2022 Annual Meeting

Bar D Ranch owners,

As announced in the email of July 5, 2022 (from RanchOwners@BarDRanch.CO), we have our annual meeting of association owners on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Meeting hosts: Brittany and Grant Borgeson have been very gracious in their support of the ranch to host our annual meeting.

  • Address is: 641 South Park Drive (2nd house on South Park Drive – left from the cattle drive intersection.
  • Time: 1:00 PM for official meeting
  • Arrival/Socialization time: 11:00 AM
  • Please bring your own chair(s).
  • Please bring your own beverage(s).
  • Food will be catered.
  • Please come ready to enjoy a friendly day with our community!

Roads: Please review the presentation material contained in the email of July 5, as there is extensive information about:

  • Strategy for long-term road improvement
  • Report of past and current road conditions
  • Explanations, recommendations, and cost estimates from Park County road experts
  • Photographs, diagrams, and tutorials on gravel road construction and maintenance

If all members will review the presentation material before the meeting, and be prepared with questions, our discussion will be much more fruitful. For your convenience, the presentation material is available below for viewing, printing, or downloading:


Bill Hooper, Bar D Board President, on behalf of the Bar D Ranch Board of Directors

June 26, 2021 Pot Luck

After the Annual Meeting is held, on June 26, 2021, Stephen Winkler will host a pot luck lunch at his barn.

Please bring chairs and a dish to share. Please let the board know what you will be bringing, and we will try to update this post with the dishes and who is bringing them. Please note that power is available for hot dishes. BDOA email is bar_d_owners_association@yahoo.com.

BDOA will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, utensils, and condiments, beer and other beverages.

Cattle Have Arrived

Five truckloads of cows and calves arrived today. It is a great time to watch the cattle 2021cows4being unloaded, then watching the cows bellow and the calves also making a racket. Somehow, all of the cows find their calves, and they pair up. Once they pair up, it gets much quieter.

As usual, please remember to be respectful of the rancher and his herd. They help us out in many ways, just as we help. To make it clear, the lease brings in money for the Bar D Owners Association, and participation in the grazing program makes it possible for 2021Cows1many of us to get an Agricultural classification for our land which reduces the property taxes by a significant amount.

This year, we will be seeing six new bulls. They are all younger, and smaller, than the bulls we have seen in the past. They will be arriving soon.

Please, do not harass the cattle, give them plenty of leeway on the roads, and, again, treat them with respect.

Work Day–June 5, 2021


Thank you to everyone that participated this Saturday. We had some great people do some great work. Thank you to the owners of the following lots for contributing 4-5 hours of hard work:

  • Lot 5 – Russ and Annabelle Kaufmann
  • Lot 16 – Bill Hooper and Mauryan Halfacre
  • Lot 51 and 52 – Dan and Mary Demillo
  • Lot 65 – Steven and Lisa Armour
  • Lot 71 – Keith and Stacey Bushaw
  • Lot 94 – Stephen and Susan Winkler
  • Lot 96 – Terry Pierce
  • Lot 98 – Denis and Yolanda Meade

We managed to install over forty rolls of snow fence, and there will be some follow-up work to complete even more rolls over the next couple of days.

Special note: Bill Hooper has been taking on a major clean-up of the grader barn area, including hauling off the old culverts that have been there for two years.


The Bar D Owners Association will host a Work Day on June 5th starting at 10am. Our goal is to deploy approximately 40 rolls of snow fence in key areas around the ranch to mitigate snow drifts.

The BDOA will credit each lot $50 towards the annual dues for participation. We will also plan another work day later this summer, the date is TBD.

Please meet at the Bar D ranch at the grader barn at 10 am and make sure you sign-in so we can provide appropriate credit for participation.

Last year, we put out 17 rolls, so this will be significantly more work. However, with a good turn-out like last year, we should be able to get most of the snow fence installed.

Annual Meeting–June 26, 2021

After much discussion, it was decided that we should move the annual meeting to the middle of the year when the weather is better and more people are able to attend.


Stephen Winkler’s Property, Lot 94
1126 Reinecker Court
Como, CO 80432
June 26, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Eligible Attendees

All owners current on their dues. A written proxy may be provided to another owner to vote for an owner that is unable to attend. A proxy may also be emailed to bar_d_owners_assocation@yahoo.com.

Proxy Info:

The proxy can be a simple statement, such as this one:

I, <Owner Name> am providing my proxy for the annual meeting on January 9, 2021 to <insert name>. I understand that my proxy may be used to vote during the meeting.

An email to the Bar D Owners Association address, above, will be accepted as well a written letter sent to the BDOA at:

Bar D Owners Association
P.O. Box 259
Como, CO 80432


 Old Business

            Road maintenance


  •             President’s Report
  •             Treasurer’s Report
  •             Secretary’s Report
  •             Cattle Manager’s Report
  •             Member at Large – Road Report


President – Russ Kaufmann has filled this role for the two terms. The term of the President will run from June 2021 to June 2023. The duties of the President are to lead the BDOA board and ensure standard responsibilities are completed by all board members and to review and address ad hoc owner requests.

Treasurer – Stephen Winkler has filled this role for the last two terms. The term of the Treasurer will run from June 2021 to June 2023. The Treasurer needs to be bonded and is responsible for BDOA finances, bank accounts, paying bills and invoices approved by the Board, handling change of property owners, sending bills for dues/late charges, filing the Agriculture Status Forms and filing liens when necessary.

Any owners interested and willing to serve in any of these positions should contact the Board with any questions at Bar_D_Ranch_Owners@yahoo.com.

 New Business

          New business items will be discussed at this time.

Closing Comments


The Bar D Owners Association invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BDOA Annual Meeting

NOTE: Zoom meeting will be “listen in” only and will not allow for attendee discussion or voting during the meeting.

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BDOA Board Members

During the Annual Meeting, we had three elections:

  • Secretary
  • Member at Large
  • Cattle Manager

With the split between the Zoom attendees and those attending in person, we had a great deal of confusion around the Member at Large vote. After the confusion during the election, we had to make some decisions as the board in consultation with everyone involved.

Josh Baker will take on the role of Member at Large. Dan Demolli, Celeste Jain, and Bill Hooper will assist the board, and the Member at Large. Bill Hooper is a full-time resident and will also assist with equipment operation as his time allows, and he will also assist Alison Baker. While Bill and Dan’s roles are not formal, their participation is highly valued, and the board will listen, closely, to their counsel and input.

We are very fortunate to have such outstanding owners stepping forward to help, especially with the confusion around the election based on some people that were present in person and others present via Zoom.

Thank you everyone for your patience, and special thanks to those that have stepped up to help out.

The current board membership is as follows:

  • President: Russ Kaufmann
  • Treasurer: Stephen Winkler
  • Secretary: Daphne Patton
  • Member at Large: Josh Baker
  • Cattle Manager: Alison Baker

Note: Please refer to the communication plan located on this website in the Documents section and try to keep in mind that everyone involved is a volunteer.

Snow Removal Status

We are incredibly frustrated to report that, due to vandalism and harassment, the Ranch’s hired snow plow contractor is unable to continue work for the time being.  Over the past several weeks, our plow operator has noticed an increasing number of issues with the equipment, including loosened fittings, hydraulic fluid leaks, flat tires, etc, as well as an escalation of harassment. However, we experience a new level of this criminal behavior yesterday when a note was left on the equipment, “Stop Work” (see photo below), and the tires were newly deflated.


The plowing contractor is, obviously, apprehensive and would like a full mechanical evaluation of the equipment and assurance that we are able to stop the vandalism before he will operate the equipment, again. 

The Board, and others,  are working to notify the authorities based on leads we have as to who is responsible for the vandalism.  Please notify us with any additional information you may have that can help us correctly address and rectify the situation. This behavior is criminal in nature and can’t be tolerated by the community.

We are working towards repairing the equipment and continuing as soon as we can with snow removal.

Please understand that we are very concerned about the safety of the equipment operators, the residents of the Bar D Ranch, and emergency response personnel.

Annual Meeting–Jan 9, 2021

Save the date: 1/9/2021 from 10am until approximately noon.

With Covid, and all of the restrictions, we have very few options to have an in person meeting. The Fairplay Recreation Center has a limit of nine people that would be allowed in the room, and other facilities have similar restrictions. That doesn’t leave much opportunity.

Stephen Winkler, Lot 94, has offered up his barn, and will heat it as best as he can. We will need to test what we can get for Internet access so that we can have virtual attendance, too.

COMO, CO 80432

Please understand, this is going to be very fluid, and we may need to make some changes at the last minute, but we plan to stick to the date. Keep looking here for any updates.

UPDATE: Zoom Meeting Information

Please join the Annual Meeting at the link below or by dialing in using the phone information, below

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Old business – This always includes the roads, cattle, and other concerns.


  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Cattle Manager’s Report

New business – We need to elect three positions:

  • Member at Large – This position involves creating and working with the road committee to help establish plans for the year.
  • Secretary – Monitors and responds to email, assists with realtor paperwork, keeps all minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and maintains the member list.
  • Cattle Manager – This position helps coordinate with any issues that the rancher might have. It does not require any specialized knowledge about cattle, it is more of a liaison position that works with the rancher and helps with any problems that we may have with the wells and well pumps.

Open forum – There are always some great ideas that are brought forth by owners, and we love to hear them.