook
cumulative grade                                                                      • Fishing Log Book
point average of                                                                      • Pattern Library
3.72, she represents                                                                  • Address Book
an excellent first                                                                    • Equipment Notebook
winner of the Wil                                                                     • Entomology Notebook
Downs Trust.                                                                          For more information, please contact
   She is 17 years                                                                    Talcott Associates, Inc.
old and lives in                                                                      304 West Main Street
Walden with her                                                                       Grand Junction, Colorado 81505
parents, Patrica and                                                                  Orders: ............... (800)874-5280 x 55
Carl, and her two                                                                     Information: ............... (303)241-4977
brothers, Matt who                                                                    Fax: ............................ (303)241-0771
is 20 and attending                                                                   OGDENS
the University of                                                                        Louis and Trudy Ogden of Fort
Wyoming and Adam who is 6.                 care professionals are in high demand      Collins celebrated their 50th wedding
Patrica teaches at the Walden El-          to care for the increasing number of       anniversary on May 30, 1992. The
ementary School and Carl is self-          elderly people as well as to deal with     celebration was held at the Hills
employed doing contract construction.      already existing health care problems.     Lutheran Church in Fort Collins.
Joie will be attending the University      Secondly, I find the science field very    Their children, Peggy Ogden Howe
of Wyoming in the fall where she has       interesting and think that I will enjoy    (pastor), Cedar Rapids, Iowa and
received a tuition wavier scholarship.     the feeling of being able to help other    Patty McCarty of Southlake, Texas,
Congratulations and good luck Joie!        people. I have a very high interest in     hosted the event. The Ogdens have
JOIE'S APPLICATION ESSAY                   biology as well as other sciences. I       three grandchildren. Happy 50th
   After graduating from high school,      am willing to take on challenges           from GQR!
I plan to attend the University of         ranging from keeping a person alive        MISCELLANEOUS
Wyoming to pursue a degree in              on the operating table to caring for a     92 ASSESSMENTS
nursing. Upon completing my                child with cancer. With a nursing            If you have not paid the second half
nursing degree, I would like to attend     degree, I hope to be able to use my        of your 1992 assessment, please do so
school for an additional year to           education in a variety of areas in         as it was due June 22th. One and one
become a nurse anesthetist.                different fields of medicine. I would      half per cent interest is due on the
   I feel that medical and other science   like to be able to help infants, the       balance after the above date.
related fields are opening up because      elderly, and anyone in-between in all
of the human desire to know their          situations possible. I enjoy being
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GUESTS                                      NOMINATIONS                               North Park area. It is a source of
   Unaccompanied guests are not                Graham Kemp completes his recent       local events and news of the area.
permitted to use the ranch. This            five year term on the Board of              Some of you may wish to sub-
means that if the sponsoring member         Directors. Thanks Graham! Your            scribe, the address is:
is not present and does arrive on site      years of service to GQR have been                   Jackson County Star
soon after the guest's arrival, the guest   productive and appreciated!                            P.O. Box 100
may be asked to leave the premises.            While it will be difficult to find a            Rand, Colorado 80473
Other members should not be asked to        replacement who has Graham's                Bargain rates for 52 weeks of
sponsor your guests and the manager         unique mix of talents, nominations are    “North Park’s Family Newspaper
is not permitted to sponsor them.           being accepted by the Nominating          Since 1913” are $12.00 within
Your guests are your responsibility.        Committee. Eligible members are           Jackson County and $15.00 outside
HUNTING ON THE FUGATE RANCH IN              shareholders, that is, their name         the county.
1992                                        appears on the stock share certificate.   LAST WORDS
   The leasee, Ann Hanlon, has agreed       Please contact either Fred Smith or          We would like to hear from the
again to permit GQR shareholders            Sterling Myers with nominations.          membership. News, views, photos,
and any guest who complies with her         WALDEN POOL                               etc. are solicited. Please provide
stipulations to hunt antelope, elk, and        Good news for GQR swimmers!            materials to the Editor or other GQR
deer in any season providing each           Glub! Glub! A modern indoor               Board member. As you will note
"gun" assists in assigned improve-          temperature-controlled pool has           from the Calendar on the front page,
ments of her liking. This year she          opened in Walden next to the high         February 15th is deadline for the next
would like tree removal and fence           school. Use fees are minimal. See         issue.
building. Each hunter is requested to       the bulletin board in the Manager's                              Dennis Knudson
work two 8 hour days for the privi-         Office for swim schedules.                                    1549 Freedom Lane
lege of using Fugate Land. Please           JACKSON COUNTY STAR                                Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
contact Bill Massey for details.               The Jackson County Star is the                                 (303) 482-0812
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