Spring is here followed by summer.  I love seeing all the new deer, ducks and geese returning, humming birds in the air... yep, gotta love Spring.   Then there is spring cleaning.... June 7 & 8 the dumpsters will help you with that.  Pay your dues of $75 to dump some of the “old treasures” you may have around your home.

Sign up for FireWise to help clean up and reduce the fuels in your property.

This is a Wildlife Urban Interface and with that comes a responsibility to reduce fuels for fire season... really all year round, but especially in May - August.  We have a wonderful FireWise Committee that had volunteers deliver a packet to each ouse in the HOA.  Great Information.   FireWise Committee is offering to help with chipping... this will save you big dollars and help to protect the neighborhood.  We have certified, trained volunteers (many hours) for home risk assessments to give you an idea as to where to start.  Please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Dues must be paid.

Please, do not feed the deer as we have quite a few already... once there are too many, deer become sick and diseased.   Bird seed and other human food is the wrong food for wild animals.  Bring in your humming bird feeders at night... bears will help themselves at night to the sweet treat.  

Drive carefully on the ranch.  There are kids, dogs, wildlife we are sharing this beautiful landscape with and we need to drive slowly in order to take it all in and not hit anyone... furry or otherwise.

This is truly a great place to live and I am honored to be on your RRRHOA board.

Stay safe, Beth Lonnquist
President

What a storm! And what great neighbors!  I read a few stories of neighbors helping neighbors clear their driveways and helping clean up from those 95+mph winds with snow thrown in.  There were times it looked like the snow was blowing straight up!  Hope everyone survived ok.

We have our annual member meeting on Monday, April 8.  We will hold it at the Monument Library at 7:30pm.  We will have a FireWise presentation.  What a great committee we have leading us through fuel reductions in our area.  A big thanks goes to Dave Betzler for heading this committee and being committed to this neighborhood and this cause for our homes.  There is so much information for everyone to consider on this subject.  Come and get information, sign up for chipping and learn how to harden your home. 

Hope to see you there!

Beth

 

Member Meeting 

Come and meet your board and learn about FireWise in Red Rock Ranch
Monday, April 8, 2019. 7:30 pm. 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

As we hunker down for winter and get ready for the holidays, take time to visit with neighbors and shout out a “happy holidays”. The more we work together, the closer our neighborhood will become.


In 2018 we have had a great year with FireWise. Dave Betzler lead our FireWise committee and Dave Pheteplace lead our chippers. There is a committee of 7 neighbors, and they have more work for more volunteers, join if you can! Red Rock Ranch HOA was able to secure a grant for $6200 for 2018 from the Colaition for the Upper South Platte(CUSP). This allowed us to reduce fuels at 71 homes with 6 chipping days, and give advice to 21 homeowners with the home assessment tools from CUSP and the help from the Tri Lakes Fire Department. There is a Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan (CWPP) on the web that sets goals for the next 10 years to make Red Rock Ranch a safer neighborhood. Look this up at the Colorado State Forest Service web site... search for CWPP , there are over 80 pages of great information for our area. The good news is... we are on our way. With our Firewise designation, check with your Home owner’s insurance and you may be able to get a discount.


Red Rock Ranch has been chosen as one of seven neighborhoods in the United States by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), to participate in a pilot program for 2019 and 2020. This comes with $1000 to help with our future mitigation and fuel reduction. Great things are to come!


Don’t forget your HOA donation next year, and the member meeting in April 2019. FireWise has requested more funding to expand this year’s efforts. We will be looking to fix the Tennis courts in 2019 or 2020, depending on funds available and a new plan for the park.


Drive carefully on the ranch. There are kids, dogs, wildlife we are sharing this beautiful landscape with and we need to drive slowly in order to take it all in and not hit anyone... furry or otherwise.


This is truly a great place to live and I am honored to be on your RRRHOA board.


Happy Holidays!


Elizabeth Lonnquist
Red Rock Ranch President

The regulary scheduled RRRHOA Board meeting was changed from October 8, 2018, to October 29, 2018.  The primary reason for moving the meeting was due to not having access to the meeting room on October 8.