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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Summer Learning Program: Ocean of Possibilities

The Cañon City Public Library invites you and your family to join the excitement as they present “Ocean of Possibilities” as their 2022 Summer Learning Program.

The Cañon City Public Library encourages children and teens to stay active over the summer and have planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer long. Many children lose ground in reading skills over the summer and begin the sc...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Excellence in Financial Reporting

Congratulations to our Finance Department for being recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US & Canada!

(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Cañon City for its annual comprehensive fin...
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Financial Reports City Notices & Updates
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Tree Limb Community Clean Up

The City is diligently working on picking up downed City tree branches from this weekend's storm.

The Parks and Streets Departments will be working on collecting tree limbs from the right-of-way, streets, and sidewalks throughout the entire week. Residents will need to dispose of their personal back and front yard tree branches at their discr...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Hike With A Paleontologist!

Join paleontologist Joshua Broussard on a moderate hike as we learn about significant fossil finds and explore the Garden Park quarries in which they were discovered.

Saturday, June 4 – 10 am–12 pm

Learn first-hand about our area’s rich paleontological history.  Don’t miss this special opportunity!  Space is limited so registration is required.  Registra...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Watercolor Class at the Library

Water Color Class Flyer

Fran Miller will be sharing and teaching a beginner’s watercolor painting class Friday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Call 719.269.9020 to register as space is limited. The class is free and supplies will be provided.

City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Cañon City wins 2022 Governor's Award

Cañon City was recognized during the Downtown Colorado Inc. IN THE GAME Conference for winning the 2022 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence in the Best Places Category for "A Step Back in Time: Fremont County National Bank"!

City Councilor Amy Schmisseur, City Administrator Ryan Stevens, and Economic Development Manager Rick Harrmann accept the 2022 Governor's Award for "Best Places".

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

Join Canon City Police Department and local law enforcement to help raise money for Special Olympics by running, walking, or biking!

LETR is Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness vehicle.  Law enforcement (the Guardians of the Flame) and athletes, light the "Flame of Hope" at events and competitions throughout the state to em...

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Register for Event City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2022

CCPD First Annual Golf Tournament

The Canon City Police Department will be holding their First Annual Golf Tournament 'Tee it Up Fore the Blue' on June 17, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club.

To register, email BJ Cerda at bjcerda@canoncity.org or Emily Day at emday@canoncity.org. Payment and registration are due by June 10th. Ask about tournament sponsorship opportunities.
Proceeds of this event benefit the CCPD Members Benefit Fund and Shop w...
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Event Registration & Sponsorship Forms City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Rhodes Avenue Updates

Rhodes Ave is temporarily closed to through traffic due to construction. Alternate routes are advised!

• The channel from Ute Street south to end of project has been shaped and is nearly complete. Final seeding and installation of stabilization matting will be completed on Monday, April 18, 2022.
• Ute St and Rhodes: Concrete box culvert i...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2022

UTV Discussion

The City Council discussion regarding the UTV Ordinance (Ordinance 4, Series 2022) that was scheduled to occur during next Monday's City Council meeting will be tabled until the June 6, 2022 City Council meeting.

City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Lakeside Cemetery Clean Up Week

Headstone

Parks Department employees will begin the annual Lakeside Cemetery clean-up week on April 21st through April 29th in preparation for Memorial Day.

Employees will discard old, tattered, or faded plastic flower decorations during the cleanup. If you have decorations in Lakeside Cemetery you wish to save, please remove them prior to April 21st or they may be discarded.

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Donations Wanted for Library's Annual Silent Auction

Silent Auction Donations Wanted 2022 Flyer

The Cañon City Public Library is asking for handmade items for their Annual Silent Auction to raise funds and for prizes for the Summer Learning Program, "Oceans of Possibilities".

Donations will be accepted through the end of May. The auction runs throughout the summer during the Summer Learning Reading Program. Call 719.269.9020 for more information or drop your donation off at the Cañon City Public Library at 516 Macon...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Sewer Line Replacement Prior to 2A Road Reconstruction

Public Notice Flyer

If your private sewer service line is in need of replacement, now would be a good time to have it done prior to 2A work being completed this year.

N. Raynolds Avenue - Fremont Drive to Pear StreetPear Street - N. Raynolds Avenue to Greydene AvenueField Avenue - Pear Avenue to Central Avenue

Later this summer, the City of Cañon City will be reconstructing the streets indicated above. It is ...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2022

2A Notice of Construction

construction notice

2A road reconstruction will start this month on N 8th Street from Fairview Avenue to Barr Avenue and Allison Avenue from Yale Place to 15th Street.

UPDATE 4/20/2022: Construction will begin on May 2nd.  Work will begin on N 8th Street and then progress to Allison Avenue.

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Road reconstruction in these areas will begin approximately the last week of April and continue throug...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Campground Reservations

East Ridge Campground RV Tent Site Photo

We are pleased to announce that our online reservation system for East Ridge Campground is up and running.

This will make it easier for anyone to schedule their upcoming camping plans and time spent in Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region! Reserve your spot today!

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Reservations City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2022

150th Sesquicentennial Proclamation

Ashley Smith, Cañon City Mayor, and City Council proclaimed 2022 as Cañon City's 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary and Celebration during the Monday, April 4, 2022, City Council Meeting.

WHEREAS, in 1859, Canon City was laid out and the first log cabin was built on the west side of the hogbacks above Soda Springs, becoming platted in 1860; and, 

WHEREAS, in 1861, the First Territorial Legislature authorized the formation of Fremon...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2022

New Trails Policy Committee

Trails Policy Committee Announcement

An exciting opportunity exists for individuals who wish to serve on the Cañon City Trails Policy Committee.

Letters of Interest are being accepted for four Cañon City Residents positions. The goal of this committee is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning trails usage policy. As the current City Council wishes to move the community...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Open District 2 City Council Seat

District 2 Announcement

An exciting opportunity exists for a resident of Cañon City who wishes to serve on the Cañon City Council.

Letters of Interest are being accepted for the District 2 Seat recently vacated by Mandy Reed. As the current City Council wishes to advance the community’s priorities, they seek a forward-thinking individual who is willing to contribute the necessary tim...
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District 2 Map City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Annual Fire Hydrant Testing and Water Main Flushing

Public Notice Flyer

Beginning Monday, April 11, 2022, the Cañon City Water Department will begin its annual program of exercising fire hydrants throughout the system.

The purpose of this program is to remove sediment and tuberculation from the water mains, which improves the water quality. Flushing will begin at the western end of the system and work toward the eastern end. It will take about 6 weeks to complete. You m...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Request for Proposals

The City of Cañon City, Colorado (City) is seeking to deploy geographically redundant and future-proof, high-speed broadband internet connectivity to all residents and businesses in the greater Cañon City area through a public/private partnership.

The objective is to build a geographically redundant, city-owned (public) fiber-optic ring to include one or two carrier-neutral locations (to be determined), that provide the backbone for a build-out (private) of direct fiber services to businesses and r...
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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Pothole Repair Requests

The City of Cañon City is receiving numerous requests for pothole repair.

When requests are received they are added to the maintenance list. A problem that we are encountering at this time is repair material is in short supply due to numerous supply chain issues. All pothole repair requests are being tracked and when material b...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Rhodes Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project

roadwork

The City’s contractor will begin the reconstruction of the storm channel along Rhodes Avenue between East Main and Ute Street beginning the third week of February 2022.

The City’s contractor will begin the reconstruction of the storm channel along Rhodes Avenue between East Main and Ute Street beginning the third week of February 2022. Construction is planned through the end of December 2022. The project will e...

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City Notices & Updates
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Cribbage Club

Cribbage Club Event Flyer

The Canon City Public Library will be hosting a Cribbage Club every Friday at 10 a.m. starting February 18th.

Free and open for all ages. Games Boards will be provided. For questions contact the library at 719.269.9020.

Library Website City Notices & Updates
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Story Swap Book Chat

Story Swap Book Club Flyer

Join the library's new book club!

"Story Swap –> Book Chat" is a new version of a book club where you read a book of YOUR choice and then come together on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3–4 p.m. to share what you are reading. This is a great op...

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Cañon City Public Library Website City Notices & Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Cañon City’s Sesquicentennial

Canon City 150th logo

The City of Cañon City turns 150 this year!

Cañon City was incorporated on April 2, 1872 and we plan to celebrate this milestone with a year of history, education, arts, and innovation. This year of celebration is supported by the City of Cañon City, Cañon City Cham...

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150th Website City Notices & Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Business Licensing

The City is currently working on updating our Business Licensing but was unable to get it completed in time for the 2022 renewal. We apologize for the delay. If you plan to continue to do business in Cañon City, please submit a renewal application.

With this in mind, payment is due on or before February 15, 2022.  Due to the fact that we are delayed getting the updated renewal application to you, there will be no penalty fee for renewals received by March 30, 2022. Renewals received after M...

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Business License Application City Notices & Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Fence Repair Permit Amnesty

The City of Cañon City will be granting amnesty regarding fence repair permits to city residents through April 30, 2022, so they can repair residential fences that were damaged during the December 15, 2021 wind storm.

The intense wind gusts in our area yesterday uprooted trees and damaged or destroyed a number of fences. Residents usually need to obtain a permit from the City prior to replacing or repairing a fence. In light of the current situation and the damaging wi...

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City Notices & Updates