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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

Commissioners OK TANF Transfer to Boulder County

A twenty minute regular meeting of the Fremont County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday was highlighted by board action to transfer some Department of Human Services funds to Boulder County.   The commissioners voted to ratify the Chairman’s signature on paperwork that was signed last Thursday transferring $100,000 in TANF reserve funds to Boulder County.

Medical Marijuana Licenses Renewed

The Fremont County Commissioners dealt with the renewal applications for five medical marijuana (MMJ) licenses at a special meeting that was conducted on May 26th.   One of the licensees, Pure Medical LLC, which operates at 440 8th Street in Penrose, sought not only a renewal of their medical marijuana cultivation license but also applied for an expansion of the growing area.   Karlie Van Arnam explained that when the cultivation license was originally issued a year ago there was a misunderstanding over the growing area.

Healthy Land Stewardship Open House

The Upper Arkansas Cooperative Weed Management Area is hosting an open house in Cañon City to offer landowners information on Healthy Land Stewardship.         The event on Saturday, June 18th, will take place at Fremont County’s Garden Park Building.   Several stations will be set up providing landowners, from ranchers to backyard gardeners, information on a variety of topics dealing with soil conservation and control of noxious weeds and invasive plants.

Traffic Detoured for Oak Creek Grade Paving

Motorists who typically travel Elm Avenue and south 4th Street to access Oak Creek Grade Road will encounter detours this week.   Crews with the Fremont County Department of Transportation will be paving County Road 143—Oak Creek Grade Road from Tuesday, June 7th through Thursday, June 9th.   During these asphalt paving operations motorists are being asked to detour to 1st Street in Cañon City.   County crews will be paving Oak Creek Grade Road from Elm Avenue south to Shadow Hills.    A portion of Forge Road under county maintenance will also be

Jail Renovation Bank Financing Approved

Bank financing to complete a $5 million renovation project in the kitchen and laundry facilities at the Fremont County Jail is now in place.    The Fremont County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution at a special meeting on June 1st arranging for bank financing of the project through Branch Banking and Trust Company which has agreed to purchase the certificates.

Fremont’s 100 Day Homeless Vets Challenge

Pictured Wednesday evening at the reception at the Governor's Mansion in Denver to focus on the 100 Day Challenge to end homelessness for Colorado veterans are (left to right:) Fremont County businessman Brad Rowland, UAACOG Housing Director Autumn Dever, Fremont County Commissioner Ed Norden, Loaves and Fishes Director Dee Dee Clemont, and Jim Berg of the Fremont County Department of Human Services