Skip to content

Read the stories from the latest issue:

Douglas County Libraries to Host Variety of Summer Programs

By CPC | June 1, 2005

Exciting things will be happening this summer at the Douglas County Libraries! If you are looking for a way to keep your kids busy this summer, why not visit a Douglas County library? Here are a few of the programs offered this summer at various locations: Fourth Annual Teen Battle of the Bands; The Big…

Bridge Detours and I-25 Lane Closures Scheduled

By CPC | June 1, 2005

During June 24 to July 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation will periodically detour traffic at I-25 and Castle Pines Parkway. Alternate routes are highly recommended. Residents can expect to see various delays on I-25, Castle Pines Parkway, and all access ramps during the following dates and times: Friday, June 24 – 5:00 a.m. to…

Barking Dogs an Annoyance to Neighbors

By CPC | June 1, 2005

Colorado’s beautiful weather invites many Castle Pines North residents to open their windows and invite the warm weather and fresh breeze into their homes. It also beckons residents to sit out on their porches and decks. However, this tranquility can all be ruined in a heartbeat with the incessant barking of a neighbor’s dog. According…

CPN IREA Customers Exempted From Amendment 37

By CPC | June 1, 2005

Overwhelmingly, the customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) voted to exempt themselves from the Renewable Energy Initiative, or Amendment 37. In November 2004, the state of Colorado voted in favor of Amendment 37 which would have required IREA to purchase 10% of its energy requirements from renewable resources, like wind power, by the…

“Walking Wonders” Raise Money for MS

By CPC | June 1, 2005

Residents of Kings Crossing raised more than $1,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s fundraising walk last May. “It was great fun and extremely satisfying to help!” said one of the CPN “Walking Wonders,” Kelly Durie. “And, when you believe in a cause, fundraising comes easy.” MS is a devastating disease that can attack any one…

BankWest Announces Name Change

By CPC | June 1, 2005

On May 15, BankWest officially changed its name to Colorado Capital Bank. There has not been a buyout of the bank, nor is there a new management team. Account numbers, fees, and banking hours have all remained the same

Castle Rock Bank Open for Business

By CPC | June 1, 2005

The new Castle Rock Bank branch, located at 506 Castle Pines Parkway, opened on April 18. The bank, which is connected to a drive-through Starbucks, is planning a grand opening celebration for late June.

"The Flower Shop" Plans Open House

By CPC | June 1, 2005

The Flower Shop, located at 361 Village Square Lane in CPN, will host a “Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Open House,” on July 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Flower Shop’s new owner, Tim Hannon, will feature new designs, merchandise and more. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call 303-663-8835.

FAA Completes Centennial Aircraft Noise Study

By CPC | June 1, 2005

The Federal Aviation Association (FAA), has completed its “150 Study,” which contains recommendations that would help with aircraft noise in our area. After Centennial Airport completes updates their noise contour maps, the FAA can proceed with the 180-day public input period. It is expected that the 180-period will begin sometime this year. After the public…

Castle Pines North Swim Team

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The Castle Pines North swim team is gearing up for their summer league swim team which begins May 31st. Fifty swimmers signed up at the team’s open house held at HOA1 clubhouse May 7th. Registration will continue through June 4, 2005. Under the management of Team Colorado, the goal is learn to swim effectively, be…

Check Your Car Seats Free at South Metro Fire Rescue

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The Colorado Department of Transportation has stated that more than 90 percent of child safety seats inspected by their organization, Child Passenger Safety Team Colorado (CPS), were installed improperly. If you have questions about child safety seats, stop by South Metro Fire Rescue’s FREE safety checks held monthly. Take a few minutes and stop by…

Build Out in CPN at Ninety Percent

By CPC | May 1, 2005

With builders like D.R. Horton sold out, and others nearly sold out, CPN will soon become a more static neighborhood. The sale offices will disappear, as well as the signs pointing potential homebuyers to their sites. When build out finally occurs, CPN will have 3,263 homes. Currently, there are only 288 homes left to be…

Golf Tournament to Sponsor Douglas County Non-Profits

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office will host the “Shoot-Out at Sanctuary 2005,” a charity golf tournament benefiting four vital non-profit Douglas County youth and community service organizations, on Monday, June 20, 2005. The tournament will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Course on Daniel’s Park Road. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit: The…

Firefly Furnishings to Open in Castle Pines Village

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Firefly Furnishings, a specialty retail store selling designer furniture, bedding, art, accessories and clothing for children, will open its second location in the Castle Pines Village Marketplace on July 15. Firefly Furnishings originally opened in 2003 in the Lowry Town Center in Denver, and quickly received the 2004 honor as the top rated Children’s Furniture…

CPN Annual Garage Sale Another Success

By CPC | May 1, 2005

More than two hundred residents of Castle Pines North cleaned out their closets, pulled out their lawn chairs and lathered on the sunscreen to host a garage sale in the annual Master Association-sponsored Community Garage Sale held May 20th and 21st. The temperatures soared in the nineties, but that didn’t prevent bargain hunters from hitting…

Summertime Brings Severe Weather

By CPC | May 1, 2005

You look at the sky, it looks dark and threatening. You may wonder, “could this be a tornado?” In the spring and summer, you’ll see numerous tornado warnings for the eastern plains, including the far eastern portion of Douglas County. Tornados are extremely rare in the Castle Pines North area, but not unheard of. In…

Farewell and Thanks to Our Editor, and Friend

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The Castle Pines North Master Association and the staff of The Connection newsletter would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and best wishes to Kathleen Nash. Kathleen served as the editor of The Connection for five years, and was a resident of CPN for seven years. Her journalistic talent and countless hours of work…

The Ridge Offers CPN Resident Discounts

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The Ridge at Castle Pines North is booking tee times for the 2005 season. Located in the southwest corner of CPN, The Ridge is an asset to the community and offers a discount on green fees to CPN residents. The course is a par 71 challenge playing from four sets of tees. The total course…

Berm at Berganot Trail Leveled

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Douglas County has leveled the berm at the intersection of Berganot Trail and Monarch Blvd. The berm created a blind spot for drivers, and was causing concern that a serious accident could occur. The Tapestry Hills HOA contacted the County several years ago and the Master Association’s Safety Committee Chair Janet Conner later joined in…

Don’t be a Victim to Crime this Summer

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The CPN Master Association and the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office continue to search for ways to prevent crime in our community. Last summer, there were numerous vehicle break-ins throughout CPN, and many residents lost wallets, purses, computers, and other valuable items. To help keep our community safe, please follow these simple crime-prevention tips: Always…

Thousands of Acres of Open Space to Surround CPN

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Written by Linda Nuzum, President of the CPN Master Association and Carin Kirkegaard, Staff Writer Bulldozers digging on the eastern horizon; a homebuilder’s “No Trespassing” signs to the north; and possible commercial development in the Castle Pines North area. Is it just a matter of time before Castle Pines North is surrounded by solid urban…

Before You Dig…Get the Scoop!

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Each day throughout Colorado, careless digging causes unnecessary consequences such as serious personal injury, environmental damage and costly delays. Before you begin summer landscaping projects or fence installation, make sure you know where you’re digging. Contact the Utility Notification Center of Colorado. Locators are allowed two business days to respond to your location, not including…

Update to Current CPN-Vicinity Highway Construction Projects – Parkway Bridge Completion Date Pushed to July 8

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Due to severe and unusual weather in the Castle Pines North area, the estimated completion date of the new Castle Pines Parkway Bridge, and new I-25 on- and off-ramps at exit 188 has been pushed to July 8. “This is not unusual,” said Nabil Haddad of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). “In April we…

Expansion of Castle Rock Recreation Center Underway

By CPC | May 1, 2005

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 cardiovascular, free weight and exercise areas. The…

Tony’s Meats Opens New Store in Douglas County

By CPC | May 1, 2005

To the delight of many local food connoisseurs, Tony’s Meats and Specialty Foods opened its fourth location in Douglas County on May 19. The Littleton-based company moved into the former Castle Creek Market in The Village at Castle Pines. Castle Creek owner Jim King said that although his business had been growing, the traffic wasn’t…

Xcel Power Line Update

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Construction of the new Xcel poles earlier this year caused damage to the land along the power line corridor. Xcel has been working to repair the damage with soil, and to plant new grass seed. Inclement spring weather has drastically affected the repair project. “Xcel had already planned on being finished with the repairs to…

CPN Metro District to Help Prevent West Nile Virus

By CPC | May 1, 2005

The Metro District will again test standing water in open spaces for mosquito larvae. If there is evidence of mosquitoes, the District will implement environmentally safe tablets designed to destroy the mosquito larvae. The intent is to prevent breeding and the possibility of spreading West Nile virus. The mosquito season runs from late spring through…

County Plans Extensive Repairs to Monarch Blvd.

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Douglas County Public Works plans to make extensive concrete repairs to Monarch Boulevard this summer. As of press time, no official start date had been set. “The concrete on Monarch is showing signs of normal wear-and-tear caused by age and weather,” said Carl Lucero of Douglas County Public Works. Monarch Blvd. is the only Castle…

Bike Lane Repainted on Monarch

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Bruce Thompson, Master Association Board member and delegate to The Hamlet, would like to extends his thanks and appreciation to Douglas County. The County recently repainted the bike lanes on Monarch Boulevard, widening the lane and creating a safer environment for both bikers and drivers.

Douglas County Household Chemical Roundups Announced for 2005

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Have any paint products, motor oil, antifreeze, vehicle batteries, house and garden chemicals, fire extinguishers, fireworks, ammunition, mercury, propane or tires to throw away? Remember… it’s a hazard to put them in your trash can. This year, there will be three separate drive-through Roundups in Douglas County: • May 21, Parker Joint Services Center, 17801…

Castle Pines Community Church to Host VBS

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Castle Pines Community Church is planning an exciting Vacation Bible School, (VBS), for children ages three thru those who have completed fifth grade. VBS will be held June 27- July 1, and Buffalo Ridge Elementary School will become the setting for a wild safari called “Serengeti Trek”. Adventurous games, interesting and creative crafts, and learning…

Swimming Pool Safety Reminders

By CPC | May 1, 2005

Memorial Day weekend brings the advent of summer and the opening of many Castle Pines North neighborhood pools. With the long lazy days of summer nearly upon CPN residents it’s important to remember safety in and around the water. According to the National Safe Kids organization, “drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death…

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…

CPN Sixth Graders Moving to Middle School

By CPC | April 1, 2005

After assessing enrollment figures and parent feedback surveys, the Douglas County School District announced they will relocate sixth graders in Castle Pines North to Rocky Heights Middle School. Timber Trail Elementary and Buffalo Ridge Elementary will now be classified as “K-5” schools, as sixth graders move to Rocky Heights this fall. The sixth through eighth…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

See all the Stories from …