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Old 01-08-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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hello everyone.
I am very interested in canon city to relocate but i am a bit concerned about the uranium mill there as well as all the jails.Does anybody that lives there share the same concern or am i making too much out of it.Planning to have a gardenand i am concerned about he ground being contamined.Loved it there when visiting but need more input from the locals.Thank you so much for your comments.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'm not a local but my father and partners have a development down there.
I plan on moving there in the future myself.

Cañon City proper is a very safe and clean area. I have never heard of environmental issues directly in the city and the jails, no big deal. I haven't heard of any major problems with them. I just laugh when we go there when it says to be aware of hitchhikers because of the prisons in the area on the road signs.

The climate is hospitable, the people are friendly and the area supports the arts. One of their largest employers (outside the prison system) is the health care industry. Lots of recreation and you are close enough to C Springs to get in a good concert, enjoy a Broadway show when they come here, and get in a bit of "big city life".

You may want to contact the Chamber of Commerce. They are very friendly people and will answer any questions you have. I have personally met a few of them and walked away with a good feeling.

I don't think you will have to worry about gardening. The jails are well managed. They have pretty much all you need to sustain yourself well with Pueblo and C Springs not too far for those times you want more.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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Smile re Coflower

Thank you so much for your input.Could you e-mail me the name of the development down there.My e-mail is:lilynbob@yahoo.com.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:43 AM
 
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Canon is the safest town ever! I've lived here almost my entire life and I've never seen a prisoner, and never ever been affected by the uranium! This post makes me laugh! People who live here in canon don't even notice the prisons, they are just a source of employment for a lot of people! You'll be fine here!
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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If cons break out of prison, they don't want to stick around. That is the reason for breaking out. LOL Just being cute. Nope the prisons don't worry us that have been here. And far as Cotters that an on going thing that does not effect much of Canon. And many of us think it is being blown out of proportion. But I do believe in forcing mines, mills etc to clean up after themselves and in fighting Cotter bringing in others trash. If they think it is dangerous why do we want it? It wasn't anything to process. I don't want any of Colorado taking others trash. Colorado has lots of old mining towns with mills or refineries and do other states. We are no different. My neighbor worked at Cotter and retired from Cotter. He is 92 and going strong, brother-in-law is 85, worked at Cotter for 20 yrs. Still making life miserable for everyone, no signs of kicking the bucket either.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Laughlin, NV and Southern Colorado
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I'm not a local (yet) but I've done some research on the area. Certainly the prisons and the plant were a concern but we still bought land there after all our research and eventually plan to build. I thought I had seen a report about the soil right around Cotter being contaminated. Maybe somebody who knows can clarify. ??? Regardless, just to be safe, I'd avoid gardening in that area but that's on the outskirts of town in one small area, relatively speaking.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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Not very many people live out by Cotter, there's the golf course which is very nice, but most people live closer to the city limits. I've never even heard of anyone being affected by it.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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The contamination was supposed to caused by Cotter not maintaining tailings ponds and it seeping into surrounding soil and into drainage areas. As far as a concern, I really think to call it that is making more of it than it is. As to the prisons. The Territorial prison was here before the town. Canon IS a prison town. That is its history along with coal mines and large agriculture. The agriculture is pretty much gone but in the past---many apple orchards and commercial gardens. Then hay fields. Most in the past. Many of us still have small orchards, gardens. My area above the Arkansas River has good deep soil and can grow just about anything that we want. Some peach trees too. We use irrigation that was set up 100 yrs or more ago.
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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We are senior citizens and are anticipating a move to Canon City in a few months. We would be interested in a small home (approx 1800 to 2000 sq/ft) with about an acre of land and in a quiet, save neighborhood. In the range of $250,000 to $300,000 (cash) range. Also close to shopping.

Al
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:45 AM
 
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I'd be curious what the locals have to say about the crime statistics found on this site:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Canon-City-Colorado.html

31 Rapes in 2005 and 25 in 2004? And a crime rate in 2005 higher than the national average? I might be moving to Canon City. Love the Country, but have young beautiful daughters. This seems high for a small town.

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