More About our Annual Meeting and Picnic

Posted By: Tom : August 29, 2015 5:37 PM

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Chris Tingle & Andy Grey

For those who could not attend the Annual Meeting and Picnic on August 8th, here are some highlights of what you missed. We had over 150 in attendance – which exceeded our turnout last year. With Chairman Mike Brown conducting the meeting, attendees heard reports from Board Officers and our Ranch Manager, and presentations by County Commissioner Mark Dowaliby, Assistant Fire Chief Chris Tingle, Patrol Corporal Jennifer Plutt, of the Park County Sheriff’s Office, and County Public Works Department (formerly Road and Bridge) Transportation Supervisor Tammy Crawford.   Each of our speakers allowed plenty of time for questions and discussion of many of the current issues affecting our quality of life on “The Ranch.”

This year attendees were treated to a menu of smoked brisket, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs from Skanga Meat Company, and a host of homemade dishes and desserts brought by Association members. Door prizes of gift certificates from Quincey’s Steak House, Skanga Meat Company, and Storyville Theater in Salida were awarded. The White Elephant auction raised $100 – all going to the Park County 4-H Club.

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Park Co Commissioner Mark Dowaliby

Last but not least, those gathered enjoyed live entertainment from some of the Ranch of the Rockies’ string musicians – “The Ranch Hands,” as dubbed by a member of the audience.  The group included Sharon DeLaney on bass, Debra Edell and Paul Johnson on guitar, and yours truly on banjo. These musicians, along with others, typically get together every other Thursday evening during the summer months. All musicians living on the Ranch are invited to join in. Contact Debra Edell (719) 207-9904 for time and venue.


Jeff Deardorff, Member-at-Large

Date Change for September BOD Mtg

Posted By: Tom : August 25, 2015 11:31 PM

Please note, due to conflicts that won’t allow the board to have a quorum on 09/12/2015, we are postponing the meeting until 09/19/2015.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but believe it to be necessary.  Thanks for your consideration.

Annual Picnic-Great success!

Posted By: Suzan : August 14, 2015 9:20 AM

Welcome sign 2015-08-08 09.27.39Thank you all for coming to the picnic this year.  We had a wonderful turn out, good speakers, good food and other than a bit of wind-Great weather!  One property owner brought a kite to fly.  Great idea-we might do that next time.  resized picnic attendees 2015-08-08 09.54.12




Your two new board members were elected and I’ve updated the Board of Directors page on the site.

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Tom Wells and Ron Rose both bring numerous years of Ranch experience and have both served on this board in the past so that is good for all of us.



We raised $80 to donate to the Fairplay 4-H, through the sale/auction of white elephant items.  Thank you to all of you who donated and purchased.BBQ 2015-08-08 09.06.56

Just a reminder-our Board of Directors meetings are held every 2nd Saturday at the Ranch office at 9 am.  You are all welcome.  If you have something that you would like to present to the board, I need it 2 weeks before the meeting since I have the Agenda ready 2 Fridays before and post it on our website documents page.  John also puts it up on the main bulletin board by the trash receptacle.

Secretary of the Board-Suzan Gebow


Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Suzan : August 5, 2015 4:05 AM

2_thank youI’d like to start my update by giving a huge THANK YOU to Dick Chambers and Brenda Whelan for giving of their time on the Board of Directors.  I wish I’d had more than the one year to get to know them.  Each of you brought something unique and special to the board and we appreciate that.


The Annual picnic is this coming Saturday.  We will have a short board of directors meeting to start and then we have speakers, music and food all lined up for you.  picnic table foodDon’t miss it.  We’d love to see you there.


The roll off dumpster will be available for you to use starting Friday the 7th through Monday the 10th.  Please make sure to read the list on our calendar of items that cannot be put in them.  This is a wonderful benefit to us on the Ranch.  We try to do this 2x’s per year, for your convenience.
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The Board will be putting together a work day to address a couple of our common area lots in the ranch.  We will be asking for your help to haul off fallen and dead trees to the burn pit.   Extra hands, trucks and trailers will make the job go quicker.  We will provide more information as soon as we have the date and location decided upon.



The flresized flowers 7 2015owers this year are the best we’ve seen in 20 years!  Just walking around our property here in the Ranch we counted over 50 different varieties of wildflowers!  I love Colorado.



See you at the picnic.  Please come up and say hello!






Suzan Gebow

Secretary of the Board

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Suzan : July 20, 2015 8:18 PM

July 20, 2015

I hope everyone is enjoying our nice wet summer.  The wildflowers are more plentiful than I’ve seen them in years and the pastures are green, which has been pretty unusual in the last couple of decades.  WebBadgerMeantime, the burn pit has been very active, primarily due to the very heavy late snow we had in May, but things are beginning to normalize a bit (but the RM still needs volunteers for Weds & Sats).

webMooseAs treasurer, in reviewing the 06/30/2015 Financial Statement, the Association is in good fiscal condition. Our dues collections are more than 85%, which is very good for mid-year and our reserves are in good shape.  I does appear that we will need to purchase a new truck this fall, as the current truck is fully depreciated and the reserve to replace it is fully funded.

I am pleased to say that we are now distributing a much larger proportion of our quarterly newsletters via the website, saving us money, both for printing and for postage.  If you are not already reading your copy on the site, please send Carole (our great bookkeeper) an email at and let her know that you would like to have her add you to the list.





Tom Wells – Treasurer

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