From the Ranch House

Holiday Decor
It's almost time to take down the festive holiday decorations!  Per the RVR Holiday Lighting policy, "Lighting may be on until January 31. Holiday yard ornaments / decorations, 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."
Hank Leasure,
Furry Friend of The Week
My name is Hank Leasure and I am a soft haired Wheaton terrier puppy! I will be turning two years old on Jan.13. My dad is Brian Leasure, who owns the big barn with the big lawn outside, where I love to play with my good friend Osa Peirson (Karen Peirson’s puppy)! I am really picky about my food, and I won’t even eat many kinds of dog treats, so my favorite food is any kind of cheese. Right now, my favorite toy is a little Santa squeaky toy that I got for Christmas. One of my quirks is that I sit very weirdly, but it makes me feel quirky and special. I can be shy when you first meet me, but once I get to know you, I am very cuddly and loving. I can be found at the RVR Sales Barn almost any day, so come say hi anytime!
We would like to thank the Leasure family for sharing Hank with us for our very first featured Furry Friend of the Week! We will be highlighting a furry friend in the newsletter each week. If you would like your furry friend to be featured, please submit a picture and short bio to
Christmas Tree Disposal
The following options are available to you when you are ready to dispose of your Christmas tree:
  • The Town of Carbondale has a free drop site in the public parking lot on the corner of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue through early February.
  • Mountain Waste and Recycling will pick up Christmas trees for a $35 fee. If the tree is taller than 10 feet, it must be cut in half. A bill for the additional fee will be sent directly to you from Mountain Waste. Please be sure to call Mountain Waste beforehand to schedule a tree pick up.


Full Moon Ski Event at
RVR Golf 
Monday, Jan. 17  | 6 - 9 p.m.
Join RVR Golf on the course for the first full moon of 2022. Cross country ski, sled, or hike under the light of the moon. Warm up with a cozy dinner or cocktail or gather around the outdoor fire pit at the Homestead afterward.  On course activities are open to the public.

Reminders & Highlights

Living with Pets in RVR
There have been reports of unleashed dogs in RVR, and we would like to remind all dog owners to be sure to keep your pups leashed!
Click HERE to learn more about the Town of Carbondale's leash laws and nuisance dog ordinances. 
Thank you for practicing courteous pet ownership!
Ski Buddies
Looking for some more ski buddies? Connect with other RVR ski enthusiasts by clicking here HERE
Please be aware that others will be able to view your contact information.

RVR Committees

Upcoming Meetings
The Long Range Planning Committee will meet Via Zoom Teleconference and at the Ranch House on Tuesday Jan. 11 at 1 p.m.
Click HERE for the agenda.
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 860 7200 1764
Passcode: 531638


Fitness News
In response to the recent spike in COVID cases  after holiday travel and gatherings, group fitness classes are on a temporary pause. This hold went into effect Friday, Jan. 7. and we look forward to resuming classes on Monday, Jan. 24, when we anticipate it will be safer for our community, instructors, and staff. We invite you to use the remaining Ranch House amenities, including the gym and lap lanes to support your fitness goals during this time. Here is the link to the fitness booking system to make your gym and lap lane reservations:
We also have the following offerings still taking place:
Qigong with Cari via Zoom
Mondays & Wednesdays | 8-9 a.m. MST
Qigong is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, sounds, meditation, and focused intent.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 165 864 209
Passcode: 13579

Master Swim with David
Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Ranch House

Master Swim is a structured workout using techniques of interval training in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, and friendship. This is a great opportunity to improve your swimming skills while working out! Registration is available 5 days in advance on our fitness booking site:
During this pause, take a moment to learn more about your amazing and talented trainers in our new Fitness Instructor of the Week! 
Fitness Instructor of the Week: Cory Rhea
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist

I’m a Central Arizona transplant, and found my way into the magnificent rocky mountains through Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Youth and high school sports played a large part in my development and in my interest in athletics and optimization. I spent 6th-12th grade in a regimented sports training program through the combined local high school and PeeWee football organizations that, along with track and wrestling, led to deep immersion in the training and performance environment.
In college much of that structured gym and field training time transitioned to outdoor sports like hiking, biking, climbing, and skiing. Having grown up hunting and fishing, the athletic challenges to be had in the backcountry were very appealing to me. After a skiing injury and poor recovery led to various movement dysfunctions and chronic pain, I had to get fired up on biomechanics and human movement science once again in order to continue my recreational athletic pursuits.
My training philosophy is based around prehab/injury prevention, principles of adaptation, corrective strategies, and optimization. After spending time as a physical therapy aide, it’s become apparent to me that corrective and recovery type exercises after injury--and more importantly an understanding of the adaptation mechanism behind them--are crucial to ingrain into the individual’s ongoing training in order to return to optimal performance.
The path to optimization of performance, as well as healthy aging and prolonged vitality, is an ever changing landscape with new challenges and new knowledge at every step. I relish the difficulty and variety it takes to maintain my body in the variety of pursuits from rock climbing to backcountry bowhunting. My goal is to help you understand and enjoy the maintenance process for your own continued success and enjoyment of this valley’s incredible outdoors.C
Cory teaches HIIT on Friday's at 6 a.m. at the Ranch House. We will feature and instructor every week in the newsletter. Check back next week to learn more about one of your favorite instructors!
If you're interested in doing private sessions at the Ranch House with one of the trainers, email to schedule your session today! 

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

Carbondale First Friday & Main Street Family Ice Skate Party at The 4th Street Plaza and Gus Darien Ice Rinks.
Click here to learn more.
The Wiffenpoofs of Yale University at TACAW on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
Create Your 2022! event at True Nature Healing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 4-6 p.m.
click here for tickets and more information.
Sunlight SkiMo Race Clinic # 1 - Intro to SkiMo Racing on Sunday, Jan 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
43rd Annual Valley Visual Arts Show at the R2 Gallery on Friday, Jan, 21 through Friday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
Light the Night with Love 2022 hosted by KDNK Community Public Radio and True Nature Healing Arts on Feb.11-Feb. 13 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. 
Click here to learn more.

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