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Posted on: September 29, 2022

City Is Awarded APA Colorado Merit Award

The City of Cañon City is thrilled to announce that the City has been awarded a 2022 American Planning Association (APA) Colorado Merit Award in the category of General Planning Project from the APA Colorado Awards Committee and APA Colorado Board.

The City received this award for our "Picture Cañon City 2040 - A Pathway To The Future" Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code Update Project. This award was presented to our City Planner, Patrick Mulready, on Thursday, Sept...

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Press Release City Notices & Updates
Posted on: September 27, 2022

First Friday: Indigenous People of the Royal Gorge Region

Celebrate our history by learning about the region’s original inhabitants, including the Uncompahgre Ute.

Welcome our guest speaker and performers as we learn more about the culture of the Ute people and the history of Indigenous populations throughout the West.

October 7, 2022

4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Macon Plaza

4:30–5:30 p.m. 
Indigenous...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Book Folding Class at the Library

Kathy Boone will be teaching a book folding class on Saturday, October 8th starting at 10 a.m. at the Cañon City Public Library.

The patterns are either a witch for Halloween or an angel for Christmas. This class is free and open to everyone, however, it might be too difficult for small children.

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Friends of the Museum “Back 2 School Tours”

Back 2 School Tour Event Flyer

Join the Friends of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum on Sat, October 8, 2022, from 10am-1pm for special guided tours of two local school buildings; the newly built Washington Elementary School and the freshly remodeled historic Cañon City Middle School.

The tours are a fundraising event organized by the Friends of the Museum non-profit organization with the tour price of $10 per person. Children accompanied by a paying adult are free. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at either Washington ...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Temporary Museum Closure

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center will be closed from Saturday, October 1st through Wednesday, October 5th for much-needed renovations to the Reading Room, stacks, and offices.

The museum will be back open during regular hours on Thursday, October 6th. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

City Notices & Updates
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Road Closure on Orchard Avenue

The Street Department will be closing Orchard Avenue between Florence Street and Franklin Avenue for concrete panel replacement from Tuesday, September 20, 2022 until Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Local homeowners will have access to their properties. The location of the needed panel replacement will not allow for two-way traffic. We thank you for your patience while we complete this project!

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Donations Being Accepted For The Library

Book donations flyer

The Cañon City Public Library is preparing for its annual book sale and is asking for donations. They will accept books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines.

Please drop items off at the library at 516 Macon Ave during normal business hours. 

Monday thru Thursday: 9:30 a..m. –5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Library Website City Notices & Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Shredding Event

The City of Cañon City will be hosting a paper shredding event on November 4, 2022.

We will collect paper from the public at City Hall in the downstairs foyer during the following dates/times. 

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. – ...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Notice of Construction - Fourmile Lane

Grading and paving work by Avalanche Excavating will begin on August 23, 2022, and will continue through October 31, 2022, weather permitting.

FOURMILE LANE: CMAQ ROAD RECONSTRUCTIONStarting approximately ¾ mile from County Road 123, the City will be reconstructing and paving ½ mile of Fourmile Lane.Fourmile Lane between mile marker 0.8 (end of current pavement) and MM 1.3 ...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: July 26, 2022

UTV Permits

The Canon City Police Department will begin issuing UTV Permits on August 1, 2022.

A permit issued by the City is required to operate a UTV inside city limits. Permits can be picked up at the police department by appointment only and are only valid for one calendar year from the date of issuance. Each UTV must have a permit. City-issued...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Meeting Time Changes

Public Meeting Notice

General Government and Urban Renewal Authority (URA) meetings have switched times.

URA will be at 5 p.m. and General Government at 6 p.m. starting in August. The meetings will still be held on the first Wednesday of the month following the first Monday of the month City Council meeting.

City Notices & Updates
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Community Agency Funding

Community Agency Funding flyer 2022

The City of Cañon City is now accepting applications for Community Agency Funding for 2023.

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: Communi...

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Information & Application City Notices & Updates
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Squash Illiteracy

The Cañon City Public Library is offering its adult literacy program again.

Let's squash out illiteracy together. Do you know someone who struggles with their reading skills? The library has tutors available to help with one-on-one tutoring. This program is operated by volunteers and is free of charge. Find out more info...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Royal Cascade Seasonal Closure Begins June 1, 2022

Royal Cascade Closure Graphic

The Royal Cascade trail will be closed from June 1, 2022 until August 1, 2022 for the bighorn sheep lambing season.

Cañon City's newest trail - Royal Cascade - offers hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers incredible views of the Royal Gorge and Arkansas River. But if you're looking to enjoy the trail, you'll need to plan your ...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Excellence in Financial Reporting

Congratulations to our Finance Department for being recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US & Canada!

(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Cañon City for its annual comprehensive fin...
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Financial Reports City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Rhodes Avenue Updates

Rhodes Ave is temporarily closed to through traffic due to construction. Alternate routes are advised!

• The channel from Ute Street south to end of project has been shaped and is nearly complete. Final seeding and installation of stabilization matting will be completed on Monday, April 18, 2022.
• Ute St and Rhodes: Concrete box culvert i...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Sewer Line Replacement Prior to 2A Road Reconstruction

Public Notice Flyer

If your private sewer service line is in need of replacement, now would be a good time to have it done prior to 2A work being completed this year.

N. Raynolds Avenue - Fremont Drive to Pear StreetPear Street - N. Raynolds Avenue to Greydene AvenueField Avenue - Pear Avenue to Central Avenue

Later this summer, the City of Cañon City will be reconstructing the streets indicated above. It is ...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2022

150th Sesquicentennial Proclamation

Ashley Smith, Cañon City Mayor, and City Council proclaimed 2022 as Cañon City's 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary and Celebration during the Monday, April 4, 2022, City Council Meeting.

WHEREAS, in 1859, Canon City was laid out and the first log cabin was built on the west side of the hogbacks above Soda Springs, becoming platted in 1860; and, 

WHEREAS, in 1861, the First Territorial Legislature authorized the formation of Fremon...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Rhodes Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project

roadwork

The City’s contractor will begin the reconstruction of the storm channel along Rhodes Avenue between East Main and Ute Street beginning the third week of February 2022.

The City’s contractor will begin the reconstruction of the storm channel along Rhodes Avenue between East Main and Ute Street beginning the third week of February 2022. Construction is planned through the end of December 2022. The project will e...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Cribbage Club

Cribbage Club Event Flyer

The Canon City Public Library will be hosting a Cribbage Club every Friday at 10 a.m. starting February 18th.

Free and open for all ages. Games Boards will be provided. For questions contact the library at 719.269.9020.

Library Website City Notices & Updates
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Story Swap Book Chat

Story Swap Book Club Flyer

Join the library's new book club!

"Story Swap –> Book Chat" is a new version of a book club where you read a book of YOUR choice and then come together on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3–4 p.m. to share what you are reading. This is a great op...

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Cañon City Public Library Website City Notices & Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Cañon City’s Sesquicentennial

Canon City 150th logo

The City of Cañon City turns 150 this year!

Cañon City was incorporated on April 2, 1872 and we plan to celebrate this milestone with a year of history, education, arts, and innovation. This year of celebration is supported by the City of Cañon City, Cañon City Cham...

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150th Website City Notices & Updates