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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2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run


The Cañon City Police Department, in conjunction with other local law enforcement agencies and Starpoint, is participating in the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 18, 2019. This year’s theme is "Super Hero Fun Run/Walk". The event will start at 8:00 AM at the Canon City High School football field and ending ceremonies with recognition of athletes will start at 10:00 AM.

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. Special Olympics is a program that daily reaffirms our beliefs that with hope, love and dedication, we can see achievement and self-worth realized by any individual. It is our belief that persons with intellectual disabilities, by their involvement in Special Olympics, show the community at large the true meaning of sports and a pure joy towards life.

LETR is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  Law enforcement (the Guardians of the Flame) and athletes, light the "Flame of Hope" at events and competitions throughout the state to embody unity and inclusiveness. During the months of May and June, law enforcement throughout Colorado will be carrying the “Flame of Hope” during the 2019 Torch Run Series. Run Series. 

For more information and to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run residents can visit the Special Olympics class page at: https://www.classy.org/event/royal-gorge-region-law-enforcement-torch-run/e230246 or contact BJ Cerda at the Canon City Police Department at 719-276-5600 ext.3917.

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National Drinking Water Week

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The City of Cañon City Water Department invites you to join in commemorating 147 years of service to Cañon City’s public health. As part of National Drinking Water Week, the City Water Department is recognizing the generations of Cañon residents who ensured that our community had an ample supply of safe drinking water.

When you stop to think about it, the need for a safe supply of drinking water really can’t be overestimated. Clean water is essential to our lives and lifestyles, every single day. American communities have not always enjoyed the benefits of having an ample supply of safe drinking water at their disposal. In fact, less than a century ago, thousands of Americans died every year from waterborne diseases like typhoid, cholera and dysentery. Because of the persistent threat from these illnesses, community public health officials, doctors and engineers banded together to form local systems for drinking water disinfection and delivery.

The City of Cañon City Water Department and City residents have worked together to help ensure the standard of living we all now enjoy. We want to let you know a little bit more about how we have done it. You are invited to an Open House at our Water Treatment Plant at 103 Tunnel Drive on Friday, May 10th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for informative tours of our facility and have available staff to answer your questions about your water supply. Water Treatment Plant tours will begin at the top of each hour. If you have a group that would prefer a private tour or at another time, please contact Travis Payne, Cañon City Water Treatment Plant Chief Plant Operator, at 269-9019. Please come join us!

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