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A note from the publisher

By Terri Wiebold

2019 was a special year for The Castle Pines Connection, as it was the culmination of 10 years of delivering “a little good news” to the community. The email featured in the testimonial above was the perfect way to wrap up our year, and it provides encouragement and inspiration as we look toward the next 10 years.

In this issue and for 2020, you will find some exciting changes in The Connection. As a team made up of mostly independent contractors, we continually welcome new staff, their fresh energy and creative ideas. We took a look at some of our regular columns and have reworked a few of them into something new. You asked for more content in the Sports and Wellness section, so we are profiling an adult athlete monthly – and there are many in our community who are giving back in big ways. We welcome your input and would love to hear what else you would like to see included in YOUR community newspaper. Perhaps a monthly crossword puzzle?

The Castle Pines Connection is 100% advertising revenue funded, and we are abundantly grateful to our business partners who make what we do possible. I encourage you to reach out to the businesses featured in this (and every) issue of The Connection and personally thank them for their participation in your community newspaper. We exist because of them, and we are grateful for their continued participation. Please let them know their marketing dollars are being spent wisely.

If you enjoy what we do …

and you want to be a part of the continued growth and success of The Connection, we invite you to sign up for a voluntary subscription of $36/year ($3/issue) – see below.

While advertising dollars are the sole funding source of the paper, the voluntary subscription contributions you have sent in over the years have helped us to continue to give back to the community, particularly in our ability to support local nonprofit organizations and schools. Since inception, we have donated more than $130,000 in value to our nonprofit community partners.

Your contributions have also let us know that what we are doing is appreciated and valued, and we thank you for joining in. We are honored by your contributions, and as a locally-owned community newspaper, we look forward to continuing to give back.



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