Above photo by
Jayne Oslin

On This Page:

What's New at DMCO
Population Served
Current Goals
Current Programs
Role of Volunteers
Board of Directors
Monthly Meetings
Contact Information

Other Pages:

Documents Page
Archives Page


Deer Mountain
Community Organization

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
of People Building Friendships
While Serving the Needs of the
Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch Community
in Fremont County, Colorado
Since 2012


Baked Ham Dinner with all the trimmings!

Friday, February 5th
5:00-6:30 PM
at the Deer Mountain Fire Station hall  
Baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy,
green beans, sweet potatoes, pineapple,
rolls, dessert and beverages  
Nobody leaves hungry!  
Adults $9, Children $5  
Take-out will be available  
Got questions?
Call 942-4430 or 942-3423



General Meetings  
Held Every 3rd Saturday at 1:00 (winter hours)

At the Fire Department hall during the cold weather  
Lunch starts at 1:00.
Meeting starts at 1:30.
Everyone is welcome.  
Call 942-3423 with questions.  


Land Donations

If you received a letter about donating land, you've come to the right place.  
Learn more about our plans to build a community center from this website.
Thank you.  


Mailing and Physical Address and Phone

Deer Mountain Community Organization
2995 Copper Gulch Road
Cotopaxi, CO 81223  
Phone (Chairman): 719­ -942­-3423
Email: manager@deermountaincommunity.com



Steering Meeting
Time: 9:00 a.m. (Summer hours)  
Steering Meeting Day:
Second Friday of Every Month  
Place: DMCO

General Meeting
Time: 9:00 a.m. (Summer hours)  
General Meeting day:
Third Saturday of Every Month  
Place: DMCO



Mission and Purpose

The Deer Mountain Community Organization is a nonprofit organization of residents of Fremont County, Colorado, and surrounding areas united for the purpose of instituting programs and activities of interest and need in the community, such as building and maintaining a Community Center, conducting senior programs, providing meaningful volunteer opportunities, conducting food co-op programs, collective bargaining, promoting local businesses, and generally working together to reach advantageous goals for the community.



What's New?

Policies That Need to be Approved by the Members:  
Inventory Policy as of May 5, 2015  
Key Policy as of May 5, 2015


Bylaw Changes Proposed by Members - to be voted on at the August 2015 meeting:  
[1] Article 6, Section C - To modify the first two sentences in that section, to reduce the quorum to 7 members with the elimination of the percentage requirement. And to clarify that a quorum must be present at the time of voting (not just when the motion is made).  
[2] Article 8, Section B - To eliiminate the last sentence of that section, thereby allowing a current board members to be reelected by a majority vote of the members.  
Current DMCO Bylaws


DMCO Memorial Day BBQ Held at the Fire Station  

All Gave Some, Some Gave All  



A Bulk Food Message from Vera:  
The latest bulk food co-op project was a great success!  
Thanks to all the members who participated,



History and Background

The Deer Mountain Community Organization was incorporated in 2012 by residents with a vision to build the first community center for the approximately 3,000 people who live in the Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch Road area of rural Fremont County, Colorado.  
An excellent 5-acre piece of commercial property was offered for sale by a local businessman and friend, Richard Kelly, who knew he was not long for this world. It was his understanding that the land would someday house a community center for the benefit of all.  
Several DMCO founding families raised the money for the down payment on the land and a loan for the balance was secured from High Country Bank. An out-building where members can hold monthly meetings was fixed up and is being used as a temporary meeting place until sufficient funds can be raised to erect a permanent community center.  
Building friendships and learning to work together toward common goals have been an intregal part of this organization since the day it was founded.

Meeting in People's Homes to Establish the Organization

A wide variety of activities are conducted by the organization, both on and off the premices. Although raising the money for the community center is the main goal, meeting current needs within the community is also a priority. Please learn more about our group by exploring our website.



Population Served

Most of our members live within this circle, but membership is open to anyone.  
The Deer Mountain and neighboring communities have about 3,000 residents. These neighborhoods include Deer Mountain, Copper Gulch, Cody Park, Westcliffe, Texas Creek, Cotopaxi, and beyond. There are no geographic restrictions for membership. Membership is open to anyone of any age.  
A person does not have to be a member to participate in any of our activities, attend our meetings, or serve on a committee. Many of our activities serve the communities at large.  


Proud Accomplishments

Great News!

DMCO is now designated by the IRS to be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization all the way back to when we started!  
This means that if you have given a donation to DMCO since its creation in March 2012, you may be entitled to a donation receipt to use when you file your tax return.  
If you believe that you are entitled to a tax deductible donation receipt, call Sandi Specht, our treasurer, at 719­-942­-4430.  


Current Goals

1. To build a community center at 2995 Copper Gulch Road  
2. To have more co-op projects  
3. To conduct more programs that meet the community's needs



Current Programs

This Year's Calendar So Far


  • January 9 - Steering Meeting at DMCO - 1:00 p.m.
  • January 17 - General Meeting at DMCO - 1:00 p.m.
  • February 13 - Steering Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • February 21 - General Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • February - Building Committee Meeting
  • March 13 - Steering Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • March 21 - General Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • March 27 - DMCO Chicken Dinner Fundraiser in Canon City
  • April 4 - Red Suspenders Community Easter Dinner at Fire Dept. - 12:30 p.m.
  • April 5 - Community Center Building Meeting
  • April 10 - Steering Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • April 18 - General Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • April 21 - Special Meeting - 2:00 p.m.
  • May 2 - GVPOA Trash Clean-Up at "T" 9 a.m.-noon
  • May 2 - Red Suspenders Vet Clinic at Fire Station 1:30 p.m.
  • May 8 - Steering Meeting - 9:00 a.m. (summer hours)
  • May 9 - Old Tire collection at Holcum Cement Co. in Florence
  • May 16 - General Meeting - 9:00 a.m. (summer hours)
  • May 22 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • May 25 - (Monday of Memorial Weekend) Free Community Picnic at DMCO
  • May 30 - DMCO's European Dinner Fundraiser - reservation required
  • June 6 - DMCO First Saturday Trade Days - 8:00 a.m.-done
  • June 6 - GVPOA Brush Cleanup on Wendy Drive - 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • June 12 - Steering Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • June 20 - General Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • June 26 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • July 4 - DMCO First Saturday Trade Days - 8:00 a.m.-done
  • July 5 - DMCO's Cookout Fundraiser at Schuff's - reservations required
  • July 10 - Steering Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • July 11 - GVPOA Brush Cleanup on Wendy Drive - 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • July 18 - General Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • July 17-19 Westcliffe Rodeo (Two concession booths)???
  • July 24 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • August 1 - DMCO First Saturday Trade Days - 8:00 a.m.-done
  • August 1 - GVPOA Brush Cleanup on Wendy Drive - 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • August 7 - Steering Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • August 15 - General Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • August 21 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • August 28 - DMCO Fried Chicken Dinner at Fire Dept. 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • September 5 - DMCO First Saturday Trade Days - 8:00 a.m.-done
  • September 11 - Steering Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • September 19 - General Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • September 24 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • October 9 - Steering Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • October 17 - General Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
  • October 23 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • November 6 - DMCO Fried Chicken Dinner at fire station 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • November 13 - Steering Meeting - 1:00 p.m. (winter hours)
  • November 21 - General Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • November 27 - Community Center Building Meeting, 3 p.m.
  • December 11 - Steering Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
  • December 19 - Christmas Party! - 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Community Events:  
Four DMCO First Saturday Trade Days
June 6, July 4, August 1, and September 5, 2015

The Deer Mountain Community Organization will be hosting First Saturday Trade Days, a community market event, at 2995 Copper Gulch Road (CR 27A next to the store) starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until the afternoon.  
Vendor booth space is FREE.  
No reservations are required. Just bring your stuff and enjoy the day and the other people!  
Hot dogs and other concession foods will be sold.  
For more information, call the chairman at 719­-942­-3423.



Roll of Volunteers

May 2014 -- Rodeo Concession Stands Fundraiser

DMCO members ran two rodeo concession stands
to raise money to build a community center
in the Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch area of
Fremont County  
DMCO volunteers are awesome!

Bringing in the Colorado Flag


Ordering Great Food from DMCO

DMCO Volunteers Preparing the Orders

Checking Orders, Counting Change, Delivering the Goods

Checking Orders, Counting Change, Serving the Food

Thanks Everyone, Your Help is Greatly Appreciated!



Fundraising Activities In the Works!


Here is the logo we use on our tee-shirts:

Available Colors:  

Very Bright Yellow

Lime Green
Kelly Green
Hunter Green
Pale Blue
Medium Blue
Navy Blue
Medium Brown
Athletic Gray (speckled)
Steel Blue-Gray

Cost: $12 for members, $15 for non-members
View or download the Tee-Shirt Details here  
Download the Tee-Shirt Order Form here, fill it out, and email it back to LeeAnn at: adamslr53@gmail.com or call her at 719­-942­-3278 to place an order.




The Deer Mountain Community Organization is governed by the nonprofit section of Title 7 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the organization's bylaws, policies and procedures, and its guidelines.  
The organization's documents, meeting minutes, and membership/guideline form can be accessed from the Document Page.



Current Board of Directors

Elaine Foster
, chairman and grant writer, is a founding DMCO member and has been on the board of directors since April 2015. She is a faithful volunteer on fundraisers and the building committee.
     She has many computer and internet skills and is a copywriter, copy editor, and animator. As a grant writer/fundraiser, she has raised in over $1 million for local non-profit organizations and overseen the proper spending of the grant funds . She created DMCO's website and still volunteers her time as the website manager.
     In addition, she is a member of Ark River EMS as an EMT/ambulance driver, serving in the past as a board member and chairman for two years. She is also a current member of the Florence Senior Community Center.
     Elaine has lived in the Deer Mountain area with her husband Chip for 20 years.  
Sandi Specht
, treasurer, is a founding DMCO member and on the board of directors since February 2012. She has many years’ experience with volunteer agencies. She has an excellent grasp of Quick Books and Microsoft Word and Excel programs. She and her husband owned and operated their own small business in Boulder, Colorado, for 30 years. She has completed technical education in accounting.
     Sandi has provided over 20 years of volunteer treasurer and secretarial duties to various youth organizations , including youth baseball organizations, youth volleyball organizations, school PTAs, and school improvement teams. She served as a volunteer dispatcher for the Deer Mountain Fire Protection District. In addition to serving with Deer Mountain Community Organization as treasurer, she’s currently on the finance committee for the Glen Vista Property Owners Association.
     Sandi has lived in the Deer Mountain area with her husband Mike for 8 years.  
Rob Adams
, secretary, is a founding DMCO member and has been on the board of directors since May 2014. For the year 2013, Rob served as chairman.
     Rob was raised in a construction family and has been doing construction work since the early 1960's. He became a journeyman carpenter in 1973, working in high rise commercial construction and residential building. Some housing tracts in California were up to 3500 homes. He became a general contractor in 1990 and started his own business. He has built custom homes in Palo Alto, California that sold for 7-8 million dollars. He has helped teach others how to build homes on mission trips to Mexico.
     His hobbies include cooking and traveling. He also belongs to the Outdoor Buddy Organization and serves as a able bodied guide to the disabled. Him and his wife have volunteered at Vineyard Christian Church cooking and barbecuing He has also done some remodeling for the youth center.
     Rob has lived in the Deer Mountain area with his wife LeeAnn for 11 years.



Current Committees

This committee meets regularly to review the overall direction of the organization, to solve problems, and to formalize the agenda for the upcoming general meeting.  
Contact person: Chairman ~~ 719­-942­-3423  
This committee is in charge of the organization's property and is making plans for the future Community Center building.  
Contact person: Elaine ~~ 719­-942­-3423
Contact person: Rob ~~ 719­-942­-3278
This committee has conducted the successful "Olive Oil Group Buy Project," the "Wholey Cow Project," and the "I Love Shrimp" projects. Several members bought gallons of this high-grade olive oil imported from Italy at an excellent price and shared in the purchase of an organic grass-fed cow. These projects were conducted in collaboration with the Canon City Food Co-op. In 2012, the Health Food Project was conducted monthly.  
Members are now looking for a new source of beef at a good price and other food related co-op opportunities.  
Contact person: Vera ~~ 719­-431­-9020
Contact person: Sarah ~~ 719­-371­-4038  
This committee is compiling a contact list of names, mailing addresses and email addresses. If you would like to be on our contact list, email manager@deermountaincommunity.com with your contact info. Please put "DEER MOUNTAIN" in the subject line, so your email is sure to be noticed.  
When the bylaws are completed and approved at a General Meeting, this committee will be conducting a membership drive. If you are friendly and outgoing, they need YOU on this committee.  
Contact person: Jayne ~~ 719­-942­-3726
Contact person: Judy ~~ 719­-942­-3985


This committee has ideas for fundraisers, which they present at the General Meetings. Profits are designated for purchasing land, constructing community building, and running the organization.  
The Tee-Shirt Fundraiser is in the works. Instructions for ordering tee-shirts are located on this webpage.  
The Fundraising Committee is always seeking more fundraising ideas, too. If you would like to share your thoughts, help out with the next fundraiser, or if you'd like to join this committee, just let us know.  
Contact person: Becky ~~ 719­-942­-4776
Contact person: Chairperson ~~ 719­-942­-3423

The Maintenance Committee maintains the out-buildings.  
Contact person: Jim ~~ 719­-942­-3726
Contact person: Wes ~~ 719­-942­-4776
Contact person: Pete ~~ 970­-406­-1340
Contact person: Rob ~~ 719­-942­-3278

This committee keeps the clubhouse in good repair, decorates and sets up for meetings, creates signs, and mows the lawn.  
Contact person: Becky and Wes ~~ 719­-942­-4776

The Articles of Incorporation have been written and submitted to the Secretary of State. We are now an official nonprofit corporation of the State of Colorado. The Bylaws have been approved and are available through a link above.  
This committee makes suggestions for change to the bylaws and lets the membership know if the bylaws are not being followed.  
Contact person: Jayne and Jim ~~ 719­-942­-3726
Contact person: Chairman ~~ 719­-942­-3423



Recent Requests from Members:

DMCO accepts donations of items and land. We use the items or we sell them to raise money to build a community center. You can receive a tax-deductible donation receipt. If you have items to donate, call 942­-4776.  
Play Dirty ATV is looking for an old ATV that doesn't run. The engine does not have to run. The ATV is needed for display outside the business. If you have something that you would like to give up, call 275­-0115.



About the General Meeting

We hope you'll attend the next meeting. You do NOT have to be a member to attend and enjoy the meeting and fellowship.  
Always the 3rd Saturday of the month.  
Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. (Suggested donation - $5.00)
Coffee, tea and juice are free.
Meeting starts at 9:30.  
The DMCO Clubhouse at:
2995 County Road 27A in the Deer Mountain area.
(Immediately north of the Copper Gulch Store.)  
See you there!  
Got questions? ...Call the chairman at 719­-942­-3423
or the treasurer at 719­-942­-3340.



Contact Information

Chairman Elaine Foster
Treasurer Sandi Specht
Email: manager@deermountaincommunity.com

Support Local Business People!

Get a Haircut Locally!
by Rhema on Trails End Court, Deer Mountain
Donations appreciated.
Call 942-5152  
Falls to Ponder, LLC.
14 years experience building water features, retaining walls, patios, and general landscaping.
Also specializes in fire mitigation, creating defensible space around homes.
Free consultations!
719­-942­-3074 or
Majestic Mountain Properties
Your local expert for all your real estate needs.
Kyle Brown will move mountains for you!
Website Work
We build or fix websites.
Call 719­-942­-3423  
Shelf Reliance Freeze Dried Foods
Freeze dried food that lasts 25 years!
Deer Mountain  
Editor Gwen Hoffnagle offers a wide range of editing and writing services.
Deer Mountain
Copper Gulch Design
Copper Gulch is home to the creators of Copper Gulch Design, Ed, Leah and Lena Tuter. For over twenty years they have produced premier quality jewelry and art work from their studio in the southern Colorado Rockies.  
Fire Wood for Sale
In Block / Green
Pine - $95.
Aspen - $85.
Cottonwood - $50.
Delivery Not Included
Deer Mountain
Quality Animal Care
Reasonable Rates
Sterling Home Construction, LLC
Rob and LeeAnn Adams
Deer Mountain
(Office) 719­-942­-3278 or (Cell) 719­-371­-1280  
Need House Cleaning?
Call Gloria
Play Dirty ATV Tours
27077 US Highway 50
Texas Creek, CO 81223



If you want your local business advertised here, email penknife101@yahoo.com
Put 'Deer Mountain' in the subject line.  
Also, check out the website www.LocalMakers.com.
They allow you to list your products by zip code so people in your area can find what's for sale near them. Read the fine print carefully and decide for yourself if this service is for you.

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