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The Connection – Alternative Phone Service

By CPC | August 1, 2003

The following is a response to the article about alternative phone service in the last issue of The Connection. Hi folks: The service mentioned is from a company called Vonage (http://www.vonage.com). Unfortunately, the CPN newsletter piece was published, perhaps, somewhat prematurely. Here’s the story: Vonage offers phone service using a technology called Voice over IP…

Summer Picnic August 23

By CPC | August 1, 2003

This year’s Master Association Summer Picnic and BBQ for all CPN residents will be held on Saturday, August 23, at Coyote Ridge Park, from 4:00 to 7:00. All residents are welcome to attend. Buy your meal tickets now at BankWest, or, if you prefer not to eat barbecue, pack your own picnic and come along…

2003 Piranhas are Castle Pines North’s First Swim Team

By CPC | August 1, 2003

CPN launched the inaugural season of its all-neighborhood swim team this summer. Under the mangement of Team Colorado, dozens of neighborhood kids improved their strokes Monday through Thursday afternoons (except during thunderstorms!) at the HOA#1 and HOA #2 pools. The first meet was held at the North Ridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch in June.…

Help Protect our Sanitation System

By CPC | August 1, 2003

Wastewater from Castle Pines North doesn’t stay in our Metro District. From our water treatment plant, it subsequently flows into the Plum Creek Wastewater Authority’s system. The PCWA recently provided these tips for helping to keep the system running smoothly: Household Dangers for Sewage Systems Fats, Oils & Greases: A by-product of cooking, grease comes…

Castle Pines North Schools

By CPC | August 1, 2003

School District for CPN: Castle Pines North community is in the Douglas County School District , and more specifically, is served by schools in the Rock Canyon feeder district. School enrollment period: Douglas County School Open enrollment is generally in January. Kindergarteners and students requesting open enrollment must apply during this time. Check with Douglas…

Citizens Group Organizes to Save Bluffs West of I-25

By CPC | August 1, 2003

One of the last remaining areas of undeveloped land between Lone Tree and Castle Pines North is being considered for annexation and rezoning by the City of Lone Tree to build 88 luxury homes atop the bluffs. This subdivision, previously denied by Douglas County, could be rolled into the massive Ridgegate development, where the new…

Douglas County Still #1 in Growth

By CPC | August 1, 2003

Based on figures from 2000 through 2002, Douglas County still leads the nation in “rooftop counts,” with 13,761 new units. That represents an increase of 21.7 percent according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Cheryl McDade, Castle Pines North’s Finance Manager, says that our area’s growth is a reflection of the county’s. “June (2003) was a…

Support Local Food Drive

By CPC | August 1, 2003

Two locals students are holding a food drive to benefit the Task Force of Douglas County. Melinda LaVelle of Knights Bridge and Rebecca Von Duerring of Noble Ridge, both Douglas County High School Juniors, will be placing empty King Soopers bags at 450 homes in Knights Bridge, Royal Hill, and Noble Ridge on September 6.…

Webmaster Bids Farewell

By CPC | August 1, 2003

Susan Novreske, Claremont resident and CPNHOA’s webmaster for the last four years says goodbye to the post on July 31. “Thanks to all the community who participated in growing this web site – it could not have happened without your support. It has been a wonderful opportunity to meet so many CPN neighbors committed to…

Xcel Files Application with PUC – Xcel Announces Expansion of Power Line in CPN (update of 5-28-03)

By CPC | August 1, 2003

Xcel’s plans to install larger power lines through Castle Pines are continuing. At this time, Xcel has filed its application with the PUC; the CPN Master Association has requested a hearing; and Xcel has not yet filed for a land-use permit with Douglas County. E-mail alerts and the newsletter will keep you updated. Read the…

Castle Pines North vs. Qwest’s Infamous Phone Line "Distance Charge"

By CPC | July 1, 2003

The Battle is On! You see it every month on your bill: Qwest’s $12 per month “distance charge” per wired phone line, an established yet outdated tariff for Qwest telephone service. This charge was put in place years ago and was intended to compensate Qwest for the greater expense of providing service to “rural” customers.…

CPN Master Homeowners Association wins long battle (7-31-03)

By CPC | July 1, 2003

Qwest will drop the “Distance Charge” from resident’s phone bills, effective August 1. The fees might be gone by the time of your August billing, or it may appear as an adjustment on your September bill. This will save most CPN residents $144 per year for each phone line that you have. Residents of Castle…

Parks & Trails

By CPC | July 1, 2003

How do parks, trails and open space fit into the overall plan for our neighborhoods? How can we link with other communities? If you had a magic wand, what would you do with Daniels Park? A group of citizens is getting together to discuss the possibilities and options for Castle Pines North. Interested parties are…

Bear Sightings in Forest Park

By CPC | July 1, 2003

There have been at least 3 bear sightings in Forest Park in the last month. Bears at this time of year are foraging to fatten up for hibernation. The bear sightings have been at all times of day. All of the bears seen in Forest Park have been non-aggressive; lets hope it stays that way.…

Public Meeting On New Park

By CPC | July 1, 2003

The second public meeting was held on July 14th with Axel Bishop of Design Concepts, who showed preliminary sketches of the park with two design styles. Both the needs of athletic playfields and stylized park architecture were addressed in these preliminary concept plans. The park will serve as a focal point to our community. The…

Tired of Telemarketers?

By CPC | July 1, 2003

Coloradans who already signed up for the statewide do-not-call list will be automatically added to the federal register. If this sounds good to you and you want to do this, read more about it in the Telecom section of this web site. (7-1)

Sidewalk Completion

By CPC | July 1, 2003

After almost a year working with Douglas County and the LaGae family, it looks like the sidewalk connection along the south side of Castle Pines Parkway from Yorkshire Drive to the commercial area will finally be finished. According to Judy Dahl, manager of the Castle Pines North Metro District, they are waiting on the final…

Want to request a change to Xcel pole placement ? do it now!

By CPC | May 1, 2003

While it is likely to be another month or two before the final Public Utilities Commission decision on whether Xcel will receive the PUC permit to rebuild one of the powerlines along the eastern border of CPN, Xcel is working on the engineering plans for the project and has offered to consider CPN-area homeowners’ requests…

Castle Rock defers vote on 2nd Recreation Center

By CPC | September 1, 2002

Town of Castle Rock residents will not be voting on November 5 on the Town’s proposal to build a second recreation center. At about the same time that CPN started to look at building a Recreation Center in Castle Pines North, the Town of Castle Rock independently started a separate project to investigate whether Castle…

Wildlife corridor added to DC open space

By CPC | June 1, 2002

An 855-acre parcel critical to wildlife as a corridor was donated by DuPont and preserved as open space. It creates a link all the way from Pike National Forest, through Roxborough State Park and other protected lands across US 85.

DC Planning Meetings for HR park: Wildcat Regional Park

By CPC | April 1, 2002

Douglas County is hosting two public meetings regarding the future “Wildcat Regional Park” that the County will build along the southern border of Highlands Ranch, southwest of the new middle school/high school site, between Monarch and Daniels Park Road. This will be a large (202 acres) “active park” that will have league-play ball fields and…

Plans along the southern border of Highlands Ranch

By CPC | April 1, 2002

Douglas County is hosting two public meetings regarding the future “Wildcat Regional Park” that the County will build along the southern border of Highlands Ranch, southwest of the new middle school/high school site, between Monarch and Daniels Park Road. This will be a large (202 acres) “active park” that will have league-play ball fields and…

Castle Rock plans for a second recreation center

By CPC | April 1, 2002

A proposed second Town recreation center is moving forward as the Parks & Recreation Department continues to weigh input from residents and consider site location options. To date, Parks & Recreation has hosted three public meetings, six user-group meetings and forrned a steering committee as part of an effort to propose a second recreation center…

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