The gate is operational as of 7-12-20. The remote relay isnt working, so please use the keypad
This gate is operational as of 7-12-20
October 5th, 2021
All of the gates have been repaired and are operating by remote and key controls. One of our residences has gained proficiency in gate operation and repair which is a valuable asset. There are many variables to gate operation that what is simply seen. If you encounter an issue please contact a Board member with specifics so we can initiate a fix. The gates have been maintained in decent order despite physical incidences with vehicles.
We do plan on replacing the Ranch signs at each gate, but this has been progressively slow. It will happen though and keep things looking good.
The roads have heavy Russian Thistle acting as berms. This is a tough weed to control and eventually turns into tumble weed. Overall the roads have held up well this summer, but the thistle makes it look worse than it is. EVen good weed sprying can be only so effective against this foliage.
April , 2021
With spring here we will evaluate the gate statuses and repair as needed. The winter can be tough on these systems, so let us know if you experience any issues.
The weed sprayer is on standby until we grade the roads, so if you plan on having your driveway complete you may want to email Loomis to let them know, so they will complete this when they spray the ranch common roads.
July 12th, 2020
The upper Cowboy gate is now operational by the keypad and the departure loop. However, the remote system is not working, so please make note of this. We will attempt to trouble shoot and repair if we can without calling in a contractor.
The lower Cowboy gate damaged section has been removed and it out for repair. We hope to have this back and installed in a week.
The back 40 gate off of Bill Shaw is not operating from the keypad, so we will trouble shoot and repair this when we get to it. This gate is rarely used since it serves only 3 properties.
July 1st, 2020
Currently, the upper Cowboy gate and the Bill Shaw back 40 gate have operational issues. The upper Cowboy just needs belt adjustments, so this will stay open until we get to it. The Bill Shaw back 40 gate itself operates, but not from the keypad. This still needs trouble shot.
Overall we will see if we can rectify these in-house to avoid costly contractor costs and trip charges.
June 24th, 2020
We experienced gate damage on the lower Cowboy Rd. from a construction vendor. They did notify us of the damage and we expect a repair completion in the next 2 weeks.
Nov 3rd, 2019
All of the gate keypad posts have been replaced with steel, since the wood lived out its days. The cabana gate is now back up an operational following theft to the solar panel and wiring. Methow Electric wired in the new unit and programmed the keypad. We plan on replacing all of the gate signs with fresh new ones with the same as the photo to the right. ( except without the stain )
If anyone finds a gate not working, please send any of the board members an email.
Nov 4th, 2018
The lower Cowboy rd gate control unit was replaced. All of the gates are over 10 years old, but this is the only unit that required replacement due to corrosion. If any gates appear to have issues, please ensure to inform the webmaster on the bottom of the page.
Aug 10th, 2018
The gate keypad posts will eventually need to be replaced with most likely steel since the wood is becoming dry rotted after 13 years. The Board will discuss the plan at the Annual Meeting.
July 4th, 2018
We conducted a survey of the recent road sign installations and found 2 locations that need adjusted/improved. The Flycast/Cowboy rd. intersection and the Cowboy/Lariat loop intersection, need additional Cowboy signs to clearly illustrate the directions. We may need to relocate the sign post locations, but will evaluate that when we obtain the new signs. These will need to be ordered from the county, so it will take some time.
We changed the battery on the upper Cowboy gate, so its up and operational again. The Hanna gate needs new activation switches, which we will put on order with our gate provider.
We plan on replacing the small Methow River Ranch signs that were here originally. We need a fresh and clean appearance after all these years.
July 1st, 2018
We recently installed the road signs in every location we expected to need guidance. If there are any shortfalls or confusion with placement, please let us know. A couple locations may need arrows for clarity, but we will evaluate this in time.
All of the roads have been graded following the spring snow melt and the subsequent weed spraying complete. This is our routine plan each year, which we would like to think is clock work, however, the weather can affect how well the roads stay clean.
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