Earlier this year, according to the ACLU of Colorado, a Castle Rock cop fired several shots from a semi-automatic rifle -- and while he didn't hit the apparently unarmed suspect targeted, he did manage to strike the tire of a car occupied by two locals. The couple want records about the investigati ... More >>
What are the best places in Colorado to find a job? The folks at the Nerd Wallet website have just released a list that attempts to answer that question, and surprisingly enough, several cities that almost always wind up on such rosters -- including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs -- are nowher ... More >>
The idea of recreational marijuana for sale in your hometown gets closer to reality for many individuals. For others, though, it just keeps getting pushed away. Castle Pines recently passed an ordinance banning the sale of recreational pot, by a unanimous vote from its city council last week -- and ... More >>
After merging last summer at 250 Josephine Street, Opus Restaurant & Aria Wine Bar just unveiled a new spring menu, which features locally sourced ingredients, including meats from Two Mile Ranch and Tender Belly. The restaurant also revealed the results of a recent remodel, which removed a private ... More >>
Unwined -- a two-day alternative wine-tasting geared towards a younger scene -- begins tonight at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street. In addition to unlimited samples of wine, there will be a variety of food trucks and DJs spinning tunes. The party starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $60; purchas ... More >>
Vesta Dipping Grill turns fifteen this month, and owner Josh Wolkon and crew have invited former Vesta chefs Tyler Skrivanek of Duo, James Rugile of Mizuna, Wade Kirwan of Adrift, Dillon Maddox of Solera, Drew Hardin of Lola and Brandon Biederman of Steuben's to cook at a six-course feast and fundra ... More >>
Rob Corry.Update: Plants 4 Life, Castle Rock's only medical marijuana dispensary, had been ordered to close by 7 p.m. yesterday in accordance with the MMJ retail-sales ban passed by the town last week. But late in the afternoon, attorney Rob Corry, who's been fighting on behalf of Plants 4 Li ... More >>
Mason Tvert.This week, Grand Junction and Castle Rock banned retail sales of medical marijuana, joining Loveland and many other Colorado municipalities that have enacted similar prohibitions. Do these votes suggest that a proposed 2012 ballot measure to legalize pot for adult recreational us ... More >>
Rob CorryIn the ongoing bureaucratic battle over medical marijuana, Castle Rock has already witnessed its fair share of skirmishes. Amber Ostrom, owner of the city's one and only dispensary, Plants 4 Life, had to jump through numerous legal hoops before she was allowed to keep operating. And ... More >>
Amy Adams's senior picture. Adorable!Amy Adams was your typical Senior in Castle Rock, Colorado. Before graduating from Douglas County High School in 1992, Adams may have hung out at these spots in Castle Rock, now a city of more than 44,000.
Big pic below.The last thing a parent wants to worry about when sending a child to the dentist is that an assistant will do terribly inappropriate things while the young patient is drugged or defenseless. But that's one possible interpretation of info released thus far about Roohallah Mobarez ... More >>
Castle Rock's Plants 4 Life has been fighting attempts to shutter it since last year. Recently, Rob Corry, attorney for the dispensary, issued a notice to sue the city if officials didn't back off an order to close the business on December 31. But the dispensary's owner has another strategy t ... More >>
Rob Corry.In January, we told you about Plants 4 Life, a Castle Rock dispensary the town attempted to shut down via an emergency ordinance despite granting it a license to operate. Now, attorney Rob Corry has sent the city formal notice that, sans a resolution, he'll file suit, with damage cl ... More >>
Colorado sure loves its roller derby. Last month, the Castle Rock 'n' Rollers of Castle Rock were accepted as an apprentice league by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the national organization that regulates all things derby. The apprenticeship is a mentor program that all leagues ... More >>
Today Sprouts Farmers Market will open its eighth Colorado store, at 4729 West 29th Street in Greeley -- just two weeks after a Sprouts sprouted up in Centennial, at 20811 East Smoky Hill Road. The six other locations are in Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Fort Collins, Parker and Westminster, ... More >>
Sprouts Farmers Market will host a pair of job fairs this week to hire up to 200 new employees to staff two markets -- one in Centennial, the other in Castle Rock -- slated to open February 12. (The Arizona-based company already has stores in Aurora, Boulder, Fort Collins, Parker and Westmins ... More >>
Plants 4 Life is back to serving customers dishes like this.On Monday, we updated you onthe story of Plants 4 Life, a Castle Rock medical marijuana dispensary that had received a business license from the town only to be prevented from selling its main product because weed is illegal under fe ... More >>
This image from the Plants 4 Life website is as close as its owners can get to promoting medical marijuana right now.A decision last week preventing the City of Centennial from outlawing medical marijuana dispensaries inside town limits was good news for more operations than just CannaMart, t ... More >>
How much longer will Plants 4 Life be able to welcome patients?Attorney Lauren Davis is still exasperated by a hearing last night in Castle Rock, which is considering a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries that would disenfranchise two businesses that have already been cleared to operate in ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Flickr. What's that? You want to build an $8.3 million, 51,000-square-foot office building somewhere along the Front Range? And you're wondering about building permit fees and estimated plan approval times in various cities and counties? Why, it's your lucky day! Colorado State ... More >>
As "Lone Tree Police - Wasting Tax Money" begins to play, the six minute YouTube video has the feel of a crappy school project some kid threw together for class. And in fact, the creator of the video, Collin Watson, admits just that in a description box disclaimer: "This was a project for broadcast ... More >>
Wingin' It, a local wing joint boasting 26 different wing sauces made from scratch, recently closed two of its four locations: 6860 South Lincoln Court in Greenwood Village and 7541 South University Boulevard in Centennial. But you can still get Wingin' It's deep-fried Twinkies, candy bars and Oreo ... More >>
The Outlets at Castle Rock. Hadn't been to the Outlets at Castle Rock for quite a while -- and my visit on Labor Day offered an indication of just how vibrant (or not) the retail economy is in these parts right now. I'd estimate that approximately a third of the spaces in the sprawling complex are ... More >>
In my best moments, I like to think of myself sitting alone at the bar with a fine, fluted glass, like James Bond just ten seconds before the girl walks in. In my worst, I fear I’m more like one of Candace Bushnell’s cosmo-skanks, getting giggly and paralytic after too many glasses, rolling the ... More >>
Why Wal-Mart Rules the Earth: Retail price of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: $34.99. Price at independent bookstore giant Tattered Cover: $29.99. Price at Borders outlet store in Castle Rock: $20.99 Price at online giant Amazon.com: $17.99 (plus shipping). Price at Wal-Mart in Castle Rock ... More >>
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