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Board Approves MMJ License Renewals

The Fremont County Commissioners approved three renewals of medical marijuana licenses during a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16. Those licenses include Fremont Cannabis at 1505 Elm St., Canon City (Medical Marijuana Center-Pharmacy); Today’s Health Care at 934 C St., Penrose (Optional Premises Cultivation-Commercial Greenhouse); and High Mountain Medz at 3000 County Road 103, Florence (Optional Premises Cultivation-Commercial Greenhouse).

Commissioner Edward H. Norden Chairs Final Meeting

Commissioner Edward H. Norden, center, accepts accolades at his final official board meeting. Fellow Commissioners Debbie Bell, right, and Tim Payne help give him an emotional standing ovation. (Photo courtesy Cañon City Daily Record)

Business turned personal – and emotional – when Commissioner Chair Edward H. Norden conducted his last regularly-scheduled official Board meeting on Dec. 27.

Commissioners OK Amendment to Dispatch Agreement

In preparation for an application by the Fremont E 9-1-1 Authority to seek an increase in 9-1-1 telephone surcharge fees, the Fremont County Board of Commissioners approved another amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement which created the new combined dispatch center.    The Fremont County Commissioners eventually plan to seek repayment of $100,000 which the county added to matching monies from all the entities in order to secure a higher grant amount from the state to build the dispatch center.   But so far the cities of Cañon City and Florence, the Cañon City

District Attorney Argues for 20% Budget Increase

District Attorney Thom LeDoux charged at the November 22nd public hearing on Fremont County’s 2017 proposed budget that it’s the Board of Commissioners responsibility to adequately fund the prosecutions in his office next year or face the reality that he will have to make cuts to service in the four county 11th Judicial District.

Clerk Reports Large Election Turnout

Fremont County voters wanted their voices to be heard in the national and state election races.   That was the word from Fremont County Clerk and Recorder Katie Barr who reports a large voter turnout.   Barr told the Board of Commissioners at their November 8th regular meeting that 63 percent of mail ballots sent out to voters had been returned.    She said that prior to final voting on election day over 17,000 of the 26,000 ballots that were mailed had been returned.

Restaurant License Renewal Deadline Extended

Restaurants across Fremont County accustomed to receiving their restaurant license renewal paperwork in mid-November will see a delay this year.    Fremont County Environmental Health Officer Sid Darden says that due to a change to a database at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment the mailing of restaurant license renewals for 2017 will be delayed by about three weeks.