Liquid Gym Fitness Class is Back
*STARTS FIRST WEEK IN JUNE* A fun way to enjoy the outdoors as you train all your muscles in an invigorating water fitness class.Â Meet at the Village Lake Fitness Center pool! Classes begin June 1 and will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to noon. Drop in class fees are $12 and punch cards are available for a reduced per class rate. For more information contact Instructor Judy at 303-741-4172 or just show up to class!
Pool Party at the Canyon Club: Mon., 5/27
Break out the sunscreen! The Canyon Club, Summit Club and Village Lake pools will all open on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. To celebrate there will be a DJ at the Canyon Club pool on Memorial Day (5/27) from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Wildlife Committeeâ€™s Upcoming Special Events
Contact Gina Gerken firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-733-6200 to sign up for either event.
â€śRodents, Beetles & Birds that Drillâ€ť, Sun. 5/26, 3-4 pm
Where: CPHA Community Room.
The Wildlife Committeeâ€™s Coffee, Tea and Wildlife Series is featuring this event as part one of a two part series entitled, â€śCo-Existing With Problem Wildlifeâ€ť. The focus of this presentation will be on pine beetles, voles and pygmy nuthatches. Please join us for this informational event.
New Yoga Classes at the VLFC
The CPHA is pleased to announce the addition of Yoga Instructor, Tracy McCracken, to our class lineup. Tracy will teach on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to noon and on Sunday from noon to 1:30 pm. Tracy, a former International Professional Figure Skater, brings an extensive background and expertise in yoga with over 400 hours of study in Rishikesh, India and having studied privately with Master/Guru Anand Mehrotra. Come and enjoy this exciting new class entitled Affirmative Yogaâ€”â€ťUniting thoughts and movements and guiding mind and body to work as a peaceful instrument for living your lifeâ€ť. Contact Tracy for more info at email@example.com.
Learn more about Tracy, Click HERE. Current VLFC Class List, Click HERE.
Apollo Aquatics Swim Lessons
Apollo Aquatics, contracted by the CPHA to manage all of the Village pools for the summer season, will be offering swim lessons for kids from 6 months on up. private, semi-private and group lessons are available. All lessons will be held at the Summit Club pool. Pick up a registration form at the CPHA office or download the REGISTRATION FORM which includes a list of class dates for group sessions and the class levels that will be offered for that session. Parents must select from the â€ślevel descriptions/checklistâ€ť a level for their child based upon their swimming skill. If the majority of requirements for a level can be done by the child, the child should be moved to the next level. For more information contact Apollo Aquatics Swim Lesson Coordinator at 303-337-3316.Â
Mailbox Number Replacements
Are you missing numbers on your mailbox, or are they falling off? The numbers on your mailbox are required to be 3â€ť high, black reflective vinyl numerals in the Times New Roman font. If you need replacements we have them available for sale at the CPHA officeâ€”$1.50 each. Please come to the front desk M-F, 8 am to 5 pm. Cash or Check only.
Protect Our Forest From the IPS and Mountain Pine Beetles
Itâ€™s extremely important to have eight inch in diameter or greater trees on your property sprayed for IPS Pine and Mountain Pine Beetles by a licensed tree service company, preferably in mid April to June. Spraying does not kill the beetle but protects trees from being attacked by both types of beetle. The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) is the more aggressive beetle and has a one year life cycle. It attacks the tree by boring into the bark during July â€“ September; eggs are laid; larvae are hatched, and it spends the winter under the bark. Adult beetles emerge in July â€“ September to attack nearby trees.
You should exam your trees for: discoloration: e.g. yellowish to reddish, throughout the tree crown, and for pitch tubes: a popcorn shape of resin usually brown or pinkish, and sawdust material around the trunk of the tree. If you find any of these call your tree service company or CPHA Landscape Technician Dave Cooper at 303-814-1345. Dave will inspect the tree and if it appears the tree is infested, he will have a professional tree arborist inspect the tree.
The arborist will peel a small portion of the bark off to see if there is a blue/grey stain. If there is, then he will place a red ribbon around the trunk and the tree must be taken down before July and removed from the Village by the homeowner. Also, to sustain and/or improve the health of your trees, it is important to water them during dry periods of the winter. Remove broken limbs, snow damaged trees, and volunteer growth around the base of your â€śmainâ€ť tree too. A healthy tree can resist beetle attack. Once the MPB infests the tree, nothing can be done to save it. Trees are one of our most valuable assets. We must protect them. Click HERE for a list of professional tree spraying companies.
What To Do with Landscape & Construction Waste
Landscape materials that are put out as trash for Waste Management may only be placed on the curb on the day of pickup and no earlier than 5am. You may place these items next to your house until pickup day, but you may receive a notice of violation and fine if you put them out on the curb before then. Please note that WM will pick up a maximum of 10 bags per home at one time. Please contact WM at 303.797.1600 if you need to request a special pickup. Visit the CPV website for more information about WMâ€™s trash service in the Village. Thank you for helping us to keep our community beautiful!
Notice from the Wildlife Committee: Rodents
Wildlife officials have confirmed an increase in rodent populations. We have wood rats (packrats), Norway rats, voles and mice in the Village. Damage prevention and control methods include: exclusion by sealing openings, removing vines from fences and buildings, cutting back shrubs and eliminating weeds, snap traps, live traps and glue boards. Ultrasonic devices have not been proven effective.
Lost & Found
Did you lose something at one of the Village facilities such as the Fitness Center, the Tennis Courts, the Summit Club or the Canyon Club? ES has accumulated quite a few items. Stop by the Emergency Services window in the CPHA building to provide a description of your item.
Wildlife Enthusiasts: Pictures Wanted
The Wildlife Committee (WC) is collecting photos featuring the varied wildlife in our community. All photos will be used for resident viewing purposes only: to include photo displays at special Homes Association events, a slideshow on this website, and a framed collage at the media center within the CPHA office. Photos will become the property of the CPHA, but will not be used for commercial purposes. Photos will be accepted throughout the year. Send JPEG photos to firstname.lastname@example.org . High resolution files preferred and CD disks can be dropped off to the CPHA office in c/o of the Administrator, Lisa Goodwin. Questions? Contact the Wildlife Committee at 303.952.0932
Starting to Plan Your Spring Landscaping Project?
The new Castle Pines Village Landscape Standards and the CPV Approved Plant list are now available. All exterior modifications to your property, including landscaping, must first be reviewed and approved by the Design Review Committee. The DRC is available to assist you in planning your project and there are 2 on-staff landscape technicians to help walk you through the entire approval process. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the DRC at 303-814-1345 or email email@example.com
Dogs Off Leash
The Village Rules and Regulations concerning pets are to help ensure that your pets are good citizens of the Village. When not on your property your dog must be on leash at all times, and this includes all open space areas. Animal waste that is left behind can pose health hazards to people and other pets so please remember to clean up after your pet. â€śMutt Mittâ€ť stations are located around the Village for your convenience. Please feel free to take as many of these handy bags as you need for future walks. Note that these bags are to go with the user and not be left behind at the dispenser station. Emergency Services Officers will periodically monitor the open space areas to ensure that dogs are on-leash.
With the exception of feeding birds (seeds, suet, and hummingbird nectar), feeding or baiting wildlife on Castle Pines Village properties is prohibited. Regardless of how benevolent a personâ€™s intentions, feeding hurts wildlife. Feeding creates an unnatural behavior that disrupts the natural balance. It also attracts prey species and predators to your home where they can create a safety risk to your family and pets. In the end, it is the animals that usually suffer. For expanded discussions on the hazards that feeding wildlife can create, please review the sections on black bears and mountain lions. Article: Living with nature in Castle Pines Village
Approved Utility Box Paint
If your utility pedestals/boxes are in need of painting, please download the color formula HERE that you can use at any paint store. Do not paint mailboxes or posts: they are to stay natural and weathered. Questions? Call Bill Holwell, our DRC landscape technician at 303-814-1345.
Free Mosquito Control Tablets
Standing water and water features are prime breeding territory for mosquitoes.Â Â The Homes Association is offering to all residents two free larvicidal mosquito tablets that can be placed in your water feature, or anywhere you have standing water, to prevent mosquitoes from breeding near your home. Each tablet is bio-degradable, natural, environmentally safe, covers up to a 100 sq. ft. area and will work for up to 30 days. Directions for use are included. Quantities are limited so come by the CPHA office soon!