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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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Child Abuse Prevention Month
Our Commissioners invite you to attend the announcement of a proclamation stating April of 2017 is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

What: Proclamation Declaring April 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month
When: Friday, April 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
Where: 515 Macon Plaza, Cañon City

2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 9, 2017

Road Closure Notice
UPDATE 3/08/17: Due to unforeseen circumstances, CR 45 and CR 47 road closures are extended through 3/27/17.

The Fremont County DOT will begin closing roadways in preparation of scheduled work.  The following closures will take place:

CR 78 closed from Monday, 2/27/17 thru Monday 3/27/17
One Lane bypass located at MM 0.5 will be built for travel.

CR 132 closed from Monday 3/6/17 thru Thursday 4/6/17
One lane bypass located at MM 7.5 will be built for travel.

CR 47 closed from Monday 2/13/17 thru Monday 3/27/17
Closed to thru traffic, will be open to local traffic only south of the rail road viaduct

CR 45 closed from Monday 2/13/17 thru Monday 3/27/17
Closed at the intersection of CR 47, access will be limited to where CR 45 meets HWY 50 at Coaldale (MM239) and Howard (MM233.5)
February 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

Roadway Notice

Fremont County has experienced extremely dry conditions this year. As a result, our gravel road maintenance has suffered. Roadways do not hold up as well as they should during dry conditions, coupled with traveling speeds, these factors contribute to roadway failure. Fremont County road crews are working as fast as conditions allow to try to keep up with a grading schedule. We are limited with the miles of roadway that can be graded per day, and the amount of water that can be transported. Fremont County Department of Transportation maintains 358 miles of gravel roads throughout the county, and we are asking for the patience and cooperation of all citizens as crews work to repair damage to the roadways. As always, safety is our first priority, so please slow down when traveling through work zones. Signs will be posted as we work our way around the county. We are committed to serving our citizens and maintaining our roadways as best we can!
November 15, 2016

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


Marty KeenFremont 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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