From the Ranch House

Young Artists Featured at the Ranch House
Theo Martin
Anthem Hart

The Ranch House is currently featuring the wonderful artwork of twelve young RVR residents. We will highlight a few of these artists in the newsletter each week. This week, Anthem Hart (age 10) and Theo Martin (age 12), are featured above. We invite you to come view their beautiful art the next time you visit the Ranch House. 

Please check back next week as we highlight more of the young artists at the Ranch House through the end of March!

RVRMA Executive Board Email 
The River Valley Ranch Master Association Executive Board of Directors consists of seven elected volunteers who donate their time and service to our community. You can reach out to them directly through their new email address
Parking in RVR
To relieve parking pressure on owners, contractors and Town emergency vehicles we have coordinated a temporary parking plan with the Town of Carbondale Police Department. Click here to view parking map. We ask that owners, guests and contractors park only in the areas designated yellow. This is on street only, not on the grass. The areas designated pink are NO PARKING areas as they are to tight for emergency vehicles to pass parked vehicles. This is daytime only parking, no overnight parking is allowed on the streets in RVR. Please inform your guests of these parking areas. This plan is being distributed to each builder as part of their DRC packet. We will work out designated parking areas for other areas of the Ranch as needed by construction activities.
If you have any questions or are aware of parking problems please contact the Ranch House at 970-963-6300.  


Sledding Party Reminder
Friday, Feb. 26 from 4:30 p.m.-6p.m.

We are now at capacity for this fun outdoor event! Here are a few reminders for attendees:
  • Parking at the Ranch House is limited, please park at the Homestead Bar & Grill.
  • If it doesn't snow, bring a musical instrument or hand drum and we can make our own jam session and enjoy some complimentary pizza! 
  • Be mindful of your distance from others and the time you spend enjoying the firepits.
  • Sled at your own risk, helmets are encouraged.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Save the Date for a
St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

Please mark your calendars for what's sure to be an unforgettable St. Patrick's day celebration outside at the Ranch House on Wednesday, Mar. 17.
Stay tuned for more details on this event

Event Surveys Coming Soon

We will now be sending out surveys following each Ranch House function. We want your feedback and recommendations with the goal to bring you more of what you want see at our events. Keep a look out for these questionnaires and please participate!

Reminders & Highlights

Aspen Valley Land Trust Report
Thanks to the River Valley Ranch open space transfer fee, Aspen Valley Land Trust is proud to have conserved over 10,000 acres within a seven-mile radius of Carbondale. Twelve properties in this area include public access for your community. In addition, the RVR Open Space Fund has been used to help defray the often-prohibitive costs landowners incur in donating conservation easements to land trusts. These costs include required due diligence such as biological studies, appraisals, legal review, title reports, and annual conservation easement monitoring, as well as transaction and stewardship fees.

The RVR Open Space Fund was approved as part of the subdivision approval for RVR granted by the Town of Carbondale in 1996. The goal of the transfer fee was to help protect the remaining ranchlands and open spaces.

Examples of how the fund is being used:
Coffman Ranch is an historic family ranch 1.5 miles east of Carbondale on CR 100 and Rio Grande Trail. 141 acres with ¾ mile Roaring Fork River front, 35 acres of wetlands, 80 acres of irrigated pasture, important wildlife habitat, and opportunities for public access and outdoor education. This project is in progress.
TD (Thompson Divide) Ranch conservation easement (2020, completed 11/13/2020)
This property was purchased by Pitkin County and protected under a conservation easement held by AVLT. This historic 409-acre ranch in the Thompson Divide protects important wildlife habitat and potential for outdoor education access. 
To learn more about AVLT and further protect the places you love in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, visit
Click here to read the Aspen Valley Land Trust RVR Open Space Fund Report.

Board Clarifies Language on Vehicle Parking at RVR

At its monthly meeting, the Board approved language clarifying what vehicles are and are not allowed at RVR. The Board unanimously adopted an Addendum to the existing Vehicle Parking, Storage, Operation and Repair portion of our Master Declaration. The Addendum provides definition to types of vehicles such as motor homes, recreational vehicles, industrial and commercial vehicles. Click here to view the Vehicle Parking and Storage language; and click here to view the Addendum, which provides clarity and definition to the types of permitted and non-permitted vehicles.

The Board’s action is an important step in its efforts to enforce provisions of our Master Declaration. Over the next few months, we will raise awareness about these vehicles in our weekly newsletter. If you have a vehicle that may be affected by the Vehicle Parking, Storage, Operation and Repair language, please contact General Manager Sterling Page to confirm whether the vehicle is or is not allowed at RVR. There will be a “grace period” between now and spring for owners of the non-permitted vehicles to make sure they’re able to comply with our governing documents. Beginning mid-April, homeowners whose vehicles are not in compliance will be given warnings, and starting May 1, they will be issued Notices of Violation and Fines.
RVR Committees
Upcoming Committee Dates


Restorative Yoga 

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Mimi Dora on Sunday Mar. 7  from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Allow yourself to relax deeply and breath slowly as you immerse yourself in this gentle Restorative Yoga Workshop.
This workshop is designed to relax your muscles, calm your nervous system and release emotional tension through a sequence of Restorative Yoga postures.
All postures will be done on your mat on the floor supported by props (blankets, a variety of pillows or bolsters, straps and blocks).
Mimi is a certified Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher. Having received her certification from Judith Hanson Lasiter, the guru of Restorative Yoga, from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2015. Zoom link will be provided in the upcoming newsletter.
What you will need:
  • A quiet, warm space with dim lighting
  • Yoga mat
  • 2-3 yoga blankets, soft blankets or fluffy bath towels
  • 2-3 soft hand towels
  • yoga strap, sash or tie
  • Yoga bolster or a variety of equal pillows (small & large)
  • Optional: yoga blocks and eye pillow
Animal Frolics Qigong and Meditation 
We are bringing back the popular Animal Frolics Qigong & Meditation Workshop with Cari Shurman on Sunday, Mar. 14 from 5p.m. to 6p.m.
Mark your calendars! Details and Zoom link will be provided in upcoming newsletter.

Click here to view the online fitness calendar.

COVID - 19 Information

City Market, Carbondale has COVID-19 Vaccines

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
Vaccine Information

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.

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

Snowmass Luminescence happening now at the Snowmass Mall and Base Village through Sunday, Feb. 28, sunset to 9 p.m. daily.
A Sound Healing Journey: Grounding in Present Moment Living at the Third Street Center on Friday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
NESTed Roots at R2 gallery on Friday, Mar. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parkinsons support group meeting at CMC Carbondale, meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Glenwood Springs Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades, and Drawing. Multiple dates available.
Click here to learn more.
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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