From the Ranch House

Crystal Resort Cleaners
Dry cleaning services provided by Crystal Resort Cleaners have returned to the Ranch House! Crystal Resort Cleaners will be picking-up and delivering at the facility on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please contact the Front Desk if you have any questions at

Tennis Court Preparation

Spring is here and tennis is in the air! The RVR maintenance crew is working hard to get the clay courts ready for the season.

Court one is now open and being used for lessons only. We will soon have another court available and will open it for bookings as soon as it's ready.

We are currently experiencing delays in clay delivery for the remaining courts. This is due to nationwide issues with the clay supply chain. We will continue to keep you posted and look forward to seeing you on the courts!
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.


Book Signing with
Lisa Dancing Light

RVR resident, Lisa Dancing Light, is an educational specialist and internationally recognized recording artist and composer. She will be offering her first read and book signing event, poolside at the Ranch House, on Friday, Apr. 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Her book, Magic Mountain, an environmentally focused children’s book for ages Pre-K – 3rd grade, is a story about a talking mountain that goes to sleep because people stop coming to hear his stories. When two children come to camp with their parents in the valley of Magic Mountain, they learn about Magic from a wise old owl and decide to journey up the mountain to see if they can awaken him and hear his stories.  

This story is an adventure into a special way of listening, of waking up and about the beauty of nature in a changing world.
Click here to RSVP to this event. 
Yelena Chemerisov Art
You can now view the fantastic artwork of Yelena Chemerisov at the Ranch House! Yelena originates from Kiev, Ukraine, and worked as an artist in Los Angeles, CA for thirty years before recently moving to Basalt. She holds a BFA from Otis Parsons School of Art and Design, and focuses on oil painting mastery, as well as art education. 
Click here to learn more about Yelena and her art.

Reminders & Highlights

Irrigation Process Underway
Landscape Superintendent, Travis Green, and RVR crews have been working hard to get water available to the RVR community. Residents should expect water to be accessible in the next two weeks. When your home’s system is ready, RVR crews will leave a note on your front door handle, letting you know water is available to you, at the street. At that point, you’ll be able to activate your own sprinkler system to begin watering.

Bears Wake From Hibernation
As we transition into warmer weather, we would like to remind you that bears are now coming out of hibernation and they are hungry! Bears can be attracted to our area by trash being left out overnight, bird feeders, pet food, barbeque grills, fruit and compost.
Please do your part to keep the bears safe and out of our neighborhoods. Thank you for your efforts to keep the community and local wildlife safe!

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. 
RVR Comittees
Save the date! 
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.


Mimi's Back!
Mimi Dora has returned to teaching yoga on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Visit the RVR fitness calander on our website for zoom links to join.
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

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities
As of Apr. 2, 2021, Colorado is in Phase 2 of vaccine distribution. 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

Beginning Apr. 16 The Homestead Bar & Gril is open 7 days a week 11a.m. - 8 p.m.
Kids’ Summer Mermaid Camps are returning this summer with Pam Porter in RVR.  Visit for more information and to sign up.
Senior Matters: The new normal. Reopening our lives event on Tuesday, April 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5Point Pops Up for a Drive-in Event on Apr. 22 & 23 at Roaring Fork High School, Tickets  now on sale.
Town clean-up & waste diversion prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Apr. 24, from 8 a.m. -2 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Louise Deroualle & Molly Peacock Gallery Exhibition at Carbondale Clay Center on Saturday, Apr. 3, at 11 a.m. through Saturday, May 1 at 5 p.m.
Dandelion Day on Saturday, May 8. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sopris Park.
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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