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Twenty years later Castle Pines is home, once again

By CPC | August 1, 2022

In 2020, Tyson Shelley returned to Castle Pines after two decades away. Together with his wife and three daughters, he came back to the place he will always call home. It happened after a perfectly matched job opportunity in Denver came calling, and he was hired to lead multilingual content management on a global scale…

Looking for better Wi-Fi solutions

By CPC | August 1, 2022

The City of Castle Pines is exploring a ballot initiative that would ask voters this fall whether they want to opt out of a state law that prohibits municipalities and counties from forming a partnership with internet broadband providers. If the City ends up approving the addition of an initiative to the November ballot and…

The 2022 County Fair & Rodeo has arrived

By CPC | August 1, 2022

Exciting new events such as an opening night concert by country music’s Josh Turner, farm to table brunch, BBQ showdown and a vintage car show join traditional favorites like the PRCA Rodeo, 4-H exhibits, two full weekends of carnival fun and the parade in downtown Castle Rock at this year’s fair. Whether you never miss…

Click It or Ticket – something we can all get behind

By CPC | August 1, 2022

Unbuckled drivers be warned. Starting July 25, the Colorado Department of Transportation, along with the Colorado State Patrol and 44 local law enforcement agencies began the summer seat belt enforcement period. The Click It or Ticket campaign will run through August 5. A seat belt violation is a Class B traffic infraction and subject to…

City exploring urban renewal district for commercial area

By CPC | August 1, 2022

The City of Castle Pines is again considering the creation of an urban renewal authority (URA) that would help property owners in the City’s main business district pay for improvements using a portion of new property tax revenue. Elected officials began discussing the possibility of an urban renewal district (URD) earlier this year and have…

Commission approves plan for pickleball courts at Coyote Ridge Park

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Castle Pines North Metro District plans to build five pickleball courts

The City of Castle Pines Planning Commission (PC) approved the first phase of a project that will replace the skate park at Coyote Ridge Park with new pickleball courts later this year. A new skate park is being considered for a later phase of development. PC members unanimously approved a “location and extent” application from…

Community Cleanup in Castle Pines

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Millennial volunteers joining their former boss to help pull weeds.

There is no question Castle Pines is a beautiful place to live, and residents are committed to keeping it that way. On July 16, members of the community volunteered a few hours of their Saturday to pick up litter and pull weeds at neighborhood parks throughout the city. Tapadero resident Daniel Kelliher noticed while walking…

Castle Rock opens up phase one of new park

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Rendering of the new Cobblestone Ranch Park in Castle Rock

The Town of Castle Rock is proud to announce the opening of a new neighborhood park. Cobblestone Ranch Park, located at 8571 Castle Oaks Drive was officially opened on June 29 with a carnival-themed festival that included aerial performers, stilt walkers, snow cones, games, live music and a 5K run. The 12-acre park is the…

Medical spa opens in Village Square

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Denise Danzo (left) and Jackie Maestas (right)

Denise Danzo and her business partner Jackie Maestas are estheticians bringing 15 years of combined experience in the skin care industry to their new business at 361 Village Square Drive, the Castle Pines Medical Spa. The spa officially opened July 1 and is the first medical spa in Castle Pines offering clients Botox and fillers,…

Hiring a proof reader

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Art for Hiring a Proof Reader

Do you read The Connnection news paper cover–to–cover every month? How wood you like two get payed fore doing it? If reading the preceding paragraph made you crazy, then you may be the perfect fit to join our fun and professional team as a proofreader. As an independent contractor, this position provides extreme flexibility and…

The man behind the oyster

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of the Huggard family: Sean and Jennifer with children Benjamin, Gracyn, and Avery at Sanibel Island, Florida.

Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood opened its second location in Lone Tree earlier this year, and it has become as popular as the flagship Cherry Creek locale. Owner Sean Huggard’s title is Chief Decision Maker, a moniker he gave himself, saying that “CEO” or “president” was too serious for a restaurant owner. “I’m not…

Jellystone Park in Larkspur; campground experience at the next level

By CPC | August 1, 2022

In 1861, the town of Huntsville was a thriving place. It boasted a post office, sawmill, fort and hotel. The hotel, run by Sarah Coberly, was considered the best place to stop for the night for anyone traveling from Denver to Colorado City. Guests were treated to fine food, lively entertainment, and a good night’s…

7-year-old boy uses prize money for Help & Hope Center

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Jack, a second grader at Timber Trail Elementary

Bethany and Chris Joswick thought it would be a good idea to teach their 7-year-old son, Jack, the value of money at a young age. He received money for his birthday and wanted to use some of it to enter a NCAA men’s basketball national championship pool with his dad. “Of course, we’re like, ‘it’s…

Grant recipients celebrate

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Nine Douglas Count Community mental health organizations (left to right): Help & Hope Center, Hope’s Promise, Southeast Christian Counseling Center, Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation (CALF), Backpack Society, The Aspen Effect, Parker Senior Center, Johnny’s Ambassadors and Hide in Plain Sight.

As the regional champion of Douglas County Gives and Colorado Gives Day, DCCF is committed to responsibly managing philanthropic contributions, maintaining agile funds for emergencies, inspiring generosity, and providing support to local nonprofit organizations serving the needs within our community. For additional information, visit www.dccf.org. Information and photo provided by Douglas County Community Foundation

Church group donates to Rocky Mountain Welcome Center

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Women from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with donated items.

Earlier this year, the Castle Pines ward Relief Society from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a supply drive benefiting the Rocky Mountain Welcome Center (RMWC). Several dozen women donated or provided essential supplies for recent refugees settling in the metro area. Additionally, a dozen women gathered to assemble 10 welcome baskets…

Community Independence Day Celebrations

By CPC | August 1, 2022

Fossils in Florissant

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of fossil hunting a fun family activity

Just 40 miles southwest of Castle Pines is one of the richest fossil beds in the world. The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, in Teller County, was established in 1969 to protect the fossils and petrified redwood stumps found in an ancient lake bed. The Monument has eight interconnected trails for a total of 15…

Educating about safety to make communities stronger

By CPC | August 1, 2022

Erin Loeks spends much of her time educating. She might be a familiar face to many residents because she teaches the public safety courses for the South Metro Safety Foundation (SMSF), a nonprofit that partners with South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR). SMSF specializes in providing safety classes – first aid and CPR, babysitting certifications, safe…

Giving a Rocky Mountain welcome to immigrants and refugees

By CPC | August 1, 2022

In 2005, Diana Higuera came to Colorado from Venezuela to study international and intercultural communication at University of Denver. Her plan was to come for her education, but she met a student named Darren from Boulder in her first class. After she graduated with her master’s degree in 2007, she went on to marry Darren…

Sedalian Joe Kouba: cotton, cows and cedar

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Family picture of Joe Kouba, circa 1945.

Cotton picking was more important than schooling in Denison, Texas in 1882. After Joe Kouba and twin brother Reuben finished third grade, the family farm was all that counted. Apparently a marginal operation, the Koubas moved across the Red River to Marietta, Oklahoma, Native American territory in 1889. There, Joe also fell under the influence…

Worth the wait …

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Missy Franklin Five-time Olympic gold medalist

The City of Castle Pines partners annually with Mental Health Colorado, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to promote mental health, end stigma and ensure equitable access to mental health and substance use services. This year’s “Unmasked” event will feature five-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Missy Franklin, as its keynote speaker. “It’s been two years since…

The act of deference

By CPC | August 1, 2022

Dear Readers, I’d like to talk about the act of deference, which is defined as a readiness or willingness to yield to others, or a humble submission that includes respect. If manners are all about social deportment, then the act of deference is a type of good manners that includes courtesy. An example of deference…

Ukrainian natives help unite orphans of war

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Yulia Boozer (left) and Olga Funk

On a chance meeting, Yulia Boozer and Olga Funk felt a connection and knew instantly they wanted to do more together. After the war in Ukraine began, the two native Ukrainians met in Denver at an event organizing medical supplies to send to war-torn areas. “We met and knew we wanted to pursue the same…

Is “healthy Coke” really healthy?

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of TikTok user Amanda Jones started the healthy Coke trend

The healthy Coke trend circulating on TikTok has inspired many to try the balsamic vinegar and flavored seltzer combination. The trend emerged when user Amanda Jones shared the recipe from her Pilates instructor who swears by the concoction she pours over ice. The #healthycoke hashtag had more than 50 million views as of mid-July. Reactions…

Vietnam: From quagmire to paradise

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City

Eons ago (1969), my first vivid memory of Vietnam was a Viet Cong rocket cratering not far away from where I was brushing my teeth. For the most part, it got better from there, though it was difficult to appreciate the beauty of the place in a war-time environment. Asia’s answer to elongated Chile, this…

Chile lime cucumber watermelon salad

By CPC | August 1, 2022

A summer refresher that’s as cool as a cucumber Longtime readers of this column will know that I have a serious obsession with Trader Joe’s (TJ’s). One of the happiest moments of my life was when I covered the opening of the south metro’s first location in Greenwood Village several years ago. I was one…

Good things are brewing!

By CPC | August 1, 2022

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 The Douglas County Libraries (DCL) 2022 Brew Tour includes some great breweries and coffee shops again this year. Gather points and unlock rewards by logging visits to each participating partner brewery and coffee shop. Each visit also earns one entry into the grand prize drawing for a Happy Brew Year…

Filling a need by filling backpacks

By CPC | August 1, 2022
School Supplies

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools held its annual “Lend a Hand” school supply drive in July. Castle Pines Orthodontics stepped up as a donation drop-off location and asked patients to donate and bring supplies to their office on Max Drive. The Foundation staff and volunteers assembled the supplies in backpacks and distributed to students…

Flying to Freedom

By CPC | August 1, 2022

When I was 2 years old, my parents got divorced. I was lucky in a way, because at the time I was too young to understand that this separation, at its most basic level, meant the world as I knew it had changed. By the time I turned 5, my mom had remarried. We left…

Longtime resident catches a Rockies game or two … hundred

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of the Dempsey family at Coors Field

Longtime Castle Pines resident Pat Dempsey is finding great satisfaction in his next chapter of life, pairing his passion for baseball with his job for Event Services at Coors Field. Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Dempsey moved after college to Colorado in 1977 to attend graduate school at CSU. Two years later, he moved to Santa…

Helping seniors learn to spot scams

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Edward Nelson talked to residents at Legacy Village of Castle Pines about elder fraud and protection.

Edward Nelson is determined to take down scammers. Through his nonprofit organization, End Elder Fraud, he works feverishly to stay up-to-date on the latest ploys and tactics by the ill-intended and turns his learnings into teachings for the 60+ community. As a former computer programmer with experience in security fraud prevention, Nelson has been trying…

Big heart for little ones

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Morgan Hengsteler (far right) with fellow KindiePrep teachers Jenny Lea (middle) and classroom podmate Sarah Byrne (far left) in the classroom.

Morgan Hengsteler has always enjoyed working with children. Raised in Castle Pines (attending Buffalo Ridge Elementary, Rocky Heights Middle School and Rock Canyon High School), Hengsteler babysat as a teenager in high school. She also worked over six summers as a camp counselor with the University of Denver Pioneer Athletic Super Summer camp, teaching kids…

Brilliant and beautiful neighbors

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of American Black-billed Magpie 

Strutting around the yard, perched on a fencepost or swooping down from the sky, the American Black-billed Magpie makes its home in the American West – Colorado sweeping north to Alaska. Part of the Corvidae family, the magpie is of the same group of intelligent birds to include the crow, the jay and the raven.  As…

Seymour the great

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of the Stotz family: Mark and Stacy, Caitlyn, Lindsey and Christian with Seymour the do.

Seymour may be a physically large dog, weighing 99 pounds, but the mixed breed is really a gentle giant. He has been a wonderful companion of the Stotz family, who adopted Seymour at three months old and have enjoyed every minute of their now 4-year-old family member. A DNA test provided Seymour with his genetic…

Healing Waters

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of The Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs

Soaking in hot springs not only can feel sublime, it has a number of health benefits, too. Geothermal waters contain large amounts of dissolved minerals that come from deep within the earth. There are typically between 14 and 24 different minerals in geothermal pools, and each mineral possesses unique properties offering soakers a mix of…

Drive fore DCCF fundraiser

By CPC | August 1, 2022

Picturesque Ravenna Golf Course was the idyllic setting for Douglas County Community Foundation’s inaugural golf tournament fundraiser, Drive fore DCCF. Eighty golfers participated in the scramble tournament, bringing together players of all skill levels for a fun yet competitive morning of 18 holes of golf. Special thanks to the Here to Cheer participants for making…

Coming full circle – cheerleading style

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Nine young and enthusiastic girls attended cheerleading camp.

In 2009, two young girls – Meghan Ruder and Katie Hebert – met at one of the first Castle Pines Athletics (CPA) cheerleading camps and they were hooked. The girls grew up in the community and both went on to cheer for Rock Canyon High School. Hebert graduated in 2021 and is cheering at Colorado…

Top of Their Game

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Castle Pines Athletics flag football athletes

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Castle Pines Athletics

The power of bilberry

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of bilberry

Bilberry is a powerhouse of nutrition and medicinal uses. Similar to blueberries, bilberries are rich in antioxidants, which are beneficial plant compounds that help protect against disease. Bilberry supports cardiovascular health, cognitive function, detoxification, vision and healthy gums. It helps to lower sugar levels and the absorption of fat, both of which are helpful for…

Summer swim teams wrap-up

By CPC | August 1, 2022
Photo of Stingrays junior coaches Sarah, Avery, Sam, Brandon, Abigail, Julian and Maddie

Both swim teams serving residents of the City of Castle Pines and The Village at Castle Pines had successful and fun summer seasons. And for several families, the swim teams permitted participation in a team-sport setting for the first time. The Village Stingrays ended the regular season with a 3-2 record, under the leadership of…

Beau Jo’s 2go

By CPC | August 1, 2022

The most well-known purveyor of Colorado-style pizza has made its way to northern Douglas County. Beau Jo’s opened a new location in Lone Tree in early June, much to the delight of die-hard fans and more recent arrivals who are just now discovering what “Colorado mountain pies” are all about. The Lone Tree location, on…

Bringing PGA Golf Back to the Castle Pines Golf Club

By CPC | July 1, 2022

PGA golf is coming back to The Village at Castle Pines, and one of our own is helping to lead the charge. Ever since the success of the 2014 BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club, a small group of leaders in the local golf community has made it their goal to bring the PGA…

Possibilities Playground Coming to Butterfield Crossing Park

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Imagine a universally designed, sensory-rich environment that enables children of all abilities to develop physically, socially and emotionally. With your help, this vision may soon become a reality at Butterfield Crossing Park in Castle Rock. The Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation is joining forces with the Parks and Recreation Department to maximize already planned…

A New King Soopers to be Built in the Eastern Expansion of RidgeGate

By CPC | July 1, 2022

A newly announced King Soopers location will serve future residents of the eastern expansion of RidgeGate in Lone Tree. A 123,000-square-foot King Soopers will be built in the RidgeGate Parkway Couplet District, an undeveloped island in the middle of the westbound and eastbound lanes of Ridgegate Parkway east of I-25. The first residential area undergoing…

Wildlife Fencing Work Begins on I-25 at Castle Rock Parkway

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Last month, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began installing wildlife fencing along I-25. The project, which is expected to be completed in October, is focused on building 10 miles of wildlife fencing, guardrails, and two deer guards at Happy Canyon Road – in addition to concrete rehabilitation on I-25. Crews are currently installing fencing…

Thirty Years of Pride, Honesty, and Family at the Sheriff’s Office

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Public Information Officer (PIO) and Social Media Coordinator Cocha (pronounced co-shuh) Heyden recently celebrated her 30th year with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). Deputy Heyden said her work is focused on making sure the public and media understand the work of the office and that information is delivered in a timely and accurate way.…

The Goats are Baaaaack

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Goats of all shapes and sizes are hard at work in many areas of Castle Pines this summer. A herd of 68 goats are assisting in fire mitigation by munching their way through weeds and scrub oak in designated neighborhoods. The City of Castle Pines and the Castle Pines North Metro District combined forces to…

City and Metro District Enter into IGA

By CPC | July 1, 2022

The City of Castle Pines and the Castle Pines North Metro District (CPNMD) have entered into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), transferring the CPNMD stormwater system maintenance and billing to the City. According to the terms of the IGA, the transfer is scheduled to take place on September 30. CPNMD has managed the community’s stormwater system…

New Communications Manager Joins the City of Castle Pines

By CPC | July 1, 2022

In April, the City of Castle Pines welcomed a new communications manager, Camden Bender. The position requires him to be a spokesman for the City, manage external communications (including social media, the City’s website and correspondence), as well as develop strategic community relation plans. “I am looking forward to expanding the City’s communication presence,” stated…

Castle Rock Fireworks Canceled

By CPC | July 1, 2022

As a step to ensure the community’s safety during very dry weather conditions, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue has canceled the Town’s Fourth of July fireworks show. Fire dangers continue to increase, so officials decided to proactively call off the show. The community has been under Stage 1 fire restrictions since April 21. While under…

Food Demand Exceeds Supply

By CPC | July 1, 2022

It’s eye opening to realize how much of life can be defined by specific moments – the moment when you get the perfect job, the moment when you first hear the sound of your baby’s heartbeat, the moment when you buy a new house. However, there are also more difficult moments – the loss of…

Celebrating 20 Years in Castle Pines

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Castle Pines Dental Care will celebrate 20 years in the community in August. Dr. Matt Rolfson attributes the success of the business to personal attention to each patient and the advances in technology and knowledge to make dental treatment easier and less complicated. “I don’t believe that dental treatment should be based on dental office…

New to the Neighborhood?

By CPC | July 1, 2022

A vibrant sense of community is one characteristic that sets Castle Pines – the 80108 ZIP code more specifically – apart from other Colorado communities. Neighbors know each other, they spend time together and they support each other. If you are a new resident, you have likely already experienced this firsthand. The same holds true…

Where Healing and Relaxation Begin

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Owner Jade Spurr (center in red), along with the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce, officially opened the doors to Therapeutic Massage and welcomed the community at a June 2 ribbon cutting celebration. Located at 361 Village Square Lane (across from Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines), Therapeutic Massage offers its clients a variety of massage…

Inspired by Nature; Grounded in Goodness

By CPC | July 1, 2022

It’s the seemingly little things – birds, bees, trees, trails and sunsets – that give special meaning to Sophia Wagner today. Raised in Castle Pines, Sophia attended DCS Montessori in preschool and kindergarten, American Academy in first through eighth grades, and graduated from Kent Denver School (Kent) in 2020. She recalls a special teacher at…

Summertime Fairs and Festivals

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Summer is full of fairs and festivals right down the street as well as around the state. Many are keeping the western tradition strong; most include rodeos, barrel racing, concerts, carnivals, exhibits and more. Check websites for unique events such as bacon-, watermelon- and Jell-O-eating contests, a 2,000-year-old corn exhibit, dancing horse performances and ballet…

Peace, Love and Happiness Discovered at Car Show

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Above the Clouds VW/Porsche car show rolled into Castle Pines on a spectacular Saturday morning in June. The first-time event showcased 22 vintage cars in an array of colors. Event organizer and Castle Pines resident Abe Aragon produced the show with the assistance of Berg Haus owner Bruce Ringgenberg and the generous support of many…

Summer Concert Series Returns to Local Parks

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Who doesn’t love spending summer nights outdoors listening to live entertainment after hot summer days? The Summer Concert Series is back in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and Parker after a two-year absence. The free music events give people of all ages a chance to jam to a variety of tunes and enjoy dinner in the park…

Clean-Up Castle Pines Day

By CPC | July 1, 2022

The Castle Pines North Metro District (CPNMD) is coordinating a Castle Pines community cleanup on Saturday, July 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Bring your family and a few neighbors and help pitch in to make Castle Pines a more beautiful and clean place. Meet at the Coyote Ridge Park Pavilions, and the CPNMD…

Keep Your Word

By CPC | July 1, 2022
Graphic of Thoroughly Modern Manners

Dear Readers, How are we supposed to plan anything when guests no-show or when clients don’t honor their contracts? Social etiquette and business etiquette dictate that we actually do what we say we are going to do. You build trust that way. And when we fall short, and we all do, we offer a genuine…

Beeman-Duncan Ranch, Part II

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Born in Red Lodge, Montana in 1909 to mining industry magnate W. G. Duncan, William G. II (Bill) came to Sedalia in 1918 when his dad bought the old Beeman homestead. W.G. treasured the rural beauty and appeal of his new landscape and worked with Bill to preserve it for posterity. Though Bill’s father was…

Helping Promote Dark-Sky Initiatives

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Ryan Parker remembers fondly the vibrance of the night sky while growing up on a farm outside of Golden. These days, he’s encouraging neighbors, and anyone else who will listen, to turn off, dim, change out or shield their lights to help reduce the potential for light pollution. The increase in population over the last…

Norway: Oil, Splendor and a Troll’s Tongue

By CPC | July 1, 2022

When last in Norway, I enjoyed Oslo and the surrounding sights. Modern, chic, and progressive: Scandinavia on steroids. On another visit, I participated in Bergen’s Rain Festival, which, could have been celebrated on any of 240 days of the year. Norway will stun you with breathtaking scenery: high mountains, deep fjords, verdant valleys, massive forests,…

Grand Reopening of The Country Club at Castle Pines

By CPC | July 1, 2022

The Country Club at Castle Pines membership recently completed a $21 million transformation of the Clubhouse and the addition of a cliffside, infinity edge pool, fitness center and racket sports. Members gathered last month for an official ribbon cutting and an evening of live music, good friends and tasty food. Were you there? To see…

McGregor Square – The Latest and Greatest in LoDo

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Looking to eat somewhere new and trendy before or after a Rockies game? Don’t have baseball tickets but want to watch the game on an outdoor, giant screen? Want to have a picnic in downtown Denver or enjoy a staycation? Newly-developed McGregor Square in LoDo (lower downtown) is the latest and greatest urban experience, just…

Discover the Perks of Volunteering at the County Fair

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Picture yourself and your friends serving your community by volunteering at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo this summer. Now is your chance to serve your community, celebrate the County’s history, and have fun all at the same time. A 104-year-old Douglas County community tradition, the event will be held July 29-August 7 in Castle…

Annual Summer Solstice Pig Roast in the Village

By CPC | July 1, 2022

The Village at Castle Pines parks and recreation committee hosted the annual Summer Solstice Pig Roast to kick off the summer on Saturday, June 11 at the Canyon Club Pavilion. Neighbors and friends joined in for some old-fashioned fun featuring live music, delicious smoked and pulled pork, smoked chicken, and all the fixings. There was…

An Immersive Dining Experience at this Year’s Fair & Rodeo

By CPC | July 1, 2022

Picture this: long, rustic farm tables draped with crisp linens, the smell of freshly cut flowers mingling with the aroma of sizzling bacon, fresh-baked bread, and just-picked Colorado fruit. The soothing sounds of a live bluegrass band begin as your family takes their seats for an exciting culinary experience that you’ll only find at the…

Take Taco Tuesday to the Next Level

By CPC | July 1, 2022

I, like most humans, love a taco. There’s something deeply satisfying about the near-perfection contained in the simple ingredients that comprise a taco. Eight years ago, The Lego Movie – which features a plot line that hinges on “Taco Tuesday” – became firmly embedded in our family culture (my kids were big fans). As a…

Food Truck Frenzy

By CPC | July 1, 2022

The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce and the City of Castle Pines kicked off summer with the 10th annual Food Truck Frenzy at Coyote Ridge Park on June 11. More than 2,000 people attended to enjoy the many different types of food options from 10 food trucks while also getting the opportunity to get together…

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