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8 months 1 week ago

Canon City mayor leery of paying shelter

CANON CITY - Some of the public funding supporting the Humane Society of Fremont County could be in jeopardy after the facility failed two consecutive state inspections. The humane society is a private non-profit organization that is primarily funded by grants from the Ralph J. Wann Foundation. In 2012,...

1 year 3 months ago

Fremont County deputies arrested Pueblo escapee

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...

1 year 4 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

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...

1 year 9 months ago

Lost mountain biker found alive

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...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Teen girl missing, rescued in Fremont County

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Commissioners approve Over the River

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Fremont County man missing

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Fremont County man missing

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....

2 years 10 months ago

88 year old Penrose man reported missing

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

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...

3 years 1 month ago

More information on bus crash

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Update: crews still looking for body

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Small wildfire in Fremont County

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....

3 years 2 months ago

Duckett Fire now 30% contained

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,...

3 years 2 months ago

Fremont County issues fire ban

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Fremont County reinstates fire ban

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Fremont County fire restrictions lifted

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...

3 years 7 months ago

UPDATE: Car thief speeds to freedom

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. ...

3 years 10 months ago

Fremont County breaks up crime racket

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Fremont County bans fires

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Buckskin Joe's went for $3M

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...

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