Special Message

Posted By: Tom : March 28, 2015 9:58 AM


Good Morning everybody,
The Park County Dispatch called and said there will be a controlled 
burn west of Ranch of the Rockies on Lions Ridge this burn will go for 
two days 

Saturday and Sunday 3/28/2015 3/29/2015.

John Adams
Ranch Manager

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : March 20, 2015 6:00 AM


“Signs” of Spring!New County Road Signs

Those of you who use the Route 24 entrance to the Ranch have likely taken notice of the new County stop sign and road name sign recently installed by Park County.  This is a direct result of a request made by your Board of Directors during Curt Logsdon’s visit and presentation at our December Board meeting.  Curt is the Director of the recently reorganized Park County Public Works Department which includes the former functions of the Road and Bridge Department.

The photo here shows that John Adams, our Manager, also removed the old and illegible “Ranch Road” sign that did not meet County sign standards.  I think you will agree this was a significant functional and aesthetic improvement to the Ranch’s main entrance.

Mr. Logsdon also has agreed to assign a crew to replace certain sections of failing County snow fencing that help protect several of our major roads in the Ranch from drifts.  With RORA furnishing the fencing, this work will be accomplished this spring.  The board agreed to provide the fencing because the Public Works Department’s budget has no provision for such fencing on the Ranch.



As your Member-at-Large, the Board recently elected me as the primary Point-of-Contact (POC) with the County Public Works Department on matters regarding roads in the Ranch.  So if you have concerns or problems you would like to share with Mr. Logsdon, please email me at jeffdorff@gmail.com. I’ll do my best to make sure your concerns are addressed.



Jeff Deardorff, Member-at-Large


Notice the leak in the Homestake Pipeline.  Carol Rumsey was thoughtful enough to take a picture and send it to us.


Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : March 4, 2015 8:45 PM


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It’s Chilly

The snow is falling!

What a strange Winter we are having so far.  I’m hoping for a wet March so we have enough moisture to have NO forest fires and beautiful wildflowers again this year.

We are starting into the “mud” season and roads can be pretty exciting to drive on, this time of year.  Be careful.  That stuff is slippery.

The Board of Directors has been very busy this term.  I hope you know how much this board cares about the Ranch of the Rockies being a great place to live and visit.  Remember that you are always welcome to attend the meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9 am in the Ranch office.

The roll offs will be here for us the second weekend of April.  John will get us a list of items allowed to be thrown in them and I’ll post it on the online calendar here shortly.



Suzan Gebow

Secretary of the Board

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : February 20, 2015 10:38 PM


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I am late getting an article together for the 20th update and I have no one to blame but myself.  I was getting ready to send a reminder to the board member who was late getting their article to me, when I discovered it was the treasurer’s turn and realized that that is me!  We are supposed to get some snow this weekend and boy do we need it.  This has been one of the mildest winters that I have seen since moving up full time in 2001!  Let’s all hope for a nice wet spring season.Sky Watch

If you get a chance, stop by the office and look over the remodeling work.  It looks great with the new doors, updated restroom and a good cleaning.

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It looks like a good year on the Ranch, the dues collections are moving well, we have a good budget in place for the coming year and things seem to be on track.  I’m sure by now some of you have had the opportunity to utilize the new online payment process, thanks to the hard work of Carole our bookkeeper.


Tom Wells, RORA Treas.

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : February 5, 2015 11:30 AM


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Here we are in February and we’ve have spring-like weather at the end of January.  Let’s hope we get back to winter snows so we continue to build the snow pack.

When this update gets posted, we should be almost finished with the updating the bathroom in the Ranch office.  It was so bad and it looks real nice, even if it isn’t quite finished.  I want to thank Suzan Gebow and John Adams for their hard work in getting this accomplished.  I believe there were a couple of volunteers that helped also.

I hope all of you have had the chance to read the latest newsletter.  You should have received it by mail or read it on the website.  Thank you Mary Jo for putting it all together.

2015-01-08 Today

In the newsletter, I included an article about how neighbors can help each other with wood removal.  This helps us with fire mitigation and helps to decrease fire danger.  I am happy to report that several lot owners have signed up to have wood removed and several lot owners have requested the information so they can remove wood for fire wood.  Thank you to the lot owners who have begun to use this service. Remember this is for wood that can be used for burning.  It is not for rotted wood. If you need more information about how to sign up, please refer to the winter RORA newsletter or call John Adams at 836-2079.

Have a great February and happy Groundhog day February 2nd, President’s Day February 12th and Valentine’s Day February 14th.

Dick Chambers

Dick Chambers

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