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5 months 7 hours 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...

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,...

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

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Yellowing Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

We're used to seeing golden aspen leaves in autumn, but yellow or brown needles on pine trees in unnerving. Thoughts of pine beetle deforestation come to mind. But the Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City District office is telling us not to worry, that most of the evergreen trees...

4 years 6 months ago

Group sues over Cotter uranium mill cleanup

A citizens group has filed a lawsuit accusing Colorado regulators of failing to require Cotter Corp. to set aside enough money to clean up its uranium mill in Canon City. Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste filed the lawsuit in Denver District Court against the state health department and others....

4 years 6 months ago

Grape crush underway at Holy Cross Abbey

Local growers lined up to deliver tons of grapes to The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City Monday. More than 20 different varietals had been delivered by early afternoon. The locally grown grapes are used in the winery's Wild Cañon Harvest. In addition to individual growers, Colorado...

4 years 8 months ago

Service set for Fremont County baby

5 month old Destine Warren will be remembered by family and friends Monday at 2 p.m. at Praise Community Church in Florence. Destine died earlier this week from a medical condition. Renne and Richard Warren are waiting to get their other children back following an investigation into Destine's death....

5 years 2 months ago

Lawmakers take aim at uranium mills

The water in the containment ponds at the Cotter Uranium Mill near Cañon City is a dingy yellow/brown color, tinted by the million of tons of heavy metals and toxic waste stored in them. The linings of the ponds are slowly leaking contaminating the groundwater around the mill. ...

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