Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of May 23, 2016


Weekly Events for May 23

May 21 – 7am to 12pm New Castle Chamber of Commerce and
Town of New Castle Garage Sale
May 22 – 2 pm to 5 pm BBQ with a Cop
May 23 – 12 noon Lunch at Senior Housing
May 24 – 6 – 8 pm NC Cub Scout Pack #221 at the Community Center
Donation Drive for Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation
May 25  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

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 – 8 am 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
“Celebration of Our Heroes….Who’s Yours?”

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.

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

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Traffic Impacts and Construction Activity for the week of May 22 to May 28

Upcoming Traffic Impact
The Exit 116 eastbound off-ramp will be in a one-lane configuration from 9am to 5 pm, May 18 to May 26.
8th Street will be closed from grand Avenue to Cooper Street, June 6 to June 13.
Grand Avenue Bridge will be down to 3 lanes starting June 6 to June 13. During the morning rush hour there will be 2 lanes given to up valley and in the evening 2 lanes for down valley.
No work is scheduled from May 27 to May 30.

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.



New Castle Cub Scouts Pack #221 “Bear Den”
May 24, 6 – 8 pm
Community Center
Donation Drive for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation

They will be collecting donations of frozen meat (unseasoned & can have slight freezer burn), dog food, produce frozen deer/elk meat and of course cash.

Events at the Library
May 24 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
May 26 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime

May 27  – 10 am Mighty Makers Club Imagination Chapter
May 27 – 1 pm It’s Elementary!
May 27 – 3 pm Bistro Book Club
May 30 – All six GC Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day

For more information, call 984-2346

New Castle
Climate Advisory Action Committee

Rain barrels are now legal in Colorado! Last week Governor Hickenlooper signed into law a bill allowing up to two 50 gallon barrels to collect rainwater run-off from roofs. This can cut the use of treated water for lawns and gardens, saving money for yourself and the Town, as well as decreasing the carbon footprint of New Castle. Be sure to treat for mosquitoes!

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