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Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : January 5, 2018 6:27 AM

January 5th 2018 Managers Input

Happy New Year Ranch of the Rockies as we welcome in the new year I would like to reflect on 2017. We welcomed in some new Board members and we managed to get almost all the campers off vacant lots there is still a couple that are in denial but we are working on them. The Burn Pit is the fullest it has ever been and that’s a big accomplishment. Fire mitigations still have a long way to go but every little bit helps. With all the work put in at the Reservoir we managed to keep it full the entire year.  Road and Bridge has been really good to us this year and our roads are in great shape. Hartsel Fire held an Open House at station #3 and we picked up two more Volunteer Fire Fighters and we now have an Assistant Fire Chief. Properties have been moving and houses are being built all over the Ranch. The Board of Directors voted on having the Carpet replaced in the Ranch House with Vinyl Flooring and it looks Great. we have a new Cardboard Recycling Trailer that is a blessing and I believe we are recycling more cardboard than ever. The Two Times we had the Open Top Dumpsters they were both filled to maximum capacity unfortunately we lost the scrap metal guy . 

As we welcome in the New Year I look Forward to working here another year and meeting New People that move on to the Ranch. One of the things I Would like to get done this year will be at the Reservoir and some new signs put up. I will be cleaning  the Fishing spots around the Reservoir and  I have been asked to find a way to get rid of the Ants on the South side and this has had my attention for a long time Any Suggestions are welcomed Except Poisons I can’t have anything get into the water I will try mowing it down and see if that helps.

Around the Ranch and the common areas have been repairing fence lines and fence rails. As I drive around I stop and pick up trash along the way,  your help with this would be greatly appreciated.  This is a place of beauty and it takes a lot of work to keep it that way.

Welcome 2018 May your Time at Ranch of the Rockies be pleasant and plentiful.

John Adams, RORA Ranch Mgr.

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : December 19, 2017 8:18 PM

Updates on the 5th and 20th                           


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Hi Everyone, It has been another busy year here on the Ranch.  I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the Christmas party on December 9th and I would like to thank Gary Woirhaye and all the folks who helped him for all the hard work in organizing and putting the party together.  I have included a few photos from the party in this article.

The weather has been unusually warm, this year and so I would like to remind everyone to be very careful with fire and to be sure and check the burn status before doing any outdoor activities involving fire.

I am sure that if you have been on Ranch Rd in the last few weeks, you have noticed all the power line construction and I would ask that you drive carefully through the work areas.  The project to install the three phase lines is moving along, thanks in large part to the weather and it looks like they are going to have phase one of the project (to the intersection of Ranch and Sombrero) completed right on schedule.








Tom Wells, RORA VP


Updates of the 5th and the 20th

Posted By: Administrator : December 6, 2017 3:40 PM

Managers Input

December is here and many people will be here on the Ranch For Christmas, The Christmas Party is Set for December 9th at 2 pm at the Hartsel Fire Station #5 on Ranch Road and Campfire.  There is a flyer posted on line (click here) as well as the bulletin Boards.  If you plan to attend please RSVP to the Office phone number 719-836-2079 or Email us at rorahoa@ghvalley.net.   Please remember to check the flyer out -it gives information on what the Ranch provides and what we would like you to bring.

Burn Pit is closed however we are still letting folks in there on a case by case basis with instruction on where to dump the slash.

The Reservoir has frozen over then opened up again and as long as there is open water then fishing is still allowed but please Remember that ICE Fishing is Never allowed.

I have been asked to post something about loose dogs!  Unfortunately we had someone that was out walking and was bitten by a dog that was not on a leash and not under voice commands.  This is Sad!  There was a police report filed and Animal control was dispatched.  Folks as I drive around the Ranch I often see dogs loose and running the roads.  Park Count has Laws about dogs running loose and if they are chasing wildlife that is something I have to report to Parks and Wildlife and if they are aggressive in nature they may be put down so do yourself a favor and control your pets.

Where is the Snow?  I have been asked this on several occasions and our normal heavy snows don’t normally arrive until late December thru April and May so Hang in there the snow is coming.

We are blessed to have property here at Ranch of the Rockies and just the other day I had some visitors that were out looking at properties stop in and they were amazed how we do things here and the low cost of HOA Dues. The Views are spectacular and everyone they met along their travels thru here were both courteous and helpful. Thank you! 

Winter is here so Let us have a Safe and Happy Holiday season.

John Adams
Ranch Manager

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : November 20, 2017 6:00 AM

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and can spend it with family and friends no matter where you are.     


For those who have recently driven down Ranch Road from Highway 24 you have noticed that IREA has started the pole replacement and rerouting project.  IREA has informed us that they are upgrading the poles from single phase to three phase.  This will mean slightly taller poles with crossbars at the top to handle the additional two lines.  The reason for this upgrade is to increase capacity and provide better service for our area.  Some runs are moving from the middle of a field to along the road so they will be easier to maintain, especially in the winter.

The work planned for this winter is to run the new poles down Ranch Road from Highway 24 to Tapedero Road.  Additionally they will run new poles from Ranch Road down to the end of Sombrero Road and from Ranch Road down to the end of Tapedero Road.

We have been told that IREA will communicate directly with those that will be impacted by any outage as their work progresses.

The Ranch of the Rockies Annual Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday December 9th starting at 2PM.  It will once again be held at the Hartsel Fire Station #5 located at Ranch Road and Campfire Road.
The Association will provide Ham, turkey, bread, drinks and place settings.
Each family/property owner who attends should bring a side dish or dessert.
Each person who attends is asked to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit the South Park Food Bank.  (See Flyer below)

Ron Rose, RORA Pres.

Christmas Party!

Posted By: Tom : November 14, 2017 7:53 PM

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