by Terri Wiebold
It is October; the leaves are starting to turn colors, and Castle Pines North (CPN) residents are already preparing for snow. The city of Castle Pines North rests at a chilly 6,210 feet above sea level, considerably higher than our “mile high” neighbors to the north, and October is a big snow month for CPN.
Last October, CPN received 9 inches of snow, and from September 2007 to September 2008, CPN received a total of 108.2 inches of snow. Snow removal in CPN has historically been a community-wide effort with responsibility shared by many parties, and that has not changed with the incorporation of the community as a city.
The Douglas County Public Works Department plows most public streets in CPN, and will continue to do so until February 13, 2009. Given that this will be in the middle of a snow season, CH2M Hill OMI (on behalf of the city) is already working with the County on some special arrangements to bridge the 2008-2009 snow season. As part of Douglas County, each street in CPN is assigned a snow removal priority. For more information on the County’s winter procedures and plow routes, call Public Works at 303-660-7480 or go to
The Castle Pines North Metro District is responsible for plowing sidewalks and trails along major streets and in parks in the community. For questions regarding snow removal on CPN’s open spaces and trails, please contact the Metro District Parks & Open Space Manager, Charlie Fagan, at 303-688-8550.
Neighborhood HOAs are responsible for snow removal on any private streets, sidewalks and trails along designated HOA common areas, as well as driveways and sidewalks of town homes and patio homes. Contact individual HOAs for specific snow removal guidelines.
For single-family homes, individual homeowners are responsible for removing snow and ice along sidewalks adjacent to homes.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to visit neighbors and friends with a warm beverage in one hand and a snow shovel in the other.