From the Ranch House

EGGciting Easter Egg Hunt This Sunday!
Please join us on Sunday, Apr. 4 for our annual EGGciting Easter Egg Hunt! Kids age five and under will begin the hunt at 11:30 a.m. Children five and older will follow soon after. If your child finds a golden egg, bring it to the Easter Bunny for a special surprise!
Please bring your own basket/container to gather the eggs. Mimosas for adults will also be served!
Click here to register for this fun family event!
No Trespassing on
Golf Course

All 18 holes of the RVR golf course will be fully open beginning Saturday, Apr. 3.  This means that public pedestrian access (including residents of River Valley Ranch) is now prohibited at all times on all golf course property. Town of Carbondale law enforcement will be helping to implement this. Please be aware that violators may be cited for trespassing. 
RVR Golf will welcome pedestrian traffic back when the golf course closes in the fall. 
Pesky Pet Problem
Now that the snow has melted, an ugly (and stinky) problem is emerging. Dog scat is being found throughout the public areas of the community and should serve as a reminder to all pet owners to be responsible and pick up after your dogs!
Dog poop poses a variety of health risks and is very unpleasant to all residents using the walking paths for recreation. Poop bags are provided year round at the regularly serviced waste stations. Please be a good neighbor and dog owner, and pick it up!


Yelena Chemerisov Art
Beginning next week (midweek) you can 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.
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.
Registration for this event will be posted next week.

Reminders & Highlights

Masks Still Required

We are so lucky that many RVR residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine! That said, we ask that our members continue to take the recommended precautions while visiting the Ranch House and wear a mask. It may seem counterintuitive, but health officials say that even after you get vaccinated, you still need to practice the usual pandemic precautions, at least for a while. That means steering clear of crowds, continuing to wear a good mask in public, maintaining 6 feet or more of distance from people outside your household and frequently washing your hands.
Click here for information from the CDC website about how to protect others after you have been fully vaccinated.

Ranch House Alarm 

The Ranch House security system will be undergoing testing on Thursday, Apr. 8 between 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Ranch House reservations will not be open during this important maintenance and testing of our alarm system.

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. 

What Changes Must be Reviewed by The DRC?

We are currently experiencing a significant increase in Design Review requests. For many, this is the first time to be navigating the DRC process. Click here to learn more about the RVR Design Review Committee approvals process and what changes must be reviewed by the DRC.
RVR Comittees
Upcoming Committee Meeting
The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 13. Meeting agenda and Zoom link will be provided in next week's newsletter.


Fitness Calendar

Click here to view the online fitness calendar.

Qigong Schedule Update

Please note, Qigong with Cari has moved to 8 a.m. 
and will continue to be held on Monday Thursday mornings.

Master Swim

Master Swim with Dave Clark returns to Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Ranch House. Members can sign up for the course on the Ranch House booking site. Reserve your spot today as space is limited.
“Endurance and Efficiency Training”
Focus will be on building/improving endurance and learning techniques for becoming a more “efficient” swimmer.
This class will also include video analysis of each swimmers’ stroke.   

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities

  • 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.

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

RVR Golf Course open with all 18 holes on Saturday, Apr. 3

The Homestead Bar & Grill will be re-opening with spring hours: Apr. 2, 3 & 4: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Apr. 9, 10, & 11: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Beginning Apr. 16 open 7 days a week 11a.m. - 8 p.m.
5th Annual Where My Peeps at Scavanger Hunt on Saturday, Apr. 3 between 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Kids’ Summer Mermaid Camps are returning this summer with Pam Porter in RVR.  Visit for more information and to sign up.
5Point Pops Up for a Drive-in Event on Apr. 22 & 23 at Roaring Fork High School, Tickets  now on sale.
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.
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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