Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This was an amazing concert in a place with unmatched views and ambiance. The Lakeside Lawn provided incredible "ampitheater like" acoustics; the weather was perfect and the audience was delightful. It took many volunteers to pull it off, but in the end it was masterfully put together and everyone had a great time.I cant' wait for the next concert in the
"Live at the Ranch" series. I'll keep you all posted when we come up with the next one.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that even little Mary Elizabeth made an appearance. She's a cutie!
I also had my trusty sidekick - Ms. Emma Huntsman up on stage with me to thank everyone for coming and making our inaugural concert a booming success.
The Americana Kids received $3000 in donations from the concert-goers which made all the effort worth it. They are very appreciative of everyone's generosity.
See ya around the Ranch!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
One of the BBR staff recently compiled a historical listing of fires that have been near or around the Ranch since the year 2000. There have been five major forest fires, and out of those only one came close enough to destroy property. The loss of our beautiful forests is a sad occurance, but can also be of benefit to forest regeneration. I recently went for a hike up Black Crater and amidst the devastation caused by the 2006 Black Crater Fire the ground of the forest was filled with lush western ferns and a multitude of ponderosa seedlings. The circle of life continues on.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Secondly, the other piece of big news is that we have a new Director of Sales and Marketing due to start around July 23. Charles Kingsbaker brings over 10 years of resort and golf experience, most recently with Troon Golf, where he served as regional sales and marketing director, overseeing strategic resort, real estate and golf sales and marketing initiatives for various Troon Golf managed properties. We are very excited to have someone of Charles' caliber working to promote and improve the Ranch. Welcome Charles!
Well that's it for now.
Friday, July 10, 2009
I understand that the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show organizers are expecting record-breaking attendance at this year's show. Well at least it isn't going to be 90 degrees, and it doesn't appear that any remaining smoke from the smoldering Black Butte II fire is going to drift into town, whew! I also read that if you bring your own bottle of water you can get free refills all over town.
Quilt on Sisters!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The firefighters are working tirelessly to contain the fire and from where I sit ( my office window looks directly out at the butte) they are doing a great job! We should be able to enjoy the trail again soon. As for the Ranch nothing here is threatened and we are operating as normal.