From the Ranch House

Holiday Craft Fair
this Weekend!
Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an RVR holiday craft event. We have 14 wonderful homeowners providing their creative gifts for purchase. We will have the bar staffed to sell beer and wine for folks to enjoy during and after shopping.  
We are currently at capacity for vendors but we welcome everyone to stop by and shop for some truly beautiful and unique holiday gifts. 
Click HERE to see a list of vendors and items they will be selling.
Time for Change
Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 7. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour!
Ranch House winter hours will take effect on Saturday, Nov.6.
Weekend Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Weekday hours will remain
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
2022 (Draft) Budget Announced
One of the Board’s most important responsibilities each year is producing the RVR Master Association’s annual budget. It’s the blueprint for how the Board and management team handle our affairs throughout the year. A draft of the 2022 budget is being finalized and will be shared with the community next week in the November “View From the Board.”

The Board on Nov. 4 had its final budget working session for 2022. This session included reviewing the proposed budget, line by line, and evaluating the critical balance between cost and member satisfaction. The result of this effort will be a Master Association operational budget and reserve budget for 2022, which we will begin communicating on Wednesday.


Artist of the Month
Colorado based artist, Jessica Armstrong is currently displaying her work at the Ranch House through the month of November
Jessica draws inspiration from the 18th century movement of Romanticism, poetry and her own years of journal writing.  
We invite you to join us for a Meet the Artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 5 - 7 p.m. Light refreshments will served.
Save the Date | Ski Spiel 
Saturday, Dec. 11 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Join us for a complimentary social and informative gathering that celebrates a new ski season and the upcoming winter Olympics. We’ll dive into contemporary skiing, including ski design, today’s techniques, proper tuning, boot alignment, and more! This will also be a great opportunity to meet some new ski buddies!
Appetizers provided, beer & wine for purchase. Stay tuned for additional details, including event registration. 

Reminders & Highlights

Halloween Fun
We hope everyone had a fun Halloween! We enjoyed handing out candy and getting a chance to see all your little ghosts and gouls. Pictured below are just a few of our favorite visitors.
Holiday Lighting 
Per the RVR Holiday Decoration and Lighting Policy: holiday lighting and decorations, including yard ornaments, can be placed on or around your residence seven days before Thanksgiving, which is Thursday, Nov. 18 this year.
Please keep wildlife safety in mind while hanging lights and decorations this holiday season. We have received reports of a large bull elk in RVR with decorative lights hanging from his antlers. Consider wrapping lights and decorations tightly around posts and trees. Hanging lights should be at least 6 feet off the ground and fastened at the ends. It is also helpful to avoid draping lights around bushes or on trees. Thank you for doing your part to keep our local wildlife safe.
To read the entire RVR Policy regarding holiday lighting and decorations, click HERE.
Traffic Update
Click HERE for information regarding ongoing traffic updates on the CO 82 and CO 133 Signal Replacement Project for the week of Nov. 8.
Water Conservation in RVR
We want to thank you all for supporting RVR's water conservation efforts this year. By installing the new irrigation controllers around the Ranch House, we saved over 20,000,000 gallons of water compared to last year's usage! We look forward to doubling our savings next year as the remainder of the new controllers will be installed by the spring of 2022
The irrigation team is proud to help lead RVR to a more sustainable future.
Your River Valley Ranch Irrigation Team,
Travis, Guillermo, Carlos, Devin & Rich


Fitness Schedule

Click HERE for 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.
RVR Fitness Updates
We are happy to see so many of your smiling faces at the Ranch House enjoying our fitness program! We have seen an increase in overall fitness usage and many classes have waitlists due to popular demand. 
You will now see a 50%  increase in Yoga and Pilates allowing 15 people per class! We are also increasing Boot Camp, HIIT and Power Hour to 10, Spin and Confident Core to 12.This allows us to accommodate more fitness enthusiasts, while still staying safe.
Thank you for your patience over the next few weeks as we make these modifications!
Group Fitness Cancellation Policy
Beginning on Monday, Nov. 8, a new group fitness and cancellation policy will go into effect. Many of our group fitness classes are currently at capacity or have waitlists. Starting Monday, members can book classes up to 5 days in advance. If you’re unable to attend class, we ask that you cancel at least 12 hours in advance, as this will allow one of your neighbors the greatest opportunity to have your spot! We understand that the unexpected can happen, so you’ll have one “freebie.” Upon the second no-show or cancellation that is less than 12 hours prior to class, you will not be able to register for classes ahead of time for a period of one week
We will continue to add classes to our group fitness schedule to accommodate as many homeowners as possible.
Heart Rate Monitor
Heart rate monitors are a useful way to measure and increase the effectiveness of your workouts! Interested in trying one? Click HERE for an option to purchase. 

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities
All Coloradans 5 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

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at the Launchpad on Friday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.
Comedian Dave Hill will perform aat the Arts Campus at Willits on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Pop - Up Hoiday Farmer's Market at The Launchpad on Saturday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19.

Deck the Walls Holiday Market 2021 on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. 24 at R2 Gallery
Rebecca Nickoley, the Manager of the Homestead Restaurant at the RVR Golf Course, is having serious and expensive medical issues and could use your support. A GoFundMe account has been set up for her at:

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