March 18, 2013 8:42 PM
Modernizing has its costs; for one struggling old-timey movie theater in historic Canon City, it might cost them everything. They'll be shutting their doors for good if they can't generate enough money to transition from film to digital.
Starting in September, movies will only be distributed digitally, forcing theaters to... more »
March 11, 2013 7:51 PM
CANON CITY - The Colorado Department of Corrections has identified the inmate worker who died this morning while working on a hydraulic dump truck. George Kronsbein, 55, was working at the East Canon Complex DOC Fleet Service Station when he died.
Kronsbein was incarcerated on March 1, 2011 as... more »
March 5, 2013 10:02 AM
When budget cuts make it impossible to get new technology in the classroom, a group of teachers at the Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City decided to take matters into their own hands. They've teamed up with their principal and started writing grants for the small school.... more »
February 19, 2013 8:23 PM
A new program for the Fremont County Sheriff's Office is off to a fast start.
"We've been pleasantly surprised," said Capt. Don Pinover.
Since October they've been focusing on one fugitive a week, posting pictures of them in gas stations and businesses all over the county. They've seen success;... more »
February 2, 2013 11:03 AM
A man in Canon City is in custody after the Fremont County Sheriff's office say he intentionally set a fire in the laundry room of a home while in a fight with his live-in girlfriend.
29-year-old Steven Patrick Collins was arrested Friday morning.
The Sheriff's office says Collins... more »
January 12, 2013 1:00 PM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - A former Colorado day care provider who pleaded guilty to child abuse after the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy under her care has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 52-year-old Leslie Ann Grayson was sentenced Friday for the Aug.... 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 »
October 21, 2012 7:03 PM
It's true, apples came early this year in Penrose because of the drought, but not every orchard was affected the same way.
Those at Apple Valley Orchards on K Street say they were early, but nowhere near as early as others. They believe it's because the orchard sits lower than... more »
September 18, 2012 6:27 PM
Apple pie, apple butter, apple sauce! So many apple based treats, but if you want some apples this year, you need to go now! We went to fremont county and learned apples are early this season. Fall reminds everyone of harvests, pumpkins, and for many, apples, but an early and... more »
July 11, 2012 8:13 PM
It's been a question on the minds of many in Canon City. How did the man brought in to study police department problems end up getting the job there as interim police chief? We went to Canon City to try and get some answers. The audit took place earlier this... more »
June 12, 2012 7:58 PM
More than a dozen firefighters from Southern Colorado are heading to Larimer County to join the lines of the High Park Fire. Volunteers and trucks from Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Canon City and Westcliffe are all working the fire lines as part of a 500 person ground force.
... more »
May 22, 2012 8:16 PM
Canon City's police chief, Duane McNeill, who was placed on paid-administrative leave in April, is resigning.
Mayor Tony Greer, who initiated the audit, says the resignation came as a surprise last week. He says the city is now working out a plan to find a replacement; they plan on... more »
April 28, 2012 2:57 PM
The Southern Colorado Health Fair in Canon City keeps getting bigger every year, according to a volunteer who's helped out for the last nine years. The Canon City site has been in operation for 15 years.
Saturday at the Evangelical Free Church in Canon City, the fair nearly reached... more »
April 26, 2012 6:26 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Dinosaur Flats area north of Canon City will be closed this Saturday while volunteers clean up litter. Dinosaur Flats consists of 2,300 acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The agency says the Fremont County 4-H Sharpshooters, the Clover Rovers... more »
April 10, 2012 6:08 PM
Two elementary schools and two high schools in Canon City will be consolidated in an attempt to offset a $950,000 budget shortfall. Madison Exploratory School is one that will close and consolidate into another school. Many we spoke to say there's a waiting list to get into Madison, and some... more »
April 2, 2012 12:43 AM
One man was killed and another badly injured after a skydiving jump gone wrong. They plunged into a field north of the Fremont County Airport, just east of Canon City.
The crash occurred just after 9:00 AM; the two men took the deadly dive from about 8,000 feet. Despite... more »
March 27, 2012 7:25 PM
Fremont County Commissioners are giving approval to artist Christo for his Over the River project - covering the parts of the Arkansas River with sheets of fabric.
Other requests for approval are still pending; however getting the unanimous vote from the Fremont County Commissioners was a big hurdle that... more »
March 21, 2012 8:09 PM
With vacation just around the corner for many; high gas prices continue to eat away at those spring break budgets.
So, what do you do if you want to do something fun, but don't want to break the bank? News 5 has put together a list of options in... more »
March 19, 2012 8:13 PM
Heavy winds Sunday left residents in Canon city cleaning up on Monday.
"Just crazy; there's trees down all over town," says Shawn Poindexter; one of the bigger ones was knocked over in his yard on Greenwood.
"Roofs are missing shingles; it came through here and tore stuff up,"... more »
March 19, 2012 2:55 PM
Strong winds knocked down trees overnight in Canon City.
One house had a tree crash through its roof.
The tree pictured here fell over, pulling up a gas line with it. People on the block were evacuated.
Clean up continues on the tree, which is expected to... more »
March 17, 2012 1:22 PM
The first of several health fairs around the state kicked off today. Hundreds of people came to the one in Pueblo Saturday, which is part of the Southern Colorado Health Fairs.
CSU-Pueblo's nursing program helped run the one on Saturday at Praise Assembly of God.
There are several... more »
March 12, 2012 1:18 AM
One year after the devastating earthquake hit Japan, Debi Moore of Canon City still awaits her son's homecoming. Ty was in Japan doing missionary work when disaster struck. Despite fears of radiation, he has chosen to stay on his mission and continue to aid in the recovery.
Though Moore... more »
March 8, 2012 8:50 PM
What was meant to be a belated Valentine's Day celebration has turned into a nightmare for one Canon City couple.
"He gave me a new ring for Valentine's Day, and everything was just perfect," said Angie Blankinship. "We were talking about all sorts of things, camping this summer and... 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 »
December 31, 2011 10:39 AM
As you get ready to ring in the New Year, don't forget about the free rides home being offered.
Miller-Coors is working with the State Department of Transportation; offering $10 cab vouchers to be given out at many bars and restaurants.
In Colorado Springs McDivitt Law Firm is... more »
December 20, 2011 12:09 AM
We've confirmed with Colorado State Patrol that a 26 year old man has died after his car rolled on Highway 50 earlier this evening. It happened just before 6 near mile marker 273, that's near Canon City. Troopers say the man rolled his Silver 2001 Dodge Durango. He was pronounced... more »
December 17, 2011 11:39 PM
Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says... more »
November 17, 2011 5:49 PM
Fans of the Wild Cañon Harvest Wine from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey can celebrate, the 2011 vintage is now on sale! This marks the 10th year the vineyard has bottled the locally grown spirits.
A news release announcing the sale describes the 2011 Wild Cañon as "a... more »
November 13, 2011 10:20 PM
The small town of Stonewall in Las Animas County looks like it was hit by a tornado. Video of this damage was sent to us by Trinidad and Las Animas County News.
At the Legends RV Park, two campers were tossed in reported 112 mile per hour winds. There... 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 »
October 1, 2011 1:03 PM
Utility customers in Canon City can learn about products and services that will help them save money on their electric bills at the Second Annual Energy Fair. The event began at 9:00 Saturday morning at Sonny's Ace Home Center on 3090 E. Main Street in Canon.
Sonny's, the Upper... more »
September 21, 2011 8:44 PM
A Canon City man is accused of sexually assaulting a half dozen children during the past year, some of whom he babysat for. Samuel T. Dobbs, Jr., 28, is charged with dozen felony counts of sexual assault on a child and sexual assault on a child by a person in... more »
September 14, 2011 9:54 PM
Black Hills Energy says a car hit a pole in Canon City, causing a power outage. More than 2,000 customers are in the dark, including St. Thomas More Hospital.
Crews are working on the lines. It could be 1 to 2 hours before the lights are back on. more »
September 14, 2011 9:44 PM
More than 2,000 people in Canon City are without power right now. We are waiting for a call back from Black Hills Energy on the cause and when the power will be restored. more »
September 1, 2011 2:46 PM
St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City is experiencing a major phone outage Thursday afternoon. All incoming callers are hearing a busy signal. The hospital's telecommunications team is working diligently to get the phone system fixed as soon as possible. It is unknown how long this outage will last. A... more »
July 21, 2011 8:30 PM
A bus has rolled over on Highway 50 in the Parkdale Recreation Area. That's near Canon City. We're told two people were hurt. We're working to get you more information. We'll bring you more here as we get it, and on News First 5 at 10. more »
July 15, 2011 11:38 AM
An Air Force pilot from Canon City who disappeared over North Vietnam 45 years ago is being buried at the Air Force Academy today. The remains of Col. Leo Boston of Canon City were identified three months ago using DNA testing.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags on... more »
July 13, 2011 6:53 PM
An airman from Canon City, missing since 1966, will be buried with full military honors at the US Air Force Academy this Friday. Col. Leo S. Boston was a member of the 14th Air Commando Wing assigned to the Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand when he went... more »
July 5, 2011 5:47 PM
A group in Canon City has a bold plan to stop a power plant from closing. They want to re-purpose the plant--adding new technologies and creating dozens of jobs. However, the group, faces an uphill battle.
The Clark Power Plant in Canon City is scheduled to close by the... more »
July 5, 2011 11:07 AM
Black Hills Energy plans to close a coal-fired power plant in Canon City, but now a group of community leaders are trying to save it. The Fremont County Economic Development group wants to save the plant and its 22 jobs by pushing cleaner technology, plus give a market to a... more »
June 28, 2011 8:03 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - State health officials say allowing a uranium mill to dump 90,000 gallons of radioactive sludge and solvents into an impoundment pond will not hurt groundwater.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says underground barriers will keep the water confined.
A judge... more »
June 6, 2011 10:09 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Denver judge says a citizens group can proceed with a lawsuit accusing state officials of failing to require Cotter Corp. to set aside enough money to clean up its uranium mill in Canon City.
Soon after the group Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste sued, the... more »
May 31, 2011 2:11 PM
It's no big deal. That's the opinion of four graduates from Canon City High School who received diplomas with spelling errors. The students say everyone makes mistakes and they're not too upset about it.
The school is ordering new diplomas for all 204 graduates. All of their diplomas had... more »
May 22, 2011 11:51 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Federal land managers have lifted burn restrictions in eight Colorado counties because of cooler temperatures and recent rains.
The Bureau of Land Management announced Saturday that it has lifted fire restrictions on BLM lands in Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Park, Pueblo... more »
May 22, 2011 12:47 AM
This weekend Canon City celebrates its annual Raft Rodeo. Teams of rafters take to the rapids, pulling out all the stops to amaze the crowd and take the title.
But this year a celebrity with a knack for extreme challenges is in the mix. Travel Channel's Bert Kreischer of... more »
May 21, 2011 5:55 PM
We just spoke with Burt Kreischer from Travel Channel's "Burt The Conqueror". He's in Canon City to take part in the Rafting Rodeo. He tells News First 5 he's excited but weary of the cold waters. We'll have more with Kreischer on News First 5 at 10. more »
May 21, 2011 5:05 PM
The popular Travel Channel show Burt The Conqueror is filming in Canon City right now. Burt is taking part in the Rafting Rodeo. more »
May 4, 2011 8:41 PM
The Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City is rumored to be among the most haunted places in the state. Over the weekend, I spent the night with the Canon Ghost Trackers, a local group of paranormal investigators, as they sought to capture evidence of the spirits said to roam... more »
May 4, 2011 6:49 PM
It was built during the Great Depression as the state's first prison for women, but now the building settled along the eastern wall of the Territorial Prison in Canon City houses a museum.
Employees there say it's haunted and they've had three different ghost tracking groups come to investigate... more »
April 18, 2011 6:54 PM
Canon City Police have ended their search for a woman missing for several days.
Destiny Bucher, 20, was reported as missing on April 14. When she found out people were looking for her she contacted the Fremont County Sheriff's Office to report that she was fine and had not... more »
April 18, 2011 6:46 PM
The 9th Street Bridge in Canon City will close on Wednesday for one day for repairs.
The bridge is the main way people get across the Arkansas River in Canon City. The bridge will close from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northbound traffic will detour west on Griffin,... more »
April 17, 2011 9:31 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Colorado boy took his own life after a 30-year-old woman allegedly had a sexual relationship with him.
The Canon City Daily Record reports Brenda Lynette Harding of Canon City was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child.... more »
April 14, 2011 7:00 PM
A teenager found dead on Skyline Drive in Canon City died from a mixture of drugs in his system.
Tristen Hagen, 15, died from a mixture of Oxycodone, a pain killer, and Skelaxin, a muscle relaxer. His death was ruled a suicide. He was reported missing on April 2.... more »
April 14, 2011 6:50 PM
Canon City Police and the Fremont County Sheriff's office are asking for help in locating a missing Canon City woman.
Destiny Bucher, 20, left her home in Canon City on the evening of April 8. She was with two men. She left a note saying she would be back... more »
April 10, 2011 9:24 PM
A woman from Canon City is still fighting the effects of the H1N1 virus after it almost killed her 2009.
In October of that year, Kayla Kammrad broke her foot and went to St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. She had spiked a fever and a couple of... more »
April 10, 2011 4:08 PM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Cotter Corp. plans to initiate testing next month to determine the how much of a cancer-causing chemical is in the groundwater near its Canon City uranium mill.
The Denver Post reports that Cotter employees found TCE in water samples taken in October and reported... more »
April 5, 2011 7:25 PM
It's been a project years in the making, students in Canon City have turned an ugly wall into a work of art. Students are painting a mural on the walls of this ditch next to Centennial Park. In the past, the wall a magnet for graffiti. So in 2006, Madison... more »
April 5, 2011 6:23 PM
There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the death of a teenager in Canon City. An autopsy was performed today on the 15-year old, but the results haven't been released yet. The teenager was found dead Monday evening on Skyline Drive, a day after he went missing.
Police say... more »
April 4, 2011 11:23 PM
A 15-year-old Buena Vista teen has been found dead near Skyline Drive, west of Canon City.
The teenager had been missing since Saturday when police took a runaway report on him from his father, who lives in Canon City. The teen had been in town visiting relatives.
Family... more »
March 30, 2011 11:18 PM
State Patrol investigators say 46 year old Catherine Meeks died in a crash near Canon City Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say her car hit a tree and a fence on Poplar Ave. off Highway 115. They're looking into whether a medical condition may have triggered the crash.
Meeks was not... more »
March 30, 2011 8:04 PM
State Patrol Troopers are investigating a deadly accident near Canon City. It happened on Poplar Avenue, just before 5:30 p.m. We're told a vehicle hit a tree---and the driver died.
We'll bring you more information here as we get it. more »
March 26, 2011 6:22 PM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for whoever illegally shot a deer with an arrow in the Canon City area.
The division says a resident called police Friday morning to report the deer was lying in a field. Hunting season is over, so... more »
March 17, 2011 11:55 PM
Many Americans in Japan during the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami are making their way home; many concerned about the stability of nuclear reactors in the country.
20-year old Ty Moore of Canon City has been south of Tokyo since the quake, and he's staying.
"I was scared... more »
March 11, 2011 11:48 PM
For Debi Moore it's another day of work at Fandies Candy Company in Canon City, but she was up all of the night before. Her son, Ty, is doing missionary work in Japan, and he told her about their massive earthquake and tsunami. He sent her a text message around... 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 14, 2011 11:29 AM
Canon City High School students got a Valentine's Day surprise this morning. No electricity in the building meant a day off.
No word yet on when the problem may be fixed. more »
February 11, 2011 5:59 PM
A Canon City teen has been arrested in an investigation into a number of burglaries that have happened at commercial buildings in Fremont County.
Officers tied the suspect to each of the crimes through evidence found at each location. The burglaries happened at an optometrist's office, a second hand... more »
January 27, 2011 11:41 AM
Rep. Doug Lamborn has scheduled several town hall meeting next week, to meet with constituents around the district.
Here's the schedule:
Canon City Date: January 31, 2011 - Monday Time: 9:30-10:30 am MT Location: Canon City Council Chambers, 128 Main Street Canon City, CO 81212
Buena Vista... 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 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 7, 2011 1:39 AM
A 2-year-old Cañon City boy who wandered away from his home Thursday afternoon has died after being pulled from the freezing waters of the Arkansas River. Sean M. Marques passed away at 10:04 p.m. at St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City despite intensive efforts by doctors to save him,... more »
January 6, 2011 11:42 PM
"A whole team" was working to save a 2-year-old boy who went missing and was later found under some ice in the Arkansas River near his home in Canon City Thursday afternoon. Sergeant Don Pinover with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office tells News First 5 that the toddler, identified only... more »
January 6, 2011 11:08 PM
Family, friends and neighbors in Canon City are waiting for word on the fate of little 2 year old Sean. The Canon City boy wandered away from home Thursday afternoon. He was found about two hours later, in the icy Arkansas river.
More than 100 law officers, volunteers and... more »
January 6, 2011 10:49 PM
Funeral services will be held Friday for Sammi Jo Gaunt, the Canon City teen who died in a car accident earlier this week.
The 17 year old was remembered by her friends and softball teammate from Canon City High School as an energetic girl who had a voice that... more »
January 3, 2011 8:57 PM
Loud, bubbly and a leader. That's how teammates are remembering Samantha Gaunt of Canon City. The 17-year old softball player died in a car wreck Sunday. At school today, her friends shared memories as they heal from this tragedy.
"She was the one that would get you up when... more »
January 3, 2011 5:04 PM
Students at Canon City High School are remembering a fellow classmate who died in a car wreck over the weekend. Samantha Gaunt, 17, was killed when her car crashed into a tree in Penrose Sunday morning. Gaunt was a well respected softball player and a member of the National Honor... more »
January 3, 2011 10:41 AM
Grief counselors are at Canon City High School this morning to help student cope with the loss of a classmate. State troopers say Samantha Gaunt, 17, died Sunday morning when the Ford Mustang she was driving went off the road and hit a tree in Penrose.
CCHS Principal Bret... more »
January 2, 2011 3:07 PM
Colorado State Patrol and emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal single vehicle traffic accident on 4th street in Penrose this afternoon. Flight for life services were called but turned back when the victim died from their injuries at the scene. The details are still coming in as... 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 24, 2010 2:05 AM
Most of southern Colorado's high school football players have hung up the equipment by now. Not Canon City senior quarterback Max Javernick who is this week's "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week."
Last Saturday Max was 11 for 20 passing for 163 yards and he three... 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 »
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 22, 2010 11:19 PM
Highway 50 near Cotopaxi was closed down in both directions for 5 hours Friday evening after a semi rolled over. That's between Canon City and Salida. It took a while to clean it all up because a large load of lumber from the truck spilled on the road. No word... more »
October 18, 2010 8:48 PM
The property that once was the Sky Valley Motel in Canon City is a dump. There were plans to level the building and put in a Jack and the Box franchise here. Last week, the developer Bladow Colorado Properties LLC backed out.
"It just doesn't make sense for us... more »
October 15, 2010 2:02 PM
We're used to seeing golden aspen leaves in autumn, but yellow or brown needles on pine trees in unnerving. Thoughts of pine beetle deforestation come to mind.
But the Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City District office is telling us not to worry, that most of the evergreen trees... more »