New Castle’s newest park will be completed this fall, and we need your help to name it! The new park, informally called the Sports Park, is located at the intersection of Castle Valley Boulevard and Clubhouse Drive. It will include tennis courts, pickleball courts a volleyball lawn and a playground. Drop off your entry at Town Hall, 450 W. Main Street; or mail PO Box 90, New Castle Co 81647; or email to Melody Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by 5 pm, August 10, 2017.
The Town traditionally looks for names that reflect the town’s history, geography or other recognizable features. The Town also considers names of citizens who have made significant contributions to the community through volunteer or professional participation. Let your imagination run wild as you think of an appropriate name for this new and attractive addition to your community.
Public Works Seasonal Employees
New Castle Public Works is hiring 2 Public Works Department Seasonal Employees. Applications are available online at newcastlecolorado.org, at Town Hall and at the Public Works Facility, 801 West Main Street, New Castle. Contact email@example.com with any questions or to send forms electronically
Installation of ‘Museum on the Street’ is now complete! Please come to Ritter Plaza, in downtown New Castle to begin your journey into New Castle’s history.
The Museum on the Street project was implemented by the ‘Downtown Group”, a citizen ad-hoc committee dedicated to beautifying the downtown area.
Funding of this project came partially from an Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado grant.
To see photographs of the Museum on the Street, click here.
The November 8 election contained three local New Castle issues: The election of a mayor to complete Bob Gordon’s term and two ballet issues.
OFFICE CANDIDATE NUMBER OF VOTES
Mayor Art Riddile 1749
Ballot Question 2J
(The Ability to Provide a 20-YR Public Service Franchise Agreement)
Passed Yes votes: 1468 No votes: 501
Ballot Question 2K
(Exempting New Castle from SB05-152 to be able to provide Broadband Services)
Passed Yes votes: 1520 No votes: 442
The Town of New Castle grants money to organizations and for special events that preserve or enrich the health, education, welfare, and fitness of the community. There are two types of grants that the Town funds: Arts and Special Events grants and Community support grants. Each of these categories have to be used in the Town or support programs or activities accessible to the Town community.
The Town’s budget for 2017 is yet to be determined and therefore the budget for the current grants-making initiative is currently unknown. Town funding for grants may fluctuate from year to year. Typically, Town funding for grants has been approximately 1 percent of General Fund expenditures.
The deadline for the applications is November 18, 2016, notification will be by the end of 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Nichols at (970)984-2311.