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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


July 7, 2018

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Stallion Springs POA Board of Directors from left: Linda Gordon, Lori Rodgers, Donald William, Debbie Rodriguezs, Jennifer Liles, Lewis Brown and Nick Cunningham.

The POA held its annual meeting on Saturday, June 23 at the Stallion Springs Community Center.

David Aranda was the guest speaker. He brought the members up to date on community issues including roads, water, parks and recreation.

The Board held its annual meeting and new officers were elected by the membership. The officers for the 2018-19 term are, President Debbie Rodriguez, Vice President Jennifer Liles, Treasurer Donald Williams, Secretary Lori Rodgers, with Linda Gordon, Lewis Brown and Nick Cunningham as Board Members at Large.

If you would like to become a member, there are forms in the CSD office. Membership is from June to June, $20/ person or $35/couple.

Community Alert

SSPD received a call of a mountain lion in the 28600 block of Stallion Springs Dr. The reporting party observed two mountain lions crossing into a field toward the Horse Thief Country Club golf course area. 

SSPD also received a call of a possible mountain lion in the 17700 block of Buckpasser Place. Several residents in the area heard what they believed to be a mountain lion growling and roaring in the area. The residents did not observe any mountain lions. 

Patrol Officers have extensively searched the area and were unable to locate any mountain lions. It is unconfirmed if the sounds were from a mountain lion or another animal. Although this is an unconfirmed sighting, we want to keep our community informed.

In partnership with Fish & Wildlife game wardens, we recommend the following if a mountain lion is sighted.

Don't feed deer; it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions. Do not hike, bike, or jog alone.

Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active at dawn, dusk, and night.

Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat. Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.

Don't leave small children or pets outside unattended. Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. Provide sturdy, covered shelters for sheep, goats and other vulnerable animals. Don't allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active at dawn, dusk and night. Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums and other potential mountain lion prey. Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive and typically avoid people.

Mountain lion attacks on humans are extremely rare. However, conflicts are increasing as California's human population expands into mountain lion habitat. Do not approach a mountain lion. If you are attacked call 911. Please use caution when outdoors and use good judgment.

Please report suspicious activity in progress to the SSPD by contacting KCSO dispatch at (661) 861-3110. Do it when you see it. A delay in reporting can allow the suspicious persons to leave the area making it difficult to locate the subjects. Remember to tell the dispatcher that you are in Stallion Springs and requesting a Stallion Springs officer.

If you want to pass on general information, email us at: [email protected]

The Pool

Summer's here and the pool is open. Open swim hours are Monday – Friday 1:30 to 6 p.m. and weekends 11 to 7 p.m. Residents can get swim passes at the CSD office during regular business hours Monday thru Friday.

In addition to open swim hours water aerobics are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday and adult lap swim is Monday and Thursday.

Swim lessons are available for three groups, Guppies, those with little or no experience, Goldfish, having basic water skills and want to learn more, and Dolphins that are looking for more advanced techniques.

For further information and fees check with the CSD office.

Summer Open Gym Hours

Get out of the house this summer and join the fun. The gym will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.

National Night Out

National Night Out 2018 will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Local businesses and first responders will be there to meet and greet the community. The event is sponsored by the Stallion Springs Police Department and Neighborhood Watch. Local businesses will have booths providing community safety information, kids and adult games and drawings for prizes. A movie will be provided for the kids, along with a bounce house. Food and beverages will be available.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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