Archive for May, 2017

News UPDATE overnight Castle Rock Police have in custody one suspect in shooting on Ash Avenue

News UPDATE overnight Castle Rock Police have in custody one suspect in shooting on Ash Avenue

Castle Rock Police located and have in custody a juvenile male suspected to be involved in the Ash Avenue shooting. Around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, police located the juvenile male in the Castle Rock area. The juvenile male is suspected to be involved in the shooting.

The two gunshot wound victims are males. They were transported overnight to a local hospital. At this time, there is no update on their condition.

This incident appears not to be a random act of violence. The suspect is known to the victims.

As this is an active investigation and currently in progress, Police will release more information if possible, as the investigation unfolds.

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Castle Rock Police on scene, investigating shooting

Castle Rock Police are investigating a shooting in the area of Ash Avenue and Rio Grande and Wilcox. Around 9 p.m. CRPD responded to emergency calls regarding neighbors hearing gunshots and shouting in the 200 block of Ash Avenue. Within minutes of the initial call and response from police, two gunshot wound victims were located the area of Rio Grande and Wilcox.

The two victims have been transported to a local hospital with what appears to be gunshot wounds, their condition and wounds are not confirmed at this time. This is an active investigation, currently in progress.

This incident appears not to be a random act of violence and is an isolated incident. The suspects are known to the victims. The suspects are at large at this time. It is not confirmed if they are still in the area and police are actively looking for the suspects.

Police are encouraging residents to report any suspicious activity by calling 911. We will release more information if possible, as the investigation unfolds.

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If it takes all night, Thompson Square will have you feeling good June 10

Are you on borrowed time this summer? Here’s to being here in Castle Rock. Grab the getaway car and enjoy everything the season has to offer at Castle Rock’s Summer Concert Series. Thompson Square will make it look so good at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park Saturday, June 10. Tickets are on sale now!

The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in the modern day Country music landscape. By the end of the night, they’ll have you asking who loves who more.

This perfect summer night in Castle Rock, listening to music and enjoying food and drinks in your own backyard is guaranteed to leave a smile on your mouth. The gates open at 5 p.m., and the fun begins at 6 p.m. with local favorite, Renegade Road. Then recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists you need to know”, Hudson Moore, takes the stage at 7 p.m. Your headlining band, Thompson Square, will perform around 8:30 p.m. Bring a low-profile lawn chair or blanket and tell your friends that’s how we roll.

Head to CRgov.com/PSMConcerts for tickets. But, don’t wait! For the life of me, you won’t want to miss it. Tickets range from $20 to $40 for adults and $10 for kids in the lawn.

Thompson Square is part of the Town’s Summer Concert Series. Back for the second year, the concert series brings amazing events to the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on select weekends May through September. Enjoy live music from nationally known bands, along with craft beer and cocktails under the stars. Think a more intimate version of Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Learn more about event details, artists and ticket information at CRgov.com/PSMConcerts.

Have you been asking, are you gonna kiss me or not? We’re looking for sponsors! Be among the first to present this exciting series to our community. Plus, join the events staff or become a volunteer. Email specialevents@CRgov.com for more information.

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Learn about changes to Founders/Crowfoot intersection at open house June 1

If the intersection of Founders Parkway and Crowfoot Valley Road is part of your commute, you’ve likely noticed an increase in traffic volume. Improvements are ahead.  

Castle Rock is a thriving community for both families and businesses. As the Town grows, your local government is working on related infrastructure improvements. At Founders Parkway and Crowfoot Valley Road, design is underway on a number of improvements to increase safety and reduce congestion.

Learn about the initial design and provide feedback during an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 1, at Fire Station No. 155, 3833 Crowfoot Valley Road.  

Proposed changes to the intersection include:

•A second left-turn lane from eastbound Founders Parkway to northbound Crowfoot Valley Road

•An additional left-turn lane from southbound Crowfoot Valley Road to eastbound Founders Parkway

•A dedicated and free-flowing right-turn from southbound Crowfoot Valley Road onto westbound Founders Parkway

Design is expected to be completed in 2017, with construction expected in 2018.

As this project progresses, keeping you updated is a priority for the Town. Visit CRgov.com/FoundersCrowfoot to sign up for email updates.

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Snow, Snow, and more snow

Both soft surface and paved trails are covered in snow right now.  Based on the amount of moisure we are getting here in Castle Rock, we anticipate that soft surface trails will be closed for at least two more days.

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Different location, same great Downtown After 5

Kick off the weekend, relax and unwind at this year’s Downtown After 5.

Enjoy live music, craft beer, cocktails and themed food trucks. Plus, check out unique shopping with local street vendors. This summer’s event will be Friday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. on Jerry Street between Third and Fourth streets.

Downtown After 5 will be held only once this summer, due to construction in Festival Park.

Event goers are invited to pull out their flannel, grab all their bearded friends and join the lumberjack-themed happy hour! Sarah P and the Dirty Logger, a Colorado native vocal/guitar duet band, will hit the stage with their unique Colorado sound, covering everything from country to rap.

Event details:

•Enjoy these food trucks – Lante Brau Casa, Lazo Foods and Kona Ice

•Shop local vendors – Rock a My Baby Family Enrichment Center, Linda Hamilton Creations, Finn la Fleur, Glow and Gather, and Nature’s Educators

Check out CRgov.com/After5 for more details, or follow the event posts on the Town’s Facebook page (/CRgov). Plus, find out about other great events happening in Castle Rock this summer at CRgov.com/events.

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Man airlifted after paragliding accident

A man was flown to a trauma center after a paragliding accident in Castle Rock today.

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to the accident at 1:25 p.m. The man, who was flying the paraglider alone, has not been identified.

He was found unconscious on the ground near Castle Rock Middle School, 2575 Meadows Blvd. He was airlifted in serious conditions with multiple fractures. Castle Rock Police are investigating the crash, and at this time, suspect the man got caught in a down-draft.

This is all the information available at this time.

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Castle Rock Police investigate crash near U.S. Highway 85 and Meadows Parkway

An investigation is ongoing after a car crashed into a culvert along U.S. Highway 85 in Castle Rock today.

At 2:33 p.m., Castle Rock Police and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a crash along northbound U.S. 85, just north of Meadows Parkway.

An older model Honda Accord made a U-turn from southbound U.S. 85 at Meadows Parkway then crashed into two cars before landing in the stormwater culvert near Lowe’s.

At this time in the investigation, the male driver of the Honda Accord has not been identified. It appears that the driver of the Honda sustained injuries that are not a result of the accident. The driver of the Honda was transported to a local hospital, where he has been pronounced dead.

The other two cars sustained minor damage, but there were no injuries.

This is all the information that is available at this time.

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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Monday to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day

DENVER — Monday, May 15, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Monday, May 15 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week 2017, and as proclaimed by President Donald J. Trump. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
For Immediate Release May 15, 2017
PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours.

Last year, 118 officers died in the line of duty, and of those, 66 were victims of malicious attacks. These attacks increased by nearly 40 percent from 2015. This must end. That is why one of my first actions was to direct the Department of Justice to develop a strategy to better prevent and prosecute crimes of violence against our Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers.

In addition, my Administration will continue to further the efforts of the Department of Justice to improve the lives of law enforcement officers and their families. This includes supporting the Officer Safety and Wellness Group, which improves officer safety on the job, and accelerating the processing of benefits through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program, which provides vital resources to the families of fallen officers.

Our liberties depend on the rule of law, and that means supporting the incredible men and women of law enforcement. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136 and 137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2017, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20, 2017, as Police Week. In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15. I call upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day.

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

 DONALD J. TRUMP

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All trails

Dry and in awesome condition! – per Ridgeline Wrangler, Vance Nixon

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