CORE gives local communities star power

CORE is helping communities celebrate the holidays by providing a little “star power.”

We donate the electricity that keeps Castle Rock’s and Palmer Lake’s historic stars lit through the season. Both stars were built in the 1930s to give residents hope during the height of the Great Depression, and now serve as beacons to people traveling along Interstate 25.

Castle Rock’s 40-foot, 100-bulb star sits atop Castle Rock butte and was switched on at last month’s annual “Lighting of the Star” event, of which CORE was a sponsor. It will remain lit through the end of the National Western Stock Show in late January.

Palmer Lake’s massive 500-foot, 92-bulb star lays across Sundance Mountain. It typically remains lit through December, and is sometimes switched on for other special occasions.

Were you at the Castle Rock Starlighting on Saturday, Nov. 20? If you were, but missed CORE CEO Jeff Baudier’s announcement, be sure to check your event candle. If it has a yellow star sticker, call the number on it for a $100 credit on your CORE bill!