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February 22, 2013
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NEW CASTLE, Colorado - As part of the town's continuing celebration of its 125th year of existence, officials are gearing up for a grand parade on May 11 and are looking for volunteers, participants and anyone with ideas to help make the event a success.

The parade will be motorless, and will be in two parts. The first part will represent a walk through time, highlighting the era of 1800 to around 1930, with vintage costumes.

Organizers are hoping to have members of the Ute Indian tribes lead the parade, perhaps followed by frontiersmen, gold seekers, a stage coach, coal miners, farmers, railroaders, etc.

The second part of the parade is about the celebration of the town's 125th birthday, and is open to all.

Anyone interested in participating, or with ideas to offer, is asked to contact John Harcourt by email at bigfishdaddy@hotmail. com, or by phone at 970-984-0288.

NEW CASTLE, Colorado - Melody Harrison, town clerk for New Castle, recently earned her Certified Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Inc.

To earn her certification, Harrison, 48, completed what Town Administrator Tom Baker termed "demanding education requirements" on top of her record of "significant contributions" to the town government and community.

Harrison has worked as clerk at New Castle Town Hall since 2010, and before that was the deputy clerk for the town of Silt for eight years.

In recognition of her achievement, New Castle awarded Harrison a 5 percent raise, to $57,400, Baker said.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Maids at the Hot Springs Lodge, 415 E. Sixth St., discovered the body of a 27-year-old Front Range man in the bathtub of one of the rooms on Wednesday, according to Police Chief Terry Wilson.

Adam Perkes of Lakewood was found at about 2 p.m., according to Wilson, who said the man apparently was in Glenwood Springs for a short stay.

The chief said there were indications that Perkes had consumed alcohol and pills before he died, and that foul play is not suspected at this time.

Wilson said he is awaiting a coroner's report to determine if the death will be ruled as suicide or accidental.


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