Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 21, 2017

Weekly Events for August 21

August 18 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Music Series
August 21 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at New Castle Senior Housing
August 23 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
August 23 – 7 pm,  P & Z meeting at Town Hall
August 24 – New Castle Community Market, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Burning Mountain Park

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

September 8 & 9 – Burning Mountain Festival – “This is Our Town, Proud & Strong”
September 9 – 7:30 am Pyro’s Medaris Madness 5K
October 14 – 7pm, Symphony in the Valley, Broadway Concert at New Hope Community Church

New Castle Community Market
Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This week’s music by
Laurie Damera

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates

Project Progress:

  • The shoulder of northbound CO-82 has been striped from Buffalo Valley to approximately 27th Street to allow for a third lane to accommodate EMS, transit and vanpools. This is in an effort to make transit more efficient for those who are doing their part to reduce traffic during peak times.
  • Steel girders are set to arrive the last week of August. The schedule for erecting steel is approximately 10 days.
  • Crews plan to pour the first column for the new traffic bridge today.
  • Crews have removed half of the concrete deck to date. The rest of the deck is being removed in the next week.

Working Together Spotlight:
Thank you to everyone for working together this week. RFTA has been a big partner in making this detour run as smooth as possible, make sure you check their website for bus routing up and down-valley.

For the latest update go to:


Events at the Library

New Library hours starting September 5:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays, 11 am to 7 pm
Fridays, 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm

September 4 – All Libraries will be closed for Labor Day
September 13 – 6 pm Historic Mining Maps

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

New Castle Recreation Department

Introduction to Volleyball  (Grades 3rd & 4th)
Introduction to Volleyball program is perfect for the young boy or girl wanting to try this exciting sport. The program will focus on teaching the basic skills of the sport; passing, serving, setting and hitting. Cost: $40.00/$50.00 after 8/21. Dates: August 21-October 5. Day/Times: Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm Location: Elk Creek Elem.
Youth Volleyball League (Grades 5th & 6th)
This coed league will prepare young players to advance their skills with 1-2 practices a week, and league matches against other teams in our area. The focus will be on continued skill development and FUN! Cost: $60.00/$70.00 after 8/21. Dates: August 21 –October 5. Days: Practice will be Tuesdays from  6:15-7:15pm. Games will be Thursdays at 6:30pm & 7:30pm with an occasional Wednesday.
Intro to Flag Football (Grades 1st & 2nd)
Our new flag football program for 1/2 grade boys and girls will teach the fundamentals of football through fun drills and scrimmage play on Monday evenings. Cost: $40.00/$50.00 after 9/9. Day/Times: Mondays from 4:30-5:15pm. Dates: September 18-Oct. 23. Location TBD
Youth Flag Football (Grades 3rd-6th)
Are you ready for some football?! 3rd thru 6th grade boys and girls, are invited to come out and play some flag football in this program. The format is 5 on 5 non-contact, with the focus on skill development, teamwork and FUN! Players will practice 1-2 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays with scrimmage games scheduled beginning the 3rd week of the program.
Dates: Sept. 11-October 25 Cost: $50.00/$60.00 after 9/2.
Join local fitness instructor Kati Whelan for a FUN filled Cardio workout.  Burn fat, lose weight, and get fit , and meet new friends this 6 week cardio intensive programs. Each 45 minutes class will include a various body-weight exercises to target and tone. All fitness levels welcome! Session 1: August 29-October 2. Days/Times: Tuesdays, 9:30am-10:15am. Location: VIX Ranch Park. Cost: $50 per session or  $10 drop in.  Session 2: August 31– October 5. Days: Thursdays, 7:00pm-7:45pm. Cost: $50 per session or  $10 drop in. Location: New Castle Community Center
Calling all Yogis, athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts, join local fitness instructor Michelle Fite for  yoga to including sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance, a mixed of deep stretch and restorative type yoga & flow. All levels welcome! Bring a Yoga mat, towel or blanket! Session 1: September 11– October 18 (12 classes), days/times: Monday & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. Location: New Castle Community Center. Fee: $120.00 per session or $12.00 drop in.

Fall 2017 Activity guide is available click here. Call the New Castle Recreation Dept at 984-3352 for more information.

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