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CC 20 April 25 Hearing Cancelled

By CPC | April 1, 2005

The county hearing for the “CC20” parcel, which had tentatively been scheduled for April 25, has been postponed again. Currently, there is no new date set for the hearing. The application will remain on hold until Village Homes submits drainage plans for the site. To read more about this issue refer to the following sites……

Castle Rock Recreation Center Groundbreaking April 5

By CPC | April 1, 2005

Castle Rock Recreation Center Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking The Castle Rock Recreation Center, located at 2301 N. Woodlands Blvd. began a $6.6 million expansion project in early April, and expects to be completed in February, 2006. The project will increase program space for high demand activities, specifically in the areas of youth and aquatics, and improve…

Welcome Coffee Set for Wednesday, April 27 – 7 p.m.

By CPC | April 1, 2005

Residents who are new to Castle Pines North are invited to the next CPN Welcome Coffee scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m., at the Community Center, located at 7404 Yorkshire Drive. The quarterly event, presented by the Castle Pines North Master Association, is designed to share community related information with new residents. During…

Two New Private Schools Set to Open this Fall

By CPC | April 1, 2005

For more CPN school information: For an overview of CPN area schooling, please visit our CPN Schools page. We are also introducing a listing of Private Schools in the CPN area. Aspen Academy, a preschool through eighth grade private pre-paratory academy, will open in the Fall of 2005 at its new campus in Highlands Ranch.…

Buffalo Ridge Adopts New School Calendar

By CPC | April 1, 2005

More CPN school information: For an overview of CPN area schooling, please visit our CPN Schools page. We are also introducing a listing of Private Schools in the CPN area. Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE) will follow a traditional school year calendar for 2005-2006. The school was previously on the District’s four-track, year round calendar. Timber…

CPN Master Association Announces New Communty-Wide Special Events.

By CPC | April 1, 2005

For current event information, visit the Master Association Events page. Carla Kenny, Community Events Coordinator for the Castle Pines North Master Association, has announced a series of fun new events for residents and their families this year. In addition to the popular Easter Egg Hunt and a repeat of last year’s well-received Holiday Carriage Rides,…

A Message from South Metro Fire Rescue’s Board of Directors

By CPC | April 1, 2005

My name is Bill Schaefer and I’m on the Board of Directors for the South Metro Fire Rescue. I’m also a Castle Pines North resident. I would like to inform all residents that the fire district completed its budget on December 13, 2004. We’re proud to say that we were able to set the mil…

Douglas County Prohibits Signs Along Roadways

By CPC | April 1, 2005

What can be done about the clutter of signs along the main roads in Castle Pines North? Douglas County prohibits all private signs within 15 feet of major roadways. The Traffic Department is responsible for removing illegal signs along road rights-of-way. To file a complaint, or to have a sign retrieved, contact the County Traffic…

Two Movie Theaters Coming to Castle Rock

By CPC | April 1, 2005

Despite its “Last Picture Show” charm and its position as the governmental seat of Douglas County, the Town of Castle Rock has never had its own movie theater. That’s about to change in a big way. Before the end of the year, two major movie theater projects will have been built within one mile of…

Community Garage Sale Set for May 20 and May 21

By CPC | March 2, 2005

For the most current garage sale information, visit the Master Association Community-Wide Garage Sale event page. The Castle Pines North Annual Community Garage Sale is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start your spring cleaning! The Sale will be held between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., on both Friday, May 20 and…

Xcel Begins Repairs to Power Line Corridor

By CPC | March 1, 2005

Construction of the new power lines is now complete. Xcel Energy has returned to Castle Pines North to repair damage to the power line corridor. Xcel is working to fill holes, add new top soil and seed in areas affected by the construction. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed in April. If…

County Delays Hearing on Commerical Land in Heart of CPN

By CPC | March 1, 2005

The land located on the northwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and Monarch Boulevard has been zoned for commercial development since the master plan for Castle Pines North was first created in 1984. It is located in the heart of Castle Pines North, between Timber Trail Elementary School and the sledding hill. Known as “CC-20,”…

Concerned Residents form Commercial Development Committee Community-Wide Campaign Launched

By CPC | March 1, 2005

CC20 as seen from Monarch and Castle Pines Parkway A group of local residents concerned about proposed commercial development plans at the corner of Castle Pines Parkway and Monarch Boulevard have formed a new committee. Click here for more about the proposed commercial development project. The Concerned Citizens for Redirecting Proposed Commercial Development Committee launched…

District Considers Change to School Calendar

By CPC | February 1, 2005

At meetings and in mailings this winter, Douglas County School District representatives have been working to share information and seek parent input regarding ways to address the Castle Pines area’s growing number of students. After assessing enrollment figures and parent feedback forms, the District expects to announce by mid-February any changes to the 2005-2006 calendars…

American Academy Charter to Open Doors in August

By CPC | February 1, 2005

Douglas County’s newest Charter School, American Academy, is gearing up to open in August. The school, founded by several CPN residents, has been awarded grants, signed their contract with the Douglas County School District, and has selected a new administrator. The Walton Family Foundation recently awarded American Academy with a grant for $180,000. The Foundation…

TV Program Features CPN Neighbors

By CPC | February 1, 2005

The episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” that features Marc Towne, CPN resident and owner of Little Italy Pizzeria, is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 13, on the ABC television station. Marc and his wife, Lisa, fed the crew during the marathon construction project in Arvada.

Bookmobile Seeks Parent Partners

By CPC | February 1, 2005

Are you the parent who always knows when the school science fair is scheduled? Do you think every child should have a library card? If you are an organized parent of an elementary school student who answered “yes” to the above questions, the Douglas County Library (DCL) bookmobile wants you as a liaison! The DCL…

Spring is Around the Corner… Reserve Parks and Fields Now

By CPC | February 1, 2005

It’s hard to remember during the middle of winter that springtime is around the corner. This means that outdoor sports teams will begin meeting and practicing soon. If you are coaching a sports team or are involved in a sports league that will begin practice this spring and you need to reserve park space, make…

Xcel’s Power Line Rebuild Begins Monday

By CPC | January 1, 2005

On Monday, January 10th, Xcel Energy will begin construction to replace one of the power lines along the power line corridor in the eastern portion of Castle Pines North. Construction of the new poles is expected to take two to four weeks, weather permitting. Xcel crews will be working on the project 10 hours a…

Village Homes Begins Development of Commercial Land in Heart of CPN

By CPC | January 1, 2005

The land located on the corner of Castle Pines Parkway and Monarch Boulevard has been zoned for commercial development since the master plan for Castle Pines North was first created in 1984. “What does the zoning allow? View the CPN Development Guide.” Originally, the commercially zoned area consisted of more than 20 acres. In 2000,…

Antique Lone Tree Ranch to be Preserved

By CPC | December 1, 2004

When driving on I-25 north of Exit 191, have you noticed the dilapidated farmhouse in the dell to the east? It seems quite out of place situated among the booming areas of Castle Rock, Parker, and Lone Tree, and you may have thought it was destined to be bulldozed any day now. Happily, that is…

Master Association’s Annual Meeting Presented Overview of Community

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Master Association held its annual meeting on November 16. Highlights included the election of new delegates and directors, a report from the Parks and Open Space Manager, a review of the past year, and a look ahead. An overview: The Master Association welcomed new delegates representing the following neighborhoods: Briar Cliff:…

DCS Montessori School News

By CPC | December 1, 2004

DCS Montessori Charter School is now accepting applications for its lottery for the 2005-2006 school year. If your child will be three before September 15, 2005, he or she will be eligible to begin the pre-school program. Applications are being accepted for all grades, from Pre-school through sixth. For more information about DCS Montessori, visit…

Metro District Seeks New Manager

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District has announced a vacancy in the District Manager position. “As District Manager for the past three years, Judy Dahl has made valuable contributions to our community and we greatly appreciate her efforts,” said John Ewing, President of the Metro District Board of Directors. “Her assistance in developing and maintaining…

Who is Responsible for Snow Removal?

By CPC | December 1, 2004

With some exceptions, Douglas County is responsible for removing snow from the streets, circles and drives in Castle Pines North, but does not typically clear snow from the cul-de-sacs. Douglas County DOES NOT plow the streets of neighborhoods that have private streets. In these areas, sub-associations contract with private companies to plow the streets. Residents…

HOAs can Now Reach Members with Click of a Mouse

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The CPN Master Association’s popular “e-mail alert” system can now be used by any of the 30 neighborhood Homeowner Associations (HOAs) in Castle Pines North. Five years ago, the Master Association began collecting e-mail addresses for all CPN residents. Since that time, the list has grown to reach nearly 75 percent of the homes in…

Rock Canyon High School Theater to Present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

By CPC | December 1, 2004

Rock Canyon High School will present its first-ever theatrical production, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” in the auditorium at Rock Canyon High School, located at 5810 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. From the classic tale…

Colorado Master Gardeners Offer Holiday Gift Idea

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The Sagebrush Press, written by Colorado Master Gardeners of Douglas County and CSU Cooperative Extension staff, is a free publication with lots of gardening information. The quarterly newsletter has a winter, spring, summer, and fall issue. Although the Winter issue is not on the press yet, probable topics include: tree and shrub pruning, bulb forcing,…

Hundreds Run in Buffalo Stampede

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The inaugural Buffalo Stampede to support Timber Trail and Buffalo Ridge Elementary Schools attracted more than 530 runners on Saturday, November 13. Two races, a 1-Mile and a 5K, wound through the streets of HOA #1 and HOA #2 beginning at about 9 a.m. Although the event was held under gray skies, the nip in…

How We Voted in 2004

By CPC | December 1, 2004

In the recent election, Douglas County voters echoed State of Colorado voters in almost all races and issues except the contest for U.S. Senate. (County voters leaned heavily toward Pete Coors over winner Ken Salazar.) How did Castle Pines North compare to other areas of the County? Almost 95 percent of Douglas County voters participated…

An Update on Open Space Plans and Projects

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The CPN Metro District and various Homeowner Associations continue to make plans to improve landscaping in various portions of Castle Pines North. After moving into CPN, residents often have questions about landscape maintenance in the open spaces throughout the community. Who should mow the weeds in the open space behind new homes? Who is responsible…

New CPN Group for Parents Now Forming

By CPC | December 1, 2004

A local resident would like to start a Parenting Group in Castle Pines North. The group would establish play dates with children of the same age, possibly classes for mothers, and definitely some Mom’s Nights Out! If you are a parent-to-be or have children aged five or younger, please contact Tina Howell at 720-733-6206.

CPN’s Bookmobile Out of Service Until November 22

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Bookmobile will be temporarily out of service until November 22. The Bookmobile is currently having maintenance repairs and went out of commission on November 1. For the next few weeks, library items such as books, DVDs, or videos, can be returned in a 24-hour-a-day drop-off bin located in the King Soopers…

Area Groups Support Moms and Dads

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The Connection periodically receives requests for information on area playgroups and parenting organizations. If you belong to a parenting or play group that currently is seeking new members, please e-mail the information to communications@cpnhoa.org. We will make the list available on the website at www.cpnhoa.org. In the meantime, here is a list of established groups…

New Charter School Coming to Castle Pines

By CPC | December 1, 2004

The Douglas County Board of Education has approved American Academy’s charter for a new school in the Castle Pines North area. At a second hearing on November 3rd, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the school, contingent on a lease signing agreement and compliance with the District’s open enrollment policy. Parent organizers and…

Daniel’s Ridge Residents Remember Wildfire

By CPC | December 1, 2004

On October 29, the one-year anniversary of the Cherokee Ranch Fire that had threatened parts of Castle Pines North, residents of Daniels Ridge neighborhood held a “thank you” dinner honoring the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the South Metro Fire and Rescue District. Bob Holder, a Daniels Ridge resident, and a few other neighbors came…

New Dyslexia Center to Open in Lone Tree

By CPC | December 1, 2004

Dyslexia Institutes of America has announced the opening of its diagnostic testing and therapy center in Lone Tree for individuals living with Dyslexia. Founded by Dr. Elaine Jett in 1997, Dyslexia Institutes of America offers a battery of 11 diagnostic tests to determine what type of Dyslexia is present and the level of severity. Wendy…

Little Italy Owner to Appear on Television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

By CPC | December 1, 2004

Marc and Lisa Towne, CPN residents and the owners of Little Italy Pizzeria in the Castle Pines Marketplace, recently got involved with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and Marc will appear on national television when the show airs. As Director of Purchasing for Standard Pacific home builders, Marc organized the contractors and suppliers who built a…

Hidden Pointe and CPN Master Associations Enter Talks on Contract Dispute

By CPC | December 1, 2004

Board members of both the CPN Master Association and the Hidden Pointe HOA entered into discussions on Thursday, November 18th. All legal activities pertaining to the lawsuit have been temporarily suspended while discussions continue. In September, 2003, the Hidden Pointe HOA filed a lawsuit against the CPN Master Association. The suit claims that the contract…

Teacher Kick-Ball Game a Hit

By CPC | December 1, 2004

Exactly how many screaming fans filled the gymnasium at Rock Canyon High School to cheer on their team at the second annual Teacher Kick-Ball Game on November 4th? “About a million,” ventured one first grader from Buffalo Ridge Elementary. Well, there weren’t quite a million, but there were enough to raise hundreds of dollars to…

Noise Monitors Available from Centennial Airport

By CPC | December 1, 2004

Noise monitors are now available for any homeowner who wants to record Centennial Airport noise levels at their personal residence. Monitors can be used for a week at a time, and will be set up by a Centennial Airport staff member. While the monitor cannot decipher types of aircraft, it can record noise decibel levels…

Buffalo Stampede to be Held Saturday in HOA #1 and HOA #2

By CPC | November 1, 2004

Residents in HOA #1 and HOA #2 will see CPN-area children and their families participating in the “Buffalo Stampede Community Run” on Saturday morning, November 13th, from about 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. This 5K fun run has been organized by Buffalo Ridge and Timber Trail Elementary Schools. The race will wind along various streets in…

Elections 2004

By CPC | November 1, 2004

Douglas County voters echoed State of Colorado voters in almost all races and issues except the contest for U.S. Senate. (County voters leaned heavily toward Pete Coors over winner Ken Salazar.) County voters approved measures to increase the tobacco tax, extend funding for the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and fund expanded light rail. They…

Charter Application Submitted to County School District

By CPC | October 1, 2004

American Academy at Castle Pines officially submitted its charter application to the Douglas County School District on August 20. If approved, the school will be the sixth charter school in Douglas County and will open its doors in the fall of 2005. The Douglas County School District has 75 days to respond, and American Academy…

Notice to Connection Newsletter Readers and Advertisers

By CPC | October 1, 2004

In preparation for the holiday season, the December/January issue of The Connection is scheduled to be in homes by November 29.Therefore, deadline for all copy and advertising will be Wednesday, November 3. For more information, please contact Sharon Kollmar at 303-688-5656.

Construction in Power Line Corridor Begins

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Residents can expect to see two construction projects in the CPN power line corridor this fall. Xcel’s power lines upgrades are underway. Also, the CPN Metro District will begin a water main construction project, which runs along a portion of the power line corridor. Xcel is currently working to replace and upgrade existing power poles…

Traffic Flow Adjustments Ongoing

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Master Association’s Safety Committee is working with Douglas County to improve traffic flow in the neighborhood. A left-turn signal has been installed at the intersection of Monarch Blvd. and Castle Pines Parkway. The change has greatly improved the flow of south-bound traffic from the neighborhoods north of the parkway. The County…

Daniels Gate Resident Named to Master Board

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Daniel’s Gate resident Jason Gibb was recently selected to fill a vacant position on the Castle Pines North Master Association’s seven-member Board of Directors. Gibb is the first homeowner from Daniel’s Gate to serve on the Master Association board. “Jason is extremely interested in our community and we’re excited to have the first Daniel’s Gate…

New Bus Service Offers Free Rides for One Week

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! There’s a new commuter express bus service from Colorado Springs to Denver, with stops in Monument, Castle Rock, the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver. This week, October 11-15, Front Range Express (FREX) is offering free rides for anyone wanting to try out this new commuter service. The…

Castle View Park’s Ground-breaking Delayed

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The ground-breaking for Castle View Park has been delayed until early 2005. According to the CPN Metro District, land issues have temporarily postponed construction of the new 22-acre park. “We hope to have phase one of Castle View Park out for bid early in 2005,” said Charlie Fagan, Metro District Parks and Open Space Manager.…

Update to Current CPN-Vicinity Highway Construction Projects

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Weather Conditions Delay Bridge Closure Due to adverse weather conditions, the southbound on-ramp to I-25 from Castle Pines Parkway (exit 188) was closed on Sunday, September 26 and Monday, September 27 instead of scheduled nights during the prior week On each night, the ramp closed at approximately 7:00 p.m. and re-opened at approximately 5 a.m.…

Recent Crime Spurt Reminds Us to Avoid Complacency

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Many years of enjoying a low crime rate has led Douglas County residents to live with a level of complacency that has recently made us attractive to criminals. A series of vehicle break-ins in recent weeks in CPN and throughout Douglas County could easily have been avoided. These incidents remind us to stay vigilant in…

CPN Boys Bring Home Medals in Junior Olympics

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Skating with The Mile High Mayhem, Casey Kiefer, who lives in Tapadero, competed in the Junior Olympics and brought home a Silver medal in the 14U division. Casey and his teammates traveled to St. Louis, MO in July to face-off against some of the United State’s best In-line Hockey teams. The team, consisting of teens…

An Old Fashioned Holiday

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Christmas Boutique Scheduled for Nov 16, 17 & 18 at Castle Pines North Community Center The upcoming “An Old Fashioned Holiday” Christmas Boutique is the 8th annual held in the CPN Community Center. The Christmas boutique has become a community event residents of CPN and surrounding areas look forward to every year. Arts & Crafts…

Master Association Annual Meeting November 16th

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Master Association will host its annual board meeting on Tuesday, November 16th, at 7 p.m., at the Community Center located at 7404 Yorkshire Drive. The meeting is open to all residents of CPN, and will feature several guest speakers including Charlie Fagan, the new Parks and Open Space Manager for the…

Carriage Rides a New Holiday Tradition

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Master Association will sponsor a new social event this holiday season! On December 13th, 14th, and 15th, residents are invited to view Christmas lights as they enjoy a holiday carriage ride through Castle Pines North. The 30-minute holiday carriage rides will begin at the HOA #2 club house on Oxford Drive.…

Romar HOA Board Turned Over to Homeowners

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The developer of Daniels Gate has turned the Romar Homeowners Association over to its residents. Two HOA members were elected by Romar homeowners, and three were appointed by the sub HOAs (Turquoise Terrace and Amber Ridge/Ventana). At the first meeting of the new board held on September 24, the following officers were elected: Jason Gibb…

Entertainment Complex Approved for Castle Rock

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The Town of Castle Rock recently approved a local developer’s plans to bring a massive entertainment complex to the town. The three-story, non-smoking family center will be built on a three-acre parcel on North Castleton Court, across from the Colorado State Patrol office and the Rockyard American Grill Brewery restaurant in Castle Rock. The project…

Nuzum Appointed to Metro District Board

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Linda Nuzum has been appointed to the Castle Pines North Metro District Board of Directors. The Board interviewed three candidates for this position. “Linda has been active in many community organizations for several years and is intimately aware of the many complexities involved in implementing actions and understanding intercommunity dynamics,” said John Ewing, President of…

Happy Halloween Safety Tips

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Trick-or-Treat! Good Candy Only, Please! Halloween. What a great day for kids – get dressed up in costumes, and receive candy for it! The CPN Master Association would like to remind all residents to remain careful and cautious on October 31. Please be advised of the following safety tips, supplied by the National Safety Council,…

Proposed CPN School Presents Charter to Douglas County Board of Education

By CPC | October 1, 2004

On October 19, proponents for a Core Knowledge Charter School in Castle Pines North presented their charter application to the Douglas County Board of Education. Parents from the CPN community attended the meeting to show support for American Academy at Castle Pines. “Our goal is to uphold the tradition of educational excellence set by Douglas…

Residents Invited to Weigh in on Commercial Development – 10/10/04

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Several residents have inquired about recent construction equipment parked on the northwest corner of Monarch and Castle Pines Parkway. Since the land is zoned for commercial development, can we expect new businesses soon? Not for now. According to Metro District Manager, Judy Dahl, construction equipment was stored on this land temporarily. “The paving contractors that…

Airport Noise Reduced

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Airport Noise Reduced as Centennial Completes Runway Construction Centennial Airport recently completed major runway repairs which temporarily impacted aircraft flight patterns this summer. Officials at Centennial expect noise levels to be reduced in CPN now that runway construction has been completed. During the construction project, aircraft noise increased in the CPN area due to necessary…

Residents Have a Variety of Recreation Centers to Choose From

By CPC | October 1, 2004

With winter fast approaching, many residents in CPN are searching for indoor recreation facilities. Historically, CPN residents have used the Recreation Centers in Castle Rock or Parker. This winter, there’s also a new choice, the Lone Tree Recreation Center near Sky Ridge Hospital. The Lone Tree facility features a fitness studio with a variety of…

When and Where to Vote

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Local Races What do the County Commissioners do? Are we Voting on Expanding County Commission from 3 to 5? Official Colorado Election Guide (“Blue Book”) Denver Post Election Guide Rocky Mountain News Election Guide Rocky Mountain News – set up a personalized ballot for just the candidates and issues on a CPN residents’ ballot Douglas…

Summer Street Resurfacing Project Included 20 Streets in CPN

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Douglas County’s original plan for the asphalt overlay project this summer included the resurfacing of fifteen streets in CPN; however, the County added five streets in The Retreat (shown in photo) to the project. For information about future street repairs in your neighborhood, please contact Carl Lucero at Douglas County Public Works at 303-660-7490.

Residents Enjoy a “Taste of Timber Trail”

By CPC | October 1, 2004

On Sunday, September 12, parent volunteers at Timber Trail Elementary hosted “A Taste of Timber Trail.” The event featured a variety of carnival games, jump castles, various food vendors and a silent auction. More than 30 community businesses participated in the event. “We had more than 60 volunteers help with this event, including 25 high…

What Does Mother Nature Have in Store?

By CPC | October 1, 2004

After this summer’s frequent heavy rains, newcomers to Colorado may have a hard time believing that we live in a semi-arid climate. How unusual was our wet summer, and what does Mother Nature have in store for us this winter? It’s interesting to note that although Denver International Airport recorded more rain than usual this…

Updates Made to Religious Institutions List on Web

By CPC | October 1, 2004

CPN’s new Religious Institutions database has been updated to include a new Inter-denominational Christian church. SouthLink Church is located in Parker. Also updated with a new address is Jewish Congregation Beth Shalom. This synagogue moved to a new location: 6116 S. Pennsylvania Street in Centennial. To view the entire list, click here. If you know…

Web-Based Community Events Bulletin Board Updated with New Events

By CPC | October 1, 2004

Don’t miss the new CPNHOA Community Events Bulletin Board for school and youth activities. The board is updated constantly with new information and events. Contact webmaster@cpnhoa.org to add a non-profit community event to this calendar. Click here to see the calendar.

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