From the Ranch House

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 to three 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.

Tennis Season

We are happy to announce that the RVR clay courts are scheduled to be open for play beginning Monday, Apr. 19Our maintenance crew continues to work hard on getting the beautiful clay courts ready for play. We will update the community if the opening day shifts.

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.

Weed Spraying
We will be performing Broad leaf weed control next week in RVR Common Areas. 
The certified applicator is Outdoor Services of Rifle. This team has done a wonderful job in previous years and we are happy to have them working for us again. The application will target broadleaf weeds using COOL POWER, registered with the EPA using a CAUTION label for ‘Very Low Toxicity’. Included in this application will be MAIN EVENT IRON COMPLEX with other micronutrients, and ‘HUMIC ACID’, a natural product to enhance the soil environment. This follows the Town of Carbondale plan to improve soil and plant health in addition to controlling weeds. Also added will be surfactants and drift control agents. Click here to read application labels for these products.
The application process will take a minimum of 4 days (weather permitting). If the wind comes up or the forecast calls for rain this may take longer. Bright yellow signs will be posted on streets that are being treated, as well as smaller yellow flags indicating spray activity. Pets and their owners should avoid these areas until the applied material has dried. The marker flags and signs will be removed when it is safe to enter the area again. No application will be made to the Triangle park playing fields or the Orchard Park playground as these are part of the Town management plan.  
If you would like to opt out of having weeds sprayed on the common area in front of your home, please send a request to landscape committee chair, Sarah Murr at These requests must be received by Sunday, Apr. 11 to be registered with the applicator, please include the following;
  • Your RVR address
  • The alternate weed control management plan you will use for the area in front of your home.

    Please contact General Manager, Sterling Page, at should you have any questions. Thank you for your patience during this important process!


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.
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. 

Reminders & Highlights

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!
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!

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.

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 Committee Meeting
The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 13
Click here for agenda.
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 971 8617 1382
Passcode: 142453


Qigong Schedule Update

Please note, Qigong with Cari has moved to 8 a.m. 
and will continue to be held on Monday Thursday mornings.
Save The Date
Mark your calendars! Cari will be hosting a Qigong workshop on Sunday, May 2. More details will be released in the upcoming newsletter.

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
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 or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 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

The Homestead Bar & Grill will be re-opening with spring hours: Apr. 9, 10, & 11: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Beginning Apr. 16 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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