The Chocolate Walk

The Chocolate Walk is on Saturday February 7th .   This year’s theme is ‘Generation of Celebrations’

Starting at 1101 Main Street Canon City Colorado (Ann’s Serenity Day Spa)

  Time will be 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

350 Tickets will be sold and each ticket holder will receive a bag decorated by the Canon City and Florence Elementary Schools. (Thank you Rachael & Rick Sutton for helping with this)  The top two decorative bags will receive free tickets to the Chocolate Walk.


  The people participating in the walk will receive  a ballot  at the time of the walk.  You are asked to vote for:

‘The Best Theme Presentation”

‘The Best Presented Chocolate or Best Tasting Chocolate”

‘The Best Entertainment or Dress Merchant ‘

All Participates that return their ballots will have the opportunity to be in another drawing for special prizes.

The Golden Age Center will be providing two buses to transport people to merchants on 9th street and on Main Street.

Weather permitting the Dawson Ranch Stables will be doing carriage rides for a one-time fee of $5.00 per person.


This Year we are adding a New & Exciting Event.

Only 350 people will have the opportunity to donate $5.00 to the purchase of a special Chocolate Bar made by ‘The Chocolate Therapist’ in Littleton Colorado.  The donations will go toward brining school bands to Canon City for the Band competition and Parade that happens every May.

There will be one special ticket in one bar.  Whoever is the lucky person will receive $250.00. Lynda & Dave Lambert from Canon Signature Mortgage have graciously donated $250.00 to the winning ticket holder.


Tickets can be purchase befor hand or day of the event.  The Chocolate Bars will be handed out the day of the event by Lynda & Dave at their upcoming new location 715 Main Street.


The following merchants as of January 15th  will be participating in the 13th Annual Chocolate Walk.

Welcome the following:

All About You Salon                                               Canon Signature Mortgage

Argus Home Care                                                   DiRito’s Restrauant

Colorado Data Services                                        Valery’s Cakes

Sweet Cheek’s Cakery                                           Cool Catt Studio 48

Ann’s Advanced Skin Care                                   Dee’s Pace


Fremont County Democrats                                     Tailored West

Queen Anne Fine Dining                                           Vintage Revival

‘Touch of Love’ Florist                                               Action Blades

Steers Real Estate                                                     The Lucky Stop

Canon Arrow Co.                                                       Bella Capela

Off the Top Salon                                                      Safeway

Golden Age Center                                                   Michael Deans Sausage & Dawgs

Jessica’s Salon & Spa                                               Red Canyon Cycles

Unbranded                                                                The Bean Pedale

Cheryl’s Book Nook                                                  The Artists’ Gallery

Canon Framing                                                         Learning Curve, Inc.

Boomers Emporium                                                 Canon City Public Library

Chrysalis Consignments                                          Edward Jones

Canon City Gun & Pawn                                          Museum of Colorado Prisons

Pet Spa                                                                       Michael’s on Main

The Petal Pusher Flower Shop                                Just for Kids

East West Harmony                                                 Pizza Madness

Reheated Leftovers                                                  The Kitchen Pantry

The Bistreaux                                                            Brady’s Garden  & Spa

Kreations Salon                                                         Royal Gorge Brewing Co.

The Dungeon Inc. Body Art Studio


Lone Bear will be playing at The Dungeon Inc.

Paul Enockson will be playing at the Artist Gallary

Cool Kat Studio will be having  their own special entertainment


If you still haven’t joined the walk you still have time.


Cathy Zamarripa

Today our precious mother, grandmother and friend took her final journey to heaven. Those of us that were lucky enough to know and love her we are very blessed and thankful to have been able to share our lives with her for the short time that she was here with us.
Cathy grew up in an Irish Catholic family in California with stops in Chicago and Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Frances M. Cook and she loved her mother so much. She had such fond memories of her times as a child with her family, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother, where there never seemed to be a dull moment.
As a child when her mother fell ill her family, aunts Jane Burton, Audrey Anderson, Mary Druan, uncles, Jimmie Burton, Bill Anderson, Ray Peifer, and grandmother, Catherine Peifer all stepped in and made sure that she was well taken care of and was always loved.
She was married to her husband Douglas Zamarripa for 46 years prior to his passing in 2010.  She was a loving and devoted wife. When Douglas fell ill she made sure that he knew how much he was loved and never left his side.
Cathy had three children, Michele Barnes (Jarrod), Timothy Zamarripa (Kari) and Kellie Baca (Joe) that she loved so much. She devoted her life to her children sacrificing to ensure that they were always loved and cared for. She was such a great mother and friend to them all.
She had eleven  grandchildren, Christopher Akopoff, Sarah Cosman (Chris), Megan Huval (Brandon), Amanda Butcher, Andrea Butcher, Robert Zamarripa, Cody Butcher, Tyler Butcher, Hope Butcher, Nicholas Gamez, and Ryan Zamarripa; and four great grandchildren, Matthias Akopoff, Carson Huval, baby boy Akopoff coming in February, and baby girl Cosman coming in June. Her grandchildren/great grandchildren brought her so much joy and she loved every minute that was able to spend with each of them loving them, watching them grow and spoiling them.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., prior to the Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will also be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 prior to the Funeral Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, but her soul is in heaven and she will forever live in the hearts of everyone that knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Cathy to Orchard of Hope, 111 Orchard Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212 or Canon City Pregnancy Center, 508 Greenwood Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212.
Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.comobit

Dorothy Ross Anderson

Dorothy Ross Anderson, 88, passed away January 9, 2015 in Canon City, CO. She was born in Fort Morgan, Colorado on October 8, 1926 to Lyle R. and Viola (Thompson) Ross.
Her main interest in life was serving the Lord and her family. She was a member of Faith Bible Fellowship and had the opportunity to serve in several offices in this church. She was also a member of the DAR and held both state and local offices in this organization.
Dorothy is survived by her nephew, Ronald Ross and his two children, David and Amy Ross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn.
Memorial Service will be at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Faith Bible Fellowship in Canon City, CO. Dorothy will be laid to rest beside her husband at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Dorothy Ross Anderson

George L. “Pat” Hardy

George L. “Pat” Hardy, 79, born September 23, 1935, passed away at his home January 10, 2015 with his family at his side.
A Denver, Colorado native, George moved to Texas Creek in 1996 after his retirement from Texaco Oil Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George A. and Carmella (Bombino) Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Fay (Adams) Hardy and family; daughter, Vicky Hardy and family of Aurora, CO; son, William A. Hardy and family of Delta, CO; sister, Gloria (Hardy) Zimmerman and family of Thornton, CO; extended family, Ki and Scott Vitale and family of Hewitt, NJ; and numerous step-children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Special Thanks to Kathy and Frank Vigil and Henry Thomas.
George will be missed by everyone that ever came into his life and those who only knew him through conversation.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City, CO, with interment following at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fremont Regional Hospice, 1439 Main St. Canon City, CO  81215
Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com1`unnamed

A Big Thanks!!!

I want to thank St.Thomas More Hospital and all of  it’s members of  staff for your medical care, as well as the members of staff at Canon Lodge. Your treatment for me while I stayed at your facilities was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced before. I want the medical caretakers at both facilities to know that I really appreciate the care and time you took helping during my recovery from illness, it is much appreciated.
God bless and many thanks,
~Carl Dye.

William Robert Misenhimer

William Robert Misenhimer, Sr, 84, passed away January 14, 2015 in Pueblo, Colorado. The son of James and Mary (Reynolds) Misenhimer, he was born December 6, 1930 in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
A member of the V.F.W., Bill also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
William is survived by his children, William (Jill), Jack, James (Laura), Jeannie, and Gary; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; parents, grandson, daughter-in-law; three sisters; and one brother.
Bill enjoyed the simple things, so no service will be held but prayers and thoughts are appreciated.
Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Pamela Kay Haynes

Pamela Kay Haynes, 61, of rural Florence, Colorado passed away January 11, 2015 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo.  She had battled cardiac and pulmonary problems for several years, and her condition recently deteriorated.  Pam was born August 6, 1953 in Boulder, Colorado to M.W. “Bill” and Frances Curley Finnie, who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Las Cruces, New Mexico high school in 1972.  Shortly after graduation she made her home in southern California for several years living with a view of the Disneyland Castle out of her front window.  In the early 1980’s she moved to Canon City and met the love of her life and future husband, Larry W. Haynes at the Westcliffe Stampede.  They were married in Wetmore on July 20, 1984.
After careers in medical administration and retail customer service, Pam enjoyed being a homemaker and partner with her husband.  Her interests included bowling, deer and elk hunting, and outings to the mountains.  Pam is survived by her husband Larry of Florence, and by her brother Michael Finnie of Tacoma, Washington.  Also surviving are many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She leaves behind many friends in Fremont and Custer Counties.  Cremation has taken place and she requested no service, flowers or gifts.
Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.  Online condolences at