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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wildfire preparedness begins at home, dispose of branches properly Are you keeping busy with yard work this spring? Did you know that disposing of branches and shrubbery properly not only helps to mitigate properties for wildland fire prevention, but also is good for the environment? Douglas County’s slash-mulch site, at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, opens April 1 and will remain open ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Festival Park is the heart of Downtown Castle Rock and is home to some of the community’s most treasured events. Soon, this central gathering space will be transformed into a vibrant urban center. This project was planned through a collaborative effort of residents, the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Merchants Association and the Town. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 a construction ...read more
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
And the nominees are…. VIEW PHOTOS The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce announced the 2017 best of the best nominees for their Annual Awards: Business Person, Small Business, Citizen, Castle Rock Advocate, the Ping Lee Jung Volunteer of the Year and the Ambassador of the Year: The Businessperson of the Year Award recognizes business owners and/or management who have competitively ...read more
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Captain Kevin Duffy from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received commendations by the Senate and House of Representatives. Published on February 21, 2017 in 2017, Breaking News & Personal and Public Safety At the Colorado State Capitol following presentation of commendations from the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives to Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Duffy for the ...read more
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) announced the newest members of its Emerging Leaders Advisory Council last week at its annual conference in Los Angeles, CA. The Council was formed to identify & recognize future leaders (all under 40) in W.A.C.E. and the chamber of commerce industry. Members of the Council will be asked to provide program feedback and ideas for the ...read more
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Monday, February 06, 2017
It’s where major holidays have been celebrated, community events have been held and family memories have been made. But soon, Festival Park will be even more. Big changes are in store for this treasured landmark of Downtown Castle Rock. Work is set to begin this week. Town Council approved a plan last year to reconstruct the park. The Town, Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown ...read more
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Monday, January 23, 2017
Do you know a special teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who resides in Douglas County and has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others? Nominations for the 2017 Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards are now being accepted. Ten award recipients will have the opportunity to share their special night with family members, their adult ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.1 percent. DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2016 earned nearly $68 million in scholarships. DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. ...read more
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) has accepted from the Castle Rock Town Council the investment of $3 million in infrastructure reimbursement to construct a Collaboration Campus. The campus will bring together education, business, and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. Educational partners Colorado State University ...read more
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Douglas’ 2016 Budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Popular Annual Financial Report recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association For the third time in the past year, Douglas County has been recognized nationally for its continued commitment to fiscal accountability and transparency. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
The numbers, facts, research and databases help tell the story Castle Rock residents live every day: Castle Rock is a great place to be. In fact, it’s one of the best small communities in the country, according to a new ranking. Even though our Town is growing, it is still considered small by many analysts. Those at personal finance outlet WalletHub recently studied data for 1,268 cities ...read more
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