KEEP

MISSOURI HEIGHTS

RURAL

As we close in on the end of the 2022 calendar year, we'd like to remind you that KMOHR is now a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit.

We need your donations to tackle all of the important work listed below.


Our volunteers have been working long hours and paying out of their own pockets to cover mailings, web domain fees, bank fees, business cards, PO box fees, etc.


Please donate and/or volunteer today.

Did you know?......Money from an individual retirement account (IRA) can be donated to charity. What’s more, if you've reached the age where you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to charity.

We are busily working to keep you informed about several important issues including:

Cottonwood Pass Feasibility Study

November 15th Homeowner ITF results are posted on the Meetings Page. Send in comments before the end of November!


Fussner Minor Subdivision (Whitecloud)

Currently, there are no hearings planned. However an affected and adjacent property owner may request a hearing within 10 business days after the Community Development Director's Decision. The Directors Decision is tentatively scheduled for December 5.


Xcel Energy Hopkins to Basalt 115-kV Rebuild Project

Read our poll results as part of our FAQ

Twin Acres Riding Stables

Received copies of referral agency comments. Waiting for hearing dates to be set.


The Fields Development

December 20, 2022, SSP-9165, ZC-9136, VIS-9169, 1041-9137, The Fields, 3:00pm Mt Sopris Room El Jebel


In the news: Midvalley development adds affordable housing to try to earn approval

Quote from John Martin (Garfield County Commissioner)…an article about wildlife on the Garfield County website.

“There is overadvertising, overpromotion, overdevelopment of every place you have talked about,” said Martin. “Yes, it’s all nice, but we don’t have to go overboard as we have in reference to development and the promotion of getting everybody out there. Tone it down a little bit and the herds will be better off, and we won’t overuse it like up in the Maroon Bells. Overdevelopment and overpromotion is killing everything, so put down tourism as a form of predation for wildlife.”

https://www.garfield-county.com/news/cpw-presents-county-with-mule-deer-population-outlook/

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.