From the Ranch House

Ranch House Set to Reopen
We’re pleased to announce the Ranch House is set to reopen, after closing on April 18 due to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus.
The Ranch House will reopen tomorrow April 23, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.
You may again reserve Ranch House activities and rooms on the RVR website, including the gym, yoga room, lap pool, tennis courts, and the downstairs great room.
Fortunately, all employees who were tested have received negative results. As a result, we are able to safely reopen the facility, and continue to protect the health and safety of our employees, our homeowners, and the greater Carbondale community.
We thank you for your understanding and patience during our brief closure.
Irrigation Update
The RVR irrigation system is currently up and running in all areas. Owners on the west side of the Crystal River will need to turn on their water at their curb valve. If you need assistance with this, you should call your landscape maintenance contractor. Owners in the Settlement neighborhood will have water, as usual, managed by RVR Irrigation staff. Owners in the Old Town community have various systems and requirements of shared operation. Please follow this link to see your individual irrigation start up directions. 
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.
We finally have a shipper and the delivery of clay materials is scheduled for Tuesday April, 27. We will be working daily to get all courts playable, weather permitting, as soon as possible. When courts are ready to play, the booking system will open up for you to make reservations. Please remember that all players must make reservations in the booking system prior to arrival at the Tennis Center. See you on the courts!


Book Signing Rescheduled

Due to the Ranch House closure, the book signing event with Lisa Dancing Light will be rescheduled to a later date in May. Please look for more details on the new date in upcoming newsletters.

Reminders & Highlights

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
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.

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

Upcoming Meeting

The Landscape Committee will meet on Thursday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Click here for the agenda.
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.


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
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

5Point Earth Day Pop-Up Show Drive in & Online on April 22 through May 2.
Live Music with Dylan Starrs at The Homestead Bar and Grill on Friday, April 22 from 5:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.
Live Music with Don Marlin at the Homestead BAr and Grill on Sunday, Apr. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Kids’ Summer Mermaid Camps are returning this summer with Pam Porter in RVR.  Visit for more information and to sign up.
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 happening now 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.
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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