November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

In this Issue:

Bear Dance Park Opens

Changes in Route 6 through Town

Election Day is November 7

Town to Take a Break from Grant Projects

News from Recreation Dept

New Castle Events

Chamber of Commerce News

River Center Coats and Angels

Did You Know That…

Council Highlights for October

Pictures from New Castle Trails Fall Conference

Preparation for Emergencies

Garbage Rate Increase in January bill

Safety Tip

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of October 30, 2017



Weekly Events for October 30

October 30 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at New Castle Senior Housing
November 1 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
November 4 – 9 am River Center Coat Drive Distribution at Coal Ridge High School

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

November 11 –  Scouting for Food, Cub Scouts Food Drive
November 11 – Unique Boutique at the Community Center
November 18 – Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner
December 1 – 6pm Tree Lighting and Chili/Chowder Cook-off at Burning Mountain Park
December 2 – Chamber of Commerce Holiday Craft at the Community Center

New Castle Recreation Department
Upcoming programs
Ukulele Group:  Join Mary Durham on Wednesdays, 11 am to 12 noon, at the Community Center. Mary is sharing her passion for the ukulele, class is free.
Kids Running Group (ages 5-9 years):  NCR’s first Kids Running Club at Coal Ridge High School track, we will end the session with a 1 mile Santa Claus fun run. Class is on Fridays for 6 weeks, starting November 10, 4 – 5 pm and the cost is $45.
CRVL Boys Basketball League (Boys grades 3-6):  NCR offers Basketball leagues for boys, focusing on basic basketball skills and sportsmanship. Starts January 9, cost is $60, $70 after December 22 and games will be at various locations. Practice will be 1-2 times a week and volunteer coaches are needed.

Winter 2017/2018 Activity Guide will be out on November 1, check it out.
For more information, contact Hannah or Jeff at 984-3352 or visit NCR website, www.newcastlerec.com

Events at the Library
October 31 – Halloween Parade
November 1 – 6 pm You Have The Power To Save Your Memory
November 10 – 1 pm Dare to Explore

 

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

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of October 23, 2017



Weekly Events for October 23

October 20 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Free Music Series is relocating to Burning Mountain Park with a benefit for the Hernandez Family
October 21 – New Castle Trails Conference 10 am – 3 pm
October 23 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at New Castle Senior Housing
October 25 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
October 26 – Harvest Days at Riverside Middle School

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

November 4 – 9 am River Center Coat Drive Distribution at Coal Ridge High School
November 11 –  Scouting for Food, Cub Scouts Food Drive
November 18 – Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner

Update on the Grand Avenue Bridge Construction

Concrete Pour for the Traffic Bridge Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 at 5 AM
Crews will pour concrete for traffic bridge Saturday morning, beginning at 5 AM. Anticipate noise and heavy machinery from 5 AM to 8 PM for the next several weeks including weekends.
 
Sixth and Laurel Roundabout Work
Crews are working to complete the Sixth and Laurel roundabout. Please follow flagger instructions and wayfinding signage if you are traveling through the area.

Events at the Library
October 24 – Library will be closed for staff work day

October 27 – 3 pm STEM @ Your Library
October 31 – 10:30am Storytime
October 31 – Halloween Parade
November 1 – 6 pm You Have The Power To Save Your Memory

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

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of October 9, 2017



Weekly Events for October 9

October 6 & 7 – 8 am Clean up day at Public Works building
October 9 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at New Castle Senior Housing
October 11 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
October 11 – 7 pm Community Revenue Group meeting at the Community Center
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

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

October 16 – 6 pm Opening at the Bear Dance Park
October 20 – 6:30 pm Ritter Plaza Free Music Series is relocating to Burning Mountain Park with a benefit for the Hernandez Family
October 21 – New Castle Trails Conference 10 am – 3 pm
October 26 – Harvest Days at Riverside Middle School

Update on the Grand Avenue Bridge Construction

Concrete Pour for the Traffic Bridge Deck Scheduled for TODAY, Oct. 6 at 7 PM
What You Need to Know:

  • Concrete pump trucks will be staged on both the east and west sides of Seventh Street for the duration of the concrete pour.
  • Anticipate noise from machinery through Friday night into Saturday morning.
  • There will be lots of activity and crews working through the night to complete this scope.
  • In case of wet or cold weather, our team’s contingency date is Saturday, Oct. 7 or we will move to the following Friday, Oct. 13.
  • The remaining section of deck is scheduled to be poured the week of Oct. 9.

Symphony tickets are available on their website www.sitv.org 
or at Town Hall
News from Riverside Middle School

Riverside Middle School is in search of apples for their Harvest Days, October 26. The students need apples to use in the apple press to make cider with. For more information, please call the school at 665-7800

Events at the Library
October 10 – 10:30am Storytime
October 13 – 1 pm Dare to Explore
October 20 – 3 pm STEM @ Your library
October 24 – Library will be closed for staff work day

October 27 – 3 pm STEM @ Your Library

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

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Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of October 2, 2017



Weekly Events for October 2

October 2 – 12 noon Senior Lunch at New Castle Senior Housing
October 3 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall
October 4 – 12 noon, Senior Luncheon at the River Center
October 4 – 7 pm Community Revenue Group meeting at the Community Center
October 6 & 7 – 8 am Clean up day at Public Works building

Future Events – Mark Your Calendars

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

 

Events at the Library
October 3 – 10:30am Storytime
October 3 – 2 pm Knitting Group
October 13 – 1 pm Dare to Explore
October 20 – 3 pm STEM @ your library
October 24 – Library will be closed for staff work day

 

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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October 2017 Monthly Newsletter

In this Issue:

Symphony Comes to Town October 14

Election Day is November 7

New Castle Ballot Initiative

Did You Know That…

Celebration of Trails

Fall Clean-Up Day is….

Pictures from 2017 Burning Mountain Festival

News from the Recreation Dept

Town Council Highlights

Wildlife Visitors in Town

Ritter Plaza Free Music Series

New Castilians Ride the Bus

Garbage Rate Increase Approved

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Applications are now available for the 2018 Grants from the Town of New Castle

The Town of New Castle grants money to organizations and for special events that preserve or enrich the health, education, welfare, and fitness of the community. There are two types of grants that the Town funds: Arts and Special Events grants and Community support grants. Each of these categories have to be used in the Town or support programs or activities accessible to the Town community.

The Town’s budget for 2018 is yet to be determined and therefore the budget for the current grants-making initiative is currently unknown. Town funding for grants may fluctuate from year to year. Typically, Town funding for grants has been approximately 1 percent of General Fund expenditures.

The deadline for the applications is November 17, 2017, notification will be by the end of 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Nichols at (970)984-2311.

Grant application   

Grant guidelines 2018

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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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

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