Community Announcements

Ken-Caryl Ranch Launches New Website

Welcome to the new Ken-Caryl Ranch website!

Our goal is to provide you with timely information that is easy to access. We warmly welcome your questions, suggestions and any corrections you may find as we launch the new site. Please send any comments or questions to Kristen Peterka at kristenp@kcranch.org.

2021 Community Survey Results

KCR partnered with Corona Insights, a Denver-based research firm, to conduct the 2021 community survey. Corona Insights worked closely with the KCR staff and the Community Planning Committee to develop a unique, interactive, and unbiased survey. Topics include amenities, open space management, funding, and other community matters. For more information or questions, please email cpc@kcranch.org.

MA Board Considers Prairie Dog Relocation to North Hogback

Deb Jones, president of Prairie Dog Action (PDA) and the contractor that relocated the prairie dogs from the Manor House open space (2015-2020), is asking for permission to move 105 prairie dogs from two locations in unincorporated Jefferson County to the prairie dog relocation site in the North Hogback Open Space (NHOS).
The NHOS prairie dog relocation site was established in 2003 when the rangers captured 109 prairie dogs from the Manor House open space and released them at this site. The site was used again in 2014 when PDA was granted permission to move in 120 prairie dogs. About another 80-120 prairie dogs were moved to the site in 2016-2017 when PDA began the more recent relocation of the Manor House colony. Unfortunately, sometime in 2020 Sylvatic plague infected the site and wiped out most of the prairie dog population. Only a few prairie dogs that survived the plague are using a fraction of the site.
Moving these new animals in would help to re-establish this important resource in our open space. If approved by the Board, staff will commit to protecting the colony by controlling flea populations which is the vector for the plague bacteria.
The request from PDA was reviewed by the Open Space Committee on July 13 where it received unanimous support. The Master Association Board will be voting on the topic at the August Board meeting. For questions or comments, please contact Open Space Manager Sean Warren at seanw@kcranch.org.

View a map of the proposed North Hogback Prairie Dog Relocation Site.

Master Association Board Recommending Changes to Conduct of Meetings Policy

Over the next few months, the Master Association Board will be reviewing several major policies to determine if changes should be made in order to bring policies up to date. The first policy the MA Board is reviewing is the Conduct of Meetings Policy.

The Board is recommending the following changes to the policy:

  • Remove the section on Sign-Up Sheets to reflect current practice.
  • Add language to include committees so the same policy is applicable to committee meetings.
  • Reference electronic meeting options to reflect current practice.
  • Clarify that a resident should not be interrupted while they address the Board.
  • Allow residents to respond for one minute if a Board member speaks about that resident by name.
  • Add the following language to the Member Conduct section:
    • Members and other residents shall not engage in any abusive or harassing behavior, either written, verbal or physical, or any form of intimidation or aggression directed at other Members, residents, guests, occupants, invitees, or directed at management, its agents, its employees, or vendors.
  • Add the following language to the Disruptive or Unruly Behavior section:
    • The Board may determine, after notice and hearing, that any Member may only attend meetings electronically and be restricted from attending meetings in person. In such an instance, the Board will ensure that Members can attend the meeting electronically and provide information for how to obtain access to the Member restricted from attending the meeting in person.

The Master Association Board will vote on the proposed policy changes at the Aug. 17 board meeting at 6 p.m. at the Ranch House and via Zoom. Residents may provide feedback at the meeting or prior to the meeting by contacting Victoria DeSair at victoriad@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 122.