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Protect Your Home from Wildfire

It’s that time of year again. We have been fortunate with the amount of snow/rain received this season with more precipitation forecasted for next week. Wolf Creek has received 382″ YTD and will likely eclipse 400″.

That being the case, we still need to prepare our property and homes for this summer. Archuleta county remains in moderate drought conditions.

What are the primary threats to homes during a wildfire?

Research around home destruction vs. home survival in wildfires point to embers and small flames as the main way that the majority of homes ignite in wildfires. Embers are burning pieces of airborne wood and/or vegetation that can be carried more than a mile through the wind can cause spot fires and ignite homes, debris and other objects.

There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments. Experiments, models and post-fire studies have shown homes ignite due to the condition of the home and everything around it, up to 200’ from the foundation. This is called the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ).

Use this link to learn more about how to protect your home from wildfires –

Timber Ridge has partnered with Put Hill Customs to provide fire mitigation and reclamation assistance. They will come to your home for a complimentary assessment and quote. They have agreed to provide Timber Ridge property owners a 10% discount off of their services. You can reach them via their website or by calling 970.946.8885.

If you haven’t already, we also recommend having your property assessed by a member of the Wildfire Adapted Partnership. This is a free service that will restart mid-April.

As a reminder, if tree removal is required you must submit a Property Improvement Application via the neighborhood website to the IRC.

With your assistance, we continue to be a certified Firewise USA® neighborhood.


Timber Ridge Board

Call for Nomination Colorado’s Timber Ridge Metro District Board


Our Colorado’s Timber Ridge Metro District (CTRMD) Board Member election is scheduled for May 3, 2022. This notice serves as a call for nominations or self-nominations to Colorado’s Timber Ridge Metro District Board.

There will be three openings on the Colorado’s Timber Ridge Metro District Board. The term for the three Board positions will be for 3 Years.

Note: The 3 Board Members whose terms are expiring (Tim Gallagher, Kim Kron and Gale Weber ) plan on running for another term.

To qualify as a Board Member of CTRMD , a person must be an “eligible elector” which is defined as a registered voter of Colorado and either:

  1. A resident of Colorado’s Timber Ridge , or
  2. The owner (or the spouse or civil union partner of the owner)
    of taxable real or personal property situated in Colorado’s Timber Ridge.

All nominations/self-nominations must be returned to the Designated Election Official (DEO) by Friday, Feb. 25, 2022

Our Metro District is funded by a 15 mill levy on your property that can be found in your property tax statement as well as by shared Highway Used Tax Funds(State Gas Tax), Specific Ownership Tax(Auto Registration Fees) and Interest Income. The Metro District, in accordance with our service agreement with the HOA and Service Plan with Archuleta County is responsible for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repairs of common property within the Timber Ridge’s boundary with a primary focus on our paved roads. Please check out our website at for information on CTRMD. This notice is also posted on our website.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

If there are only three interested parties in filling the three open Board positions the election can be canceled and the three nominees can be nominated by the existing Board at the May 16, 2022 meeting. However, if there are four or more parties seeking the nominations for the three open positions an election must be held. In that case paper ballots will be sent to all Colorado registered electors who are property owners in the Colorado’s Timber Ridge Metro District by April 11, 2022, and must be returned by May 3, 2022. Appointed or elected officials will take office at the June 20, 2020 regular Board meeting. Notification will be sent regarding nominee status after the Feb. 25, 2022 deadline reference above.

Please send your nominations or self-nomination to me c/o CTRMD, P.O. Box 5601, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or email to Again, I will need these on or before Friday, February 25, 2022.

Best Regards,

Bob Milford
Colorado’s Timber Ridge Metro District
PO Box 5601
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Important Announcement on Short Term Rentals

Effective March 18th the amendment to eliminate Short Term Rentals was passed by more than 67% of the HOA membership and is now filed with the county. This excludes the (3) prior approved properties which have until March 18th 2025 to maintain their STR status.