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Man Sought in Attempted Abduction of Mother and Baby

The Pines at Castle Rock
The Pines at Castle Rock

LATEST UPDATE FROM CASTLE ROCK POLICE: We have made no arrests and have not located any persons of interest in this case. Likewise, we haven’t had any reports of additional similar incidents. We have increased uniformed patrols in the area and we are requesting that anyone who may have information regarding this incident contact us at (303) 663-6100.

The Denver Post reported this morning that a man is being sought in attempted abduction of a mother and her baby early Friday morning. The abduction attempt happened while the 21 year old mother was attacked while putting her baby in the back seat of her car.

The abduction attempt happened around 8 a.m at the Pines Apartment Complex which is located at 2220 Castlegate Dr N.

According to the report, the woman was putting the baby in the back seat of the car when the male suspect came behind her and attempted to shove her into the car.

“The woman braced herself, screamed and then punched the suspect in the face,” according to a news release by KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay, Castle Rock police spokeswoman. “The suspect ran through the apartment complex in the general direction of the Outlets at Castle Rock.”

The Denver Post describes the suspect as a Hispanic mail, 5’5″ in height and weighing around 150 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

If you know anything about this please contact that Castle Rock Police Department at (303) 663 – 6100.

Watch This Year’s 2014 Castle Rock Ducky Derby Live

Photo: Castle Rock Rotary Club

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Photo: Castle Rock Rotary Club

Yes, it’s that time of year again, today is the 2014 Castle Rock Rotary Club’s Ducky Derby. If you can’t make it out to the event, do not fear, you can still participate in the fun filled action from your home computer.

Velocitycast, a service of Velocity will be hosting a live stream right here at Castle Rock According to our sources, Velocitycast will be setting up until about 10:30 AM and streaming live by noon.

Castle Rock Teen to Bike 1,000 Miles to Support Children’s Hospital

Fiftene year old Bryan Warnecke has cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system.

In 2013, Bryan Warnecke participated in the  2013’s Courage Classic which fueled his inspiration which is when Bryan’s Pink Lightning Tour was born.

On Saturday, he started by going nearly 30 miles, from Children’s Colorado’s main campus in Aurora, to the north campus in Broomfield.What makes this race even more special is that Bryan has a hereditary disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system called cystic fibrosis. A hats off to Bryan for this major accomplishment and for having such a massive heart to help support Colorado’s Children’s Hospital.

Share Your Pics: Another Round of Wild Weather, Tornado Touch Down

Photo: Castle Rock

Another round of wild weather came ripping through Douglas County which even resulted in a tornado touching down near Blackstone County Club in Aurora, CO. According to reports, at least one person suffered a broken wrist when their golf cart flipped over.

The only additional damage reported as of now was an unoccupied construction trailer.

What was the weather like in your area? Share your pics with us at

Douglas County Radio Station Seeks Radio Show Hosts

Velocity After Hours with DJ Miss Audry
Velocity After Hours with DJ Miss Audry

Did you know Castle Rock has its own radio station? If not, you’re not alone.!

Velocity was born in October of 2013 and is located at 333 Perry Street in Downtown Castle Rock and we’re told that they are actively looking for residents to hosts shows radio shows on the following:

  • Community Guides (Meadows, Castle Wood Ranch, etc)
  • Experts Corner (Attorneys, home improvement pros, plumbers, psychiatrist and more)
  • Morning show hosts to feature local news & events in Castle Rock
  • Political reporting and more

Typical radio formats require that the show hosts pay for their time however Velocity offers free time for the right shows with sales support to find sponsors and turn your passion into a career.

For more information please contact Sean at

Velocity is Colorado’s fastest growing online radio station which hosts popular shows such as BBB Insights, Chamber Talk, Haystack Help Radio and much more!

Front Range Christian Church

365 N Mitchell St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
365 N Mitchell St, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Today the family and I decided we wanted to try something new, so we jumped in the car and headed over to Front Range Christian Church which is currently being held at Mesa Middle School in Founders Village which happens to be right around the corner from our home.

Like Front Range, we’re new to Castle Rock. My wife and I started Velocity in October of 2013 and officially moved to Castle Rock in March and one of the things on our list to do is to find a good church home.

Photo: Ernest Smith, Lead Pastor

It’s a funny story how I learned about Front Range. At the Velocity Radio Studios, located on Perry Street, we have way too much space so I let the building owner know that if he had anyone who’d be interested in taking over half our space, we wouldn’t be opposed to it.

That’s when I met Zach, the Worship Leader for Front Range Christian Church.

While introducing ourselves and touring the space he told me a bit about Front Range and I thought that since they are now going to be our neighbors we should get to know them and their church, that’s what we did today.

If you’re looking for a church you’ve got to try Front Range. Worship is a big thing for me and it was pronominal. Next, the Church Pastor has to be engaging and all I can say is Pastor Ernest Smith was an incredible speaker and had my wife and I fully engaged the entire time.

Check them out. You can listen/watch online at and do something daring next Sunday, drop on in for one of their services at 9:15 or 11:00.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Week 5 from Front Range Christian Church on Vimeo.

Castle Rock Senior Center Director Leaving

terry-shipleyTerry Shipley, who has been executive director of the Castle Rock Senior Center the last four years, has announced she will be leaving the center because of another job opportunity in the Castle Rock area.

Shipley, whose resignation is effective mid-August, will be sorely missed by everyone at the Senior Center, board President Rich Smoski said.

“Under Terry’s direction, the Senior Center has experienced much growth and many positive changes,” Smoski said. “Terry has consistently raised the level of the center’s services to its members and to the community to new heights, and we hope to maintain that positive movement going forward.”

In addition to managing the staff and activities at the Senior Center, Shipley has played a key role in fundraising, which is a vital part of the non-profit facility budget, and also developed the center’s current theme, “Loving Life in the 2nd Half.” She was on the center’s staff for two years prior to becoming executive director in 2010.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the executive director of the Senior Center and work with such great leadership in our community, the center staff and board of directors, all of whom are dedicated to the success of this organization,” Shipley said. “I love this organization and the members and clients who partake of our programs and services, and I wish them all great success in the years to come.”

Shipley has not announced where she will be working after she leaves. Smoski said the board has started its search for a new executive director and potential applicants can contact him at

The Castle Rock Senior Center is a one-stop-shop for all kinds of information related to aging. The center coordinates a variety of services like transportation, meals and wellness services. . The center also provides visiting nurses feet care, health screenings by known organizations and medical related lunch and learn presentations..

Among its activities are card games, golf, tennis,softball, bowling and pickle ball opportunities and a wide variety of other games, educational workshops, speakers, and trips to restaurants, theatres, museums, historical venues and other popular destinations. The Senior Center receives some financial support from the town of Castle Rock through a service contract and grants through Douglas County but must raise most of its operating funds through other grants, fundraisers and donations.

ChiliFest Coming to Castle Rock September 13th


chilifestTroop 780’s 3rd Annual ChiliFest presented by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Gregston Orthodontics and sponsored by MedVed of Castle Rock, IREA, HawkQuest, Front Range Fleet and Auto, Orrs’ Trading Company, CarQuest, Rush Towing is coming to the Douglas County Fairgrounds Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM. Cooks can prepare their chili off site, and check in at 3 PM.

Support scouting by buying a ticket to sample and judge all of the chili entries. Enter your own secret recipe to win prizes! ChiliFest ticket – $7 or $5 with a purchase of a Shopping Extravaganza ticket from the Outlets at Castle Rock for $20 for a total of $25. Cost to enter a chili is $25. Silent Auction will be included made up from great donations from the community. Denver area classic car clubs will be competing in a car show. All entries are welcome. Families can enjoy pinball action as well as listening to live music.

HawkQuest will be on-site with demonstrations. For Tickets- call (303) 907 – 0245, or purchase them from one of the Boy Scout members from Troop 780, or go to the web site to get a registration form and rules for the cook off.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Troop 780 instills these values in our Castle Rock boys through personal challenges, community support and fundraising.

This fundraising event for Troop 780 is a fun way to bring the community together to celebrate community, friends and family. Please join us for the fun!

Montano for Coroner Supporters on Parker Road & E. Stroh Rd.


montanoIf you pass by Parker Road & E. Stroh Road you might have noticed a little bit more political action. This morning, Montano for Corner Supporters hit the corner of Parker Road and East Stroh Road were out and about sharing their support. Drivers, be cautious!

Happy Wednesday, only three days to go until TGIF!

Where Did the Little Fox Sculptures Go on East Plum Creek Trail?

The lighting of the Castle 'Rock' may soon change

I was curious if the sculpture of the little foxes on the East Plum Creek Trail was stolen or in maintenance. I noticed when I ran by yesterday that it was gone. I hope it was not stolen as I am sure it made many people smile.

That’s a question from one of our readers and the good news is that no, the fox sculptures did not get stolen, however they were damaged and are currently being fixed and will return when completed.

A special thanks to Heather for this news tip!