Posted on: May 24, 2016

Help save a life: learn CPR from Castle Rock Fire and Rescue

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It’s a priority for Castle Rock Fire and Rescue to keep our community safe, both by responding to emergencies and by being proactive. You can help by learning to help save a life.

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue will host a CPR and automated external defi...Full story...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Tell us your thoughts about TABOR


For the first time in this decade, the Town has exceeded its TABOR revenue limit. Now, Town Council has a decision to make, and Councilmembers want your input.

The Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) is part of the Colorado Constitution. It has a provisi...Full story...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Town Clerk verifies sufficient signatures in recall of District 5 Councilmember


The Town Clerk on Monday determined there are enough valid signatures for the recall effort in Castle Rock’s District 5 to move forward.

The Town’s Charter allows a petition to be circulated in attempt to recall a Town Councilmember within a certain ...Full story...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Weigh in on the Town’s 2017 Budget during open houses May 24 and June 13


Each year, the Town builds a balanced budget. Work on the 2017 Budget is beginning, and your Town wants your input.

For the past five years, the Town has focused its projects and budget on six key priorities: providing outstanding public safety servic...Full story...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Castle Rock Public Works Department earns top distinction

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Think about your day. How often do we get in our cars and drive down a road somewhere? We traverse bridges over water, stop at stop signs, navigate turn lanes and, sometimes, travel through construction zones.

Most of the time, we don’t think about th...Full story...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Overnight closure of southbound I-25 in Castle Rock as work continues on new interchange

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As crews continue working on signs for the new Castle Rock Parkway, another overnight closure of southbound Interstate 25 is necessary.

Here’s what to know if you travel I-25 at night next week:

• The full closure is southbound I-25 between Happy C...Full story...

Learn more about the North Meadows Extension
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue to conduct wildland training burn on Santa Fe Quarry in Red Hawk

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Training is always a priority for Castle Rock Fire and Rescue. With wildland fire and fireworks season around the corner, CRFD wants to ensure firefighters are ready with both training and mitigation.

Between now and June 30, the Castle Rock Fire and...Full story...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Castle Rock Water asks customers to go paperless


For years, Castle Rock residents have proven they are a community that cares about conservation. As a community we have cut back our water consumption by more than 20 percent. Now, Castle Rock Water is asking customers to take that concern to a new level ...Full story...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Recall election set for July 26

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Voters in Castle Rock’s Council District 1 can expect a ballot in the mail in July regarding the recall of District 1 Councilmember Paul Donahue.

Per State Statute and Town Charter, Town Council was required to set an election date for the recall with...Full story...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Recall protests denied, Council to schedule recall election

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Following a hearing last week, an independent hearing officer has denied all eight protests filed against the recall petition for District 1 Councilmember Paul Donahue. Now, per Town Charter and State Statutes, Town Council must set a recall election.
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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Tickets go on sale for summer Celebration Concert Series


Dancing under the stars, listening to music with friends and family, enjoying food and drinks with your toes in the grass – for many people that’s a recipe for a perfect summer night. Well make that dream a reality by joining the Town for the Celebration ...Full story...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Protest hearing concluded, ruling expected next week

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A hearing was held Thursday to review protests of the petition to recall District 1 Councilmember Paul Donahue.

Independent hearing officer Karen Goldman heard all eight protests that were submitted to the Town. She will issue a written decision to th...Full story...

View a video of the hearing
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Young athletes encouraged to try at annual youth triathlon


The motto is simple – all you have to do is try. Is your child a triathlete in the making? Have them pull on their swimsuits, dust off their bikes and lace up their sneakers. It’s time for the Town’s annual Tri the Rock.

The youth triathlon is Sunday, ...Full story...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Improvements coming to Plum Creek Parkway. Learn more and provide feedback at May 12 open house

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As Castle Rock continues to grow, your Town knows it’s important that infrastructure keeps up with demand. Construction is about to start on one project to help improve traffic flow on the south end of Town.

Starting in late May, crews will be workin...Full story...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Discovering the dream at Philip S. Miller Park; new amenities open to the public May 14


Celebrating the community and providing opportunities for families to spend time together was a priority for Castle Rock’s historic Miller family. Now, after years of work, we’re discovering that dream with new gathering locations at Philip S. Miller Park...Full story...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Protests filed in recall for District 1 Councilman

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Protests were filed in a recall effort that continues to make its way through the process.

Eight protests were filed against the recall petition for District 1 Councilman and Mayor Paul Donahue this week, and they will now go to a hearing.

A hear...Full story...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Overnight closures of southbound I-25 in Castle Rock as work continues on new interchange

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It’s a sure sign construction is nearing completion when crews start work on finishing touches, such as signage. For the North Meadows Extension, that work begins next week.

Starting Monday night, crews will install the three new sign bridges for Cast...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Town event series helps you unwind Downtown Fridays


After a long week at work, many people are looking for ways to unwind and relax. Spend time Downtown this season with the Town’s new Downtown After 5 series.

On select Fridays May through September, Downtown Castle Rock will come alive. Enjoy live musi...Full story...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Climb4Change changes lives May 7


Outdoor enthusiasts and fitness buffs are always looking for ways to change things up. Next month, changing your workout could change someone’s life. Join the second annual Climb4Change event Saturday, May 7.

The event is being held to raise funds for ...Full story...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Year-end report shows strong financial performance in 2015

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The preliminary year-end report for the 2015 fiscal year was presented to Town Council in early April, and it is good financial news.

The Town ended 2015 in the positive. Revenues exceeded expenditures by about $4.9 million. This success is the result...Full story...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Learn from the developer about the proposed Canyons South development plan

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The developer of Canyons South will host another public meeting next week to review its annexation and zoning proposal.

Over the last several months, Lowe Residential Development Company has held six neighborhood meetings regarding Canyons South. The n...Full story...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Roadwork starts Downtown Monday, businesses still open

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Proper maintenance helps make the most of our Town’s investment in road infrastructure. That’s why the Town will be working along Wilcox and Perry streets Downtown starting Monday, April 18.

Along Wilcox Street, work to rehabilitate crosswalks begins A...Full story...

Learn about the Pavement Maintenance Program
Posted on: April 13, 2016

Join the Town this summer for a new signature event series


In Castle Rock, maintaining our community character is a top priority. The Town’s new Events Division is making sure we’re celebrating Castle Rock’s heritage and maintaining a strong community future with a new signature event series.

Dance under the s...Full story...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Town Clerk verifies sufficient signatures in recall for District 1 Councilman

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The Town Clerk on Monday determined there are enough valid signatures for the recall effort in Castle Rock’s District 1 to move forward.

The Town’s Charter allows a petition to be circulated in attempt to recall a Town Councilmember within a certain ...Full story...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Help keep Castle Rock’s creeks clean at annual Spring Up the Creek event May 7


After months of snow, many of us are feeling anxious to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. When the first dedicated volunteers gathered in 2004 to pick up trash along East Plum Creek, they had no idea they were starting a new springtime tradition. ...Full story...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Growth will be focus of open houses April 26 and May 11


Your Town knows you are wondering about how our Town is growing. Maybe you have concerns about water and traffic, or maybe you’re curious how we’re planning for the future. That’s why we’re continuing the conversation about growth, and we want you to know...Full story...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Upcoming education programs teach about Castle Rock’s wild side


What do you do if you see a bear in your neighborhood? How can you protect small pets from coyotes? Are there really rattlesnakes on the trails? Get the answers to these questions, and learn about the best ways to coexist with the animals that call Castle...Full story...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Detour along Castle Oaks Drive starts April 4

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As our community grows, building the infrastructure that goes with it is an important effort. Often, the Town will require developers to take the lead.

As part of its development agreement with the Town, Richmond American Homes will be investing in gr...Full story...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Join the call to conserve; Mayor Donahue invites residents to take the pledge


Castle Rock is a community that understands conservation. Over the past 10 years, residents have made great strides and reduced their water use by more than 20 percent. Nonetheless, in Castle Rock Water’s recently updated Water Efficiency Master Plan, the...Full story...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Community growth, budget top agenda at next Town Council meeting

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Castle Rock is a thriving community, and your Town government knows you have thoughts and concerns about how we are growing. Next Tuesday, we’re continuing our conversation.

Town Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. It’s a time...Full story...

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Have a voice in Town government; board and commission applications due April 22


Residents know Castle Rock is a great place to live. Our Town is consistently listed among the safest and best places to live in the state. As our community thrives, it can feel like change has become the new normal. But, maintaining Castle Rock’s charact...Full story...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

2016 rebate program accepting applications; watering restrictions begin June 1

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Climbing temperatures, blooming landscape and chirping birds – all signs that spring is in the air. As the season begins to turn, more residents will be heading outdoors. But, before landscape season officially begins, the Town is encouraging residents to...Full story...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

Annual maintenance on residential and main roads starts this month

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There are more than 600 lane miles of roads for the Town to maintain in Castle Rock. That’s equal to a one-way trip from here to the Grand Canyon. So how do we ensure all those miles are properly cared for? With a strategy.

The Council-approved Paveme...Full story...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Snow plows deploy into residential streets; Town facilities closed


Heavy snow and blizzard conditions have caused a hazardous commute for many motorists. The Town’s plows have been working on major streets since 3:30 a.m. Crews are now deploying into residential neighborhoods.

Additional snow accumulations of up to 7 ...Full story...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Learning to be water wise; class registration now available

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In Castle Rock, residents are committed to conservation. They know, every drop counts. With the summer months, and irrigation season, right around the corner, Castle Rock Water wants to help residents start the season off on the right track. The Town’s Wa...Full story...

Additional information and registration
Posted on: March 14, 2016

Recall petitions certified for circulation in Districts 2 and 5

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The Town Clerk has certified for circulation two more recall petitions – one seeking to recall District 2 Councilmember Mark Heath and another seeking to recall District 5 Councilmember Renee Valentine.

The Town’s Charter allows a petition to be circu...Full story...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Recall petition certified for circulation in District 1

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The Town Clerk on Thursday afternoon certified for circulation a petition seeking to recall District 1 Councilmember and Mayor Paul Donahue.

The Town’s Charter allows a petition to be circulated in attempt to recall a Town Councilmember within a certa...Full story...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Registration opens for 2016 Citizens Police Academy; applications due March 14


Castle Rock is known as a safe community. Our police officers are dedicated to maintaining an open relationship with the public and keeping our Town among the safest in Colorado. But, have you ever wondered what it takes to be a police officer in Castle R...Full story...

Registration and additional information
Posted on: February 24, 2016

Voice an opinion on recreation at Rueter-Hess Reservoir at Feb. 27 open house

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Living in Colorado has several perks. Some of those involve wonderful recreation opportunities. Hiking, biking and exploring the outdoors is a way of life. Now, Castle Rock residents have the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding recreational oppo...Full story...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Portion of North Meadows Extension to be widened before opening

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Already the Town’s largest roadway project ever, the North Meadows Extension is expanding for the benefit of drivers in Castle Rock, Douglas County and throughout the region.

Castle Rock Town Council and the Douglas County Board of County Commissioner...Full story...

Learn more about the North Meadows Extension
Posted on: February 19, 2016

Safe transaction zones offer safety when conducting online business


The days of window shopping have transformed into a different kind of browsing. More and more of us are shopping online, and online transactions have reached an all-time high. In addition to finding the perfect pair of shoes, many people are buying and se...Full story...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Castle Rock police investigate star vandalism

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Castle Rock police are looking for the community’s help after the star atop the Town’s iconic rock was vandalized.

The star had been glowing blue and orange to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory. Sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday,...Full story...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Town Clerk approves form of initiative petition

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The Town Clerk on Feb. 4 approved the form of an initiative petition proposing to change the municipal code related to annexations. Petitioners may now gather signatures in an effort to move the ordinance (Citizen Initiated Ordinance 2016-A) toward a Town...Full story...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Join the adventure; registration opens for 2016-17 school year Feb. 2

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Do you have a genius in the making at home? Is your little learner jumping at the chance to start school? The Town’s Adventure Club program may be the answer. Registration opens Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Experienced, state-licensed teachers are accepting childr...Full text...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Snow storm moves out, but work continues for Town road crews


Mother Nature put up a fight, but the Town’s road crews are gaining an upper hand. While the bulk of the storm has moved out of the area, cleanup efforts will continue through much of the night. Residents can help by being good neighbors when digging out ...Full story...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Conversations brewing at Coffee with a Cop

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Many people start their morning with a cup of coffee. While some of us start our morning, afternoon and evening with the delightful “joe.” Whatever your preference, Castle Rock Police has you covered at their monthly Coffee with a Cop event.

Get to kno...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

As Castle Rock thrives, it remains a safe community, report says


While it’s true that Castle Rock is growing, the community is maintaining many of the qualities that are bringing people here. The most important of those is safety, and Castle Rock was once again ranked as one of the safest places in the state.

With ...Full story...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Tickets on sale now for Friday, Feb. 12 Daddy Daughter Ball

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You’re her first love and the ultimate super hero. Dads show your little girls what special really looks like at the 16th annual Daddy Daughter Ball.

This year’s event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 ...Full story...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

See what action Council will consider; Public notices now online

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Technology continues to create opportunities for efficiency and access. In Castle Rock, the newest beneficiary of technology is public notices.

During the November 2015 election, Castle Rock voters approved a measure that changed the way the Town offi...Full story...

View public notices online
Posted on: December 30, 2015

Discuss Downtown train horn quiet zone at open house Jan. 12

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While weighing the Town’s budget, Town Council members have been exploring ways to create a train horn quiet zone Downtown, and they want your feedback.

Join the Town for an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St....Full story...

Learn more and provide feedback.
Posted on: December 22, 2015

Castle Rock Fire contains fire to the attic

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Helpful residents gave their neighbors an early holiday gift this morning by calling 911, and helping fire fighters quickly respond to a house fire.

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to the call at 8:52 a.m. today. Neighbors called to report smok...Full story...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

2016 Budget continues six priorities

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The Town’s 2016 Budget will continue the community-supported priorities of providing outstanding public safety services and parks and recreation systems; securing long-term water; furthering economic development; ensuring safe transportation systems; and ...Full story...

Read the full budget online
Posted on: December 3, 2015

Plans for Downtown park improvements move forward

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Festival Park is the heartbeat of Downtown Castle Rock and is home to some of the community’s most treasured events. Soon, this vital organ will be getting a few improvements. Imagine a Christmas tree plaza, stream-side picnic areas, relaxing shade pavili...Full story...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

New pedestrian bridge will offer safe connection for much of Castle Rock’s trail system

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The secret is out – Castle Rock is a great place to live and play outdoors. Soon, a new pedestrian bridge will help connect the Town’s trail system and make discovering our great community even easier.

Construction on the new Wolfensberger Pedestrian B...Full story...

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

Year-round snow complex slides onto next steps


Snow covered slopes are among the many things that make Colorado popular for skiers and snowboarders. But, imagine being able to participate in those typical winter sports year-round. Soon, that could be a reality here in Castle Rock.

Town Council will...Full story...

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Proposed 2016 Budget focuses on six priorities, now includes Festival Park project

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It’s important to provide for community growth, including amenities, in the Town’s annual budget.

The Proposed 2016 Budget, which Town Council will consider for final approval Tuesday, Dec. 1, focuses on the Town’s six strategic priorities:

1. Provi...Full story...

Read the full proposed budget online
Posted on: November 25, 2015

Parker Water Update: Public Engagement Begins for Rueter-Hess Reservoir Recreation Master Plan


The Parker Water & Sanitation District (PWSD) and its regional partners have launched a public engagement process to develop the Rueter-Hess Reservoir Recreation Master Plan. A survey has been posted online to get initial input from area residents about r...Full story...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Brauer takes helm as Parks and Recreation director

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Over the past 15 years, Jeff Brauer has worked in the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department to help build a business foundation, establish levels of service and elevate performance.

This week, he officially took the helm as the department’s director, ...Full story...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Sculpture honoring Millers to be unveiled Thursday

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Every story has a beginning.

When the Town’s Public Art Commission last year commissioned a sculpture to honor Philip S. Miller, to place in the Town park named in his honor, a choice was made to focus on his beginnings.

The sculpture – which will b...Full story...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Castle Rock election results in: all but one measure pass


Council elections, public notices and some requirements related to referendums and initiatives will change in Castle Rock, following last night’s election.

This year, voters in Castle Rock were asked about six changes to the Town Charter. All but one ...Full story...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

Castle Rock remembers former Police Chief Tony Lane

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A strong community police department is built upon the inspiration and dedication of many who proudly wear the badge. Leading that comradery in service is the police chief.

Few understand the depth of that role better than former Castle Rock Police Ch...Full story ...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Castle Rock Parks and Recreation earns national accreditation


Most residents would agree – Castle Rock has beautiful parks, trails and open space. Whether you’re looking for a quick hike, hoping the kids will burn off some energy, or craving an adventurous ride through the scenery, Castle Rock truly has something fo...Full story...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Proposed 2016 Budget focuses on six priorities; reduces property tax

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Castle Rock is a growing and changing community, and it’s important to provide for the community’s growth in the Town’s annual budget.

The Proposed 2016 Budget will be introduced to Town Council and the community Tuesday, Oct. 20. It focuses on six key...Full story ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Castle Rock Water brings home top prize

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Drop by drop Castle Rock Water is working to secure our community’s long-term water future. But, it’s not just about quantity – quality is also important. Residents know the department is flowing in the right direction when it comes to the Town’s future w...Full story...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Suspected police officer impersonator under investigation; CRPD says drivers should be vigilant


Castle Rock Police are investigating a report of a suspected police officer impersonator. Now, officers are warning drivers in the area to be cautious.

Dispatchers received a call from a man at approximately 8 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6. The man said he wa...Full story...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Moving forward with the new

Residents know the best way to stay connected to everything happening within Castle Rock is through the Town’s website, Now, the official vehicle for Town news and information is getting an update.

Because our community is known for its fami...Full story...