We are excited to announce our partnership with Invenergy, which will begin in 2026. As the largest electric cooperative in the state of Colorado, we are proud to be a leader in reducing carbon emissions and providing our members with the cleanest, most reliable, most affordable electricity in Colorado. Please see below for more information and reach out with any questions. Today we announced a new wholesale power supply partnership. The partnership will provide CORE with over 1.2 terawatt-hours of
Do you know where the money goes? Visit yourdougcotaxes.com If you are a property owner in Douglas County, watch your mail for the delivery of your 2023 property tax bill or tax notification. As you review your property tax bill or tax notification, know that while you pay your taxes to the County Treasurer’s Office, the County Treasurer is tasked with distributing the funds to the various taxing authorities associated with your property. View an interactive map to review the breakdown of taxes paid and
Premier Members Credit Union to Award FIVE $5,000 Nonprofit Grants Boulder, Colo. (January 10, 2023 ) Nonprofit organizations who meet the criteria, can now apply for one of five $5,000 grants from Premier Members Credit Union at https://www.pmcu.org/grant-opportunities/. “The impact of our nonprofit partners is vital to the credit union’s membership in the communities we serve. It is essential that businesses support the work of these organizations,” Jeffrey Kash, AVP Community Relations. While
2023 rebate Summary. View Powerpoint presentation The 2023 rebate program is currently under review, but will include the following: ColoradoScape Renovation for both residential and non-residential customers. This rebate encourages the removal of high water-use plant material (primarily Kentucky Blue Grass) and replacement with low water use ColoradoScape or no water use hardscape. Rotary Nozzle Retrofit. This rebate covers the removal of traditional, less efficient fixed spray nozzles,
Highlights of the Week On Monday, January 16th the Colorado General Assembly observed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday after commemorating the holiday on the floor in both chambers last Friday. Tuesday, Governor Polis presented his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Due to the weather on Tuesday evening through the day on Wednesday, the legislature was closed on Wednesday. SMART Act hearings continued this week with Joint Transportation and Local Government, Joint
Accrued vacation and the new rules that it must be paid out. We spoke to the chamber and did some digging and this actually didn’t come from legislation but a court ruling that could impact your businesses. This came from a supreme court ruling Nieto v. Clark's Market, Inc.. In fall of 2021, the court held that employers must pay all earned vacation pay on separation and any agreement permitting forfeiture of earned vacation pay is void. The ruling reverses an appellate court decision upholding
2022 was a banner year for the Town of Castle Rock, receiving national recognition as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live (Livability.com) and additional accolades for public safety and healthy living. Guided by the following key priorities, the Town achieved a number of milestones in 2022: ensuring outstanding public safety, securing our water future, maintaining strong parks and recreation, conservative management of Town finances, enhancing our roads, preserving our community character and
A proposal for a mixed-use, multifamily site development plan in the Meadows Town Center and a contract for Mitchell Gulch retention pond improvements were approved at Town Council’s Jan. 17 meeting. Here is a closer look: Meadows Town Center site development plan – Town Council approved a proposal for a mixed-use, multifamily development in the Meadows Town Center. The 3.93-acre site is located northeast, southeast and southwest of the intersection of Mercantile and Future streets. The plan
This morning Governor Polis gave his State of the State speech in the House chambers surrounded by members of the General Assembly and invited guests. He began by touting successes from past years to protect women’s reproductive health care, ensuring Coloradans can love who they love, and welcoming migrants to our community. Then Governor Polis spoke to the need for affordable housing, touting the implementation efforts currently underway from last year’s investments and the need to break down government
Highlights of the Week On Monday, the first session of the 74rd General Assembly was called to order. The 120-day legislative session must adjourn by midnight on Monday, May 8, 2023. Both chambers are held by Democratic majorities – the Senate is split 23-12 and the House 46-19. Governor Jared Polis’s inauguration for his second four-year term was held on Tuesday. The returning Democratic incumbents for statewide office, Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Attorney General Phil Weiser, and State Treasurer
Colorado and the U.S. had record increases in employment for 2022; however, the battle to contain inflation will take its toll in 2023. The country is projected to experience a recession in 2023, with real GDP growth of 0.0% and the addition of 660,000 jobs for the year, or an average of about 55,000 jobs per month. Colorado will only add 24,000 jobs this year. For additional details, please click here or go to https://cber.co/.
More Flexibility & Higher Pay Are The New Normal for the American Workplace Third annual study finds organizations must cope with high turnover and increasing employee burnout By MindEdge American workplaces are returning to the "new normal" -- but for most organizations, "normal" does not mean "the same." Post-pandemic American workplaces are still returning to the "new normal." Organizations must cope with higher-than-average turnover and high levels of employee burnout, according to the latest
Access 20 local services at free resource fair Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Castle Rock Posted on January 11, 2023 2023Breaking NewsHealth and Human Services Share Douglas County residents enduring hard times can take advantage of a free hot meal and more than 20 local service organizations available at the Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Calvary Castle Rock, 1100 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock. This free event provides attendees with information on where to
This week, Union Pacific Railroad will begin initial construction on portions of Second and Third streets as a first step to create the highly anticipated Downtown train horn quiet zone. Once all work for the quiet zone is complete, residents will routinely not hear a horn sound when a train passes through Downtown Castle Rock. “We are pleased to share that initial quiet zone construction work by Union Pacific is moving forward. We know this project has been top of mind for our residents and Downtown
This morning, the 74th General Assembly of Colorado convened for the first regular legislative session. The 120-day legislative session must adjourn by midnight on Monday, May 8, 2023. Both chambers are held by Democratic majorities – the Senate is split 23-12 and the House 46-19. Democratic Governor Jared Polis, will be inaugurated for a second four-year term on Tuesday, January 10. This legislative session will see many new faces in both chambers and in leadership as a result of the 2021 redistricting and
Guidance from the CO Department of Revenue Regarding FAMLIImportant information to note:FAMLI premiums should be considered post-tax deductions that do not reduce an employee's taxable income.Employers should report such deductions on IRS form W-2 in Box 14, and list "FAMLI" as the label.The FAMLI Division will issue IRS form 1099-G to each employee who receives FAMLI benefits, and the benefits paid will be reported in Box 1, which is labeled "unemployment compensation." Per IRS instructions, this box is
These globally influential speakers will help develop the skills and amplify the leadership impact of Douglas County’s community of leaders.CASTLE ROCK, CO NOVEMBER 21, 2022 – Leadercast, the leadership development company that propels the growth of leaders worldwide through transformative event and video content, has partnered with Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce to bring Leadercast 2023—The One Thing digital leadership conference to the leaders of Douglas County on February 3rd & 10th, 2023. To attend
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is currently taking applications for its inaugural Tours for Teachers program, which aims to support workforce readiness, build talent pipelines and bridge the gap between educators and businesses within Castle Rock and Douglas County. This new program provides an in-depth discussion and "behind the scenes" tour of local businesses and industries in Douglas County. Allowing educators to collaborate with business leaders to prepare the students to enter the workforce.
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 2022-23 Board of Directors. This knowledgeable and diverse group of community leaders will provide great representation from a variety of business perspectives. We look forward to their leadership and participation as we address new opportunities for our membership and community moving forward.Executive Committee: Kris Brader, (Chair) Brader Agency-Farmers Insurance Thuy Aragon, (Treasurer) FirstBank of Douglas County Kevin McHugh,
Chamber membership is good for business because it influences the community's perception of you. However, many business owners don't know exactly what the chamber does and so they don't take advantage of the help and resources it offers. For a minimum investment, the chamber can help your business grow in ways that may be difficult for you to do on your own. But if you believe these popular chamber misconceptions, you've likely put off joining and that could hurt your business. 1.Membership Costs a Lot
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The Best Places to Live in America, Castle Rock's #40From cities to towns to neighborhoods, here's where you should — and can afford to — settle down. See all 100. by Shaina Mishkin, Prachi Bhardwaj, Olivia Raimonde, and Chloe Wilt Photo Credit: NickLucey.com View the entire list at: http://money.com/money/collection/best-places-to-live-2019/How MONEY Chose the Best Places to Live 2019 To create MONEY’s Best Places to Live ranking, we looked only at places with populations of 50,000 or greater.
Rapid growth in suburban community has not affected its identityBY KEVIN TILSON Published: 2019.01.24 03:00 PM A Castle Rock building that dates back to 1918, the B&B Café, was once the site of an infamous gunfight where a fugitive shot and killed the Town Marshall. A bullet hole from the gunfight can still be seen in the café’s tin ceiling, reminiscent of Castle Rock’s rich western history. The streets of Castle Rock are lined with historic structures with stories of their own about
U.S. Chamber Awards Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “Business leaders are a critical voice in conversations about promoting economic growth and job creation in their communities.” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and