Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of May 9, 2016


Weekly Events for May 9

May 9 – starting at 8:30 am Municipal Court at Town Hall
May 9 – 12 noon Lunch at Senior Housing
May 9 – 6 pm Friends of the Library meeting at NC Library
May 10 – 7:30 am Lions Club meeting at the River Center
May 10 – 6:30 pm Cub Scouts Information Night at the NC Library
May 11  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
May 11 – 7 pm P & Z meeting at Town Hall

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

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

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 7 – opening day of NC Community Market
July 9 – Hogback Hustle 5K
July 29 – 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

Events at the Library
May 10 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
May 12 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime

May 13  – 10 am Mighty Makers Club Imagination Chapter
May 13 – 1 pm It’s Elementary!
May 13 – 3 pm Bistro Book Club
May 20 – 11 am Teen Volunteer Orientations
May 30 – All six GC Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day

For more information, call 984-2346

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
Calling ALL Boys
Kindergarten to 4th grade
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 pm

New Castle Cub Scouts will be hosting an orientation night at the New Castle Library. Come check out the Cub Scouts and find out about the summer camp, beach party and camp-outs for their summer fun. For more information call John Harcourt at 970-984-0288.

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.

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Traffic Impacts and Construction Activity for the week of May 7 to May 13

Attention Colorado River Users:
We will discuss Upcoming Colorado River  closures, impacts and river enforcement plan.
Glenwood Springs Library      Conference Room
Tuesday May 10, 5:30 pm
Please RSVP to or call 970-618-9897

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

New Castle Historical Society
Annual Membership Potluck Dinner

Saturday, May 14, 6 pm
River Center, 126 N 4th Street
Bring a dish to share, drinks will be provided.
Curtis Martin of Dominquez Archaeological Research Group (DARG) will sharing his stories on the  research he did with the Ute Indians

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