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Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our 90,000 sq. ft. facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers are unrivaled in the industry.

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When you choose mobile storage containers over traditional storage facilities, you get more space for less, plus the convenience of onsite, 24/7 access to your valuables. And if you can't keep a container at your location, we offer you the flexibility to store it at our place instead. Rest assured, our high-quality storage containers will keep your items safe from weather, pests and break-ins. When you need to rent, buy or modify mobile storage containers in Castle Rock, CO, look no further than Southwest Mobile Storage.

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Our ground-mounted mobile offices provide comfortable, temperature-controlled workspace without the extra expenses associated with portable office trailers, like stairs, metal skirting or setup and removal fees. Whether you only need one workspace, storage to go with it, or separate rooms in one container, we've got you covered. With our 500 years of combined container fabrication experience, rest easy knowing your mobile office is of the highest quality craftsmanship when you choose Southwest Mobile Storage.

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Enjoy the Best of Colorado Living in Castle Rock

In this city nestled between Denver and Colorado Springs, you'll find the perfect blend of urban and alpine living.Sitting at an elevation of 6,224 feet, Castle Rock, CO, treats residents to front-row views of the Rocky Mountains, one of the country’s most well-recognized natural marvels.And while locals can lace up their boots and take a hike anytime, they also have access to a growing town of more than 80,000 people, which boasts diverse ...

In this city nestled between Denver and Colorado Springs, you'll find the perfect blend of urban and alpine living.

Sitting at an elevation of 6,224 feet, Castle Rock, CO, treats residents to front-row views of the Rocky Mountains, one of the country’s most well-recognized natural marvels.

And while locals can lace up their boots and take a hike anytime, they also have access to a growing town of more than 80,000 people, which boasts diverse housing options and prime real estate, a vibrant downtown with a rich history, plus unique career opportunities.

Castle Rock, simply put, offers Colorado living at its finest, with easy access to the great outdoors and wide-open spaces, as well as close-to-home amenities. Located along the Front Range of the Rockies, and in between Denver and Colorado Springs, the community is a great place for those looking to put down roots and enjoy a work-life balance.

From a thrumming downtown to peaceful escapes, here’s a look at what living in Castle Rock has to offer.

A Vibrant and Historic Downtown

First settled in the 1870s, prospectors came out West looking for gold, and instead discovered rhyolite stone in Castle Rock. The pink and gray volcanic rock put Castle Rock on the map and was used to construct some of the town’s earliest buildings, like downtown’s Castle Café that’s known for its famous pan-fried chicken.

Today, Castle Rock’s downtown is a happening destination where people go shopping, enjoy alfresco dining (think B&B Cafe!), meet for drinks and catch live music. Neighbors come together for outdoor movies, summer concerts and Oktoberfest celebrations.

For those who want to be in the heart of downtown, residential options include the Riverwalk Apartments and the Plum Creek neighborhood that is within walking distance of downtown.

“The quaint downtown has a mix of charming old buildings, upscale dining and boutique shops – all with a view of the town’s namesake Castle Rock.”

Luke Lofman

Remote workers will also find plenty of coffee shops in downtown Castle Rock, and Craft Coworking offers great amenities like Peloton bikes and treadmills as well as high-speed Wi-Fi and spacious meeting rooms.

Luke Lofman, who moved from Dallas, Texas, to Castle Rock in summer 2022, works for Petra Capital Properties out of a Craft Coworking office space.

Lofman says he appreciates all that Castle Rock has to offer, from the professional work environment to the nearby hiking trails he enjoys with his family on the weekends and a town that’s as charming as a Hallmark movie. (Speaking of idyllic, did we mention that there’s a Starlighting tradition each year leading up to the holidays?)

“The quaint downtown has a mix of charming old buildings, upscale dining and boutique shops – all with a view of the town’s namesake Castle Rock,” Lofman says.

Foothills Living at Its Finest

For outdoorsy residents, Castle Rock beckons with its over 50 developed parks, 6,700 acres of open space and nearly 110 miles of open trails, plus easy access to Roxborough State Park, a popular hiking and wildlife viewing spot that’s filled with red rock formations that jut into the blue skies.

Neighborhoods like The Meadows, Castlewood Ranch, Crystal Valley and Red Hawk Ridge offer wide open spaces with good views. And if you’re looking to meet people to share your surroundings with, places like RNK Running and Walking and Ubergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag host classes and events that make it easy to find friends with similar interests.

Dawn Gabriel, CEO of Authentic Connections Counseling, moved to Castle Rock a decade ago, starting and growing her business here. She loves that the high-elevation town with abundant trails “makes you feel like you’re in the mountains.”

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Whether you’re relocating for work, seeking a family-friendly locale or looking for a place to retire, this Colorado city offers many advantages.

A mom to two boys, Gabriel appreciates Castle Rock’s backyard playground, including the looped, single-track trail that leads to the plateau summit of the town’s namesake rock to the Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park, a scenic 200-stair route, and nearby Castlewood Canyon.

Her favorite way to spend a weekend, she says, is to shop at the farmers market, take an afternoon hike near town and grab a bite to eat at Ecclesia, an artisan food collective.

“Despite having a population of more than 80,000, Castle Rock has a small-town feel but with big-city amenities,” Gabriel says.

Get Ready for Plenty of Live Music in Castle Rock

If you’re looking for live music, mark your calendars for May, June, July and August when five top musical events arrive in downtown Castle Rock – four staged at Festival Park and one at Wilcox Square.

Warm weather months are celebrated in downtown Castle Rock with the Spring Kickoff Concert at Festival Park, a late May event highlighted by live bands, food trucks, face painters, bounce houses and a brewery tent.

Then, on every Wednesday evening throughout July, the Rockin’ Summer Music in the Park series features musicians who entertain for free. The event takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Festival Park.

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These three small-business owners are helping to advance the creative food scene in Castle Rock.

On a Friday and Saturday in the middle of June, the annual Car Show Weekend Street Party & Concert arrives in Wilcox Square with a free Friday night concert and a 300-car Saturday vintage auto show. In late July, Boots & Brews takes place at Festival Park with live bands, food trucks, beer, cocktails and opportunities to take an eight-second ride on a mechanical bull.

In mid-August, the annual Concert Under the Lights features four live bands from 6 to 10 p.m. at Festival Park. The event is free, and there are also food trucks, vendors, and beer and cocktail booths.

These celebrations are organized by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Castle Rock Downtown Merchants Association.

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Dawson Trails development to bring new I-25 interchange, thousands of homes to Castle Rock, Colorado

Construction is already underway on a Costco on the south end of Castle Rock, and the town is also looking to add a new Crystal Valley I-25 interchange there. It will serve the incoming Dawson Trails community that will bring 5,850 new homes to Castle Rock."Five thousand, eight hundred homes... that's at least 5,800 vehicles on the road," said Brad Smiley, who lives south of the development in unincorporated Douglas County.Smiley says the quiet area he moved to in '08 isn't so quiet anymore."All that was e...

Construction is already underway on a Costco on the south end of Castle Rock, and the town is also looking to add a new Crystal Valley I-25 interchange there. It will serve the incoming Dawson Trails community that will bring 5,850 new homes to Castle Rock.

"Five thousand, eight hundred homes... that's at least 5,800 vehicles on the road," said Brad Smiley, who lives south of the development in unincorporated Douglas County.

Smiley says the quiet area he moved to in '08 isn't so quiet anymore.

"All that was empty when I moved in here," said Smiley.

The recent development of Crystal Valley, expansion of an RV park, and widening of I-25 through the South Gap project have meant constant construction and road safety concerns near Smiley.

"It was pretty bad during the I-25 work, there were a few deaths involved because of head-on collisions when they put the new guard rails on," said Smiley.

Now, he's worried about Dawson Trails.

"What are these planners thinking? Are they thinking just with their wallets and not about the people that have to live here?" asked Smiley.

Developer Larry Jacobson with Westside Investment Partners says they're thinking about the future.

"We've taken a really holistic view towards replanning and rezoning the property. We now have about 50% parks and open space," said Jacobson.

The nearly 6,000 homes will be developed alongside 3.2 million square feet of commercial developments, including plans for small and large grocers, restaurants, and even a medical campus.

"I don't know where they're gonna put all these people, all this traffic," said Smiley.

Smiley is worried about the service road that allows access to his community, which he says will likely be the only access to Dawson Trails in the early stages. He feels construction and thousands of new neighbors will create congestion and road safety issues.

"We're trying to be very respectful of the concerns of the citizens to make a responsible footprint," said Jacobson.

Jacobson says the new interchange should mitigate congestion, and they'll build roadways parallel to I-25.

"Where's the water coming from?" asked Smiley.

The Town of Castle Rock says the area was zoned for development in 1984, and they have been planning to provide water services since.

"We have a very very aggressive water efficiency plan," said Jacobson.

The interchange and Costco will likely open in late 2026, homes will come in shortly after. The full Dawson Trails vision, and impact to Smiley's peace and quiet, may not be complete until 2040.

"We think it's gonna be a huge economic generator for the town," said Jacobson.

Like other new developments in Douglas County, Dawson Trails will be a school desert. Jacobson says they have two school sites in their development plan. But the school district will need to secure funding to build there with a bond.

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Colorado weather: Blizzard Warning issued for areas south and east of Denver

Our two storms over the holiday weekend have merged into on big winter storm centered over Nebraska! This is creating blizzard conditions for Colorado and 4 other states from the Rockies into the Great Plains.We have a First Alert Weather Day posted for Blizzard or Blizzard-like conditions spreading all day from Castle Rock and Parker out across Colorado's Eastern Plains to Kansas and Nebraska.The Blizzard Warning is south and east of the Denver metro area and includes parts of 5 states including Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebr...

Our two storms over the holiday weekend have merged into on big winter storm centered over Nebraska! This is creating blizzard conditions for Colorado and 4 other states from the Rockies into the Great Plains.

We have a First Alert Weather Day posted for Blizzard or Blizzard-like conditions spreading all day from Castle Rock and Parker out across Colorado's Eastern Plains to Kansas and Nebraska.

The Blizzard Warning is south and east of the Denver metro area and includes parts of 5 states including Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota thru 5am on Wednesday morning.

A Blizzard Warning is posted not necessarily for the depth of snow but, more for the wind and visibility. If for a duration of 3 hours or longer visibility is expected to be less than 1/4 mile or whiteout conditions along with sustained winds or gusts of 35 mph.

Travel is strongly discouraged with this storm.

The warning led to a full closure of Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado for several hours on Tuesday morning. Then in the afternoon a new closure blocked drivers heading eastbound from Watkins to Limon.

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Why I Built My Business in Castle Rock (And You Can, Too!)

A resident shares the ins and outs of owning a business in Castle Rock.Jason Gray came to Colorado in 1998 to open a business for someone else. The Washington state native was living in Alaska when his employer sent him to the Lower 48 to launch a coffee shop in Denver. When his job in the city ended, Gray stayed in the Centennial State.“I fell in love with Colorado right away,” he says, “I realized winter here wasn’t so bad and star...

A resident shares the ins and outs of owning a business in Castle Rock.

Jason Gray came to Colorado in 1998 to open a business for someone else. The Washington state native was living in Alaska when his employer sent him to the Lower 48 to launch a coffee shop in Denver. When his job in the city ended, Gray stayed in the Centennial State.

“I fell in love with Colorado right away,” he says, “I realized winter here wasn’t so bad and started looking for the place I wanted to be.”

He settled on Castle Rock, CO, and in 1999, he opened Crowfoot Valley Coffee. Over the next 24 years, Crowfoot has thrived, and Gray was elected mayor in 2018 after stints on the boards of several local business and development associations. Here’s what he has to say about starting and running a small business in the town.

Why did you start your business in Castle Rock? I wanted to be in a smaller community so I could be an integral part of that community, and was also looking for a town or city that was growing quickly. You need to know what growth pattern you’re looking at. At the time I moved here, Castle Rock was about 15,000 people, and I knew that they were selling about two homes per day here. I knew it was growing.

What local resources did you utilize to help get you started? The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is a longtime staple. I was fortunate to belong to [a chamber] in Alaska, so I wanted to belong to it here. As with any organization that helps businesses out, you can’t only pay the fee to belong. You have to get involved. If you just throw money at it and walk away, you’re throwing money down the drain – but if you get involved, I think that really helps.

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How would you describe Castle Rock’s small-business scene? I think the small-business scene now is going really well. I love small businesses, but I especially love good small businesses! I want to support them not only because they are friends but because they’re good. Right now, we have [places like] Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co., Provision cocktail lounge, the Emporium small business shopping center and Tribe [at Riverwalk] restaurant.

Why would you recommend Castle Rock to other entrepreneurs looking to open a business? For a bunch of reasons! The town does a good job of helping out businesses, making it easy to get paperwork filed. And in and around downtown, there’s a community of small businesses that lean on and trust each other.

What advice would you give other entrepreneurs trying to open a business? No matter what the business is, just stay consistent: Know why you’re going into it and put the effort in. You can’t be changing your hours constantly. I think that’s hard because there’s the mystique of, ‘I can open a business and work whenever I want.’

I’ve been in coffee for over 35 years, and I’m not putting in 80-hour weeks anymore, but it’s still a full-time gig. There are a lot of businesses that fail because the entrepreneur doesn’t understand that.

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I-25 South Gap tolls from Monument to Castle Rock coming later this month. Here's the cost for commuters.

Beginning later this month, motorists traveling along the 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock will have to pay to use the new express lanes built on the northbound and southbound directions of the corridor.Toll charges along the so-called I-25 South Gap will go into effect at 6 a.m. Jan. 17, Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Hoover said Thursday. From that day on, drivers in each direction will have the option to use the express lane in exchange for a toll or use the other two general pu...

Beginning later this month, motorists traveling along the 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock will have to pay to use the new express lanes built on the northbound and southbound directions of the corridor.

Toll charges along the so-called I-25 South Gap will go into effect at 6 a.m. Jan. 17, Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Hoover said Thursday. From that day on, drivers in each direction will have the option to use the express lane in exchange for a toll or use the other two general purpose lanes for free.

The Colorado Transportation Investment Office recently approved the rates, using an adjustable pricing system so express lane users will pay different prices depending on the time of day.

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"These are very basic time-of-day tolls tied to historic traffic levels at those times on those days. Higher the traffic, higher the toll. Lower the traffic, lower the toll," Hoover said.

The tolls will go live a little more than two years after the state transportation department opened the new express lanes in early December 2021 and implemented a testing period in 2022 and 2023, during which toll fees were temporarily waived.

For vehicles traveling both segments of the corridor — the first from Monument to Larkspur and the second from Larkspur to Castle Rock — trips will range from $1.50-$9.46 each, depending on the time of day and whether the vehicle is registered under an Express Toll account, an all-electronic toll collection system available for Colorado's express lanes as well as E-470 and Northwest Parkway.

Motorcyclists and vehicles with three or more people can use the express lanes for free. Carpooling vehicles must have a driver plus at least two additional passengers, an Express Toll account and a switchable HOV transponder to use the express lanes for free, Hoover said.

Drivers can visit ExpressToll.com to create an account and/or purchase a switchable HOV transponder.

Trucks with four or more axles may also use the express lanes, but must pay a $25 surcharge on top of the tolls. The agency charges large trucks more because they're slower-moving, put greater wear and tear on road infrastructure and can create visibility issues when traveling on the left side of the roadway, which can make it more difficult for other vehicles trying to pass, Hoover said.

Motorists who have an Express Toll account will save about 40% more when using the express lanes than motorists who don't have an account, he said. Vehicles not registered with an Express Toll account pay the toll plus a surcharge to process the license plate.

The express lane rates for the I-25 South Gap are the lowest rate per mile in Colorado and are also among the lowest in the country, Hoover said.

Express Toll rates along the I-25 South Gap range between 70 cents to $2, depending on the time of day and which segment or segments of the corridor a vehicle travels.

That's compared with, for example, express toll rates to use east- and westbound Central 70 between I-25 and Chambers Road in Aurora, which range from $1.50 to $4.50, depending on the time of day. Another example is the Express Toll rates on I-25 Central, from downtown Denver to U.S. 36, which range from $1.25 to $7.15, depending on the time of day.

Hoover said drivers using the I-25 South Gap express lanes can expect a time savings of between 20%-50%.

"If it was going to be a 40-minute trip, maybe it's now just going to be a 30-minute trip or a 20-minute trip. It can make a huge difference," he said.

Hoover reminded drivers that speed limits are no higher in the express lanes than in the general purpose lanes. Travelers should always adhere to posted speeds.

"Just because you're going the speed limit doesn't mean you're not going faster than traffic in other lanes. The point of the express lanes is to give you a reliable trip time," he said.

Hoover also reminded motorists the express lanes are not passing lanes and should not be used as such. Drivers can enter and exit the express lanes through the dashed lines only. Passing the solid white lines is illegal and dangerous due to the differences in speed between the express lanes and general purpose lanes, he said.

Drivers who cross the solid white lines into and out of the express lanes will receive a civil penalty and a $75 fine for the violation. The Colorado Department of Transportation has anti-weaving equipment to catch vehicles weaving in and out of the express lanes, Hoover said.

For more information on Colorado express lanes and how to use them, to see a map of Colorado's express lanes and for more toll information, visit codot.gov/programs/expresslanes.

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