Douglas County news in a hurry


Co-ed golf tourney slated

The 13th co-ed “Spring Swing” golf tournament to benefit the Castle Rock Senior Center is at 7 a.m. May 21 at the Red Hawk Ridge Golf course at 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive in Castle Rock.

The tournament costs $100 and includes golf, golf cart, lunch, beverages, games, door prizes and more. For more information call 303-688-9498 or email

Train for bird project

The Colorado Bluebird Project operates under the POST Partners Volunteer Program and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver to improve the vitality of native bluebird populations throughout Colorado and to inform and educate the public about bluebirds.

This is Castle Rock’s seventh year of participation. Volunteers monitor nest boxes and breeding activity each week from April through mid-August at 16 different sites. Volunteers also can help build nest boxes this winter.

A training meeting with an overview of the project and monitoring training is from 7-8:30 p.m., March 11 in council chambers at town hall, 100 N. Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. For more information call 720-733-2294 or email

Ridgeline Wranglers meeting set

Ridgeline Wranglers is a group of volunteers who help maintain and improve Stewart Trail at Ridgeline Open Space. The group has approximately 95 members and five trained crew leaders. The crew leaders have completed background checks and are cleared through the town of Castle Rock to work with children.

The Ridgeline Wranglers seasonal kickoff informational meeting is from 7-8 p.m., March 19 at The Grange in The Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd. in Castle Rock. For more information call 303-814-7456 or email

Chopper training to be held

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue will host helicopter operations training exercises for its staff. Training exercises will be at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 1, 9 and 16 at both Castle Rock Fire Headquarters, 300 N. Perry St., and in the Dawson Ridge Subdivision.

The trainings will last about two hours and will cover helicopter communications, live wildland fire operations and logistical requirements. The second involves actual firefighting, including helicopter water drops by Rampart Helicopter of Castle Rock.

For more information call Deputy Fire Chief Norris Croom at 303-663-3109 or email



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