Mark McCracken

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!

Thanks,

Merin Bruinsma
970-581-4344

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.

Thanks,

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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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:19

Beaver Fire

The Beaver Fire is a small (approximately 5 acre) fire near the CSU Mountain Campus off the Pingree Park Road. There were approximately 25 firefighters on scene last night, camping out at the Mountain Campus so they could be back on the fire early this morning. The behavior was reported as fairly quiet, and frankly with the moisture levels as high as they are, I would not expect this fire to grow rapidly. Also, given its location it is not likely to affect us here in Rist Canyon. We will be watching it closely this weekend – ready to lend a hand if they call for mutual aid from neighboring departments.

However, this fire is a reminder going into the holiday weekend to be extra careful with fire – make sure your campfires are fully out (cold and wet enough to stick your hand in the ashes). Remember that any fireworks that leave the ground are illegal in Colorado. I strongly encourage you to enjoy one of the municipal displays, rather than take risks in our community.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 2
Bellvue, CO 80512
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Thank you everyone who helped on Saturday to make this year's Community Preparedness/Mitigation day such a great success! This event couldn't have happened without everyone coming together to volunteer their time and effort. It was great to see us all coming together to help make our community safer.

To see pictures from the event ----> click here <-----

Thank you again,

Ashton Croxton
Juana Jackson
Taylor Hubbard
Trisha Johnston
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