From the Ranch House

RVR Rentals
If you are renting out your home in RVR, it is essential that you provide a copy of your rental agreement to the Ranch House. This applies to long-term and short term rentals. Homeowners should also inform tenants of the  HOA's rules surrounding parking, trash, noise and other issues that may arise. 
Leases can be submitted to
If you do not have a full lease drawn up, please contact the office to learn what options there are to satisfy this requirement.
Featured Photo
We love this picture of RVR residents enjoying a Labor Day potluck celebration in the Sopris Mesa Drive neighborhood. Thank you to Don Marlin for taking this joyful picture and to the lovely Sarah Murr and Sandy Marlin for submitting it!
We'd like to feature your picture in an upcoming newsletter. If you're interested in having your photo highlighted in the weekly news, please submit images to
RVR Library
Did you know the Ranch House has a great selection of books for members to borrow?! Take advantage of the Ranch House library by dropping off or picking up books and simply return the ones you borrow when you’re done. DVD's are also available for exchange.
Yard Waste Disposal Coming Soon
RVR members may bring their leaves and organic waste to the Ranch House parking lot beginning Monday, Oct. 17. Look for the large dumpster towards the back of the parking lot and please be sure to dump your leaves into the dumpster and take your box or bag with you.
*The Town of Carbondale yard waste collection will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Green Tip
Please enjoy the following eco-friendly tidbit brought to you by Friends of the Environment:
Are you familiar with the Roaring Fork Gear Library in Carbondale? It is a nonprofit that provides free outdoor gear rentals for all seasons. Think bikes, kayaks, tents, golf clubs, snowboards, and skis. Annual membership is $1 for locals. Renting gear for a one-time use is fun and free. It allows you to try something different without investing in new equipment. Or when your friends and family come to visit, maybe you could use an extra bike or raft or backpack for a few days. Choosing recycled gear reduces waste and pollution, conserves landfill space, saves money, and uses less energy and resources. So check out the Gear Library.  


Cocktail Social
Thank you to everyone who came out for last week's Cocktail Tasting Social! We had fun sharing our favorite drink recipes with partygoers. 
Pictured left is RVR General Manager, Ashley Lynch, mixing up his favorite drink, the Manhattan.
Meet the Artist Happy Hour with Jeff Ashcraft
Saturday, Oct. 8 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet October's Artist of the Month, Jeff Ashcraft. Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and snacks with friends while enjoying Jeff's art at the Ranch House.
Please click here to RSVP so we know how many to expect.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 29 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Trunk or Treating is a fun alternative to regular trick-or-treating! Park your car at the Ranch House (or Barn overflow), and decorate your car for Halloween. Kids walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy along the way. Some people get very elaborate with their trunk decor and even make mini haunted house scenes! Or, keep it simple, the kids will have a blast either way.

Click here for car participation registration. **This registration is for those wanting to park, decorate their cars, and hand out candy. First Second and Third Car prizes will be awarded.
We have had a blast in years past during this fun event. Click here to see what some homeowners have created before. You can also find some trunk or treat inspiration below. 
Annual RVR Fall Craft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 3 - 6 p.m.
Would you like to sell your homemade goods at the Annual RVR Fall Craft Fair?
Click here for vendor registration. Space is limited.
Each vendor gets one six-foot table to display their goods. It is up to the vendor to set pricing. Vendors can decide how to accept payment: cash, Venmo, credit card etc.

Reminders & Highlights

Pool Update
The Rec. Pool will continue to stay open daily as weather permits. For your planning, there are no lifeguards on duty and the slide is now closed. The Snack Bar will not be staffed.
Be Bear Aware
Evidence of bears in the area have been brought to our attention by community members in the Old Town neighborhood and Crystal Canyon Drive. We may see more bear activity in upcoming weeks as they prepare for hibernation. Bears can be attracted to the neighborhood in various ways, including trash, bird feeders, pet food, barbeque grills, fruit and compost.
Fence Policy
During the August board meeting, a new RVR Fence Policy and Nineteenth Amendment to the Design Guidelines were presented. The Fence Policy and Nineteenth Amendment will be voted on at the September board meeting.
We invite the community to preview the Nineteenth Amendment and the RVR Fence Policy here:
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  went 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. 


Fitness Schedule

Click here for a printable version of the schedule

Community Announcements

White House Pizza live music schedule during the month of September.
Click here to learn more.

Making your lawn more draught resistant presentation at the Carbondale Library (and online) on Thursday, Sept. 22
Click here for more information and to register.

Carbondale Farmer's Market every Wednesday through September 28 at 4th and Main Street in Downtown Carbondale.
Barn Concert featuring award winning song writer, Megan Burtt, at Old Thomppson Barn on Wednesday, Sept. 14 
Click here for more information.
The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez 5 Point Summer Film Series on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Click here for tickets
Town of  Carbondale 2023 Community Grant Applications Deadline on Friday, Sept. 16.
Click here to learn more.
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.
The Tierro Band with Bridget Law at True Nature Healing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
Click here for tickets.

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