August 2018
 Ralston Creek Cohousers
Arvada, Colorado

We have been very busy getting the word out
about Ralston Creek Cohousing in the past month and it has been great to connect with so many people.

Read the Arvada Press or Patch News to learn about the benefits of green homes powered by solar and ground source energy.

Listen to KGNU Radio in Boulder and find out why cohousing has become very popular in recent years. Hear from two future residents of the Ralston Creek Development, Deb Kneale and Carl Burg, and cohousing architect, Bryan Bowen.

Listen to the radio show and read the print articles here:


On Saturday, July 12, Ralston Creek Cohousing members presented a slide show to 12 attendees curious to find out the advantages of living in cohousing, in the Geos community. After the presentation, several people took a tour of a completed rowhouse at Geos and learned about the mechanics of the “no fossil fuel” community.

And, to top off the month, our developer, Norbert Klebl and Ralston Creek member, Lacey Ankenman were interviewed by CBS Channel 4 News!

Watch the TV interview here: Channel 4 News Interview

Come have fun with us!
See below for upcoming events for August and September
Coffee & Conversation at Global Goods
August 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free and open to the public

Come join us for a hot or cold drink and conversation at Global Goods coffee house in Olde Town Arvada. Olde Town sits about 6 miles away from the designated site for Ralston Creek CoHousing, close to the Ralston Creek Trail. Close enough to bike there after we move in! For now, come from wherever you are and bring your questions. We’ll enjoy the summer and get to know one another.

We’ll be there for two hours, but come any time.

Learn about Ralston Creek Cohousing
We are building an exciting multigenerational cohousing community in Arvada. At the presentation we will talk about our dreams, vision, plans and how you can join us.

Slide Presentation
And Tour of the Cohousing Site

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W. 32nd Aven
Golden, CO. 80401
Cohousing is a great way to live in community. Did you know there are already 15 cohousing communities in Colorado's Front Range area? Don't miss this opportunity to hear why so many people want to be a part of this lifestyle.
We are working with a developer to build a site within the Geos neighborhood, in Arvada. Our home, called the Gatehouse, will be a three story building with individual flats, a common house and underground parking.
The plans we are going to show you are intended to give you an idea about the kind of community Ralston Creek Cohousing wants to create.
A part of the community’s open space will be set aside for organic farming and gardening such as a vegetable field, and fruit trees. We would love for you to join us.
GET INVOLVED!
Create the community you want to live in.
Get in on the "ground floor" as we design our community. We value your participation.

Labor Day Pot Luck

Monday, September 3, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us on Labor Day at a member’s dome in Golden Gate Canyon. It’s about a 20 minute drive up the canyon from Golden. We’ll arrange carpools from the mouth of the canyon for those who want company up the windy road.

RSVP to malinche@wildblue.net

Or call Tori Baker at 303-704-2168 for location

This is a social event to get to know each other and have fun.

No need to bring anything, we will provide all the fixin's.


Path To Membership

We invite you to participate in building your dream community.

Ralston Creek CoHousers have a two-step process to membership.

  • Come to some events and get to know us. If you are interested you can become an Explorer.

  • As an Explorer you will be invited to join us for meetings, social events, and one-on-one conversations, all with the goal of you getting to know us, getting all your questions answered, and allowing us to get to know you.

  • If you are interested in moving forward to Full Membership we can tell you more about it.



Things to Do in Arvada!

Arvada Days    
Join us for the 2nd Annual Arvada Days where we invite you to take a walk back in time to those earliest days of Arvada.  Arvada has a long history in the Denver metro area and was a key community to our State’s gold mining history, earlier farming communities and helping to make Colorado the prosperous state that it is today! We’ll step back in time to the mid-1800s (1850-1900) and celebrate the rich history that Arvada holds while also sharing those activities of the era and helping our community learn first-hand what it was like to live in Arvada during the “golden days.”

Check out Arvada Days at Arvada Festivals

Jeffco Fair
Lasting for 3 days, it’s Jeffco’s biggest celebration of the summer happening August 10 – 12, 2018. Mark your calendars now to join the celebration this summer at the third annual Jeffco Fair & Festival!

Visit their website at Jeffco Fair

Arvada Center
Since its opening in 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons.

Check out the calendar at Arvada Center
Member Profile

Bob Clemans

I am retired now, and I spend lots of time visiting friends, traveling with my wife (Tori Baker), and hanging out with our 6 grandkids. Before I retired I had an interesting career, where I developed an ecological consulting firm, taught high school, supervised a biological pest control lab, and managed data and made maps for the US Forest Service. I love to hike, hunt, and fish. I have taught hunter education to Colorado’s youth for more than 30 years.
The sustainability technology of Geos fascinates me. I hope that our community built on leading edge technology will provide leadership in Colorado and beyond for low impact living. I look forward to working with others over the years as Ralston Creek and Geos roll out into a global example of a walkable, sustainable neighborhood.
Ralston Creek Cohousing 303-704-2168


Visit our web site at: www.ralstoncreekcohousing.org