Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of May 2, 2016


Weekly Events for May 2

May 2 – 12 noon Lunch at Senior Housing
May 3 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall

May 4  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
May 4 – 5 pm POSTR meeting at Town Hall
May 6 – 10 am Super Seniors at First Baptist Church

May 6 – 7 International Mountain Bike Association Trail Care Crew
New Castle Library and New Castle Community Center
May 7 – 10 am to 12 noon Arbor Day FREE seedling trees in front of the Community Center
May 7 – 12 to 4 pm Kids Fishing Derby at Alder Park

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

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 18-19 Colorado Cultural Heritage Town
May 21 – 7am to 12pm New Castle Chamber of Commerce and
Town of New Castle Garage Sale
June 26 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Festival of Many Cultures
July 4 – 12 noon Freedom Celebration
July 9 – Hogback Hustle
July 29 – River Center Spaghetti Dinner
September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival

IMBA is Coming to Town!
May 6 and 7

Friday, May 6, 5:30 to 7 pm at New Castle Library “Better Living through Trails,”
Saturday, May 7, 9 am to 4 pm “Subaru/IMBA Trail Building School
Join us at the Community Center for classroom work, then in the afternoon on the trail
Lunch will be provided by Maud’s on Main, you can pre-register for both events at
or RSVP at (970)948-3486

Events at the Library
May 3 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
May 5 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime

May 6  – 10 am Mighty Makers Club Imagination Chapter
May 6 – 1 pm It’s Elementary!
May 6 – 3 pm Bistro Book Club

For more information, call 984-2346

New Castle Recreation Department
It’s not to early to start thinking about warmer weather and playing baseball and softball this summer! Pre T-Ball is conducted once a week for 6 weeks while T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams practice 1-2 times a week and play games against teams from Silt and Rifle. Our baseball and softball programs participate in the Colorado River Valley League with teams from throughout the region. Practices begin in late May and early June.
Pre T-Ball (Coed ages 4-5) – $40.00
T-Ball Ages (Coed ages 6-7) – $50.00
Coach Pitch (Coed ages 7-8) – $50.00
Baseball (Ages 8-10, 11-12)- $75.00
Softball (Ages 8-10)- $75.00

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

New Castle Cub Scouts, Pack 221
Annual Kids Fishing Derby
May 7, 12 noon to 4 pm
Alder park
Join in the fun with lunch provided by Castle Valley HOA

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Traffic Impacts and Construction Activity for the week of May 1 to May 6
New Traffic Impacts:
I-70 Eastbound exit 116 on-ramp and off-ramp lane reduction.
Friday April 29, exit 116 eastbound on-ramp will be closed and the eastbound off-ramp will be in a one lane configuration from 12 pm to 5 pm.
8th Street will be closed from Colorado Avenue to Grand Avenue, from Monday May 2 to Thursday May 5
Roadwork continues on Exit 114:
Expect a one lane configuration at the Exit 114 interchange. Expect construction on the the westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp. This exit will be in a one lane configuration throughout the summer construction season.
Grand Avenue Bridge:
The Grand Avenue Bridge will be down to three lanes beginning Monday, May 2. During the morning rush hour, two lanes will be given to up-valley traffic, and in the evening rush hour two lanes will be given to down valley traffic.
Upcoming Stakeholders meetings:
Water Resource and Recreation
Colorado River Users
Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 pm
Glenwood Springs Library, RSVP:
For more information visit:

Friends of the Library
Spring Forward Event
May 13
5 to 8 pm
New Castle Library

Raising money for flowers in the new downtown planters
Come and listen to bluegrass music provided by the “Dry Hollow” band, while having coffee and dessert, $5 donation.

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

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