Posted By: Tom : September 13, 2014 1:47 PM

Park County is convening and hosting a series of meetings to give residents an opportunity to learn about the Counties efforts to develop a Master Leasing Plan for future oil and gas leasing and development in Park County.  There will be a meeting in Hartsel September 22, 2014 at 5:30pm in the Community Center.  For a more complete description and agenda, please click on this link South Park Master Leasing Plan.

Duane Rumsey Celebration of Life Memorial‏

Posted By: Tom : August 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The Celebration of Life for Duane will be held September 14, 2014, 2:00pm at the DoubleTree, Stapleton, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO  80207.    A time for celebrating Duane’s life, sharing stories, pictures and fellowship.  It will be held in the Crystal Ballroom I,II with coffee, tea & cookie service as well as a cash bar.

Please RSVP by September 8 to Carol

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : August 20, 2014 8:40 AM

It’s the end of August and everyone I talk to is gearing up for fall.  The rain we’ve had has been marvelous but I have to say I’m hoping for the Dog Days of Summer and an Indian summer.2014 08 08_0185

We had a great picnic this year.  One hundred forty two residents attended.  We had plenty of food for everyone to enjoy.

Linda Balough spoke to us about the South Park Heritage Area, Andy Gray and Chris Tingle spoke to us about fire mitigation and of course Mark Lamb once again entertained us with his accounts of animals in the wild.2014 08 08_0175

We had five excellent candidates for two seats on the HOA Board. They were Dee Ann Brice, John Brice, Marie Nelson, Suzan Gebow and Jeff Deardorff. All five candidates gave a short presentation about their background and why they were running for the board.  Suzan Gebow and Jeff Deardorff were elected to the board.

We held a special Meeting Tuesday August 5th to organize ourselves and elect officers.  This year, Mike Brown will serve as President, Dick Chambers will serve as Vice-President, Brenda Whelan will remain Treasurer, Suzan Gebow will serve as Secretary and Jeff Deardorff will serve as Member-at-Large.

I want to thank Glenn Zirkle and John Keiser for their six years of service on the board.  They are both hard workers and very knowledgeable.  We will certainly miss their expertise.

We raised $140.25 at the White Elephant auction during the picnic. Every year, the money raised goes to a local charity.  This year the board voted to donate the money to the Hartsel Community Library to purchase books.  They will most certainly appreciate the money.

Our meetings are still the 2nd Saturday of the month.  The next one is September 13th at 9:00 in the Ranch office.  Feel free to attend if you just want to see what is happening or if you have something to discuss.

I look forward to another good year.

Thank you,

Dick Chambers





Dick Chambers, Vice President

Special Edition

Posted By: Tom : August 13, 2014 10:48 AM


Hello Members, We had a great day and a very nice picnic last Saturday.  As you know, two positions on the RORA board of directors were up for election.  Before I mention the winners, I would like to say thanks to the two members, Glenn Zirkle and John Keiser, who have worked hard for several years on the board.  I would also like to thank the three candidates, John & Dee Ann Brice and Marie Nelson, for their interest and efforts in running for the board.

We should congratulate the two candidates who were elected, Suzan Gebow and Jeff Deardorff.  The board held a special meeting Tuesday night to elect the members to the following positions:

President – Mike Brown                                Vice President – Dick Chambers


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Treasurer – Brenda Whelan                        Secretary – Suzan Gebow

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Member at Large – Jeff Deardorff

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Thanks to all of you who participated, and especially to John, Carole and all the other volunteers who worked hard to make the Annual Meeting & Picnic a success!

With Sympathy

Posted By: Tom : August 8, 2014 12:31 PM


Sadly, we recently lost another neighbor.  I just learned of the passing of Duane Rumsey, who lived on Bridle Path here on the Ranch.  Duane is the person who prepared the Astronomy articles for our newsletter.  Duane will be missed by many.

Duane’s wife Carol, sent the following information for us to post here on the website.

Memorial contributions in Duane’s name can be made online at
or mailed to:

ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter

7403 Church Ranch  Blvd

Broomfield, CO 80021

A Celebration of Life will be arranged for Duane, but the date has not yet
been set.


(the date will be posted when it is available)


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