Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : October 17, 2014 6:00 AM


Ranch Christmas Party Set for December 13th

2011 PartyWhat: Ranch of the Rockies Annual Christmas party

When:  5:00PM on Saturday, December 13th

Where: Fire Station #5 (Ranch Road and Campfire)

The main entre will be smoked ham, catered by the Branding Iron, and all attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Like last year, there will be door prizes, an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, and a gift exchange for those wishing to participate.

If you want to participate, bring your gift (maximum value of $15 including CO sales tax) to the party.

If you plan to attend, please be sure to contact John Adams at the Ranch Office (RORHOA@ghvalley.net or (719) 836-2079) no later than December 1st so we can have an accurate headcount for the caterer.  We  also need some folks to help with setup starting around 1:00 pm. Please let John know if you can help.

Last year’s Christmas party was a blast, and the board looks forward to seeing everyone there this year!

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Jeff Deardorf Member at Large




IREA to begin vegetation management in area

Posted By: Suzan : October 11, 2014 4:19 PM

Intermountain Rural Electric Association will begin right of way vegetation management along their  overhead power lines in ourtrimming electric lines area.  A representative from the Association’s tree contractor will notify land owners by placing a door hanger approximately one week prior to starting work on your  property.

Any questions involving the areas affected should contact the Woodland Park District Line Superintendent Alan McDowell at 719-695-3298.

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday October 8, 2014 starting in the 4 am hour

Posted By: Suzan : October 7, 2014 6:46 AM


The Lunar Eclipse will be to the West and should turn the moon a dark Red.
Local times for eclipse in Denver on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 are in this photo below.


If you are able to get any good photo’s of this event, I’d love to see them.

Double click on either of the photo’s below to see them in a readable size.


This October skies article on Denver Astronomical Society website is very interesting:


This is a calendar of Meteor Showers that you may like;  http://www.almanac.com/content/meteor-showers-guide

Meteor shower schedule

Enjoy, Suzan

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : October 5, 2014 6:16 AM

Although the thought of Winter not being too far away is not the most welcome of thoughts for me, seeing snow on the peaks already has given me reason to pause. Didn’t we pretty much go from Spring to Fall with perhaps a week of Summer in between?  I know, don’t be a cry baby, right.  :)

Winter is coming.

Is that winter coming over the Buffaloes?

The board decided to have Winter Weather Safety be our theme for the upcoming newsletter, so I wont spend time here on that.

We are looking for interested property owners that would like to participate with committees being formed. There is interest in forming a welcoming group for new property owners, a group to help when someone on the ranch is alone or ill, a policies and procedures enforcement committee, architectural design committee and a fire mitigation grant and resource committee.

If any of these sound of interest, or if you have other ideas which you would like to share, please give me a call.  We’d love to have your help.






Suzan Gebow  719-331-7719

Secretary of the Board

Ranch of the Rockies Association

Updates on the 5th and 20th

Posted By: Tom : September 22, 2014 9:18 PM

September 22, 2014


Tomorrow starts fall 2014. Our summer was exceptional. So many wildflowers, some I’ve never seen before! Seeing all of this beauty in and around our community is another confirmation as to why we’ve chosen Ranch of the Rockies to be our home. I’m sure many of you feel the same.

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I want to take this opportunity to welcome our two new board members, Suzan Gebow who is our Secretary, and Jeff Deardorf who is our Member at Large. It should be an interesting year for all of us!





I would be remiss if I didn’t say thank you to Glenn Zirkle who lead the BOD as President and did a really great job. I hope we will continue to see Glenn and Sabrina at our events. Also John Keiser was the Vice President who also provided great leadership. Peace to both of you, and we will miss you at our monthly meetings, and John, when you and Nancy get to the area, drop by to say hello!

Enjoy the fall, and come visit one of our board meetings. We always appreciate when the community gets involved and lets us know if they have any questions or concerns – or if they just enjoy living here in our RORA paradise!


Peace to all of you!

Brenda Whelan


Brenda Whelan



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