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In Memory of Linda Bjorklund

Posted By: Tom : July 13, 2017 8:11 PM

Hi All, I am very sad to say that Linda Bjorklund has passed away.  Linda will be greatly missed by many of our long time residents. Linda was instrumental keeping RORA a viable association during the early 2000s and has contributed greatly to the entire Hartsel community. She will be dearly missed.

The services for Linda will be held Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 2pm, at the American Legion Post #55, 338 N. Railroad, Buena Vista, CO.


Transition Time

Posted By: Tom : July 9, 2017 12:12 PM

July 8, 2017

Hi Everyone, Just a post to let everyone know that July 8, 2017 there was an event at Hartsel Fire Protection District (HFPD) station 1, to celebrate the transition of fire chief, from Jay Hutcheson to Chris Tingle!  

            Chris Tingle                                                                                          Jay Hutcheson

It was a very pleasant gathering with many members of the Hartsel community there to thank Jay for his decades of service and wish him the best in retirement, and to welcome Chris and wish him great success with the challenges that lie ahead for him.

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : July 9, 2017 11:19 AM

5th of July

Managers input

Happy Independence Day folks for all of you that came up to enjoy the mountains it was hot and windy, but that’s part of living in South Park Colorado.  As we get closer to the Annual Picnic things are getting busy with all the new picnic Ideas that Niki Griffin has put together.  Thank You Niki! If you are interested in helping her out please let her know. Big events are hard to plan for and there a lot of things that need to get done, so please call me and volunteer to help out with the picnic plans.

Horses-I have been asked how many horses can the ranch have on pasture?  The answer is 10 on the common pastures and for how many you can keep on your lot you will need to contact Park County Code Enforcement.

Horse sheds March 2013

Burn Pit – I would like to take this time to thank the Burn Pit volunteers this year.  You guys have made it so much easier in the manning process.  THANK YOU!

Weed Spraying – I have been out spraying the roads and picking up a lot of trash please help me Keep the roads clean by stopping by the office to clean out your vehicles. Thank You.

Have you seen all the new baby deer yet? I have only seen a few and this is one of the reasons I love living up here.  The wildlife is so abundant. If you do happen to run across wild life babies please respect that they are wild and do not touch them. If you have a wildlife emergency, contact the Colorado Parks and Wild Life office (719)) 227-5200.






John Adams, RM

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : June 25, 2017 10:06 PM

Hi All, Well I am late again with my post on the 5th and 20th and I apologize, but I have been extremely busy for the last couple of weeks. As I am sure many of you know, there has been a great deal of discussion about the possibility of building a community center on the Ranch. The board accepted volunteers and formed a committee to look into various aspects of such a project, including construction costs, financing, insurance and maintenance. The committee has worked diligently and come up with some options for us to consider. Sadly, we have not been very successful to date about informing folks in a good manner, causing a great deal of controversy and more misinformation than information seems to be the result. This being the case, we have decided that there will not be any decisive ballot at the annual meeting. Instead, we plan to send out a mailing with information about the options the committee has suggested and a mail back survey. Our intent is to get this out to folks as soon as we can so people will have a chance to return the survey prior to the annual meeting in August. At the annual meeting we would then like to have some discussion of what responses we receive and try to make a plan on which direction to take for the future.

Contrary to what some people may think, our goal from the beginning has been to work diligently to try and provide something of value to the community, something which will make the community a more pleasant place to live, nothing else! Hopefully, we will be able to make that clear and get the support of a majority of the members in good standing and move forward with the project. We will not spend any significant amount of money until we have that approval. Not one board member, or committee member will be receiving any financial benefit for themselves and trust me if we take on this project the board and volunteers will have to work very hard and many hours to bring it all together (not to mention what work they have already done).

I hope this approach works well and that all the folks will provide us feedback. Once again, the only personal gain I am looking for is the opportunity to live in a community with a nicer place to get together.

Tom Wells, Pres.

Community Yard Sale

Posted By: Administrator : June 9, 2017 4:56 PM

Where: Ranch of the Rockies Pavilion
         When: June 10th and June 11th
                Time: 9:00 AM – ??? Both Days (flexible, open for discussion)Rain or ShineThere is Limited space under the pavilion, but LOTS of space around it!
There will be 6 spaces allocated in the pavilion using 2 picnic tables each.
There are wooden picnic tables and power outlets in the pavilion.
There will be a few folding plastic tables available to borrow to be used outside the pavilion.

For more information please go to:  https://ranchoftherockies.nextdoor.com/events/1197999/

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