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5 months 1 day ago

Shelter closes for a day for deep cleaning

CAÑON CITY - If you tried to visit the Fremont County Humane Society Wednesday, then you probably saw that they were closed. Shelter Director Doug Rae wanted to spend a whole day with his staff cleaning and sanatizing the entire building. Employees removed the animals and took apart cages for...

8 months 1 week ago

Shelter fires back at inspector's criticism

CAÑON CITY - The Fremont County Humane Society is firing back at an inspector who publicly criticized their board of directors. In his most recent report to the Cañon City City Council, retired agriculture inspector Bill Lester raised concerns about the number of animals euthanized by the shelter and the...

1 year 6 months ago

Sheriff's office investigates Humane Society

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has assigned a sergeant to open a criminal investigation into claims of animal cruelty and theft of donations at the Humane Society of Fremont County in Canon City. As we previously reported , the shelter failed two consecutive state inspections. Some...

1 year 3 months ago

Canon City mayor leery of paying shelter

CANON CITY - Some of the public funding supporting the Humane Society of Fremont County could be in jeopardy after the facility failed two consecutive state inspections. The humane society is a private non-profit organization that is primarily funded by grants from the Ralph J. Wann Foundation. In 2012,...

1 year 9 months ago

Special prosecutor sought for councilman

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - District Attorney Thom LeDoux is requesting a special prosecutor to handle the assault case involving Canon City councilman Colby Katchmar. According to the Canon City Daily Record, LeDoux said he filed the motion because he knows Katchmar well and Katchmar was a contributor to his...

2 years 1 week ago

Canon City movie theater facing possible closure

Modernizing has its costs; for one struggling old-timey movie theater in historic Canon City, it might cost them everything. They'll be shutting their doors for good if they can't generate enough money to transition from film to digital. Starting in September, movies will only be distributed digitally, forcing theaters to...

2 years 5 months ago

There are still apples in Penrose!

It's true, apples came early this year in Penrose because of the drought, but not every orchard was affected the same way. Those at Apple Valley Orchards on K Street say they were early, but nowhere near as early as others. They believe it's because the orchard sits lower than...

2 years 11 months ago

Dinosaur Flats closed on Saturday

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Dinosaur Flats area north of Canon City will be closed this Saturday while volunteers clean up litter. Dinosaur Flats consists of 2,300 acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The agency says the Fremont County 4-H Sharpshooters, the Clover Rovers...

3 years 2 months ago

Fremont County man missing

Fremont County law enforcement officers are investigating the disappearance of a local Fremont County man. Thirty two year old Richard Henry William Jones was reported missing by family members on January 20. The last contact with Jones was a phone message he left on January 22. Investigators report...

3 years 3 months ago

Free rides home for local NYE parties

As you get ready to ring in the New Year, don't forget about the free rides home being offered. Miller-Coors is working with the State Department of Transportation; offering $10 cab vouchers to be given out at many bars and restaurants. In Colorado Springs McDivitt Law Firm is...

3 years 3 months ago

Man dies in rollover on Highway 50

We've confirmed with Colorado State Patrol that a 26 year old man has died after his car rolled on Highway 50 earlier this evening. It happened just before 6 near mile marker 273, that's near Canon City. Troopers say the man rolled his Silver 2001 Dodge Durango. He was pronounced...

3 years 3 months ago

Marijuana legalization effort advances

Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says...

3 years 5 months ago

88 year old Penrose man reported missing

The Fremont County Sheriff's office is searching for missing 88 year old man who was last seen headed to the Wal-mart in Canon City. Theodore Matthews' daughter reported him missing this morning. She told deputies he went to the Wal-mart to get a hair cut at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday...

3 years 5 months ago

Energy fair offers cost saving ideas

Utility customers in Canon City can learn about products and services that will help them save money on their electric bills at the Second Annual Energy Fair. The event began at 9:00 Saturday morning at Sonny's Ace Home Center on 3090 E. Main Street in Canon. Sonny's, the Upper...

3 years 6 months ago

More info on Canon power outage

Black Hills Energy says a car hit a pole in Canon City, causing a power outage. More than 2,000 customers are in the dark, including St. Thomas More Hospital. Crews are working on the lines. It could be 1 to 2 hours before the lights are back on.

3 years 6 months ago

Phone service outage at Canon City Hospital

St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City is experiencing a major phone outage Thursday afternoon. All incoming callers are hearing a busy signal. The hospital's telecommunications team is working diligently to get the phone system fixed as soon as possible. It is unknown how long this outage will last. A...

3 years 8 months ago

Bus rolls over on Highway 50

A bus has rolled over on Highway 50 in the Parkdale Recreation Area. That's near Canon City. We're told two people were hurt. We're working to get you more information. We'll bring you more here as we get it, and on News First 5 at 10.

3 years 9 months ago

Cotter allowed to dump radioactive sludge

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - State health officials say allowing a uranium mill to dump 90,000 gallons of radioactive sludge and solvents into an impoundment pond will not hurt groundwater. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says underground barriers will keep the water confined. A judge...

3 years 10 months ago

Graduates shrug off diploma typos

It's no big deal. That's the opinion of four graduates from Canon City High School who received diplomas with spelling errors. The students say everyone makes mistakes and they're not too upset about it. The school is ordering new diplomas for all 204 graduates. All of their diplomas had...

3 years 10 months ago

Bert conquers Canon Raft Rodeo

This weekend Canon City celebrates its annual Raft Rodeo. Teams of rafters take to the rapids, pulling out all the stops to amaze the crowd and take the title. But this year a celebrity with a knack for extreme challenges is in the mix. Travel Channel's Bert Kreischer of...

3 years 10 months ago

A night in a haunted museum

The Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City is rumored to be among the most haunted places in the state. Over the weekend, I spent the night with the Canon Ghost Trackers, a local group of paranormal investigators, as they sought to capture evidence of the spirits said to roam...

3 years 11 months ago

Canon City woman found unharmed

Canon City Police have ended their search for a woman missing for several days. Destiny Bucher, 20, was reported as missing on April 14. When she found out people were looking for her she contacted the Fremont County Sheriff's Office to report that she was fine and had not...

3 years 11 months ago

Teen death ruled suicide

A teenager found dead on Skyline Drive in Canon City died from a mixture of drugs in his system. Tristen Hagen, 15, died from a mixture of Oxycodone, a pain killer, and Skelaxin, a muscle relaxer. His death was ruled a suicide. He was reported missing on April 2....

4 years 1 day ago

Victim identified in Canon City crash

State Patrol investigators say 46 year old Catherine Meeks died in a crash near Canon City Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say her car hit a tree and a fence on Poplar Ave. off Highway 115. They're looking into whether a medical condition may have triggered the crash. Meeks was not...

4 years 1 day ago

Deadly accident near Canon City

State Patrol Troopers are investigating a deadly accident near Canon City. It happened on Poplar Avenue, just before 5:30 p.m. We're told a vehicle hit a tree---and the driver died. We'll bring you more information here as we get it.

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