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News for Town & County News

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
'Fritz' Sprague takes post as city manager in LafayetteFritz Sprague will depart from Castle Rock after nearly 20 years on staff. The Deputy Town Manager accepted the city manager position with Lafayette and begins on Feb. 1.COURTESY PHOTO Posted Monday, January 21, 2019 12:53 pm Jessica Gibbs jgibbs@coloradocommunitymedia.com When Terry “Fritz” Sprague started his tenure with the Town of ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The start of a new year often brings a mix of reflection and anticipation. The Town takes great pride in looking back on community accomplishments, while planning for the year ahead.   Several major accomplishments from 2018 include: ·         Opening Fire Station 152 in Crystal Valley, and adding 12 new Fire staff positions ·         Reconstructing Meadows Parkway and installing new traffic ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Economic, Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Apply for the 2019-20 countywide public art program by Feb. 15 Published on January 18, 2019 in 2018 & Breaking NewsAre you a sculptor with a desire to have your work on public display? Have you considered submitting your artwork to the Douglas County Art Encounters public art program? Founded in 2007, Art Encounters is a year-long, outdoor sculpture exhibit that showcases a number of ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Fun Facts
Monday, January 21, 2019
  If you are a property owner in Douglas County, watch for the delivery of your 2019 property tax information by mail beginning the week of January 14.To view your parcel details, make an online payment, obtain property tax history and receipts for payments, as well as view and print your current year tax statement visit www.douglascotax.com. Is your mailing address current?  If you are a ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News
Monday, January 21, 2019
Capitol will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day DCBA bill tracker:  https://bit.ly/2SDrzzp     Highlights of the Week   On Thursday, Governor Polis signed an executive order containing directives to create a Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program, to use Volkswagen settlement dollars to electrify the state’s fleet of vehicles, to form a Transportation Electrification ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, DCBA/Political, Employment, Transportation
Monday, January 21, 2019
From an economic perspective, 2019 is going to be an interesting year. The 2019 cber.co economic forecast projects that momentum from 2018 will carry into 2019. There will be solid growth in the first half of the year followed by slower growth in the second half. There is more downside risk than upside potential. A few of the things to watch for in 2019 are:The slowing in the global and U.S. ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Chamber, Employment
Monday, January 14, 2019
Full Transcript:  https://www.colorado.gov/governor/sites/default/files/2019_state_of_the_state.pdf   Governor Jared Polis addressed the state legislature for the first major policy speech of his time in office.   On the campaign trail, Governor Polis outlined a bold policy agenda from education, to health care, to energy.   He proposed implementing full day kindergarten, reforming the health ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA/Political, Economic, Town & County News
Monday, January 14, 2019
Highlights of the Week   On Tuesday, Governor Polis was inaugurated as Colorado’s 43rd Governor.  Jena Griswold was sworn in as Secretary of State, Dave Young was sworn in as State Treasurer, and Phil Weiser was sworn in as Attorney General.   On Thursday, Governor Polis gave his first State of the State Address to a joint session of the legislature.   Outlining his ambitious agenda to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, DCBA/Political, Town & County News
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Highlights of the Week Today the 72nd General Assembly of Colorado convened for the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session.  Over the next 120 days Colorado lawmakers will go to work under the golden dome.  The 2018 election set up a big change in the political landscape with incoming Governor-elect Jared Polis, Democrat control of the State Senate and State House, and over 30 new members in ...read more
Categories: DCBA/Political, Town & County News, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Seven Douglas County officials completed the swearing-in ceremony on January 8, 2019 including (from left to right) Surveyor: Robert Snodgrass; Clerk and Recorder: Merlin Klotz; Assessor: Lisa Frizell; Treasurer: David Gill; Coroner: Jill Romann; Sheriff: Tony Spurlock; County Commissioner, District I: Abe Laydon   Kicking off the New Year with one of the first official actions of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, DCBA/Political, Town & County News
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
The recent reimagination of Festival Park transformed the heart of Downtown into an even more magical place for the community to gather.   Many special moments are celebrated there, from finishing 5Ks to exchanging wedding vows. The park exudes Castle Rock’s community spirit and provides a place for neighbors to enjoy the outdoors together all year long.   These and other aspects of Festival ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Awards & Accolades
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
While we all want to stay in the holiday spirit for as long as possible, experts recommend recycling live Christmas trees right after the holiday. Don’t let your tree take up space in a landfill. Let your last gift for the season be to the environment, and participate in the Town’s Christmas tree-recycling program.   Live trees can be taken to one of four participating parks Wednesday, Dec. ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Monday, August 27, 2018
LITTLETON, CO (August 7, 2018) Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, are pleased to announce the launch of Colorado’s first registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program designed to meet local workforce needs.   A dozen students are enrolled in the initial cohort of this innovative work-based learning program, which is made possible by ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
U.S. Chamber Awards Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “Business leaders are a critical voice in conversations about promoting economic growth and job creation in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Awards & Accolades, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Monday, January 29, 2018
Castle Rock is a top Town The numbers, facts, research and databases help tell the story residents live every day - Castle Rock is a great place to be. In fact, our Town ranks among the best both locally and nationally, according to a variety of national publications and studies.Money Magazine: Top Place to Live Money magazine recognized Castle Rock in its top places to live in 2011, 2012 and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Awards & Accolades, Community, Town & County News