Community Alerts

Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:34

Stringtown Fire

About 1:00 PM on 2 August, Rist Canyon firefighters and Larimer County Emergency Services responded to a 1/2-acre wildland fire…
Sunday, 26 July 2020 11:37

7/25 Smoke Report

Yesterday late afternoon, RCVFD, Larimer County Emergency Services and US Forest Service responded to a smoke report in the Moody…
Saturday, 18 July 2020 08:30

Missing cat near davis ranch road

My cat went missing 2 days ago. While I'm sure she got nabbed by a cougar, thought I'd send this…
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 14:58

Fire Update

The Larimer County Sheriff is reporting that the Stratton Park Fire had no growth overnight and is 75% contained at…
Monday, 13 July 2020 21:58

Stratton Park Fire

There is a wildland fire burning about 3 miles north of Stratton Park, approximately 3-4 acres in size, and caused…
Sunday, 12 July 2020 21:50

Bernese Mountain Dog on the loose

Just had a friend’s Bernese Mountain dog jump my fence today (July 12). She should be in the Davis Ranch…
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 07:34

New Ristwatch

Hot off the presses, the new Ristwatch is available on the RCVFD website!
The Mountain Festival is an important source of support for the RCVFD. Especially given the 2020 Festival has been cancelled,…
Friday, 26 June 2020 08:09

Be Fire Wise

As we approach the 2020 fire season, we encourage everyone to be Fire Wise. Whether you live in the mountains…
Thursday, 25 June 2020 08:07

Skipping 2020 RCVFD Mountain Festival

In an abundance of caution, the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (RCVFD) 2020 Mountain Festival, originally planned for Saturday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 16:13

Found iphone

Found iPhone along Co 41. Looks like it might have been lying there for some time. It still works but…
Thursday, 28 May 2020 21:46

Small brown and white dog found

Hi , a smaller brown and white dog was wondering around my house last night, He was wet and muddy,…
Saturday, 16 May 2020 18:49

Standard Poodle Joey Still Missing

$200 reward for return of black male standard poodle Joey. He went missing Wednesday May 13. Last seen at a…
$200 reward for return of black male standard poodle Joey. He went missing Wednesday May 13. Last seen at a…
$200 reward for return of black male standard poodle Joey. He went missing Wednesday May 13. Last seen at a…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 08:44

Lost Dog

Mixed breed girl dog 50 lbs loose in Stratton park area.contact: Angela Vannatta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunday, 12 April 2020 21:10

Black and White Dog Found

White & Black dog found last night in the road around Rist Canyon area. He’s missing his Family. PLEASE SHARE…
Sunday, 12 April 2020 14:42

Found a Black and White Dog

White & Black dog found last night in the road around Rist Canyon area. He’s missing his Family. PLEASE SHARE…
Saturday, 21 March 2020 18:47

Have you seen Cheyenne

My St. Bernard wandered off on the morning of Saturday, March 21, 2020, from my property in Rist Canyon.He DOES…
Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:40

COVID-19 tips for Rist Canyon residents

We know you have probably been getting bombarded by COVID-19 emails by everyone from your friends/relatives to companies you didn't…
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 08:34

Help the Book Bees

Neighbors,The Book Bees are starting to clean out the old and start collecting the new books for this year's festival.…
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 22:44

Mountain Lion

We live on Timber Pass off of Stove Prairie Road and lost one of our donkeys to a mountain lion…
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 17:33

Dog Found

I found a super friendly long hair, white-pawed dog on my property in Davis ranch, off of FR4a. No Tag…
Thursday, 02 January 2020 21:06

St Bernard, Newfoundland mix ?

A heads up. Large female black dog with white toe tips was here at our house on Fr. Rt. 4A.…
Thursday, 12 December 2019 18:18

More on Large Coyote

The large coyote that was posted on the community page on Monday paid our place a visit yesterday and went…
Monday, 09 December 2019 17:13

Large Coyote

Just wanted to report about 12:30 today we had a shepherd size coyote run down the drive and into the…
Friday, 06 December 2019 10:19

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives day is Tuesday, December 10, 2019! This great tradition is a dramatic way to show how much Coloradoans…
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:04

Wayward Mules/Donkeys

Hello! Just before the snow storm 2 mules/donkeys showed up on our property off Davis Ranch Road. They are super…
Friday, 22 November 2019 14:22

Prairie School Festival

The RCVFD Book Bees will be selling books and gift baskets at the Stove Prairie School Festival, Saturday, December 7.…
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:42

A Note From the Book Bees

Neighbors,The book bees found the book box at Station 1 stuffed and we thank you for your donations. The box…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 06:27

2019 Annual Meeting

Please join your neighbors at the 2019 RCVFD Community Potluck and Annual Meeting at 6:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 2, at…
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:03

Prescribed Burns In the Area

The Nature Conservancy is doing a prescribed burn at the Boy Scout Ranch on Elkhorn today, and the Forest Service…
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 17:54

New Ristwatch

Hot off the presses, the new Ristwatch is available on the RCVFD website!
Monday, 07 October 2019 11:38

Cooler and goose decoy heads

To the owner of the white pick up whose large blue and white Coleman cooler and black mesh bag of…
Sunday, 29 September 2019 14:45

Errant Cattle

I have about a dozen cows/calves on my building site. I saw similar cattle in Collards stove prairie meadow (adjoins…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 12:18

Bake Sale: Items Still Needed

BAKE SALE ITEMS STILL NEEDED! The Festival is this Saturday Sep 7, and we would LOVE to make this the…
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 14:10

Silent Auction Items at the Festival

Dear Neighbors -The Silent Auction at the RCVFD Festival this Saturday, September 7, has collected some truly awesome donations from…
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 10:04

Call for Volunteers

RCVFD Mountain Festival is Only 3 days away!We need volunteers! You can help set-up on the 5th, 6th, 7th, or…
Saturday, 31 August 2019 08:05

Bake Sale

BAKE SALE ITEMS NEEDED! We would LOVE to make this the Best Bake Sale in the history of R.C.V.F.D.. We…
Thursday, 29 August 2019 18:35

Reminder About Bus Safety

Don't forget that when a school bus has its red lights flashing, it is illegal and unsafe to pass it…
Monday, 26 August 2019 17:40

Planning Ahead

Hi folks - Got your Address Sign Yet? How will RCVFD find you in case of an emergency? Planning ahead…
Sunday, 25 August 2019 19:11

Missing you donkeys?

I had two donkey show up at the ranch this afternoon I have no idea where they came from. Can…
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 07:17

Lost Cat

We saw her hunting early Monday morning and since then, she hasn't come home. We live of Emerald Glade Lane…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 15:20

Call for Volunteers

We need volunteers! If you can help set-up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning, help work in the Book Tent,…
Monday, 19 August 2019 13:38

PVREA drones

I was reading a book in my garden at around 9:45 AM, when I heard a noise like a weedeater…
Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:55

Rattle snakes

Sue Stephens wrote:Jon and I sitting out on back patio and I said to Jon what is that noise. A…
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 20:16

Missing your cows?

Missing your cows?For a few weeks now an unbranded black Angus cow (red tag #27) and bull calf (yellow tag…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:07

Come help on Saturday

This Saturday, Aug 3, at 9:30 am, RCVFD will be pouring concrete for the foundation of a shed to hold…
Sunday, 28 July 2019 11:03

Lost Dog in Davis Ranch

Our dog, Scout, got scared yesterday and jumped the fence during the storm. We found her tag which fell off…
Friday, 19 July 2019 13:58

Lost brown female dog

Our dog Stella went missing this morning around 9:00. She is a brown female with a purple collar and well…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 15:12

Bears

Our neighborhood bear had a feast last night.We are all busy, I know, and sometimes it is more convenient to…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 06:18

New Ristwatch

Hot off the presses, the new Ristwatch is available on the RCVFD website!
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 14:35

Smoke in the Air

By now many of you have noticed the smell of smoke throughout our response area. This is due to the…
Sunday, 07 July 2019 17:02

Request for Assistance

RCVFD is seeking help from our community in the design and building of a framed aggregate pad, upon which two…
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:19

Beaver Fire

The Beaver Fire is a small (approximately 5 acre) fire near the CSU Mountain Campus off the Pingree Park Road.…
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 12:28

Missing Corgi?

Jeff Yarberry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tue, Jun 25, 8:46 PM (15 hours ago)My wife was just now driving up the canyon, and…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 08:02

Found Dog

Hi there. Found this super sweet girl up on rist canyon rd. today. She has no identification and no chip.…
Monday, 03 June 2019 21:10

Crashed Drone

Found: Crashed drone on F.R. 4A (George Stadler Rd.) in 'relatively' good condition. Call 482-3335 to retrieve it. Thanks.
Friday, 10 May 2019 19:03

Found Dog Alert Correction

In the previous Alert:- the phone number should be 970 224 2527 instead of 970 225 2527- Try this link…
Friday, 10 May 2019 16:49

Found Dog

I picked up this young girl running up Rist, between Mountain Meadow Lane and Station 3. She has a collar,…
Thank you everyone who helped on Saturday to make this year's Community Preparedness/Mitigation day such a great success! This event…
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 12:14

Wildfire Preparedness Day 2019

It’s time for our annual Fire Station Open House and Wildfire Preparedness Day! The event will be held this Saturday,…
Monday, 22 April 2019 22:55

Lost Dogs Top of Rist Canyon

2 dogs lost on 4-22---one black one white and tan both should have collars with tags-if found please call or…
Monday, 15 April 2019 10:14

Wildfire Preparedness Day 2019

Spring is coming! It’s time for our annual Fire Station Open House and Wildfire Preparedness Day! The event will be…
Our Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department is seeking a skilled person or persons to construct a durable storage shed (~10'…
Monday, 01 April 2019 09:45

RCVFD is seeking a Grant Writer

Our Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department is seeking a volunteer Grant Writer to assist with obtaining outside financial and material…
Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:05

King Soopers Fundraising Change

Great news! You can now link Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department to your King Soopers rewards card! King Soopers is…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:26

Found Stressed Dog in Stratton Park

There is a very cute, somewhat shy black and white pitbull on my deck. anyone one know where he might…
Thursday, 14 March 2019 22:39

2 Friendly Dogs

2 friendly dogs are hanging around our property, a big black one and smaller tan colored one. If they are…
Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:56

Runaway

We took our dog “German Short Hair” up in our back pasture today for a walk. We kept him on…
Friday, 15 February 2019 19:44

Wildfire Preparedness Day 2019

Spring is coming! And that means it's time to start putting together our annual Wildfire Preparedness Day and Firestation Open…
Sunday, 13 January 2019 20:06

Running down Spring Valley road

Large black/tan dog was running down Spring Valley road - if you lost your dog call/text 970-443-3202
Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:58

Thank you for your support

Happy New Year! The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department community has once again supported their fire department through volunteerism and…
Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:53

Chimney Fire Season

Last night we had a close call - a chimney fire that did not become a wildfire or a full…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:05

lost dog

Patricia Halderman, the Postmaster in Bellvue, writes:"We have a big black dog hanging around the post office he looks pretty…
Friday, 30 November 2018 10:18

Colorado Gives Day 2018

I am sure you all have heard by now that Tuesday, Dec 4th is Colorado Gives Day. This is a…
Monday, 22 October 2018 10:33

Annual Meeting Minutes for Review

At the Nov 3 Annual Meeting of RCVFD, the draft minutes of the 2017 Annual Meeting will be voted on…
Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:27

Lost Backpack

Lost a black backpack on Tuesday eve by Rist Canyon road and CR 25. If found please call 970 214-2171.
Saturday, 20 October 2018 10:54

Missing Stanley

Missing Stanley, sorrel old swaybacked rescue horse. White blaze & stocking. Wearing blue & silver halter. Walks w/ limp. Stove…
Friday, 12 October 2018 12:22

Missing Dogs

Our 3 dogs went missing from our house around 1030thus morning and we have been unable to locate them. Their…
Monday, 08 October 2018 19:07

Lonely Horse

we have brown quarter horse wandering our place...two white socks on rear legs...contact us if it yours...david at 472 0576
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 08:01

Lost Cat

My buddies Sam and Simon escaped last night.Neither are outside cats, but Simon came home, Sam didn't.Sam is a 16#…
Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:23

Seaman Fire

It is hard waking up to the smell of smoke from a nearby fire, record hot temperatures and the promise…
Friday, 07 September 2018 20:35

Festival Silent Auction

Hi Friends and Neighbors,The Festival is tomorrow, (yay!) and it looks like it will be a great day! The Silent…
Friday, 31 August 2018 11:26

Bake Sale

The Festival is almost upon us and we need LOTS of homemade Baked Goods for the Bake Sale Tent. It…
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 08:44

Lost Dogs

Our two dogs took off after something about 8:00 this morning. One is a long haired German Shepherd that answers…
Yesterday we sent out a Community Alert with information about volunteering at the Mountain Festival during the Sep 7-9 weekend.To…
The Rist Canyon Mountain Festival and Fundraiser for the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (RCVFD) is looking for people to…
Friday, 10 August 2018 13:59

Bad News Bear

A neighbor had a bear break in. Broke a window in a door then proceeded to ransack the kitchen (see…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 05:51

Dog Found

At around 7pm on 8/8/18, I found a dog on Buckhorn Rd towards Masonville. He's got a collar and tags…
Monday, 30 July 2018 21:31

Goose on the Loose in Stratton Park

A large, very friendly domestic goose mysteriously arrived at our home 3 days ago (Stratton Park). It is obviously someone's…
The retaining wall at Station 1 needs another row of bricks (dirt is washing over the top). We have bricks…
Friday, 13 July 2018 08:26

Found 2 mules

2 mules, one white, one brown showed up this morning. End of FR1A, south end of Davis Ranch. They most…
Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:41

Fire Ban in Effect

Larimer County has implemented Stage 1 Fire restrictions throughout Larimer County as of noon on July 3rd. These restrictions are…
Sunday, 24 June 2018 11:07

Baby goat missing

Red-headed Boer doe kid missing. Emerald Glade Lane in Stratton Park neighborhood. She is is very sweet and friendly at…
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:05

Found Dog

Found a yellow medium sized dog on Rist Canyon Road near the fire station this morning, Tuesday, June 5.Has a…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 22:26

Missing Loki

Went missing this afternoon. Emerald Glade Lane in Stratton Park neighborhood. Red and Black German Shepherd. Not sure if he…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:50

Missing Horse

As of approximately 8:30a this morning, one of our horses has gotten loose. We live in Stratton Park. He is…
Friday, 04 May 2018 12:55

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Dept11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, COSaturday, May 5th, 10am-2pmBurgers and brats grilled by our very own…
Just two more weeks until RCVFD hosts an “Open Firehouse” event for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!Mark your calendars!Saturday, May 5th,…
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