Fire Ban Lifted

Advisory: Montezuma County Board of Commissioners suspended the burn ban this morning, please be careful with any open fires.

Based on recent moisture, and recommendations from local fire districts and the County Sheriff’s Office  the County Commissioners suspended the burn ban this morning.
Residents are still encouraged to be cautious with any open fire and are reminded to call Cortez Dispatch at 970-565-8441 prior to burning.
Paul Hollar
County Emergency Manager

Notice of Annual Meeting: Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Notice of Annual Meeting: Notice is hereby given of the annual meeting of the members of the Cedar Mesa Ranches Homeowners Association, Inc. to be held at:

Mancos Public Library

211 East First St.

Mancos, CO 81328


Saturday, September 10, 2016

3:00 – 5:00 pm


The purpose of this meeting is to elect two members to the Board of Directors, tally ballot initiatives, ratify an annual operating budget, and to conduct other routine business.


Following the membership meeting, the Board of Directors will hold a short meeting to elect officers. At this meeting’s conclusion, we will adjourn to Boyle Park for the HOA barbeque.


For those unable to attend, please return your signed General Proxy form in order to establish a quorum for the conducting of business per the Bylaws. A stamped, return envelope is enclosed for that purpose.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or by phone at (970) 739-1704.




Diane Cherbak

CMRHOA President




Slash Collection Days May 27-30, June 3-5 and 10-12, 2016

Slash Collection Days May 27-30, June 3-5 and 10-12, 2016

Cedar Mesa Ranches Subdivision

May 27-30

June 3-5

The Cedar Mesa Ranches HOA and Firewise of Southwest Colorado are sponsoring collection days for wildfire mitigation slash removed from the lots in the subdivision on three weekends: Friday May 27 through Monday May 30; Friday June 3 through Sunday June 5; and Friday, June 10 through Sunday June 12, 2016. Subdivision residents can bring branches and logs cut for mitigation on their lots to the collection area on the above days. The slash will be burned in an air curtain burner the week of June 13. No construction debris or trash will be accepted.

Firewise of Southwest Colorado is paying for the burner cost of $700 per day. The HOA is asking for $2.00 per load of material to help build a wildfire mitigation fund to help the landowners in the subdivision treat their lots to reduce wildfire threat.

Material will be accepted at a designated area on Lot 19 at the end of the cul d’ sac on Road 35.4 from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on the LISTED COLLECTION DAYS ONLY. Volunteers will assist in unloading slash in the designated area. Please unload ONLY in the designated area!

Thanks to Brian and Rebecca Bartlett for providing the slash collection area for this event! Volunteers to assist in unloading and directing traffic for 2-hour shifts are needed. Please contact Bruce Short (564-1596), Paul Ruatti (560-1413), or Diane Cherback (739-1704) to volunteer or for more information.

Oil & Gas Committee

Dear Neighbors,
The attached report/newsletter and maps are being provided to you as an informational update on the activities and findings of the CMRHOA Oil & Gas (O&G) Committee.
Currently, the economic health of Montezuma County relies on tax revenues derived from the underground recovery and pipeline transport of biomass gaseous resources (~60% of county receipts).  The county Commissioners have gone on record as favoring the exploration for and development of hydrocarbon-based and other resources to continue funding the growth of Montezuma County while minimizing environmental impacts (Resolution # 2-2015, “Resolution in Support of Renewable Energy”).  No mention is made of negative economic impacts to communities such as CMR or attempts to minimize them.
The O&G Committee has endeavored to analyze what impacts – addressed and unaddressed – might affect CMR property owners in current and proposed federal regulations and county policies and bring concerns to the attention of our neighbors and to officials when public comment is invited.
CMRHOA O&G Committee