According to Sue Hokanson of Quartz Mountain Nature Park, Lake Altus-Lugert has risen more than six inches in the last week and almost 9 inches since June 1. Park staff had to pull the boat ramp up out of the water over the weekend-a pleasant change of pace. Super-sized pontoon boats might want to wait a bit longer before attempting to launch. Hokanson also reported that fishing in the lake is still less than poor but a few catfish were biting in the river.
Hokanson said that a few new fawns have been seen dashing across the road in front of cars. If you are driving through Quartz Mountain Nature Park, in the next several weeks and a deer crosses in front of you - slow way down. Chances are, there will be a naïve fawn (or two) following Mom shortly. She added that, to date, four single fawns and one set of twins have been sighted by Quartz Mountain staff. There are many does that have yet to give birth, so there are bound to be more fawn sightings soon.
The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is also under way at Quart Mountain, with students staying in the lodge and lodge cabins. With all these young people focused on having fun, drivers need to be a little more aware and cautious while driving in the park.
With the Arts Institute in progress there are awesome opportunities to, meet the artists at lectures, experience fantastic performances, and watch Oklahoma’s youth demonstrate their talent. The complete schedule of artists’ lectures, student and faculty performances can be found at http://www.quartzmountain.org/2014-Public-Performance-Schedule.pdf
. These events are free and open to the public. Remember to allow plenty of time for parking and shuttling to the performances.
Students arrived June 14 and will depart June 29, during this time period the general public’s access to the Quartz Mountain Lodge complex is limited. Of course, all the performances, screenings & gallery openings are “Free and Open” to the public. However, at all other times during the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, access is limited to those with authorization.
July 5 the Quartz Mountain Flyer has its 1st run in several years. Seating is limited to about 125, so if you want to ride, call Lone Wolf City Hall at (580) 846-9078 .
July 12 , the Salvation Army is having an Open Golf Tournament at Quartz Mountain Golf Course. For more details on this tournament, call Gary Beech at (580) 482-7516