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Alpine Bank New Castle and the New Castle Police Department are sponsoring the 2003 Bike Safety Rodeo and Community Fiesta from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday, June 7, at Alpine Bank, rain or shine. There will be prize drawings for everyone, prizes for all rodeo participants, and drawings for bikes, but you must be present at the time of the drawing to claim a prize. Free bike helmets will be given to any skills course rider who needs one. The bike safety skills course is designed to let kids have fun while improving their bike riding techniques. Free chicken wings, taquitos, poppers and beverages will tempt locals to come on down to the Community Fiesta which will be held inside the bank. Judy Shaffer, Alpine Bank New Castle Branch manager, said, “Alpine Bank New Castle is celebrating their seventh anniversary, and we’d like to invite everyone in New Castle to help us do that. This is the third year the bank has collaborated with the New Castle Police Department, and we’re happy to be a part of the family event to kick off the summer. There will be lots of prizes, including Rockies tickets.”One hundred eighty-one kids completed the bike course at the Silt Police Department’s annual Bike Rodeo on May 17. The Colorado State Patrol, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the New Castle Police Department assisted at the event. John Martine and the Kiwanis club provided free helmets to all children and fit the appropriate helmets on their heads. Silt Police Chief Taylor, Steve Hackett, Scott and Mona Moyer of Down Valley Septic fed over 600 people with complimentary hot dogs and burgers.Todd Tibbetts provided a bike safety check to any child needing his/her bike inspected. A-1 Traffic Control and Barricade provided new bike course signs and street barricades for the bike course. Starr Western Realty hosted a complimentary ice cream stand.Twelve new bikes and four new tricycles were given away to 16 children at the conclusion of the bike rodeo. Donated door prizes were given away during the rodeo to adults, and each child received a goodie bag including helmet safety information and a water bottle.The Silt Police Department appreciates the volunteers who offered their assistance and donated their time to aid the police department in the making of another successful bike rodeo.Don’t forget the Castle Valley Community Yard Sale this Saturday, June 7, in Castle Valley Ranch. CVR resident and outstanding volunteer Larry Borgard says he’ll have “lots of junk” for all you yard-salers to look through at 637 Nightshade Court. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so head to CVR on Saturday!-Girls 6-18 living in New Castle or attending New Castle schools are encouraged to participate in the Burning Mountain Pageant this summer. Registration deadline is June 10, and forms may be picked up at Accents From Head to Toe, New Castle Town Hall and the Apple Tree Park office.Pageant categories are: ages 6-8, Junior Burning Mountain Princess; ages 9-11, Burning Mountain Princess; ages 12-14, Junior Miss Burning Mountain; and ages 15-18, Miss Burning Mountain.The Burning Mountain Pageant is a long-standing tradition in New Castle. Karen Wood has volunteered countless hours helping a majority of New Castle girls gain confidence as they take the stage. For more information, please call Karen at 984-2305.-The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon on Monday, June 9, will be barbecued beef on whole wheat, herb roasted potatoes, marinated green bean salad, and molded fruit salad.Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any inspirational New Castle area news to share. Don’t even think about going near the river without a good life preserver.


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