Archive for October, 2017

Castle Rock Police encourages you to “outthink a thief” to keep your car safe

In more than half of cases, burglarized cars were unlocked cars. Castle Rock Police place a high value on keeping the community safe, and they need your help.

Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in the number of car break-ins reported to the Castle Rock Police Department. Because these types of property crimes happen in nearly all communities, Castle Rock Police offers these safety tips:

  • Remove cell phones, purses, cash, electronics or other valuables from your vehicle
  • Hide boxes, cases shopping bags or gym bags from plain sight
  • Park your vehicle in areas that are well lit
  • Take your garage door opener from your vehicle after parking
  • Stay with your car while warming it up
  • Lock your car and take your keys with you
  • Consider investing in a car alarm
  • Keep a second set of keys in a safe place, rather than inside your car

Police stress that these safety tips should be used while out in public and at home.

For additional information on the Castle Rock Police Department, visit

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Council defines future of transportation with approval of updated master plan

Community surveys show transportation is a top priority for residents. It is for Town Council, too, and on Tuesday, Councilmembers approved a plan to take Castle Rock’s transportation system into the future.

The Transportation Master Plan specifically visualizes all aspects of transportation for Castle Rock, including roadways, bicycle routes, pedestrian links, transit, carpooling and more. The updated plan looks ahead to 2040.

With Council approval, the plan becomes an official guide for Town projects and planning. Specifically, Town experts will reference the plan when developing the Town’s five-year Capital Improvement Program, building the annual budget and when determining requirements for developers. It’s important to remember available funding is always a consideration when planning large capital projects.


Since fall 2016, the Town has been gathering feedback and conducting research and analysis to update the plan. Many of the items on the public’s transportation wish list were already on the Town’s radar – projects like the Crystal Valley Interchange, traffic signal installations and additional bike lanes.

The updated plan includes those projects. It also identifies a future concern with State Highways 85 and 86 (Founders/Meadows Parkway) and recommends an interchange with Interstate 25 near Black Feather Drive as a possible solution to explore. Partnerships with CDOT such as Bustang, along with additional studies on transit and Downtown mobility are also recommended in the plan.

Read the full plan, watch a video recording of the Council meeting, or view the PowerPoint presented to Council at

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Castle Rock Police investigate suspicious incident near Aspen View Academy

Castle Rock Police are asking for information the public might have regarding an incident near a local charter school this week.

Around 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, police responded to a report of an incident near Aspen View Academy, 2131 Low Meadow Blvd.  

An 11-year-old female was participating in a Cross County practice along Red Hawk Drive when a man reportedly grabbed the hood of her sweatshirt. The girl was able to get away and called police when she returned to school.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 40 years old, bald head and no facial hair. He was reportedly wearing a black sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Castle Rock Police Department’s non-emergency line, 303-663-6100.

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Special Preview Event! Hike the Plum Creek Trail Southern Extension Project

For many outdoor enthusiasts, Colorado is nature’s paradise. Abundant trails and well-planned open space make the area a great place to get outdoors. In Castle Rock, the Town’s most popular trail is being expanded!

The East Plum Creek Trail is the main trail that travels through Town. It is not only the

Town’s most widely used paved trail, but it is also part of a larger statewide trail system

called the Colorado Front Range Trail. Construction on a southern extension is expected to start in late 2018.

Join the Parks and Recreation Commission members and Town staff to hike a portion of the planned 2018 East Plum Creek Trail extension project before the trail is built. The event takes place from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 18. Meet at the end of Perry Street, south of Plum Creek Parkway, near 1733 South Perry St. Parking is available in the cul-de-sac.

The guided hike will follow along the east side of Plum Creek along unimproved, rugged terrain. Upon completion, the trail will extend from the current end point west of Safeway to Crystal Valley Parkway. The rain date for the event will be 5 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 25.

The southern extension of the East Plum Creek Trail was included as a Town priority in the Council-approved 2015 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. A $1 million Great Outdoors Colorado Grant will help offset some of the costs and save money for other trails projects in Town. The grant will require the Town to match funds of an additional $1 million to improve the trail.

Learn more about East Plum Creek Trail and stay up-to-date on the project at

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President Trump orders flags lowered to honor victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas

The White House 

Office of the Press Secretary 

For Immediate Release 

October 02, 2017 

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada


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Our Nation is heartbroken. We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those suffering.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on October 1, 2017, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order 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, October 6, 2017. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time 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 second day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.


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