Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : January 20, 2016 7:00 AM


A frozen sunset

A frozen sunset

Hi Everyone, I hope your new year is starting well for you. As many of you may have noticed, the burn pit has been burned and I would like to express our gratitude to the Hartsel Fire Protection District for their continued support and participation in enabling RORA to have a place to deposit the wood debris from our mitigation and cleanup operations, without having to transport it miles and pay high fees.



Those of you who have visited the Ranch lately, or live here, may have noticed some new street signs at some of the intersections. I would like to say thanks to Jeff Deardorff for his efforts working with the Park Co folks to make this happen.  For more detail, please see the winter NL when it comes out.



We have been having some pretty chilly nights lately, so hopefully, if you are not at home here keeping the house warm, you have taken the necessary steps to make sure things did not freeze up. One of the main things to remember is to make sure there is no power to your well pump, in case there is a freeze-up that when things thaw out, the pump can’t run and cause more damage.

Stay warm,

Tom Wells1

Tom Wells, RORA Pres.

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : January 5, 2016 6:00 AM


Managers Input

Happy New Year Ranch Of The Rockies!

I can’t believe I have been here for 5 Years! You know that time fly’s by when you are having fun. 2015 was a very productive year here on the Ranch and we got a lot done like the Reservoir spillway and the weir box at the inlet along with the new culvert that has really saved water and with a lot of help from Mother Nature the Reservoir is full and we are in great shape for the spring.

The Christmas party was a great success even with the snow fall that morning. I wish to thank all the volunteers for helping out with getting the chairs and tables during the snow fall. The folks that helped set up and decorate are amazing as they transferred a work shop into a party hall. And let’s not forget the Hartsel Fire Department for all the work they did cleaning it up for us.2015 12 12_21262015 12 12_2123

Winter activities, out here at the Ranch we live close to all the skiing snowmobiling and snow shoeing not to mention sledding and inner tubing. If you don’t want to leave the Ranch there are plenty of common areas that you can sled or tube down and in the Kaufman Pasture up above the Ranch there is plenty of room for that as well. As we set into the New Year I would like to Thank all the folks that had Campers on vacant lots for getting them off and into storage for the Winter. If you haven’t noticed the Deer are still in the Rut and seen in this Picture. Please do not feed them.

John Adams

John Adams, RM

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Meeting Change Announcement

Posted By: Suzan : January 2, 2016 4:22 PM

The January Board of Directors meeting has been changed from

January 9, 2016 to meeting noticeJanuary 16, 2016.

Special Notice: Burn pit available for Christmas tree disposal

Posted By: Tom : December 31, 2015 7:28 PM

Hi Members, The Ranch Manager has agreed to allow access to the burn pit until Tuesday Jan 5th for disposal of natural wood Christmas trees.  The pit is scheduled to be burned by the HFPD on Wed Jan 6th, in case you see smoke, and therefore will be closed the 6th and after that date. Contact John (RM) if you need further information.

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : December 5, 2015 9:25 PM

December 5th 2015 Managers Input  Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Party will be on December 12th, 2015 at Campfire and Ranch Road.  Start time at 1:00 PM there will be a lot of door prizes and we are hosting the Ugly Christmas Sweeter contest, so dig into those boxes of old clothes and find the winning sweater. I hear the competition will be tough this year. The menu is Spiral Ham and the Ranch will be providing bottled water, coffee, hot chocolate and sodas . We ask that you bring a desert, or a side dish that will go with the main dish.

Campers: I wish to thank all the folks that have moved their RVs off of their lots. I have had quite a few comments from neighboring properties, of how nice it is to see some of the old campers that have been out there for a long time, finally removed. Thank you!

Building on the Ranch:  Do you need an Architectural sign off sheet? The answer is yes, this a requirement for building, even a shed, on your property. This includes green houses, if you read the rules and regulations for Ranch of the Rockies Home Owners Association.  The Board has assigned an Architectural Committee and they have been keeping me very busy, keeping track of all the building that has been going on this year.

As we close out the Year 2015, let’s think of how we can make the Ranch an even better  place to live, by providing ideas to the Board of Directors, things that you would like to see done around the common properties.

Merry Christmas folks, see you at the Party.

John Adams

John Adams, Ranch Manager


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