May 8, 2013 3:57 PM
CANON CITY - Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's office arrested their "most wanted" fugitive Tuesday. Matthew Lee Boyd, 36, escaped from a community corrections facilty in Pueblo last Thursday.
The sheriff's office say Boyd had a history of assaulting officers and was known to carry several knives with... more »
April 3, 2013 8:37 PM
DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws... more »
February 25, 2013 8:51 PM
The March 1st deadline is approaching quickly. If Congress doesn't act, sequestration goes into effect; it's a series of budget slashing and tax increases. Federal agencies across the board are watching closely, and worried about their budgets.
"We've been wondering, how are they going to cut the staff lower... more »
November 29, 2012 6:49 PM
FREMONT COUNTY - Officers with the Canon City Police Department arrested a Colorado Springs man Tuesday who had open warrants from both the Springs and California.
The officers were responding to a report of shots being fired at the North 9th Street Storage facility when they found Roger Wayne... more »
November 25, 2012 1:48 PM
After a seven-hour search, crews in Fremont County have found a missing mountain biker alive.
A 45-year-old man from Boulder and his friend had been riding mountain bikes Friday near the Banks campground area near Shelf Road, north of Canon City. He went missing around four in the afternoon... more »
September 12, 2012 3:55 PM
It's not a done deal, but 450 new jobs could be rolling into Southern Colorado. Green Diamond Tires is considering both Pueblo and Fremont Counties as a location for a new plant to manufacture recycled tires. Pueblo County is offering the Sheridan-based company an incentive package, but Fremont County Commissioner... more »
August 19, 2012 3:26 PM
A Howard man is dead after a shooting involving his brother.
Just after midnight last night, Fremont County Sheriff's deputies went to a home on Holiday Hills Drive in Howard on a reported shooting.
Once there they found Daniel McBride, 34, in a bedroom, dead from a gunshot... more »
August 6, 2012 1:42 AM
Runaway cases are filed every day, some more serious than others. Sunday, deputies in Fremont County felt one runaway case required pulling out multiple resources to search for a missing teen girl.
It was a worrisome situation early Sunday morning in Fremont County. Cynthia, a 14-year-old girl staying with... more »
May 29, 2012 2:39 PM
Fire crews in Fremont County contained a small fire on private property northwest of Canon City last night.
About 20 firefighters responded to the fire, west of Highway 9 and about 16 miles north of Highway 50 Monday morning.
It covered only 1.5 acres. It was started by... more »
March 27, 2012 1:22 PM
The Board of Commissioners in Fremont County has approved a temporary use permit to allow Christo's Over the River project to proceed.
The artist plans to drape about six miles of fabric over a 42 mile section of the Arkansas River between Canon City and Salida.
The plan... more »
January 26, 2012 10:43 PM
Police in Colorado Springs say a man reported missing from Fremont County earlier this week actually faked his own kidnapping. Police arrested him in the Springs today.
They say Richard Jones was trying to extort money from someone so he told them he was kidnapped. He was arrested on... more »
January 25, 2012 2:38 PM
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... more »
January 24, 2012 11:39 PM
A Fremont County man is missing and investigators are hoping you've seen him. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says 32-year old Richard Henry William Jones was reported missing by family members on January 20, 2012.
The last contact with Jones was a phone message he left on January 22nd.... more »
January 13, 2012 1:35 PM
Schools in Fremont County RE-2 in Florence as well as Canon City RE-1 schools are on "secured status" because of a reported suicidal party.
Canon Schools include Canon City HS, Canon City Middle School, Washington Elementary, Skyline Elementary, and Garden Park High School.
Stay tuned to News 5... more »
December 27, 2011 11:46 PM
Dealing with an unexpected or tragic death is always a challenge. For that, Fremont County Jail Chaplain Ken Odom is always on call to help both victim's family members and police. Last night when 5-year-old Ruth Joy Wilson accidentally shot herself was one of the worst scenes Odom has ever... more »
December 27, 2011 9:24 PM
A little girl is dead after finding her parent's loaded gun and accidentally shooting herself. It happened last night at a home on Diamondback Trail in the High Park Ranch subdivision.
5-year-old Ruth Joy Wilson was dead when investigators arrived Monday night, and it's a scene that still has... more »
October 2, 2011 5:36 PM
A missing elderly man from Penrose has been found in Mesa County. According to John Sabatino of the Fremont County Sheriff's office, 88 year old Theodore Matthews was slightly disoriented but in good health when he was located Sunday afternoon.
Matthews was reported missing by his daughter Sunday morning... more »
October 2, 2011 12:30 PM
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... more »
August 30, 2011 8:29 PM
The number of bear sightings is up this year in Southern Colorado, with that the number that has been killed is also up.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife says in El Paso and Teller counties about 18 have been killed and in Fremont County that number is 12. Farther south... more »
July 24, 2011 2:22 PM
The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than... more »
July 21, 2011 11:54 PM
A bus full of people, finishing up a rafting trip, flipped over just west of Parkdale on U.S. Highway 50. 38 people were on the bus when it flipped, seven people had to be transported for injuries. State Patrol says none of the injuries were critical.
When it happened... more »
July 21, 2011 2:49 PM
The Fremont County Coroner has confirmed with News First 5 that the body of Michael Ruggiere was recovered from the Arkansas River after it was discovered by rafters in an area described as hard to reach earlier this week.
Ruggiere's family has been notified and the Coroner's office states... more »
July 18, 2011 9:23 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office crews continue to look for a body in the Arkansas River near the Fremont County Line.
Rafters found the body earlier this afternoon and called authorities. So far, search crews have not located it. We'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest... more »
June 29, 2011 6:14 PM
DENVER (AP) - National forests and counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high.
The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning signaling high fire danger for much of southern Colorado, including Las... more »
June 28, 2011 10:53 PM
Fire crews were quick to act tonight on a wildfire in Fremont County. It's burning on Iron Mountain.
About 5 acres have burned off Indian Wells Road and Copper Gluch Road.
But local and federal resources attacked the fire quickly and tell News First 5 it's well contained.... more »
June 18, 2011 11:50 PM
Fire crews seem to be gaining the upper hand on the Duckett Fire, which is burning in Fremont & Custer counties near Westcliffe.
The fire remains at 4,348 acres and is now 30% contained. Evacuations remain in effect for the Eagle Peak Subdivision, Rainbo Trail Lutheran Camp, Brush Creek Subdivision,... more »
June 16, 2011 8:15 PM
A community meeting about the Duckett fire, burning in Custer and Fremont counties is underway at the Custer Middle School. We will bring you updates as we get them and on News First 5 at 10. more »
June 10, 2011 12:37 AM
If you plan on camping in Fremont County this weekend, be careful where and how you start a campfire. Sheriff James Beicker and the county commissioners have implemented stage one fire restrictions countywide.
The restrictions mean that campfires may only be started in developed recreation sites and must be... more »
June 9, 2011 6:29 PM
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has released a statement declaring a county wide fire ban effective immediately on Thursday June 9th. Fremont County is now on a Stage one Fire Restriction throughout all unincorporated areas of Fremont County. A stage one fire restriction effectively prohibits all open burning.
Fremont... more »
May 24, 2011 1:33 PM
Fremont County has lifted the fire restrictions which have been in effect for several weeks, effective today.
The fire restrictions had been applied to all unincorporated areas of Fremont County. There may be local fire districts that still have fire restrictions. Residents should check with their local fire district... more »
May 24, 2011 11:29 AM
A 45-year old mystery has finally been solved and it brings closure for a military family in Canon City. In 1966, an air force pilot went missing in the Vietnam war. For decades his loved ones have been waiting for word as to what happened to him--now they know.
... more »
April 4, 2011 9:15 PM
Fremont County and the Holcim cement plant have reached an agreement that will refund the company $1.5 million in over-paid property taxes, including a $90,000 penalty levied because of the error.
The company has been in appeals over the value of their property since 2008. Fremont County Assessor Stacey... more »
February 22, 2011 5:13 PM
Fremont County employees will have their payday changed in April and many workers are worried the switch will leave them short changed.
County Manager George Sugars says the move has to do with timing. All 300 county employees are currently paid every other Friday for hours turned in the... more »
February 20, 2011 5:36 PM
US Highway 50 west of Cotopaxi has reopened for the first time in nearly a week. Workers with the Colorado Department of Transportation lifted the barriers just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday. An estimated 7,000 tons of rock fell on the roadway last Monday in an area approximately 2 miles west... more »
February 15, 2011 5:08 PM
A specialized team of mountaineers are in western Fremont County scaling a cliff-side in with ropes and pulleys to remove loose rocks at the site of a massive rock slide from Monday.
The slide happened about two miles west of the town of Cotopaxi and is estimated to be... more »
February 4, 2011 3:14 PM
A 15 year old boy is recovering at a local hospital after the school bus he was riding in was involved in a crash Friday morning.
It happened in Penrose at the intersection of 13th Street and L Street at 7:00 a.m.
Investigators with State Patrol say the... more »
January 12, 2011 6:01 AM
UPDATE: The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has decided not to follow after a driver who led deputies in El Paso County on a high speed chase. The suspect was driving at speeds of over 100 miles per hour in a cream colored 2003 Mitsubishi sedan that was reported stolen.
... more »
January 11, 2011 8:56 PM
A 2 year old Canon City boy died accidentally last week when he fell into the Arkansas river. That's the word tonight from Dr. Dorothy Twellman, the Fremont County Coroner.
Sean Marques was reported missing last Thursday. He was found less than a mile from home, under the ice... more »
January 11, 2011 7:48 PM
For nearly four decades, 83 year old Norma Hatfield has served as Fremont County's Clerk and Recorder.
Now Norma is retired, today was her last official day. Her replacement Katie Barr was elected in November and sworn in this morning, with Norma by her side. Katie knows she has... more »
January 7, 2011 5:54 PM
Fremont County Coroner, Dr. Dorothy Twellman, says there's no official cause of death yet in the case of 2 year old Sean Marques. The little boy was found in the Arkansas River less than a mile from his Canon City home Thursday.
Dr. Twellman says it appears the boy... more »
January 5, 2011 3:08 PM
A 72 year old woman died last night in an accident on Copper Gulch Road in Fremont County.
The car went off the road just before 7 p.m., went down an embankment and hit several boulders.
Darline Manville of Cotopaxi died on the way to the hospital in... more »
December 9, 2010 7:44 PM
Area law enforcement agencies are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a Fremont County Deputy at the courthouse in Canon City this afternoon.
According to reports from Canon City, it happened inside the courthouse. A judge had revoked parole for a man originally convicted of criminal mischief. According... more »
November 22, 2010 7:48 PM
A man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body is headed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. On Monday, John Paul Williams was found incompetent to stand trial in the murder of Rebecca Magallanes. News First 5 talked with the victim's brother and sister-in-law who are... more »
November 12, 2010 10:21 PM
The Teller County Coroner tells News First 5 a human skull found earlier this week could be that of Rebecca Magallanes. The Fremont County woman's torso was found last year in Custer County. Her head was never found.
The 44 year old was last seen in mid November 2009... more »
October 25, 2010 10:41 PM
Norma Hatfield first took office as the Fremont County Clerk and Recorder in December 1972.
"It doesn't seem like 38 years and when you enjoy your work as I much as I have enjoyed my work, time passes very quickly," remarks Hatfield.
Back then, her husband had to... more »
October 14, 2010 4:26 PM
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... more »
September 15, 2010 4:20 PM
Tinder-dry conditions in Colorado have prompted another county to ban fires.
Fremont County Commissioners and Sheriff James Beicker adopted a countywide fire ban Wednesday morning. The restrictions primarily prohibit all open burning.
If you have any questions, phone the Fremont County Sheriff's Office at 276-5555.
Yesterday, El... more »
September 14, 2010 4:41 PM
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... more »
August 26, 2010 10:57 AM
Posters showing up in stores around Penrose have pet owners in Fremont County on edge.
The hand written posters have been placed in windows, bulletin boards, and counters and they warn pet owners about someone who is randomly poisoning dogs with anti-freeze in meat.
The signs don't tell... more »
August 12, 2010 7:18 PM
DENVER (AP) - Artist Christo says he's not going to speculate about his next step if federal regulators don't support his proposal to suspend huge fabric panels over the Arkansas River in Colorado.
Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, proposed temporarily hanging a total of nearly six miles of... more »
August 6, 2010 4:56 PM
Many of us have thought it before; could I make it to the other side?
Friday, crews in Fremont County pulled the body of a young man who tried and didn't make it out of the Brush Hollow Reservoir.
"It drops off as you head out from shore,... more »
August 6, 2010 12:18 AM
It was the suddenness of the loss that has left so many in here shocked and broken hearted. Last week, Jessica Dunovsky, 18 and her sister Lacey, 14 were riding with friend Abelina Gallegos on a gravel road near Penrose when their jeep rolled. None of them survived.
On... more »
August 1, 2010 4:33 PM
The hymn "Amazing Grace" softly permeates through the crowd of the more than 300 people who gathered at Pioneer Park in Florence Sunday night. The light of a candle spreads through the crowd just as softly, lit by the parents of three teenage girls killed in a car crash.
... more »
July 31, 2010 12:25 AM
State Patrol is releasing the names of the 3 Penrose teenage girls who died in a roll over accident Thursday.
18 year-old Jessica Dunovsky, 15 year-old Lacey Dunovsky and 16 year-old Abelina Gallegos all died when the Jeep they were in rolled on County Road 123, about a mile... more »
July 30, 2010 12:10 AM
The Colorado State Patrol has released the names of 3 teenagers who died after a one vehicle rollover in Fremont County Thursday evening.
Troopers say 18 year old Jessica Dunovsky, 15 year old Lacey Dunovsky and 16 year old Abelina Gallegos all died on scene. All 3 girls were... more »
July 1, 2010 4:40 PM
Police now say they don't plan to file charges against the parents of a 5 month old girl who died in Fremont County. Officers also say they were incorrect in a news release that stated the baby had unknown injuries when she showed up at a local hospital. An autopsy... more »