Mark McCracken

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 08:27

Book moving on Thursday afternoon

Volunteers needed who can move books on 9/9 Thursday afternoon would be greatly appreciated. Meet at Fire Station 1 at 1:00 pm. All strong and muscular men are welcome. Women also welcome.

Carolyn Stanley

Join us for the Rist Canyon Mountain Festival to raise money for the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. The festival is located across from fire station 1 at 11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue CO. We need help Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to make this event happen. Click on the link below to sign up. Thank you!

Trisha Johnston
Tuesday, 31 August 2021 20:55

Festival Bake Sale

It's Festival time and Baked goods are needed for the Bake Sale Tent. This is a great way to get the entire family involved in supporting RCVFD. PIES are the most requested item every year. Cookies, Brownies, and Breads are always on the request list too. Whatever you love to bake we would love to sell! Please package your baked goods in quantities that are easy to sell, ie: 1/2 dozen cookies, one loaf of bread etc. It is very helpful if you list ingredients especially the high allergen items such as nuts. I will be at the tent by 7AM the day of the festival so you can drop your items off anytime that day. If you need to make other arrangements or have questions please don't hesitate to contact me, Lisa Diederich H 970-472-8426 C 970-215-6904 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Our Fire Department deserves the very best! See you at the Festival!
Monday, 02 August 2021 14:39

Cameron Peak Recovery Update

Lori Hodges, director of Emergency Management for Larimer County, has published an update on recovery efforts underway for the areas affected by the Cameron Peak Fire last year. The six-page PDF document covers the following topics:
  • Hazardous Tree Removal
  • Sandbags
  • Community Well-Being
  • Big Thompson Watershed Coalition volunteer event on 7-Aug
  • Pro Bono insurance legal help clinic on 25-Aug
  • Black Hollow Flood community gathering 7-Aug
  • Monsoon Season and other weather considerations

Lori can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (970) 619-4900
Saturday, 31 July 2021 08:11


The following messages are taken from the Larimer County Sheriff's Facebook page. Follow them there or on Twitter, and sign up for reverse 911 at LETA 911 for more timely information. LCSO also describes a text-back service below.

Dangerous flooding is occurring on County Road 27 south of County Road 44H south down to Bobcat Ridge. Immediately reach higher ground by any means necessary. Avoid areas subject to flooding including dips, low spots, ditches, etc. and do not attempt to cross flowing streams or creeks. If driving, be aware that the road may not be intact under flood waters. Never drive through flooded roadways - turn around and go another way. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.

To view a map of the affected area, please visit For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone. We will communicate evacuation information to that key word as needed. You may also text the word FLOOD2021 to 888777 from your cell phone to receive information on flooding in Larimer County. Please do not call 911 unless you are in danger

8:30 PM [July 30] Flooding Update
Since 3:30 PM, there has been heavy rain in the Cameron Burn Scar. During this time, there have been numerous closures and evacuations.
At the time of this release, the only complete road closure is for County Road 44H between County Road 27 and Pennock Pass.
Heavy rain has subsided. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Larimer County Office of Emergency Management will conduct more assessments tomorrow morning at 7 AM.
At this time, there are no other closures or evacuations. Heavy rain may still occur in the burn area. If you are in the burn area near the river, creeks, ditches, or drainages please remain vigilant.

Rain conditions are changing quickly. Since 3:30 PM today [July 30], heavy rain has effected the Cameron Burn Scar. Based on current conditions the following closures/evacuations are in place:
County Road 44H west to include Pennock Pass are IMMEDIATE DANGER from flooding. Anyone in this area needs to SEEK HIGHER GROUND.
Hard road closure at County Road 44H and County Road 27. Anyone in the area of County Road 27 to Masonville are in IMMEDIATE DANGER from flooding. Anyone along the river in this area should SEEK HIGHER GROUND.
Highway 14 at Highway 287 (Ted’s Place) has a hard road closure and is only open to residents.
Highway 14 from mile-marker 80 to mile-marker 92 is under VOLUNTARY EVACUATION.
Highway 14 at County Road 103 has a hard closure to Rustic.
County Road 43 to Glenn Haven is closed to drake from Highway 34 and from Estes Park.
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS are in place for Glenn Haven/Dunraven/The Retreat Area.
Heavy Rain is expected through the next hour. Expect changes.
Monday, 21 June 2021 09:54

Prescribed Burn: Magic Feather

Message from Reghan Cloudman of the US Forest Service:

Firefighters on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are monitoring local conditions to begin prescribed fire operations as soon as June 21, 2021, on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn to improve forest health. The wildfires of 2020 are a somber reminder of the importance of proactive fuels management and forest restoration.

This burn is located east and southeast of Red Feather Lakes. Burning operations next week could include two units totaling 1,046 acres, located north of County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Work has already taken place in the area to prepare for ignitions, including tree cutting around the perimeter and within the interior of the project. Crews have been in the area over the weekend preparing for Monday.

Appropriate, localized conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers have been carefully monitoring these conditions, including favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, relative humidity), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Fire managers have been waiting for fuels to dry out enough within the project area in order for fire to carry and meet the prescribed burn objectives. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions. In ideal conditions, as many as 500 acres could be burned in one day.

Residents and visitors in the area should expect to see smoke when operations are taking place. Temporary closures of the Mount Margaret Trail should be expected. Please follow all signage. Smoke may also impact those using the Dowdy Lake and West Lake campgrounds and day-use areas.

To get added to the email notification list for when burning begins in this area, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Magic Feather.” Additional information may be found on Inciweb. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. More information about smoke impacts is available at
Monday, 07 June 2021 14:52

Reminder for Saturday Trash Clean Up

REMINDER FOR THIS SATURDAY JUNE 12 Annual Buckhorn/Stove Prairie Road Cleanup. We will meet at Station 3 on Rist Canyon Rd, just above Stove Prairie School across from the Larimer County Road building. Please try to car pool as we don't have much parking and we'll need to go down to Stove Prairie to park to start our trash pick up.

The time to meet for picking up your safety vest and receive instructions will be 9 am and we will end at 12 noon. Then we'll go to Ohana Ranch for our lunch!

Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and work gloves to pick up items. We will supply the bags and reflective vests. Our Wonderful Firefighters will lead the way at the beginning and end of the event to ensure our safety along the road.

To reward you for all your efforts we will have a delicious Bar-B-Que lunch, complete with hamburgers, brats, salads, and all the fixin's. This will be at Ohana Ranch.

Please contact Louise Creager at 970.217.6843, to let us know you plan to attend so we know how many vests we need. We will have extras if you happen to wake up and feel this is a great day to come help out.

Don't miss this opportunity to help clean up our beautiful community. Thanking you in advance for your participation.

Warm Regards, Louise Creager 970.217.6843
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 21:54

Crystal Mountain Community Meeting

Shayle Nelson Sabo, Emergency Management Coordinator for Larimer County, will be hosting a Community Meeting for Crystal Mountain residents Thursday at 6:30 pm on Zoom. She is asking folks to add questions or discussion topics for the meeting by Wednesday at 5pm so that she can shape the agenda to make it as productive and helpful a meeting as possible. To do that, fill out the following form:

The call-in information for Thursday's meeting:
Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 95545235698
To dial in by phone: (312) 626-6799
Passcode: 388486
Sunday, 23 May 2021 13:11

Found: Two Female Shepherd Mixes

Two beautiful Shepherd mixes with intense blue eyes came to WOLF late afternoon on 5/22. They were exhausted, so we have set them up in the enclosure in front of the cabin. The girl with brown smells like she might have lost a battle with a skunk. They are both really sweet. If you know who these two sweeties are, please call WOLF at 970-482-2056 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They have collars but no IDs. Pictures below.

Friday, 21 May 2021 11:08

Spring Cleanup Reminder

The meeting date for the Rist Canyon Spring Clean Up is THIS Saturday Tomorrow - May 22nd from 9 - noon at RCVFD Station One on Rist Canyon Road. Even if you haven't called Louise ALL ARE WELCOME!

Be sure to bring work gloves - masks are not required unless you want to. We have safety vets and garbage bags for your use, which will be picked up along the way.

Lunch of hamburgers and brats will be served there at noon by our wonderful Firefighter Ruben Arrieta. Please thank him for standing over a hot grill.


Looking forward to seeing you.
For any questions call Louise 970.217.6843
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