Welcome To Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to Cañon City... your "gateway to adventure." Our community has a rich cultural heritage and interesting geologic history. We embrace our past and plan for an exciting future. Ours is a truly special community, with abundant recreational opportunities, vast open space from the plains to the Rocky Mountains, parks and trails, community events all year long, and of course the Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge. If you live here you know what I mean. If you are considering relocating your home or business, you will discover it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you around town or out on the trail. Mayor Preston R. Troutman

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Public Arts Mural Project

The City of Cañon City Stormwater Program and Mountain View Core Knowledge School are partnering to promote environmental awareness through a public arts mural project. This is a multi-year project to replace existing murals and add new ones which focus on different aspects of environmental awareness. Designs and murals will be done by Cañon City K-12 students. The first murals will be done on the 4th Street Viaduct supports, replacing most of the fading existing murals.  

Mural designs are now being accepted from all K-12 students, including home-schooled students and students enrolled in alternative programs, who wish to submit a design. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2019. Hard copy, colored pencil drawings need to be submitted to Meg Olsen, c/o Mountain View Core Knowledge School, 890 Field Ave, Cañon City, CO 81212.   

A committee will be choosing the final designs which will be featured in a gallery exhibition at the Fremont Center for the Arts next year. Citizens who wish to donate time or materials to the project are encouraged to contact Glenda DeBekker at 
grdebekker@canoncity.org or Meg Olsen at meg.olsen@canoncityschools.org. Watch for updates on the Cañon City website and Facebook page.


Coffee with a Cop

Come join the Cañon City Police Department for Coffee with a Cop this Wednesday, December 12, from 8:00-9:00 am at Muggs (1520 Royal Gorge, Cañon City). This is an agenda-free, no barriers, problem-solving opportunity to have a relaxed informal conversation about what matters to community residents. Coffee with a Cop removes the typical barriers that come between officers and residents and it's as beneficial for residents as it is for officers!


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