Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of October 3, 2016



Weekly Events for October 3

October 3 – 12 noon Senior Luncheon at New Castle Senior housing
October 4 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
October 5  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
October 5 – 5 pm POSTR meeting at Town Hall
October 7 – 10:30 am Super Seniors at First Baptist Church on 7th Street

Future Events ~ Mark your calendars

November 12 – Cub Scouts collecting food donations
November 19 – Free Thanksgiving Dinner provided by New Castle Lions Club at the Community Center
December 2 – Tree Lighting – stay tuned for more details
December 3 – New Castle Chamber of Commerce Holiday Craft Show at the Community Center
December 3 – Chili Cook-off

New Castle Recreation Department


  • Youth basketball officials needed for our upcoming boys and girls league, flexible hours and good pay
  • It’s not too late to sign up as Free Agents for our Adult Mixed Quads Volleyball League on Tuesday nights
  • Pickleball Open Play on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm at Elk Creek Elementary School, until October 21st
  • Get your team together for our Halloween Kickball Tourney on October 29th

For more information call Sax or Hannah at 984-3352 or online at

Events at the Library
October 4 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
October 5 – 4 pm Wig Out Wednesdays
October 5 – 7 pm Mini Medical School
October 6 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
October 7 – 10 am Friday Makers
October 7  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club
October 7 – 15 Maker Week

For more information call the Library at 984-2346

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 Gardens
Pumpkin Patch – Organic Colorado Nursery

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Starting September 30 through November 2
10 am to 4:30 pm,
(Formerly Niemann’s Gardens)
6501 County Rd 214, New Castle

Updates from the Grand Avenue Bridge Construction

Crews are making improvements to the Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp. These improvements include wider and longer lanes for better, safer access to the roundabouts and relieve congestion back-ups on I-70.
During peak morning hours (7:30 AM to 8:30 AM), anticipate delays at Exit 114. Commuters are advised to use Exit 116 or shift their schedules when possible.

Eighth Street Connection Update
The dedicated right-turn lane at the intersection of Eighth Street and Midland Avenue will be CLOSED Monday through Friday during construction hours. Motorists can make a right turn from the center lane of the intersection during this lane closure.

Mark Your Calendar: The Eighth Street Bridge will be CLOSED to vehicle traffic from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Tuesday, Oct. 18.

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained via the bridge sidewalk during this closure.
  • Local access from Midland Avenue to Cowdin Drive will be maintained during this time.
  • Local access to Seventh Street from downtown will be maintained. This includes the old sewer parking lot which contains approximately 30 parking spaces.
  • RFTA Information: The Courthouse stop and the Seventh Street stop will be closed during the bridge closure. The Ninth Street stop will remain open.

Motorists should use Exit 116, the GAB or US Hwy 6 as an alternate route.
Southbound Laurel Street Right-turn Lane
Beginning Monday, Oct. 3 the dedicated right turn lane to US Hwy 6 on Laurel Street will be closed. Motorists can make a right turn from the center lane during this closure.

Northbound Sixth and Pine Street Right-turn Lane Closure
Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the northbound right-turn to Sixth Street at the north end of the GAB. This right-turn lane will be CLOSED Monday through Friday for approximately three weeks.

I-70 Exit 114 westbound off-ramp
Motorists will experience a temporary T-intersection configuration, as crews complete roadway improvements to the off-ramp. Trucks should use Exit 116 to access US Hwy 6.

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