Weekly Neighborhood News from MCGC Neighbors

MCGC Neighbors Weekly News Blast

Metro District 3 Board Election

Our Murphy Creek Metro District #3 Board has three open positions that will be elected on May 6 for a term of 4 years - from May 2014 to May 2018.  Those of us who currently reside in Murphy Creek are in District #3. 

The Metro District Board is responsible for much of the input and decisions made concerning the management of our club house, pool, tennis courts, landscaping, fencing, budget, liens on foreclosures, property taxes, etc. 

Beginning in January, the Board typically meets every other month on the 4th Wednesday at 6PM at the Community Center.  If you are interested in being more involved in managing your community, you will need to submit an application that is received at our Legal Counsel’s office by February 28. 

You can obtain eligibility information, address for mailing, contacts for questions, necessary self nomination forms and further information at the Murphy Creek HOA's website
There will also be information in the HOA’s February newsletter, the Murphy Creek Messenger.  We, at MCGC Neighbors, will keep you posted concerning the election via this New Blast.

Oil and Gas Regulations

Public Hearing for Comments


The Colorado Oil and Gas Air Emissions Regulations are not yet final.  Governor Hickenlooper has proposed some revisions, and the public has a chance to comment, both in writing and at a Public Testimony Hearing, on Wednesday, February 19, from noon - 7:00PM. 

Each person who signs up will have an opportunity to speak for 1 – 3 minutes, depending on the number who want to speak.  The location is City Council Chambers at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 East Alameda Parkway. 

Oil and gas regulations will affect us here in Murphy Creek, so if you can’t attend the Public Hearing, or you would like to learn more about the proposed regulations and comments from others, visit the Oil & Gas Rulemaking Efforts page at the CDPHE 

Calendar at a Glance
Calendar at a Glance

Jan 28 - Mar 4 - (Tues) - Balanced Birth Services - Birth Class - Murphy Creek - 7:00 - 9:15PM
Feb 8 (Sat) - Cheyenne Hunting Skills - Plains Conservation Center - 10:00AM - Noon
Feb 8 (Sat) - Make a Rag Rug - Plains Conservation Center - 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Feb 10 & 12 (Mon & Wed) – Poker - the Tavern - Register by 6:00PM - plays begins at 7:00PM
Feb 19 (Wed) - Public Hearing, Oil and Gas Regulations - Aurora Municipal Center - noon - 7:00PM
Feb 28 (Fri) - Deadline for Metro District #3 Board application to be received


Lynn Swanson, Murphy Creek weather observer

Snow Report for Murphy Creek


Lynn Swanson, Murphy Creek resident who daily reports Murphy Creek snow and rain data to CoCoRaHS,  has provided us with some interesting facts about our neighborhood weather. 

The most recent snow of January 31 to February 2 totaled 3.4 inches and contained 0.4 inches of water.  By contrast, 4.0 inches of snow arrived on January 23 but contained less than half the water at .17 inches.  The wetter Spring snows have started. 

In 2013, the total amount of moisture, both rain and snow, that fell in Lynn’s backyard measuring station totaled 16.01 inches of water.  The portion that arrived as snow had a total depth of 41.9 inches. 

The September 2013 storm event that caused the flooding to our north gave Murphy Creek 5.11 inches of rain over 7 days from September 11, 2013 to September 17, 2013. 

The most moisture in a single 24 hour period was 2.14 inches on August 4.  Thanks to Lynn for continuing to be our local weather resource!

Groundhog Day

Did Punxsutawney Phil See His Shadow?


Groundhog Day was celebrated on Sunday, February 2 - it was also Super Bowl Sunday, so you may not have noticed. 

According to groundhog folklore, if the day is cloudy when Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow and sees no shadow, then Spring will come early.  If it is sunny and the groundhog sees his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then Winter weather will continue for six more weeks. 

According to several sources, Punxsutawney Phil has been correct at least 75% of the time.  However, according to the National Climate Data Center, the forecasts have been “on average, inaccurate….The groundhog has shown no talent for predicting the arrival of Spring.” 

Based on our weather on Sunday, a beautiful sunny day, it looks like we will be having six more weeks of Winter, at least.  Has anyone seen the official prediction via Punxsutawney Phil?  Check out the Weather Channel video and see the festivities for yourself! 

Jason Flaig - MC's Resident Agent
Sean Closset - #1 Colorado Native Realtor
Jennifer Oldham - Your Neighborhood Realtor
Arbonne Consultant - Kelly Shrader
Steve Smith - Murphy Creek Realtor
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