Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of September 25, 2017


Weekly Events for September 25

September 22 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Free Music Series
September 25 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at New Castle Senior Housing
September 27 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
September 30 – New Castle Trails Group work, 9 am to 4 pm

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

October 4 – 7 pm Community Revenue Group meeting at the Community Center
October 6 & 7 – 8 am Clean up day at Public Works building
October 14 – 2 pm Friends of the Library presents “Andrew Gilliford, Preserving the Western History”
October 14 – 7pm, Symphony in the Valley,  “Symphony Showcase” at New Hope Community Church
October 20 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Free Music Series
October 21 – New Castle Trails Conference 10 am – 3 pm

Symphony tickets are available on their website www.sitv.org 
or at Town Hall

Grand Avenue Bridge updates

New Bruce Road Carpool Lot

Starting Saturday 9/30: I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp is CLOSED. Motorists wishing to access eastbound I-70 should use Exit 114 (west Glenwood). All other exits at the 116 Exit will be open.

Notes from the Field:

  • Today, crews are pouring concrete on the west wing street for the downtown brick paver project.
  • Crews continue to work on the steel girders and scaffold deck to prepare for the concrete deck pours in October.
  • Masonry work continues on walls and piers for the new GAB.

Work continues on the new Sixth and Laurel roundabout.

 

Events at the Library
September 23 – 7 pm, Meet the Author featuring Larry Rynearson
September 26 – 10:30am Storytime

 

For more information call the Library at 984-2346 or go to www.gcpld.org

New Castle Needlework Guild

After taking a rest during the summer, we will be starting up again Monday, October 2.
Bring your project and join us at the Community Center,  6 pm to 8 pm

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Fall Clean-Up Day!

The Town of New Castle will have a Fall Clean Up Event on October 6 and 7, 2017, from 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m. or until the dumpsters are full.

Bring your trash to the public works facility located at 801 W. Main Street.

We will accept all household trash including:

*Appliances
*Tires
*Paint
*Electronics
*Branches/Landscape material

No commercial drop off, please.

The clean up is for New Castle residents (including River Bend, Apple Tree, Elk Run and Three Elk) only. Proof of residency will be required (Drivers License or utility bill)

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF COMMENTS FOR BALLOT ISSUE

PUBLIC NOTICE

In accordance with Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution the following Ballot Issue shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the Town of New Castle at an election to be conducted as a coordinated mail ballot election on November 7, 2017.

Ballot Issue

 

SHALL THE TOWN OF NEW CASTLE’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $330,000.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

  • PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY BY FUNDING NEW CASTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT EXPENSES FOR VEHICLES, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT;
  • DEVELOP A PLAN TO CREATE A PLAYING FIELD AND FIELD HOUSE COMPLEX TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY’S YOUNG ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES;
  • MAINTAIN AND EXPAND NEW CASTLE’S RECREATION PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES;
  • SUPPORT COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GROUPS WHICH CREATE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, AND EVENTS FOR ARTS, CULTURE, RECREATION, EDUCATION, AND CELEBRATIONS OF NEW CASTLE; AND
  • MARKET AND BRAND NEW CASTLE THROUGH IMPROVED SIGNAGE, WAY FINDING, INTERNET CONTENT, SOCIAL MEDIA AND ADVERTISING, WITH THE AIM OF INCREASING REVENUE FOR THE ABOVE OBJECTIVES;

WITH SAID REVENUES BEING ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO THE ADVICE OF A CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP APPOINTED BY THE NEW CASTLE TOWN COUNCIL AND GENERATED BY IMPOSING A ONE-TIME USE TAX AT PURCHASE OF 3.5% OF THE RETAIL VALUE OF ANY MOTOR VEHICLE THAT REQUIRES REGISTRATION, WITH SAID TAX TO BE IN EFFECT FROM JANUARY 1, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 31, 2025, AND SHALL THE TOWN BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND SPEND SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

 

            ______________ YES/FOR                          _______________ NO/AGAINST

 

 

Comments for and against the proposal can be made in writing by mailing them to the office of the Town Clerk/Election Official, P.O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647.

C.R.S 1-7-901(4): All Pro/Con comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017.

C.R.S. 1-7-901: These comments must be written, signed and come from persons eligible to vote in the upcoming election on November 7, 2017.

C.R.S. 1-7-903(1): These comments will be summarized by the Election Official.

C.R.S. 1-7-905: TABOR notices addressed to “All registered voters” will be mailed to every registered voter household beginning October 6, 2017

NOTICE OF NOVEMBER, 7, 2017 COORDINATED ELECTION

PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION

In accordance with Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution the following Ballot Issue shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the Town of New Castle at an election to be conducted as a coordinated mail ballot election on November 7, 2017, to consider the following ballot issue:

 

Ballot Issue

 

SHALL THE TOWN OF NEW CASTLE’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $330,000.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

  • PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY BY FUNDING NEW CASTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT EXPENSES FOR VEHICLES, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT;
  • DEVELOP A PLAN TO CREATE A PLAYING FIELD AND FIELD HOUSE COMPLEX TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY’S YOUNG ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES;
  • MAINTAIN AND EXPAND NEW CASTLE’S RECREATION PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES;
  • SUPPORT COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GROUPS WHICH CREATE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, AND EVENTS FOR ARTS, CULTURE, RECREATION, EDUCATION, AND CELEBRATIONS OF NEW CASTLE; AND
  • MARKET AND BRAND NEW CASTLE THROUGH IMPROVED SIGNAGE, WAY FINDING, INTERNET CONTENT, SOCIAL MEDIA AND ADVERTISING, WITH THE AIM OF INCREASING REVENUE FOR THE ABOVE OBJECTIVES;

WITH SAID REVENUES BEING ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO THE ADVICE OF A CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP APPOINTED BY THE NEW CASTLE TOWN COUNCIL AND GENERATED BY IMPOSING A ONE-TIME USE TAX AT PURCHASE OF 3.5% OF THE RETAIL VALUE OF ANY MOTOR VEHICLE THAT REQUIRES REGISTRATION, WITH SAID TAX TO BE IN EFFECT FROM JANUARY 1, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 31, 2025, AND SHALL THE TOWN BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND SPEND SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

 

            ______________ YES/FOR                          _______________ NO/AGAINST

 

September 2017 Monthly Newsletter

In this Issue:

Burning Mountain Festival, September 8 & 9

Sports Park Nears Completion

Mayor Art Riddile presenting a bike rack to Glenwood Springs

New Castle Now a Trail Destination

Did You Know That…

News from New Castle Recreation Dept

New Castle Spotlight

New Castle Amazing Volunteers

Council Highlights

Bus Routes during the bridge closure

Dates for your calendar

75 days and counting

Sept 17 Download pdf

Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of September 4, 2017

 


Weekly Events for September 4

September 4 – Town Hall will be closed for Labor Day, have a safe holiday weekend
September 5 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
September 6 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
September 7 – New Castle Community Market, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Burning Mountain Park

September 8 & 9 – Burning Mountain Festival – “This is Our Town, Proud & Strong”
September 9 – 7:30 am Pyro’s Medaris Madness 5K
September 9 – 1 pm Classic Car Show, Burning Mountain Park

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

September 22 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Free Music Series
October 14 – 7pm, Symphony in the Valley, Broadway Concert at New Hope Community Church
October 21 – New Castle Trails Conference 10 am – 3 pm

New Castle Community Market
Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This week’s music by
Whiskey Stomp

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Working Together Spotlight:
Thank you to everyone for working together this week. RFTA has been a big partner in making this detour run as smooth as possible, make sure you check their website for bus routing up and down-valley.For the latest update go to: www.codot.gov/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge

 

Events at the Library

New Library hours starting September 5:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays, 11 am to 7 pm
Fridays, 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm

September 4 – All Libraries will be closed for Labor Day
September 13 – 6 pm Historic Mining Maps

For more information call the Library at 984-2346 or go to www.gcpld.org

New Castle Recreation Department
Intro to Flag Football (Grades 1st & 2nd)

Our new flag football program for 1/2 grade boys and girls will teach the fundamentals of football through fun drills and scrimmage play on Monday evenings. Cost: $40.00/$50.00 after 9/9. Day/Times: Mondays from 4:30-5:15pm. Dates: September 18-Oct. 23. Location TBD
Youth Flag Football (Grades 3rd-6th)
Are you ready for some football?! 3rd thru 6th grade boys and girls, are invited to come out and play some flag football in this program. The format is 5 on 5 non-contact, with the focus on skill development, teamwork and FUN! Players will practice 1-2 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays with scrimmage games scheduled beginning the 3rd week of the program.
Dates: Sept. 11-October 25 Cost: $50.00/$60.00 after 9/2.

YOGA FOR EVERYONE: (Ages 15+ )
Calling all Yogis, athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts, join local fitness instructor Michelle Fite for  yoga to including sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance, a mixed of deep stretch and restorative type yoga & flow. All levels welcome! Bring a Yoga mat, towel or blanket! Session 1: September 11– October 18 (12 classes), days/times: Monday & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. Location: New Castle Community Center. Fee: $120.00 per session or $12.00 drop in.

Fall 2017 Activity guide is available click here. Call the New Castle Recreation Dept at 984-3352 for more information.

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 28, 2017



Weekly Events for August 28

August 28 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at New Castle Senior Housing
August 30 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
August 31 – New Castle Community Market, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Burning Mountain Park

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

September 8 & 9 – Burning Mountain Festival – “This is Our Town, Proud & Strong”
September 9 – 7:30 am Pyro’s Medaris Madness 5K
October 14 – 7pm, Symphony in the Valley, Broadway Concert at New Hope Community Church

New Castle Community Market
Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This week’s music by
Swanson & Snow

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Working Together Spotlight:
Thank you to everyone for working together this week. RFTA has been a big partner in making this detour run as smooth as possible, make sure you check their website for bus routing up and down-valley.

For the latest update go to: www.codot.gov/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge

 

Events at the Library

New Library hours starting September 5:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays, 11 am to 7 pm
Fridays, 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm

September 4 – All Libraries will be closed for Labor Day
September 13 – 6 pm Historic Mining Maps

For more information call the Library at 984-2346 or go to www.gcpld.org

New Castle Recreation Department
Intro to Flag Football (Grades 1st & 2nd)

Our new flag football program for 1/2 grade boys and girls will teach the fundamentals of football through fun drills and scrimmage play on Monday evenings. Cost: $40.00/$50.00 after 9/9. Day/Times: Mondays from 4:30-5:15pm. Dates: September 18-Oct. 23. Location TBD
Youth Flag Football (Grades 3rd-6th)
Are you ready for some football?! 3rd thru 6th grade boys and girls, are invited to come out and play some flag football in this program. The format is 5 on 5 non-contact, with the focus on skill development, teamwork and FUN! Players will practice 1-2 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays with scrimmage games scheduled beginning the 3rd week of the program.
Dates: Sept. 11-October 25 Cost: $50.00/$60.00 after 9/2.

YOGA FOR EVERYONE: (Ages 15+ )
Calling all Yogis, athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts, join local fitness instructor Michelle Fite for  yoga to including sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance, a mixed of deep stretch and restorative type yoga & flow. All levels welcome! Bring a Yoga mat, towel or blanket! Session 1: September 11– October 18 (12 classes), days/times: Monday & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. Location: New Castle Community Center. Fee: $120.00 per session or $12.00 drop in.

Fall 2017 Activity guide is available click here. Call the New Castle Recreation Dept at 984-3352 for more information.

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Burning Mountain Festival

Burning Mountain Festival

September 8 & 9, 2017

This is Our Town, Proud & Strong

A Band called Alexis, Friday, 5 pm
The Radio Band, Friday, 7 pm
Pyro’s Maderis Madness 5K, Saturday, 7:30 am
Lions Club Pancake/Scrambled Egg Breakfast, Saturday, 8 -10 am
Parade, Saturday, 10 am
Friends of the Library, Book Sale & Silent Auction, Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, Saturday,1 pm
The Smuggler Mountain Boys, Saturday, 5:30 pm
Ralph Dinosaur Band, Saturday 7pm

A Huge Thank You to All of Our Sponsors

                                

 

 

Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 21, 2017



Weekly Events for August 21

August 18 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Music Series
August 21 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at New Castle Senior Housing
August 23 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
August 23 – 7 pm,  P & Z meeting at Town Hall
August 24 – New Castle Community Market, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Burning Mountain Park

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

September 8 & 9 – Burning Mountain Festival – “This is Our Town, Proud & Strong”
September 9 – 7:30 am Pyro’s Medaris Madness 5K
October 14 – 7pm, Symphony in the Valley, Broadway Concert at New Hope Community Church

New Castle Community Market
Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This week’s music by
Laurie Damera

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates

Project Progress:

  • The shoulder of northbound CO-82 has been striped from Buffalo Valley to approximately 27th Street to allow for a third lane to accommodate EMS, transit and vanpools. This is in an effort to make transit more efficient for those who are doing their part to reduce traffic during peak times.
  • Steel girders are set to arrive the last week of August. The schedule for erecting steel is approximately 10 days.
  • Crews plan to pour the first column for the new traffic bridge today.
  • Crews have removed half of the concrete deck to date. The rest of the deck is being removed in the next week.

Working Together Spotlight:
Thank you to everyone for working together this week. RFTA has been a big partner in making this detour run as smooth as possible, make sure you check their website for bus routing up and down-valley.

For the latest update go to: www.codot.gov/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge

 

Events at the Library

New Library hours starting September 5:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays, 11 am to 7 pm
Fridays, 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm

September 4 – All Libraries will be closed for Labor Day
September 13 – 6 pm Historic Mining Maps

For more information call the Library at 984-2346 or go to www.gcpld.org

New Castle Recreation Department

Introduction to Volleyball  (Grades 3rd & 4th)
Introduction to Volleyball program is perfect for the young boy or girl wanting to try this exciting sport. The program will focus on teaching the basic skills of the sport; passing, serving, setting and hitting. Cost: $40.00/$50.00 after 8/21. Dates: August 21-October 5. Day/Times: Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm Location: Elk Creek Elem.
Youth Volleyball League (Grades 5th & 6th)
This coed league will prepare young players to advance their skills with 1-2 practices a week, and league matches against other teams in our area. The focus will be on continued skill development and FUN! Cost: $60.00/$70.00 after 8/21. Dates: August 21 –October 5. Days: Practice will be Tuesdays from  6:15-7:15pm. Games will be Thursdays at 6:30pm & 7:30pm with an occasional Wednesday.
Intro to Flag Football (Grades 1st & 2nd)
Our new flag football program for 1/2 grade boys and girls will teach the fundamentals of football through fun drills and scrimmage play on Monday evenings. Cost: $40.00/$50.00 after 9/9. Day/Times: Mondays from 4:30-5:15pm. Dates: September 18-Oct. 23. Location TBD
Youth Flag Football (Grades 3rd-6th)
Are you ready for some football?! 3rd thru 6th grade boys and girls, are invited to come out and play some flag football in this program. The format is 5 on 5 non-contact, with the focus on skill development, teamwork and FUN! Players will practice 1-2 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays with scrimmage games scheduled beginning the 3rd week of the program.
Dates: Sept. 11-October 25 Cost: $50.00/$60.00 after 9/2.
HIIT CARDIO SWEAT CLASS: (Ages 15+)
Join local fitness instructor Kati Whelan for a FUN filled Cardio workout.  Burn fat, lose weight, and get fit , and meet new friends this 6 week cardio intensive programs. Each 45 minutes class will include a various body-weight exercises to target and tone. All fitness levels welcome! Session 1: August 29-October 2. Days/Times: Tuesdays, 9:30am-10:15am. Location: VIX Ranch Park. Cost: $50 per session or  $10 drop in.  Session 2: August 31– October 5. Days: Thursdays, 7:00pm-7:45pm. Cost: $50 per session or  $10 drop in. Location: New Castle Community Center
YOGA FOR EVERYONE: (Ages 15+ )
Calling all Yogis, athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts, join local fitness instructor Michelle Fite for  yoga to including sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance, a mixed of deep stretch and restorative type yoga & flow. All levels welcome! Bring a Yoga mat, towel or blanket! Session 1: September 11– October 18 (12 classes), days/times: Monday & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. Location: New Castle Community Center. Fee: $120.00 per session or $12.00 drop in.

Fall 2017 Activity guide is available click here. Call the New Castle Recreation Dept at 984-3352 for more information.

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 7, 2017



Weekly Events for August 7

August 5 – Larry Borgard Memorial Service, Burning Mountain Park, 1 – 4 pm
August 7 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at New Castle Senior Housing
August 8 – 6:30pm, Lions Club meeting at New Castle Senior Housing
August 9 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
August 9 – 7 pm, P & Z meeting at Town Hall
August 10 – New Castle Community Market, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Burning Mountain Park

August 12 – Pyro Push It Up Trail Run

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

September 8 & 9 – Burning Mountain Festival – “This is Our Town, Proud & Strong”

New Castle Community Market
Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This week’s music by
Guilty Pleasure

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates

Downtown Striping for Detour Route
Monday 8/7 through Friday 8/11, both day and night work (most of these closures will be one day only, the schedule is dynamic and weather dependent)

  • Eighth from Grand to Colorado will be closed, Colorado from Eighth to Ninth will be closed, Ninth Street from Grand to Colorado will be closed
  • Devereux Road and Midland Avenue will be in alternating one-lane configuration
  • I-70 between Exits 114 and 116 will be reduced to one-lane both east and westbound
  • CO-82 from 27th Street to Eighth will be reduced to one-lane
  • Wulfsohn closed periodically
  • Sixth Street will be one-lane in each direction

Eighth Street Closures
Eighth Street between Cooper and Grand closed through Aug. 11. Crews will open it for the weekend of 8/5-8/6. Access to the CMC parking garage will be maintained via Cooper Street. Construction crews will be on Eighth Street working on a utility project.

Parking Closure
Parking in front of the Hotel Colorado will remained closed through the detour.

For the latest update go to: www.codot.gov/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge

Events at the Library
August 8 – 10:30 am Storytime

August 12 – 5 pm This Great American Eclipse

For more information call the Library at 984-2346 or go to www.gcpld.org

New Castle Recreation Department

Name the Park!

 New Castle’s newest park will be completed this fall, and we need your help to name it! The new park, informally called Sports Park, is located at the intersection of Castle Valley Boulevard and Clubhouse Drive. It will include tennis courts, pickle ball courts, a volleyball lawn and a playground. Go to www.newcastlerec.com for an entry form.

Micro Soccer (Ages 4-8): US Youth Soccer guidelines have changed to the “birth year” age groups. Starting in the FALL 2017 New Castle Recreation will be following the guidelines set forth by US Youth Soccer. The new “birth year” guidelines are following by New Castle United Soccer Club too. Starting in the FALL 2017, players will be grouped together based off their birth year. Practice will be 1-2 times a week with weekly scrimmage games against other New Castle teams.
Cost: $40.00 5U players only
Age: 2013= 5yrs under (5U)*** only a 4 week session begins
Session 1: August 28 – October 2
Ages: 2012=6yrs under (6U) 2011= 7yrs under (7U) 2010= 8yrs (8U)
Cost:$60 includes a T-shirt/jersey
Days/Times: Practice begins the week of August 28, Games begin September 8–October 13
There will be an informational meeting regarding the new format of Micro Soccer for all parents on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30pm at the New Castle Community Center.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!  

Fall 2017 Activity guide is available click here. Call the New Castle Recreation Dept at 984-3352 for more information.

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