Battlement Mesa, Colorado   

March 2013 
Battlement Mesa News


Grand River Health Clinic West Groundbreaking


The official ground breaking ceremony for the new $12 million facility in Battlement Mesa was held on March 5, 2013 and was well attended.  Click HERE to watch the Video (including the architectural drawings).




The new facility was designed by Davis Partners and is being built by FCI Constructors at the intersection of Sipprelle Drive and Spencer Parkway in Battlement Mesa.  Many local dignitaries representing Battlement Mesa, the Town of Parachute and Garfield County, joined Grand River Health's CEO, James Coombs to mark this important event.  Grand River purchased the land for the facility in 2008.  James Coombs said that "after nearly five years of planning, it's exciting to begin the construction phase of this long anticipated project."  Lois Kame, representing Grand River Health Administration, explained that the new facility will allow Grand River to provide more diagnostic services and to expand lab services.  Keith Lammey, President of the Battlement Mesa Service Association stated that, "Quality health care is critically important to everyone and is often a significant factor in someone's decision to relocate to a new community or to move from a community, thus the new facility will help attract and retain residents." 


The new facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2013.


GR Health Construction Trailer, 2013.03.05 


Refreshments were provided by Grand River Health at their current Health and Safety Center at 71 Sipprelle Drive where architectural drawing were on display.


Judging from the Davis Partners Architectural drawings, the new facility will be a wonderful new addition to our community.


The new facility will combine the Medical Clinic, Occupational Health, and Physical Therapy Services as well as include Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging.    

Battlement Mesa's Moore Family Featured in USA Today


Did you see the article on the Moores - Josh, Tiffany, Brooklyn, Ryland, Jocelyn and Coleman - on the front page of the Life section of the February 12th USA TODAY?


The Moores are part of a volunteer group that is participating in a 2013 Family Fitness Challenge.  The Fitness Challenge is a joint project between the USA WEEKEND Magazine and The Doctors TV show.  The objective of the project is to help Americans recognize the importance and value of a more active  and healthy lifestyle.


When Tiffany Moore, a mother of four, developed high blood pressure in 2012, she started to get serious about her pursuit of a more healthy life style.


The competition to become one of the six families that are part of The Doctors/USA WEEKEND Magazine program was highly competitive.  Over 400 families applied to the program.  After all of the applications were reviewed, dozens of families were interviewed.  The six winning families were chosen by a panel of experts in December.


You can follow the progress of the Moores and the other five families in future issues of USA WEEKEND.


The Moores would likely tell you that, it isn't easy but that it is worth doing.  Let's all cheer them on!


Click HERE to read the entire article.

URSA, Successor to Antero, Conducts Stakeholder Meeting!

Staff members from Ursa Resources Group II LLC were in Battlement Mesa on the evening of March 5th to introduce their staff  to local residents and to discuss anticipated operations in the area.   Ursa purchased Antero's Western Colorado assets in December 2013 and will be pursuing a resource development plan in Garfield County.      

Don Simpson, Vice President of Business Development, conducted the meeting with support from several Ursa staff members.  Ursa is a Houston based, private equity company with leases on approximately 100,000 acres and operations in four states. 


During his presentation and the question and answer period that followed, Don and his staff made several key points regarding their company's experience and operations including:

  • Have no plans to drill in the PUD this year, for sure, and perhaps not even in the future if their horizontal drilling efforts are successful.  Don Simpson stated, "we don't want to drill in the PUD if we can help it."
  • Are participating in the Colorado State Air Quality Study.
  • Certainly intend to use the latest drilling technologies in order to reduce impacts.
  • To date, Ursa has zero incidents and plans to do everything possible to maintain their excellent health, safety and environmental record.
  • Ursa has considerable horizontal drilling experience and the management team and principals have extensive experience in most of the tight sand and shale gas fields in the U.S.

To watch video highlights from the presentation, click HERE.



 URSA, Stakeholder Mtg, 2013.03.05

The Battlement Mesa Service Association's New Community Bulletin Boards.


Have you noticed the three new "Battlement Bulletin" information boards?  If not, they are located at:

  •  Clark's Market
  • Along Stone Quary Road between the cemetery and St. John's Community Center
  • Saddleback Kum  & Go adjacent to the parking area near the fuel pumps.




 The BMSA recently installed the boards to assist community members in advertising Yard and Garage sales and other items that are For Sale.  



(Remember, signs of this type can not be posted anywhere else except on the actual property where the sale is being held, and, in some villages, that isn't even allowed.  Please use the board rather than the stop sign posts, power poles, directional signs, etc.) 



 Community Events can also be posted on the boards.   Signs will be removed from the boards each Monday. 








Battlement Ladies Golf Club News

The Battlement Mesa Ladies Golf Club is hosting a "Welcome to Golf Season" Coffee at the Fairways Cafe (pro shop) at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26th.   

Women golfers of any and all ability levels are welcome to enjoy coffee, catch-up after a long winter, and preview the coming season.  The 2013 ladies golf season will begin on Tuesday, April 2nd, with a general meeting at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 1-2-3 Waltz shot gun start at 10:00 a.m.

The Battlement Mesa Service Association Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 18, 2013!

Don't miss the BMSA Annual Member Meeting April 18th.  Additional information will be announced soon, but we promise you an all new format to compliment the all new date.   Mark the date! 

Covenant Corner
Covenant Protected Community

In the spirit of educating more and enforcing less, Covenant Corner is a regular feature in the Battlement Mesa Newsletter. Experience has taught us that most people will comply with the covenants if they know what the covenant says.  


In this issue, we'll explore Article VIII, paragraph 8.20 Site Lines on Corner Sites.   


" Site Lines on Corner Sites.  No object, thing, planting, or landscaping shall be constructed, erected, placed or planted on Corner Sites so as to obstruct Site lines and elevations between two feet (2') and six feet (6') above the top of the street curb within a triangular area formed by the intersection of the street and curb lines and a line connecting them at a point fifty-five feet (55') from the intersection of such street, curb lines or extensions thereof."


This restriction regulates what is constructed, erected, placed or planted on the corner of a property.  8.20's intent is to prevent owners from blocking a drivers view of anything that may be approaching from the opposing side in the intersection.  In the interest of everyone's safety, please make sure that you comply with this covenant. 


Please remember that sub-associations may have more restrictive covenants than the BMSA.  Also, residents of Canyon View, Mesa Ridge and Valley View Townhomes and Condos must remember that their property is generally limited to the outside of the foundation walls of their home.  Everything else is common area.  


More detail on these and other covenant regulation are AVAILABLE HERE or on  

Do You Know Where This Was Taken? 


How well do you know our community?  Test yourself against others. 


If you think that you know what the following photo is and where it was taken email us at  Correct replies will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Bodacious Bites in Saddleback Center. 


(What, you haven't eaten at Bodacious Bite yet?  You should!)


 Mystery Photo, Newsletter, 2013.03  


Congratulations to Chris Stockton, (First Eagles Point Village) for identifying the February photo (shown below) as the Colorado River bridge.  The photo was taken from the edge of the mesa near the Skate Board Park.  Chris won a $25 gift certificate for his effort.



In This Issue
Grand River Health Groundbreaking
Moore Family Featured in USA WEEKEND
Ursa's Stakeholder Meeting
BMSA Community Information Boards
Ladies Golf Club News
BMSA Annual Meeting coming soon
Covenant Corner
Do You Know?
About Us
Chamber Annual Banquet and Auction
Little Known Facts
Dates to Remember
Frequently Asked Questions
  About Us
Nestled on a mesa in the picturesque Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, Battlement Mesa, Colorado is an unincorporated 3,200 acre, residential community with approximately 5,000 residents.  Situated on a mesa above the Colorado River with high desert mountain views of The Battlements and The Roan Plateau, Battlement Mesa offers a unique community with magnificent scenery and a quiet, peaceful, healthy lifestyle.

Battlement Mesa, Colorado....
A Great place to Visit, to Work, to Live or to Retire!


401 Arroyo Drive
Battlement Mesa, CO 81636
For additional information about Battlement Mesa visit us online at
The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Area Chamber of Commerce Plans Annual Awards Banquet and Fund Raising Auction 
Chamber Dinner, 2012.03.17   

The Chamber's "Mardi Gras" Annual Awards Banquet and Fund Raising Auction will be held from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on March 16, 2013 at the Grand Valley Recreation Center.


In addition to being an important fund raiser, this is the Chamber's opportunity to recognize local businesses and volunteers.


Auction proceeds are used to fund the various Chamber activities including:

  • Scholarships
  • Oktoberfest
  • Kids Christmas
  • Chamber Website
  • Rest Stop Cabin

Tickets are available at Alpine Bank, Old Mountain Gifts & Jewelry and GVRC for $35 per person.

Little Known Facts
Albert Einstein wa offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
Dates to Remember


  • Reel Readers meet at the Parachute Library to discuss "The Client" by John Grisham - March 15th at 6 p.m.
  • Parachute/Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet and Fund Raising Auction at the GVRC - March 16th at 5 p.m.
  • Battlement Mesa Service Association Board of Directors Meeting - March 19th at 9 a.m.
  • Canyon View Homeowners Association Annual Meeting at the Parachute Library - March 21st at 7 p.m.
  • Mesa Ridge Townhome Association Annual Meeting at Grand Valley Fire - March 28th at 3 p.m.
  • Common Ground Meeting at the GVRC- March 27th at 4 p.m.
  • Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at the GVRC - March 30th at 1 p.m.
  • Community Conversations - April 3rd at 1 p.m.
  • KSUN Annual Meeting and Dinner - April 11th, 6 p.m. (Guest Speaker from ESPN)
  • BMSA Annual Meeting -April 18th, 6:30 p.m.

(Frequently Asked Questions) 
Question: I've lived in Battlement Mesa for over 20 years.  During this 20 year period I have seen many changes in the demographics of the community.  I have no willingness to debate whether or not the change is positive or negative,  What I am trying to understand is why, given the significant change in the demographic makeup of Battlement Mesa plus all of the other evolutionary changes that have occurred in society generally, why are we regulated by the same Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions that were in force in 1993...20 years ago? 
Answer: It is true that, like all of the rest of the world, Battlement Mesa has experienced change over the past ten, twenty or thirty years.  Nevertheless, there are two important issues that should be addressed when considering your question.  Change is normal and on-going so first, do the changes that have occurred make the original regulations obsolete?  Some residents would say, well maybe, while many others are likely to say, no.  The basic issues that created the need for the regulations have not changed.  The second issue is "mostly" indisputable.  Changing our covenant regulation is difficult, and perhaps even "realistically" impossible.  Here is why.
"Article V, Section 3 of the Original Declaration permits amendment or repeal of any provision of the Original Declaration at any time upon approval of the amendment or repeal by at least two-thirds (2/3) of the total combined voting power of the Battlement Mesa Service Association, voting in person or by proxy at a meeting duly called for this purpose, in conjunction with the approval of such matter by the Declarant if the Declarant is an Owner at such time..." 
It would be unlikely that we could get 2/3 of the Members to vote and even less likely that we could get 2/3 to vote in favor of changing the covenants.  In short, changing the covenants in next to impossible.
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