“Dish with the Commiss”

Posted By: Tom : April 13, 2014 11:23 AM
Hi All,  Received an email from the Hartsel Community Center giving notice of a potluck Thursday and thought some of you might be interested in attending.  This is not a campaign meeting, as Mike Brazell is not up for election this year, it is only a get together, where you can meet one of the three guys who manage most of the Park County business.  The details I received are below:
Park County Commissioner, Mike Brazell is again hosting a potluck dinner at the Hartsel Community Center, this Thursday, April 17th.  The potluck dinner starts at 6:30 P.M.

Bring your favorite potluck dish to share with others at this informal meeting.  Discussion will revolve around what’s taken place in Park County over the past six months and your local concerns will be shared with the other Park County commissioners for discussion.


Posted By: Tom : April 5, 2014 9:47 PM

OPEN TOPS: The open tops will be here on the 18 of April and will be here until the 21st. The scrap metal trailer will be here as well.  The cameras will be fixed on them to insure we follow the rules.

Rules for the Open Top Dumpsters-Here is a list of things that are NOT allowed;

  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Paints or stains
  • Oils, used motor oil or antifreeze
  • Any type of Electronics including: TV’s, VCR’s, Florescent light bulbs etc
  • Styrofoam
  • Scrap Wood

And last but not least-Household trash!  Please use the compactor and recycling for that stuff.

List provided by Mountain View Waste.

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : April 5, 2014 6:00 AM

There will be two seats to be filled on the RORA board this year. I hope that all of you give consideration to running for the RORA board.

I have been reading the 2014 Questionnaires and will answer several of the more common questions. I would like to thank all of you that said the board was doing a good job.

Winter Roads 2014

Winter Roads 2014

The roads on the Ranch and animal control seem to be a main subject that aggravates many people. The Board is in contact with Park County for their maintaining the county roads on the Ranch. We can make requests that something be done and follow up on our request but we cannot demand that they do it.  We have almost 60 miles of roads on the ranch. One member wants Ranch Road paved. The cost of that project would use up Park County’s entire budget for the next 4 to 5 years. (Around $10,000,000), so I can assure you that won’t be done. If any member has any problems concerning the roads, the maintenance of the roads or the county plowing snow in your recently cleared driveway you should contact Park County.

ATV’s on the county roads, speeding and careless driving is illegal. RORA does not have the authority to stop anyone. We can only report it to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. Our Ranch manager is not deputized to do any Park County law enforcement.

Animal control is another problem. We have NO authority to fine or arrest anyone whose animals are running loose on your property or constant barking. Being a dog catcher is not one of our Ranch Manager’s job descriptions. Again, our Ranch Manager is not deputized to enforce Park County laws.  Call Park County if you are experiencing any dog problems.  It is the responsibility of the dog owner to make sure they follow State and Park County laws.


My favorite complaint is from one of our member’s concerning bears on his property.  I thought at great length for the correct answer to his problem. Hummm…Rocky Mountains, vast forest, rural areas, abundant wildlife. Should they call the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife?  Humm! I will have to spend some more time pondering this problem.



Please feel free to stop by a Board meeting, or let the BOD know if you see anything we can do to make life better here at Ranch of the Rockies.

Hopefully I will have some info concerning the blocking of Hereford Way at the back of the Ranch.

John Keiser - Vice Pres.

John Keiser – Vice Pres.

John Keiser

Ranch Residents-Service Provider Directory

Posted By: Suzan : April 3, 2014 9:15 AM
Hello Neighbors!  I am updating  the  “RORA Service Directory”.  This directory is to provide information to our members about your services and how to get in touch with you.   
If you own property in the ranch, have a business that provides a service and would like to be included, please send me an email or give me a call. 
If you are a consumer and would like to use a local business  for your services, please take a look at this directory.
You can find this document under the Members Only tab, Forms and Documents, at the bottom left side.
Suzan Gebow

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : March 19, 2014 10:54 PM

Horse sheds March 2013

Horse sheds March 2013


Once again we are coming to the time of year when the RORA Board of Directors starts thinking about the up-coming election of board members. There will be two seats to be filled on the RORA board this year. So many of you have been instrumental in the activities on the ranch, either by volunteering at the burn pit, or one of the other many activities we have going on. I urge all of you to consider running for the board. Our community is truly a great place to live, and we all would like to continue that environment.  As a member of the board, you get a chance to have direct input on the direction of the association, and decisions that are important to all of us.


RORA Hikers

As we head into spring, I am looking forward to once again getting up on a horse, or hiking in the forest around us. I have heard rumors that an equestrian group is in the early planning stages. Also, the Hiking Club has been around for a couple of years now, and I expect there will be many opportunities for some of their nearby hikes. Please let us know if you are interested in joining in one of these, or any other group around the ranch.

While I will be out of town for the Chili Cook Off, I look forward to seeing you at our annual meeting and picnic. If we can be of service, please let us know, or call John at the office. He can usually answer questions about what is going on around us, and direct you to services offered if you are in need of some help. Remember we have many people on the ranch who can offer anything from pet sitting to heavy construction.


Take Care,

Glenn Zirkle 2011

Glenn Zirkle


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