Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : March 20, 2017 6:08 AM

March 20, 2017

A Sunny March Morning

Spring is just around the corner and the weather in late Winter has been very mild so far.  We all know that could change quickly.  As the weather warms up many of you may be thinking about camping on your lots and enjoying the area.  While this is allowed and many do it, there are some rules you need to be aware of.


The Ranch of the Rockies Association has some policies in place around camping that allows camping on an unimproved or vacant lot from April 1st to October 1st and proper sanitation procedures must be followed. This is all documented in the RORA Policies and Procedures document ( camping is on page 14) that can be found on the RORA website.  http://www.rotr.org/governing-documents/  The RORA Board of Directors are trying to enforce these rules.  In fact, several violators that have ignored our request to correct the violations have recently been turned over to our lawyer for assistance in resolving the non-compliance.

In addition to the RORA policies, Park County has their own Camping regulations that you should be aware of.

Ron Rose

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : March 17, 2017 11:07 AM

Please excuse me, John’s post should have been posted on the fifth, it is my fault that it is late.  Tom Wells

March 5th Input 2017

It’s hard to believe that March is already upon us and believe it or not this is one month that can produce a lot more snow. We have had a great winter so far with the snow accumulation and I would like to see more.
Burn Pit: As most of you know it was started last month and we are in good shape for opening it on time in April, so please check your calendars for Wednesdays and Saturdays and Please volunteer for one of them. My Calendar is wide open right now for April May and June.
Reservoir: It is still frozen over and is closed
Pastures: We are on the last month for the Winter pasture and with any luck we will be moving the Horses over to Pasture “C” alongside the Pavilion.
June 3rd & 4th the Horse club is going to have an Sponsor an event with Equine Trails Sports Both the Arena and Pavilion have been reserved for that weekend. There will be Flyers posted and it is open to the Public.
Annual Picnic: As most of you know there is a lot of planning for an event like this and the Picnic Committee is looking for volunteers there will be some changes this year and if you would like to be a part of it Please volunteer. Contact Nikki Griffin griffin0998@gmail.com 316-312-5766
Open Tops: When are the Open Top dumpsters going to be here? I get this question a lot this time of year, and as it looks, it is going to be in May.
Folks spring is just around the corner and some of you will be wanting to do some building or putting a shed on your property Please check with Park County as the new building codes are in place. Some of you already have sheds on Vacant lots and the code enforcement officers of Park County are out taking inventory. Please Remember that you cannot have structures on a vacant lot, until you have a primary Residence and then you can have two accessory buildings.






John Adams, Ranch Manager


Updates on the 5th and the 20th

Posted By: Tom : February 20, 2017 2:19 PM

CALL FOR RORA BOARD NOMINEES                                                                             

Two members (Suzan Gebow and Jeff Deardorff) of our Board of Directors will have completed their respective 3-year terms as of the date of our Annual Meeting and Picnic on August 12th, 2017.  Accordingly, your Board of Directors is seeking qualified nominees for these positions in advance so they may be elected by Association members at that Annual Meeting.  Officers of the board are then elected by the other board members at the Annual Meeting, or a special meeting as well.

Nominees must be members “in good standing” of the Ranch of the Rockies Homeowners Association and need not be full-time residents. This means you must have signed the Ranch’s Declarations, are current with your annual association dues, and not in violation of the Association’s Policies and Procedures.  These documents may all be found on the Ranch’s Website. The board meets on the second Saturday of each month, and members are expected to attend each meeting barring any unseen or extraordinary circumstances.

Burn Pit 2017

If you are interested in providing community leadership as a board member, please contact any member of the board, and be prepared to provide a short (no more than a page) biographical sketch indicating why you are interested in becoming a board member, along with any relevant experience or qualifications that would make you a good candidate. All, or a portion of your biographical sketch will then be sent to the membership, in the summer newsletter, prior to the Annual Meeting.  All nominees will be invited to address the membership at the Annual Meeting if they so desire prior to the election.

So, if you have strong feelings about the issues that the board will address in the coming year, or if you just feel it’s time for you to get to know your neighbors better and become more involved with the affairs of the Ranch of the Rockies, please be sure to let any board member know.





Jeff Deardorff, Vice President

Annual Picnic Committee request

Posted By: Suzan : February 14, 2017 9:18 AM

This years annual meeting will include two days of activities, and will include many fun events to partake in.

The meeting, and picnic will be Saturday the 12th, starting at 9 am.  The other events schedule will be posted as the time get’s nearer, and updated information can also be found on the forum here;  2017 RORA Annual Picnic Planning

From the committee;

             The Ranch of the Rockies Association annual event August 11-12, 2017 should be an exciting time this year! Besides the usual meeting, presentations, and    potluck, we are hoping to get neighbors involved, and meeting one another. We need to borrow (or if you want to donate to the ranch) some items to make this a fun event.

The following equipment is needed; 

Bowling pins Softballs,

Bats, balls and bases,

Corn Hole Volley Ball,

Badminton Set

Please contact Joyce Machala 303-726-4348 (call or text)


Posted By: Tom : February 13, 2017 1:14 PM

Burn Pit is being burned! If you notice flames or smoke about 3 miles south from Hwy 24 on Ranch Rd, it is due to the burn pit being burned.  The HFPD (Hartsel VFD) is burning the pit while the conditions are favorable.


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