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.


Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : February 5, 2017 10:21 PM




 2/5/2017 Input

Winter at Ranch of the Rockies          

Here it is the beginning of February and snow is the on the ground. My phone has been ringing off the hook for information on who is plowing and can someone come pull me out of the snow drifts. I was happy to see the amount of help from neighbors out there helping one another even in the middle of the night.

Vehicle maintenance is a must up here checking your tires and winterizing it and that should include chains. This packed powder snow has even claimed 4wd trucks and Jeeps so please be careful when driving around ranch roads.

Hats off to Park County Road and Bridge those guys are doing a great job! I have seen them put in some long hours as they battle wind drifts. I for one appreciate their efforts of keeping the roads passable. Thanks Guys!!

Winter Activities, A lot folks have been coming up to enjoy the mountains skiing, snow shoeing and even snowmobiling, that is why living, or owning property up here is fantastic. The views of snow covered mountains are awesome and makes for some great photos.

Winter has a down side to it and unless you are prepared for it, it will sneak up and cause lots of problems. One, is the Propane in your tank if the company cannot get to it they will not fill it. If you believe it is too low, call the experts from the gas companies, they can tell you what the safe levels are. I get asked that question a lot and I believe it should never get below 30%.

Have fun this winter and be safe, wherever you go, the roads get icy and windblown and, as a Volunteer Fire Fighter, I have seen a lot of folks off in the ditch. Please Be Careful.






John Adams, Ranch Mgr.



Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Suzan : January 20, 2017 9:54 AM

The snow is finally here!

Colorado is getting hit with a lot of snow, in the high country.  Even though this has many positives associated with it, there are also many possible negatives to keep in mind.

One of the Salida Forest Rangers was found dead from frostbite, the first week of January.
Some of the important things that the Search and Rescue wanted to remind us about, is to make sure to do the following-as a bare minimum-when going out in the mountains;

  * Take along extra clothes-Layering is a necessity in Colorado.
  * Make sure to have enough water, and food.
  * Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to be
  * Take along a GPS device or a Cell phone.  They can often find
     someone this way from its signal.
  * Carry a small fire-starting kit.

The following sites also offer helpful information;

Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Park County Search and Rescue-Avalanche Awareness
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-10 essentials and Hiking Guide

We are so lucky to be able to enjoy the outdoors, here in Colorado. 

The quarterly newsletter have been mailed, and the online version is available on our website here.

Suzan Gebow
Secretary of the Board

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