Posted on: December 9, 2016

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor John Glenn

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DENVER — Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of John Glenn, and as proclaimed b...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

New four-way stop coming to intersection in The Meadows

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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&rsquo...

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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:

  • Story time will occur throughout the e...
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Learn more about Season of the Star.
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 boards and c...

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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 Town ...

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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 2016...
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Learn more about Season of the Star.
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Maintenance work at the “Rock” starts Dec. 5

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Prestwick Way cleanup completed; evacuated residents headed home

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Chemical clean-up crews working in a home in Castle Rock’s Plum Creek neighborhood have completed their work today ahead of schedule. Residents evacuated from eight homes along the street will be able to return much earlier than expected.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Prestwick Way home chemical clean-up in final stages, temporary evacuations slated for Wednesday

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Prestwick Way home chemical clean-up in final stages, temporary evacuations slated for Wednesday

Tonight Castle Rock Fire and Rescue along with Castle Rock Police reached out to neighbors on Prestwick Way to inform neighbors of a temporary evacuation tomor...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Tackle your gift list with Castle Rock’s 12 Stops of Christmas

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The biggest shopping season of the year starts this week. With Castle Rock’s 12 Stops of Christmas, you can shop locally to find those special gifts, and you might even win a little something for yourself.

Back for the second year, Castle Rock&rs...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

400 officers trained in new domestic violence response program

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Service is at the heart of law enforcement. Sometimes, that means catching the criminal. But more often, it means implementing proactive programs that work. This year, 400 law enforcement officers in Douglas County have been trained in such a program.
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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Minor adjustments to water rates and fees add up to big community investments

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Securing the Town’s long-term water future; providing great-tasting, safe drinking water; and improving stormwater infrastructure throughout the community are all goals in the coming year for Castle Rock Water. As the department works hard to plan for the...Full story...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Provide feedback on parking in Downtown Castle Rock

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A study is underway to improve parking in Downtown Castle Rock.

An important part of the study is gathering community feedback on the parking experience in Downtown today and hopes for the future.

Provide your thoughts to the team that’s working on ...Full story

Tell us what you think!
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Castle Rock teens advised of charges in investigation that began Monday morning

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As part of a detailed and ongoing investigation, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally advised two Castle Rock teens of their charges.

Throughout this investigation, the District Attorney and Castle Rock Police have worked together...Full story...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Help plan the future of transportation in Castle Rock; open house Nov. 16

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If you’re wondering about the future of transportation, take part in the planning. The Town of Castle Rock will soon be updating the 20-year Transportation Master Plan, and – as a driver, walker, biker and hiker in our community – your input is needed.
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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Police update residents during neighborhood meeting, here’s a summary

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As Castle Rock Police continue to investigate suspicious chemicals found in a Castle Rock home, it’s important to keep the community informed.

That’s why Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley hosted a neighborhood meeting Tuesday night. During that meet...Full story...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Update for residents in homes evacuated on Prestwick Way

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Residents who live in the homes that were evacuated surrounding the 400 block of Prestwick Way, should be allowed to re-enter the area and their homes starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. We encourage the residents to contact Castle Rock Police with any qu...Full Update

Posted on: October 26, 2016

Four-way stop to stay at Rio Grande Drive and Perry Street

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If you drive near Safeway in Castle Rock, you know there’s been a temporary four-way stop at Perry Street and Rio Grande Drive. Soon, that stop will become permanent.

Traffic safety is a science. The Town has traffic engineers who objectively study va...Full story...

Learn more about the Town's traffic division.
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Dry weather causes Town to implement fire restrictions

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The falling leaves are crisp, and weather conditions are very dry. Due to lack of rain or snow, fire restrictions are now necessary.

Acting on authority granted by Town Council, Town Manager David L. Corliss and Fire and Rescue Chief Art Morales today...Full story...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Clean out the medicine cabinet; unwanted prescriptions collected by Castle Rock Police

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Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from home medicine cabinets. Prevent potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands by disposing of them properly.

The danger of...Full story...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Nightmares awaken at annual Castle Rock Fire haunted house

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The frightful season comes to life at Castle Rock Fire and Rescue’s annual Castle of Terror. Relive your nightmare and be ready for a terrifying night as apocalypse insanity takes over the community.

The scream-worthy haunted house will be from 7 to 10...Full story...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

$1 million grant helps Town invest in future East Plum Creek Trail expansion

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For many outdoor enthusiasts, living in Colorado is nature’s paradise. Abundant trails and well-planned open space make the area a great place to get outdoors. Soon the Town’s most popular trail will be expanded, thanks to the help from a newly awarded Gr...Full story...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Town to implement new traffic technology along Plum Creek Parkway in November, open house Oct. 19

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Helping you get where you’re going is a priority for Castle Rock Public Works. Innovative technology is coming to the Plum Creek Parkway corridor to do just that.

As part of the road improvements along Plum Creek Parkway, the Town is installing a new ...Full story...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Scare up Halloween fun at Trick or Treat Street Oct. 31

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Halloween doesn’t have to be about frights and fears. In Castle Rock, it’s about community, and you’re invited to join us for the annual Trick or Treat Street event.

Trick or Treat Street is for anyone seeking Halloween fun. Held in cooperation with th...Full story...

Register for the costume contest
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Pike National Forest hosts open house on Prescribed Fire Project on Bear Mountain near Sedalia

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The Town is sharing the below news on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service.

The U.S. Forest Service plans to burn about 275 acres on the South Platte Ranger District this fall in Douglas County. Burning will take place approximately three miles southwest ...Full story...

Learn more about the U.S. Forest Service
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Celebrate the changing season at Harvest Festival Oct. 15

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Cooler temperatures, changing leaves and pumpkin-spice lattes all signs that fall is in the air. Celebrate the season where the food is richer, the drinks are warmer and the beer is crisper at the Town’s Harvest Festival.

Join the festivities from 2 to...Full story...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Help protect the environment; Oct. 1 chemical roundup collects unwanted chemicals

Household Chemical Roundup

As the brisk temperatures of fall begin, now is the perfect time to straighten up around the house. But, keep in mind the weekend to-do list should also include collecting any unused household chemicals sitting around the house. For proper disposal in Cas...Full story...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Touch a Truck gets engines revving for families Oct. 8

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Put your imagination in gear and get to the Castle Rock Touch a Truck event Saturday, Oct. 8, hosted by the Castle Rock Police Department.

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

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Castle Rock Water seeks feedback for 2016 Water Resource Strategic Master Plan update

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It’s your water, tell us what you think. In a thriving community, long-term water is a top priority. Currently, Castle Rock is dependent on nonrenewable ground water. But, for the past 10 years Castle Rock Water has been working to secure long-term renewa...Full story...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Hike and Help Day recognizes Castle Rock trails

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If you like to hike it, why not help it? Join the Town for its first Hike and Help day at Quarry Mesa Open Space Saturday, Sept. 24.

Castle Rock is known for its beautiful open space and well-planned trails. But, regular maintenance is what keeps our t...Full story...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Roadwork ahead on Crystal Valley Parkway. Crews expected to start Sept. 19

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If you drive Crystal Valley Parkway, you likely know just when to slow down to accommodate the dip on the east side of the bridge.

That dip occurred when elements of the bridge settled, but soon, it will be gone. The Town is planning to fix the bridge...Full story...

View a map of all lane and road closures.
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Homes to be brushed up with Castle Rock Fire and Rescue’s annual Paint-A-Thon

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A fresh coat of paint can transform an old house into a warm home. But painting a home can be a huge chore, especially for those in need. Join Castle Rock Fire and Rescue to chip in during the annual Paint-A-Thon.

Volunteers and fire personnel will te...Full story...

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Posted on: September 10, 2016

District 5 recall petition withdrawn by representatives

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The Town of Castle Rock Town Clerk received written requests on Friday, Sept. 9, from the three petition representatives requesting withdrawal of the recall petition of District 5 Councilmember Renee Valentine.

The withdrawal is authorized and in conf...Full story

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue remembers 9/11

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Americans who are old enough to remember 9/11 can recall exactly where they were when they first heard the news of the terrorist attacks. As a nation, we’ll mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday.

More than 3,000 people were killed in those attac...Full story...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Fitness for a purpose; Join Glow for REAL Sept. 16

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Looking for a reason to work out? Have too many excuses to skip the gym? Join the Town for a new event that’ll bring fitness for a purpose and offer a great way to change things up. Don’t miss the new Glow for REAL – Zumba Special Needs Fundraiser.

The...Full story...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Proposed 2017 Budget focuses on infrastructure, safety

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Budgets should reflect priorities; that’s why the Town’s Proposed 2017 Budget emphasizes surface transportation and long-term water infrastructure, as well as public safety.

The $188.5 million budget was introduced to Town Council and the community Aug...Full story...

Read the proposed budget and get more information.
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Castle Rock Parkway/North Meadows Drive now open

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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.
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Learn the history of Castle Rock Parkway
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue helps “fill the boot”

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Many of us are looking forward to an extra day off this Labor Day weekend, but as you’re driving through Town, look for Castle Rock Firefighters working a little extra hard for a good cause.

Each year, the Fire and Rescue Department participates in th...Full story...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Get the current candidate list for November Town Council election

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The slate of candidates for November’s Town Council election has been set. The following candidates have submitted petitions by the Aug. 29 deadline and are certified to be on the November ballot. They are listed in alphabetical order. The Town Clerk’s Of...Full story...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Uncover Castle Rock’s hidden treasures in new family scavenger hunt Sept. 17

Explore Castle Rock

Castle Rock is steeped in history, and our roots are what make this community so special. Discover some of Castle Rock’s forgotten places and historical sites with the Town’s new Scavenge the Rock event.

Part scavenger hunt, part costume contest, and p...Full story...

More information and registration
Posted on: August 22, 2016

TABOR question to be on November ballot

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Castle Rock voters in November will decide whether the Town should retain its $714,580 TABOR surplus or whether the money should be refunded to taxpayers through a water bill credit.

2015 marked the first time in a decade the Town exceeded its Taxpaye...Full story...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Join the adventure; Town preschool program starts Sept. 6

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Reading, writing and arithmetic – they are the foundation of a good education. Most parents want to make sure their child’s education gets off on the right foot with all of the basics. Castle Rock’s Adventure Club preschool and pre-kindergarten programs h...Full story...

Registration and more information
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Raptors Rock Castle Rock at Wednesday night summer event

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Living side-by-side with wildlife is part of what makes Colorado a great place to call home. Nature enthusiasts and bird watchers alike know the best places to go for a great view. But, instead of heading to the trails to catch a sneak peek at Castle Rock...Full story...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Full moon equals full-family fun at annual cycling event

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Grab your bike, helmet and a few decorations to light up the night with your family at the Town’s annual Pedal the Moon bike ride. The fun will be as full as the moon when cyclists of all ages participate in the 6-mile ride Saturday, Aug. 13.

Meet at 7...Full story...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Recreation Center closed through Aug. 12 for annual maintenance

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Gym-goers, fitness buffs and swimmers, mark your calendars. The Castle Rock Recreation Center will be closed Aug. 8-12 for routine maintenance and general cleaning.

The Recreation Center is closed for a week annually to help make sure the facility stay...Full story...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Celebrate your athletic spirit at new Rocky Mountain Sports Festival

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Colorado is known as a great place to be active. And, Castle Rock in particular has the perfect mix of terrain, well-planned open space and trails, and community events for residents, business owners and athletes to enjoy. In the spirit of celebrating Col...Full story...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Castle Rock Parkway/North Meadows Drive sneak peek set for Aug. 11

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Projects of significance and community value go beyond town boundaries. They take a partnership. Later this month, one of those projects will open for public use – Castle Rock Parkway/North Meadows Drive.

As the final construction items are completed ...Full story...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Recall fails; District 1 Councilman Paul Donahue remains in office

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Recall fails; District 1 Councilman Paul Donahue remains in office

District 1 Councilman Paul Donahue will remain in office through the completion of his term in November.

Per State Statute and Town Charter, Town Council was required to set an elect...Read more »

Posted on: July 21, 2016

ISO scores improve throughout the Town of Castle Rock

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Homeowners know there are many factors that determine a homeowner’s insurance rate. But did you know that one of those factors is the strength and success of your local fire department?

Each year, a third-party agency known as the Insurance Services O...Full story...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Meet those behind the badges at annual National Night Out

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Castle Rock Police value their community, and they look forward to getting together with you again during their annual National Night Out event, scheduled this year for Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the White Pavilion near Fourth ...Full story...

Learn more about National Night Out
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Overnight closure coming to Fifth Street

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It’s construction season in Castle Rock, and while those cones can signal inconvenience, they are also a sign your Town is taking care of your roads.

Every summer, the Town performs road maintenance in neighborhoods and on main roads. For the past seve...Full story...

View a map of all lane and road closures
Posted on: July 14, 2016

Accident closes Plum Creek Parkway

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Along with first responders, several drivers stopped to help those involved in a single-car crash along Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock just before 1 p.m. today.

Plum Creek Parkway is closed, between Interstate 25 and Coachline Road, as Castle Rock ...Full story...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Safety is the name of the game at July 16 Castle Rock Public Safety Day

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Do you have a teenager getting behind the wheel for the first time? Are the kids itching to break out the bikes this summer? Are you simply concerned about the safety of your family? Join the Castle Rock Police Department, along with several partners, at ...Full story...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Town implements Stage 1 fire restrictions

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Fires across are state remind us all that it only takes a couple hot days to change Colorado’s fire danger status. That’s why the Town of Castle Rock today implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions.

Acting on authority granted by Town Council, Town Manage...Full story...

More information about fire restrictions
Posted on: July 8, 2016

Night work Downtown to bring intermittent noise, lane closures

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Work associated with a former gas station at the site of Town Hall will bring intermittent noise and lane closures in the area for about three weeks beginning July 17.

Fuel tanks from the former gas station were removed years ago from the Town Hall sit...Full story...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Active emergency training starts today at Castle View High School

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Training is imperative to any job, but especially for those who are working to save lives.

The Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department, along with Castle Rock Police, several other law enforcement agencies, and Larkspur and Franktown fire departments w...Full story...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

New detours at Wilcox Street and Plum Creek Parkway Thursday

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If you travel Plum Creek Parkway, you know it’s been a cone zone this summer. The Town appreciates your patience as we bring you better roads. This week, there are some changes ahead.

As this road work continues, it’s a priority for the Town to balan...Full story...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Tune in to support trails this summer; free concerts scheduled at PSM Park

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Great music, delicious food and drinks, family-friendly fun – what more do you need for a perfect night in Castle Rock? Participate in all the seasonal fun, and help a great cause, at the Town’s new Tunes for Trails / Perks for Parks free concert series. ...Full story...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

More good financial news: Town earns budget award, no changes to year-end audit required

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The Town of Castle Rock has a strong tradition of accurately and transparently communicating financial information to the public, and the tradition continues, according to two recent independent evaluations.

There are two ways the Town’s finances are ...Full story...

Learn more about the 2016 Budget.
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Tell us what you think! Town submits application to fund East Plum Creek Trail southern extension

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For many outdoor enthusiasts, living in Colorado is nature’s paradise. Abundant trails and well-planned open space make the area a great place to get outside. Imagine being able to hike along a single trail from Wyoming, through Castle Rock, all the way t...Full story...

Give us your feedback!
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Public art pieces change with the seasons

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Like spring has changed to summer, the Town’s Public Art Commission has changed the sculptures being displayed in Castle Rock as part of the Countywide Art Encounters program.

Starting its ninth year, Art Encounters provides one-year exhibits of sculpt...Full story...

Learn more about public art
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Downtown parking study aims to define needs, offer options

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As more amenities and events come to Downtown Castle Rock, it’s increasingly important for the Town to proactively plan to meet the community’s parking and access needs.

It’s for this reason that the Town and the Downtown Alliance recently partnered wi...Full story...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Looking to lend a hand? Victims Assistance program accepting applications through Aug. 22

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Becoming a victim of a crime is most people’s worst nightmare. But, oftentimes a thoughtful hug or a shoulder to cry on can make all the difference. That’s why Castle Rock Police’s Victims Assistance program is so important. Now, the program is looking fo...Full story...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Know a teen interested in a criminal justice career? Tell them about Teen Court

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We’re always asking our teenagers what they want to be when they grow up. But what if they could experience these potential careers as they build their future plans? For those who are interested in becoming a lawyer, judge, court clerk, or law enforcement...Full story...

Apply to volunteer
Posted on: June 21, 2016

District Attorney reports no fraud in election petitions

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The Town of Castle Rock places a high value on informing the public.

In an effort to do so related to the recall election of District 5 Councilwoman Renee Valentine, the Town is sharing a news release from the Office of the District Attorney, which i...Full story...

Read the DA's new release
Posted on: June 17, 2016

District 5 recall election on November ballot

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Voters in Castle Rock’s Council District 5 can expect to see a recall question on their November ballot for Councilwoman Renee Valentine.

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

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Get bike safety tips at CRPD’s Bikes and Badges event

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the final school bell has rung. For many kids, riding bikes through the neighborhood is a summer tradition. Help make sure your child is prepared for the season at Castle Rock Police’s Bikes and Badges event....Full story...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

New fireworks show set for July 4

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If fireworks are a traditional part of your July 4 celebration, Castle Rock has something new to spark your interest. In an effort to increase visibility of the fireworks show, the Town-hosted display will blast off differently than year’s past.

This ...Full story...

Learn more about fireworks in Castle Rock
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Town’s free RV dump to close after Labor Day

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If you camp, you know that with the fun comes chores.

For many summers, the Town was able to help with at least one of those chores with a free RV dump site, located near the Town’s Service Center on Castleton Court. However, due to cost, time is runn...Full story...

Find another dump site
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Check your car seat with experts from CRFD at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital on June 25

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It’s a startling fact that most child car seats are improperly installed – up to 73 percent in fact. Let the experts of Castle Rock Fire and Rescue and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital help keep your children safe. Together, the two entities will host a car...

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Find out more about CRFD car seat checks
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Partial closures of Plum Creek/Wilcox intersection start June 12

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Crews are working hard along Plum Creek Parkway so drivers will have a smoother ride and easier access to Interstate 25 by the end of the summer.

As this work continues, it’s a priority for the Town to balance roadway access with safety precautions. To...Full story...

Learn more about the work and get alternate routes
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Change up your commute and enter to win prizes at Bike to Work Day June 22

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Put the pedal to the pavement this Bike to Work Day Wednesday, June 22.

The Town of Castle Rock will host a free breakfast for bicyclists (and walkers and runners) this year from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at Festival Park, near Second and Perry streets. Partici...Full story...

Register for additional prizes
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Tri the Rock results announced; Clear Sky Elementary narrowly wins school challenge

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All you have to do is try! Hundreds of kids put on their swim suits, fastened their helmets and laced up their sneakers to give it their best try in this year’s annual Tri the Rock youth triathlon.

More than 400 young athletes participated in this year...Full story...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Step into summer with STEP; Guided hike tonight

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Castle Rock residents know there is no place like home. While some follow the yellow brick road, our residents follow more than 75 miles of trails and 5,800 acres of open space. That’s a lot of ground to cover, so the Town is inviting everyone this summer...Full story...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

On your mark, get set, go! Castle Rock’s Half Marathon set for June 25

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Runners, mark your calendar, and get that training schedule set. The Town is hosting its fourth annual Half Marathon later this month.

The event is set for 7 a.m., Saturday, June 25. The Half Marathon, presented by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, begin...Full story...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Unwind Downtown after 5 p.m. with Cajun and Blues tonight

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Had a long week at work? Looking for ways to relax and unwind? Spend time Downtown this season with the Town’s new Downtown After 5 series, presented by Bellco Credit Union.

On select Fridays this summer, Downtown Castle Rock will come alive. Enjoy liv...Full story...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Protest withdrawn in recall for District 5 Councilwoman

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A protest that had been filed in a recall effort in District 5 has been withdrawn.

The protest was filed by District 5 Councilwoman Renee Valentine during the protest window in May. Valentine withdrew that petition today for reasons described in a let...Full story...

Read the withdraw letter
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Growth will be focus of open houses June 20 and 28

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Your Town knows you are talking about how our community is growing, and we want to keep the conversation going. The Town has hosted two open houses to hear what you think. Now, join us again, this time in your neighborhood.

Two more open houses will ...Full story...

Learn more about growth
Posted on: May 31, 2016

Come together to celebrate the season with new summer concert series

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In order to have the perfect summer night in Castle Rock, all you need is love – and a ticket to the Fab Four concert at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park.

Tickets are on sale now. The Fab Four is known as one of the best Beatles tribute bands ...Full story...

Purchase Tickets
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Castle Rock Water recognized as industry leader

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Whether it’s paving the way with its long-term water plan, rising to the challenge of having the best tasting water in Colorado or setting an example for conservation – Castle Rock Water is leading the way in the water industry. Now, a series of awards ha...Full story...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Construction starts May 31 along Plum Creek Parkway

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Maintaining safe roads and ensuring infrastructure keeps up with demand are priorities for the Town of Castle Rock. Sometimes, doing that work means inconvenience to drivers or businesses.

Starting Tuesday, the Town is asking for your patience along P...Read on...

Learn more about the work on Plum Creek Parkway
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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

Purchase tickets!
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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Learn more about the Town's budget
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Learn more about growth
Posted on: March 25, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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: September 15, 2016

Hike and Help Day recognizes Castle Rock trails

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If you like to hike it, why not help it? Join the Town for its first Hike and Help day at Quarry Mesa Open Space Saturday, Sept. 24.

Castle Rock is known for its beautiful open space and well-planned trails. But, regular maintenance is what keeps our t...Full story...


Posted on: October 26, 2016

Four-way stop to stay at Rio Grande Drive and Perry Street

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If you drive near Safeway in Castle Rock, you know there’s been a temporary four-way stop at Perry Street and Rio Grande Drive. Soon, that stop will become permanent.

Traffic safety is a science. The Town has traffic engineers who objectively study va...Full story...

Learn more about the Town's traffic division.

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Touch a Truck gets engines revving for families Oct. 8

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Put your imagination in gear and get to the Castle Rock Touch a Truck event Saturday, Oct. 8, hosted by the Castle Rock Police Department.

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

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Celebrate the changing season at Harvest Festival Oct. 15

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Cooler temperatures, changing leaves and pumpkin-spice lattes all signs that fall is in the air. Celebrate the season where the food is richer, the drinks are warmer and the beer is crisper at the Town’s Harvest Festival.

Join the festivities from 2 to...Full story...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Scare up Halloween fun at Trick or Treat Street Oct. 31

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Halloween doesn’t have to be about frights and fears. In Castle Rock, it’s about community, and you’re invited to join us for the annual Trick or Treat Street event.

Trick or Treat Street is for anyone seeking Halloween fun. Held in cooperation with th...Full story...

Register for the costume contest