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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,…

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…

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.

CPN: Living With Wildlife

By CPC | October 1, 2004

An article appeared in the last issue of The Connection regarding bobcat sightings in the CPN vicinity. The article stirred up some questions about wildlife in general – – what should we really watch for, what is dangerous, and just exactly what lives in our backyards? Spotting wildlife near CPN homes is commonplace. In fact,…

Hidden Pointe Lawsuit Temporarily Suspended

By CPC | October 1, 2004

The newly elected Hidden Pointe Board members and the CPN Master Association have agreed to temporarily suspend all legal activities until the Hidden Pointe Board members are ready to address the matter with the CPN Master Association. Rick Schafer, Hidden Pointe’s HOA President, said the Board is currently working to poll the community and educate…

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…

Castle Rock Bank Begins Re-model of Convenience Store

By CPC | September 1, 2004

The re-model of the old convenience store at 506 Castle Pines Parkway is underway. The Castle Rock Bank plans to open their second branch in the Castle Pines North community in early 2005. The full-service bank will provide four drive-through lanes, a 24-hour ATM and will also feature a drive-through Starbucks Coffee. “The permit remodel…

New Kids’ Sports Database on CPN Website

By CPC | September 1, 2004

Looking for a sports league – competitive or recreational, indoor or outdoor, for boys or girls? The CPN website now contains a database of more than 15 types of kids’ sports programs, including who organizes them, where to find more information, what seasons the sports are played, and more. Click here for all the details…

Rebate Offers

By CPC | September 1, 2004

Outdoor Rebate Offers Anyone can submit an application for a discount on his or her water bill for the months of May to September. The District will review the water bills for 2003 and 2004 to verify that the customer did reduce their water usage by 20 percent. The credit will be applied the water…

Metro District Names New Parks & Open Space Manager

By CPC | September 1, 2004

Charlie Fagan joined the Metro District as Parks and Open Space Manager on July 26th. Fagan will primarily be responsible for the supervision and maintenance of all parks, trails, open space and landscaped areas within the Castle Pines North community. With more than 21 years of experience, Fagan has a proven track record of success.…

Master Association to Host Welcome Coffees for New CPN Residents

By CPC | September 1, 2004

If you or someone you know recently moved to Castle Pines North then join us for coffee on Thursday, October 14th. The CPN Master Association will begin hosting quarterly welcome coffees for all newcomers, and will provide new residents with a packet of helpful information about the community. “When you are new to CPN, it…

Douglas County Community Safety Awareness & Fire Education Day

By CPC | September 1, 2004

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, South Metro Fire Rescue and Nordstom at Park Meadows are teaming up for a safety extravaganza this Saturday. The second “C-Safe” Day, which stands for Community Safety Awareness & Fire Education Day will be held in the parking lot outside Nordstrom from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. October 2nd. The…

Important Voting Information

By CPC | September 1, 2004

Registration Deadline: October 4 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Simply download the voter registration form at douglas.co.us/elections, fill it out and mail it to the Elections office at P.O. Box 1360 in Castle Rock, 80104, or deliver it to 301 N. Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. All…

Annual Summer BBQ a Success!

By CPC | September 1, 2004

On Saturday, August 21, more than 1,000 residents attended the annual Summer Family Barbeque, presented by the Castle Pines North Master Association. Coyote Ridge Park was quickly transformed into an exciting event featuring jump castles, giant slides, trampolines and more. Children and adults of all ages enjoyed live music, activities, carriage rides, barbeque, and ice…

OctoberFest Scheduled for October 30th

By CPC | September 1, 2004

The businesses of Castle Pines will present the third annual OctoberFest on Saturday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, held at the Castle Pines Village Shopping Center, will feature a variety of activities for the entire family including: games, live entertainment, art activities, clowns, haunted house, costume parade, pumpkin and face…

Builders Expect Build-out by 2005

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North (CPN) community has been under construction since 1984. Since 1996, construction of homes in the community has continued at a rapid pace. Approximately 85 percent of CPN’s homes are already occupied, and many of the remaining homes will be sold within the next year. When will homebuilding be complete? At build-out,…

Springs Launches Bus Route to Denver

By CPC | August 1, 2004

On August 26, the Denver Post published and article about a new bus service from Colorado Springs to Denver. Following is a summary of the article. The City of Colorado Springs is launching its first-ever bus service to Denver, with stops in Monument, Castle Rock, the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver. Cost of a…

Romar HOA to Hold First Board Elections August 10

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Daniels Gate developer has indicated that the percentage of home ownership necessary for the Romar HOA Board to be turned over to the homeowners is close to being achieved. Therefore, the Romar board has set a date for a “Turn-over & Election” meeting. This meeting will be held at 7 pm on August 10th…

Bobcat Sighted in The Retreat

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Thanks to The Retreat community for the following alert which applies to all of CPN. Bobcats have been seen in the neighborhood recently, so PLEASE watch your small dogs, cats and children and DO NOT leave them outside unattended. We have had coyotes in the neighborhood forever, but now the bobcats are here also. Remember,…

Steve Boand wins Commissioner Primary

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Douglas County elections officials verified on Friday night that Steve Boand of Castle Rock had defeated Jeff Wasden of Highlands Ranch in the hotly contested race for District II‚s Republican County Commissioner slot. Just 54 votes separated the two, which exceeds the amount required for an automatic recount. Of 18,326 votes cast, Boand received 6,699…

Pet Loss Grief Support Available

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Pet Stuff Place in the Safeway Center at I-25 and Castle Pines Parkway has established a Pet Loss Peer Support Group. Proprietors Sharon and Dick Adams invite anyone who needs a time and place to talk about a pet that has died or is nearing the end of life, to join them at the…

More Commercial Development Expected

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Castle Pines North community is almost to build-out. As a result, additional commercial development of land in the CPN area can soon be expected. “We expect to see development proposals in the near future,” said Linda Nuzum, Master Association President. “At this time, we are not certain what additional businesses will go in our…

Hidden Pointe Elects New Board

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Hidden Pointe HOA held a meeting on July 22. Homeowners voted to amend the bylaws to change the number of board members from three to seven. The following Hidden Pointe residents were elected to serve on the board of directors: Kathy Des Rosiers, Doug Dupy, Jeff Huff, Jeff Kavanaugh, John Kohl, Jeff Porter and…

Douglas County Republican Primary

By CPC | August 1, 2004

August Primary to Determine Republican Candidate for Commissioner’s Race Of the three declared District II County Commissioner candidates vying for the Republican slot on the ballot, only one will survive the primary on August 10. Although the Republican caucus delegates had nominated Jeff Wasden of Highlands Ranch during the May Caucus, Steve Boand and Bill…

New Law affects our Teens

By CPC | August 1, 2004

A new state law affecting young drivers went into effect on July 1. The law requires a teenager to hold an instruction permit for six months before being eligible to get a driver’s license. The age at which a person is eligible for a learner’s permit was raised from 15 years and six months to…

Timber Trail Plans to Go Year-Round in 2005

By CPC | August 1, 2004

As our community continues to grow, so does the number of students in our local schools. Several residents have recently expressed concerns regarding capacity issues, and class sizes at some grade levels, at both Buffalo Ridge and Timber Trail. As of press time, Timber Trail Elementary has approximately 515 students enrolled for the 2004 school…

CPN Annual Summer Family BBQ

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Master Association Summer Family BBQ Planned for August 21st The CPN Master Association’s Summer Family Barbecue is scheduled for Saturday, August 21st. The event will be held again this year at Coyote Ridge Park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Activities are FREE to all CPN residents. Click on the picture to the right to…

Questions about Emergency Warnings?

By CPC | August 1, 2004

With a wildfire west of CPN last fall, and an unusual rash of severe weather this summer, the CPN Master Association’s Safety Committee has been busy pursuing a variety of questions about the County’s emergency warning systems. During last fall’s wildfire evacuation, some of CPN’s neighborhoods did not receive an emergency notification call from the…

Emergency Notification Calls

By CPC | August 1, 2004

For severe, localized emergencies, such as evacuations required by fire or flood, Douglas County uses an emergency notification system where homes and businesses in the affected area are contacted via telephone, based upon listings in telephone company number and address databases. This service is provided by Intrado, a Longmont-based company that is the nation’s leading…

Opportunities for Dogs and Owners

By CPC | August 1, 2004

A FREE dog workshop entitled, “IS WALKING YOUR DOG A DRAG? “ will be offered on Saturday, August 14, at the Castle Pines North Community Center from 10 a.m. until noon. Bring your dog and your whole family and teach your dog how to walk nicely on a leash and how to have good manners…

Every Vote Counts!

By CPC | August 1, 2004

In yesterday’s primary, an exceedingly tight race has given Steven Boand of Castle Rock a mere 60-vote lead over Jeff Wasden of Highlands Ranch to be the Republican candidate for District II’s County Commissioner race. Bill Henry of Sedalia garnered 27 percent of the vote. Douglas County reported that 25 percent of 10,7217 registered voters…

Notification for Tornadoes and Other Emergencies

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Following a rare tornado warning for CPN in June, residents have inquired about what emergency notification systems are in place for inclement weather situations. The County does not use the automatic calling system for weather situations. In addition, the County does not have a siren or civil defense warning system in place, nor are there…

Volunteers Needed for Green Valley Water and Sanitation District

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Two volunteers are needed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Green Valley Water & Sanitation District. The positions are vacant due to the resignations of board members who had served with the original developer of Hidden Pointe. If interested, please contact Jeff Huff, Board President of GVW&S District, at 303-683-0783.

Hidden Pointe Lawsuit Placed on Hold

By CPC | August 1, 2004

New HOA Board Elected The Castle Pines North Master Association, Metro District, and Parks Authority have put further action in the Hidden Pointe lawsuit on hold pending the formation of a new HOA board in the Hidden Pointe subdivision. As of press time, the Hidden Pointe HOA had just held a special meeting to fill…

Think Twice Before Speeding

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Want to pay double fines for speeding? If so, be sure to speed in a school or construction zone because fines are automatically doubled in those areas. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office currently has four independent traffic teams, each consisting of one sergeant and three deputies, dealing with traffic related enforcement. Many times the teams…

Resident Succeeds in Putting Pro-Homeowner Initiative on Ballot

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Freda Poundstone, a lobbyist and activist who resides in CPN’s Hidden Pointe, has successfully petitioned onto the state’s Nov. 2 general election ballot. The initiative, Amendment 34 to the Colorado State Constitution, is popularly known as the “construction defects” bill. It would prohibit laws that limit or impair a property owner’s right to recover damages…

Religious Institution Reference List Now Available

By CPC | August 1, 2004

A new religious institution reference list has been added to the CPN website. The list includes the names, addresses, and in some cases web addresses of local churches and synagogues. To view this list, visit http://www.cpnhoa.org/pages/community/churches/church.htm. If you know of a local church or synagogue that should be added to the list, send an e-mail…

Library’s Bookmobile Lease Extended

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Douglas County Library System has extended its bookmobile lease through the end of 2005. This means that CPN’s bookmobile service will continue at least through the end of next year. “We have done very well, and are getting a lot of community support,” says Peg Hooper, Satellite Services Manager for Douglas County Libraries. The…

Rainfall Trackers Wanted

By CPC | August 1, 2004

You’ve all noticed times when the TV News reported scant precipitation but we seemed to be getting soaked here in CPN — or vice versa. That’s because the meteorologists’ rain gauge is located at Denver International Airport. And we all know how varied the precipitation levels can be throughout our region. The good news is…

North Lynx HOA now Governed by Residents

By CPC | August 1, 2004

At the April 21st Annual Meeting, control of the North Lynx HOA (Homeowners Association) was turned over from the developer, DR Horton, to the residents. North Lynx residents Jack Estep (Vice President / Secretary, two year term), Ken Naes (Treasurer, three year term) and Nick Hubing (President, one year term) were elected to the Board.…

Christ Lutheran Church Starts Second Campus

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Christ Lutheran Church, 8997 S. Broadway, has expanded and will begin worship at its second site at Rocky Heights Middle School at 11033 Monarch Blvd. Member and visitors will begin worshipping at the new site on Sunday, Sept. 12. “Since our founding in 1985, we have grown to more than 1900 members,” says David Jensen,…

Subscription Resource for Kid’s Activities is on Web

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Looking for more fun things to do with your kids? A staffer has recently discovered CruisinKidsPages.com, a parent-friendly website with great resources for families living in the Denver-Metro area and including Castle Rock. The site offers a daily calendar for kids ages birth-10. The event calendar includes storytimes, shows, performances, nature classes, concerts and much…

County Commissioner and State Legislature Races in November

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Now that Douglas County election officials have verified that Steve Boand has won the hotly contested race for the Republican nomination for District II County Commissioner, the stage is set for several November election races that will be important to CPN: Douglas County Commissioner, District II: Boand, of Castle Rock, will face Democrat Doug Gilbert,…

Kids: The Connection Wants Your Stories and Ideas

By CPC | August 1, 2004

If you are age 16 or younger, The Connection newsletter wants to hear from you! The Connection is now accepting articles and story ideas from kids living in Castle Pines North. All articles will be credited to the author. Writings may also appear on the CPN website at www.cpnhoa.org. If you would like to write…

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