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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Highlights of the Week Thursday marked the 100 th day of the 2017 General Assembly with Senate President Grantham holding a press availability where he said that after more than five months of work, he had only five days to find a path forward for the transportation funding bill. HB 1242 is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, April 25 th . The final hope for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Community, Political, Transportation
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
United in support of the I-25 Gap Coalition are: Dale Anderson, District Director for Congressman Doug Lamborn; Mayor John Suthers, City of Colorado Springs; Congressman Mike Coffman; Roger Partridge, Douglas County Commissioner; Frank Gray, President & CEO, Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Dirk Draper, President & CEO, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC; Mark Waller, El Paso ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Transportation, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
It might be surprising to know that the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department has already responded to nine wildland fire incidents in 2017. In addition to responding to these emergencies, CRFD also places a high value on prevention. Learn how you can protect your home from wildfires and even prevent them from starting during an open house with Castle Rock Fire and Rescue. Firefighters at ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
As the Town looks toward the future and plans for transportation needs, we’ve enjoyed hearing your ideas. Now, it’s time to take a look at the proposed projects that could drive (or walk, or bike) the Town into 2040 and beyond. As part of the Town’s overall planning efforts, the Transportation Master Plan specifically visualizes all aspects of transportation for the Town. That ...read more
Categories: Town & County News, Community
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
If you’re passionate about our Town, consider applying for a position on a board or commission. Annual recruitment for the Town’s 11 boards and commissions is underway. These boards and commissions study various topics and make recommendations to Town Council. Here is a look at the open positions: Board of Adjustment – Three vacancies with terms expiring May 31, 2019 Board of ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
From senior housing and the state’s developing vision for aging to Medicare Open Enrollment, older adults in Douglas County have opportunities throughout the year to engage in community conversations about issues of importance to them and their families. MAY Overview: Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m. St. Andrew United Methodist Church 9203 S. ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Download the economic indicators report . Find more stories at CU Boulder Today . New business filings exhibited strong growth in the first quarter of 2017, raising future employment expectations, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released today by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. However, the report – prepared by CU Boulder’s Business Research Division ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Highlights of the Week This week marked the one month mark for legislators to wrap up all their business for the 2017 legislative session. As of Thursday, 710 bills and resolutions have been introduced, 132 bills have been postponed indefinitely, 138 have been signed by the Governor, and bills are still being introduced daily. The House spent Monday morning making closing remarks on the FY ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Economic development is a top priority for Town Council. As such, there are several measures Town Council will be considering that could pave the way for two high-profile projects – Miller’s Landing and Riverwalk. The Miller’s Landing development is proposed near the intersection of Interstate 25 and Plum Creek Parkway. On Tuesday, April 18, Town Council will again consider a ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Community
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
— In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees initiative, Black Hills Energy is distributing approximately 1000 free trees, one per household, to customers who reserve one beginning today. A free tree can be reserved on a first come, first served basis at www.arborday.org/blackhillsenergy . The 3- to 4-foot-tall dormant trees will be delivered directly to ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Press Release
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Douglas County pinwheel garden promotes child abuse prevention With more than 3,700 calls to its child abuse and neglect hotline in 2016, County officials yesterday praised those who made the call, and delivered the message that preventing child abuse and neglect is everyone’s business. “Not only do we recognize that the prevention of child abuse and neglect is helped by greater ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 13 Highlights of the Week This week the Senate handed over the budget to the House for consideration and debate. Although the Senate’s 45 amendments were deemed impressive at the time, the House introduced a total of 93 amendments to the budget and second reading debate extended over two legislative days. Many of the amendments mimicked those in the Senate while others ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Transportation, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Throughout the first two months of 2017, Colorado job growth is 48,200 greater than the same period in 2016. The slower rate of job growth is thought to be a function of the normal "ups and downs" of the business cycle. Almost 21,000 jobs can be attributed to expansion of the accommodations and food services sector and health care. For more details check out the most recent cber.co ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Castle Rock is a community that understands conservation. Our residents have worked hard to reduce their water use by more than 20 percent. Nonetheless, the Town has set a goal to cut back another 18 percent by 2055. With that goal in mind, Castle Rock Water and Mayor Jennifer Green are encouraging residents to take conservation to the next level. The Mayor’s Conservation Challenge to ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Douglas County Demographic Summary has been updated and is available online. It is a brief narrative describing demographic changes from the past year. http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglas-county-demographics-summary.pdf The link to the entire Population & Development Report is: http://www.douglas.co.us/about-us/demographics/population-and-development-report/
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Town & County News, Political
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Project Background Previous Next Between Monument and C-470, I-25 experiences congestion on numerous days throughout the week. Weekday and weekend travel delays and unreliability frustrate travelers now and will only get worse as Colorado's population grows from 5 million to more than 8 million in the next 20 years. Congestion, high (75 mph) speeds, and climbing grades contribute to severe ...read more
Categories: Community, Transportation
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 07, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 7 Highlights of the Week The legislature enjoyed a short week thanks to President’s Day weekend. It is the last break the legislature will see until Sine Die unless, as is tradition, the House and Senate take off Good Friday. Having just passed the 75-day mark of session, and a rumored 250 bills to still be introduced, it is promising to be busy. The House State ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
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
Categories: Press Release, Transportation, Community, Town & County News
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
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News
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, 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
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Press Release, Town & County News
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
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News, Transportation
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
Categories: Community, Press Release, Town & County News, Transportation
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Acquisition Enhances Capabilities of Auctus Group and Auctus Search Partners beyond Financial Services Recruiting and Sell side M&A News provided by Auctus Group, Inc. Dec 06, 2016, 08:04 ET CHICAGO and GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Auctus Group, Inc. through it's affiliate Auctus Search Partners, LLC has acquired KLG Consultants, LLC, a Talent Acquisition and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
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
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Awards & Accolades, Community, Press Release
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Before you say you have no time to give back, or before you grumble about already doing it, this is not your typical post telling you that you need to give back to people who support you in your community. Instead, this article encourages you to give back as a small business owner based of what you will get. These benefits are all about you and your business, a return on your investment of time. ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Community, Chamber
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
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Transportation