Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of April 24, 2017


Weekly Events for April 24

April 22 – 6 pm Historical Society Annual Potluck at the River Center
April 24 – 12 noon Senior Luncheon at New Castle Senior Housing
April 26 – 12 noon Senior Luncheon at the River Center
April 26 – P & Z meeting has been cancelled

April 28 – 1 pm Arbor Day celebration at Alder Park
April 29 – 10 am Free Gardening class at New Castle Gardens

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

May 6 – Mr. T’s Fishing Derby, preregister click here
May 6 – Community Market Fundraiser, 4 pm – 7 pm, at the Community Center
May 19 – Family Movie Night at Burning Mountain Park
May 20 – 7 am Town wide Garage Sale/Flea Market
June 9 – River Center Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
June 11 – BBQ with a Cop in Burning Mountain Park

Events at the Library
April 25- Library closed staff work day
April 26- 12:30 pm Lunch and Conversation
April 27 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
April 28 – 1 pm Friday Makers

April 28 – 4 pm Bistro Book Club

For more information call the Library at 984-2346 or go to

New Castle Recreation Spring Programs & Activities:

Annual Youth Fishing Derby (ages 3-15) May 6, have to pre-register

Rosybelle is Coming to New Castle!!
The mobile Art bus travels to different areas to bring the maker Revolution to youth, making to easy for youth to have access to quality arts programing. Various art and media programs will enrich youth ranging from painting, pet portraits claymation and mural paint camp. Join NCR & Rosybelle this summer for Art on location!
Camp dates:  June 12-14 and June 26-29

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates

The I-70 night detour is rescheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 25 from 8 PM to 6 AM. All I-70 traffic (eastbound and westbound) will be detoured onto east Sixth Street. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will merge into a one-lane configuration and will be detoured through Sixth Street in Glenwood Springs via a break-in-barrier on I-70 near Yampah Vapor Caves. The Grand Avenue Bridge will be closed during this time.

Eastbound I-70 traffic wishing to access Glenwood Springs and CO-82 to Aspen should exit early at the west Glenwood Exit 114.
Westbound I-70 traffic wishing to access Glenwood Springs will exit at the I-70 break-in-barrier prior to Exit 116 and will detoured via US Hwy 6.

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Museum on the Street

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.

For more information on the Downtown Group, please contact Town Councilor Mary Metzger, or Town Planner Tim Cain.

December 2016: Election Results

In This Issue:

Election Results

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.

Annual Founders Day Celebration February 25

New Castle Cub Scouts Surpass Record-Setting Goal

Sports Park Construction to Begin in Spring

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

New Castle Recreation

Did You Know that …

Trail Planned to Grand River Park

Dates to Put on your 2016 Calendar

Library Programs

News from the Chamber of Commerce

River Center Angel Tree

Why Get a New Castle Business License?

Town Council Highlights for November 2016

Meet your Town Council

Town of New Castle Unofficial Election Results

Coordinated General Election

November 8, 2016


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

Applications are now available for the 2017 Grants from the Town of New Castle


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.



Climate Action Advisory Commission Looking for Members

The Town of New Castle’s Climate Action Advisory Commission is looking for citizens interested in serving as a member of this commission.

Climate Action Advisory Commission is an ad-hoc commission that develops reasonable proposals for the Town to meet their climate protection goals.

There are three seats available. Citizens should send a letter of interest to Town Clerk Melody Harrison at or at 450 West Main Street, New Castle, Colorado 81647.

Main Street Improvements Update

Main Street Improvement Update

The equipment has been delivered and as you can see the asphalt and concrete are being cut. These are all a part of continuing our Streetscaping project. This project is funded by a grant the Town received from Garfield County Federal Mineral lease District. Weekly updates will be posted here.

main street improvement update 9.25.15

main street improvement update 9-28

main street improvements 10-19-15



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