• Event strives to make a difference

    January 30, 2015

    Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair assists hundreds A total of 139 people attended the Jan. 27 Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair, hosted by Douglas County’s Community of Care Network, at the Calvary Chapel in Castle Rock. Hugs were shared as smiles were in abundance along with information on human services and things many take for granted, such as deodorant, laundry detergent, backpacks, bicycles and haircuts. A safe place for those in need, 139 people attended the Jan. 27 Striv

  • Traffic Advisory for State Highway 86

    January 30, 2015

    Information courtesy of the Town of Castle Rock A new traffic pattern will be put in place beginning Feb. 2 on State Highway 86 (Founders Parkway) in Castle Rock.  From Allen Way to Metzler Way, all traffic will be moved to the south side of Founders Parkway, which will close the north side of the parkway to traffic to allow for removal and replacement of concrete. Two lanes of travelling traffic going both directions will be maintained. The intersection at Front Street and Founders Parkway will

  • Temporary closure scheduled for Surrey Drive

    January 29, 2015

    A temporary road closure will be in place from Feb. 2 until March 2 on Surrey Drive between Stirrup Lane and S. Havana Street at the Oak Hill Tributary crossing. The closure is required for the full emergency removal of the existing drainage crossing structure, which will be replaced with a twin cell box culvert. Access to all residential lots will remain open via signed detours. The existing drainage crossing structure at the Oak Hill Tributary crossing on Surrey Drive will be replaced with a t

  • Douglas County announces citizen volunteer appointees

    January 29, 2015

    Citizen volunteers from throughout Douglas County were appointed to several of the County’s advisory boards, committees and commissions by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners on Jan. 13 and 27. Appointees assist the BOCC by preparing policy alternatives and implications for deliberation, by providing oversight on specific issues and by conducting statutorily required actions. “Our boards, committees and commissions are designed to help the Board represent the citizens and taxpayers of Doug

  • Open Houses to focus on C-470 noise impacts and mitigation

    January 28, 2015

    Information courtesy of C-470 Corridor Coalition  The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the C-470 Corridor Coalition, is hosting two open house meetings to discuss noise evaluations and recommendations for traffic noise mitigation as part of the revised Environmental Assessment for the C-470 Corridor between I-25 and Kipling Parkway. The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11 at the Highlands Ranch Metro District Office, 62 Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. CDOT

  • Nominate a special teenager for a Douglas County Youth Initiative award

    January 27, 2015

    Do you know a special teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who resides in Douglas County and has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others? Nominations for the 2015 Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards are being accepted until March 27. Ten award recipients will have the opportunity to share their special night with family members, their adult supporters and elected officials at an April 29 reception hosted by the Douglas County Youth In

  • New grant program unites boy and calf

    January 26, 2015

    Douglas County 4-H member CD Granié, the first recipient of the new Douglas County Calf Educational Grant Program, introduces himself to Cherokee, a Santa Gertrudis calf that he will raise over the next year. In partnership with the Douglas County Fair Foundation and Douglas County’s 4-H chapter, Cherokee Ranch and Castle became the first organization to donate a calf to an area youth as part of the new Douglas County Calf Educational Grant Program this past November. “You could call us the bell

  • Economic update shines light on Douglas County

    January 21, 2015

    Douglas County, which now has the sixth highest median income in the nation, has seen its unemployment figures dip below 4 percent for the first time since 2008 in recent months. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the County’s unemployment rate hit 3.4 percent in September and preliminary data for November has the County at 3.3 percent, a 1.6 point year-over-year drop. Demonstrating an 8.8 percent increase in average weekly wages from year to year, Douglas County has als

  • Traffic advisory for State Highway 86

    January 20, 2015

    Information courtesy of The Town of Castle Rock Beginning at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, Trail Boss Drive in Castle Rock will be closed to through traffic and left-turning traffic at Founders Parkway for approximately 24 hours following the closure, so crews can pave through the middle of the intersection. Then again, starting at 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, Allen Street/Woodlands Boulevard in Castle Rock will be closed to through traffic and left-turning traffic at Founders Parkway for

  • Strive to Thrive offers help to those in need

    January 20, 2015

    January 27 resource fair reaches out to vulnerable population For Douglas County residents enduring hard times, a free hot meal and an introduction to more than 20 organizations with a desire to help awaits them. The Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair hosted by Douglas County’s Community of Care Network will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Calvary Chapel, 1100 Caprice Drive, Castle Rock. The free biannual event, being held for a sixth time, helps teach attendees how to take advant

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