Mark McCracken

Friday, 18 August 2017 05:51

Festival Volunteers Needed

The Rist Canyon Mountain Festival is coming up on Sep 3, 2017! Would you be willing to help volunteer for an hour that day to help to make our community event successful?

We need 6 volunteers to walk around with Smokey Bear (1 hour shifts), 5 volunteers for 1 hour shifts for the kids calf (not a real one) roping station, and 2 volunteers to help with book tent (last year someone walked out with an $85 donated book), and then 2 volunteers to help with guiding crafters to their booth and then directing them where to park.

Email Jennifer Nolte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested, we would love to have you!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:17

Mountain Festival

The 2017 Rist Canyon Mountain Festival is full speed ahead! Mark your calendar to join your neighbors and community on Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 am to 4 pm. Held on a beautiful meadow cradled by our beloved Rocky Mountains, the annual RCVFD Mountain Festival will include a gigantic book sale, live music, gift basket auction, bake sale, arts and crafts booths, free ice cream, plant sale, and food and drink vendors. Both admission and parking are free for the event across from RCVFD Fire Station 1, 11835 Rist Canyon Road. Featured attractions for children are the climbing wall, bouncy house, pony rides, and barrel train. Youth will also be delighted with education and demonstrations provided by Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Larimer County Search & Rescue, Lifeline Helicopter, and the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Live entertainment starts at 11 am with four bands and the ever-popular belly dancers. Organizations providing recreation and community information will include Rocky Mountain Flycasters, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Colorado State Forest Service, CSU Forestry Club, and Fort Collins Conservation District. For more information, visit
Friday, 16 June 2017 20:22

Meet Your Area Rep

Attention Rist Canyon residents and landowners:

In the next few days you will be receiving a letter from your Area Representative introducing him/herself, and providing information on how to contact him/her with any questions you might have about RCVFD or the Rist Canyon community. There is also a small informative gift enclosed with the letter, so keep an eye open for it.

Dale Snyder
RCVFD Board President
Thursday, 15 June 2017 18:57

Summer Canyon Traffic Reminder

Welcome to summer - the season for increased traffic in the canyon. Some of the increase is due to sanctioned bike or motorcycle events but many are just out for a ride to appreciate the beautiful scenery we get to appreciate every day. The extra traffic increases the risk of accidents. Please remember to drive and pass safely and be a little extra patient. Have a safe summer.

Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
All CR 44H Interested Parties:

Larimer County is extending an invitation to the Open House for the road reconstruction project which was mailed to all Buckhorn Canyon area property owners.

Additional information on the project may be found on the project website. This will be updated at least monthly and more regularly once construction begins. A final Open House will be held once a contractor is on board and a schedule for the work is established.

Please pass this on to anyone else you know who may have an interest in the project.

If you would like to be deleted from the project mailing list, please let me know.
Joe Temple, P.E.
Project Manager
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(970) 498-5717
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:25

Aggressive Dog on Road

Hello Neighbors,

Be careful....last week, a large black/gray shepherd came out onto the road, from the driveway at 13075 Rist Canyon Rd., and attacked my dog, when we ran by. I could not get the dog to back down or go home. Thankfully, a wonderful neighbor from Stratton Park picked us up, when she saw what was happening. Those who walk/jog/run on the road, be very careful. I carry pepper spray, now.

Warm regards,

Michele Yarberry
Friday, 26 May 2017 21:17

Missing White German Shepherds

Our two male White German Shepherds took off chasing deer at 7:00 pm May 26. Czar and Kaiser were heading south from Stratton Park. No collars. Please call if you see them! 970-472-1972 (home) 970-232-5655 (cell)
Clay and Kathy Cox
Sunday, 14 May 2017 14:11

Possible Mail Theft

Driving to town Sunday morning I noticed some trash on the side of the road below Davis Ranch. I realized that it was mail and thought somebody accidentally drove off with it on the roof of their car. As I drove further and saw that some envelopes were torn open and the line of mail on the side of the road stretched past the mouth of the canyon and into Bellvue, I came to the unfortunate conclusion that this might have been a case of mail theft. Please alert your neighbors that their mail might be compromised. Note that I drive in from the top of Ford Hill and did not see anything unusual above Davis Ranch.

Carol Dollard
Chief, RCVFD
The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department Is Inviting YOU to the

2nd Annual Wildfire Community
Preparedness Day on
Saturday - May 6, 2017 – from 10-2
Fire Station 1 – 11835 Rist Canyon Rd., Bellvue

Join us on May 6, from 10 am – 2 pm

Come meet the RCVFD firefighters, EMTs and first responders.
Check out the trucks we use to respond to emergencies.
  • What Does it mean to be Firewise?

  • Do you have “D” space?

  • Learn about the area around you

  • Colorado State Forest Service – Tree Farmers

  • Birds and your Garden!

  • You Really Can Garden at 7000 feet and above!

  • Games for the Kids!

All are invited – Bring your neighbors too!

​For more information contact your Road Representatives or Louise Creager!
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