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Put These Events on Your Calendar

By CPC | January 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North Master Association has scheduled some of its annual events for 2004. Be sure not to miss them! Easter Egg Hunt This wonderful event will be held on Saturday, April 3, at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Meet at Coyote Ridge Park with your kids aged 12 and under. Bring baskets for collecting the…

Home Building in CPN in Line with Nation

By CPC | January 1, 2004

U.S. residential construction was more active in 2003 than it had been in 25 years, and Castle Pines North was right in line. Denver-area figures, however, were down. The Castle Pines North Master Association reported 327 new homes closed in 2003, an increase of about 10% from 2002’s 294 new homes. Interestingly, our growth is…

Noxious Weeds Losing War in HOA#1

By CPC | January 1, 2004

By Steve Tkach Residents of HOA#1 are reaping the results of waging wars against weeds in their native open spaces in Castle Pines North. After several seasons of integrated weed management and some initial restoration efforts, their open spaces are developing a natural weed free look, reestablishing the natural ecological balance of florae, and providing…

Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Kings Crossing residents Sandy McFarland and her two children volunteer at “Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption (FOHRAA),” a Denver-area non-profit organization that strives to place horses in adoptive loving homes. Most of the rescued horses are foals, retired thoroughbred racers, and horses that have been rescued from slaughterhouses. The McFarlands found out about FOHRAA…

Metro District Hosts Second Community Information Meeting

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Homeowners Attend Community Water Meeting On Monday, December 15th, more than 40 homeowners attended a meeting at the Community Center hosted by the Castle Pines North Metro District (CPNMD). “We decided to host this meeting following the November article in the Rocky Mountain News,” said Judy Dahl, CPNMD Manager. “We wanted to reassure our homeowners…

Castle Rock Bank Moving into Old Total Station

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Castle Rock Bank, located at 501 Wilcox Street in downtown Castle Rock, is scheduled to open its first branch office in 2004. The Bank has purchased the vacant building known to residents as the old Total Station, at 506 Castle Pines Parkway. This first branch location was chosen because of its convenience to the growing…

Rodney’s Restaurant to Open in CPN in February

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Rodney’s, a “fashionable bar and restaurant featuring king crab legs to burgers,” according to a dining review on www.cherrycreeknorth.com, is slated to open its third Colorado location in February. Rodney’s will be located adjacent to Castle Pines Village, in the development currently under construction at the intersection of Santa Fe and Happy Canyon Road. The…

Business Leads Group Meets Weekly

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Business Leads Group meets at 7:15 a.m. every Wednesday, at Le Peep Restaurant on the SE corner of County Line & Quebec. Join area businesses who meet to develop word-of-mouth referrals and long-lasting business relationships. For more info, call Rita Coltrane at (303) 792-3587.

New Stylist at Salon 188

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Kathy Crowley Salon 188 is pleased to announce that Kathy Crowley has joined the team, specializing in haircuts and haircolor. Call Kathy to make an appointment at 720-733-8550.

It’s Buffalo Ridge Buffaloes vs. Timber Trail Lumberjacks!

By CPC | January 1, 2004

Friendlier than the CU – Nebraska rivalry… Newer than the Broncos vs. the Raiders… More local than Red Sox against Yankees… A new tradition was begun the night of November 6, when teachers from Buffalo Ridge and Timber Trail Elementary Schools squared off in a kick-ball game in front of hundreds of raucous fans in…

E-Mail and Phone Scams on the Rise; More Sophisticated

By CPC | December 1, 2003

Reports of both local and national telephone and e-mail scams are increasing, threatening the financial solvency of those who might be taken in by the sophistication of these recent frauds. In local cases, customers have been called by people claiming to be from the Security and Fraud Department of VISA or MasterCard. They ask if…

CP Orthodontics Sponsors Food Drive

By CPC | December 1, 2003

Dr. Andrew Dunbar and the staff at Castle Pines Orthodontics is hosting a Holiday Food Drive. Everyone is welcome to participate. Bring in non-perishable food items from now until December 22nd. For every item you bring in, receive one entry for our holiday raffle. Prizes include a gift certificate to Best Buy, a Hand-Held Karaoke…

New HDTV & High Speed Internet Service

By CPC | December 1, 2003

Comcast to Provide New Fiber Optic System in Castle Pines North In the next few weeks, Comcast will complete its conversion to a new fiber optic system, allowing CPN residents the ability to subscribe to high-speed cable Internet service, HDTV (high definition television), and expanded television channel choices/packages. If you currently subscribe to Comcast’s basic…

Friends of Horses Show a Success!

By CPC | December 1, 2003

The Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption’s (FOHRAA) first annual Horse Show last November 15 was a success! According to Sandy McFarland, a CPN resident who volunteers along with her children for this organization, “The horse show was great and the kids had a blast!” There were a few CPN residents in attendance who learned…

“Xcel wins some and loses some … final action still to come”

By CPC | December 1, 2003

Xcel Energy has received support – but not yet final approval — for rebuilding one of the power lines along CPN’s eastern border, but CPN has won victories on some important legal points. The case is not fully settled, and contributions are still sought to pursue legal relief on critical issues that we have raised,…

Metro District responds to Rocky Mountain News article

By CPC | December 1, 2003

On Saturday, November 22, the Rocky Mountain News targeted Castle Pines North as a community that is in danger of running out of water because water levels in wells are dropping. However, the article did not tell the entire story. In fact, the article left out key information, printed quotes and statistics out of context,…

Wreck on Parkway Signals Need for Improvements

By CPC | November 1, 2003

Residents Needed to Work for Traffic Signal Change, Other Safety Issues The two-vehicle crash on Thursday morning, October 23, was caused by a driver failing to yield to oncoming traffic, said Lt. Tim Moore of Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept. A vehicle that was heading south on Monarch attempted to turn left onto the Parkway, and…

Welcome to Cougars Lacrosse

By CPC | November 1, 2003

Cougars Lacrosse emphasizes teaching the players proper fundamentals along with emphasizing good sportsmanship and team play. The Cougars offer teams for boys 2nd through 8th grade and girls 4th through 8th grade. The season starts mid to late February and runs through the month of May with an optional end of season tournament the first…

How Can We Learn From Our Recent Experience?

By CPC | November 1, 2003

While we appreciate the efforts of those who helped during the fire, the CPN Master Association and Metro District will be joining forces with other neighborhoods in our area to work with public service agencies to review lessons learned from the Cherokee Ranch fire, so that all will be better prepared in case of another…

Your Support is Needed for Xcel Power Line Battle

By CPC | November 1, 2003

CPN residents are asked to attend the Douglas County Planning Commission meeting on Monday, November 17, to oppose Xcel Energy’s application to replace an existing power line with taller metal poles that would carry higher voltage – 345kV, the most powerful transmission lines used in the state of Colorado. Instead of planning additional power transmission…

CPN Survives Fire and Wants to Show Appreciation!

By CPC | November 1, 2003

CPN residents are looking for ways to express thanks to those who assisted us during the Cherokee Ranch fire. Fire stations have already had many visits from thankful residents, and have received more than enough gifts of food. There have been suggestions as to how others can show appreciation. Some ideas are: Do what others…

Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption Horse Show – November 15

By CPC | November 1, 2003

If you love horses, you’ll want to mark your calendar for November 15! Friends of Horses, a horse rescue and adoption organization, is hosting its first “FOHRAA Horse Show,” which will take place from 10 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Friends of Horses is based in Metropolitan Denver, and strives to place foals and horses…

Do You Volunteer with Animals?

By CPC | November 1, 2003

If you do volunteer work with animals (such as animal rescue, adoption, training service animals, animal therapy at nursing home(s)/hospital(s), etc…), The Connection newsletter wants to hear from you! Writers for the newsletter are in the process of compiling a feature article on CPN residents who do volunteer work with animals. If you are a…

Election Results

By CPC | November 1, 2003

In the off-year election held November 4, state voters generally chose “NO.” No to expanding gambling in the state, no to shifting the tax burden from commercial to residential property, and no to the state water conservation board borrowing up to $2 billion. Locally, voters were in favor of schools and roads. Results of voting…

LAST CHANCE FOR Myrick’s PROPERTY

By CPC | October 1, 2003

The negotiations to purchase the Myrick property as open space are progressing THANKS, in large part to the community support shown by your pledges! In August, the Lone Tree City Council deferred the FINAL VOTE on Bill Myrick’s annexation proposal until Tuesday, October 7th. Now WE NEED YOUR HELP to write, phone, or e-mail the…

Montessori Selling Entertainment Coupon Books

By CPC | October 1, 2003

DCS Montessori is kicking off its fall fundraising event. The school is selling Entertainment Books, a nice, thick coupon book providing discounts on dining, family entertainment, skiing, home and garden, not to mention coupons for local businesses such as Coffee Cravings, Little Italy and Safeway. The Safeway coupons alone pay for the book! Entertainment Books…

Holiday Party

By CPC | October 1, 2003

Kick off the holiday season with your neighbors on Saturday evening, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. The 2003 Holiday Cocktail Party will be held at the CPN Community Center on Yorkshire Drive. Bring an appetizer to share, and HOA#2 will provide the wine. Flyers for the event will go out in November.

Arapahoe Community College Offers “Plain Talk on Art”

By CPC | October 1, 2003

Ever wanted to know more about various topics in “Art”? This series offers a group of slide lectures and plain and elegant talks and discussions about topics that run the gamut of art of the past-and-present. They are sure to interest and stimulate, and are presented by people with experience and insight in their fields,…

Hidden Pointe HOA Takes CPN to Court

By CPC | October 1, 2003

The Hidden Pointe Homeowners Association has summoned the Castle Pines North Master Association to District Court to address the 1999 contract between the Hidden Pointe HOA and the Master Association. This contractual agreement that is now in question: · Includes a commitment that Hidden Pointe homeowners will pay the same dues to the CPN Master…

Funds Sought to Fight XCEL’s Expansion Plans

By CPC | October 1, 2003

XCEL Energy’s plan to replace the power lines that run through Castle Pines North with taller, more powerful, noisier ones is in progress. However, XCEL still needs to get a permit from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) before moving forward. The CPN Master Association will participate in the PUC hearings, and has secured a lawyer…

UPDATE on Power Lines

By CPC | October 1, 2003

Imagination Will Reign at New Park

By CPC | October 1, 2003

The Castle Pines Parks Authority has selected a conceptual plan for the new Castle View Park adjacent to the Community Center on Yorkshire Drive. The Authority has signed a contract with Design Concepts to move forward on a final design. Design Concepts imaginatively incorporated our neighborhood’s themes of castles, knights, and monarchs when planning the…

Chemical Round-Up

By CPC | September 1, 2003

The next organized Chemical Roundup in Castle Rock is scheduled for September 27, 2003. It will be held at the Castle Rock Maintenance Yard, 675 Justice Way. For more information on the Chemical Roundup, call Justin at 720-322-1541. For additional information about the PCWA, call 303-688-1991 EXT 114.

Thank you for your water conservation efforts this summer!

By CPC | September 1, 2003

The Metro District is pleased that residents took water conservation efforts to heart! This year’s consumption during the irrigation season was 27,438,000 gallons less than last year’s, or an average of 18,600 gallons per family. (10-1) The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their cooperation in…

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Answers Questions About Go-Peds

By CPC | September 1, 2003

Many pre-driving teens in Castle Pines North have be seen traveling around on go-peds, which are those motorized scooters that seem to be the craze with many kids. The sheriff’s office has received many questions about whether these scooters can be legally operated on public streets. The short answer is no. Go-peds are considered “toy…

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…

Next Meeting for "South Park" will be August 18

By CPC | August 1, 2003

Mark your calendars now for the August 18 public meeting on the new “South Park”. This meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the CPN Community Center, 7404 Yorkshire Drive. This is thethird public meeting, and Axel Bishop of Design Concepts, will be continuing the process of refining the amenities of the new park. The…

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…

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.…

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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