IMPORTANT NOTICE BOARD MEETING CANCELLED!Posted By: ladigotom : March 6, 2014 4:23 PM
The Ranch of the Rockies Association board of directors meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 8th, 2014 has been cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. The next meeting shall be the regularly scheduled April 12, 2014 meeting.
Calendar of Events is up and working!Posted By: Suzan Gebow : February 25, 2014 5:57 AM
From the Site Admin:
The following information is provided by Suzan Gebow. For those of you who do not know her, Suzan is a member who recently purchased a home here on the Ranch and who has very generously offered to assist with our website. Her first challenge, which I believe you will find she has a great job with, was to work on our “Calendar of Events”, which has not functioned very well since the site has been available. I would like to thank Suzan personally, and I believe everyone will find the calendar valuable in the future. Thanks Suzan. Suzan and I both thank Andy Meng (the father of our site) for all his assistance! We could not have done it without him.
Now you can scroll down to the real stuff!
How to find and use it-once you are logged in to the website:
- Find the Members Only section on the left column
- Calendar of Events is the first item-click on link
When the Calendar comes up, you have numerous options available to view upcoming items:
- The blue arrows along the top will go forward or back a month
- Hover over down arrow next to the month to choose a different month
- or choose Week, Month or Agenda on the top right. (The Agenda tab is my favorite because you can see everything)
If you have an event that you would like listed on the calendar, please email me the following information and I will be happy to enter it for you:
- Title of event
- Start date and time
- End date and time
- Is it ongoing or a one-time event?
- Event location and details
- Venue name
- Event cost (if any)
- Organizer contact information (if you would like a link included-let me this here)
I’m looking ahead to warmer weather and having more fun, how about you!
Calendar-of-Events is not up and running!Posted By: Suzan Gebow : February 20, 2014 2:20 PM
Sorry folks-we thought we had it working but it is not. We have not given up. Come back and check in a few days and we will have something for you!
Updates on the 5th and 20thPosted By: ladigotom : February 19, 2014 8:22 PM
I can’t believe it is already the 20th of February. We’ve survived the deep, drifting snows of January and are now in a melting period which I call slush and mud or slip and slide in the mountains. I know we still have the rest of February, March and sometimes April to get through the rest of the snow. I know we can survive what everyone called “mountain breezes” when we moved here. Everywhere else calls it what it is “God awful, depressing wind”.
While we are talking about weather, I want to thank everyone who has helped out their neighbors. I’ve heard lots of wonderful stories of peoples helping each other. I especially want to thank our Ranch manager, John Adams. I know he has helped many residents this winter, including me. He is always ready to help if he can. Thank you, John.
The Ranch has two standing committees: the Rules Enforcement Committee and the Architectural Review Committee. As of this time we have no volunteers serving on these committees. So in fact, the Board of Directors carries out the duties of these committees.
The policy and Procedures state that the” Rules Enforcement Committee assists in the administration and enforcement of the rules contained in the Policy and Procedures document”. The Architectural Review Committee “review and approves plans for proposed construction on member’s property” according to Ranch guidelines.
If you are interested in serving on either of these committees, please contact the Ranch office at 836-2079.
Stay warm and continue to help each other. Offer a smile. Remember, it costs nothing and feels good to giver and the recipient. Let’s hope Spring is around the corner.
Updates on the 5th and 20thPosted By: ladigotom : February 6, 2014 11:44 AM
Hi, Neighbors! I know you all are aware, but it has been COLD!!! I hope you all have weathered this cold snap well.
With all of the snow we’ve been getting, our aquifers should be filling nicely! A few months ago we had developed a problem with our water. It started to smell like bad eggs. That odor is a naturally occurring compound called sulphur. When this happens, you may want to have your well checked by a professional. Wells should be checked annually, and if you haven’t already started, you should be keeping a well file and a septic file logging all of the care and maintenance of each.
There are a few things that can cause your water to start to smell. You need to determine where the odor is coming from. You need to be away from your home for a few hours and upon returning, turn your taps on one at a time. If the odor comes from the hot water or is in softened water, your water heater or water softener could be where the odor originates. However, if it comes from both faucets but dissipates after a minute or two, you probably have sulfur bacteria in your water or your pipes. If the odor becomes constant, then it most likely is due to gas in your groundwater.
Recently we had issues, so my husband removed the anode rod, or the magnesium corrosion control rod, from our hot water heater and replaced it with a new one. He then cleaned the heater out with a chlorine bleach to remove any of the sulfur bacteria residues. After that, he turned the water temperature up – just temporarily – to approximately 160 degrees to kill of any remaining bacteria in the heater. After he did all of this, we had no water odor at all, and our water tastes so very sweet now! He recommends changing the anode rod out about every three years. The anode rods are available usually at True Value in Fairplay and generally run around $18 – $20. Not a bad investment for oh-so-good water!
There are many websites available that can walk you through maintenance of your well, but as I suggested before, if you aren’t handy around the house, or you just don’t want to be bothered with the maintenance, you really should look into a professional who can take care of your well.
That’s about it for this time. Be sure to look at the website: www.rotr.org for updates from your Board of Directors and questions, answers and other interesting things in the forums. If you haven’t heard, you can now pay your dues through the website! Leave us suggestions for topics you would like to hear about. Come and visit one of our monthly board meetings and definitely come to the Ranch events. It’s always good to get to know your neighbors. We have a great community here thanks to all of you!
Brenda J. Whelan
Treasurer, RORA BOD
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