Community Alert Sender

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:46

Mountain Lions in Lower Canyon

Over the past month, we've had multiple mountain lion (4) sightings in the lower Canyon area (mouth of Canyon to Davis Ranch). On Tuesday evening (November 29th) around 7pm, two lions were seen in the road at the entrance to the Canyon (right by Cloudy Pass subdivision).

These are adult sized lions. Just a note to remind us all we share these mountains and forests with wildlife.
Ray Aberle - 10379 Rist Canyon
Sunday, 06 November 2016 19:47

RCVFD Training Davis Ranch Nov 9 ~7:30 pm

Please be aware that RCVFD will be conducting training in Davis Ranch this Wed night. Thanks in advance for your patience and continued support as we work to improve our skills. Any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 20:19

Dog found

We found a dog that would really like to go home to his owners (found on our property on Fire Rte 3)? He is a neutered male, about 30 ish pounds. Looks like a boarder collie/aussie/pit cross. Black and white with some brown on the legs. Sweet attitude. No tags, but has a black collar with "Top Dog" on the buckle. Our number is 970 224 3734
Coreen Rairdon
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 21:07

Last call for free Community dinner RSVPs

Sackits Hot Shot Catering has set tomorrow as the last day to RSVP for their head count. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you know someone without internet, have them call Tim at 482-2509. Thank you and we'll see everyone at 5pm on the festival grounds Sunday!
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:01

Fire Restrictions Extended

Current fire restrictions (which were set to expire the end of this month) have been extended by the Board of County Commissioners until at least September 15th. Although we have gotten a little moisture, fuel conditions are still dry. The Hertha Ridge fire near Carter Lake showed us that fires can move quickly under current conditions.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
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Monday, 29 August 2016 13:30

Plants for Festival

I would like to put out an alert this week to remind people to bring plants for the plant booth at the Festival. Any size, any kind, potted, or not potted. They can be dropped off on any time on Saturday or early Sunday morning before the Festival.
Many thanks, Ann Nichols
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 08:45

Festival Bake Sale

It is that time of year again when we are all thinking about what we can do to support our fabulous RCVFD.

The Bake Sale Tent at the festival NEEDS your yummy baked donations! PIES are always the biggest hit and the most in demand. Brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and bars are also in great sellers. It is always helpful if items are packaged ready to sell. It is also helpful if ingredients are listed especially if they have high allergy potential ie: nuts.

Last year we had almost 40 pies and sold out before the festival was over!! Baking to support the RCVFD is a wonderful way to involve the entire family.

We appreciate any and all donations and thank you in advance for your ongoing support.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer some time please don't hesitate to contact me. The day of the festival I will be at the bake sale tent by 8 am.
Monday, 08 August 2016 16:12

Yaks Back!

The yaks are home, they are all accounted for, thanks everyone!
Sunday, 07 August 2016 18:12


Dear Folks,

We put a herd of nine yaks in a pasture at about mile marker 33 in mid-July. They seemed happy there. Alas! they did not appear to be there on Wednesday, August 3. A neighbor reported seeing them on East White Pine on Monday, August 1. They include a bull who looks like a buffalo, several smaller females and 3 or so calves. Most are black; some have white, including one of the babies.

We looked where we could and saw no sign of them. If you see them, please let us know by replying to this email. Or please call us at 970.221.2351.

Thank you,

Karen England
Middle Buckhorn
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:06

Break-in on Stove Prairie Road

Mrs. Osterlie called me on Saturday to say that their place and their next door neighbors were broken into and burglarized on Friday. They live on the Stove Prairie Road south of the school. I think all of our neighbors should be aware of it and be on the lookout for any strange activity up Rist Canyon and Stove Prairie.

John Dreves 11397 Rist Canyon, Bellvue
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