Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of January 5, 2015


Weekly Events

January 5th – 12 noon Lunch at Senior Housing
January 6th – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
January 7th – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
January 7th – POSTR meeting has been cancelled

New Castle Recreation Department’s
Winter Guide

FUN and Fitness activities available now online at
Basketball, Pickleball, Floor hockey and Volleyball just to name a few.For more information, online
or call 984-3352
Events at the LibraryJanuary 7th – 12 pm Computer Crash Course
January 9th – 1 pm Toy Hacking Workshop
January 19th – 6 pm Get Financially FitFor more information, call 984-2346

New Castle
Needlework Guild
Chris Goodendorf will be giving classes in the Magic Loop knitting method. So if you ever wanted to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting, come join us.
The OZ Artists Workshop
331 W. Main St
Come anytime from
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Save the DateTown of New Castle
1st Annual Founders Day Celebration
February 21st
More information to follow

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December 2014: Pedestrian Bridge and Talbott Trail Dedication

In This Issue:

Bridge and Trail Dedication set for December 6

New Castle will celebrate the completion of the Flat Tops Bridge and the Talbott Trail on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 pm.

Chili Cook-off Follows Bridge and Trail Ceremony

New Castle Business News

New Businesses in New Castle

Me and My House
A’s Spa Nails
Soley Skin
Wolverine Publishing

New Castle Shop With a Cop

LiveWell Colorado

Town Council Highlights

Dealing with Snow

From the Utility Department

Flat Tops Pedestrian Bridge and Talbott Trail Dedication with the Chili Cook-Off

Flat Tops Pedestrian Bridge and Talbott Trail Dedication Ceremonies

Saturday December 6th, at 3:00 pm

North entrance to Flat Tops Pedestrian Bridge

Join local and regional dignitaries to celebrate the opening of the new Flat Tops Pedestrian Bridge and the Talbott Trail. Activities will include official ribbon cutting and remarks by Mayor Bob Gordon and others involved in these two projects.

Chili Cook-Off to follow afterwards at Burning Mountain Park

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Event activities include Chili Cook-off Contest, beer/wine garden, Holiday tree lighting and music by the John Noel Band.

Awards for the top three chili’s in red, green/white and People’s Choice categories. $15 entry fee for chili contestants, $25 for 2 entries.

Admission to the event is free, $5.00 for attendees tasting the Chili Cook-Off contestant entries.

chili application

Police Department Request for Proposal

The New Castle Police Department
450 West Main – Post Office Box 90
New Castle, Colorado 81647
(970) 984-2302

The Town of New Castle and New Castle Police Department are proud to announce that we have received a matching fund grant from the Federal Mineral Lease District for the remodeling of the Town owned building, located at 801 West Main Street.

The remodel / construction project will integrate the New Castle Police Department into this facility.

Invitations to bid on this contract will need to be applied for. The qualifications needed are as follows:
• A Commercial Best Contracting License or Equivalent
• A $1,000,000.00 Liability Insurance Policy/ and 5% Bonding
• A Town of New Castle Contractor License
• Additional previous commercial work history and references.
• Any and all subcontractors must also obtain a Town of New Castle Contactor’s license.

General Contractors wishing to bid on this project will need to have their bid intention submitted prior to plan and data specification release on 11/14/14 for qualification review. Bid intentions need to be submitted by 5:00pm on the 14th. Bid intentions will not be accepted after this date and time nor will you be able to submit a sealed bid.

General Contractors will be expected to have their sealed bids completed and turned into the Town of New Castle Clerk’s Office by 12/19/14 at 1:00pm. No bids will be accepted after that date and time. Further actions by the Town Staff will be announced at a later date.

We, the Staff, are very excited about this project and look forward to working towards the betterment of the Town’s Facilities


Tony Pagni
Chief of Police


A reminder from our Utilities Department since the Fall season is upon us, it is time for everyone to winterize your irrigation system before temperatures dip to freezing levels. Remember your sewer billing will be billed by your water usage during the months of November through to the end of March, since minimal landscape irrigation takes place during these months. Now is the time to repair leaks or drips on your faucets and repair leaking toilets to save money on your water and sewer bill.

Save water, saves money.

Here are some tips:

  • Check household faucets for leaks. A faucet with even a slow drip can waste a lot of water. Just think, 15 drips per minute adds up to 788 gallons waster per year!
  • When possible keep showers to 5 minutes or less. that only uses 15-20 gallons of water.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or washing hands.
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washer only when full.


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.

Jolley Trail 2Jolley Trail 3

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