Welcome To Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to Cañon City, the "Gate to the Authentic West." Our community has a rich cultural heritage and interesting geologic history. We embrace our past and are planning an exciting future. Ours is a truly special community, with abundant recreational opportunities, vast open space from the plains to the Rocky Mountains, parks and trails, community events all year long, and of course the Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge. If you live here you know what I mean. If you are considering relocating your home or business, you will discover it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you around town or out on the trail. Mayor Tony Greer


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Fall Heritage Events at the Museum

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center, located at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard, is offering a series of special programs in conjunction with the Fremont Fall Heritage Festival.

For our first event, we are offering a “Behind the Scenes Tour” of the Museum and the Anson Rudd Stone House on Friday, October 9th. Participants will get a chance to see the museum’s collection storage areas and inside the Anson Rudd stone house built in 1881.  There are two opportunities on that Friday to go on the “Behind Scenes Tour”. The first tour will start at 10:30 am and will be repeated again at 1:30 pm. The tour is free and open to the public, however, space is limited. Please call (719) 269-9036 to register for one of the tour times.

On Saturday, October 10th, the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will have three presentations starting at 10:30 am with a program on “Charles Walcott & the Cañon City Fossil Fish Discoveries” followed by an exciting presentation on “Tom Mix” by Kathy Herrin at 1pm. The final program of the day will be on “Frederick Kessler & the Colorado State Fossil” at 3:15 pm. All of our programs are free and open to the public. Donations to the museum are always welcome.

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center will be open for guided tours on Saturday, October 10th as well as special private fossil collections being featured in our DeWeese Gallery. The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and is always free. If you have any questions, please call the museum at (719) 269-9036.

Article about the Proposed Sales/Use Tax Increase and City Council Discussion

The upcoming ballot question is critical to quality of life in Cañon City. Please read the article below for a comprehensive view of the proposed City sales and use tax increase of 1%, to be decided by voters this November.  Also available is the Council discussion when deciding whether to propose a 1% or 1.5% increase. 

Cañon City Council OKs Street Projects List

Carrie Canterbury/Daily Record
The Cañon City Sales Tax first was initiated by the city council at the time in 1975 at a rate of 2 percent, and it has not increased since.

The current council hopes voters in November will approve a 1 percent sales tax increase that would be designated solely toward streets and street improvement projects. The council on Tuesday approved a resolution prioritizing street improvement projects and pledging to be guided by the city's Pavement Management Plan when prioritizing which streets are designated for reconstruction, if the question is approved. Read the rest of the article

To view the  Council discussion regarding the proposed increase in Sales and Use Tax rate on the November ballot, please click HERE.

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