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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…

Back to School Prayer Rally Planned

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Solid Life Christian Center (SLCC) invites all residents to attend a back to school prayer rally at the Castle Pines North Community Center on Sunday, August 15, at 5:00 PM. This music-filled service is designed to focus its prayers on children and teachers at the onset of the school year. The highlight of this special…

Share Your Pride in Our Troops

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The CPN Connection welcomes news from residents whose family and friends are serving in the U.S. Military. Captain James R. Sosnicky is serving in the Middle East as an Army Civil Affairs Officer, working on economic development issues. He is the son of Andy and Joan Sosnicky of the Claremont Estates subdivision, and is a…

Castle Rock Considers Entertainment Complex

By CPC | August 1, 2004

The Town of Castle Rock is currently considering a developer’s plans for an entertainment complex that will include bowling and miniature golf. If it proceeds, the development will be built on the corner of Castleton Drive and Castleton Way, off of Wolfensberger Road. The Castle Rock Town Council voted unanimously in favor of the first…

Provisional Ballots May Change Race’s Outcome

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Tuesday’s primary gave Steve Boand of Castle Rock a mere 57-vote lead over Highland Ranch’s Jeff Wasden in the Republican race for County Commissioner, but things could change. Douglas County still needs to count “provisional ballots,” which are ballots cast by voters who for some reason weren’t on the master registry, or who didn’t have…

Traffic Changes Coming for Monarch & Parkway

By CPC | August 1, 2004

By Thursday, August 19, CPN residents will notice changes at the intersection of Monarch and Castle Pines Parkway that are designed to give additional capacity for left turns from Monarch on to the Parkway. For cars traveling southbound on Monarch, the existing left turn lane will be extended back about 300′. The right lane will…

Hungry?

By CPC | August 1, 2004

Come to the second annual Taste of Douglas County from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., August 19, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now at Pegasus Restaurant and Outback Steakhouse. In addition to samples from nearly 30 local eateries, you will be able to quench your thirst at the Coors and Sauza…

Local Parents Seek Charter School Approval

By CPC | August 1, 2004

A group of area parents, including two from Castle Pines North, will soon file an application with Douglas County for approval for a new Core Knowledge charter school. If approved, the new school will be known as American Academy at Castle Pines. The committee’s goal is to locate the school in the Castle Pines North…

A New Charter School in Castle Pines?

By CPC | July 1, 2004

A group of local parents and community leaders have come together in a grass-roots effort to create a K-8 charter school in the Castle Pines area. American Academy at Castle Pines will utilize Core Knowledge® curriculum with an emphasis on math, science and technology, in addition to promoting civic values. The school is targeted to…

Airport Noise to Increase Temporarily

By CPC | July 1, 2004

Noise from planes taking off and landing at Centennial Airport may have recently become more apparent to CPN residents. This is because the airport is doing work on one of its runways, which is forcing all planes to use an alternate, shorter runway. Hence, the situation has required planes to use a slightly different flight…

Hidden Pointe Elects Expanded HOA Board

By CPC | July 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…

Don’t Miss the 112th Douglas County Fair and Rodeo

By CPC | July 1, 2004

The 112th Douglas County Fair and Rodeo will be Saturday, July 31 through August 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, in Castle Rock. Click here for the 2004 Douglas County Fair event schedule: http://www.douglas.co.us/2004%20Fair/Events.htm. Click here for a map to the Fairgrounds: http://www.douglas.co.us/2004%20Fair/Map.htm. The Fair and Rodeo will include concerts, races, shows,…

Rains Allow County to Temporarily Lift Fire Ban

By CPC | July 1, 2004

Recent heavy precipitation and weather outlooks from local weather forecasting offices indicate an improvement in the severe fire danger for Douglas County in the near future. As a result, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners determined that the severe fire danger has temporarily decreased and ordered a suspension of fire restrictions, which had been in…

Many Off-Leash Dog Parks Near CPN

By CPC | July 1, 2004

While there are no designated off-leash dog parks/areas in Castle Pines North, there are many located very close. And, most CPN residents don’t even know about the newest one! Glendale Farms Open Space, a Douglas County Park, located at the Surry Ridge exit off I-25 (exit 190) contains a new off-leash dog park. “So far…

Winning Park Name Selected from 112 Entries

By CPC | June 2, 2004

Congratulations to Kaylyn Riggs, winner of the Castle Pines North Metro District park naming contest. Kaylyn’s entry, “Castle View Park,” was recently selected by the CPN Parks Authority Board as the name for the new 21 acre park. The Board selected the park name from 112 entries from local children. Kaylyn Riggs, park contest winner,…

County will Address CPN’s Traffic Signal and Sight-Line Problems

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Douglas County Public Works staff met recently with members of the Castle Pine North Traffic Safety committee to help solve some of the neighborhood’s traffic woes. As a result of the dialogue, the County has agreed to: Fix the timing and sequencing problems of the traffic signals; Fix problems with the school zones, in particular…

WET JUNE FOR CPN

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Turn Off Those Sprinklers Did you know that Castle Pines North has received almost three inches of rain during June? If you haven’t taken time to turn off your sprinklers lately, you could be wasting water…and money. “As part of the new water budget, residents are allowed 4.5 inches of water during the month of…

County Commissioner’s Election Gets Hotter

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Three Candidates Vie for Republican Slot All interested voters are encouraged to attend the County Commissioner Candidate’s Debate on Thursday, July 15, in the Hearing Room at the County Building, at 301 Wilcox Street in Castle Rock There are now three choices in the Douglas County Republican primary race for the District 2 county commissioner’s…

Water Safety Reminders

By CPC | June 1, 2004

It is a sad fact that in 2002, more than 2,700 kids aged 14 or under were involved in drowning or near-drowning incidents in the U.S., and our own neighborhood has not been immune to such tragedy. Statistics also show that there is more risk of a child drowning in July than in any other…

Use Caution With Open-Flame Cooking Devices

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Although the Douglas County Fire Code does regulate “Open Flame” and “Fire Pit” cooking devices, a permit is not required to use them. Therefore, Douglas County residents are urged to use extreme caution when using these types of devices during hot, dry and windy weather. Dan Graham, Deputy Fire Marshall at the South Metro Fire…

Castle Pines North Business News

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Water To Go Nutrition Center Opens in Castle Pines The grand opening of Water To Go Diet and Nutrition Centers is scheduled for June 11 and 12. Water To Go is a specialty water and nutrition store located in the Castle Pines Marketplace (Safeway Center.) All water produced at Water To Go is processed through…

2004 Slash/Mulch Program Begins in Douglas County

By CPC | June 1, 2004

The 2004 Slash/Mulch Program for Douglas County will be held every Saturday, beginning June 5, 2004 and ending August 28, 2004. The program is part of the County’s wildfire mitigation and recycling efforts, and is also an aid for helping County residents clean up wildfire hazard materials. There are two goals to this program. First,…

SUMMER STORMS BRING TORNADOES TO DOUGLAS COUNTY

By CPC | June 1, 2004

On June 15th, Douglas County residents experienced an afternoon of serve thunderstorms including a tornado warning. Around 2:30 p.m., several funnel clouds were spotted near Daniel’s Gate, Happy Canyon, Sedalia, and Parker. A tornado touched down near Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock, with no damage to property. Castle Pines North residents should be aware…

“Stage 1” Fire/Open Burning Restriction for Douglas County Effective Immediately

By CPC | June 1, 2004

On Tuesday, June 15, the Board of County Commissioners passed a Fire/Open Burning Restriction for Douglas County. The ordinance prohibits all open fires, and includes the sale and use of all fireworks. Despite the recent rainy weather in the state of Colorado, the ban will remain in effect until further notice, according to the Douglas…

Air Traffic Abatement Public Input Period to be Set Soon

By CPC | June 1, 2004

The air traffic noise generated by planes taking off and landing at Centennial Airport has been steadily rising over the past few years. The airport receives hundreds of reports and complaints every month – mostly from residents of Lone Tree and Greenwood Village. Last August, Centennial Airport conducted a “150 Study” which resulted in 12…

Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus

By CPC | June 1, 2004

As outdoor activities increase with the warm Colorado weather, remember to protect yourself, and your family, from West Nile Virus. What is West Nile Virus? West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne viral disease that first appeared in the U.S. in 1999 in New York. It has since traveled across the U.S. and is now in…

Douglas County to Begin Asphalt Overlay Program;

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Fifteen Streets in CPN to be Resurfaced Douglas County Public Works is planning to resurface fifteen streets in Castle Pines North this summer. The 2004 asphalt overlay program is expected to begin in CPN in mid-July. Currently, the County plans to resurface the following streets in our community: Yorkshire Drive (north and south of Castle…

No Soliciting! Solicitors Must Carry Permits

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Unwanted visitors cause much frustration among homeowners. However, there are a few things we can do to protect ourselves from the doorbell’s intrusion. Technically, “No Soliciting” signs are not allowed on any County roads, which is why there is not a sign at the entrance to CPN. Some neighborhoods have added “No Soliciting” signs to…

Should Douglas County Expand to Five Commissioners?

By CPC | June 1, 2004

Many Colorado counties have five County Commissioners instead of three. A group of Douglas County citizens is initiating a proposal to expand Douglas County’s board to five. The group is conducting a signature petition drive. If the drive is successful, the question will be put to voters on the November, 2004, election ballot. If approved,…

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