From the Ranch House

Peyton Armstrong and Gavin Thompson of the RVR maintenance crew dig a hole Thursday across the street from the Ranch House, in preparation for installing one of the RVR History Trail panels.
RVR History Trail Set to Open
The long-awaited RVR History Trail is ready for its unveiling. This week, the installation got underway on a series of signs that describe the multi-century journey that resulted in the RVR you know today. The RVR History Trail is a 2.7-mile loop that includes ten 21” x 28” descriptive panels mounted along a walking path through the RVR community.
The RVR Master Association has worked closely with the Carbondale Historical Society to create this unique outdoor classroom.
A grand opening kickoff event will take place Sunday, Oct. 10. The event is designed for school-age kids and their parents. It will be a walking tour, led by Historical Society vice president Sue Gray, who developed much of the content for the trail and is a walking encyclopedia of Carbondale history. The tour begins in Orchard Park at 10 am. Click HERE if you’d like to reserve a spot in this historical event.
Those who participate in this grand opening event are invited to a rare tour of the Thompson House Museum, which will follow the History Trail tour.
Click HERE to read more about the RVR History Trail.
Ranch House Pool Closes
for The Season

The large rec pool will be closing this weekend. The last day to enjoy the pool will be Sunday, Sept. 26. Thank you for another wonderful summer at the RVR pool.

New General Manager Search
As many of you may know by now, Sterling Page has resigned as the General Manager of RVR. After getting to know him over the last four years, the Board and the community wish him well in his future endeavors. In our search for a new General Manager, we would like to enlist all of the members of our community to consider if they may know any suitable candidates for the position. Click HERE for a link to the job description. Candidates can send letters and resumes to


Chili Valley Ranch This Weekend!
Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m.
It's time for RVR's 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off & Fall extravaganza event on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite chili and the contestant with the most votes will win the grand prize! The Electric Circus will provide musical entertainment,  and we will have lawn games and crafts for kids. 
Click HERE to register to share your chili or come to enjoy the fun. 

Reminders & Highlights

Alcoholic Beverages for Sale
We are happy to share that the Ranch House now has beer, wine, seltzers, and tasty wine spritzers available for purchase! Please do not bring in your own alcoholic beverages when visiting the Ranch House.

Lost and Found
The Ranch House lost and found is FULL!  Would you please stop by and check if you have left anything behind? We will donate any remaining items after Friday, Sept. 30.

Irrigation News
Attention homeowners of Old Town and Settlement:
The irrigation crew recently replaced all irrigation controllers servicing your homes. We are currently in the process of programming these and working out all the bugs.  The new WeatherTrak controllers are weather-based and synced up to weather stations that optimize watering and help conserve water. 
We hope to have all the kinks worked out to implement adequate watering and water savings next year. 
Please note, sprinklers in all of RVR will be turned off and winterized beginning October 11
Click HERE to learn more.


Reservations Required!
RVR Members are required to reserve their spot for fitness classes before arriving at the facility. Class space is limited to 10 people per class, and those who do not have a reservation cannot participate. Please be respectful of this policy. 
If you need assistance setting up your log-in credentials for the booking site, please reach out to Member Services at or the Front Desk at
Water Aerobics News
Water Aerobics will move to the lap pool beginning Tuesday, Sept. 28.
The final Water Aerobics class will be Thursday, Oct. 7. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to water aerobics instructor JoAnn Scott for another fun and successful season! 

Fitness Schedule

Click HERE to find a printable version of the Ranch House Fitness schedule. You can also find the fitness calendar on the website by clicking HERE. This webpage is live, updated frequently, and shows up-to-date class information as well as any cancellations or time changes.
*Due to popular demand, a third yoga class with Shelly has been added to the schedule.

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities
All Coloradans 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. Click HERE for information on where you can receive your COVID 19 vaccine.

Free COVID Testing

Click HERE to schedule a free COVID-19 test.

Community Announcements

Convergent Circus continues through Sunday, Sept. 26.

Carbondale Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Downtown Main Street Carbondale CO.
Downtown Farmers’ Market each Wednesday through September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Carbondale Celtic Fest in Downtown Carbondale on Friday, Sep. 24 through Saturday, Sep. 25

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