September 2014: Pedestrian Bridge Will Open in November

In This Issue:

Pedestrian Bridge Will Open in November

The construction of the Town’s new pedestrian bridge began in early August and is scheduled for completion in November. When the bridge is completed, pedestrians and bicyclists will have a safe route between the north and south sides of town.

Burning Mountain Festival Schedule

Have You Visited the Town’s New Website?

New Castle Seniors Gather for Lunches

NCR – New Castle Recreation Department

An Exquisite Design

New Castle Gets Exposure

Did You Know …..

Build a Trail!

Town Council Highlights for June, July, August and September

Riverside Middle School Students Make Gains on TCAP

Coal Ridge High School More than Doubles Advanced Placement Enrollment

Upcoming Events at Town Hall

Hunting Season has Started and Brings Big Economic Contributions


Fall big-game hunting season begins and brings money into our area economy by hunters visiting Garfield County. It has a positive economic impact on our area.

The first of four separate big-game rifle seasons in Colorado runs October 11-15 for limited elk license holders, followed by combined deer/elk season October 18-26 and November 1-9, and a final combined limited season November 12-16.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, hunting generates an estimated $919 million per year, including $181 million generated in the northwest part of the state. Garfield County ranks as the second-biggest Western Slope county behind Mesa County in terms of economic output, generating $22.6 million in spending and $1.7 million in local and state taxes, and creating 322 jobs, according to a February 2014 analysis.

Let’s give a “Big Welcome” to all the hunters who visit our community during hunting season!

New Castle’s New “Jolley Trail”

Volunteers from Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers along with community residents worked on a new 3/4-mile trail in New Castle, Saturday, October 4th. It runs the east side of town above McDonald’s restaurant to the west side (Walters Lane/Rt 6 intersection to the east end of downtown), allowing a safe route from one side of town to the other for hikers and mountain bikers.

The trail has been named the “Jolley Trail” in honor of the long-time ranching family in New Castle, which has made many contributions to the community.

We want to thank the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and community residents for their time on this great addition to our town.

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Jolley Trail 1


Don’t Flush Trouble!


Important Message from New Castle Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System.

The label might say “flushable,” but trash, grease and other products are clogging our sewer lines, damaging pumps, and other equipment.

Not only are these problems expensive for the City to repair, they can also cause raw sewage overflows into homes, businesses and local waterways. So, think trash, not toilet!

Cleaning Wipes
Disposable Diapers, Nursing Pads and Baby Wipes
Grease, Fats and Oils
Hair and Beauty Supplies
Medical Supplies
Prescription Drugs
Tampons, Pads and Applicators

**Check with your local landfills**

Gasoline, Diesel and Fuel Additives
Solvents and Degreasers
Used Oil, Brake and Transmission Fluid

Ant/Rat Poison
Weed Killer

Oven Cleaners
Polishes and Cleaners

Lighter Fluid
Oil-Based Paints
Paint Thinners and Strippers
Stains and Finishes

June 2014: New Mayor and Council Sworn in

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New Mayor and Council Sworn in

At the April 15 meeting of the New Castle Town Council, newly-elected Mayor Bob Gordon and Councilors Frank Breslin, Bruce Leland and Art Riddile took the oath of office, along with appointed Councilor Merle Means.

Let’s Do This Again: Community Days

New Castle to Unveil New Website

Watch Us Build in 2014

New Castle Recreation

Enjoy a Taste of New Castle

Did You Know?


Community Market is Back

Town Council Highlights

Summer Watering Restrictions

Hike the Storm King Trail

image001 copy Photos courtesy of: Ashely Smith,

2014 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Storm King fire.

On July 2, 1994, a lightning strike sparked a fire which grew to create one of the most disastrous wildfires in Colorado history. On July 6th, twenty Hotshots from Prineville, Oregon, joined the attempt to control the fire. In the late afternoon, flames rushed uphill toward firefighters, eventually overtaking and killing fourteen.

The trail can be reached from New Castle by driving east on Colorado Route 6 (Main Street in town) past Canyon Creek to the trailhead at the termination of the road (about five miles from New Castle).

The trail follows the firefighters’ route and is considered strenuous. About a mile in there is an observation point that overlooks the scene of the fire. About a mile further on you can find the memorials on the sites where the firefighters died. More information about the trail is available at the trailhead.

In Memory of those who died

Prineville Hotshots
Kathi Beck, Tamera Bickett, Scott Blecha, Levi Brinkley, Douglas Dunbar, Terri Hagen, Bonnie Holtby, Rob Johnson, Jon Kelso

Missoula Smokejumper
Don Mackey

McCall Smokejumpers
Roger Roth, Jim Thrash

Robert Browning, Jr., Richard Tyler

Photos courtesy of: Ashely Smith,