Mark McCracken

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 names are Buddy, Dino and Arya.
Buddy is a light tan heeler mix with a black and white, skulls and crossbones collar. He is usually less friendly of the group.
Dino is a red nose pit bull, white and tan. Really sweet and wearing a blue collar.
Arya is a German Shepard puppy more black than tan has a black collar and is very sweet just very puppy. Arya and Dino both have tags on them with cell numbers. If you find them please text either number, our house phone number is 970-237-5683.
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 of a red flag day ahead. It is stressful on all of us, but particularly those of us that were around in 2012 for the High Park fire. We know all too well how ugly wildfire can get.

First, I want to say take a deep breath and take care of yourself. All of us process stress differently. It can be helpful to do things that are productive. The bonus is that if things go south you will be better prepared. I would suggest the following:

  • Review your evacuation list. There is a link on RCVFD.org that will give you a good start.

  • Review the defensible space around your house. Clean up combustibles that you have stacked out behind the garage (I am guilty). Again there is info on our website about defensible space.

  • Make a home inventory – video or still pics are great for this. Do not store that info in your house, but somewhere safe (your desk at work, send to a trusted friend, or store in the cloud).

  • Have a communication plan with your family and friends. Know where you are going to meet if you are asked to evacuate.

The weather is not going to be our friend for a while. It is predicted to be unseasonably hot & dry for many days. I measure rain at my house and we have not had more than a few sprinkles of rain since the last week of July. Be extremely careful with anything that could create a spark. If you are out cutting firewood, take water with you so you could douse a spark from your saw if you hit a rock.

There are many places to stay up to date on the Seaman fire. LETA 911 is a great resource for current info and you can register to receive reverse 911 calls in case we need to contact you. Another good resource for current details is the RCVFD Facebook page.

A final reminder to take care of yourself and your friends and family - and pray for snow……..

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
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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 Auction is tomorrow too (also yay!) and we have SO MANY GREAT ITEMS! All the donors have been exceptionally generous, and we've had many many volunteers finding and retrieving them all, including Louise Creager, Deb Pedersen, Carolyn Stanley, Trisha Johnston, Juana Jackson, Richard Lund, and all the other people who brought all this stuff! There is definitely something for everyone: eye doctors to iphone cases to ice cream. You can go home with shooting range passes or a chemise. Or spend a weekend in Cheyenne (a lot more fun than one might think!). Loveland ReadyMix donated a whole side of beef! O'Dells sent us a river or snow tube with a ton of other awesome stuff. We have gift cards from all over the place, for just about anything you can think of. You can see a lot of photos of items on the Festival Facebook page set up by Taylor Bradley Hubbard and screwed up by me. The page is Rist Canyon Mountain Festival. I'm including a list of all the items below, also. So take a look, find something great, and buy it tomorrow. See you at the Festival!

Click here for the items. (PDF)

Janet
Yesterday we sent out a Community Alert with information about volunteering at the Mountain Festival during the Sep 7-9 weekend.

To make it easier to sign up, just follow this link

Hope to see you there!
The Rist Canyon Mountain Festival and Fundraiser for the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (RCVFD) is looking for people to help with the set up, breakdown, and manning of various tents and activities before, during and after the festival. Your help supports your community and your firefighters!

Most volunteer times are set in one hour increments and you are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up for as many as you like. If you have any problems with signing up or would like us to add your name to the list please contact Trisha Johnston 970-294-2228 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Because our volunteers are such an important part of the festival running smoothly, we ask that you let us know by September 1st.

We appreciate any help! Please feel free to pass on this message to your friends and family.

Thank you,
Friends of the Festival
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 pic - looks like he cut himself pretty badly). This was on top of Ford Hill off County Road 41. Be vigilant about not leaving anything (like dog food) out that might attract them. Although that didn't seem to be the motivator in this attack.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
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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 but I'm unable to get an answer when calling the number on his tag. The gate to the drive for the address on his tags is closed. The address is 18000 Buckhorn Rd. Please call if you know the owner of this very nice male dog. I do have him in a run but with the dogs my roommate and I already have it would be wonderful to get him back to his home.

Karen Orlosky
330-242-1524
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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 pet as it is not afraid of humans (or other pets). It cannot fly, which adds more to the mystery of its arrival. Please call if your goose is missing.

Sean Huzieff
970-672-4632
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The retaining wall at Station 1 needs another row of bricks (dirt is washing over the top). We have bricks ordered and could use help stacking them on Saturday, July 21st at 8:00AM. We are planning an early start to get it done before it gets too hot. Bricks are dry stacked, so no masonry skills required (Eric will be there with his masonry saw when we need to cut them). Please come and help even if just for a little while. It will be a quick job if we have a good turnout.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
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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 likely came from Redstone Canyon, so if anyone has contacts over there.. Mike 9704812889
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