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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

The Upper Arkansas Recycling (a UAACOG program), in partnership with the City of Cañon City and the Fremont County Commissioners will host a special Electronics Recycling Event in Cañon City on September 22, 2018. The event, held in the parking lot of the Bank of the San Juans at 9th Street & Royal Gorge Boulevard (Highway 50), will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

During this event, you will be able to recycle your televisions, monitors, CPUs, printers, and other small electronics at a reduced cost. Prices vary, but a few examples are: Monitors, $10-$15, CPU’s, $5, Desktop Printers, $5, Microwaves, $5. Small desktop electronics, such as stereos, can be recycled for $5. Keyboards, cords, cell phones, ink cartridges, mice and other small peripherals are accepted at no charge when you recycle other components. Prices vary on larger items, please call if you have questions.

Televisions can also be recycled at this event at a reduced cost. The current cost of recycling a television is over $2 a diagonal inch, but at this event, the cost will be $1 per diagonal inch, thanks to assistance from Fremont County.

Colorado implemented a landfill ban on electronics in July of 2013. Waste electronics and computers, from both residential and non-residential sources, cannot be disposed of in Colorado solid waste landfills. Harmful chemicals can leach out of this waste and contaminate soil and groundwater. Electronics will be recycled by Southern Colorado Recyclers, a Colorado-registered electronics recycler, as required by SB 12-133. All electronics will be recycled responsibly and all hard drives will be destroyed to ensure privacy.

The event site address is 816 Royal Gorge Blvd and will be set up on the eastern side of the parking lot. For more information, please contact Beth with UAACOG’s Regional Recycling Program, Upper Arkansas Recycling at 719-275-1675 or via email at beth.lenz@uaacog.com. You can get the latest details by searching for “Upper Arkansas Recycling” on Facebook!
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Fall Clean Sweep Saturday

The City of Cañon City is once again collaborating with Twin Enviro for a Dumpster Cleanup Program. “Fall Clean Sweep Saturday” will consist of placing four dumpsters in two separate locations throughout the city on Saturday, October 6th. Code Enforcement has focused the placement of the dumpsters in areas in the city where there have been a higher number of litter and junkyard violations. The Dumpster Cleanup Program will begin on October 6th at 8:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m. (or when full) depending on location. City residents may bring items to these dumpsters for disposal during the stated times; no early/late dumping. There will be staff and/or volunteers monitoring the two locations but they will not be able to help move items at all; citizens will need to bring their own person-power. Updates to when dumpsters are full will be provided on twitter twitter.com/CanonCityGov  and facebook facebook.com/canoncitygov.

Dumpster Placement and Time Frames

  • Location #1
    Two (2) 30 yd. dumpsters
    832 & 834 N. Raynolds Ave.
    Across Street (West Side)
    9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. (or until full)
  • Location # 2
    Two (2) 30 yd. dumpsters
    128 Main St.
    South Parking Lot off HWY 50 (NW side)
    8:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. (or until full)
Not Allowed
  • Tires
  • Electronics (examples: TVs and computers)
  • Hazardous Materials (examples: paints, weed killer, Freon)
  • Large appliances (examples: washer, dryer, freezer, refrigerator, hot water heater)
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2018 Citizen's Police Academy

The Cañon City Police Department is once again offering a Citizen’s Police Academy. If you are interested in learning what CCPD is all about from records up to investigations this class is for you!

The sessions are :

  • Intro to the Cañon City Citizen's Police Academy
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Facility and Grounds Tour
  • School Resource Officer Program
  • Traffic Law and DUI Enforcement
  • Victim Advocate Services
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Records
  • Animal Control
  • Patrol Operations
  • Crime Scene Investigation and Processing (not for the squeamish)
  • DNA and Evidence Processing
  • Officer Safety
  • Use of Force and Arrest Control
  • Fire Arms Session

Classes are held on Thursdays and run from October 4th–November 15th. The last class will be a potluck and graduation ceremony with pictures! Classes run from 6-8pm with the exception of the Firearms Session, which will be held on a Saturday from 8am-12pm.

The class sizes are limited so get your applications in early. You can pick one up at the Police Department at 161 Justice Center Road, or online here. A basic background check will be done on all interested applicants.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Rochelle Reiter at 719-276-5600 xt.3917.

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Coffee with a Cop

Join the Cañon City Police Department this Friday, September 14th, from 8:30 am until 9:30 am at Rollers Bakery for COFFEE WITH A COP.

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New Sod at Centennial Park

New sod was put in yesterday at Centennial Park! Please keep off the new sod for at least two weeks while it is being watered and roots are being established. The new lawn cannot have heavy foot traffic and activity until the root system has established properly otherwise it will not successfully take root. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
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photo courtesy of Catrinna Hankins

Notice of Construction

Railroad Crossing Removal – FORGE RD

Railroad Crossing Removal will be taking place on Forge Road south of Valley Road. Construction will start and be completed next week (9/10–9/14). Traffic will be diverted during construction and a speed reduction will be in effect.

Please plan alternate routes. All residents in the neighborhood will be affected. Crews will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible. Please do not park any vehicles on the street in the work zone and obey all work zone signs.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineering Department at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

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Community Event - Ribbon Cutting - Groove-a-Licious

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 4-8pm for an evening of music, entertainment, and fun! There will be a Kids Zone, Food Trucks, and Beer Garden with entertainment by musical guest Groove-a-Licious. Mayor Preston Troutman will conduct the ribbon cutting of the new Rotary Pavilion at 5pm. All ages are welcome to this free community event!

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT – PARK AVE

Water main replacement will be taking place on Park Ave between S. 9th Street and S. 12 Street. Construction will begin this week and last into October.

Streets will be closed to through traffic during construction.

Please plan alternate routes. All residents in the neighborhood will be affected. Crews will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible. Please do not park any vehicles on the street in the work zone and obey all work zone signs.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineering Department at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

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Historic Walking Tour of Canon City

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center is hosting a History Walking Tour titled “Freighters, Photographers, Suffragettes, Outlaws, Utes, Dinosaur Bones, and Cattle Rustlers” on Friday, September 14th at 4pm. The tour will be presented by Dan Grenard, Loretta Bailey, and Kathleen Eaton and will cover the history of some of Cañon City’s distinct people and events from the 1870s – 1890s. Participants are asked to register prior to this event, as space is limited. Please call 719-269-9036 or email the museum at historycenter@canoncity.org to register. Participants are also encouraged to donate $10 to the Friends of the Museum.

The museum and history center are located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

Labor Day Closure

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Volunteer Recognition

Mayor Preston Troutman, Police Chief Daric Harvey, Community Development Director Deana Swetlik and members of the city council recognized volunteers serving the police department and the community development department during the Aug. 20 council meeting.

Through Jan. 1, volunteers in the CCPD have performed 618 hours of service to the community, which equated to $15,450 in savings to taxpayers. In 2018, the Code Enforcement Division initiated a Code Ranger program as part of the 'Keep Cañon Clean' program. The rangers began May 21 and completed their tenure Aug. 17. They provided 421 courtesy notices, of which the majority was for weeds.


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Courtesy of Carie Canterbury, Cañon City Daily Record

Opening A Business 101 class

REMINDER:

The City of Cañon City will be holding an Opening A Business 101 class at City Hall on Tuesday, August 28th from 6–7:30pm in council chambers. The goal of this class is to go over what is involved with starting a new or expanding a business, including who to contact, what various city departments are often involved, what are the steps to opening a new business, why are these steps necessary, and a general timeline from A to Z. Staff from a variety of departments will discuss these steps and be on hand to answer any questions prospective or current business owners may have.

Departments represented include:
• Community Development
> Planning & Building Divisions
• Economic Development
• City Engineer
• Water Department
• Finance Department
• Office of the Clerk

New/Expanding Business Informational Program
• Introductions / purpose
• Where to get background information on the area
• Finding a site
• Potential review processes / related costs
• Annual / monthly components of doing business
• Marketing and promotion
• Safety and security

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Old-Timers Coffee: Music

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold an open discussion about music in Fremont County. Longtime residents of Fremont County are welcome to join the discussion about their experiences and stories of teaching, directing, and playing music over coffee and a light snack. Related documents, images, and objects are encouraged. The discussion will be filmed so it can be added to the oral history collection within the museum. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, September 6 at 9 AM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Historic Bicycle Tour

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will lead a leisurely historic bike tour around the downtown and surrounding streets of Cañon City between the 600 to 900 blocks. The program will be led by Kathleen Eaton and Ashlee Sack. Tour highlights will include information on historic properties and biographies of prominent figures from Cañon City’s history. Interested parties should meet at the Fremont County Administration Building at 615 Macon Ave. This program will be held on Saturday, September 1st at 5:30 PM. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver or print one from the museum website at rgmhc.org. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are strongly advised to wear a helmet.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Downtown Parking Enforcement Set to Begin

Beginning August 20, 2018, and continuing through the end of September, Community Service Officers with the Canon City Police Department will begin enforcing downtown parking time limitations by issuing warnings to vehicles parked in the Main Street area and adjacent streets.

Last year, City officials passed an ordinance that limits parking times on Main Street and adjacent streets in the downtown area. Signage downtown limits the parking of vehicles to 3-hour time limits. Any violations of the time limitations may result in parking tickets being issued.

Once the warning period has elapsed, beginning on the 1st of October, vehicles may be issued tickets for violations.

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Community Agency Funding

The City is accepting applications for Community Agency Funding. The purpose of this program is to support charitable groups and organizations to directly benefit the health and well being of Cañon City residents and neighborhoods. Available funds will be considered based on the following categories: Community Service, Youth Education, and Quality of Life. Applications and documentation must be submitted to the City Administrator’s office no later than 5:00 PM on September 14, 2018. For more information and to download an application visit http://www.canoncity.org/depar…/community_agency_funding.php

Business 101: Opening a New/Expanding Business

Opening A Business 101
The City of Cañon City will be holding an Opening A Business 101 class at City Hall on Tuesday, August 28th from 6–7:30pm in council chambers. The goal of this class is to go over what is involved with starting a new or expanding a business, including who to contact, what various city departments are often involved, what are the steps to opening a new business, why are these steps necessary, and a general timeline from A to Z. Staff from a variety of departments will discuss these steps and be on hand to answer any questions prospective or current business owners may have.

Departments represented include:
  • Community Development
         > Planning & Building Divisions
  • Economic Development
  • City Engineer
  • Water Department
  • Finance Department
  • Office of the Clerk
New/Expanding Business Informational Program
  1.  Introductions / purpose
  2. Where to get background information on the area
  3. Finding a site
  4. Potential review processes / related costs
  5. Annual / monthly components of doing business
  6. Marketing and promotion
  7. Safety and security
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National Health Center Week

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The Canon City Council proclaimed August 12 -18 National Health Center Week in Canon City. 
Pictured are council members Ashley Smith, Dolly Gonzales, Frank Jaquez, Taylor Jacobs, clinic manager for Valley-Wide Health Systems, Lindsey Sykora, director of operations, Mayor Preston Troutman, Caitlin Turner, Jim Meisner and John Hamrick.
~courtesy of Carie Canterbury of The Daily Record

Recovered Bicycles by CCPD

**PUBLIC NOTICE**

The Canon City Police Department has collected numerous bicycles that were found or recovered over the past several months. After a review of bike theft reports over the past three years, we have identified as many owners as possible and returned some property. Bicycles whose owners could not be determined are being declared abandoned at this time.

In accordance with City Ordinance (#9.28.035(D)) this notice is being requested to be posted in local publications, notifying the public that if they have a bicycle at the Police Department, they have 10 days from publication to claim their property. After 10 days, the unclaimed property will be donated to people in need, or a local non-profit or not for profit organization.

Those members of the public wishing to claim a bicycle must come to the Police Department with proof of ownership of the bicycle they are claiming.

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Street Updates for August

The City’s contractor will be conducting chip seal/fog seal operations on numerous streets throughout the City, the week of 8/14 – 8/21/18. Please use caution in the work zones. This schedule could change due to inclement weather.

The Street Department will also conduct our fall painting schedule the week of 8/14 – 8/17/18. This schedule could also change due to inclement weather.

The Street Department will be turning on all school flashers 8/21/18 in preparation of school starting 8/22/18.

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40 YEARS OF SERVICE

During Monday's City Council Meeting, the Canon City Council and the Canon City Police Department recognized Police Sgt. Ken Zabrusky upon his retirement from 40 years of service.

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 ~photo courtesy of Carie Canterbury at the Daily Record

Summer Clean Sweep Saturday

The City of Cañon City is collaborating with Twin Enviro for a Dumpster Cleanup Program. “Summer Clean Sweep Saturday” will consist of placing dumpsters in four separate locations throughout the city on Saturday, August 18th. Code Enforcement has focused the placement of the dumpsters in areas in the city where litter and junkyard violations have been noticed.

The Dumpster Cleanup Program will begin on August 18th at 8:00 a.m. and end between 11:30 am and 2:00 p.m. depending on location. City residents may bring items to these dumpsters for disposal during the stated times; no early/late dumping. There will be staff and/or volunteers monitoring the four locations but they will not be able to help move items at all; citizens will need to bring their own person-power.

Items not allowed:

  • Tires
  • Electronics (examples: TVs and computers)
  • Hazardous Materials (examples: paints, weed killer, Freon)
  • Large appliances (examples: washer, dryer, freezer, refrigerator)
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OUR STREET CREW ROCKS!

The Cañon City Council on Monday recognized Street Superintendent Tony Falgien and his crew for 'outstanding response' to severe weather conditions, keeping roads safe for citizens.

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Pictured in the front row in no particular order are Tony Falgien, Joel Biemiller, Dale Cane, Logan Green, Carl Hall, Les Hilburn, Derrick Holt, Mykel Kroll, Daniel Lambrecht, Bill Lennox, Mark Mitchell, Mike Schrader and Bill Strobel. Pictured in the back row are council members Dolly Gonzales, Frank Jaquez, Amanda Cochran, Ashley Smith, Mayor Preston Troutman, Kaitlin Turner, John Hamrick and Jim Meisner.
     ~courtesy of Carie Canterbury of the Daily Record

National Night Out with the Canon City Police Department

The Cañon City Police Department will be joining communities from across the country in celebrating the National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7,2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Rudd Park located at 12th and College Ave. in Cañon City, Co.

This will be the fifth year that the Cañon City Police Department has implemented a community picnic to celebrate crime prevention under the National Night Out Against Crime criteria. It is designed to build a stronger community in partnership with law enforcement and the citizens of our community. The Cañon City Police Department focuses on agency awareness and education, police and crime prevention education, building community, and neighborhood networking with the goal of making and keeping our community safe. There will be a number of family friendly activities and free food. We hope you will join us to take a night out against crime!

Our fifth year of this city-wide event will include our continued participation in Project 365, where we target an area that has received complaints regarding criminal and disorderly conduct and work with the community to turn it around. Although National Night Out is only one day, Project 365 will be a yearlong effort focus on issues affecting health and safety from 1st to 4th Streets. Anyone wishing to volunteer with this effort should contact Rochelle Reiter, Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Last year our NNO picnic was a big success, and for the fourth year in a row Cañon City was presented with an award from the National Association of Town Watch. This year will be even bigger. We will have resource tables from various community partners that will be giving out safety, security, and crime prevention information and providing demonstrations. There will also be free hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks in addition to games, a bounce house, and face painting for the kids and lots of free giveaways such as free food, gift cards from local businesses, bikes, and a free patio table set, thanks to the generous support of our community partners. This year we are very pleased to announce that the Fort Carson Brass Authority Band is coming back to perform for our community. We invite the public to come out for an evening of fun filled family activities and to come out and build community relationships!

If you are a community member or a business and you would like to donate an item for the raffle give-aways for the Cañon City Police Department’s National Night Out event or if you have any questions please contact Rochelle Reiter @ 719-276-5600 or you can e-mail her at rlreiter@canoncity.org.

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Feral Cat Rabies Update

Test results came back from the Department of Public Health and Environment and the animal was found to be negative for rabies. While this is good news, Public Health officials and the Police Department are still urging the public to be aware and cognizant of the dangers of rabies and distemper.

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Museum Program - Stormwater

Cañon City, CO—The Friends of the Museum are hosting a special program on Saturday, August 11th at 1 p.m. on the history of storm water in Cañon City presented by the City of Cañon City’s Stormwater Technician, Glenda DeBekker. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Program Room of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center.

The Museum and History Center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the Museum and History Center are regularly Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 269-9036, or email a message to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

The City of Cañon City and the Colorado Department of Transportation with their consultant Stolfus & Associates will hold a Public Open House for the US Highway 50 East Cañon Access Control Plan on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at City Hall, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212.

The Access Control Plan is a long-range plan for future access to US 50 as growth occurs between 15th Street and Raynolds Ave. This Open House is for the public review of the changes made based on comments received. For more information, contact the consultant project manager, Michelle Hansen, Stolfus & Associates, Inc. at (303) 221-2330.

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NEWS RELEASE

On July 30, 2018, Animal Control Officer Kelly Duncan received a report of a feral cat acting strangely in the area of the 2400 block of N. 9th St. The cat was located and captured alive. Symptoms exhibited by the cat, specifically the aggressiveness of the animal, combined with a confused, lethargic behavior, led to the animal being sent for testing to a State lab.

Because of recent reports of the presence of rabies in the state, and until test results come back, the public is urged to educate themselves on the signs and symptoms of both rabies and distemper. Everything one would need to know can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website at:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/rabies

  • The public is urged to avoid all contact with wild animals and to vaccinate your pets and livestock against both rabies and distemper.
  • Report all animal bites, whether wild or domestic, to any human or animal.
  • Do not leave pet food outdoors

~Timothy Bell, Administrative Sergeant
Cañon City Police Department

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4th Street Bridge

Update: 4th Street Bridge is now open!

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Genealogy Program

Introduction to Genealogy: An Overview of Records and Where to Find Them

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold a program for anyone interested in learning more about genealogy and how to research their ancestry. The program will be led by Terri Meeks and will explore how to use census, vital, land, and military records. Anyone interested should email, call, or visit the museum to sign up and reserve their spot as space is limited. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Saturday, August 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Skyline Drive Open

Repairs to Skyline Drive were completed today and it is now open to the public.

Recreation Areas, Trails, and Monsoon Season

What do the Riverwalk, Tunnel Drive, the Hogbacks, Temple Cañon, Skyline Drive, Royal Gorge Park, and Red Canyon Park all have in common? They all are City recreation areas & trails that many people frequent on a daily basis. They also are areas that can be severely affected by the heavy storms that occur during this time of year.

The monsoon season is definitely taking it's toll on our roads and trails! Please be careful while out and about. If you see bad weather rolling in, or there is a report for a storm, get to safety. Landslides are common in our rocky area as seen in the photos below taken at Tunnel Drive. If a trail is muddy, avoid going on it until a later date when the ground is dry.

Clean-up will occur throughout the season and trail rebuilding will occur at the end of August, after the monsoon season.

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Skyline Drive Closure

Skyline Drive is closed today and tomorrow for safety and clean-up due to the storm. We will post as soon as it reopens.

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION — FOURMILE LANE

Roadway construction along Fourmile Lane will begin July 30th, 2018 and last through the end of September, weather permitting. New asphalt paving and shoulder work will begin near 283 Fourmile Lane and continue north approximately ½ mile.

The City’s contractor will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible. Fourmile Lane will remain open for the duration of the project but may be reduced to a single lane. Short delays should be anticipated.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation and urges drivers to be extremely cautious in the area and obey all work zone signs.

Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to:
City of Cañon City Engineering Department
128 Main Street
Phone: 269-9011
Hours: 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday.

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CDOT Telephone Town Hall

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall on Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 pm to discuss transportation issues, projects, and funding in Southeast Colorado including the following counties: Baca; Bent; Crowley; Custer; El Paso; Fremont; Huerfano; Kiowa; Las Animas; Otero; Park; Prowers; Pueblo; and Teller. See the flyer below for details on how to listen in and/or join the phone conversation.


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August Historic Bike Tour

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will lead a historic bike tour around Cañon City with the chance to see inside three historic properties. The program will be led by Kathleen Eaton and Ashlee Sack. Tour highlights will include information on the historic properties as participants tour the locations. Interested parties should call, email, or visit the museum to register. This program will be held on Saturday, August 11th at 5:30 PM. The program is free and open to the public but this is a registered event with limited space. Participants are strongly advised to wear a helmet. Bicycles and helmets will not be provided. The ride will be leisurely.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Citizen Survey

The 2018 on-line citizen survey is ready to complete.  Please click on the following link to access the survey:
http://bit.ly/canoncity2018

Tip A Cop

The Cañon City Police Department is having their annual Tip A Cop at Chili’s this Sunday from 12pm-8pm. We would love for you to come out and get a meal and give a tip to the officers for this special event. All proceeds go to support our local athletes in the Special Olympics program. We hope to see you there!

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Press Release - Efficient Water Use

Cañon City, CO. – As the summer season is here, there is a need to raise awareness of some issues that have come about due to the low levels of snowpack this winter. Many water providers in the state have already reported that there might be a shortage this year in their system. The Cañon City Water Department wishes to share with its customers some ideas of efficient water use that would be helpful to you, the customers, at any time to save money on your water bill.

Drinking water consumption only takes up about 5% of the total water used in a distribution system. Therefore, there is great room for improvement within our own homes and businesses for efficient use of water. Here are just some of the tips that have been proven to work:

1. When you water your lawn, irrigate for longer periods two or three times per week, rather than every day. This allows deep penetration and by watering early in the morning, you avoid excessive evaporation.

2. If you have a dripping faucet, please fix it. A dripping faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day.
 
3. Take showers, instead of baths. A shower uses 9 gallons per minute where a bath is 30-50 gallons.
 
4. Keep a pitcher of cold water in your refrigerator. Running the tap waiting for cold water can waste 5 –7 gallons per minute.
 
5. Use a broom to sweep your driveway, garage or sidewalk instead of using water.

For more information on efficient use of water, here are some interesting internet sites that are very helpful:
 

https://www.awwa.org/resources-tools/water-knowledge/water-conservation.aspx

https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/45-ways-to-conserve-water-in-the-home-and-yard

https://www.watereducation.org/general-information/water-conservation-measures

These sites provide information and give all a better understanding of the water we use every day.

The Cañon City Water Department wants to remind its customers of the need for all of us to be sensible in the use of all our natural resources, especially the water that we use in times of drought. It is our hope that the citizens in our wonderful community be good stewards of our water so that all may have water for use whether it is for domestic, irrigation or recreational purposes so that our natural resources are available for future generations to come. If our water supply becomes too low, the City of Cañon City Council would make the decision regarding mandatory water restrictions. This would be a last resort due to drought conditions.

If you have any questions regarding conservation or any other concerns about your water, please feel free to contact the staff at Cañon City Water Treatment (269-9019) or Cañon City Water Distribution (269-9022) for further information

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LOW WATER FLOW

The City of Cañon City Water Department feels that it is prudent to remind our water users that the Colorado Rocky Mountains did not receive the snow this past season that they normally do. As a result, particularly in our basin, the Arkansas River is running well below its average flow. It is because of the low Arkansas River flows that we ask our water users to be mindful with their water use. 

We encourage all of our water users, when asked, to try and develop efficient water usage habits. After all, much of the water that we use on a daily basis comes from routine tasks and chores that have become habits for each of us. Tasks such as brushing our teeth, doing the dishes, or taking showers will all use water and depending upon our individual habit, some people will use more water than others and some will use less to accomplish the same task. Of course a big chore that comes up every year about this time is taking care of the yard. One of the largest demands for our water users this time of the year is the irrigation of lawns.

The high and dry climate of southeastern Colorado can make it difficult to maintain bluegrass lawns green. However, maintaining a good looking lawn doesn't have to mean irrigating with excessive amount of water. Kentucky bluegrass can flourish on much less water than the average homeowner applies to it. Bluegrass only needs to be watered every two to three days; watering deeply and less often results in a healthier lawn with a deeper root system. Xeriscaping certainly is an option to the planting of Kentucky Bluegrasses. There are many advantages to xeriscaping areas including reduced water consumption, less time and maintenance (no lawn cutting), and the variety of plants with their colors can create a beautiful visual display.

All of us can do things to use water more efficiently; whether it is turning the water off as you stand there and brush your teeth, only running the dishwasher when there is a full load or using a timer to keep the shower minutes to a minimum. If we irrigate our lawns before 10:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. thus avoiding watering during the heat of the day when evaporation will be greatest or when it is windy we can help reduce the amount of water needed. If each and every one of us will do our part to develop these habits then water conservation will become second nature to us and the need to change habits or curb water usage when the land is dry and the streams are low will not seem so onerous.

This reminder has been brought to you by the City of Cañon City Water Department. Should you have any questions or like other helpful tips, please call the Water Department at 719-269-9022.

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Residential & Commercial Trash Receptacles

On May 21, 2018 City Council passed Ordinance No. 13, Series 2018. This ordinance pertains to trash disposal citywide, and modified residential & commercial regulations. The ordinance became effective on May 26, 2018. Code enforcement issued warnings throughout June for those not in compliance, in order to provide citizens a chance to become familiar with and in compliance with the new regulations. Notification of the regulations were also provided on the city website and on social media. Code enforcement will now begin enforcing the new regulations.

The changes primarily focus on permitted:
Trash Containers (residential)– can be up to 2 cubic yards.

Place of Storage (residential and commercial) – dumpsters must be behind the front facade of a building, or along side a fence or building if stored in an alleyway.

Place of Collection (residential and commercial) – may be placed in the street against the curb, on private property near the sidewalk, or against a fence/building if in an alleyway. Placement must not impede the flow of vehicles or pedestrian movement.

Construction dumpsters placed on public property require a permit with the City Engineer. Construction dumpsters placed on private property do not need a permit. Dumpsters must be emptied or removed within 24 hours after being full.

Persons needing an exemption from the requirements based on 1) physical ability to move trash receptacle or 2) unique property conditions, may contact Code Enforcement at City Hall and fill out an application. Exemption  does not permit place of storage on public property.

The updated ordinance can be read in full online at http://www.canoncity.org/Departments/MayorandCouncil/Agendas/RegularCouncil/2018/05-21/052118_Council_Agenda.PDF

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City Offices Closed July 4th

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Crack Sealing

The City of Canon City’s contractor will be crack sealing streets, citywide, in the next couple of weeks. Please obey all traffic signs and speed limits in the work zones. If further information is needed please contact Street Superintendent Tony Falgien at 719.269.9027.

National Night Out - August 7th

The Canon City Police Department invites you to join them for their 5th Annual National Night Out. Food, music, and a whole lot of fun! August 7th from 5-7pm at Rudd Park (12th & College).

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Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and Fireworks

With the Fourth of July a week away, we want to again remind everyone that Cañon City is under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Fireworks are included in the restrictions due to their potential to cause a fire in dry conditions. Due to this concern, the Cañon City Police Department will be conducting a stricter enforcement this year, especially in regards to illegal fireworks.

Illegal fireworks: Fireworks that are always illegal to use in Colorado (except for public and professional displays) are firecrackers, rockets (including bottle rockets), roman candles, cherry bombs, mortars and similar items, such as M-80s.

Please review the information on the state law regarding fireworks. The Sale and Use of Fireworks in Colorado: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/14-11_update_2003_fireworks_lawsib.pdf

Old-Timers Coffee – Greenwood Cemetery

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold an open discussion about Greenwood Cemetery. Longtime residents of Fremont County are welcome to join the discussion about their experiences and stories of the cemetery over coffee and a light snack. Related documents, images, and objects are encouraged. The discussion will be filmed so it can be added to the oral history collection within the museum. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, July 5 at 9 AM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Historic Bicycle Tour

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will lead a historic bike tour around South Cañon. The program will be led by Kathleen Eaton and Ashlee Sack. Tour highlights will include information on historic properties and biographies of prominent figures from Cañon City’s history. Interested parties should meet at Centennial Park in front of the tennis courts off Griffin Ave. This program will be held on Saturday, July 7th at 6:00 PM. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are strongly advised to wear a helmet. Bicycles and helmets will not be provided. The ride will be leisurely with plenty of stops.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Dulcimer Club at the Public Library

The Cañon City Public Library will host the Dulcimer Club on Thursday, June 28, at 2 pm. The Dulcimer Club will perform and also have a hands on activity for all ages. This is a FREE event and part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program weekly scheduled events!

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CCPD Alert

UPDATE: 3:20pm 6/25/18
The suspect has been taken into custody at this time without incident. All evacuations have been cleared and people are safe to return home.
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The Cañon City police department with the assistance of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is currently dealing with a barricaded individual in the 3300 block of North 5th Street.  
Streets are blocked off around the perimeter and residents of the apartment complex have been evacuated to Cañon Exploratory School, 2855 North 9th Street.  Negotiations are currently underway.  No shots have been fired and no officers or suspects have been injured.  Residents are requested to avoid this area until the situation has been resolved.

Roadwork Updates

All work has been completed on Skyline Drive and it is now open for use.

The final Railroad crossing on Myrtle was paved today (6/21). As of 3:00pm this afternoon, all 3 railroad crossings are open to traffic.

4th Street Viaduct/Bridge will be open to vehicles only on June 22 & 23 for the Whitewater Festival. Be advised it will not be open nor is it safe for pedestrians. It is still an active construction site and work zone. The road surface will be rough. Trucks will be prohibited and the speed will be reduced to 15 mph.

Fireworks Display Postponed

The fireworks display scheduled for the Fourth of July have been postponed due to the Stage 2 fire restrictions and drought conditions in our area. There will still be a "4th in the Park" celebration at Margaret Park (Fifth Street and Burrage Avenue) from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the community and will include live music and free watermelon.

Please review the flyer below for what is restricted under Stage 2. Fireworks are included in the restrictions due to their potential to cause a fire in dry conditions. Due to this concern, the Canon City Police Department will be conducting a stricter enforcement this year, especially in regards to illegal fireworks.

Illegal fireworks: Fireworks that are always illegal to use in Colorado (except for public and professional displays) are: firecrackers, rockets (including bottle rockets), roman candles, cherry bombs, mortars and similar items, such as M-80s.

Please review the information on the state law regarding The Sale and Use of Fireworks in Colorado. https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/14-11_update_2003_fireworks_lawsib.pdf

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Canon City Featured On Trip Advisor

We were contacted by TripAdvisor who informed us that their algorithm analyzed every traveler review on their site, identifying which US destinations are among the best for white water rafting excursions, and Canon City ranked in the top 20!

"There are more than 100 miles of rapids on the mighty Arkansas River, a river rafting hotspot that flows right past the mountain town of Canon City. With that much white water, there’s a lot to choose from while booking a river trip, and options range from the laid-back Bighorn Sheep Canyon to the more challenging Royal Gorge, whose towering canyon walls contain some hair-raising Class V rapids." ~Trip Advisor

https://www.tripadvisor.com/blog/white-water-rafting-trips-usa-river-adventures/

Roadroad Crossing Work Update

The railroad crossing on Griffin is complete and open to traffic. The Ussie and Myrtle crossings will be closed for the remainder of this week. Pending railroad work, all crossings are scheduled to be open by this weekend. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Skyline Drive Closure

Skyline Drive will be closed Thursday, June 21, for rock removal and mowing operations. The road will be reopened to traffic as soon as possible.

For questions or concerns please contact Tony Falgien, Street Superintendent at 719.269.9027.

Forks Over Knives

On Tuesday, June 19th from 2-4 pm, Parkview Mobile Nurses will be showing a life-changing video called “Forks over Knives” at the Cañon City Public Library. This informative video will change the way you look at food and nutrition. This event free and open to all who are interested. Q&A to follow.

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2018 Citizen Survey

Citizen Surveys will once again be mailed to Cañon City residents from June 13th to June 27th. This year 1,600 surveys will be mailed out to randomly selected households that represent the demographics of the city. Surveys will be sent out twice to each household to ensure that every household receives it and to give them multiple chances to fill it out.

These surveys have been instrumental in guiding the city’s direction as the results of the 2016 citizen survey were used to create the City’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. These surveys give citizens a chance to comment on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the community and city government in the following areas:
•Economic Development
•Public Safety
•Infrastructure
•Attractive Built Environment
•Community Investment Opportunities
•Public Trust, Transparency and Accountability

Completion of the survey also gives city council insight to what areas our citizens feel the city needs to focus on.

An online opt-in survey will be available on July 18th to citizens who did not receive a paper survey. We encourage all citizens to take the time to complete the paper or online survey. This is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard!

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Marijuana Cultivation for Personal Use

With the beginning of the marijuana growing season, we would like to remind our residents about what is prohibited under our city code in regards to Marijuana Cultivation for Personal Use. Further information on Cañon City Municipal Code Title 17 Zoning, Chapter 17.34 : Marijuana Cultivation for Personal Use can be found online at http://www.qcode.us/codes/canoncity. For questions call Code Enforcement at 269-9011.


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Fremont Civic Choir Performance

The Fremont Civic Choir will perform for the Cañon City Public Library on Friday, June 8at 2:00 pm in Macon Plaza for the Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome to this FREE event!

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Bicylce Safety

On Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 pm the Cañon City Police Department will be holding a bicycle safety event at the Cañon City Public Library. This event is free for all ages.

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At-Large Council Seat

CAÑON CITY COUNCIL SEEKS RESIDENT TO FILL COUNCIL SEAT

An exciting opportunity exists for a resident of Cañon City who wishes to serve on the Cañon City Council. Letters of Interest are being accepted for the At-Large Seat recently vacated by Greg DiRito. As the current City Council wishes to move the community forward, they seek a progressive individual who is willing to contribute the necessary time and energy to assist the current Council in achieving their goals in progressing Cañon City into the future.

Letters should include a list of experiences and why you wish to serve in this capacity. Such letters should be addressed to the Cañon City Council, c/o Jeri Stately, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81215. Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25th.

Candidates must have lived inside city limits of Cañon City for a minimum of one year. The successful applicant will serve out the remaining four-year term, which expires December 31, 2019. For more information or questions, contact City Hall at 269-9011. The City Council reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Council members.

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

REPLACEMENT OF RAILROAD CROSSING SURFACES

GRIFFIN AVE/USSIE AVE/MYRTLE AVE

Beginning the week of June 11, 2018 a railroad contractor and city crews will be replacing the road surfaces at the railroad crossings on Griffin Ave, Ussie Ave, and Myrtle Ave.  Construction may last through the end of June 2018.

The roadways will be closed to traffic during construction.  Please plan alternate routes. Please do not park any vehicles on the street in the work zone and obey all work zone signs.  Crews will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible. 

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. 

Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineer at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

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Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop will be held at The Bean Peddler at 420 Main Street on Friday, June 15th, 2018 from 9:00am–10:00am. Please come out and say hello and get those burning questions answered! We appreciate your support!

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Events for Library Summer Reading Program

School’s out and it is time for summer reading program to avoid the summer slide! The Canon City Public Library is ready to rock with the Summer Reading Program 2018 “Libraries Rock” theme.

A list of the Summer Reading Program summer events is listed below. Today is the SUMMER SOAK DOWN kick-off event at 2:00 pm.

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Old-Timers Coffee – Orchard Park

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold an open discussion about Orchard Park. Longtime residents of Fremont County are welcome to join the discussion about their experiences and stories of the area over coffee and a light snack. Related documents, images, and objects are encouraged. The discussion will be filmed so it can be added to the oral history collection within the museum. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, June 7 at 9 AM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Museum Day Camps

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will host a series of day camps in June and July. The camps will be held at the museum from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM and are free and open to children between the ages of 7-12. Activities will include gallery tours, hands on activities, crafts, and a snack. Topics and dates are as follows:

Wednesday, June 13: Dinosaurs (Meet a paleontologist!)
Wednesday, June 20: Pioneers, Westward Expansion, and the Rudd Cabin
Wednesday, June 27: Life Science and Animals of Fremont County
Wednesday, July 11: Mining and King Coal
Wednesday, July 18: Trains and the Royal Gorge
Wednesday, July 25: Fremont County and World War I
 

Please call or email to register to sign up for the camps preferred. Space is limited.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Splash Pad Closure Due to Technical Problems

Due to technical problems the splash pad is closed today. The contractor is working to resolve the issue and we are hoping to have it open tomorrow. For updates call 719.269.9028.

Summer Reading Program

The Cañon City Public Library will hold their Summer Reading Program 2018 kickoff party with a “Summer Soak Down” on Thursday, May 31st at 2 pm in Macon Plaza. Bring a towel and your water soaker and be prepared to get wet! They will provide the water.

Sign up for summer reading and avoid the “summer slide”. The program is available for all ages. There will be weekly drawings for prizes. In addition, each week there will be a different program on Thursday at 2 pm for the next 7 weeks.

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RESIDENTIAL TRASH RECEPTACLES

On May 21, 2018 City Council passed Ordinance No. 13, Series 2018. This ordinance pertains to trash disposal city-wide, and will modify residential regulations.

The ordinance becomes effective May 26, 2018. Code Enforcement will issue warnings through June for those not in compliance in order to provide residents a chance to become familiar with and in compliance with the new regulations.

The changes primarily focus on permitted:

Trash Containers – can be up to 2 cubic yards.

Place of Storage –must be behind the front façade of a building, or along side a fence or building if stored in an alleyway.

Place of Collection – may be placed in the street against the curb, on private property near the sidewalk, or against a fence/building if in an alleyway. Placement must not impede the flow of vehicles or pedestrian movement.

Construction dumpsters placed on public property require a permit with the City Engineer. Construction dumpsters placed on private property do not need a permit. Dumpsters must be emptied or removed within 24 hours after being full.

Persons needing an exemption from the requirements based on 1) physical ability to move trash receptacle or 2) unique property conditions, may contact Code Enforcement at City Hall and fill out an application.

The updated ordinance can be read in full online at
http://www.canoncity.org/Departments/MayorandCouncil/Agendas/RegularCouncil/2018/05-21/052118_Council_Agenda.PDF

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Canon City Area Fire Protection District is enacting Stage-1 Fire Restrictions effective 8:00 am, Monday, May 21st. The specific restrictions are listed in the document below.

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HISTORIC BIKE TOUR

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will lead a historic bike tour around the downtown and surrounding streets of Cañon City. The program will be led by Kathleen Eaton and Ashlee Sack. Tour highlights will include information on historic properties and biographies of prominent figures from Cañon City’s history. Interested parties should meet at the historic clock tower at the corners of Main and 3rd Street. This program will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are strongly advised to wear a helmet. Bicycles and helmets will not be provided. The ride will be leisurely with plenty of stops.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science Program

The Canon City Public Library and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have partnered in “Be A Member For A Day” program.

If you are a Canon City Public Library cardholder in good standing, you are able to check out a Denver Museum of Nature and Science day pass from the library and be a member for a day.

This unique program is free for a family up to 7 members, it also includes a 10% discount to the café and gift shop.

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Growing Readers Event

Join the library on Monday, May 21st at 4 pm for their Growing Readers Event. Recycle plastic bottles to use in the Summer Reading Program kickoff event Water Play! This event is free and for all ages.

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Red Day Project

In March 2018, Jessica Unruh of Keller Williams contacted code enforcement officer Joelene Inman concerning “Red Day”. Jessica explained that she and a group of volunteers were looking for someone who had a property that was in dire need of assistance with clean-up.

Code enforcement spoke with a property owner who had a number of property violations that were unable to be addressed due to the owner’s medical and financial issues. This owner stated they had every intention of having a nice property but unfortunately were unable to take care of things right now. After discussing the “Red Day” project the owner stated they were very interested.

Code enforcement spoke to Jessica concerning the property and the owner’s position. Jessica stated that this sounded like a project they had been looking for and she already had 25 volunteers lined up.

On May 10, the volunteers for “Red Day” hauled off 2 trailers full of trash and filled up a dumpster, trimmed shrubs and trees, cleared the sidewalks of all debris, cut all weeds on the property, installed a new screen door and a new clothesline, and painted the whole outside of the house. All in one day! The group plans on possibly going back to finish the trim on the house and fix the back deck.

The owner of the property along with code enforcement would like to personally thank Jessica Unruh of the Keller Williams Performance Realty and all the volunteers for doing such a great job. This was a property that code enforcement received numerous complaints about and is located in a highly visible/traveled area.

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Older Americans Month

This month is Older Americans Month. The City of Cañon City is recognizing, celebrating, and honoring older adults, their families, and the people that serve them, as vital parts of our community. This year's theme is "Engage at Every Age".

We acknowledge the importance of taking part in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being—no matter your age. 

We also acknowledge the Golden Age Center includes countless older adults who enrich and strengthen our community. The Golden Age Center can enrich the lives of individuals of every age by promoting home and community based services that support independent living; involving older adults in community planning, events, and other activities; and providing opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, lead, and mentor.  #OAM18

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Lakeside Cemetery Tour

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will lead a cemetery walking tour in Lakeside Cemetery focusing on local veterans in recognition of Memorial Day. The program will be led by Nancy Masimer, the museum’s curator and Luise Barton who has spent many hours researching burials at Lakeside and works with “Find A Grave”. Tour highlights will include biographies of veterans, symbolism on markers, and cemetery etiquette. The tour will start at the cemetery and those interested should plan to meet by the flagpoles at Lakeside Cemetery at the corners of 9th and Elm. This program will be held at the cemetery on Saturday, May 26 at 1:00 PM. The program is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Video of Code Enforcement 101 Presentation

The Code Enforcement 101 presentation will air on local Channel 191 starting today at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. and from Sunday until Tuesday it will air at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. You can also view it online here.

Relocation of UAACOG Recycle Bins

The UAACOG recycle bins that were were previously outside of Big R along Fremont Drive have been relocated. They are now in the parking lot across the street from Safeway!

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Historic Preservation and the Rudd House

Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold a program for anyone interested in learning more about historic preservation. The program will explore how places become local historical landmarks and the process it takes to restore and preserve buildings. This will be an opportunity for anyone interested in placing a building onto the local historical registry to understand the process. The program will include a tour of the historic Rudd House. Anyone interested should contact the museum to sign up and reserve their spot because space is limited. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Saturday, May 19 at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Food For Fines

The Canon City Public Library is partnering with The Pantry of Fremont to be a drop off point to donate non-perishable food items to the pantry.  The library has user friendly hours M-Th 10-6 and F and S 10-5, and we are conveniently located at 516 Macon Ave.  

If you want to donate non-perishable food items to The Pantry of Fremont you are able to drop them off at the library. If you want to pay your fines with non-perishable food items we will accept the items and give them to the pantry. 

It is a win win!

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Fire/Wind Mitigtation Help for Homeowners

This is the season to think about fire and wind mitigation. Did you know that Central Colorado Housing has a Home Repair Program to help home owners trim/remove trees, shrubs, bushes and other fire/wind dangers from around your home. For more information about this program call 719.275.4191 x111.

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Fremont Drive Property Owner Meetings

Property owners on Fremont Drive, if you have not done so yet, please call the City Engineer at 719.276.5291 to schedule your one-on-one meeting to discuss the US 50 East Access Control Plan.

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Kiewit Work on 2017 2A Street Punchlist Items

Kiewit construction crews will be completing punch list items from the 2017 2A Street Improvement Project beginning this spring. Canon City residents should expect to see intermittent temporary lane restrictions as punch list items are completed. Remaining work includes infrared heat treat at water valves, finishing manholes and joints, touch-up shoulder work, and landscaping. Completing required punch list items will begin mid-May and wrap up in late summer.

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CAÑON CITY 4TH STREET BRIDGE REHABILITATION

Beginning the week of May 7th, a City contractor will be replacing the bridge rail and repairing the surface concrete and asphalt surfaces of the 4th Street Viaduct. The bridge will be closed for the duration of the work. Construction should be complete by mid-June 2018.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineer at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

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Canon City Safeway Raises Funds to Protect Local Police Officers

The Safeway Foundation is currently in the midst of a campaign to raise funds to benefit local law enforcement officers and trying to help outfit local police departments with body armor provided by the Shield 616 group. Whenever a customer purchases items at Safeway, the customer is asked if they would like to donate money to “Support the Shield.” With a simple donation of $1, $3, or $5, the customer will be donating to equip a local police officer with body armor. This campaign is currently underway now thru May 9.


On Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm, Canon City Police Officers will be on-hand at the Safeway location at 1414 Main St. to educate the public on the body armor being provided. Please stop by and see us. We appreciate the efforts of our local Safeway and the public in helping to accommodate in the protection of our officers.

~Tim Bell, Administrative Sergeant
Cañon City Police Department

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Cañon City Police Department and the Florence Police Department are taking back unwanted prescription drugs.

When:
April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where:
Cañon City Police Department, 161 Justice Center Rd., Cañon City
FCSO, Garden Park building, 201 N. 6th St., Canon City
Florence Police Department, 600 W. 3rd Street, Florence

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Cañon City Police Department, Florence Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 8 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Cañon City Police Department at 161 Justice Center Road or the Florence Police Department at 600 W. 3rd Street, or the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Garden Park Building, 201 N. 16th St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October Americans turned in 456 tons (912,305 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,321 sites operated by the DEA and 4,274 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.


For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

Timothy Bell
Administrative Sergeant
Cañon City Police Department

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LIBRARY CLOSURE

The Canon City Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 5th for Blossom.

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Schools Community Town Hall

On Monday, April 9th, the Canon City School District hosted a Schools Community Town Hall meeting on local school safety, security response, and prevention efforts. This meeting featured a panel discussion with community school officials, law enforcement, and service agencies. The video is available to view at https://youtu.be/a76YAxDmbl0

Keep Canon Clean Team Application Deadline

The volunteer application deadline for the Keep Cañon Clean Team is Monday, April 30th by 4:30 pm. The prerequisite to get involved was attending the Code Enforcement 101 Presentation held on Tuesday, April 24th. For questions please contact Code Enforcement Officer Joelene Inman at 719.269.9011.

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The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold an open discussion about the cement industry in Fremont County. Longtime residents of Fremont County are welcome to join the discussion about their experiences and stories of companies such as Holcim, Ideal, and Ritzman and supporting towns over coffee and a light snack. Related documents and images are encouraged. The discussion will be filmed so it can be added to the oral history collection within the museum. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, May 3rd at 9 AM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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May 4th Star Wars Movie & Cookout Party

The Cañon City Public Library is hosting a “May the 4th Be With You” party on May 4th at 2 pm. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and watch a Star Wars film. Free, fun, food (we will have a cookout) for all ages!

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WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPEN HOUSE

The City of Cañon City Water Department invites you to join in commemorating 146 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.

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 11th 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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HAPPY EARTH DAY!

The following article "Earth Day 2018: How You Can Make a Difference Today & Every Day!" discusses a variety of ways that you can make a difference, one of which is to recycle.

Did you know there are four recycling locations in Cañon City that are provided in conjunction with the UAACOG? These are generally located:
a) 6th & Royal Gorge Blvd, behind the Municipal Museum
b) 1401 Oak Creek Grade Road, front of WinNelson (near Starpoint)
c) 330 Royal Gorge Blvd, under the 4th Street bridge
d) 1711 Fremont Drive, in the BIG R parking lot

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EARTH DAY IS 48 YEARS OLD

The Community Development team that includes Strategic Planning, Current Planning & Zoning, Code Enforcement, and Building Division joins the community in being uniquely Cañon in celebrating Earth Day this Sunday April 22, 2018.

Earth Day is 48 years old. This is a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful outdoor environment of the Cañon City region. It is also a great time for a teaching opportunity, a learning opportunity, and a Keep Cañon Clean opportunity.

Teach someone a fact about how human impact can affect the natural environment. 

Learn something new about how a simple shift in a habit can reduce negative impact to the environment.

Advocate for Keep Cañon Clean by picking up a piece of trash in the street or on the trail when you see it, or reaching out to a neighbor and helping them clean up.

Let’s participate in a uniquely Cañon Earth Day challenge – doing one thing different from your normal routine to support Earth Day!

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Tree City, USA - Arbor Day

"The City of Cañon City has been named Tree City, USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 38th consecutive year", Parks Director Rex Brady said today.

"Municipalities entering the nationwide program receive the designation on the recommendation of the state foresters. Communities must meet the following standards to qualify: they must have adopted a city tree ordinance; have a comprehensive urban forestry program; and annually observe Arbor Day", Brady added. The City first received recognition in 1980 as a result of its tree maintenance and planting program and its Dutch Elm Disease Program.

The public is invited to participate in the City’s observance of Arbor Day on Friday, April 27th 2018 at Centennial Park Playground, 221 Griffin Avenue. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 am and will include the planting of a tree and presentation of a Tree City, USA plaque to Mayor Preston Troutman from the District Forester John Grieve with the Colorado State Forest Service.

A community's tree planting program is a living memorial to the citizens' concern for our quality of life. The beauty of the trees, their practical benefits, will last for years to come", John Rosenow, Executive Director for The National Arbor Day Foundation said. “An effective community forestry program is an ongoing process of renewal and improvement, a program of tree planting and care that continues through the years", Rosenow said. "The Tree City, USA award is an excellent indication that there is a solid foundation for that process of improvement."

The City of Cañon City encourages everyone to come out and celebrate with us on Friday, April 27th at 10:00 a.m. at Centennial Park to recognize the valuable asset that we share as a Tree City, USA.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

The City of Cañon City and the Colorado Department of Transportation with their consultant Stolfus & Associates will hold a Public Open House for the US Highway 50 East Cañon Access Control Plan on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at City Hall, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212.

The Access Control Plan is a long-range plan for future access to US 50 as growth occurs between 15th Street and Raynolds Ave. For more information, contact the consultant project manager, Michelle Hansen, Stolfus & Associates, Inc. at (303) 221-2330.

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CCHS MOVIE NIGHTS AND DISCUSSION

The Canon City Public Library (516 Macon Ave) is honored to be hosting the Canon City High School Student’s movie nights and discussion events!

The students have picked the movies and will have concessions available for a fee. Money collected will be donated to a charity. The students are encouraging the public to join in on the event and contribute to the discussion after the viewing. Movie ratings are R and PG. 

There are 5 different movies and dates in April and May.

  • Thursday, April 19th
  • Thursday, April 26th
  • Thursday, May 10th
  • Tuesday, May 15th
  • Thursday, May 17th

All showings are at the library 516 Macon Ave at 5:30 pm after regular hours.

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Volunteer Application

The "Keep Cañon Clean Team" Volunteer Application and Liability Waver are available to download and fill out. Completed applications may be submitted to City Hall at 128 Main Street or emailed to Code Enforcement Officer Joelene Inman at joinman@canoncity.org

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KEEP CANON CLEAN TEAM

Code Enforcement has initiated a program for volunteers to assist Code Enforcement with community patrolling of violations. Code Enforcement’s Keep Cañon Clean Team program will consist of 5-6 volunteers who will patrol assigned neighborhoods within Cañon City. The program will run from May to August. Volunteers will be scheduled to make their inspection tours on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Volunteers will leave courtesy door hangers at a residence concerning the violation found.

Training

  • Prerequisite: Code Enforcement 101 presentation on Tuesday, April 24th.
  • Three key violations: weeds, litter, and inoperable vehicles. These are the most common nuisance violations, city-wide.

Timeline
Volunteer applications can be submitted starting April 24th after the Code Enforcement 101 presentation. Training to begin May 9th at 10:00 am.

Should you have questions, please call Joelene Inman at 269-9011. To sign up for the program email Joelene at joinman@canoncity.org.

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CODE ENFORCEMENT 101 PROGRAM

Code Enforcement has initiated a program to educate the public about Code Enforcement’s purpose and objectives. A PowerPoint presentation followed by Q&A concerning codes and violations will be held on Tuesday, April 24th from 1-2pm and again from 6-7pm at City Hall. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.

Should you have questions, please call Joelene Inman at 269-9011. To sign up for the program email Joelene at joinman@canoncity.org and let her know which session you will be attending.

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CCPD DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT

The Canon City Police Department is hosting a Drug Take Back event on April 28th, 2018 at the Canon City Police Department at 161 Justice Center Road in Canon. The Florence PD will also be hosting the event at the Florence Police Department at 600 W. 3rd St. in Florence and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting theirs at the Garden Park Building at 201 N. 6th St. in Canon City. All events will run from 10:00am-2:00pm. We cannot accept liquids, needles or sharpsflyer

Downtown Canon City Consumer Survey

The Cañon City Economic Development Office in collaboration with the Downtown Merchants Association is launching a Live, Work, and Play consumer survey for Cañon City’s downtown core. The survey responses will be used to improve the shopping experience Downtown and to help recruit retailers, restaurants, and other consumer amenities to the Downtown.

Survey participants will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket worth $425 with prizes from Bella Capelli, Cell House, Chrysalis Consignment, Classic Furniture, Dungeon Inc., M&M Decorating, and Tailored West.

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Public Service Announcement

ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT TESTING & WATER MAIN FLUSHING

Beginning Monday April 16, 2018 the Cañon City Water Department will begin its annual program of exercising fire hydrants throughout the system. The purpose of this program is to remove sediment and tuberculation from the water mains, which improves the water quality.

Flushing will begin at the western end of the system and work toward the eastern end. It will take about 6 weeks to complete. You may experience cloudy water or low pressure for a short period of time during this flushing program. Should you have questions, please call the Cañon City Water Department at 269-9022.

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Youth Empowerment Program

The Canon City Public Library will be hosting an informational and organizational meeting for parents and families on Saturday, April 14th at 10:30 am. 

Toni Goggans will be the moderator of the meeting. Toni hopes to have classes for children and youth here at the library in the future months to help with youth empowerment, as well as teaching courtesy, kindness, generosity.   

It is a program that is fun and engaging as well as learning morals and the mentoring of our youth to have a heart toward service. This meeting will be hands on and explain the future classes in detail, any questions will be answered.

This is a free program, and the classes will be free. Come on Saturday April 14th at 10:30 am if you have children or youth in your care. 

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Street Painting

The Street Department will start street painting, including parking stalls/crosswalks/center lines/fog lines, beginning Tuesday, April 10th and continuing thru Friday, April 27th. Please slowdown in the work zones and around the painting equipment. The paint being used is water-based and will wash off with a pressure washer if addressed as soon as possible. Any questions can be directed to Street Superintendent Tony Falgien at 719.269.9027.

Growing Readers Earth Day Event

The Canon City Public Library is hosting another Growing Readers Event on April 16th at 4 pm. Earth Day is in April and what better way to celebrate but by making paper by recycling? This hands on event is going to be fun, educational, and is open to kids of all ages. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

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Avengers Movie Showing

The Cañon City Public Library will be showing the first two Avengers movies in preparation for Avengers 3: Infinity War!

The Avengers will be shown on April 7th at 2 pm and Avengers: Age of Ulton will be shown on April 14th at 2 pm. This event is free for all ages.

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Looking for volunteers?

The Canon City Public Library has a new resource that we hope will grow and benefit our community.

Looking for volunteers? The Canon City Public Library has a new service to help you do just that. At the front desk there is a three ring binder waiting for your volunteer requests. Put your request on a 8 ½ by 11 inch piece of paper, describing what you need, and be sure to include your contact information. Give it to the person at the front desk and they will get it into the binder. The binder will be treated like a reference book and not leave the library. Potential volunteers are encouraged to look at the binder and contact the persons whose request sound interesting to them.

1992 Electric Utility Franchise Agreement

The 1992 Electric Utility Franchise Agreement is up for renewal this year. Voters will be given an opportunity to vote on this matter and details will be provided as information becomes available.

Canon Proud Clean-Up Trash Vouchers

The City of Cañon City is now out of trash vouchers and will not have any more.

The 2018 Cañon Proud Clean-Up is still on-going.


Partners in this event include Twin Enviro Services, R.D. Recycling, Junk Masters, and Call it Gone Metal Recyclers. In addition to the trash disposal vouchers (free disposal will end on April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm), the following partners will accept recycling, appliances, vehicles, and specific metals; please contact them directly if their services are desired:

Twin Enviro’s “Phantom Landfill” at 2500 Fremont County Road 67 (north of the airport), Penrose, 372-6671. Hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Monday through Saturday.

  • R.D. Recycling, located at 1501 High Street (719-641-0630 or 275-2052) will accept appliances Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for free disposal. They will also pick up large loads in bulk. Brass, aluminum, and copper will be purchased at prevailing rates. They will purchase automobile batteries for $3 each.
  • Junk Masters (call or text 429-4590 or 429-2219) will pick up scrap metal, appliances, vehicles/campers, batteries, pipe, wire, machinery, etc., for free. They will not accept TVs, wood, tires, furniture, paints or other household chemicals or trash.
  • Call It Gone Metal Recyclers (call or text 671-7062) will pick up all cars, trucks, campers. They will also pick up all metals, appliances and batteries. They also have clean up services.
For a list of other maintenance providers in our community please view the following flyer.

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DITCH/CULVERT MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

Irrigation season begins soon and water will be flowing in the ditches and laterals again. The Oil Creek Ditch and South Cañon Ditch are already on and the Hydraulic Ditch should be on within a week or two.
 
Regardless of whether you own water rights or use the irrigation water, it is the responsibility of the property owners/tenants to keep the ditches adjacent to the property free of debris which may cause obstructions to the free flow of water (City of Cañon City Municipal Code 12.16.020).
 
Remember also that our irrigation ditches and laterals are not to be used for dumping of trash, pet/animal waste, vegetative matter or any other substance. The water that flows in the ditches is used for irrigating crops, yards and gardens. The water eventually makes its way back to the Arkansas River and anything dumped into the ditch has the potential to be carried to the river. Trash and debris may also plug trash racks along the ditches, which may lead to the ditch overflowing during heavy storm events. You can help keep trash and debris out of the ditches by not throwing anything into them, not littering City Streets, and by making sure the lids to your garbage dumpsters are kept securely closed to prevent blowing trash from entering the ditches.

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Introduction to Genealogy: An Overview of Records and Where to Find Them

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold a program for anyone interested in learning more about genealogy and how to research their ancestry. The program will be led by Terri Meeks and will explore how to use census, vital, land, and military records. Anyone interested should contact the museum to sign up and reserve their spot. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Saturday, April 14 from 1:00-3:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Poetry Open Mic

April is National Poetry Month and The Canon City Public Library will be hosting an open mic event on First Friday, April 6th, from 6-7 pm.

All ages are welcome; come and share a poem, rap or story. Read something that speaks to you or that you have written! Light refreshments will be available. This is a free event.

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Extended Road Closure CR 123

Due to unforeseen circumstances CR 123 from 4-Mile Lane to 4-Mile Parkway will remain closed until Tuesday, April 3rd. If there are any questions, please contact Street Superintendent Tony Falgien at 719.269.9027.

Library Support through Amazon Smile

You can now support the "Canon City Public Library Foundation" by using Amazon Smile.

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District 4 City Council Opening


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Old-Timers Coffee Discussing Estes Industries

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold an open discussion about Estes Industries in Penrose. Longtime residents of Fremont County are welcome to join the discussion about their experiences and stories of this local company and their products over coffee and a light snack. The discussion will be filmed so it can be added to the oral history collection within the museum. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, April 5th at 9 AM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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"DINO DAZE" SCULPTURES MAP

Wondering where to find all of the "Dino Daze" Public Art Sculptures. Here is a map to help guide you on your search for the Bighorn Sheep, Brachiosaurus, Rebbachisaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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GOCO awards $350,000 to the City for River Corridor Improvements

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On Thursday, March 15th, the Great Outdoors Colorado board awarded a $350,000 grant to the City of Cañon City for River Corridor Improvements. 

Grant details read "The City of Cañon City will make a variety of updates to enhance the experience of residents and visitors when recreating along the Arkansas River. The city will build an outdoor classroom along the river, update the existing Centennial Park play wave and construct a new “Ice House” play wave, designate an in-river play area for children, improve the existing boat take-out ramp, and add a gate system for competitive slalom paddlers."

For more information visit http://www.goco.org/news/goco-awards-43-million-community-parks-outdoor-recreation-projects-across-colorado

Chess Club

The Canon City Public Library will host a chess club meeting in the Carnegie room every Wednesday at 10:00 am.

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Road Closure

The City will be closing County Road 123 from 4-Mile Lane to 4-Mile Parkway for culvert installation/patching. This closure will run from Tuesday, March 20th thru Tuesday, March 27th weather permitting. Businesses will be accessible from 4-Mile Parkway. If there are any questions, please contact Street Superintendent Tony Falgien at 719.269.9027.

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Harry Potter Trivia Challenge

The Cañon City Public Library will be hosting a Harry Potter Trivia Challenge on Tuesday, March 20th at 4:15 pm. Test your knowledge of the Wizarding World!  All ages are welcome. Event will be held in the Carnegie Room.

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Canon City Police Lockout Participation with Canon City RE-1 Schools

NEWS RELEASE

On March 13, 2018 at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Canon City School District called for a lockout status for all schools today. This was a precautionary measure in response to a threat directed at another school district in Fremont County. The student walk-out planned nationally to show support for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting was also a factor in determining whether to conduct a district wide lockout. The walk-out was originally anticipated only at the High School, and students were being allowed to “walk-out” to the gym to show support.

The Canon City RE-1 School District decided to expand the precautionary lock-out district wide. There are no current threats to the Canon City School District, but the Canon City Police Department was present in support of the district’s lockout. The Canon City Police Department intends to support the school district’s efforts to prepare and plan for any possible threats. Together we will continue to train and modify response protocols to more effectively keep the public informed and protect our children.

For Immediate Release Date: March 14, 2018
Contact: Timothy Bell
Administrative Sergeant
Cañon City Police Department
161 Justice Center Rd.
Cañon City, CO. 81212
trbell@canoncity.org

Growing Readers and Plants Together

The Canon City Public Library is hosting another Growing Readers Together event on Monday, March 19th at 4:00 pm.

With Spring just around the corner, we are planning a planting event! We will have pots, seeds and dirt. Libraries grow readers and readers grow plants and flowers.

Everyone is welcome to this free program—bring a friend. Let’s get ready to play, plant, and grow together!

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2018 CANON PROUD! CLEAN-UP BEGINS MARCH 19th

Local officials and businesses are once again gearing up for the annual Cañon Proud Clean-Up Campaign. A limited number of trash vouchers for free disposal of household trash, furniture, construction debris, brush, logs, leaves and yard waste will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to Cañon City and Fremont County residents beginning on March 19th and ending on April 30th. Trash vouchers are good for free disposal of ½ ton (one regular pick-up truck bed filled no higher than the sideboards) at Twin Enviro’s “Phantom Landfill” at 2500 Fremont County Road 67 (north of the airport), Penrose, 372-6671. (Amounts of trash in excess of ½ ton will be charged extra on site.)  Hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Monday through Saturday.

Cañon City residents may pick up a voucher from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at City Hall, 128 Main Street. Those living outside the City limits may pick up a voucher from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday (they are closed on Friday) at Room 105 of the Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Avenue. Proof of residency is required when obtaining a voucher.  Only one voucher will be issued per household. Free disposal will end on April 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  All loads must be covered, and no commercial haulers or contractors qualify for these vouchers.

Partners in this event include Twin Enviro Services, R.D. Recycling, Junk Masters, and Call it Gone Metal Recyclers. In addition to the trash disposal vouchers, the following partners will accept recycling, appliances, vehicles, and specific metals; please contact them directly if their services are desired:

  • R.D. Recycling, located at 1501 High Street (719-641-0630 or 275-2052) will accept appliances Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for free disposal. They will also pick up large loads in bulk. Brass, aluminum, and copper will be purchased at prevailing rates.  They will purchase automobile batteries for $3 each.
  • Junk Masters (call or text 429-4590 or 429-2219) will pick up scrap metal, appliances, vehicles/campers, batteries, pipe, wire, machinery, etc., for free. They will not accept TVs, wood, tires, furniture, paints or other household chemicals or trash.
  • Call It Gone Metal Recyclers (call or text 671-7062) will pick up all cars, trucks, campers.  They will also pick up all metals, appliances and batteries. They also have clean up services.

As always, no tires, dead animals, or hazardous wastes will be accepted at any site.

K-9 Officer Shred-a-Thon Fundraiser

CCPD is having a SHRED-A-THON fundraiser! Stop by the CCPD parking lot on March 8th from 10:30-11:30 and drop off all your unwanted shred items. Federal Shredding will be there to shred your documents (they ask that all paper clips, staples, binder rings, etc be removed). Cpl. Cyr, K9 Officer Duke, and Officer Ownbey will be doing a demonstration as well!

All donations made will go to raise funds for a new K9 Officer.


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NIGHT IN THE MUSEUM

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center will be hosting a “Night in the Museum” where families with children between the ages of 7-13 are welcome to spend the night within the museum. The event will begin at 7 PM on Saturday, March 17th and will end at 8 AM the next day. Families will be provided a behind the scenes tour of the collections, hands-on activities with artifacts and a movie.

Small snacks will be provided in the evening. The event is free and open to the public. All families must have at least one adult guardian attend. To register, please call or email the museum by March 3rd. Once registered, families will receive a packet with more information. Space is limited.

For any questions, please visit us, email historycenter@canoncity.org, or call (719)269-9036. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

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VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATES SOUGHT

(Canon City) -- A young parent who has just become a victim of domestic violence. A family grieving over the death of a loved one. A teenage girl who has been sexually assaulted. All of these and many other victims of crime in Canon City find comfort and resources through the Victim Assistance Unit of the Canon City Police Department.

Sheri Warnock, CCPD Victim Assistance Coordinator is accepting applications for VOLUNTEER victim advocates to help serve the needs of crime victims and others impacted by traumatic events. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a genuine concern for victims. The selection process includes completion of the application, a background check and personal interview. No prior experience is necessary. Successful applicants will be provided with training.

Volunteer advocates will assist in providing victim assistance, emotional support and resource information to local crime victims. Advocates will be asked to help fill on-call shifts of their choice during evening hours and on weekends. The volunteer advocates are supervised and evaluated by the Victim Assistance Coordinator.

For more information about this rewarding opportunity to help others in the community, contact Warnock at 276-5617. Applications may be picked up at the Canon City Police Department Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Volunteer today!

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Free Chautauqua Event

Charles Everett Pace will be performing as Malcolm X in a Chautauqua performance at the old Skyline Theater located at 606 Main St. during First Friday on March 2nd at 6:00 pm.

This free performance is brought to you by Colorado Humanities and the Canon City Public Library Foundation. The venue is generously provided by Skyline Theater.

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Municipal Building & Museum Celebrating 90 Years

It seems like only yesterday, the Cañon City Municipal Building first opened its doors to the public on March 1, 1928. Hold On! What? That was 90 years ago!

Yes, the Old Municipal Building and the History Museum (formerly called the City Municipal Museum) will be celebrating its 90th birthday on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 with an “Open House” and “Behind the Scenes” tour of this local relic.

Exactly ninety years ago to the day, the city opened this building with great fanfare and we hope to commemorate that historic occasion with a birthday cake. The 90th Birthday “Open House” and “Behind the Scenes” Tour will be from 6pm – 8pm. And just like all those years ago, it will be free and open for everyone to enjoy. Please join us in celebrating 90 wonderful years of preserving our local history.

For more information, please visit the Royal Gorge Regional Museum or call Lisa Studts at (719)269-9036. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Grand Opening of New Playground at Centennial Park

New playground equipment at Centennial Park has been installed and will be ready for children to play on come March 10th! Please join us at Centennial “Duck” Park on Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 am for the Grand Opening of our new playground. For questions please contact Rex Brady, Parks Director at 719.269.9028.

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Coffee with a Cop

Come visit with officers of the Cañon City Police Department over a cup of coffee! They would love to see you there to answer any of your questions, or just chit chat for while! Wednesday, March 7th at 8:30 am at Village Inn.

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Dino Daze Round 2

We are still accepting applications for Round 2 of the "Dino Daze" public art project. Applications can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.rgmhc.org/dinodaze
 
Be sure to submit your applications before the Friday, March 2nd deadline!

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Lead and Copper Water Sampling

The City of Cañon City Water Department has worked to control lead in its water system for many years; it is one of our standard operating procedures to keep the drinking water clean and safe. Many City water customers may not know what we do to control lead, or why.

Please read this document on Lead and Copper sampling in Cañon City.

If you have questions or believe the plumbing in your home dates from 1983-1986, has lead plumbing from any date and would like to be in our sampling plan please contact Travis Payne, Chief Plant Operator, at the Water Treatment Plant at 719-269-9019.

Citizens Police Academy

The Cañon City Police Department will be holding their Citizens Police Academy from March 26th thru April 26th. Sessions will start on Monday, March 26th at 6pm and held over the course of five weeks on the following Thursday's from 6-8pm. View and download the enrollment application and syllabus here. Applications are due by Thursday, March 15th.

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

The Canon City Public Library is hosting our annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Thursday March 1st from 4-6 pm!

We have many things planned for the afternoon; movie, stories, games, prizes, activities, refreshments will be served. Come dressed as your favorite Seuss character.

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CAÑON CITY COUNCIL SEEKS MEMBER TO THE ROYAL GORGE REGIONAL TOURISM COUNCIL

An exciting opportunity exists for an individual who wishes to serve on the Regional Tourism Council. Letters of interest are being accepted for the vacated seat held by Kristyn Econome. This member must be a “current or past tourist industry leader”. This council was created to promote, market, manage, and coordinate tourist-related activities within Cañon City and the Royal Gorge region. If you are interested in serving on this council, please submit a letter of interest along with your tourism experience to City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO  81215. Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th. For more information or questions, contact City Clerk Rabe at 276-5242. The City Council reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of members. 

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge

The Canon City Public Library will be hosting a pop culture trivia event for all ages on Tuesday, February 20th at 3 pm. Come and test your knowledge of pop culture!

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Proposed Stormwater Fee Increase

City Council is prepared on February 19th to adopt an increase to stormwater fees in order to fund the annual operating, maintenance, and capital stormwater costs in 2018. The fee has not increased in ten years and the city has an operating fund deficit in the stormwater fund compounded by a $75 million capital project backlog. Please view the following FAQ document on stormwater and utility fees.

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Canon City Council Seeks Resident To Fill Council Seat

An exciting opportunity exists for a resident of Cañon City who wishes to serve on the Cañon City Council. Letters of Interest are being accepted for the At-Large Seat recently vacated by Kathy Schumacher. As the current City Council wishes to move the community forward, they seek a progressive individual who is willing to contribute the necessary time and energy to assist the current Council in achieving their goals in progressing Cañon City into the future.

Letters should include a list of experiences and why you wish to serve in this capacity. Such letters should be addressed to the Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO  81215. Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th. Candidates must have lived inside city limits of Cañon City for a minimum of one year. The successful applicant will serve out the remaining four-year term which expires December 31, 2019. For more information or questions, contact City Clerk Rabe at 269-9011. The City Council reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Council members. 

Dino Daze Instagram Contest

Have you noticed all of the public art sculptures throughout town? Well get ready to see if you can find them all. The City of Cañon City, together with the Community Engagement in Public Art committee and Fremont Adventure Recreation (FAR), is hosting an Instagram Contest to find all 11 sculptures. See the flyer for details, rules, and prizes! #dinodazergr

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Custody and Visitation FREE Self-Help Clinic

Ric Morgan has created a new FREE self-help legal clinic for custody and visitation and we are honored to be able to host this valuable clinic for our community. 

The clinic will be held on the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month starting February, 21 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm. 

Pro se attorneys will assist one-on-one via computer link. Appointments are required for this clinic and can be scheduled by calling 719-269-2015.

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Growing Readers Together Event: Brain Games

The Canon City Public Library will be hosting yet another Growing Readers Together event on Monday, February 19th at 6 pm.

Amber Conover from Learning RX will be sharing memory building practices, as well as brain games, and since it is on President’s Day she will help us in a practice to remember the names of the Presidents of the United States.

The event is free, activities are designed for all ages, and refreshment will be available. Everyone is welcome!

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Community Engagement in Public Arts

The City Council and the Community Engagement in Public Arts Committee are again seeking community involvement for round two of the successful public art project, “Dino Daze”. We are encouraging more local schools, community organizations, businesses, etc. to participate in painting a new set of 10 animal sculptures for the city. The sculptures will include two of the following animals:  Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, and Big Horn Sheep.

Interested groups, schools, artists, businesses, and clubs can submit a proposal or draft drawing and/or concept description for one of the sculptures, along with an application form, to the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center P.O. Box #1460, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. Cañon City, CO 81215. Deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, March 2nd at 5pm.

A list of guidelines for applications and selection criteria is available online here, at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum, City Hall, Cañon City Public Library and other galleries and businesses in town. The Committee will review each application of proposal and recommend to City Council the best designs for each of the 10 animals based on the guidelines set. City Council will choose the final selected designs on March 19th. For more information, please visit the Royal Gorge Regional Museum or call Lisa Studts at (719)269-9036. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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AARP Free Tax Preparation Help

Correction: Hours on Tues and Saturday are 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
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AARP will be offering free tax preparation for individuals of any age, with an annual income under $250,000 per year.

The Cañon City Public Library will be hosting this event on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 starting February 10th thru April 7th.
Tuesdays from 12:00-4:00 starting February 13th thru April 3rd.

Walk-ins only, no appointments are taken.

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Tom Peffers Poetry Reading

The Cañon City Public Library is hosting a poetry reading on Saturday, February 10th at 10:30 am. Tom Peffers will be sharing his interesting life experiences and some of his beautifully written poetry with our community. The Canon City Public Library is located at 516 Macon Avenue.

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Old-Timers Coffee

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold an open discussion about the ranching history of Fremont County. Longtime residents of Fremont County are welcome to join the discussion about their experiences and stories of ranching in the area over coffee and a light snack. The discussion will be filmed so it can be added to the oral history collection within the museum. This program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, February 8 at 9 AM and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Liquid Gold: the Story of Water in Fremont County

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center is hosting the Annual Friends of the Museum program titled “Liquid Gold: the Story of Water in Fremont County” Saturday, February 3rd at 1pm. The program will be a panel presentation/discussion on one of our most valuable resources: Water. The panel will feature a presentation by Jim Nelson, Debbie Mitchell, and Rick Romano with Mannie Colon moderating. The general history of the Arkansas River and local ditches as well as local water conservation will be topics covered by the panelists. This program is free and open to the public.

The Museum and History Center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the Museum and History Center are regularly Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 269-9036, or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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Canon City Police Department Hosts a Scam / ID Theft Prevention Presentation

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Canon City Police Department will be hosting a Scam and Identity Theft Prevention presentation at City Hall, located at 128 Main St. The presentation will include information and details on common scams, what to look for, and tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud. The presentation will also include online shopping tips and what steps to take in the event of becoming a victim of identity theft.

The Canon City Police Department took 86 verified fraud reports in 2017, with numerous other information reports surrounding fraudulent activity associated with attempted scams. Therefore, the community would benefit from this informational presentation. Don’t be a victim in 2018.

The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Please RSVP with Rochelle Reiter at 719-276-5600 ex: 3917, or email her at rlreiter@canoncity.org

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Updates to Trash Regulations: Chapter 8.16 of the Municipal Code

Cañon City Council passed Ordinance No.44, Series of 2017 on December 4, 2017. This Ordinance will be effective sixty days after adoption, which is February 2, 2018. Residents using a dumpster for their residential trash will need to change to a 96 gallon tote or smaller. This applies to all residential property with three (3) or less units on a parcel, unless it is a mobile home park or residential use where livestock is allowed and lawfully kept. Construction dumpsters are allowed with a permit.

During the month of February, Code Enforcement will give warnings to residents using a large dumpster for their residential trash. Enforcement will begin in March.

8.16.040 Use of Trash Receptacle:
B. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, no approved trash receptacle used in a residential zone district of the City for regular trash service shall have a capacity exceeding ninety-six (96) gallons.

C. No trash receptacle shall be located at a place of collection in the front yard area of any property within a residential zone district for any period longer than 24 hours before or after collection.

D. No trash receptacle shall be placed on a sidewalk or in any other location that interferes with the regular flow of vehicles or pedestrian movement on the traveled portions of any street, alley, or other public right-of-way.

Please refer to Title 8 Chapter 16 of the Cañon City Municipal Code. Contact Code Enforcement at 719.269.9011 for any questions.

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Pajama Party at the Public Library

On January 22nd at 6pm the Canon City Public Library will host our 4th Growing Readers Together event with a PAJAMA PARTY! Come dressed in your jammies for fun, door prizes, a raffle, refreshments, and a short family film. Everyone is welcome!


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City Hall closed Monday, January 15th

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Regional Stormwater Educational Seminar

“The City of Cañon City Stormwater Program is proud to once again be a co-sponsor of the Regional Stormwater Conference, along with the City of Pueblo, Pueblo County Engineering, Roads & Bridges, Pueblo City County Health Department and Pueblo West Metro District. The seminar is designed to assist developers, contractors, builders, engineers, municipalities and others interested in learning about stormwater related issues. The seminar will be held on February 8, 2018 at the Colorado State University-Pueblo Campus. Cost is $20 per attendee and includes a continental breakfast. Please click on the image below for registration information.”

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2017 City Accomplishments

The City wrapped up a number of projects in 2017 and is looking forward to 2018! Please click the image below to view and read about these accomplishments and future projects.

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Library Closure Monday, January 15th

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New Drop Boxes for Water Billing

City Hall now has TWO…yes TWO Water Bill Drop boxes! One in the front of City Hall, 128 Main Street, and a “drive through” box off of the Hwy 50 entrance to City Hall.

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Scam/ID Theft Prevention Presentation

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Fossil Prep

Andrew Smith, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist, is currently prepping a fossil at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center. The fossil was recently found in the Garden Park Fossil Area outside of Cañon City. Visitors are welcome to stop by this week at the museum during our open hours to see the work that goes into prepping a fossil. The museum is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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A Celebration of State Capitols

Richard Gibson, author of “A Celebration of State Capitols”, will be presenting information about the 50 US state capitols at the Cañon City Public Library (516 Macon Ave.) on January 13th at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Gibson has traveled extensively researching this book and compiling the facts about the capitols across our nation. This is a free program and all ages are welcome. There will be a Q&A after the presentation and copies of his book will be available for purchase. For more information visit http://capitolcelebrations.com/  

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Free Legal Self-Help Clinic at Public Library

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City offices closed on Monday, January 1, 2018

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Water Billing and Rate Changes

During the Special City Council meeting on December 18, 2017, City Council approved a change to water billing and rates. Effective January 1, 2018, water billing will occur on a monthly basis instead of quarterly. Monthly bills will go out approximately on the 26th of the month and will be due by the 25th of the following month. All auto payments will be taken the 20th of the month. During this time, residences and businesses will continue to be billed under the 2017 water rates. Starting April 1, 2018, the new water rates will be in effect.

The adopted Ordinance No. 45, Series 2017: Schedule D can be viewed on the City’s website at: www.canoncity.org/departments/agenda121817.php. An insert regarding the new monthly billing will be included in every billing cycle.

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City Hall Christmas Closures

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Library Holiday Closures

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2A Street Updates for Week of Dec 18th

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Dec 18th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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Vouchers for Tire and TV Disposal

There are a few more vouchers left at City Hall for tire and/or TV disposal. You have the rest of today and tomorrow to pick one up (8am-5pm) before this program closes. It's the perfect time to get rid of those unwanted and unsightly items!

Final Week of Caon City's Fall Cleanup Program

There are only 3 days left to pick up your vouchers for Tire and/or TV disposal. A reminder that TV size limits have been reduced to 26" or larger. Come to City Hall this week to get your voucher(s)!

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2A Street Construction Update week of Dec 11th

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Dec 11th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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SCAMS TIP SHEET

‘Tis the Season…For Scams!!! “Help, the IRS called and told me that I have a warrant for my arrest, due to unpaid taxes! What should I do?” Please take a look at this scams tip sheet. Be safe Cañon City!!!

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Growing Readers Together Event

The Cañon City Public Library's third Growing Readers Together Event will be held on Monday, December 18th at 6pm. This event will be a family craft and play night featuring Santa! Bring your camera and have a photo with Santa. Light snacks will be served. Craft and family fun are in store!

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Caon City High School Tiger Pride Marching Band

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The Cañon City High School Tiger Pride Marching Band was recognized by the Cañon City Council during Monday's meeting. The band took first place at the Class 3A Colorado Bandmasters Association State Championship, hosted at Parker's EchoPark Stadium, on Oct. 30. "You brought honor to Cañon City and we are very proud of you," Councilwoman Ashley Smith said.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Please join us on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 pm for the City of Cañon City’s 2017 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Depot Park (9th & Royal Gorge Blvd). Live holiday music will be performed by The Cañon City High School Marching Band Brass Ensemble and the Cañon City High School Madrigal Singers. The Mayor will be turning on the Christmas Tree lights. In addition, the Community Engagement in Public Art Big Horn Sheep and Dinosaur sculptures will be on display for all to see. Complementary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available.

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2A Street Construction Updates Week of Dec 4th

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Dec 4th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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DINOSAURS ON PARADE

These guys are looking forward to riding down Main Street during the 29th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights! Come join us downtown this Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm as eight of the Dino Daze Public Art Sculptures make their debut.

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2A Street Construction Update for week of Nov 27th

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Nov 27th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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HISTORIC HOLIDAY CRAFTS

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will be presenting a drop-in program on historic holiday crafts. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own Victorian holiday card. There will also be examples of other historic holiday crafts with take home instructions available. The event will be held in the museum’s program room on Saturday, Dec. 9th from 10 am – 3 pm and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are regularly Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 269-9036, or email a message to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving

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FOOD 4 FINES

The Canon City Public Library will offer forgiveness of fines for overdue books starting November 20th thru January 31st

Bring one unopened/non-expired non-perishable food item for each overdue item on your account.  We will remove your fines and donate the food items to local food banks. 

Great way to start the New Year fine free!

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Growing Readers Together

Through a second generous grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, the Colorado State Library (CSL) is partnering with Canon City Public Library (and 14 other libraries in South Eastern Colorado) to undertake Growing Readers Together, a pilot project designed to support Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) childcare providers in early literacy.

By combining caregivers’ desire to learn with librarians’ expertise in early literacy, Growing Readers Together will improve access to early literacy-focused resources and training in local communities.

Registration is required. You can register on our website, by calling 719-269-9020, or you can email aagonzales@canoncity.org.

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2A Street Construction Updates

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Nov 20th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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Finding Balance in Holiday Spending

Common Cents for Colorado and Sue Hitt will present a wonderful program "Finding Balance in Holiday Spending" How to manage the holidays without breaking the bank. All are welcome. Free, refreshments will be provided.

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City Park Crime Initiative Nets Felony Arrest and Numerous Citations

The Cañon City Police Department is committed to keeping our community and citizens safe. Please read the press release below regarding yesterday's operation at Rudd Park.

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Grant Funds Available for Businesses Affected by 2013 Royal Gorge Fire

Recover Colorado Business Grants and Loans for Small Businesses and Non-Profits are now available for businesses affected by the Fires and Floods of 2012/2013, including the 2013 Royal Gorge Fire. Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

For more information contact Alexis Lee, Disaster Recovery Counselor for Colorado OEDIT at 719.315.4215 or alexis@lextekllc.com or visit http://bit.ly/2st9RCd

2017 Fall Cleanup

Do you have a 45" or larger projection tv you need to get rid of? How about tires? The City of Cañon City is offering vouchers to help citizens RETIRE THE TIRE and GET RID OF THE BEAST BEFORE THE FEAST. Get rid of those unwanted items now!

Vouchers are available to residents (address must be within city limits) at City Hall, Monday-Friday, 8-5pm. See details below.

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2017 LEAF PICK-UP PROGRAM

The City of Cañon City announces its 2017 Leaf Pick-up Program. 

Program pickup of bagged leaves will begin on November 27th, concluding on December 14th. The City crews will be picking up leaves only one time.

Again this year, residents who wish to have their leaves picked up must bag their leaves due to federally mandated stormwater regulations. Leaves may no longer be raked into the gutter for loose pickup by the City. Bagged leaves should be placed on the property owner’s property near the curb, NOT in the street or the gutter as in past years. No loose leaves will be picked up by the City, and raking leaves into the street and gutter is a violation of water quality regulations for which property owners may be ticketed.

Residents who have their leaves bagged, but do not wish to wait until the scheduled pickup, can drop the bags at the Public Works Facility at 1525 South 9th Street between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Monday November 13th. All leaves must be bagged and should be dropped in the posted area, no drop offs will be accepted during off-business hours.

Leaf Pickup Schedule
Schedule may change subject to inclement weather.

• Nov. 27:  1st to 5th Streets from Macon to Pike

• Nov. 28–29:  5th to 6th Streets from Macon to Harding

• Nov. 30–Dec. 4:  7th to 9th Streets from Macon to Candlewood

• Dec. 5–6:  10th to 11th Streets from Macon to Monroe

• Dec. 7–11:  12th to 19th Streets from Main to Harding/Central

• Dec. 12–13:  Fremont Drive–Central from 19th to Raynolds to include Central North to City limits and East Main from Cameron to Raynolds and HWY. 50 to Fowler Ave.

• Dec. 14:  From the Arkansas River to Highland Ave. from Grape Street to Logan Street.

2A Street Construction Updates

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Nov 6th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

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2A Street Construction Updates for Oct 30th

2A Street Construction updates for the week of Oct 30th. Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

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Bagged Leaves Pick-Up to Begin in November

It’s Autumn – and the leaves are falling! Remember leaves cannot be raked or blown into the street. They must be bagged for pickup by your local waste disposal company or by the City later this fall. Residents may be fined if caught depositing leaves into the gutter or street. Leaves and yard waste blown into the street can block runoff or be washed down into the nearest storm drain or drainage channel. There they can cause clogging which may result in flooding or they may release excess nutrients while they decay which can impact the quality of the Arkansas River or Four Mile Creek. You can help prevent blockages of storm drains and improve water quality by also cleaning fallen leaves out of the gutter along your property.

City crews will be picking up bagged leaves later in November. A schedule will be released mid-November for pickup dates and drop-off locations. No loose leaves will be picked up by the City crews.

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Planning Commission Opening!

This seven-member Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., and functions as an advisory board to the City Council on matters concerning zoning, subdivisions and other land use and development issues. Special workshop sessions may also be conducted from time to time. The vacant positions will be filled at interviews to be conducted by the City Council on a date to be determined.

If you live within the city limits of Cañon City, and are willing to donate a few hours each month to serve this community, please send a letter of interest, outlining your abilities and reasons for wanting to serve on the Planning Commission to: Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, Cañon City, CO 81215-1460. Letters of interest should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27th. The City reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Committee members.

Halloween Short Story Contest

The Cañon City Public Library is having a Halloween Short Story contest. All ages (1-100+) are invited to send the library your scary short story (1000 to 7500 words). The deadline is Saturday November 4th at 5 pm. Get your story published!

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2017 Online and Mail-in Citizen Survey Results

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Dog on Leash Law

A reminder to all dog owners to please keep your dogs on leash while using our trail systems!

Letting your dog run loose is unsafe for your dog, other dogs, and people. Many people feel that they have gentle non-aggressive dogs, and this may be true when a dog is safe in your own home or backyard, however, once dogs are outdoors there are a variety of factors that are out of the dog owner's control. Dogs can get spooked and attack people or other dogs; they can get overstimulated by their environment and bite in response, they can run over to dogs that are on leash that are aggressive and be attacked, etc. Please be courteous to others and KEEP YOUR DOG ON THEIR LEASH! This is for everyone's safety–children, dogs, dog-owners, non dog-owners.

For those of you looking to have your dog off leash, the Dog Park to the East of the Cañon City Rec District Office at 575 Ash Street is there for your use. This is a wonderful place for your dog to play with others in a contained environment!

CODE: 6.08.050 RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED.
It is unlawful for the owner of any dog to permit the same to run at large, either within the corporate limits of the city or in areas outside the city the use of which the City has jurisdiction and authority to regulate, including but not limited to Temple Canyon Park, Red Canyon Park and Royal Gorge Park. (Prior code § 6.10.040)

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Website Server Updating

Please use the following to access our website while the server is being updated. Thank you for your patience while this is being completed! http://cms4.revize.com/revize/canoncity/

Texting while Driving Ordinance

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City Council Vision Committee Listening Session

Come to the City Council Vision Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at 4pm to hear and give input on building code and zoning regulations.

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2017 CITIZEN SURVEY RESULTS

The results for the mail-in 2017 Citizen Survey are in! The online survey results will be posted as soon as those are tallied.

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Building Bridges for Canon City Kids

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Members of the Cañon City Council pose with representatives of the Building Bridges for Cañon City Kids committee and students from Cañon City High School during Monday's council meeting. The committee members and students provided information to the council about the proposed 3A and 3B ballot questions. Pictured are Councilwoman Ashley Smith, Councilwoman Kathleen Schumacher, Cañon City Schools Superintendent George Welsh, Andrea Davis, CCHS TOP instructor, Councilman Frank Jaquez, Neva Carriger, Brandon Bouchard, Destene Taylor, Della Rieger of the bridges committee, Gillian Hardy, Jamie Davis of the bridges committee, Mayor Preston Troutman, and councilmen Jim Meisner, Dennis Wied and Mark Gill.


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RIVER CORRIDOR OPEN HOUSE

The public is invited to the River Corridor Open House next Monday, October 9th from 5-7pm at City Hall to view the river corridor designs spanning from 1st St. to 4th St. along the Arkansas River.

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2A STREETS UPDATE

2A Streets Construction Update for Week of October 2nd

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2A CONTACT INFORMATION

REMINDER: Any citizen that has a question or complaint regarding 2A street work (Washington, Fairview, Whipple, Yale, South, 16th, E. Main, Steinmeier, 10th, 1st, Mariposa, Greenwood, Orchard) please use the project email 2Astreets2017@kiewit.com or hotline 719.900.4810 or refer to website www.2astreets.com for updates. Thank you!

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

Saturday, September 30th, is National Public Lands Day. This is a fee-free day for all federal public lands and many state parks. Did you know that over 30% of land in the US is public land? This includes our neighborhood parks, mountain parks, state & federal lands.

We encourage you to take the day to visit and enjoy our parks and public lands. As you do so, please celebrate and respect the area and other visitors by placing all trash in any provided receptacles or by packing it out. Please also pick up any pet waste and dispose of it properly. Litter and pet waste impact our quality of life and enjoyment of our natural landscapes. Both litter and pet waste can eventually end up in our waterways where it impacts water quality, humans and wildlife.

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CHIP SEAL UPDATE

A-One Chip Seal, the City's Contractor for the 2017 Chip Seal Program, has decided to not pursue any chip seal operations this week due to the extended weather forecast. The forecast looks to be more favorable next week and chip seal operations are now scheduled to start Monday, October 2nd.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Road Closure - South 3rd Street
 
The City and the Rock & Rail Railroad will be doing track crossing maintenance on S. 3rd Street between the River Station and US Highway 50.
 
Road closures are expected for Tuesday, September 26th through Friday, September 29th.
 
During this time there will be no access to the Royal Gorge Route train station, the River Station parking lot or recreation area, Riverwalk, or Rocky Mountain Cannibis via S. 3rd Street. Pedestrian access via the pedestrian bridge from Centennial Park will be open.
 
Motorists are reminded to please Slow for the Cone Zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone/advisory signs and flaggers.

2A STREETS UPDATE

2A Streets Construction Update for Week of September 25th

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 24th–30th

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Here is a link to the list of 2016 most challenged and banned books. (American Library Association webpage.) http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

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CHIP SEAL UPDATE

The chip seal program scheduled for today and tomorrow has been canceled due to a mechanical breakdown with the Contractor. The pending weather forecast for tomorrow thru Tuesday (9/23 – 9/26) does not look conducive for applying chip seal. The Contractor is looking to get started Wednesday 9/27. We will continue to update as we move forward.

Road Closure

The Fremont County Department of Transportation will be conducting roadway repairs at the intersection of Ash & Elm Streets today and tomorrow. The road will be closed today from approximately 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; and the road will be closed tomorrow, September 20, 2017, all day.

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

STREET CHIP SEALING

Chip Sealing city wide will begin this week through the weekend and last until the end of next week.

Roads will be closed to traffic during for a short period during chip seal operations. Crews will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible. Please observe all “No Parking” signs on affected streets.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation.

Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineering Department at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

RECONSTRUCTION OF DOWNTOWN ALLEY PAVEMENT
600 & 700 BLOCKS - BETWEEN MAIN STREET AND ROYAL GORGE BLVD

Construction will begin this week and last until the end of October.

The alleys will be closed to traffic during construction. Crews will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation.

Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineering Department at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

Adventures in Artifacts

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will be hosting a program during Fremont Fall Heritage Days about artifacts in the museum and their care and research. Participants will have the chance to handle real museum artifacts and investigate the purpose of each object. The program will be held in the museum’s program room on Thursday, September 21st and again on Saturday, September 23rd at 2 pm. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 15 people per session. Please register in advance.

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2017 General Municipal Election

The 2017 General Municipal Election ballot issues and candidates have been announced!

Two items up on the ballot include issue #2A and #2B. Issue #2A is the TABOR time-out extension and Issue #2B is the adoption of a Lodging Tax. 

Candidates running for Mayor/City Council include: Preston R. Troutman for Mayor (unopposed), Frank J. Jaquez for City Council District #1 (unopposed), John S. Hamrick for City Council District #3 (unopposed), and Ron Bates, Randy R. Smith, and Dolly Gonzales for City Council Member At-Large.

Citizen Survey Online

The online opt-in Citizen Survey is now open and available to citizens who did not receive a mailed paper survey. Please visit the link at https://nrc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_egoIZbKOR632vel to complete a survey. The opt-in survey will be available online for two weeks until end of day Monday, September 11th.

Although the results from the opt-in survey will not be included in the scientific data from the mail in surveys, citizen input and data are still measured and will be compared against the mail-in surveys. These surveys give city council insight to what areas our citizens feel the city needs to focus on.

Fremont County DOT Fog Seal Operation

The Fremont County DOT will be conducting fog seal operations on CR 11 tomorrow, August 22, 2017. The road will be closed from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please plan travel accordingly by using alternate routes. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated!

ARCMP PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for public comment on the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan draft recommendations has been extended through Monday, August 28th. For questions call City Community Development Director Deana Swetlik at 719.269.9011 or email inquiries/comments to ARCMP@canoncity.org.

Boards can be viewed online at
http://www.canoncity.org/…/comm…/arkansas_river_corridor.php

2A Street Construction Update for Week of Aug 21

2A Street construction updates for the week of August 21st. For more information visit www.2astreets.com

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CANON CITY COUNCIL SEEKS MEMBERS TO THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE

Cañon City Council is soliciting letters of interest from City residents willing to serve on the City’s Community Engagement in Public Art Committee. Their mission will be to celebrate and honor the community’s heritage, character, culture, and identity through public art, increasing the understanding, enjoyment, and experience amongst persons living, working and visiting Cañon City.
 
Letters should include a list of experiences, why you wish to serve, and what you will contribute to the Committee. Such letters should be addressed to the Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81215.
 
Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28th.
 
For more information or questions, contact City Clerk Rabe at 269-9011. The City reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Committee members.

Streets Scheduled for Crack Sealing

The City’s contractor A-1 Chip Seal will be crack sealing City streets next week. The portions of the following are the streets affected:

• S. 6th Street
• N. 6th Street
• N. 8th Street
• Barr Ave
• Beech Ave
• Elizabeth St
• Fairview Ave
• All streets in Gold Canon Subdivision
• Greenwood Ave
• Griffin Ave
• Juliana Ct
• Meadows Ave
• Monroe Ave
• Myrtle Lane
• Mystic Ave
• Orchard Ave
• Pear Street
• Phay Ave
• Pine Ave
• Rio Bravo Drive
• Zona Street
• Eagle Drive
• Kodiak Circle
• Valley Road

All the affected portions of the streets will be posted "No Parking" for the duration of the work. Chip Seal will follow the crack seal in several weeks.

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Canon City Regular Election

Canon City Regular Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Positions / Terms
     • Mayor
- two year term (2018-2019)
     • District One - four year term (2018-2021) dist 1 map
     • District Three - four year term (2018-2021) dist 3 map
     • One At-large seat - four year term (2018-2021)

Candidates are required to complete an affidavit and acquire a petition from the City Clerk prior to circulation. Petitions can be circulated from August 8th through August 28th. Those interested in running for office or have questions please contact City Clerk Cathy Rabe at 276-5242 to schedule an appointment.

Requirements:
• Candidates must submit 25 valid signatures by August 28th.
• Potential candidates must be a resident and qualified elector of the City of Cañon City for one year immediately preceding the date of the election.
• District candidates must meet district candidacy requirements.

2A CONSTRUCTION UPDATES WEEK OF AUGUST 7

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Final Open House for Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan

Join us next Thursday, Aug 10th from 6-8 pm for the third and final open house for the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan. #askquetions #getinvolved #beinformed

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Call to Artists for Public Art Project

The City Council and the Community Engagement in Public Art Committee are seeking community involvement in a new public art project, “Dino Daze”. Visit http://www.rgmhc.org/dinodaze for guidelines, application, and blank dinosaur sheets.

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Fremont County DOT fog seal operations

Fremont County DOT crews will be conducting fog seal operations on High Park Road Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The road will be closed from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

There was a great turnout at Rudd Park tonight for National Night Out. Music, food, games, informational booths, prizes and fun. Thank you to all who attended this annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer places to live!

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NATIONAL CITIZEN SURVEY

The first round of National Citizen Survey's for Cañon City are being mailed out today! Please take time to honestly fill out and return your survey in order to give input and insight on our strengths and how we can work to improve our community and city government.

FAQ's

HOW DID YOU GET MY ADDRESS?
Your address was sampled at random from a list of all addresses from the post office. This is a standard service offered by the post office. It is not a city government file and no household member is named in the file.

I RECEIVED YOUR SURVEY, AND WHILE I OWN THE PROPERTY IT WAS SENT TO, I DON'T LIVE THERE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The resident of the property should complete the survey.

I WAS NOT SENT A SURVEY, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO COMPLETE ONE, AND I THINK YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN MY OPINION.
The sample was designed to be as representative as possible of the population of our city, so by sending copies of the survey to people who request a copy, we would skew the sample and make the results less meaningful.

An online opt-in survey will be available to citizens who did not receive a paper survey. More information on this will be available at the end of August.

2A CONSTRUCTION UPDATES WEEK OF JULY 31

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2A Construction and School On-site Registration

2A Street Construction will be ongoing during Cañon City school district's on-site registration August 1-3. Cañon City High School, Harrison K-8, and Mountain View Core Knowledge are the three schools that will be affected. The High School orientation access will be from College Avenue due to construction on Yale. Harrison and Mountain View will still be accessible from Field Avenue but closed off at South Street for construction. The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. For questions or concerns call the project hotline at (719) 900-4810.

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Movie Night at the Public Library

The Teen Advisory Group is showing the movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Saturday July 29th at 2pm. Free admission, refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING

Come to The Cañon City Public Library and view the solar eclipse in Cara Fisher Park/Macon Plaza. The library will have solar viewing glasses available. The eclipse will start at 10:22 am and the total eclipse is expected to occur at 11:43 and last for only a couple of minutes. Bring chairs or blankets. There will be eclipse themed activities. Fun for all ages!

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2A CONSTRUCTION UPDATES WEEK OF JULY 24

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News Release

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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

Field Avenue Replacement of Storm/Irrigation Pipe

 
Beginning next week, a City contractor will be installing and replacing the storm/irrigation pipe on the west side of Field Ave from Central Ave to South Street.

The street should remain open to traffic during construction.  Crews will attempt to complete all work in a way that minimizes disruption within all means possible.

The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineer at 269-9011 8am-5pm M-F.

Fremont County DOT chip seal updates

The Fremont County DOT will be finishing up CR 12 today.

• Thursday, July 20th they will chip seal 3rd St and K St in Penrose

• Tuesday, July 25th they will chip seal High St and Red Canyon in Cañon City

They ask that motorists slow down in the work zones and drive with caution. Fremont County DOT appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Thank you!

2A Street Construction Update for Week of July 17th

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Final Summer Reading Program Event

The Summer Reading Program is almost over but it is not too late to get involved. Last day to turn in reading logs or bingo cards is Saturday July 22 at 5:00 pm.

With the final program we are proud to present: Fremont Civic Theater “Shrek the Musical”. Come and see behind the scenes and meet the cast. We are honored to be able to present this opportunity to our community on July 20th at 3 pm @ 516 Macon Ave.

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Citizen Surveys

Citizen Surveys will once again be mailed to Cañon City residents from July 24th to August 7th. 1,500 surveys will be mailed out to randomly selected households that represent the demographics of the city. Surveys will be sent out twice to each household to ensure that every household receives it and to give them multiple chances to fill it out.

These surveys have been instrumental in guiding the city’s direction as the results of the 2016 citizen survey were used to create the City’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. These surveys give citizens a chance to comment on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the community and city government in the following areas:
    •Economic Development
    •Public Safety
    •Infrastructure
    •Attractive Built Environment             
    •Community Investment Opportunities
    •Public Trust, Transparency and Accountability.
Completion of the survey also gives city council insight to what areas our citizens feel the city needs to focus on.

An online opt-in survey will be available to citizens who did not receive a paper survey. More information on this will be available at the end of August.

2A Street Construction Update for Week of July 10th

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ROYAL GORGE REGIONAL TOURISM COUNCIL

Cañon City Council seeks members to the
ROYAL GORGE REGIONAL TOURISM COUNCIL
 
Cañon City Council is in the process of creating a Regional Tourism Council to promote, market, manage, and coordinate tourist-related activities within Cañon City and the Royal Gorge region. The Tourism Council will consist of nine (9) members: three (3) current lodging industry leaders; three (3) current or past tourist industry leaders; one (1) member shall be a senior management representative of the Royal Gorge Bridge Company; one (1) member shall be a senior management representative of the Royal Gorge Route Railroad; and one (1) member shall be a senior management representative of the outdoor recreation industry.
 
If you are interested in serving on this Council, please submit a letter of interest along with your marketing, tourism, lodging and/or promotional experience to City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81215.
 
Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13th. For more information or questions, contact City Clerk Rabe at 276-5242. The City reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Council members.

FCDOT Chip Seal Operations

The Fremont County DOT will complete chip seal operations in Acres of Ireland today. Following is their schedule for next week:

   Monday July 10, 2017: CR 45 MM5, MM6, and MM12.
   Tuesday July 11, 2017: CR 6
   Wednesday July 12, 2017: CR 40

As always, your patience and cooperation are appreciated during this time. Please drive safely and slow down while traveling through work zones.

2A Street Construction Update for Week of July 3rd

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FCDOT Chip Seal Operations

Fremont County Department of Transportation has completed their chip seal operations on CR 11, and will be conducting chip seal operations in Acres of Ireland on Wednesday, July 5th, and Thursday, July 6th. They will also try to work on CR 47, time and weather permitting. They appreciate your cooperation during this time as crews work to complete summer projects.

2A Street Construction Update for Week of June 26th

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for 2A Street Project

Tuesday morning's groundbreaking was a success! Mayor Preston Troutman, City Councilwoman Ashley Smith, and Kiewit representative Will White discussed the goals of the 2A Street Project and the positive impact the passing of the 2A Referendum will have on our community. We are as excited as our citizens to begin the work on fixing our streets! For construction updates please visit www.2Astreets.com.

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2A Street Construction Update for Week of June 19th

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Open House for Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan

The public is invited to the ARKANSAS RIVER CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN Open House on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 from 6-8 pm at City Hall. This is the second open house for this project. Attendees will be asked to evaluate alternatives for redevelopment at key locations along the Arkansas River Corridor. Please come to provide your input on the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan.

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Library Closed Friday June 16th

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General Government Committee Recognizes

The General Government Committee on Wednesday recognized members of the Monument and Wayfinding Committee. Pictured are City Engineer Adam Lancaster, City Councilwoman Kathleen Schumacher, Committee Chair Lisa Hyams, City Community Development Director Deana Swetlik, Mike Bandera, Public Information Officer and graphic designer Kristy Gotham, Director of Parks and Open Spaces Rex Brady, City Councilwoman Ashley Smith, Councilman Jim Meisner, Mayor Preston Troutman and Councilman Mark Gill.
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City Council Recognizes

The Cañon City Council recognized members of the U.S. 50 Pedestrian Committee during Monday's regular meeting. More than 20 local individuals took part on the committee. Pictured are Councilman Scott Eckstrom, City Engineer Adam Lancaster, Councilwoman Kathleen Schumacher, Kim Smith of First Stitches Quilt Shop, Dr. Shirley Squier, Councilman Jim Meisner, City Community Development Director Deana Swetlik, Mayor Preston Troutman,  Councilman Dennis Wied, Councilwoman Ashley Smith and Councilman Mark Gill.
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City Council Recognizes

The Cañon City Council on Monday recognized members of the Centennial/Mountain View Park Improvement Committee, as well as members of the Cañon City Rotary organization. Pictured are Councilman Frank Jaquez, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Rosanne Gain, Rex Brady - Director of Cañon City Parks and Open Spaces; Bob Stovall, Shirley Baney, Teri Madigan, George Turner, Patti Jo Medina, Councilman Dennis Wied, Elijah Medina, Kristyn Econome, Councilman Scott Eckstrom, Councilwoman Kathleen Schumacher, Councilman Mark Gill, Mayor Preston Troutman, Councilman Jim Meisner, Councilwoman Ashley Smith and Lydia Beels.
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City Council Recognizes

The Cañon City Council on Monday recognized Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Hyams, center, for her work and collaboration the last two and a half years. Her last day at the Chamber is May 31. Also pictured are City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Frank Jaquez, Kathleen Schumacher, Scott Eckstrom, Hyams, Mayor Preston Troutman, Jim Meisner, Dennis Wied, Ashley Smith and Mark Gill.
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Open House for 2A Street Improvements

There will be an Open House at City Hall for the 2A Street Improvement Projects on June 13th from 5 to 7 pm. Come by to learn about what streets will be focused on throughout 2017, why they are priority at this time, and to ask any questions you may have. #beinformed #getinvolved

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Water Wars at Canon City Public Library

Our first event of the Summer Reading Program is WATER WARS in the plaza on Macon on Thursday, June 1st at 3pm. All ages are welcome! Bring your own soaker and be prepared to get wet.

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Road Paving-Fremont County Dept of Transportation

The Fremont County Department of Transportation will be conducting paving operations for 2017. The following is a tentative schedule:

ROSEDALE LANE: Wednesday, May 31 thru Thursday, June 1 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

MOORE DRIVE: Tuesday, June 6 thru Wednesday, June 7 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

CR 143: Monday, June 12 thru Wednesday, June 14 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

All work will be within this schedule, weather permitting. We ask that motorists not park on the streets and to turn irrigation water off during operations. There will be limited travel while operations are underway.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

Presenting CU Buffs Football Head Coach & Staff

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Join us for our Memorial Day Ceremony at Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery on Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m.
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Public Library Reading Program

The Canon City Public Library is gearing up for our 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World". Each week we will have a special program on Thursday at 3:00 pm. Our reading program starts June 1st and ends July 20th. The last day to turn in reading logs is July 22nd.    

All are welcome and the programs are free. We invite everyone to read all summer to avoid the summer slide and to also have fun!

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City Council Adopts Centennial Park Master Plan

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Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan – Open House

Come to City Hall Tuesday, May 16th for the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan open house. Stop by anytime between the hours of 6 to 8 pm and give your input on enhancing recreation, connectivity, future land uses, economic development opportunities, and aesthetic improvements along the river corridor. Ask questions - be informed - get involved!

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City Council Presents

Mayor Preston Troutman, fourth from the right, presents Bob Hartzman, Water Superintendent for the City of Canon City, with a proclamation declaring May 7-13 Drinking Water Week in Canon City. Also pictured are council members Frank Jaquez, Scott Eckstrom, Dennis Wied, Kathleen Schumacher, Ashley Smith, Jim Meisner and Mark Gill.
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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

The City of Cañon City has been named Tree City, USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 37th consecutive year. The public is invited to participate in the City’s observance of Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, 2017 at John D. Havens City Hall, 128 Main Street. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 am and will include the planting of a tree and presentation of a Tree City, USA plaque to Mayor Preston Troutman from the District Forester John Grieve with the Colorado State Forest Service. The City of Cañon City encourages everyone to come out and celebrate with us to recognize the valuable asset that we share as a Tree City, USA!

May 7-13, NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK

The City of Cañon City Water Department Kicks Off National Drinking Water Week With Pride. The Water Department Celebrates 138 Years of Providing Cañon City with Safe Drinking Water!
 
The City of Cañon City Water Department invites you to join in commemorating 145 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 would like 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 12th from 9:00 pm 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. Come join us!

Planning Commission Opening

This seven-member Commission meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., and functions as an advisory board to the City Council on matters concerning zoning, subdivisions and other land use and development issues. Special workshop sessions may also be conducted from time to time. The vacant positions will be filled at interviews to be conducted by the City Council on a date to be determined.

If you live within the city limits of Cañon City, and are willing to donate a few hours each month to serve this community, please send a letter of interest, outlining your abilities and reasons for wanting to serve on the Planning Commission to: Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P. O. Box 1460, Cañon City, CO  81215-1460. Letters of interest should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31st.  The City reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Committee members.

CENTENNIAL PARK AND US 50 CROSSING PLANS

Information for the Centennial Park Renovations and US 50 Crossing Plans can be found on the Community Development Plans page.

ACCEPTING BIDS FOR CLEAN-UP

The City of Canon City is accepting bids for 1) yard clean-ups involving weed and limbs removal 2) junk removal and 3) boarding windows and doors. All interested parties please contact Brady at bremmerson@canoncity.org or Joelene at joinman@canoncity.org.

CENTENNIAL PARK PUBLIC WORKSHOP - OPEN HOUSE

Come to City Hall this Thursday, April 13th for the Centennial Park Public Workshop. Stop by anytime between the hours of 4 to 7 during this open house style event and learn about the first component of the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan. Ask questions - be informed - get involved!

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US HIGHWAY 50 CROSSING PROJECT - OPEN HOUSE

Come to City Hall this Tuesday, April 11th anytime between 5:30 pm–7:30 pm to hear about the US Hwy 50 Crossing Project. Ask questions - be informed - get involved!

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Trash Vouchers

Citizens have taken advantage of Cañon Proud Clean-Up! The City has handed out all vouchers we had available to give to the public.

Veterans Park Restroom Closure

Veterans Park restrooms will be closed the week of the April 10th for remodel. Signs will be posted on the restroom doors.

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Review of Business Regulations Citizen Committee

CAÑON CITY COUNCIL
SEEKS MEMBERS TO THE
REVIEW OF BUSINESS REGULATION CITIZEN COMMITTEE

Cañon City Council is soliciting letters of interest from City residents, local business owners, contractor/special trade contractors who are willing to serve on the City’s newly created Business Regulation Review Citizen Committee.  This Committee will require a commitment of time from those willing to serve, as it will be reviewing the current building code/regulations and streamlining processes.  Letters should include the category (City resident, local business owner, contractor/trade contractor) you are applying for, a list of experiences, why you wish to serve, and what you will contribute to the Committee.  Such letters should be addressed to the Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO  81215. Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8th. For more information or questions, contact City Clerk Rabe at 276-5242.  The City reserves the right to make the final decision on selection of Committee members.

ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT TESTING & WATER MAIN FLUSHING

Beginning Monday April 10, 2017 the Cañon City Water Department will begin its annual program of exercising fire hydrants throughout the system. The purpose of this program is to remove sediment and tuberculation from the water mains, which improves the water quality.

Flushing will begin at the western end of the system and work toward the eastern end. It will take about 6 weeks to complete. You may experience cloudy water or low pressure for a short period of time during this flushing program. Should you have questions, please call the Cañon City Water Department at 269-9022.

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CCPL Presents

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Wanda Nettles will be teaching card making 101.  How to design and create beautiful cards with things you have around the house. 
Free event for all ages.

John D. Havens City Hall Ceremony

Mayor Troutman and City Council will be naming City Hall after the late City Attorney John Havens on Friday, April 7th at 3:00 pm at City Hall.

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CCPL Presents

The Cañon City Public Library located at 516 Macon Ave., will be hosting another Common Cents for Colorado event titled “Managing your Money in Retirement” on April 8th at 2:00 pm.  Sue Hitt will be the moderator.  Refreshments will be served.  Please call the library at 719-269-9020 to reserve your spot.
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City Council Promotes Child Abuse Prevention

City Council members Frank Jaquez, Kathleen Schumacher, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Mark Gill, Jim Meisner, Ashley Smith and Mayor Preston Troutman hold signs in support of the child abuse prevention awareness month campaign facilitated by the Fremont County Department of Human Services during Monday's meeting.
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2017 CANON PROUD! CLEAN-UP BEGINS MARCH 20th

Local officials and businesses are once again gearing up for the annual Cañon Proud Clean-Up Campaign. A limited number of trash vouchers for free disposal of household trash, furniture, construction debris, brush, logs, leaves and yard waste will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to Cañon City and Fremont County residents beginning on March 20th and ending on April 29th.  Trash vouchers are good for free disposal of ½ ton (one regular pick-up truck bed filled no higher than the sideboards) at Twin Enviro’s “Phantom Landfill” at 2500 Fremont County Road 67 (north of the airport) Penrose, 372-6671. (Amounts of trash in excess of ½ ton will be charged extra on site.) Hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. 

 
Cañon City residents may pick up a voucher from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at City Hall, 128 Main Street. Those living outside the city limits may pick up a voucher from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday (they are closed on Friday) at Room 106 of the Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Avenue. Proof of residency is required when obtaining a voucher. Only one voucher will be issued per household. Free disposal will end on April 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  All loads must be covered, and no commercial haulers or contractors qualify for these vouchers.

Partners in this event include Twin Enviro Services, R.D. Recycling, Junk Masters, and Call it Gone Metal Recyclers. In addition to the trash disposal vouchers, the following partners will accept recycling, appliances, vehicles, and specific metals; please contact them directly if their services are desired:

R.D. Recycling, located at 1501 High Street (719-641-0630 or 275-2052) will accept appliances Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for free disposal. They will also pick up large loads in bulk. Brass, aluminum, and copper will be purchased at prevailing rates. They will purchase automobile batteries for $5 each.

Junk Masters (429-4590 or 429-2219) will pick up scrap metal, appliances, vehicles/campers, batteries, pipe, wire, machinery, etc., for free. They will not accept TVs, wood, tires, furniture, paints or other household chemicals or trash.

Call It Gone Metal Recyclers (call or text 671-7062) will pick up all cars, trucks, and campers. They will also pick up all metals, appliances and batteries and they have clean up services.

As always, no tires, dead animals, or hazardous wastes will be accepted at any site.

CCPL Presents

The Cañon City Public Library is hosting a book folding event.  Kathy Boone will teach and share her talent of book folding.  March 25th at 10 a.m.  The Library will supply the books to be folded at 516 Macon Ave.
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CCPL Presents

CCPL is hosting a Chautauqua style program on March 18th at 2 pm at the Canon City Public Library 516 Macon Ave.

Robert Stovall will be performing as General William Palmer.

“Bob Stovall tells the story of General Palmer in a personal and entertaining style. Dressed in period costume, Stovall becomes Palmer as he relates first-hand the General’s voyage from his early days on a Delaware farm to creation of a vast enterprise of railroad, manufacturing and communities, and the many people who joined him on the adventure.”

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This program is free and will be entertaining as well as educational.

CCPL Presents

Sue Hitt will share Money Matters Pt 2
Saturday March 11th at 2 pm
Canon City Public Library
516 Macon Ave
Call 719-269-9020 to reserve your spot
Refreshments will be served.
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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Come to a Birthday party for Dr. Seuss. Special guest reader Kathy Herrin. Refreshments will be served, photo booth (bring a camera), games and lots of FUN!

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DITCH/CULVERT MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

Irrigation season is beginning soon and water will be flowing in the ditches again. First ditch (Oil Creek) turns on March 6th. Regardless of whether you own water rights or use the irrigation water it is the responsibility of the property owners/tenants to keep the ditches adjacent to the property free of obstructions allowing the free flow of water (City of Cañon City Municipal Code 12.16.020).

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Board of Adjustment Opening

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Councilman Meisner Recognized

Cañon City Noon Lions Bryan Cooper, left, and Art Welch, right, present Councilman Jim Meisner with the Colorado Lions Foundation Humanitarian Award during Monday's Regular City Council Meeting.
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City Council Recognizes

The Cañon City Council on Monday recognized members of the marijuana cultivation regulation committee who donated their time to review zoning and special use regulations to permit the cultivation of marijuana in either commercial or industrial zones. Pictured in the front row are Greg DiRito, Alison Helsley, Michael Schirado, Gary Peterson, Dave Heberly, and councilmen Mark Gill and Jim Meisner. Pictured in the back row are City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Council members Dennis Wied, Kathleen Schumacher, Mayor Preston Troutman, and Ashley Smith. Also serving on the committee but not  pictured are Angela Bellantoni, Gregory Carlson, Rebecca Kelly, Richard Hilderbrand, Terri Bernath, Paul Schultz, David Del Vecchio, Kathy Ulsh, Corey Hoffmann and Kathryn Sellars.
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Media Release

The City Community Development Department is committed to working cooperatively with businesses to achieve success in meeting health and safety standards. Once a business successfully meets the City’s zoning, building, and land-use requirements, they are vested, which creates a legally binding agreement with the City.

Please click here to read a media release regarding the Hale Pet Door Special Review.

City Council Recognizes

Sgt. Timothy Bell of the Cañon City Police Department, left, receives a certificate from Interim Chief Allen Cooper and the Cañon City Council on Tuesday for his efforts in saving the life of a citizen Jan. 3.  Please click here to read the full story from the Daily Record. Also pictured in the front row are Cooper, Stephanie Masse, Director of Human Resources, and Commander Billy Ray; pictured in the back row are Councilwoman Kathleen Schumacher, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Mayor Preston Troutman, Councilman Scott Eckstrom, Councilman Jim Meisner, and Councilwoman Ashley Smith.

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City Council Recognizes

Mayor Preston Troutman and the Cañon City Council recognize members of the Citizens for Better Streets Committee for their efforts in helping to get the 1 percent sales tax increase approved in the Nov. 8 election. Pictured in the front row are Lisa Hyams, Bob Wier, Paul Fisher, John Mosher, Rob Brown and Councilwoman Ashley Smith; pictured in the back row are City Administrator Tony O'Rourke and Council Members Kathleen Schumacher, Dennis Wied, Mayor Troutman, Scott Eckstrom, Jim Meisner and Mark Gill.
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City Council Recognizes Michael Slusher

Mayor Preston Troutman, the Cañon City Council and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Hyams recognize Michael Slusher for having volunteered his time and efforts in watering flowers on Main Street during the spring and summer months. He maintained the flowers every day, sometimes twice a day, for five months. Pictured are, in the back row, Dennis Wied, Troutman, Jim Meisner, Mark Gill and Ashley Smith; pictured in the front row are Slusher and Hyams. 
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Building Program Incentive

BUILDING INCENTIVE PROGRAM
SUNSETS ON DECEMBER 31

If you qualify for the program you must have a building permit issued no later than 12/31/2016 and have executed the City’s program agreement.

PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. 

CALL THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT 719-269-9011 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Community Video Project

Through the generosity of local businesses and in collaboration with CGI, the Cañon City community video project is completed and has been added to the City Website for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. Please visit here to view the new videos!

City Council Recognizes Former Planning Commission Members

Mayor Preston Troutman and the Cañon City Council recognize former Planning Commission members Justin Grantham and Erik Embry for their service during Monday's meeting. Also pictured are Council Members Kathleen Schumacher, Dennis Wied, Troutman, Scott Eckstrom, Mark Gill, Jim Meisner and Ashley Smith. Not pictured is former Planning Commission member Austin Dunderman.
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City Council Recognizes Music & Blossom Committee

City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Mayor Preston Troutman and the Cañon City Council recognized some of the Cañon City Music & Blossom Committee members on Monday. Pictured are, back row, O'Rourke, Council Members Kathleen Schumacher, Dennis Wied, Troutman, Scott Eckstrom, Jim Meisner, Mark Gill and Ashley Smith; front row, Committee Members, Lisa Hyams, Holly Harp, Ann Guill, Phil Degarmo, Morgan Richardson, Cassie Grow and Mike Fry.
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2016 Citizen Survey

The National Research Center (NCR) has completed Cañon City’s first annual survey.  The NRC randomly selected 1,500 households in the City and mailed survey to them in order to solicit citizen input about Cañon City’s quality of life, community characteristics, governance, participation, City services and special topics.  Please click on the following link to view the results:
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City Council Recognizes Boys and Girls Club

Cañon City Mayor Preston Troutman, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke and the City Council recognize members and leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County's Social Action Committee during Monday's meeting. Pictured in the back row are Council members Kathleen Schumacher, Scott Eckstrom, Dennis Wied, Troutman, O'Rourke, Ashley Smith, Mark Gill and Jim Meisner. Pictured in the front row are Program Coordinator Bernie Topash, Katie Fasold-Simler, President Rose Olsen; Kimberly Greene, Thomas Devonshire and CEO Terry Hamilton.
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Streets Information Page

City officials and department heads have developed a Frequently Asked Questions page to provide residents with the facts regarding the need for a 1% tax increase to reconstruct and/or repair/maintain city streets and roadways.  The page contains the proposed ballot question, most current information, graphs, plans, and charts and will be updated regularly. For more information or clarifications, contact council member ashley.smith@canoncity.org

Destination Downtown Photo Contest

Congratulations to our 2016 Colorado Cities & Towns Week Photo Contest winners!

Color Division Winner:
Color Winner 2016 
Ashlee Sack - "Classic"

Black & White Division Winner:
BW Winner 2016
Pam Stepleton - "First Friday Artwork"

Planning Commission Opening

This seven-member Commission meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., and functions as an advisory board to the City Council on matters concerning zoning, subdivisions and other land use and development issues. Special workshop sessions may also be conducted from time to time. The one vacant position will be filled by the City Council on a date to be determined.
If you live within the city limits of Cañon City, and are willing to donate a few hours each month to serve this community, please send a letter of interest, listing your experiences, why you wish to serve, and what you will contribute to the Commission to: Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P. O. Box 1460, Cañon City, CO  81215-1460. Letters of interest should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30th.  City Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants.

City Council Recognizes Cub Scouts

Cañon City Council were honored to have Cub Scout Packs 519 and 520 join them for City Council Meeting on September 6th. The Cubs presented questions about community involvement, the roads, and taxes and led the flag ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance. The City Council was able to present letters of gratitude to their leaders for their service in impacting the lives of our young people and helping to raise future leaders and civically responsible adults.
Pictured in the back row are City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, Council members Kathleen Schumacher, Scott Eckstrom, Mayor Preston Troutman, Dennis Wied, Jim Meisner and Ashley Smith. Pictured in the second row are leaders Patti Jo Medina, Jeff Nutting, Alan Stark, Levi Pollard and Mickey Wells. Pictured in the front row are Hyrum Pontious, Cedric Smith, Dallin Blair, Nathan Liddell, Elijah Medina and Ammon Cash.
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City Council Seeks Members to the Newly Created Marijuana Cultivation Regulation Committee

Cañon City Council is soliciting letters of interest from individuals who are willing to serve on the City’s newly created Marijuana Cultivation Regulation Committee.  Available positions include City residents, local business owners, marijuana industry representatives, and medical experts.  This will be a very active Committee requiring a commitment of time from those willing to serve.  Letters should include the category (City resident, local business, marijuana industry, or medical expert) you are applying for, a list of experiences, why you wish to serve, and what you will contribute to the Committee.  Such letters should be addressed to the Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P.O. Box 1460, 128 Main Street, Cañon City, CO  81215. Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st. For more information or questions, contact City Clerk Rabe at 269-9011.  City Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants.

Road Closure

Fremont County DOT crews will be conducting repairs to the bridge located on CR 143A.  Beginning August 29, 2016, for approximately 2 weeks, the road will be closed.  Motorists will need to use alternate routes, and your patience is appreciated!  Expected re-opening will be September 12, 2016, but could change due to circumstances out of the control of Fremont County DOT.

Citizen Survey

In July, 1500 Cañon City households were randomly selected to participate in a mailed 2016 Cañon City Citizen Survey.  The citizen survey was requested by the Cañon City Mayor and City Council to seek community input on City services, community needs, and future community opportunities.
In addition to conducting this random, scientific citizen survey, the City is also conducting a non-scientific online version of the 2016 Citizen Survey so more residents can provide feedback related to City services, needs, expectations, and opportunities.  To that end, starting Friday, August 19th, Cañon City residents can take the online survey by going to the following link: www.n-r-c.com/survey/canoncitycitizensurvey.htm or the City of Cañon City website at canoncity.org.
Should citizens have any questions about the online survey, Tony O'Rourke can be contacted at 719-458-5002.

Destination Downtown Photo Contest

The City of Cañon City will be holding a photo contest as part of Colorado Cities & Towns Week (September 12-18, 2016).  City Hall will be accepting photographs of Downtown Cañon City from August 29 - September 2 during regular business hours. Winners will be announced Friday, September 9 on the City's website.  For the full contest rules and information, as well as an application for the Photo Contest, please click here.

Planning Commission

The Cañon City Planning Commission will meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m.  on August 16, 2016 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 128 Main Street. The Commission will consider revisions to the FOOD CARTS/TRUCKS regulations and housekeeping items in various sections of Title 17, Zoning Regulations. A work session with the new City Administrator will be held at 6 p.m. in the committee room. The public is invited.

City Council Recognizes CCPD Officers

Mayor Preston Troutman, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, the Cañon City Council and Cañon City Deputy Police Chief Allen Cooper, on Monday recognized officers Janel Langdon--Isaac and Chad Gary for their part in helping an elderly man who recently traveled by bus from Alamosa to Cañon City, and later was unable to remember how to return home. The officers, along with the staff at Hank's Travel Plaza and the owner of Cañon City Coins & Collectible, made sure the 92-year-old man was cared for and watched until they could place him on the next bus to safely return home.  Pictured are, back row, O'Rourke, council members Kathleen Schumacher, Dennis Wied, Troutman, Scott Eckstrom, Jim Meisner and Mark Gill. Front row: Cooper, Langston-Isaac and Gary.
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City Council Recognizes Hard Work

Mayor Preston Troutman, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke and the Cañon City Council on Monday recognized John McBride and Harry Patel, director of the City's finance department, for spending extra time preparing the annual budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, in addition to their regular duties and completing workman's compensation renewal. Pictured are, back row, O'Rourke, council members Kathleen Schumacher, Dennis Wied, Troutman, Scott Eckstrom, Jim Meisner and Mark Gill. Front row: McBride and Patel.
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City Council Recognizes Heroic Efforts

Mayor Preston Troutman, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke, the Cañon City Council and Rex Brady, director of Parks and Open Space for the City of Cañon City, on Monday recognized Parks Foreman Gerry Buser and Cañon City Area Volunteer Fire Department volunteer Mykel Kroll  for their heroic efforts while recently responding to a fatal vehicle accident on city property. Pictured are, back row, O'Rourke, council members Kathleen Schumacher, Dennis Wied, Troutman, Scott Eckstrom, Jim Meisner and Mark Gill; front row: Brady, Buser and Kroll.

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City Council Recognizes Fremont Family Medical Center

Mayor Preston Troutman, City Administrator Tony O'Rourke and the Cañon City Council on Monday recognized Juan Recinos, clinic manager for Fremont Family Medical Center and presented him with an official proclamation declaring National Health Care Week in Cañon City from Aug. 7-13.   Pictured are, back row, council members Kathleen Schumacher, O'Rourke, Scott Eckstrom, Troutman, Dennis Wied, Jim Meisner and Mark Gill. Front row: Juan Recinos.
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Revised Drainage, Erosion and Sediment Control (DESC) Permit Requirements

With the issuance of the new Phase II General Stormwater Permit, the City of Cañon City has revised its requirements for DESC permits.  Under the previous permit, DESC permits were required for detached single-family residential projects less than one acre in size that were part of a larger development or project.  This applied to building permits in Dawson Ranch, Four Mile Ranch, Gold Cañon, Skyline Villas PUD and the Elizabeth Street PUD.  The new Phase II General Stormwater Permit further clarifies the applicability of permitting to construction activities that result in less than one acre of land disturbance.  Part I.E.3. of the permit describes “applicable construction activities” as including those construction activities that result in a land disturbance of greater than or equal to one acre or that is less than one acre, but is part of a larger common plan of development or sale that would disturb, or has disturbed since March 2, 2001, one acre or more, unless excluded below or the disturbed areas have been finally stabilized (emphasis added)As a result of this clarification, DESC permits are no longer required for single-family residential projects that disturb less than an acre for Dawson Ranch, Gold Cañon, Four Mile Ranch and Skyline Villas PUD.  DESC permits are still required for the Elizabeth Street PUD and any future subdivisions.  Even though DESC permits are no longer required for the above areas, please note that erosion and sediment control measures are still required during the land disturbance and construction and all projects are still subject to the City of Cañon City’s illicit discharge regulations.  Any pollutants coming from a construction site, or failure to implement soil and erosion control best management practices, can result in enforcement actions.  Please see this Fact Sheet for further details.

City asks residents to complete survey

City Administrator Tony O’Rourke, Mayor Troutman and Council members would like residents to know that 1500 surveys will be mailed to households in mid-July, and they strongly encourage the residents that receive the survey to complete it and return it according to the directions.  Persons completing the survey will not be identified as the surveys will be compiled by an outside company and a summarized report will be submitted to City officials.  Your voice is critical to the direction of the City, and this survey is your opportunity to be heard.  To better guarantee participation in the survey, each selected household will receive a second mailing approximately 1-2 weeks later.  If you’ve already completed and returned the first survey, you don’t need to complete and return the second one.  Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and being a partner in the future of Cañon City. 

City Council recognizes CCPD

The council congratulated the Cañon City Police Department and Council Recognized CCPDpresented Certificates of Recognition to individuals involved in a June 7 incident, where a man was tased by officers and later arrested after police responded to a call of shots fired at 508 Fairview Ave.

"The officers were confronted with a very dangerous situation, a very complex situation," Police Chief Paul Schultz said. "They didn't know if the people inside the house were being held hostage or not. There were three children, all toddler age, and this gentleman's wife."

Schultz said the officers followed protocol "to the letter" and did an excellent job taking steps according to program.

"As a result of this, no one was seriously hurt, none of the officers were hurt, and it really was handled quite well," Schultz said. "We're really excited it was resolved in that manner."

Galen Larson, 30, is facing several felony charges in the incident.

Those recognized include Schultz, William Ray, Robert Hill, Timothy Bell, Sterling Jenkins, Phil Snyder, Janel Langdon-Isaac, Peter Elliot, Derek Irvine, Robyn Vidmar, Andrew Saunders, John Dickens, Kelly Duncan, Clint Robertson, Valerie Lehne, Neal Cyr and his K-9 Duke, and Kim Wilson.

Greetings from your City Administrator

It’s been a busy month! I’ve been meeting with Department Heads,O'Rourke, Tony (pic) Council and community members; conducting a listening and learning tour and I am so excited for the future of Cañon City. 

I look forward to building upon past successes to help create an even better quality of life and experience for those living, working and visiting Cañon City. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 719-458-5002. 

I hope to see you around town, Tony O’Rourke.

Outside Maintenance and Community Resources

It's been a great Spring and Summer with a lot of moisture and City Code Enforcement wants to remind residents that weeds, brush, trash and junk needs to be cleaned up and removed regularly from your property. You can view the manuals for Outside Storage and Outside Yard Maintenance here.

If you live on a corner with a stop sign, you may also want to consider checking your trees/etc. to make sure they aren't obstructing the stop sign from drivers view. If you are unable to trim a tree in the right of way that is obstructing the view of a stop sign, please call  719-269-9028.

Loaves and Fishes has a Day Labor Program that works to connect individuals who needs jobs done with individuals who are looking for work. Call 719-275-0593 for more information.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of summer!

US 50 & Dozier Intersection Construction to start on July 5th

The US 50 & Dozier Intersection project consists of a roundabout Road-Construction-Ahead-Signinstallation at the intersection of Dozier Avenue and Fremont Drive, traffic signal installation at new intersection of US 50 and Steinmeier Avenue, removal of traffic signal at US 50 and Dozier Avenue, and US 50 island modifications between Dozier Avenue and Berry Parkway. Tezak Heavy Equipment, Co., Inc. will begin construction on July 5, 2016 and the project completion date is December, 2016.

Traffic impacts are as follows:
Daytime Travel Conditions:
Portions of Fremont Drive will be closed. The Northbound and Southbound lanes of Dozier Avenue will be shifted to the West side of the existing road near the intersection at Fremont Drive. Access will be provided to local businesses.
Night Road Conditions: No night work is currently scheduled.
Weekend Road Conditions: No weekend work is currently scheduled.

For more information:
Project Information Line: 719-431-9595
Project Email Address: traffic@tezakheavyequipment.com
Road Condition & Traveler Information: www.cotrip.org or call 511
Colorado Department of Transportation Project Information: www.codot.gov
Email: Adele Swift, Contractor PIM: aswift@tezakheavyequipment.com
Email: Mario J. Jimenez, Contractor PIM, mjimenez@tezakheavyequipment.com

Motorists are urged to drive slowly through the work zone and maintain a safe following distance for the safety of other motorists and highway crews. We greatly appreciate your patience during this safety-improvement project.

Library to host Mini-Health Fair on July 14th 

HealthFair at Library on July 14 2016