Fremont County took its name from famed western explorer Captain John C. Fremont. The Pathfinder, who, along with his scout Kit Carson, mapped the territory in 1843. Fremont County is nestled along the Arkansas River valley in south central Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Fremont County encompasses an area of 1,533 square miles and has a population of 47,426. Mild weather and beautiful landscapes make Fremont County a tourist attraction in all seasons. Towns such as Cañon City, Florence, Penrose and Cotopaxi reside within the County.
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Fog Seal Operations
Fremont County crews will be conducting fog spray operations on High Park Road Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The road will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 25, 2017
DOT Seventh Annual Equipment Road-e-o
The Fremont County Department of Transportation will host its 7th Annual Equipment Road-e-o at Pathfinder Park on Thursday, August 3rd, at 8:00 am. Come and watch local and neighboring government agency road crews compete in Grader, Loader and Excavator course challenges. Sponsored by Colorado Machinery.
June 17, 2017
School Supply Drive
In an effort to assist our local students, the Department of Human Services is hosting a “School Supply Drive” the entire month of July. A donation box is located in room 106 of the County Administration Building (615 Macon Ave, Canon City, CO.) Donations will be picked up on August 1 st.
July 12, 2017
Airport Advisory Board Openings
Fremont County is currently accepting letters of interest for three open positions on the Fremont County Airport Advisory Board. The three-year term will be for October 1, 2017 through October 1, 2020. Deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. August 15, 2017 at the Fremont County Commissioners’ Office, Room 105, 615 Macon Ave, Canon City, CO
July 12, 2017
Fremont County Airshow
Mark September 16, 2017 on your calendar to attend the 2017 Fremont County Air Show and Fly-In! For more information, visit the Air Show website at airshow.fremontco.com.
July 6, 2017
2016 Weed Manager of the Year
Fremont County Weed Management Director, Jana Rapetti. was awarded the “2016 Weed Manager of the Year” award by the Colorado Weed Management Association.
This award goes to an individual working in any facet of weed management who has done an outsanding job to further weed management in Colorado.
January 4, 2017
Fremont County Airport Hangar for Rent
Fremont County Airport has a corporate, heated hangar for rent. Daily and weekly rents are available. Contact main airport office at (719) 784-3816 for more information. To view a photo, click here .
January 13, 2016
FREMONT COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Fremont County Elected Official names Annette Ortega as the 2016 Fremont County Employee of the Year. Both her co-workers and the public greatly appreciate what an excellent job she does as the Office Manager for the Department of Transportation.
The nomination letter stated the following reasons for consideration for this recognition:
…her dedication and hard work to obtain a large reimbursement for the County resulting from recent flood damage…
…her helpful, patient and understanding attitude…
…her ability to maintain employee records and providing reminders on requirements…
…her commitment and persistence in accomplishing goals…
Annette’s pride in Fremont County shows and her years of loyal service are commendable. The County is a better place with her as a part of it.
Congratulations and a recognition well deserved!
Check Out Past Recipients of Fremont County Employee of the Year Awards
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