From the Ranch House

Featured Photo
Please enjoy this picture of baby Brooks enjoying a round with his dad. This cute photo was submitted by Brooks' family friend, RVRMA Controller, James Maguire. Thank you for sharing Brooks with us, James! As a kind reminder, the golf course is closed to pedestrian access and open only to golfers.
Do you have a great photo that was taken in and around RVR or the Roaring Fork Valley? We would love to feature your picture in an upcoming newsletter.

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Board Meeting Minutes
Do you know you can view past Board Meeting Minutes on the RVR website? The RVR Executive Board approves the previous month's minutes at their monthly meeting, they are then posted to the website.
Click here to read June's approved Board Meeting Minutes.  
Wildfire Preparedness
Are you ready to evacuate in the event of an emergency or large scale fire that is threatening River Valley Ranch? Click here for wildfire evacuation tips in case of pre-evacuation and immediate evacuation.
House Bill 22-1137
As announced in previous board meetings, and reflected in the posted meeting minutes, we are working with legal counsel to amend two key policies, ensuring alignment with new Colorado legislation.  HB 22-1137  will go into effect on August 9. This new legislation is complex, to ensure that thoughtful drafts are presented for board approval, it is likely that such drafts will be voted on in the September board meeting.  In the meantime, board and management are ensuring that we are in full compliance, given that CCIOA law supersedes our governing documents. 


Thomas Lakes Group Hike 
Tuesday, Aug. 30 | Meet @ Ranch House at 5:45 a.m. for a 6 a.m. departure
Join a group hike to Thomas Lakes! Please RSVP. Limited to 20 hikers. A beautiful hike to two lakes cradled beneath the twin-summits of Mt. Sopris.
Distance: around 8 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 1,632-ft to Thomas Lakes
Difficulty: Moderate
Most people average around 4 hours for the full hike. Meet at the Ranch House at 5:45 a.m. for a prompt 6 a.m. departure to the trailhead. Carpool with others or drive separately if you'd like to just do part of the hike. Please bring plenty of water, snacks, layers and sunscreen.
Register by clicking here.
National Rum Day
Happy Hour

Tuesday, Aug. 16 | 4-6 p.m. 
August 16 is National Rum Day! What a great excuse to enjoy some freshly prepared Rum Cocktails and music by the pool with friends.
  • 4-6 p.m.
  • No food included.
  • Please RSVP so we know how many cocktails to prepare.
Click here to RSVP.

Reminders & Highlights

Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 817 5792 0111
Passcode: 382459

Be Bear Aware
A large brown bear has been sighted near Lakeside Drive in recent days. As a reminder, bears can be attracted to our area in various ways, including trash left out overnight, bird feeders, pet food, barbeque grills, fruit and compost. Please do your part to keep the bears safe and out of our neighborhoods.

Thank you for your efforts to keep the community and local wildlife safe! 

Boundary Homeowners Meeting
Boundary homeowners are invited to the Boundary Annual Owners' Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. Boundary owners can attend in person in the Ranch House conference room or via Zoom
Summer Staff
As in years past, we will soon be saying goodbye to many of our summer Team Members as many return to school in the upcoming weeks. A big thank you for all of their efforts, they did a great job this summer!
Beginning the week of August 15, the pool and snack bar will be staffed on weekends only through the Labor Day holiday. Members may still enjoy the pool during the week. However, the slide will not be operable and there will be no lifeguards on duty during that time. 
Green Tip
Please enjoy the following eco-friendly tidbit brought to you by Friends of the Environment:
To conserve energy, be sure that your refrigerator and freezer are not working harder than necessary. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that you keep your refrigerator temperature at 40°F. Your food should not be cold enough to freeze but not so warm that bacteria grows and food spoils and is wasted. Your freezer temperature should be set at 0°F.  Keeping your freezer at too cold of a temperature can run up your utility bill and cause freezer burn and wasted food. If the freezer has a lot of built-up ice, that's a sign that your freezer temp is too cold. The right fridge and freezer temperatures protects your health and reduces waste. So be sure to check your settings.
If you would like to join the Friends of the Environment mailing list, email


Fitness Schedule

Click here for a printable version of the schedule

Community Announcements

Happy Hour Community Dance Class: Live from New York with Tiffany Mangulabnan at the Launchpad 76 S. 4th Street on  August 4, and August 11 from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 
Click here to learn more
AVLT presents Cocktails at Coffman on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo now through August 18
Town of Carbondale Our Town One Table Event on Sunday, Aug. 21. Table check in at 3:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
Carbondale Farmer's Market every Wednesday through September 28 at 4th and Main Street in Downtown Carbondale.

Garden Music Series presented by Carbondale Arts
Click here to learn more.
Free Covid Testing
Click here to learn more.
5k on the Mountain at Snowmass Village on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6
Click here to register.
Garfield Counthy Public Health Survey.
Click here to participate.
Boots & Bowties event on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5p..m. at Old Thompson Barn
CLick here for tickets.
A Call to Rewind fundraiser to benefit local artists at 13 Moons Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m
Click here for tickets.

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