From the Ranch House

Orchard Park, Triangle Park, and Ranch House Playground
The parks are open! Triangle and Orchard Parks are operated in conjunction with the Town of Carbondale Parks and Recreation. Both are maintained by the RVR community. The Ranch House play area is designed with the 2 – 7 age group in mind for use while the pools are open. We would like to SLIDE a big thanks to our Board of Directors for upgrading these community improvements. Also, a big SWING to Leslie Marcus and RJ Spurrier for filling the Playground Committee role. This was a lot of work, but on a fun project creating big grins. The TEETER TOTTER award goes to our staff for fitting the installations into their busy spring, summer, and fall schedule.  We will be working around the Orchard Park playground in the spring to adjust sprinkler positions as we plant new trees. We hope to have limited impact on use of the playground. It’s cold outside but please use the parks to find your inner kid and big smile.

Holiday Lighting

Per the RVR Holiday Lighting Policy, "Lighting may be on until January 31st. Holiday yard ornaments/decorations, visible holiday lights, and house icicle lights must be off and removed by January 31st. Outdoor tree lights must be turned off after January 31st, but homeowners have until March 1st to remove tree lights."
Gym Reservations Increased
Gym reservations have increased to six people per reservation block. Please continue to be vigilant about fitness distancing while at the facility, and  wear a mask. Please book for only one reservation block per day. This will give the greatest number of RVR members the opportunity to enjoy the facility.
Most importantly, if you can answer yes to either of the following questions we ask that you STAY HOME.

Are you or anyone in your household awaiting results of a COVID test?

Are you or anyone in your household experiencing COVID symptoms?

Thank you for your patience, as we implement a new way of managing the Ranch House gym. 
Christmas Tree Disposal
Beginning Monday, January 11  you may bring your Christmas trees to the Ranch House parking lot for disposal. Look for the large dumpster towards the back of the parking lot similar to the one used during leaf collection.
*No lights, ornaments or tinsel on the trees please, these are being


Save the Date 
Get ready for a fun outdoor winter event on Thursday, Jan. 28 ! Attendees can look forward to a full moon cross country ski excursion featuring a bonfire and drinks after the outing. Look for details in upcoming weekly news.
Looking for Young Artists
If you know a talented young artist who is passionate about art and is of grade school or middle school age, please contact Jules at for an opportunity to be a Ranch House featured artist during mid February and March!

Catherine Cornelius Art

Artist of the month, Catherine Cornelius, will have her beautiful art displayed at the Ranch House beginning Monday, Jan. 11
Click here to learn more about Catherine.

Reminders & Highlights

Cross Country Skiing on Golf Course
Walking, cross country skiing and sledding on the golf course and driving range are now permitted. Well behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome but, please be sure to pick up after your dogs! Carbondale leash laws apply on the property. Please do not ski or walk on greens or in bunkers (sand traps). This type of traffic can damage these areas. At the moment grooming is up in the air due to snowmobile issues. 

Committee Meeting Notice
The RVRMA Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday January 12 at 1pm via Zoom.
Click here to view the agenda. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

2021 HOA Dues
RVRMA homeowners’ dues changed beginning on Jan. 1 to the following amounts:
$290  Lots with no irrigation
$317  Custom homes and irrigated lots

$307  B lot homes
$438  Old Town
$529  Settlement
$290  Crystal Bluffs Loop*
$290  The Twenty Four*
$290  The Boundary*
*Additional dues are paid directly to the sub-association for Crystal Bluffs Loop, The Twenty Four, and The Boundary.
If you are set up with RVR’s automatic payment program, your payment will be automatically adjusted for you.

If you are not yet signed up for auto-pay and would prefer the convenience of having your dues automatically deducted from your bank account each month, you can sign up here.
For homeowners who mail in checks or use their bank’s bill-pay service, please adjust your payment to reflect the new dues amount starting in January.
If you have any questions, please contact James at


Qigong, The Grandfather of Tai Chi
Cari Shurman will offer Qigong Mondays and Thursday at 9 a.m. through January
Gentle movements to strengthen the body, improve flexibility as well as balance and enrich your energy flow. The classes will be focusing on organs, starting with the lungs and large intestines. Movements for each organ system are based on traditional Chinese medicine and works like acupuncture. Soothing, relaxing, and great for your health! We will move on to the heart, liver, bladder and all other organs. 
No previous experience is necessary.
New participants are welcome, please join us!

Master Swim

Master Swim Session #3:  Jan.6 through Feb. 24 (8 Classes)
Wednesday evening (Intermediate Level) and Thursday evening (Advanced Level) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30pm.
Limit of 4 swimmers per class. Must sign up in advance online.
“Technique and Stroke Analysis"- Focus will be on continuing to improve basic swim techniques, improving fitness and will include additional video analysis of each swimmers’ stroke.

COVID - 19 Information

COVID Vaccine

Residents of Garfield County who are 70 years and older can now call the Valley View COVID-19 Community Hotline at 970.384.7632 to schedule their vaccine.

Click here to read more.

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

Cooking to Combat Covid virtual event on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event URL:

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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