Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5882   Event: RCVfd Mountain Festival
Application Date: 06/29/2021    Event Date: 09/11/2021
Organization: Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department   Phone: 9704846724
Address: P. O. Box 2, Bellvue, CO 80512
Contact 1 Name: Bridget Tisthammer
Address: 9843 Rist Canyon Rd
Bellvue CO 80512
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: HJ Siegel
Address: 1969 Davis Ranch Rd
Bellvue CO 80512
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Parcel no. 0819000050

The Rist Canyon Mountain Festival will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Each year the festival is held from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (RCVFD) sponsors the mountain festival each year as a fundraiser. The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department is a Colorado non-profit corporation certified on June 21, 1975 and operates as a non-taxed based fire department. Liability insurance is purchased with Flood and Peterson Insurance, Inc., contact agent is Leandra Hall, 970-356-0123 (see attached file for coverage).

The festival will be held on property owned by Gene and Gail Michaud located at 11540 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue CO 80512. The location is a 15 acre open grassy meadow along with 4.5 acres of parking space. There will be approximately 100 - 150 RCVFD volunteers who staff the event. There will be an estimated 1000 attendees on the grounds at one time. Parking will be provided off the main road on 4.5 acres and will be staffed by approximately 20 people with a main entrance and an exit. There will be no alcoholic beverages allowed on the festival grounds. This will be strictly enforced. There will be a registered nurse on the grounds at all times along with RCVFD EMS and the fire department First Responders. RCVFD will have a QRT vehicle on site for transporting any injured if needed. The event site will be located where RCVFD has their landing site for the Flight for Life helicopter. Each year the Flight for Life helicopter flies in at noon (if not on call) for a demonstration, brief talk and showing of the helicopter.

Health Department:
There will be eight portable toilets located on the festival grounds for which 2 of the 8 will be handicap accessible. Two hand washing units will also be provided near the toilets. The vendor for the portable toilets is Republic Services, 1941 Heath Pkwy., Fort Collins, CO 80524, phone no. 970/484-5556.
All food is provided by licensed Larimer County vendors. Each food vendor will be required to provide their own potable water and will be responsible for any

Estimated Participants: 1000   Estimated Spectators: 1000

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: VENDOR
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sat. 09/11/2021: 10 AM - 4 PM


Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved


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Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved

Comments: We would like the applicant to provide a plan on how they intend to deal with trash since this area is prone to bear conflicts.

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Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: Applicant has provided additional information.

There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19 and Special Events. Event coordinators may implement their own policies so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Colorado. Please follow Larimer County's Coronavirus website for the latest information and any new public health orders at the time of the event:

If you have questions, please contact our Joint Information Center:
=970-498-5500 (open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm); or,
=text questions: 970-999-1770
=email questions: covidconcerns@larimer.org

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved


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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Rist Canyon Fire

Status: Approved


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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

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Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


HI Bridget and HJ,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event"

Have fun!