One of my favorite things about my job at Sterling Ranch is creating events for you all to connect with your neighbors and to create life-long memories!

As I plan the weekly, monthly, and yearly Lifestyle Calendar I carefully consider the annual budget and how to schedule events accordingly. Making arrangements for events can sometimes be a guessing game, especially in the world of COVID-19! Items taken into consideration include available vendors, capacity limits, safety guidelines, and potential weather events. With strict gathering regulations with COVID-19, it is always my goal to allow the maximum number of residents to participate in events within those guidelines and budget. This sometimes means offering multiple offerings of the same event, providing a virtual and in-person option to attend, or simply limiting the event capacity.

Your RSVPs for paid and free events are EXTREMELY important! RSVP's help me to plan the appropriate amount of event supplies, vendor services, and location for events.
Please keep in mind these simple reminders when RSVPing for events and programs!
  1. RSVP for your ENTIRE party. The total number of people matters!
  2. RSVP ahead of time! RSVPs for events will close at least 24 hours before the event. Plan ahead and RSVP before the deadline approaches or before the event is full.
  3. Make sure you receive a confirmation email! After your RSVP, you will always receive an email confirming your regstration. If you do not receive one, please let us know ASAP.
  4. Can't make it? Cancel your RSVP! Especially in times of COVID, if you do not cancel your RSVP, you are taking spots away from another family's ability to join the fun. Be kind and courteous to your fellow neighbors and CAB team and cancel as soon as you know you can't make it.

Here's to a year filled with happy memories and most importantly, FUN!
Kate Kunzie, Lifestyle Director
The Springtime brings a lot of awesome opportunities to gather indoors and outdoors. With two upcoming National holidays and nicer weather ahead, check out all that we have planned in the month of March and beyond!
According to the housing market research firm Zonda, 393 new families made the decision to call Sterling Ranch home in 2020, making it the top-selling master-planned community in the Denver area!

This new year promises to be even better with home sales in Ascent Village already going strong and Prospect Village opening soon! 2021 will also be bringing a new builder to the community. Pulte Homes will be returning to Colorado with a variety of new products from smaller homes starting in the low $500,000s and larger homes starting in the low-to-mid $600,000s and up.

Spring is almost here! With Spring, it’s time to begin preparations for your irrigation system. The Sterling Ranch Technology team is here to help in any way possible, specifically with your Rachio irrigation system. To make sure your irrigation system is ready to go this spring, be sure to check the following:
  • Rachio is online - Blue solid line on the controller
  • You are logged in to Rachio on the Rachio app
  • Rachio has a schedule in it from your landscaper
  • Your outdoor water valve is in the open position - quarter-turn valve and automated component (Check Steward)
  • All your watering zones are connected and operating from the Rachio controller

There are a few things that we cannot assist with. Please be sure to reach out to the correct party if you are experiencing any of the following:
  • Broken/Clogged sprinkler lines - Reach out to your builder or whoever installed your irrigation system
  • No schedule or incorrect watering schedule - Reach out to whoever installed your irrigation system, they can usually address this issue remotely!
  • Manually turning on your outdoor water - You can typically do this yourself if you can find the quarter-turn valve for outdoor water. You can also reach out to whoever installed your irrigation system

If you are still within your one-year complimentary technology service, or you have signed up for extended service, our team can help with the following:
  • Rachio offline issues - Disconnected/Poor WiFi
  • General instruction on how to use your Rachio app interface
  • Automated Water shutoff issues - You cannot turn your water back on from your Steward interface (note: you should not use your STEWARD interface to winterize your outdoor water, but if you did and are now having issues we can get you help)

There are many resources available if you would like to troubleshoot anything on your own.

For more information on scheduling through Rachio visit: 

For information on Rachio at Sterling Ranch visit:

To submit a trouble ticket to our team for additional assistance visit: 

Spencer Bowen, Sterling Ranch Tech Team
If you’re like me, the news of a pandemic sent me into a bit of a tailspin and created challenges I wasn’t prepared to handle. Specifically, my health and fitness routine. I have been an avid Orange Theory Fitness kool-aid drinker for over six years. With over 1,200 classes under my belt, I was COMMITTED to my almost daily workouts and becoming faster, stronger, and healthier as I aged.

Then came March 2020. Gyms were closed and we were now forced to find the inner motivation to get off the couch, put down the food, and move. I know I’m not alone when I say it became easier and easier to skirt that responsibility and lose my passion for being active without someone coaching me along the way. By December I was sick of myself and my excuses. So, I decided to plan and facilitate a fitness challenge for Sterling Ranch to get back into the groove and hopefully meet some new people along the way!

We launched the 2021 Sterling Ranch Fitness Challenge at the beginning of January with 26 participants all eager to put the last year behind them. It wasn’t going to be easy, but it would be worthwhile. We had a list of activities for points, a point tracker, and weekly zoom meetings to discuss challenges we faced during the week, goals we wanted to accomplish, and to hold each other accountable. Through these meetings, participants started sharing recipes, workout tips, commitments to meet at the Overlook Clubhouse for a sweat session or even joining one of the yoga or HIIT classes offered at the clubhouse. Members became friends and cheerleaders for their teammates!

After six weeks of focusing on health and wellness, many of us feel inspired to continue the momentum and make this year about being healthier than ever.

Congratulations to the Sterling Ranch 2021 Fitness Challenge winners!
  • Top Male – Justin Mantelli
  • Top Female – Amy Mantelli
  • 2nd Place – Mona Cody
  • 3rd Place – Lauren Deyerling

If you see these winners out and about in the community, give them an air high five (remember, six feet away!) for their hard work.

We hope you get a chance to work out at the fitness center or enjoy one of the many fitness classes and wellness opportunities available at the Overlook!

Shannon Woerner, Membership Coordinator
"Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together”. -Guy Fieri

A lot can be said for this quote from Guy food a universal language that everyone speaks no matter where you are from. Growing up, I had the privilege to travel with my dad with him being in the military. Food was always there to enjoy; it didn’t matter if we spoke the language, we were welcomed with open arms to everyone’s table. Some of my fondest memories growing up were trying new foods with family in Puerto Rico and trying cheese in the Netherlands! This is how my love of food blossomed and made me want to grow in that knowledge and give people those same feelings of love and acceptance. I recently graduated from the culinary program at Johnson & Wales. I hope to grow my love of food in Sterling Ranch with a new class called Mini Chefs to help kids with knowledge for food, family, and acceptance. Check out the program details listed below!

-Gabby Lowry, Member Services Associate
This program will cover both sweet & savory recipes. All materials will be provided, including your very own cooking apron!
  • Week 1: Chocolate Chip & Berry Muffins
  • Week 2: Calzones
  • Week 3: Cupcakes
  • Week 4: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon S'mores

Class Times (Choose one)
  • Thursday's, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Sunday's: 1:30-3:00pm

Suggested Ages: 7-12 years
Cost: $40 per child for the 4-week course
Now more than ever, men and women are embracing their 40-year-old milestone birthdays. Here are a few great things to remind you why it's fabulous to be 40!

  1. 40 is the new 20 (but aren't you kind of glad you aren't 20 anymore?)
  2. You’ve grown and mastered your career.
  3. Your kids are probably old enough to start doing real chores.
  4. Your friendships are strong and high value.
  5. During this decade, you begin the ritual of mammograms and colonoscopies!

Wait—colonoscopies? Most women know that turning 40 means beginning their regular breast cancer screening routine through annual mammograms; but did you know that women at an elevated risk for colon cancer should begin getting colonoscopies at age 40 and those at average risk at age 45?

“The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently published a guideline that explains colorectal cancer among people younger than 50 is on the rise,” explains Daine Bennett, a colorectal surgeon at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center. “Because of this, the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventative Task Force both recommend colon cancer screening start at age 45 for normal risk individuals. People with a family history of colon polyps or cancer may need to start at an earlier age.”

Those at a heightened risk for colorectal cancer should discuss their risk with a health care provider. Your doctor can help you find ways to reduce risk and begin a screening schedule most appropriate for your specific needs.

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include older age, personal history of polyps or colon cancer, inflammatory intestinal conditions (such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease); family history of colorectal cancer (family history doubles your risk); rare inherited conditions; physical inactivity; obesity; smoking; low-fiber, high-fat diet; diabetes.

“While many of these risk factors are not within your control, there are some that you can change! If you are generally sedentary, start by taking a walk around the block every day. If you are smoking, quit – the Colorado Quit Line can help. Try incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet. And as I continue to stress, talk to your doctor about regular colon cancer screening,” Dr. Bennett encourages. “It can be daunting to change your lifestyle, but start by just making small steps, each one counts.”

Learn more about colorectal cancer care and screening or to find a doctor near you.
With over 1,300 acres of dedicated open space, Sterling Ranch is home to many types of wildlife species. Many of these species live in and around the community without you even knowing!

Most of us have seen the large elk herd travel through Sterling Gulch or caught a deer family meandering in the Taylor River median. With Sterling Ranch nestled in between 2 state parks, Douglas County open space, and right at the base of the foothills, there is potential to experience wildlife right at your back door!

March 3 is World Wildlife Day! Submit your photos of wildlife you've encountered in Sterling Ranch between March 1-5 to Lifestyle Director, Kate Kunzie at Submissions will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

Keeping our families and pets safe, as well as protecting the natural wildlife patterns is important while living in Sterling Ranch! Check out the articles published by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife about training your pets to adapt to indoor living, and additional information about living close to wildlife.
Resident Resource Center:
8220 Piney River Avenue
Operating Hours #: 720.661.9694

Information Center:
8155 Piney River Avenue
Operating Hours #: 303.882.7603

Overlook Clubhouse:
7853 Piney River Avenue
Operating Hours #: 720.728.7257

After Hours Emergency #: 800.274.3165