NEW CASTLE — Everything you need to know about the town of New Castle is now just one click away.
The town today launches its new website, www.newcastlecolorado.org.
It includes data about town government, demographics, recreational opportunities, town and business events, along with information about lodging and restaurants.
It’s kind of a government website meets visitors’ guide on one site.
“It has much more information about activities and opportunities in the area than our old site,” said Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Leland, who has been instrumental in spearheading the website project. “And it’s much more accessible.”
Part of the town’s economic development plan is to try to attract people, but a consultant advised that before focusing on things such as maps or brochures, the town needed to update its website.
The site was custom-built by Ann Stuckey of AJ Designs in New Castle, with her partner, Nattana Johnson.
“The town has had a website for a long time, but until now, we relied on companies that hosted and designed sites using a standardized template,” Leland said. “This new site was custom designed for New Castle. We had our own ideas of what we wanted to advertise to the world about New Castle.”
The site features aerial pictures of the town, shots of horses, the Lakota Canyon Ranch subdivision, detailed information about golf, fishing and other recreational opportunities, and it chronicles New Castle’s history, along with rare historical photographs.
The site is also much more user-friendly than the previous one.
“One of the big differences is that this is a multipurpose site,” Leland said. “Along with the visitor information, there are government features, such as the council agendas and meetings, links to the different town departments and information on what ordinances have passed. Ann cleaned it up so everything should be easier to find. The goal for New Castle was to make the information you need easy to find.”
As the site says, it’s “Authentically Colorado.”