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1 year 10 months ago

Royal Gorge Fire Midnight Update

Fremont County just issued an update on the Royal Gorge Fire as of midnight going into Wednesday. The fire is now estimated at 3,800 acres with 0% containment. Origin of fire was south of the Royal Gorge Bridge Park, which is west of Canon City. The cause is still...

2 years 4 days ago

New information released in hostage situation

Florence Police have charged 26-year-old Nicholas Colleary Hiltz in the hostage situation and burglary at a gas station early Monday morning. The stand-off closed down main roads in Florence and delayed nearby schools opening for two hours. Florence police responded to a burglary alarm at 5:00am at the Kwik...

2 years 2 months ago

Two local sheriffs weigh in on gun debate

With the gun control debate firmly in the cross hairs at the state legislature and controversial proposals to ban assault weapons, expand background checks, and limit ammo clips, local law enforcement is having a chance to weigh in. Tonight, a conversation with both the Pueblo and Fremont County Sheriffs. ...

2 years 3 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

2 years 6 months ago

Fremont County Airport celebrates 60 years

It's a celebration that flies high over at the Fremont County Airport. Hundreds gathered there today for the airport's 60th anniversary. People from many different counties enjoyed air shows, helicopter rides, and even sky diving. Enthusiasts of flying say they hope to gain the interest of a younger generation....

3 years 9 months ago

Fire restrictions in your county

Area counties have various restrictions on smoking, fireworks and even grills. The most restrictive rules are in Fremont County where you aren't supposed to smoke in your car or use gas grills. Here are the current rules for El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller and Custer Counties. Keep in mind...

4 years 3 months ago

Fire ban lifted in Fremont County

Fremont County has lifted its outdoor fire ban. The fire ban had restricted outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of Fremont County. Some fire bans may remain in effect in local fire districts within Fremont County.

4 years 6 months ago

Fremont County breaks up crime racket

Several people believed to be involved in a crime spree in August have been arrested by members of the Fremont County Combined Investigative Response Team (CIRT) , the Cañon City Police Department and Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. The suspects are accused of several car thefts, burglaries...

4 years 7 months ago

Federal disaster declared for farmers

Fremont County farmers should be harvesting a huge crop of apples right now, but a late freeze damaged the crop. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Fremont County a natural disaster area. The freeze occurred between April 30 and May 3. Also included in the disaster...

4 years 7 months ago

Park County institutes fire ban

Going camping this weekend? Add Park County to the list of places that have banned fires. Park joins El Paso and Fremont counties in banning outdoor fires, following the devastating wildfires in Boulder and Loveland.

4 years 7 months ago

Buckskin Joe's went for $3M

Buckskin Joe's closed Sunday after decades of Old West fun for families. Documents filed Monday in Fremont County show that an anonymous buyer purchased the land and all of its contents for $3M. Buckskin Joe's will be meticulously dismantled and rebuilt at another location in Colorado. Everything will be...

4 years 9 months ago

Royal Gorge fire two thirds contained

The fire burning near the Royal Gorge in Fremont County is now reported at 65 percent containment. The fire started earlier this week along the railroad tracks near Parkdale. The cause is still undetermined. This afternoon Sheriff Jim Beicker told News First the fire had grown only slightly since...

5 years 3 months ago

Search suspended for missing Florence woman

Florence Police say they have suspended their search for missing Florence resident Beth Rice. Rice was reported missing on Sunday, by her family. Since then, crews from across Southern Colorado have aided in the search for her. Search crews had been focusing their efforts along the Arkansas River. That...

5 years 7 months ago

Several lightning fires burning

Several small lightning caused fires are still burning in Custer and Fremont counties. Fire crews are monitoring all of the fires and letting them run its natural course. The biggest fire is the Johnson Gulch fire located about 9 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County. That fire is...

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