Posted on: November 17, 2017

Council approves plan for Castle Rock’s future

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When making daily decisions about our community, it’s important to keep the big picture in mind. With a year of research, analysis and public outreach complete, Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a document to do just that.  T...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Celebrate the holidays with the third annual Season of the Star event series in Castle Rock

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Campfires and s’mores, sleigh rides and hot chocolate. These are a few of our favorite things, according to the song, during the holiday season. And you will find them all during the Season of the Star, which kicks off the week after the annual ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

County tests emergency notification system

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The Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority will be testing the CodeRED emergency notification system at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20. The purpose of this test is to validate the telephone numbers in the Douglas County emergency notification datab...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Festival Park officially opens during Starlighting; join a ribbon cutting Nov. 18

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In the past, it was where major holidays were celebrated, community events were held and family memories were made. But, for the past year Festival Park has been under construction. Big changes have been made and our community’s treasured Downtown landmar...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Council set to consider plan for Castle Rock’s future

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Like you, the Town of Castle Rock is invested in planning for the future. In that effort, Town Council on Tuesday is set to consider adoption of the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan.The Comprehensive Master Plan is the Town’s overall guiding document. It ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

New project, plan in place for Town’s public art program

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Bringing distinctive art to the community is part of the Town of Castle Rock Public Art Commission’s newly created mission.The Commission recently took two actions to further that mission: creating a new Public Art Plan, and installing an art wr...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Preliminary results are in; ballot question regarding Townwide Mayor passes

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The citizen-initiated effort seeking to change language in the Town Charter regarding how the Mayor is selected has passed, according to initial results.Unofficial results for Castle Rock’s special election have been posted to the Douglas County website, ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Making intersections safer – Flashing yellow turn arrows headed to 19 intersections

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You’ve already seen them at some intersections. They’re the flashing yellow turn arrows that remind drivers to look before they leap, and they’re coming to more intersections this year.Safety is always a top priority in Castle Rock. National research has ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Wondering about Trick or Treat Street? Read this update.

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It's almost Halloween, and you might be making plans, so we wanted to make sure you had updated information on Trick or Treat Street. We will not be hosting this event this year.

The Town knows this annual event has been a family favorite, and it&rsquo...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Going paperless could pay off for Castle Rock Water customers

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For years, Castle Rock residents have proven they are a community that cares about conservation. Collectively, Castle Rock Water customers have cut back consumption by more than 20 percent. Now, the department is asking customers to take those conservatio...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Fact or Fiction webpage answers your questions about Town topics

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If you have questions about what’s happening in your Town, your local government wants to make sure you get an accurate answer.

CRgov.com is like a virtual Town Hall, with plenty of information about happenings in Town. Now, a “Fact or Fiction?” section of...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Council chooses next neighborhood park location

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As Castle Rock thrives, it’s important for the Town to maintain its service levels. Following Town Council approval Tuesday, a new neighborhood park will soon give residents in one of the Town’s fastest-growing areas a new place to pla...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Learn about the next steps for choosing the next neighborhood park

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Part of what makes Castle Rock a great place for families is having many places to play. Already, the Town boasts 20 neighborhood parks. In 2018, one more will swing into construction. But before construction can begin, a site must be chosen.Since August,...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Bake a pie or devour a slice at Castle Rock’s inaugural pie baking competition

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Bake a pie or devour a slice at Castle Rock’s inaugural pie baking competitionIt's that festive time of year where families gather around to enjoy good company, hearty food, and most importantly, pie! Do you have what it takes to rise to the occ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Castle Rock Police encourages you to “outthink a thief” to keep your car safe

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In more than half of cases, burglarized cars were unlocked cars. Castle Rock Police place a high value on keeping the community safe, and they need your help.

Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in the number of car break-ins reported t...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Council defines future of transportation with approval of updated master plan

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Community surveys show transportation is a top priority for residents. It is for Town Council, too, and on Tuesday, Councilmembers approved a plan to take Castle Rock’s transportation system into the future.

The Transportation Master Plan specifi...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Special Preview Event! Hike the Plum Creek Trail Southern Extension Project

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For many outdoor enthusiasts, Colorado is nature’s paradise. Abundant trails and well-planned open space make the area a great place to get outdoors. In Castle Rock, the Town’s most popular trail is being expanded!

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Rock your Halloween: volunteer or participate in three fun events

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Whether you’re looking for a good scare or family fun, the Town of Castle Rock has many ways to rock your Halloween.

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The Castle Rock Fire Department’s Castle of Terror will frighten guests from 7 to 10 p.m. O...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Town Council continues conservative financial management with approval of several items

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Managing Town finances conservatively is a key priority of the Castle Rock Town Council.

Council recently approved several items that further this priority, including a $241.2 million budget for 2018 that includes no tax or rate increases, meaning water ra...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Celebrate Castle Rock’s parks, trails and open space with Public Lands Day Sept. 30

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Public land is a lot more than area owned by the government. It’s a day spent on the beach; a family vacation at a national park; and a long hike through local open space. Come celebrate the outdoor spaces where we live, learn and play at Public...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Celebrate trails for a good cause at Castle Rock Trail Festival Oct. 7

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Explore Castle Rock’s trails, learn to live big, and support a great cause at the Castle Rock Trail Festival. The festival combines the liveBIG run and the Ridgeline Trail Race to help participants explore the outdoors Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Help prevent pollution; Sept. 30 Household Chemical Roundup collects unwanted chemicals

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The summer celebrations are coming to an end, and fall is officially right around the corner. Usher in the change of season on the right foot, and get rid of any unwanted household chemicals at the Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Perry Street Downtown set to be one-way starting Sept. 11

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As Downtown Castle Rock transforms this year, additional parking is a priority for the local government.

Overall, the Town expects to gain more than two dozen parking spaces among multiple projects Downtown, including the Festival Park redesign. But to get...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Town Council sets ballot language for 2017 special election; community feedback solicited f

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An ordinance setting the ballot question for a November special election was approved by Town Council at its Aug. 15 meeting.

In mid-July, the acting Town Clerk announced there was a sufficient number of valid registered-voter signatures in a citizen-initi...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Rock Park to be made official “natural area” with proposed zoning changes; informational public meet

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Castle Rock’s “Rock” monument is an icon for the entire community. The Town’s namesake is home to the Star during the holiday season and one of the largest landmarks in the area. It’s also a wonderful plac...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Uncover the secret world of Pokémon; educational program teaches about character’s “background”

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Whether it’s video games, play cards or other collectibles ¬– Pokémon has taken over the world. But, did you know the characters of the popular game were actually inspired by real-life animals? Learn about Froakie, P...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Free family fun gets engines revving at Touch a Truck Sept. 16

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Get your motor running and get to the Castle Rock Touch a Truck event Saturday, Sept. 16, hosted by the Castle Rock Police Department.

These trucks are usually plowing streets, working construction sites and saving lives, but for this event they’...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Mind The Gap: CDOT launches new safety campaign south of Castle Rock

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)  is asking drivers to ‘Mind the Gap’ as part of a new safety campaign. The Gap is an 18-mile stretch of I-25 between Monument and C-470 and is known for a higher than average number of crashes.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Plunge into fun for a good cause at the annual Pooch Plunge event

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It’s hard to believe, but the dog days of summer are nearing an end. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Before we bid a final farewell to parties by the pool, make sure your pooch gets a final splash at Butterfield Crossing Pool.

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Roadwork set to begin on Crystal Valley Parkway Aug. 28

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Roadwork can be a bit of an inconvenience for drivers, but it helps the Town make the most of its investment in infrastructure. Soon, road crews will be working along eastbound Crystal Valley Parkway.

The work – between Manorbrier Circle and East...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Tune in for a good cause; free concert and family fun at PSM Park – Aug. 31, Hip Pocket

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The bell has rung and kids are back in school, but the summer fun is not over yet. Enjoy great music, good food and delicious drinks – all for a good cause. Create a perfect night of seasonal fun in Castle Rock and don’t miss the Town&...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Proposed 2018 Budget focuses on public safety, infrastructure; open house set for Aug. 29

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The Town’s Proposed 2018 Budget continues focusing on the key priorities of public safety and infrastructure.

Specifically, the budget includes $2 million to operate and add 12 staff for Fire Station 152, which will open next year in Crystal Vall...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

New report enhances financial transparency

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The Town of Castle Rock prides itself on conservative financial management, and also on transparency.

Both of these values are spotlighted by the Town’s new Financial Report to the Community – Year Ended December 31, 2016, available at ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Have breakfast with the future. Learn about the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan Aug. 15

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A distinct identity, responsible growth, community services and a thriving economy. That’s what residents said they wanted the Town’s future to be built upon. Thus, these are the Four Cornerstones that also make up the Town’s...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

American Heart Association recognizes Castle Rock Fire and Rescue response

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When every moment matters, you can count on Castle Rock Fire and Rescue and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, which were recently recognized by the American Heart Association.

The Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department this month received the American Heart ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Signatures verified in mayoral election effort, special election to be called

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The acting Town Clerk today announced there are a sufficient number of valid signatures in a citizen-initiated effort seeking to change language in the Town Charter regarding how the mayor is elected. Now, State Statute requires Town Council to set the ba...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Fire restrictions lifted, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue to continue monitoring conditions

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Recent rain has improved fire risk conditions in Castle Rock, leading the Town to lift fire restrictions.

Acting on authority granted by Town Council, Town Manager David L. Corliss and Fire and Rescue Chief Art Morales lifted those restrictions.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Petition related to mayoral elections returned, signature verification begins

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The Town on July 10 received a petition to change language in Castle Rock’s Charter regarding how the mayor is elected. The change would amend the Castle Rock Town Charter to allow for the at-large, town-wide election of the office of Mayor. In ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

New public art enhances parks, other public places

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Some Town parks are prettier and some Downtown sidewalks more scenic with the addition of new sculptures that will be displayed in Castle Rock for the next year.

Five of the sculptures are being featured through the Countywide Art Encounters program:

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Councilman Bower invites residents to two open houses in June

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Getting your thoughts and answering your questions are top priorities for the Town of Castle Rock.

District 4 Councilmember Jason Bower will host two open houses for residents in his district:

  • 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Fire Station 151, 300 Perry St....
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Posted on: June 5, 2017

What’s up at Council? Public safety training facility, WISE agreement on Tuesday’s agenda

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As Town Council implements the community’s priorities, it’s important for the Town of Castle Rock to provide updates. This week, in addition to other business items, Council will consider items related to two of the Town’s to...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Castle Rock Police investigate crash near U.S. Highway 85 and Meadows Parkway

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An investigation is ongoing after a car crashed into a culvert along U.S. Highway 85 in Castle Rock today.

At 2:33 p.m., Castle Rock Police and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a crash along northbound U.S. 85, just north of Meadows Parkw...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Conquer conservation with new CRconserve.com

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Water is a vital resource we can’t take for granted. For years, Castle Rock Water customers have embraced the call to conserve. Now, there’s a new tool to help make being water wise even easier. CRconserve.com is a new and improved res...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Survey results show continued satisfaction with life in Castle Rock

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Community feedback is critical as the Town plans for its future. You may have already provided feedback to the Town on various topics by attending an open house, submitting an online feedback form, or even posting on social media.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Back for the second year - tickets go on sale for the 2017 Summer Concert Series May 1

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Great music, perfect temperatures and spending time under the stars is the recipe for a beautiful summer night in Castle Rock. Make that dream a reality by joining the Town for the Summer Concert Series at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. Ticket...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Three petitions related to mayoral elections certified for circulation

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The Town Clerk Thursday certified for circulation three petitions.

The petitions propose to change language in the Town Charter that defines how the mayor is elected and the general composition of Council. With the forms of the petitions approved, petition...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Discussion continues as Town Council considers measures for both Miller’s Landing and Riverwalk proj

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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.

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Town Council considers financial agreement for new development on old landfill

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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 t...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Work begins at Festival Park; Second Street closes week of Feb. 20

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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 ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Report, video allow community to celebrate 2016’s successes, look ahead into 2017

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Castle Rock residents enjoy a great quality of life, as indicated by the Town’s most recent community survey. And the Town worked hard in 2016 to ensure that high quality of life was maintained.

 

Several major goals were accomplished las...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Town moves forward on improvements to Founders/Allen intersection

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It might be the most talked about intersection in Castle Rock, and Town Council last week took significant steps toward fixing it.  

The intersection of Founders Parkway and Allen Way is one of Castle Rock’s busiest. Now, design is under...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

New flashing crosswalk coming to Meadows Boulevard near Low Meadow Boulevard

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Safety is a top priority for the Town of Castle Rock. Sometimes, that means installing new traffic devices. Soon, a new device will help residents in The Meadows cross Meadows Boulevard.

They’re called Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons, and they&am...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Connect with Castle Rock Police at Coffee with a Cop events

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For many people, coffee is part of their morning routine. But, whether you prefer home brewed or usually swing by your favorite coffee shop, Castle Rock Police has a way to shake things up. Join officers for their monthly Coffee with a Cop event. The 2017...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Construction at Town Hall: use Wilcox entrance

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Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., is now a construction zone, as a 14,000-square-foot addition is being added to help maintain service levels as the Town continues to grow.

The construction means you may need to alter your habits when visiting Town Hall.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Chilly weather moves Winter Express event to Friday, Dec. 16

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If you were planning to take a ride on the Castle Rock Winter Express this Saturday, we want you to know your ticket has changed.

Forecasters predict temperatures will be in the single digits on Saturday, and up to 5 inches of snow is expected – ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

All aboard! Castle Rock’s Winter Express is Friday, Dec. 16

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**PLEASE NOTE: The date of this event has changed to Dec. 16, due to anticipated inclement weather.

Take a ride on the Castle Rock Winter Express train. Festival Park will be transformed into the North Pole, where kids can enjoy a short train ride around t...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

New Councilmembers sworn in. Council elects new Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem

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Councilmembers elected in November officially took office Tuesday night, including a new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

New Councilmembers Jess Loban, James Townsend and Jason Bower were sworn in, after Council honored outgoing members Mayor Paul Donahue, Counci...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Cozy up for story time in Festival Park with Storytellers and S’mores Saturday

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Create warm memories this weekend. Join Castle Rock leaders for festive stories and classic campfire treats by the fireside from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Festival Park.

Here’s what to know before you go:

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Help shape the future of Castle Rock. Fill a board or commission vacancy

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If you’re passionate about Parks and Recreation, or influencing the future of Castle Rock’s development, or public art, consider applying for a position on a board or commission.

While annual recruitment for the Town’s 13 boar...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Castle Rock named top small city in U.S.

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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 T...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Get your winter on at WinterFest this Saturday

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In Colorado, cold weather gives us something to celebrate. Here’s what you need to know about WinterFest this Saturday, Dec. 3:

  • Activities run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Festival Park, including ice carving, saying “so long” to ...
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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Business delivery access temporarily impacted by Second Street construction closure

Driving through Downtown, the progress is clear. A lot of work has been done, and Festival Park is being transformed. As work continues, there will be a few minor inconveniences to accommodate crews. One of those inconveniences will happen later this week...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Work begins at Festival Park; Second Street closes week of Feb. 20

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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 beg...

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