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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Planning Commission Opening

This seven-member Commission meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., and functions as an advisory board to the City Council on matters concerning zoning, subdivisions and other land use and development issues. Special workshop sessions may also be conducted from time to time. The vacant positions will be filled at interviews to be conducted by the City Council on a date to be determined.

If you live within the city limits of Cañon City, and are willing to donate a few hours each month to serve this community, please send a letter of interest, outlining your abilities and reasons for wanting to serve on the Planning Commission to: Cañon City Council, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, P. O. Box 1460, Cañon City, CO  81215-1460. Letters of interest should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st.  City Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants.

CCPD Lobby is a Safe Transaction Zone

Potential users of websites such as “CraigsList” and other online services will now be able to use the front lobby of the Cañon City Police Department as a safe transaction zone starting today, November 30th, 2015. 

“Typically someone is not going to want to transact a bad business deal inside a police department,” Cañon City Police Chief Paul Schultz said.

While a large number of Internet transactions go without issues, the Cañon City Police Department wants to reduce the chances of transactions going badly by making the front lobby a meeting spot and safe zone, with an emphasis during the holiday gift buying season. In Cañon City, police have dealt with victims of fraud resulting from online deals. In other jurisdictions across the county, some have been the victim of assaults and worse.

Creating a safe zone in the police lobby is really just about moving these transactions away from secluded parking lots, your home, or other areas they often occur and bring them to a very public place. Creating safe zones to finalize online sales has become a growing trend in policing.

“No matter what you are trying to sell or buy, it's not worth getting hurt,” said Schultz. He mentioned that when scheduling such meetings, that parties should be sure to let a family know where and when they are making the transaction.

The Cañon City Police Department is located at 161 Justice Center Road, just across from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with the exceptions of holidays. 



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