Archive for December, 2016

Condition status 12-27-16 from Ridgeline Wrangler members

Michael C Linde: mixed conditions – snow / ice on northern faces, dry to light mud (not heavy) on south/eastern faces. 
Michael C Linde: I’ve been walking them each morning, the snow isn’t deep enough to create a mud issue. 
Matthew Curtis: Just lapped PSM on foot. 75 percent dry, 20 percent snow/ice, and less than 5 percent mud. The north facing sections are all a mix of somewhat grippy snow and slick ice. There are not a ton of long sections snow covered, so even if you had to walk those, wouldn’t be terrible.

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Celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in Downtown Castle Rock

Join your neighbors on the eves we celebrate most: Christmas Eve and New Year’s.

As part of the annual Season of the Star, the Town will host two more events this year. A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – presented by Envision Counseling Clinic – will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Festival Park. Calvary Chapel Church will host the service.

Then, rock your New Year’s Eve with Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. The park will be transformed with a dazzling multimedia show every hour on the hour. Festival Park is at Second and Perry streets Downtown.

Here’s what to know before you go:

  • Parking is available at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., and along Downtown streets. Please note Second Street will be closed for the event.
  • Drinks will be available for purchase.
  • The light show will be displayed at Festival Park every hour, starting at 5 p.m. The show will only be visible from the park.

Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve is the last event for this year’s Season of the Star, which is presented by the Promenade at Castle Rock.

Celebration Concert Tickets
The Celebration Concert Series will be back in 2017. Package deals are available at deep discounts until artists are officially announced early next year.

Season pass-holder tickets include one or two general admission tickets for each of the five concerts in the series. The cost is $100 for an individual series ticket and $175 for two pass holders. Purchase tickets at CRgov.com/PSMconcerts.

Back in 2017

We’ll see you in 2017 for another eventful year. Watch CRgov.com and our Facebook page (Facebook.com/CRgov) for updates.

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What do Castle Rock Trail Conditions look like today?

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

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

Forecasters predict temperatures will be in the single digits on Saturday, and up to 5 inches of snow is expected – too chilly for even us Colorado folks to be outdoors at an event. But we’re not giving up on the fun.

Instead, the activities planned as part of Winter Express will join the Town’s Reindeer Games event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Millhouse and Amphitheater at PSM Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway. Here’s the details:

  • Events are being combined but remain free!
  • The train station will be at the Millhouse. The train will take passengers on a 1-mile ride along paved trails in PSM Park. The trails will be decorated as a winter wonderland.
  • Reindeer Games activities include Santa, live reindeer, cookies, s’mores, hot chocolate, crafts, hay rides around the park, outdoor games, and a winter-themed obstacle course.
  • Families can still dress up as elves for selfies. However, carriage rides will not be part of this event.
  • World Compass Academy’s advance student choir will be caroling from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Please dress warmly and bring your holiday spirit. This is expected to be a popular event!
  • Parking is available at the park.
  • Winter break for most schools starts Dec. 16, so join us and start your winter break in the holiday spirit.

Season of the Star will continue Dec. 24
There are two more events planned as part of the second annual Season of the Star event series, presented by the Promenade at Castle Rock. Dress warmly and get the family Downtown for these fun events and activities:

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, 4-5 p.m., Festival Park

Dec. 31: Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, 5-8 p.m., Festival Park

Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve event will include a dazzling multimedia show.

Get all the details at CRgov.com/StarSeason.

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All aboard! Castle Rock’s Winter Express is Saturday, Dec. 17

Take a ride on the Castle Rock Winter Express train. Festival Park will be transformed into the North Pole, where kids can enjoy a short train ride around the park and other activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

Here’s what to know before you go:

  • The train station is in Festival Park. Trains leave roughly every 10 minutes. Festival Park is located at Second and Perry streets in Downtown Castle Rock.
  • Please dress warmly and bring your holiday spirit. This is expected to be a popular event!
  • Other activities include carriage rides, selfies with Santa, an Elf House and more. Those are free and run from 2 to 5 p.m. Please note, this is the last Season of the Star event that will include these activities.
  • Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
  • Parking is available at Town Hall and along Downtown streets. Second Street will be closed for the event.

More Season of the Star
There are two more events planned as part of the second annual Season of the Star event series, presented by the Promenade at Castle Rock. Dress warmly and get the family Downtown for these fun events and activities:

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, 4-5 p.m., Festival Park

Dec. 31: Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, 5-8 p.m., Festival Park

Events are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve event will include a dazzling multimedia show. Get all the details at CRgov.com/StarSeason.

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Meet Santa and his live reindeer at PSM Dec. 16

He’s making a list, and checking it twice. Do you know if you’ve been naughty or nice this year? Find out, when Santa and his reindeer come to Philip S. Miller Park Friday, Dec. 16.

 

Kickoff winter break right, and join the holiday festivities from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Millhouse and Amphitheater at PSM Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway.

 

Enjoy kid-friendly activities including free cookies and hot chocolate, crafts, hay rides around the park, outdoor games and a winter-themed obstacle course at the Amphitheater. World Compass Academy’s advance student choir will also be caroling from 3 to 5 p.m.

 

Plus, don’t miss Santa and his live reindeer! Parents, be sure to bring a camera to snap pictures. Also, festive wardrobe is encouraged, but please dress for the weather. 

 

This is a free event, so tickets are not necessary. Kids will also receive an elf buddy, while supplies last, after completing the obstacle course.

 

More information is available at CRgov.com/reindeergames. Questions? Contact Heather Rossiter, hrossiter@CRgov.com or 720-724-2083.

 

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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor John Glenn

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 by President Barack Obama.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release Dec. 9, 2016

DEATH OF JOHN GLENN

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

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