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Friday, July 21, 2017
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 ballot question and call a special election. The Town on July 10 received a petition to change language in Castle Rock’s Charter regarding ...read more
Categories: Political, Town & County News, Community, Press Release
Friday, July 21, 2017
Castle Rock Police Department’s fifth annual event is an invaluable opportunity to meet those who serve and protect our community. For the past five years, Castle Rock officers have looked forward to this event as an opportunity to interact with the community and build trust. Officers would like to invite you to a very special evening of fun, food and friendship during the National Night Out ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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 addition, it will include district changes. Town Council currently consists of seven members elected from the district they live in. The proposed ...read more
Categories: Political, Town & County News, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 10, 2017
Livability: Castle Rock, CO 2017 Now Available The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Releases New Tools to Promote Community Castle Rock, Colorado​–– The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled Livability: Castle Rock, Colorado , the latest edition of a web and magazine marketing program designed to promote the area, draw new business, visitors, talent and investment. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community, Town & County News
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Come out and celebrate! Performances include the Wellspring Wonders Choir and Chorale, Wellspring Dance Team and More, Madaline Garcia, MountainCity – Dave and Tara Powers, Crossfit Loop Other Attractions: Best Buddies Bakery & Café Products, ArtBeat Studio Products, Food Trucks, Vendor Booths – And More!! The mission of the Wellspring Community is to provide a work, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Douglas County Economic Development Profile http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglas-county-economic-development-profile.pdf Residential Project Status Summary http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/residential-project-status-summary.xlsx The link to the entire Population & Development Report is: http://www.douglas.co.us/about-us/demographics/population-and-development-report/
Categories: Economic, Community, Town & County News
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Maintaining our investment in road infrastructure and improving access throughout Town are priorities for your local government. Summer temperatures are the best for Castle Rock’s road crews to perform work in line with those priorities. During July, three important road projects will get underway as another continues. Read on for details. Third and Perry roundabout To help ensure smooth ...read more
Categories: Town & County News, Community, Transportation
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Douglas ranked second in Colorado and 40th in U.S. for highest investment activity. Once again Douglas County, Colorado ranks among the top Counties in the state and nation for incoming investments, according to a recent study by New York-based financial firm Smart Asset. Considering several factors including business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits, Douglas County was ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Community
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Colorado-based Confluence Companies released a rendering of what the new Riverwalk at Castle Rock mixed-used development is expected to look like when finished. Riverwalk will border Festival Park and include 228 apartments, 10,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 30,000 square feet of office space. The first phase is scheduled to be completed in the fall ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Summer has officially arrived, your Colorado Rockies are in first place, and Colorado job growth picked up in May! The most recent release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Colorado is on track to add 50,600 jobs in 2017. This growth is occurring in each of five size categories in different ways: About 88% of business establishments and 29% of employees are in the category of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Town & County News
Monday, June 26, 2017
Providing safe and smooth access along Castle Rock roadways is a priority for the Town of Castle Rock. Throughout Town, projects are planned to alleviate congestion and increase access. Soon, one project will start at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Meadows Parkway. Crews will install an additional left-turn lane from northbound U.S. 85 to westbound Meadows Parkway. The project is expected ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Transportation
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Colorado! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in July 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Fun Facts
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
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 top priorities: public safety and long-term water. Public Safety Training Facility Ensuring public safety is the priority for Castle Rock Police and Castle ...read more
Categories: Town & County News, Community
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
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 the website answers your questions in one place. Visit CRgov.com/Facts. On the page, you’ll find answers to frequently ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
On Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m., CDOT will host a Telephone Town Hall for Douglas County residents, providing a forum to ask questions and give input on transportation projects and issues. Want to participate? Dial in, toll-free, at 1-877-229-8493 , PIN 112034. Listen to and express your thoughts to your transportation commissioner and key CDOT personnel on how the Department is addressing the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Town & County News, Transportation
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New research might finally put to rest the perception that remote workers are lazy, anti-social and unproductive. The study by Future Workplace and Polycom, which polled more than 25,000 employees across 12 countries, revealed that remote workers are actually more collaborative, desire connection and are more empathetic than their in-office counterparts. “There is still a stigma that remote ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
An unethical nemesis might over-promise results, be environmentally destructive, use untrained staff or may have illegal business practices. Instead of swinging at them head on, which is risky, try these tactics: 1) Offer a free report such as “5 Things to Look for When Hiring a _____.” Describe the unethical factors (without naming names) and why they are misleading or shoddy. 2) ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
After all, they are best prepared to market your product. They understand the target customer and can empathize. They already exist in the places where your customers hang out. Best of all, they have a deep understanding of the value your product provides. The secret is giving your customers enough information to succeed. For example, can your customers describe your product or service in one ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Colorado has an unemployment rate of 2.3%, down from 2.6% in March. That is a sign that Colorado's economy has fared well in the recovery from the Great Recession; however, it is currently operating in an inefficient mode because businesses in most industries are having difficulty finding qualified workers for key positions. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When the 2017 legislative session commenced on January 11th, no one was quite sure what to expect given the intensity of the 2016 election at the federal and state level. During opening day speeches, President Grantham, Speaker Duran, Senate Minority Leader Guzman, and House Minority Leader Neville shared a commitment to prioritize a solution to address Colorado’s failing infrastructure and ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Transportation, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Are you a believer in a perfect summer night? Don’t miss the first concert in Castle Rock’s Summer Concert Series – Super Diamond. Tickets are on sale now! The Neil Diamond tribute band is known for passionately immersing themselves into the power ballads and up-tempo hits in Diamond’s repertoire. Super Diamond has played venues across the country and is now making its way ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Highlights of the Week The last full week of legislative session was filled with intense negotiations surrounding the some of the most important issues before the legislature this session including the hospital provider fee and K-12 funding. On Tuesday morning, President Pro Temp Jerry Sonnenberg announced a deal was in place for SB 267, yet in the middle of the announcement word came from the ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Town & County News, Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Economic, Transportation, Political
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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. Another important feedback mechanism is the biennial community survey, for which the 2017 results are in. Some key findings: The Town overall remains a very strong ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News, Economic, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Highlights of the Week The second to last full week of session was a whirlwind that brought finalization of the budget, lots of bills moving quickly from committee to the floor, key initiatives stalled, top priorities for leadership meeting their end, and bills still being introduced daily. On Thursday, the Joint Budget Committee met in a conference committee to go through the various amendments ...read more
Categories: Community, DCBA, Transportation, Political, Economic, Chamber
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Highlights of the Week Thursday marked the 100 th day of the 2017 General Assembly with Senate President Grantham holding a press availability where he said that after more than five months of work, he had only five days to find a path forward for the transportation funding bill. HB 1242 is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, April 25 th . The final hope for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Town & County News, Transportation, Community, DCBA, Economic
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Highlights of the Week This week marked the one month mark for legislators to wrap up all their business for the 2017 legislative session. As of Thursday, 710 bills and resolutions have been introduced, 132 bills have been postponed indefinitely, 138 have been signed by the Governor, and bills are still being introduced daily. The House spent Monday morning making closing remarks on the FY ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, DCBA, Political
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 13 Highlights of the Week This week the Senate handed over the budget to the House for consideration and debate. Although the Senate’s 45 amendments were deemed impressive at the time, the House introduced a total of 93 amendments to the budget and second reading debate extended over two legislative days. Many of the amendments mimicked those in the Senate while others ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Town & County News, Transportation, Economic, Community, DCBA, Political
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Highlights of the Week The FY 2017-18 budget, SB 254 was introduced and debated in the Senate this week along with 12 budget orbital bills. The Senate worked on the floor until nearly midnight on Wednesday, debating 45 different amendments to the budget. Amendments ranged from defunding private prisons and putting the money into K-12 education, providing $3 million from the marijuana tax cash ...read more
Categories: Political, Economic, Chamber, DCBA, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Douglas County Demographic Summary has been updated and is available online. It is a brief narrative describing demographic changes from the past year. http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglas-county-demographics-summary.pdf The link to the entire Population & Development Report is: http://www.douglas.co.us/about-us/demographics/population-and-development-report/
Categories: Political, Chamber, Community, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 11 Highlights of the Week This week the Joint Budget Committee faced the difficult task of making final budget decisions and tackling big ticket items they put on the back burner during figure setting. On Monday, the JBC found out that based on decisions they made thus far, they were facing a $382 million budget deficit for FY 2017-18. They also learned that they needed to ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Transportation, Economic
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Project Background Previous Next Between Monument and C-470, I-25 experiences congestion on numerous days throughout the week. Weekday and weekend travel delays and unreliability frustrate travelers now and will only get worse as Colorado's population grows from 5 million to more than 8 million in the next 20 years. Congestion, high (75 mph) speeds, and climbing grades contribute to severe ...read more
Categories: Transportation, Community
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Highlights of the Week The first full week of the second half of the legislative session didn’t lack for excitement. On Monday, the House Education Committee considered two bills to address school suspension and expulsion policies that disproportionately affect African-American children, Latino boys, and children with disabilities. HB 1210 updates statute to offer better guidance for ...read more
Categories: Political, DCBA, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 9 Highlights of the Week From start to finish, legislators tackled some of the most controversial topics this week. On Monday, the House Finance Committee met past midnight to hear from the proponents and opponents of two bills aimed to close the loophole that has allowed gray market marijuana in the state. The gray market for marijuana is considered marijuana that is legally ...read more
Categories: Economic, DCBA, Chamber, Political, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 7 Highlights of the Week The legislature enjoyed a short week thanks to President’s Day weekend. It is the last break the legislature will see until Sine Die unless, as is tradition, the House and Senate take off Good Friday. Having just passed the 75-day mark of session, and a rumored 250 bills to still be introduced, it is promising to be busy. The House State ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Political, DCBA, Economic
Monday, March 06, 2017
Highlights of the Week The House and Senate floor engaged in lengthier floor debate this week in an effort to clear out their lengthy calendars. In the House, the floor unanimously passed legislation that would give school districts the flexibility to determine if English language learners should take reading language assessments in their language of instruction or their native language. The ...read more
Categories: Economic, DCBA, Chamber, Political
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Festival Park is the heart of Downtown Castle Rock and is home to some of the community’s most treasured events. Soon, this central gathering space will be transformed into a vibrant urban center. This project was planned through a collaborative effort of residents, the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Merchants Association and the Town. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 a construction ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release, Town & County News
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
DCBA Bill Tracker: http://www.statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=22915&pk=619&style=pinstripe Highlights of the Week Another busy week at the Capitol wrapped up early Friday so legislators could make it home for a long President’s Day weekend. Each day saw committee meetings late into the night debating a host of issues. The week was bookended by ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber, Political, DCBA
Monday, February 06, 2017
Highlights of the Week This week kicked off with both Democrats and Republicans introducing resolutions and legislation to respond to the variety of executive orders signed by President Trump in his first week of office. The House spent most of Tuesday morning debating HJR 1013: Rescind Executive Order Regarding Immigration and engaged in debate over HR 1005: Reproductive Health Care Access on ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Monday, February 06, 2017
Highlights of the Week The first full week of work kept legislators in the House and Senate plenty busy. Committees saw full workloads and the Joint Budget Committee continued to review and approve supplemental budget requests from state agencies to carry them through the end of the state fiscal year on June 30 th . In a preview of what is expected to be a bigger budget fight during the FY ...read more
Categories: Economic, DCBA, Political, Chamber
Monday, January 23, 2017
Highlights of the Week The Governor submitted his supplemental budget requests for the current fiscal year this week and one proposal in particular garnered a lot of attention. Governor Hickenlooper asked the General Assembly to introduce legislation to reduce the Senior Homestead Exemption by half in FY 2017-18 ($68.1 million) and increase the special sales tax on recreational marijuana to 12% ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Chamber, Political
Monday, January 23, 2017
Highlights of the Week Although the 2017 Legislative Session didn’t officially kick off until Wednesday, January 11 th , the capitol was a flurry all week with legislative Smart Act hearings held all day Monday and Tuesday as well as the JBC finishing up their briefing and hearings that began in November. The legislative Smart Act hearings provide legislators with an opportunity to hear ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Economic, Chamber
Thursday, January 12, 2017
This morning the House and Senate convened to commence the 71st General Assembly. Three new legislators ascended into top leadership positions – President Kevin Grantham, Speaker Crisanta Duran, and House Minority Leader Patrick Neville while House Minority Leader Lucia Guzman began her second session as Minority Leader in the Senate. All four leaders graciously welcomed the twenty-eight ...read more
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
CDOT initiated a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study scheduled for January 26th in Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to identify immediate and longer-term solutions to this vital stretch of highway, which connects Colorado Springs through Castle Rock to the Denver South area. I-25 is the only north-south interstate route through Colorado, connecting the state's largest ...read more
Categories: Transportation, Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
If the intersection of Coachline Road and Foothills Drive/Trailblazer Way is part of your normal route, you’ll want to pay extra attention starting the week of Dec. 19. A new four-way stop will be installed. Traffic engineers in Castle Rock’s Public Works Department have been monitoring this intersection in The Meadows. Recently, traffic volumes have demonstrated a need for an all-way ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Transportation, Press Release
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Acquisition Enhances Capabilities of Auctus Group and Auctus Search Partners beyond Financial Services Recruiting and Sell side M&A News provided by Auctus Group, Inc. Dec 06, 2016, 08:04 ET CHICAGO and GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Auctus Group, Inc. through it's affiliate Auctus Search Partners, LLC has acquired KLG Consultants, LLC, a Talent Acquisition and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
A strategic plan can help you reach your business goals, but only if you know what to focus on. by Deborah Fell DID YOU KNOW that, mathematically, if you improve revenue by 2% per month, you will more than double your business in 3 years? The value of a strategic plan then, is to create the “how-to” strategies, initiatives and resourcing to get there. So how do you get this done? ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Douglas’ 2016 Budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Popular Annual Financial Report recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association For the third time in the past year, Douglas County has been recognized nationally for its continued commitment to fiscal accountability and transparency. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Awards & Accolades, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Focus less on selling and more on providing value that draws customers to you as their trusted adviser. ENTREPRENEURS HAVE ALWAYS believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.” Now customers seek out people who are willing and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Before you say you have no time to give back, or before you grumble about already doing it, this is not your typical post telling you that you need to give back to people who support you in your community. Instead, this article encourages you to give back as a small business owner based of what you will get. These benefits are all about you and your business, a return on your investment of time. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog, Community
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
If you drive Front Street near Founders Parkway, this information is for you. Taking care of the roads you drive is an important role of Castle Rock Public Works. Though inconvenient at times, roadwork helps not only smooth out your drive, but also extends the life of streets. Starting next week, crews will be focusing on the concrete pavement portion of Front Street, near Founders Parkway. ...read more
Categories: Transportation, Town & County News, Community