Mark McCracken

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 in either direction. Our resident school bus driver has reported several high-speed drive-pasts while he is picking up children for school, and that's a horrible accident waiting to happen. Let's all stay safe!
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 is the best way for us to find you, whether it be a Medical or Fire Emergency.

First: ALWAYS Call 911 - Never call a fire fighter, even if they are your neighbor, they will direct you to call 911.

Next: RCVFD can come quickly to your home. But mait - If you don't have an address sign at your driveway how will we find you quickly? Minutes can make a big difference - please make sure you have a reflective sign available so we can find you even on the darkest nights. These are available for only $15 from RCVFD.

If you don't yet have your sign and plan to be at the Festival on September 7, from 10-4, Plan Ahead! Call Louise Creager NOW at 970.217.6843. Leave your name, phone number, and the number of your address. For example, if your address is 567 Main St, we need the number 567. Your number will be available at the entrance of the festival grounds on festival day.

Don't plan to be at the festival? - Call Louise NOW and she will arrange to meet you at a designated pick-up location, your home, or business!

Don't wait until you need RCVFD to order. It's the fastest - easiest way for us to find you quickly.

Looking forward to seeing you all at this year's festival. So many great musicians, all those plants and books. Don't miss the great vendors, and there are lots of fun items at the Silent Auction. And who can resist all those yummy baked goods your neighbors have made just for you. FREE ICE CREAM for the whole family!

It's Mountains of Fun for The Whole Family and all your Friends!


Louise Creager, Stratton Park Rep
Now Certified Military Specialist
Broker Associate
RE/MAX Alliance
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, Silent Auction, help with clean-up, tear-down, or in any capacity, we need you! There are many opportunities to contribute and support our firefighters and community. Sign-up for an hour, two or all day if possible. Just go to Sign Up Genius at the link below to find available times and jobs.

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up or helped with the Festival so far!!

Festival Volunteer Sign-up

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 approaching from the back of our property. Shortly a drone descended out of the sky to about 12 feet above the ground with its camera trained on our back door where it hovered for 30 to 40 seconds. It then turned its camera, apparently saw me and quickly took off towards Rist Canyon Road. My husband Mark was just returning home and saw the PVREA Contractor truck parked on Rist Canyon Road.

We followed up with PVREA and learned their contractor had flown our property three times, though they don’t admit to hovering at our back door and there are no power lines behind the house. They tell us our contract to receive power from PVREA allows them to fly anywhere on our property without permission at any time. If anyone else has had a similar experience, please let us know as we would like to strengthen our complaint with PVREA.

Dinny Falkenburg

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 our Festival books. We can really use your help, and no experience is required. However, a strong back will definitely make for an easier morning. If you are able to help move mud around in wheel barrows and lend a hand wherever necessary, it would really help out.

If you can make it, drop me an email so I know how many people to expect.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 2
Bellvue, CO 80512
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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 of her pink collar, but if you see her, will you let us know? She’s old and doesn’t hear well, but is super sweet!


Merin Bruinsma

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 over 100 lbs. We live just past the fire station on Rist Canyon Rd.

If you see her, please contact me at 630-743-9881.


Dave Huber
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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 burn-out operations at the Beaver Fire near CSU Mountain Campus, and the prescribed burn happening up near Redfeather. Please bear with the USFS as they try to improve forest conditions using fire. It will be over soon, and we'll all be safer for it.

As always, if you see a clear column of smoke and you aren't sure if it might be the Beaver Fire or the prescribed burn, call 911.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 2
Bellvue, CO 80512
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 sheds will be placed (one in the very near future; one at a date yet to be determined).

RCVFD will provide the necessary materials; however, we need volunteers to help move the project from design through completion.

Please contact Jeff Yarberry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest opportunity, if you or someone you know is willing and able to help with this project.

We would like to move forward with this project as soon as is possible.

Thank you.

Jeff Yarberry, President
RCVFD Board of Directors
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