Community Alert Sender

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:00

Fire Ban

Larimer County - ***Situational Awareness Only ***No Action Required

As of noon today, a ban on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County goes into effect. Also in effect is a ban on the use of fireworks, public firework displays and incendiary devices.

Due to dry conditions, the danger of wildfire, forest and grass fires is very high in Larimer County. Today’s restrictions were based on a recommendation from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and were unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

Restricted Today:
• No open fires, including camp or cooking fires.
• Smoking in the open is not allowed, including trails, parks and open spaces.
• No fireworks or firework displays.
• No incendiary devices, including sky lanterns, exploding ammunition, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition.

Not Restricted:
• Contained open fires in permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces specifically designed for the purpose of combustion
• The use of internal or external combustion engine with a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order and meeting published standards.
• Fireplaces or wood stoves located inside permanent structures.
• Fires in commercially operated wood and/or charcoal fired grills designed for cooking.
• Charcoal fired grills when used at a private residence and location on a non-combustible surface of at lease ten feet in diameter.
• Fires such as those in camp stoves and grills using gas or pressurized liquid.

The Sheriff may give limited exemptions from these restrictions based on his pre-approval and inspection.

Larimer County EM Director - lori.hodges at 10:40:41 on 7/12/2016
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:52

On "QT"

We have been looking for our (Siamese) cat "QT". She was last seen on Friday last week on Emerald Glade Lane (Stratton Park). She never came in at night when called. If you have seen her please give us a call at 970-482-3116.
Thanks, Fenya Cherepanov
Saturday, 09 July 2016 16:41

Bear Break In

RCVFD & Community,

We had a bear break into our cabin on MT Ethel. First floor was mostly destroyed. There was no opened food in the cabin. A neighbor had an incident with a bear last year in his 5th wheel.


Alex Smith
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Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:28

Found Cat

I have an intact male orange tabby that showed up at my house yesterday and is still hanging out. Wondering if someone is missing him as he doesn't seem feral. If anyone is missing him they can call me at 970-224-3580 and we'll reunited them :)
Jill Brzezicki
Friday, 01 July 2016 14:28


I have 2 yaks that escaped from me in the Buckhorn and 44h area. They have ear tags on. Any information of any sightings is greatly appreciated Call 970 556 0214
Terry Clingan
Friday, 01 July 2016 09:04

Rufus and Sienna

We found (2) dogs running loose on Rist Canyon Rd below Whale Rock Road. Tags say their names are Rufus and Sienna (sp?). We called the phone numbers on the tags, but they are up at a home in Peaceful Ln.and can call 484-798-5065 to retrieve them. One is a white shaggy dog (Rufus) and the other is a white spotted short hair retiever type (I think).
Jerry Ellmann
Monday, 30 May 2016 18:16

Looking for Zoey

We went for a hike with our dogs this morning around 9 am and we were almost home (Mt Ethel on the Stove Prairie Road side) when we lost track of Zoey our black Boston terrier. She is all black with a white face and about 13 lbs. She doesn't have a collar on but does have a chip. If you spot her please call Andrea.
phone: 970-310-8116,
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Saturday, 21 May 2016 17:17

Bears and Trash

Our trash truck drivers reported seeing the results of more than 14 bear events on Tuesday. Bears primarily overturning dumpsters and scattering trash all over heck and gone. Sid is eye-balling each site to determine the possibility of chaining the dumpsters to trees or some other immovable object. In the meantime, be safe – don’t try to chase the bears away. It’s not our favorite thing, but we can certainly put the dumpsters back upright and rake up the scattered trash.

LeAnn Davis
Canyon Utilities Service
Saturday, 21 May 2016 14:47

More Bears

Hi all. We want to report another bear break in up Rist canyon.
Sounds like a similar situation( to last Alert)...pushed in a window and made a mess.
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Monday, 16 May 2016 17:03

Bears Awake and Hungry

We have a cabin between Redstone Canyon & Rist Canyon and have had two bear break-ins in the last three weeks. We do not keep much food at our cabin nor do we leave trash in the building. The first time was the last week in April. The bear broke through the glass on one of our doors, tore down the door covering, entered the building and carefully took all the condiments, beverages, & other small edibles (sealed jar of peanut butter, Hostess crumb cakes) from the refrigerator, checked in a few cabinets (found and ate a large container of Tums) and stood on a few counters. There was very little damage inside & the bear seemed to know where food is normally kept, so we think this was not it's first time in a home. There had been lots of moisture during that time so we could see the muddy paw prints everywhere the bear had been - it walked through the main floor but didn't tear anything up inside.
The second break-in occurred May 12th. The bear tried to break through a window but didn't succeed then broke another door, came in, looked through a few cabinets and the refrigerator but found nothing edible and left. We had a trail camera pointed at the deck entrance and caught a few pictures of the bear pushing on the door to get in.
It's rather troubling that the bear is so comfortable and seems to know it's way around a home. We urge everyone to be wary and vigilant!
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