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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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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sunny skies and Spring Break may have many people planning to head to the pool. But, if the MAC Leisure Pool is on your spring-time agenda, we have some bad news. The pool will be closed for repairs, starting tomorrow, through the end of the March. The pool’s boiler has failed and is causing unexpected closures due to the temperature of the water. Crews are working on repairs. However, the ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
More than 80 lane miles of roadway will get preventative care this year as part of the Town’s annual Pavement Maintenance Program. Work is expected to start in mid-April. The Council-approved Pavement Maintenance Program concentrates residential road maintenance to one of five defined residential areas each year on a rotating basis. Additionally, primary and Downtown streets receive repairs ...read more
Categories: Community, Transportation, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A new development is proposed near the intersection of Interstate 25 and Plum Creek Parkway. On Tuesday, March 7, Town Council will consider on second reading a finance agreement with the proposed developer, which would help remediate an old landfill on the property and pave the way for new amenities. Citadel Development LLC proposes a new 65-acre development on an area known as Miller’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 9 Highlights of the Week From start to finish, legislators tackled some of the most controversial topics this week. On Monday, the House Finance Committee met past midnight to hear from the proponents and opponents of two bills aimed to close the loophole that has allowed gray market marijuana in the state. The gray market for marijuana is considered marijuana that is legally ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Whether by adding new amenities or responding to calls for help, Town Council and the Town’s staff strive every day to make Castle Rock an even better place to live. Toward that end, thousands of Castle Rock households recently were randomly selected to provide feedback on how the Town is performing its work as part of the 2017 Community Survey. Additionally, every business holding a Town ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
BIG News! Lawmakers Introduce A Fix Late yesterday, Senate President Kevin Grantham and Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran introduced HB 1242, a long-term funding solution to answer our transportation needs. “Every county and city in Colorado will share in the benefits from this transportation package,” Speaker Duran said. “And we will insist on transparency and ...read more
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Monday, March 06, 2017
NavPoint Real Estate Group is pleased to announce the sale of an 8,463 SF medical office building at 718 Maleta Lane in Castle Rock. The seller was CRMB, LLC. The buyer was 718 Maleta Lane, LLC. John Witt and Matt Call of NavPoint Real Estate Group represented the buyer and Marc Holmes of Elevation Companies represented the seller. This deal successfully closed in February 2017. The property is ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic, Town & County News
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Week of Feb. 26 Construction Activities: As part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to extend rapid transit across the Denver metro region, construction continues for the Southeast Rail Extension project. Construction has begun on the future Lincoln light rail bridge. The anticipated traffic impacts for the week of Feb. 26 are: Sunday, Feb. 26: Southbound I-25 off-ramp onto ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
A $3.3 million donation from RE/MAX International helps accelerate Phase One of the new facility that will provide essential training for law enforcement, fire department and public works department drivers. Breaking ground on the Douglas County Emergency Vehicle Operations Center are (left to right) Former Douglas County Sheriff and Law Enforcement Training Facility Director, Steve Zotos; ...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
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release, Town & County News
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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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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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Plan outlines potential for programs at Parker-area body of water ranging from hiking to scuba Some Douglas County residents will soon get their first chance to visit Rueter-Hess Reservoir to do something more fun than look through a fence. After years of discussions and planning, Parker Water and Sanitation District‘s local partners will roll out a handful of day-trip programs this summer ...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
Categories: Community, Awards & Accolades, Town & County News
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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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
CDOT initiated a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study scheduled for January 26th in Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to identify immediate and longer-term solutions to this vital stretch of highway, which connects Colorado Springs through Castle Rock to the Denver South area. I-25 is the only north-south interstate route through Colorado, connecting the state's largest ...read more
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
If the intersection of Coachline Road and Foothills Drive/Trailblazer Way is part of your normal route, you’ll want to pay extra attention starting the week of Dec. 19. A new four-way stop will be installed. Traffic engineers in Castle Rock’s Public Works Department have been monitoring this intersection in The Meadows. Recently, traffic volumes have demonstrated a need for an all-way ...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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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
If you drive Front Street near Founders Parkway, this information is for you. Taking care of the roads you drive is an important role of Castle Rock Public Works. Though inconvenient at times, roadwork helps not only smooth out your drive, but also extends the life of streets. Starting next week, crews will be focusing on the concrete pavement portion of Front Street, near Founders Parkway. ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Transportation
Thursday, September 01, 2016
We’ve all been watching the progress, and now it’s time to start driving. Castle Rock Parkway is open. Here are some things to know about driving on a brand-new 2-mile road: • The speed limit is 35 mph. Please drive safely and pay extra attention. • It may take some time for traffic to level out as we all find our new road routine. Traffic could be extra heavy on Castle Rock ...read more
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