KEEP

MISSOURI HEIGHTS

RURAL

"Whether it is the use of chutes or other preventative measures,

it would seem that it is time for CDOT to make a determination of what other measures should be taken to harden the canyon from further slides and resultant closures

because there are no other practical alternate routes for commercial trucking."

~ KMOHR President, Karen Moculeski

Our Mission


To preserve the rural character, sustainability, safety and quality of life of Missouri Heights, an elevated desert with a fragile environment.


Our purpose is to protect against unbridled development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire.


Overall, we are opposed to measures that negatively impact the serene character and safety of the area and its wildlife habitats.


As a grass roots organization, we will educate the public, advocate for the community and bring the neighborhood together.


Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring.

No positions in this organization are paid. All administrative functions are on a volunteer basis. Any funds raised go directly to the defense of our collective rural way of life.

WHAT INITIATED OUR GROUP?

Ascendigo is a well-respected, nonprofit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. The autistic children they provide services for, and their selfless staff deserve a place to call home.

Unfortunately, their vision for Ascendigo Ranch in Missouri Heights was simply not compatible with the current zoning regulations and the limited natural resources in the area.

WHY OUR WORK CONTINUES

We must stay stridently vigilant to identify new threats to our collective way of life and to preserve our rights. We will continue our efforts to KEEP MISSOURI HEIGHTS RURAL. To this end, we will watch for all new proposed development in the Missouri Heights areas of both Eagle and Garfield Counties, and we will respond appropriately and effectively. Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring.

Donations are needed and greatly appreciated.

HOW OUR WORK CONTINUES

The organization is continuing in operation with its purpose of protecting against unbridled development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire.

KMOHR has been granted 501(c)3 status so that donations will be tax deductible.

Even if you have not been an active supporter of KMOHR in the past, may be a direct beneficiary of our efforts by:

  • Keeping large scale commercial enterprises out of Missouri Heights

  • Preserving the residential and rural zoning and way of life

  • Retaining present traffic volume

  • Minimizing fire dangers

  • Preserving community and neighborhood values

  • Establishing a precedent that will discourage any attempt at a similar commercial development

Please consider a financial investment in the effort to preserve our rural, residential community. We will take any size donation.