From the Ranch House

Monday Winter Golf Course Meet Up!
Want to get out and enjoy everything RVR offers in the winter, especially with all the great snow? Join a group of residents every Monday for an outdoor adventure on the golf course: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or walking. Meet at the north end of the golf course parking lot at 8:45 a.m. We’ll explore the front nine, back nine, or both! Each nine can be done in about 75 minutes. Come prepared to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and hopefully meet some new neighbors.
For more information, please contact Sarah Murr at
Holiday Décor Removal 
As a kind reminder, it is almost time to take down your festive holiday decorations! Per the RVR Holiday Lighting policy, "Lighting may be on until January 31. Holiday yard ornaments/décor, visible holiday lights and house icicle lights must be off and removed by January 31. Outdoor tree lights must be turned off after January 31, but homeowners have until March 1 to remove tree lights."
Green Tip
Please enjoy the following eco-friendly tidbit brought to you by Friends of the Environment: 
Governor Polis declared January Radon Awareness Month. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging all Coloradans to test their home for radon. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. It is created in the soil as part of the radioactive decaying process of uranium and it seeps into our homes through cracks in foundations, holes around drains, or crawl spaces. Once it’s in your home, this colorless and odorless contaminant becomes part of the air that you breath. This is why it’s important to either hire a professional radon contractor to test your home or purchase a DIY test kit.  Most kits require all windows and doors to remain closed while testing, making January the perfect month to do it. If elevated levels of the deadly gas are detected, you will need to install a mitigation system. So protect yourself and make this the month to test for radon. 
Ranch House
Temporary Closure
The Ranch House will be closed from Monday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 5. This will allow for necessary repairs, maintenance, and detailed deep cleaning.


Artist Meet & Greet Happy Hour
Friday, Feb. 3 | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Complimentary
Click here to rsvp.
Bingo Night
Friday, Feb. 10 | 5-8 p.m. | $15/person
Join us for Bingo Night at the Ranch House on Friday, Feb. 10. 
5 - 6 p.m. Food & Socialize
6 - 8 p.m. BINGO
Each dish you bring for the potluck = 2 drink tickets. Prizes await our winners! Complimentary movie and crafts upstairs for kids ages 3+. Space is limited.
Click here to rsvp.

Reminders & Highlights

Old Town Meeting
The Old Town Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for the agenda.
Zoom information:

Meeting ID: 871 6268 2072
Passcode: 631772
Board Games
Did you know the Ranch House has great board games? Come anytime and enjoy playing games with friends or family in the Great Room!

Composting at the Ranch House
We are delighted to share that we are now composting at the Ranch House. RVR resident and owner of EverGreen ZeroWaste, Alyssa Reindel, has helped us to create a compostable friendly environment at the facility. We have made changes to paper goods available including cutlery, cups and gym wipes. Look for signage near trash containers to help you sort your waste to the correct bin.
We would also like to extend a big thank you to Ali Royer, Director of Programming and Community Engagement, for researching and implementing these changes so we can to do our part to reduce landfill waste!
For anyone interested in composting at your home, it is offered via EverGreen ZeroWaste and via Mountain Waste .


Group Fitness Classes
As the budget was being written in 2022, the board and management felt that a nominal fee for fitness classes would help to offset instructor costs, which have been increasing. Beginning on Monday, Jan. 30 there will be a $2 per person charge for group fitness classes. 
Fitness Schedule
Click here for a printable version of the schedule.

Community Announcements

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is hiring for three seasonal positions next year. 
Click here to view open positions and job descriptions.
44th Annual Visual Art Show on Friday, Jan. 20 at 10:00 a.m. - Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m. at the R2 Gallery
Click here to learn more.

Best Plant-Based Whole Foods potluck in the Valley at the Third Street Center on Monday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
The New York Philharmonic String Quartet at TACAW on Jan. 26 from 8 - 10 p.m.
Click here for more information.

The Salon: Optimism and Activism at The Launchpad on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
ACES Wild Perspectives Speaker Series- Corsets to Harnesses: A reflection of women’s climbing history from our adventures in Corsica and beyond! On Saturday, Feb 28 at 7 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza on Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11. at the Carbondale Rec. Center
Click here to learn more.

After-School Classes at Pam Porter’s Third Street Studio for grades K-6 resume after the holidays.
Visit for more info.

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