From the Ranch House

Ranch House Beverages
We invite you to come enjoy our new selection of craft beers hand selected wines.
We are also working on getting delicious canned cocktails to enjoy poolside this summer.
Please remember, BYOB is not permitted per our liquor license.
Green Tip
Please enjoy the following eco-friendly tidbit brought to you by Friends of the Environment:
The osprey, also called river hawk and fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large gray and brown raptor reaching more than 2 feet in length and nearly 6 feet across the wings. The ospreys build large nests in locations near a body of water that provides an adequate food supply, and locally can be seen along the Roaring Fork and Crystal Rivers. As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. The osprey and owls are the only raptors whose outer toe is reversible, allowing them to grasp their prey with two toes in front and two behind. This is particularly helpful when they grab slippery fish. The Colorado Rocky Mountain School has a fun and addictive(!), live osprey webcam. Read the story of the webcam and watch these amazing birds at: CRMS Osprey Camera I A must visit the page
If you would like to join the Friends of the Environment mailing list, email
Recreational Vehicle Storage
Many of our community members own all sorts of recreation vehicles and other outdoor toys. We are noticing more of these types of vehicles parked in RVR neighborhoods in recent weeks.
As a reminder, the Third Amendment to the RVR Master Declaration, Section 3.16, restricts parking of these types of vehicles in the Master Common areas or homesites except for temporary loading and unloading during daylight hours. 
Click here to view the Third Amendment.
Click here to view the Addendum to the Vehicle Parking policy.
We thank you for your cooperation.


Upcoming Events
  • Meet the Artist  | Saturday, May 7 | 5 - 7 p.m.
    Come to the Ranch House for complimentary wine, beer, and snacks while you enjoy May's local artist, Maria Beam. Visit her website by clicking here.

  • Wine Tasting Whites | Friday, May 27| 5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Come learn about the new white wines offered at the Ranch House from a professional! Complimentary event includes wine, cheese & chocolate pairings. 
RVR Community Garage Sale
Saturday, May 21
Mark your calendars for the Annual RVR Community Garage Sale held on Saturday, May 21.
RSVP deadline to get your address on the map is Wednesday, May 18. This is a hard deadline as maps will be created Thursday.
Click here to register.

Reminders & Highlights

Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 1p.m.  
Click here to view the agenda.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 868 4984 7454
Passcode: 426250

Deer Fencing
The deer fencing removal deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 15. You may remove fencing at any time, but must have it down and properly stored by the deadline.
To view the Design Review Guidelines on deer fencing click here.
Irrigation Update
Our main lines are pressurized and all homes should now have water! We invite you to visit our website for all things landscaping, including suggestions to keep your lawn looking healthy. Temperatures are still dipping at night so please be aware when starting your systems. 
Gas Leaf Blowers Prohibited
Please be aware that the Town of Carbondale has an ordinance prohibiting the use of gas powered leaf plowers. Be sure to communicate to your contractors about this ordinance.
Click here to learn more about the ordinance.
Knotty Knitters
RVR knitting and crocheting club. Open to all levels. 
The group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Next meet up will be Tuesday, May 10.
Contact Elaine Grossman with questions:  
Summer Pool Updates
  • Anticipated Pool Opening: Saturday, May 28.
    *We are still working on staff and lifeguard certifications; it is possible there won’t be lifeguards on duty yet on this date.

  • Memorial Day Grilled Hot Dogs: Monday, May 30.

  • Swimming Lessons: We are still working on hiring and will announce swimming lesson availability once we have more information.

  • Water Aerobics: Will take place in the large recreation pool starting on May 31 at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Fitness Schedule

Click here for a printable version of the schedule

Community Announcements

Magic Mountain Story book walk at Nuche Park on display now through the end of May.
Click here to learn more.
First Friday Family Block Party on Friday, May 6 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the 4th Street Plaza, downtown Carbondale
Compost Give-Back at Basalt Elementry School Parking lot from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 giving away Pitkin County's quality, finished compost. BRing your own containers
Click here to learn more.
Town of Carbondale partners with Evergreen Zero Waste to offer free yard waste drop-off for residents every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning May 14.
Click here to learn more.

Dandelion Day at Sopris Park on Saturday May 14 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Carbondale Historical Society’s “Flashback” Movie Night at the Crystal Theater on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
Bonedale Bike Week from Monday, May 16 at 8 a.m - Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m.
Carbondale Arts 4th Annual Artist Fellowship Program, consisting of two artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship and The Carbondale Arts Fellowship. Applications Due Friday, May 20.
Alleghany Meadows Fellowship

Carbondale Arts Fellowship
Kid's Bike Rodeo at Carbondale Rec Center on Monday, Jun. 6 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Golden Putter Announced on Friday Jun.17 at 10 a.m. at River Valley Ranch Golf Course.
Click here to learn more.
Mermaid Art Camps 2022 with Pam Porter for Kids Entering Grades 2-6: Enrolling Now!
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