Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 29, 2016

 


Weekly Events for August 29

August 29 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at Senior Housing on Castle Valley
August 31  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
September 1 – 4:30 pm NC Community Market
September 1 – 8 pm Free Family Movie Night at Burning Mountain Park
September 2 – 10 am Super Seniors at First Baptist Church on 7th Street

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival
“Celebration of Our Heroes….Who’s Yours?”
September 10 – 12 noon Pyro’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony

 

New Castle Community Market
Thursday, September 1
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This Week’s Music

Steve Williams

Events at the Library
August 30 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
September 1 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
September 2  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club
September 5 – All GC Libraries will be closed for Labor Day
September 7 – 4 pm Wig out Wednesday
September 7 – Mini Medical School
September 10 – 1 pm Library in the Park, Burning Mountain Park
September 13 – 4:30 pm Roald Dahl Birthday Party

For more information, call 984-2346

Grand Avenue Bridge Construction Update:

Paving East Sixth Street
Monday, Aug. 29 from 9 AM to 3 PM crews will be paving on east Sixth Street near the corner of the GAB and Sixth. There will be a one-lane closure to accommodate paving crews.
Structural wall construction near north pedestrian bridge landing, changes pedestrian path.
Expect construction activity on the corner of SH-82 and Sixth Street near the dedicated right turn lane for approximately 6 weeks.

Ongoing Traffic Impacts
I-70 Exit 114 (West Glenwood) eastbound off-ramp
The I-70 Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp will be in a one-lane configuration. This one-lane closure is necessary to make improvements to the off-ramp and will be in place for several weeks. (Good things are coming; the eastbound off-ramp is getting wider.)
I-70 Exit 114 westbound off-ramp.
Motorists will experience a temporary “T” intersection configuration, as crews work on roadway improvements.
I-70 Exit 116 eastbound one-lane closure
I-70 eastbound at Exit 116 remains in a one-lane configuration for approximately one mile. This one-lane reduction will be in place for several weeks.


News from the Recreation Department:
The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is available, click here
Youth Basketball, Clogging Dance classes, It’s Girl Time, Artilluma Dance Classes, along with Adult Coed Soccer, Mixed Quads Volleyball and don’t forget PIckleball

For more information call Sax or Hannah at 984-3352 or online at www.newcastlerec.com

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 22, 2016

 


Weekly Events for August 22

August 22 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at Senior Housing on Castle Valley
August 24  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
August 24 – 7 pm P & Z meeting at Town Hall

August 25 – 4:30 pm NC Community Market

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

September 1 – 8 pm Free Family Movie Night at Burning Mountain Park
September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival
“Celebration of Our Heroes….Who’s Yours?”
September 10 – 12 noon Pyro’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony

 

New Castle Community Market
Thursday, August 25
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
This Week’s Music

Laurie Damera

Events at the Library
August 23 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
August 25 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
August 26  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club
September 7 – 4 pm Wig out Wednesday
September 10 – 1 pm Library in the Park, Burning Mountain Park
September 13 – 4:30 pm Roald Dahl Birthday Party

For more information, call 984-2346

News from New Castle Recreation Department
The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is now available, click here

I-70 Exit 114 – Improvements address capacity, safety and functionality
Crews move to the I-70 Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp and south roundabout this week. Motorists should anticipate new traffic patterns as crews mobilize to begin improvements to the interchange
I-70 Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp
Beginning Monday, Aug. 22 the I-70 Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp will be in a one-lane configuration. This one-lane closure is necessary to make improvements to the off-ramp and the lane closure will be in place for several weeks.
Night Work: I-70 eastbound 15 minute intermittent holds approaching Exit 116
Eastbound I-70 traffic will experience 15-minute, intermittent holds from 10 PM to 6 AM at Exit 116 (Main Glenwood). These holds are anticipated Monday to Friday from 10 PM to 6 AM for approximately one week to complete overhead utility work associated with the new pedestrian bridge

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Accepting Letters of Interest for Vacant Council Seat

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNCIL VACANCY

 

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 by 5:00 p.m.on September 1, 2016 to Town Clerk Melody Harrison, CMC.

PO Box 90
New Castle, CO 81647

 

You may also e-mail your letter to mharrison@newcastlecolorado.org

 

Or you can drop it off at the New Castle Town Hall 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

Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 15, 2016

 


Weekly Events for August 15

August 13 – 8 am Pyro Double Down Memorial Race
August 13 – 8 am Tour de Farms
August 13 – 8:30 am Free Yoga in Alder Park
August 13 – 9 am NCPD Vehicle Auction
August 15 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at Senior Housing on Castle Valley
August 15 – 6:30 pm HPC meeting at Town Hall
August 16 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
August 17  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
August 18 – 4:30 pm NC Community Market – Wine Tasting
August 18 – 6 pm Climate Action Advisory Commission meeting at Town hall

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival
“Celebration of Our Heroes….Who’s Yours?”
September 10 – 12 noon Pyro’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony

 

New Castle Community Market
Thursday, August 18
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park
Wine Tasting

This Week’s Music
Valle Musico

 

Events at the Library
August 15 – 6 pm Book Bites
August 16 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
August 18 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
August 19  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club

For more information, call 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

News from New Castle Recreation Department
The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is now available, click here

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK @ Alder Park
August 13, 2016 at 8:30AM
New Castle Recreation has partnered with local yoga Instructor, Michelle Fite, to bring the New Castle community FREE Yoga in the Park. All ages and yoga levels are welcome. Bring a mat or towel. Yoga in the Park will meet one Saturday of every month from June- September.
For more questions: Contact Michelle Fite at KICKBOXMOM@HOTMAIL.COM

Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug.12

Sixth Street to SH-82 eastbound CLOSURE at 10 PM to 6 AM 
On Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 from 10 PM to 6 AM all traffic wishing to access the Grand Avenue Bridge from I-70 Exit 116 and Sixth Street will be detoured to West Glenwood. From West Glenwood, traffic should travel Midland Avenue to Seventh Street to Colorado Avenue to Eighth Street to access downtown. Westbound SH-82 traffic will not be effected during this time.

This closure requires a 13’9″ height restriction for CMV.
The closure is necessary for utility work as crews begin to wrap up Sixth Street work.

Week of Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

I-70 Exit 116 eastbound lanes: Traffic Holds – Night Work 
15-minute intermittent holds approaching the GAB
Beginning Monday, Aug. 15 eastbound I-70 traffic at Exit 116 will experience 15-minute, intermittent holds from 8 PM to 6 AM. These holds are anticipated Monday to Friday from 8 PM to 6 AM for approximately two weeks to complete overhead utility work associated with the new pedestrian bridge.

I-70 Exit 114 westbound off-ramp truck turnaround ramp CLOSURE
Beginning Monday, Aug. 15 the I-70 Exit 114 westbound off-ramp truck turnaround to US Hwy 6 will be CLOSED. This closure will be in place through Friday, Aug. 19. Trucks should use the north roundabout to access US Hwy 6.

I-70 Exit 114 westbound one-lane CLOSURE
I-70 Exit 114 westbound is reduced to one-lane for approximately one week.

TAM STAKEHOLDER MEETING TODAY
Transportation and Mobility Stakeholder Meeting
August 11th 2 PM
CDOT Region 3 Maintenance Conference Room

 

 

I-70 Exit 116 eastbound one-lane closure
I-70 eastbound at Exit 116 remains in a one-lane configuration for approximately one mile. This one-lane reduction will be in place for several weeks.

On the Grand Avenue Bridge
Periodic one-lane closures on the Grand Avenue Bridge from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday for bridge utility work.

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 8, 2016

 


Weekly Events for August 8

August 7 – 1 pm Celebration of Life for Frank Breslin in Burning Mountain Park
August 8 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at Senior Housing on Castle Valley
August 10  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
August 11 – 4:30 pm NC Community Market
August 11 – 8:15 pm FREE Family Movie in the Park in Burning Mountain Park
August 13 – 8 am Pyro Double Down Memorial Race
August 13 – 8 am Tour de Farms
August 13 – 8:30 am Free Yoga in Alder Park
August 13 – 9 am NCPD Vehicle Auction

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival
“Celebration of Our Heroes….Who’s Yours?”
September 10 – 12 noon Pyro’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony

 

New Castle Community Market
Thursday, August 11
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park

This Week’s Music
Time Peace

 

Events at the Library
August 9 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
August 10 – 6 pm How to Bake at High Altitude

August 11  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club
August 15 – 6 pm Book Bites

For more information, call 984-2346

News from New Castle Recreation Department
The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is now available, click hereFREE YOGA IN THE PARK @ Alder Park
August 13, 2016 at 8:30AM
New Castle Recreation has partnered with local yoga Instructor, Michelle Fite, to bring the New Castle community FREE Yoga in the Park. All ages and yoga levels are welcome. Bring a mat or towel. Yoga in the Park will meet one Saturday of every month from June- September.
For more questions: Contact Michelle Fite at KICKBOXMOM@HOTMAIL.COM

FRIDAY NIGHT AUGUST 5:

I-70 Exit 114 (West Glenwood) westbound on-ramp CLOSURE
The Exit 114 westbound on-ramp will be CLOSED on Friday, August 5 at 8 PM through Monday, August 8 at 6 AM. Motorists traveling westbound on I-70 should access the interstate from Exit 116 (Main Glenwood to Aspen exit).

Sixth Street to SH-82 eastbound CLOSURE
On Friday, August 5 from 8 PM to 6 AM all traffic wishing to access the Grand Avenue Bridge from I-70 Exit 116 and Sixth Street will be detoured to West Glenwood. From West Glenwood, traffic should travel Midland Avenue to Seventh Street to Colorado Avenue to Eighth Street to access downtown. Westbound SH-82 traffic will not be effected during this time.

A detour to the Glenwood Hot Springs will also be in place Friday from 8 PM to 6 AM via Fifth Street to Olive Street.
ONGOING TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

Sixth Street Day Work
From 9 AM to 3 PM expect a one-lane eastbound closure for utility work on Sixth Street.

Sixth Street Night Work
From 8 PM to 6 AM traffic will be reduced to one-lane in each direction.

On the Grand Avenue Bridge
Periodic one-lane closures on the Grand Avenue Bridge from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday to Friday.

 OTHER GLENWOOD PROJECTS:
RFTA Road Closure
Friday, August 5th Wulfsohn Rd in Glenwood Springs will be closed due to utility work and dirt moving operations. The closure will occur at the drive entrance to the City of Glenwood Springs and the RFTA Maintenance Facilities to Midland Ave. Access to both facilities will not be blocked.

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It is with great sadness to announce, we have lost a great man

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New Castle Town Councilor and former Mayor Frank Breslin has died. He was found in his home Monday evening, August 1. County Coroner Robert Glassmire has indicated that death is likely due to natural causes. He cannot make an official ruling, however, until after the pending autopsy.

Frank’s loss will be felt deeply not only by the Town Council and staff, but also by the many residents who called him a good friend. Frank was many things: active community member, talented woodworker, businessman, devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Frank first served as Mayor from 1988 to 1994. After he left office he assumed the chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission, a position he held until he was again elected Mayor in 2006. In 2014 he stepped down as Mayor and was elected to fill a Council seat. He led the Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission through New Castle’s period of explosive growth, including the development of Castle Valley Ranch and Lakota Canyon Ranch. He was also the Mayor who shepherded town resources through the Great Recession. Among his great concerns were emergency management, community policing, civic engagement and the creation of social capital. Frank was always building a connected and integrated community.

Frank was a singer and had a great love of music. He performed with Symphony in the Valley in the Symphony Swing Concert. He was also requested to sing at many different events and ceremonies in our communities.

Frank began a lifetime of volunteerism in New Castle in 1977 when he joined the volunteer Fire Department. Throughout his life Frank always held a concern for the health of First Responders. He was always willing to step up to do whatever job was needed. In 2007-8, when the Town was between administrators, he served for eight months as acting administrator. Frank was an advocate for the working person and a tireless supporter of town staff. Just as important to him was the service he generously offered to friends and neighbors. He was an ambassador for the Town of New Castle, both to residents and to the greater western slope region. His service to the town was extraordinary and he will not be replaced in our hearts. He was a good man.

The date of the Memorial Service will be announced.

Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of August 1, 2016

 


Weekly Events for August 1

August 1 – 7 Garfield County Fair
August 1 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at Senior Housing on Castle Valley
August 2 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
August 3  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
August 3 – 5 pm POSTR meeting at Town Hall

August 4 – 4:30 pm NC Community Market
August 4 – 8 pm Free Family Movie Night at Elk Creek Elementary School
August 5 – 10 am Super Seniors at First Baptist Church on 7th Street
August 6 – 2:15 pm All the Way for 82 Memorial Poker Tournament

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

August 13 – 8 am Pyro Double Down Memorial Race
August 13 – 8 am Tour de Farms
August 13 – 9 am NCPD Vehicle Auction
September 9 & 10 – Burning Mountain Festival
“Celebration of Our Heroes….Who’s Yours?”
September 10 – 12 noon Pyro’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony

 

New Castle Community Market
Thursday, August 4
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Burning Mountain Park

This Week’s Music
Smuggler Mountain Boys

 

Events at the Library
August 2 – 10:30 am Infant & Toddler Storytime
August 2 – 1 pm Game design for Teens: A 3 day Crash Course
August 4 – 5 pm Meet & Greet Executive Director Candidates
August 4 –  6pm August Board meeting
August 4  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club

August 10 – 6 pm How to Bake at High Altitude

For more information, call 984-2346

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates
Traffic Impacts and Construction Activity for the week of July 31 to August 5

GOOD NEWS:
I-70 Night Detour and Grand Avenue Bridge Closure has been CANCELLED

The contractor completed the utility work for the new pedestrian bridge over I-70 one night early.

On the Grand Avenue Bridge:
9 am to 3 pm Expect one-lane closures

Exit 114 westbound on-ramp CLOSURE:
The I-70 Exit 114 westbound on-ramp is scheduled to be CLOSED Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7.

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