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June News by Views

Commission Chairman Ed Norden presents the $5,000 check to kick off the COSI Scholarship funding to Fremont County Foundation members (left to right:) John Marietta, Pam Marietta, and Dan Brown

Fremont County Commission Chairman Ed Norden presented a $5,000 check to the Fremont Community Foundation to initiate fundraising for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) in Fremont County.   The Colorado Department of Higher Education has made $50,000 available to Fremont County through a 1:1 match for every dollar raised locally.   The COSI scholarships will be made available to qualifying low income students in the county.   If you’d like to contribute to the COSI scholarship fund and have every dollar of your donation matched 1:1, mail your contribution to the Fremont Community Foundation at 901 Main Street, Cañon City.    For more information contact County Commissioner Ed Norden.

Linda Leggitt prepares to cut a cake on her last day of work at Fremont County Public Health after 26 years of service to the county.

The Board of County Commissioners and co-workers honored Linda Leggitt with a reception on June 16th.   Linda retired from her position as Office Manager at Fremont County Public Health Department.    Linda served for 26 years with Fremont County Public Health.

Fremont County Airport personnel refuel the skycrane helicopter that spent a night at the airport before heading north

A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter overnighted at the Fremont County Airport on June 23rd.   The large wildland firefighting apparatus was enroute to the Black Hills to help fight a large wildfire near Spearfish, South Dakota.  The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter that drafts water from streams and lakes into its’ large tank.

Colorado Civil Air Patrol Operations Section Chief Major Von Campbell details training missions to Fremont County officials last Sunday

Volunteers with the Colorado Civil Air Patrol (CAP) were at the Fremont County Airport June 25th and 26th conducting operational training missions.   The CAP has a complete operations center in a modular unit at the Fremont County Airport that was installed several years ago for the StarFire Squadron of the CAP.   Fremont County is one of only two sites in Colorado where a permanent CAP operational center is located.    Fremont County Commissioners Debbie Bell and Ed Norden along with County Emergency Management Director Steve Morrisey visited during the training session on Sunday.