From the Ranch House

Poolside Chats with the Long-Range Planning Committee
The Long-Range Planning Committee wants to hear your important thoughts on upgrading the pool area and amenities. What do you want to see done? What’s important to you? Come help us decide on new projects and learn what is in store for the pool area!
Please join us on Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. OR Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. for poolside chats. Drinks and apps provided.
Dogs Off Leash
In recent weeks we have witnessed and received reports of dogs off leash in RVR. In some cases, these pets have been seen chasing deer and even confronting other dogs aggressively. 
Please practice courteous dog ownership and keep your dogs on a leash! 
Click here to read Carbondale's Leash Laws.
Click here for an article from the Coloradoan newspaper about this issue. Here's a preview: Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a simple message for dog owners: Keep them under control and away from deer, elk and other wild animals, or face fines or even the loss of your dog.
Chip and Seal
Please be advised, chip and seal road work in RVR is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 10 and will be completed by Wednesday, May 12. The contractor will begin the process on North Bridge on May 10 and work their way south to get as much as they can the first day. On May 11, the Thompson Corner area as well as Holland-Thompson, Lamprecht, Ferguson and Boyd will be worked on. Whatever work remains after May 11 will wrap up by May 12. Once the chip seal has been placed on a roadway, folks are welcome to resume parking in that area.
Click here to learn more about this project and click here to view a map of the work area.


Upcoming Events
Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming RVR events!
  • Stop by the Ranch House the morning of Thursday, May 6 and pick up a special gift to share with the mom in your life for Mother's Day. Gifts available while supplies last.
  • Lisa Dancing-Light's book reading event is rescheduled for Thursday May 27 at 4p.m. It's the last day of school and we are encouraging kids to come by to enjoy the reading, meet the author and enjoy free popsicles or frozen treats to share! Click here to rsvp. 
  • Save the date for RVR's Annual Community Garage Sale on Saturday, Jun. 5.

Reminders & Highlights

Ball Machine Coming Soon
The Tennis Ball machine is not available at this time. We will open it for booking once another court is open for play.
Thank you for your patience while our maintenance team works daily to get more courts open as soon as possible.

Vehicle Parking & Storage in RVR

Over the past several weeks we have been featuring important information regarding the Vehicle Parking, Storage, Operation and Repair portion of our Master Declaration to educate the community on what vehicles are and are not allowed at RVR. 
Management will be identifying any parking instances that need to be addressed to gain compliance, as well as answer any questions RVR residents may have regarding their particular vehicle.
Written notices will be given to identify any possible non-compliance’s. We hope to achieve community wide compliance in April to be ready for an active spring and summer. Starting May 1, Notices of Violation and Fines will be issued. 
Deer Fencing Deadline
The deer fencing removal deadline is Friday, 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.

RVR Committees

Upcoming Meetings

  • The Landscape Committee will meet on Thursday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
    Click here for the agenda.
  • Old Town Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m.. Click here for the agenda.
  • The Long-Range Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 11 at 1 p.m. Agenda and zoom link can be found in next week's newsletter.


Water Aerobics Returns!
It's that time of year again! We are happy to share that beginning Tuesday, May 25, Water Aerobics class with JoAnn Scott will return every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Animal Frolics Qigong and Meditation
Have you ever tried to walk like an elephant, fly like a bird, gather fruit like a monkey, or swim like a dragon? It’s fun!
Using visualization, relaxation and the story of the animals we can connect to nature. We enjoy the ability to let go of frustrations and worry, to allow our energy to flow inside us and to connect with the beauty, harmony and peacefulness of nature.   After all, we are part of nature!
We feel energized as we prance like a deer. We feel peaceful as we soar like a crane.
We will end our session with a calming meditation to find the balance of the yin and the yang, the fast and the slow, the hard and the soft.
Please join us on Sunday, May 2 at 4 p.m. on Zoom as we frolic with the animals and connect with our own inner peace.
If you have never done Qigong, try it. No experience is required. The animal frolics are usually done standing, but if you want to sit down that works too. The meditation is done seated in a chair or on a cushion. We will want to have a straight spine so please find a seat that is comfortable for you. 
Please note, the Zoom link for this workshop is different from the link for the Qigong classes.
Meeting ID: 816 5728 9618
Passcode: 720695

Fitness Calendar
Click here to view the Ranch House Fitness Calendar.

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities
All Coloradans 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine.
  • The City Market in Carbondale has received a limited supply of COVID-19 Vaccines. Visit their website by clicking here to learn more about their appointment process and availabilityClick here to view the vaccine distribution chart.
  • Valley View Hospital is offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to review important information to determine if you are eligible to receive the vaccine and how to schedule an appointment.
    If you know someone who does not have online capabilities, they can call 970.384.7632.
  • To learn about more opportunities and locations where you can get vaccinated please click here. 

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 Carbondale Rec. Center is offering four separate lifeguard training courses in May.
Click here to learn more and to register.
Story Art with Aspen Art Museum at Carbondale Branch Library on Thursday, May 6 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
First Friday on Friday, May 7. Main Street between Third Street and Fourth Street will close to traffic from 4:30 pm to 10:30 p.m.
Carbondale Rotary Fireball Drop event at Sopris Park on Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m.
Click here to to purchase balls and to learn more about this event.
Live music at Atina with band "The Low End" on Friday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Dandelion Day on Saturday, May 8. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sopris Park.
Blood Drive at Carbondale Rec. Center on Wednesday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Bonedale Bike Week on Saturday, May 15 through Thursday, May 20.

The Golden Putter: A Golf Tournament for the Arts on Saturday, Jun. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at River Valley Ranch Golf Course

Town of Carbondale Parks and Rec. & Sunlight Mountain Resort present the first annual "Tri for the Sun" sprint triathlon on Saturday, Jun. 12.

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