Page 7 - July 2013 issue of the Castle Pines Connection
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www.castlepinesconnection.comFire restrictions in for unincorporated Douglas County, including the City of Castle PinesMunicipal News 7Be prepared in case of evacuationInformation provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has these tips for residents of the county in case an evacuation is necessary. It encouranges everyone to be prepared ahead of time.Here are some suggestions and items to have on-hand and ready to go:• A three-day supply of medications, extra water and food, cash or credit cards, important documents• Emergency phone numbers and contacts, extra phone batteries and chargers• Food and other needs for small and large animals• Know the quickest evacuation route, should there be an evacuation, and have a full gas tankBe aware and know when to go. Subscribe to for emergency notifications.Register persons with special needs with the Douglas County Emergency Management Special Needs Registry at safety tips may be found provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s OfficeDue to the increased fire danger in Douglas County, Sheriff Weaver has enacted Ordinance No. O-012-004 restricting open fires, open burning, and the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. This includes the incorporated City of Castle Pines.Allowable Activities:• Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, fire pits or other gas or liquid fueled appliance• Residential use of charcoal grill fires when such use is supervised by a responsible party at least 18 years of age• Fires contained within fireplaces and wood burning stoves within buildings only• Fire suppression or fire department training firesProhibited Activities:• Open burning of any kind• Use of fireworks - includingprofessional firework displays• Use of fires in chimineas, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits• Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areasViolation of these fire restrictions is a class-2 petty offense, punishable by up to a $1000 fine and a $10 surcharge.Additional information can be located at www. restrictions/.Solheim Cup gives backInformation provided by Colorado Golf ClubThe 2013 Solheim Cup, a history-making women’s golf tournament taking place at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker next month, will donate 15 percent of its ticket sales during the second half of June to the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.The funds will benefit the Foundation, which aids area fire fighters and their families. With recent fires raging in Canon City near the Royal Gorge and in Black Forest, just miles from Colorado Golf Club, organizers of the international match play event felt the need to give back.“This is our way of saying thank you to allof the men and women who have worked so tirelessly to fight these horrible fires and to protect Colorado residents,” Solheim Cup Tournament Director Becky Newell said. “Fire fighters make tremendous sacrifices for others, and the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation is a great organization that looks after their best interests and well-being. We’reproud to be able to contribute in this way to those who do so much for us all.”The 501(c)3 non-profitFoundation benefitsColorado fire fightersand their families anddependents who arevictims of tragedies.Many of the needs of thewidows, widowers andorphans of fallen firefighters are overlookedafter a tragedy. It wasfrom this financial void that the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation was born.For more info about the Foundation or to make donations, visit Tickets for the Solheim Cup can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-SOLHEIM.More than 120,000 spectators are expectedfor the 2013 Solheim Cup, which takes place August 13-18 and features the top 12 womens professional golfers from Europe against the United States’ top dozen stars. Europe won the last Solheim Cup in Ireland in 2011, but the U.S. Team has never lost on home soil (6-0), making Colorado Golf Club a promising setting for an intense competition!

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