From the Ranch House

Full Moon Outdoor Adventure
Thursday, Jan. 28

Get ready for a fun outdoor winter event on Thursday, Jan. 28! Attendees can look forward to a full moon cross-country ski, snowshoe, or promenade with RVR neighbors and friends through the RVR golf course. 
We will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the RVR Golf course. The recommended route is the first nine holes, in reverse. 
Please check-in at the welcome table to receive your tickets. Your drink ticket is good for one complimentary beverage from Homestead Bar & Grill and your meal ticket includes a complimentary personal pizza, salad, and dessert from High Country Wood Fired Pizza Truck. The pizza truck will open at 6 p.m.
There will be limited seating with heaters and fire pits on the deck and surrounding areas for social distancing.
Click here for more information and to register for this event.
Calling all RVR owners! We need your help in shaping the future of River Valley Ranch.
The RVR Master Association Board of Directors has appointed an Ad Hoc Long Range Planning Committee to develop and propose a long range plan for the RVR community. The Committee will look to consider facilities and programs that are most important to residents as RVR matures to full buildout. The plan will be designed to:

·  Maintain the desirability and attractiveness of the RVR community;
·  Enhance the quality of life and culture within RVR; and,
·  Protect RVR property values

Community Representatives on the Committee include John Lund (Chair and RVR Board Member), Bill Brown, Leslie Marcus, Michael Banbury and Nina Price.

Please look for future communication from the Planning Committee with information on upcoming opportunities to engage on this important topic via surveys, online meetings, virtual interviews, and more. The Committee wants and needs to hear your ideas!

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
― Yogi Berra, former New York Yankees catcher

To read the Long Range Planning Committee's Charter, click here.

Golf Operations on Agenda for Jan. 27 Board Meeting
At the Jan. 27 monthly Board meeting, homeowners will have an opportunity to hear from RVR golf course operators Red Cunningham and Julie Warren. Red and Julie will share their thoughts about the 2020 season, as well as looking ahead to future golf seasons at RVR. If you have questions for Red and Julie that you’d like addressed at the Board meeting, please send questions in prior to the meeting, to:

You may also ask golf questions during the public comment period at the Board meeting. Those questions will be answered during Red and Julie’s presentation. A reminder: Red and Julie operate the golf course, under contract with the golf course owner. They are responsible for operation and maintenance of the golf course. Issues related to ownership — such as the owner’s desire to rezone and develop the driving range — are separate from Red and Julie’s operation of the course.

Home Page
RVR website is home to an abundant amount of information regarding all things RVR! Ranch House hours of operation, Ranch House calendar, RVR fitness calendar, event updates, and DRC forms and resources can all be found on
Did you know you can find the weekly newsletter on the home page too? The latest weekly newsletter can be found front and center on the RVR home page so you can easily access it at anytime!
Be sure to keep this site bookmarked and visit it whenever you have questions about RVRMA.


Looking for Young Artists
If you know a talented young artist who is passionate about art and is of grade school or middle school age, please contact Jules at for an opportunity to be a Ranch House featured artist during mid February and March! Please include childs name and age in your email. 
Save the Date
Save the date for a full moon sledding party on Saturday, Feb. 26.
This event is weather dependent. Please look for more details in the upcoming newsletter.

Community Cross-Country
Ski Outing

Join RVR resident, Yvonne Perry (and RVR neighbors), for a community cross-country ski outing on
Feb. 5.  Beginner to intermediate skiers are welcome! Meet at Coal Basin near Redstone at 10 a.m.
Call  (630) 730-1000 if any questions or need directions.

Reminders & Highlights

Committee Meeting Notice
The RVRMA Landscape Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 4. at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Please look for meeting agenda and zoom link in next weeks newsletter.

Sno Plow Ice Melt for Sale
The Ranch House is pleased to offer Sno Plow brand ice melter. 50 pound bags are available for purchase at $20 each, including free delivery to your RVR home.

To order, contact the front desk at or 970.963.6300.

Cross-Country Trails Now Groomed!
The cross-country ski trails on the golf course are now groomed! Walking, cross country skiing and sledding on the golf course and driving range are now permitted. Well behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome but, please be sure to pick up after your dogs! Please do not ski or walk on greens or in bunkers (sand traps). This type of traffic can damage these areas. 

Christmas Tree Disposal
You may bring your Christmas trees to the Ranch House parking lot for disposal. Look for the large dumpster towards the back of the parking lot similar to the one used during leaf collection.
*No lights, ornaments or tinsel on the trees please, these are being bio-recycled.


Masks in The Gym

Remember, members must wear a mask the entire time they are at the Ranch House facility. This includes while working out in the gym and fitness room. Also, be sure to wipe down equipment after use.

Click here to view the online fitness calendar.

COVID - 19 Information

COVID Vaccine

Residents of Garfield County who are 70 years and older can now call the Valley View COVID-19 Community Hotline at 970.384.7632 to schedule their vaccine.

Click here to read more.

Free COVID Testing

Click here to schedule a free COVID-19 test.
Notable links
Below are some notable links with information regarding the Coronavirus situation.
  • Click here to read COVID Scripting and Frequently Asked Questions document.
  • Click here to read changes to COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance from Colorado Department of Public Health
  • Click here for COVID-19 updates from Colorado Department of Public Health.
  • Click here for Colorado COVID-19 resources.
  • Garfield County Public Health Covid 19 cases can be found here.

Community Announcements

The 42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show opening is Friday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at R2 Gallery.
Light the Night with Love featuring an interactive heART walk from DeRail Park to the Latinx Folk Art Garden in Carbondale on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m.

Artemis Book Club virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
Music on the mall at Snowmass Mall from 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. every Thursday through April 15, 2021, featuring live music on the Tower Stage during après.

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