Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of May 16, 2016


Weekly Events for May 16

May 13 – 5 to 8 pm Friends of the Library – Spring Forward
May 14 – Titan Trot at Coal Ridge High school
May 14 – Garfield County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
May 14 – 6 pm New Castle Historical Society’s Annual Membership meeting
May 16 – 12 noon Lunch at Senior Housing
May 16 – 6:30 pm HPC meeting at Town Hall
May 17 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
May 18  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon

May 18-19 Colorado Cultural Heritage Town
May 21 – 7am to 12pm New Castle Chamber of Commerce and
Town of New Castle Garage Sale

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

May 22 – 2 pm to 5 pm BBQ with a Cop
June 26 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Festival of Many Cultures
July 4 – 12 noon Freedom Celebration
July 7 – opening day of NC Community Market
July 9 – Hogback Hustle 5K
July 17 – 5 to 8 pm Car/Truck show
July 29 – 5 to 8 pm River Center Spaghetti Dinner
September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival

The Town of New Castle is currently accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant seat on the Town Council.
Qualifications for this position are:
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A registered Town of New Castle voter
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A Town of New Castle resident for a minimum of twelve months

The term for this Council seat will end in April 2018.
Please submit your letter of interest to
Town Clerk Melody Harrison, CMC
PO Box 90
New Castle, CO 81647
You may also e-mail your letter to
Or you can drop it off at
450 W. Main Street
New Castle, CO 81647
For questions regarding this position, contact Ms. Harrison via e-mail or at (970)984-2311 Ext. 101

Join us for a free BBQ with the New Castle Police Department!
Sunday, May 22 2016 2pm to 5pm
Lower Parking Lot at
Kathryn Senor Elementary
101 Alder Ave

Police Chief Tony Pagni, and Sergeant Al Walker, and Officers from the police department look forward to the opportunity to meet you and your families. The Police Department has adopted a “Community Policing” policy, and knowing the community better will help us expand this ideal.
Table will be provided, please bring your own camp chairs.
Call 970-984-2302
for more information.


Town-Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, May 21, 7 am to 12 noon

Have a garage sale at your home, the New Castle Chamber of Commerce together with the Town of New Castle will be advertising for you. Mark your garage sale with balloons, so people will know where to find you If you would like to donate your leftover items, the donation site will be open from 12 noon to 2 pm at Second Chance Thrift Store.


Building Regional Partnerships for Economic Success Summit 2016

May 18 & 19, 2016
Meeker, Colorado

May 18 – 3:30 pm Guided tour of Milk Creek Battlefield Park and Summit Opening Reception,
tour & reception $25
May 19 – 9 am to 4 pm 2016 Regional Summit Meeting,
Summit registration $50
For more information email Nancy Kramer at

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Traffic Impacts and Construction Activity for the week of May 14 to May 22

Upcoming Traffic Impact 8th St., from grand Avenue to Cooper Avenue
8th St. will be closed from Grand Avenue to Cooper Avenue for the week of June 6 to June 13, access to the CMC parking garage will be maintained during this closure.
Project Progress: Drilling operations are completed for the Pedestrian and Traffic Bridge.

New Castle Recreation Department
The 2016 Summer activity Guide has been released! Chock full of soccer camps, youth baseball/softball, clogging and trail running for youth and adults. Don’t forget the popular disc golf, adult 3 v3 basketball, pickleball and Volleyball beach League. For more information visit their website

New Castle Needlework Guild

Bring your project and join us
at the New Castle Library
Come anytime from 6:30 to 8 pm
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month


Events at the Library
May 16 – 6 pm Book Bites
May 17 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
May 18 – 6 pm Family Movie Night
May 19 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime

May 20  – 10 am Mighty Makers Club Imagination Chapter
May 20 – 11 am Teen Volunteer Orientations
May 20 – 1 pm It’s Elementary!
May 20 – 3 pm Bistro Book Club
May 30 – All six GC Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day

For more information, call 984-2346

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