Friday, August 20, 2010

Wildcat Mountain Trail

Wildcat Mountain Trail is one of the most beautiful trail systems on the front range. It has stunning views of Denver and the Divide and it is home to many species of animals including a huge herd of Elk, Coyotes, Birds of Prey and Deer. A perfect place for a short stroll in the evening sunshine or a heart thumping bike ride. Sound too good to be true? You are correct.........

Unless you are a resident of Highlands Ranch you cannot use this trail system. Indeed, setting foot on this trail system means you are trespassing unless you can produce a proof of residence.

This BLOG has been created to keep you informed of the situation in the hope that through community awareness, education and some action we can help to change this outrageous policy.

Please contact us is you need to communicate, or use this blog to post your thoughts. You might also want to contact the Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) to let them know your thoughts.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Latest News

Firstly, response to the Petition has been amazing with over 645 people signing to date. Of course the more the better so if you know anyone who would be interested in helping to get our message heard, please, let them know.

What has been interesting is the fact that many of the signers have come from Highlands Ranch. Not sure they think too much of their elected HRCA officials. We have also had people coming from Littleton, Sedalia, Englewood, Beverly Hills (CO!), Lone Tree, Aurora, Broomfield, Centennial and Denver. I am pleased that people all over the Front Range can see that this issue effects everyone in Colorado.

I did just receive an email from Douglas County. It says

"Thank you for your comments regarding the Wildcat Mountain Trail issue.

The Douglas County Legal Department is working closely with Community
Development/Planning to thoroughly research this issue. The report for the Board of
County Commissioners - summarizing the various dimensions of this issue - is not
expected to be complete until the end of the month.

The Douglas County Commissioners are aware of the growing number of petition
signatures and ExpressConnect submittals.

Thank you for contacting Douglas County.

Douglas County Administration"

I would ask people to also send their thoughts to Douglas County via their Express Connect website.

More to follow..................

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

DC Commissioners Meet With HRCA

As soon as I know more I'll let everyone know.

From Douglas County:

The Commissioners met with the HRCA Board
last night and staff will be awaiting
direction from the Board as to next steps.

Douglas County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Last Tuesday I presented to the Douglas County Commissioners.

Please click here to view my speaker notes.

There really was no outcome from the meeting other than Douglas County is very aware of this issue.

I do know that Douglas County plans to meet with the Highlands Ranch Community Association in the very near future.

Watch this Blog for more info.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What Can I Do To Help?

Interested in helping us to get our voice heard? Might we suggest the following:

1. Email the Highland's Ranch Community Association with your thoughts
2. Email Douglas County with your thoughts
3. Send us an email
4. Sign the Petition
4. Talk to representatives of the press
5. Attend HOA and community meetings
6. Let your friends and neighbors know about this situation and let them know about this website
7. Email ANY elected Government Officials
8. Check back here for further updates on a regular basis

Friday, September 08, 2006

A Chance To Get Our Voice Heard


On Tuesday September 12th at 1:30PM
the Douglas County Commissioners are holding a Public Hearing. The meeting is to be held at the Philip S. Miller Building (100 Third St, Castle Rock).

Please attend this meeting if at all possible. The more people that attend, the more chance we have of letting Douglas County know about the depth of public feeling on this matter.

Please forward this information to as many people as you can. This is not just a Castle Pines North issue, it effects everyone in Colorado.

Keep your eyes on this web site for more info. If you are planning on attending, please email us at

See you on the 12th.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New Contact Info

We have decided to turn off the comments option. Frankly, we were a little dismayed at the level of rhetoric.

For future communication, please use We welcome feedback from both sides.