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The creation of a small trails system north of New Castle adjacent to Castle Valley Ranch subdivision has begun with a joint effort by the Town of New Castle and the Bureau of Land Management. The proposed trail system, starting near the New Castle water tank, will include a two-mile loop, several access points, and a one-mile spur to a 6,615-foot overlook.The town will donate the funds necessary for a cultural review of the trails area, part of a federally required assessment. Citizen input, such as suggestions for trail names, is welcomed by the Parks, Open Space & Trails Committee. Interested citizens may attend the trails committee’s next meeting at 7 p.m. on April 8 at Town Hall. If you’d like to help out, a public trail workday is set for Sept. 20, with help from Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. For questions, contact Steve Rippy at 984-2311, Suzie Romig at 984-0502 or Kevin O’Brien at 984-3418.Mountain Sounds Barbershop Chorus presents “Phantom of the Barbershop” on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School. Tickets are $8/matinee and $10/evening performance. For tickets, contact Keith Lambert at 625-7666.-Jennifer and Sam Harbottle are thrilled with their new Magic Tan machine, found at the New Castle Family Fitness Center, the only place to offer the Magic Tan from here to Denver.Magic Tan is a UV-free, FDA-approved, no-chemical way to look as if you’ve spent days in the sun, but with none of the guilt. Standing in the machine, the sugar-based treatment with aloe, vitamin E, and DHA is misted onto your body, like a carwash. In only 45 seconds you’re glowing!The formula has been tested on 20,000 people, with zero allergic reactions. “You can breathe it, it can get into your eyes, you can eat it,” said Sam Harbottle. The elements mix with the tanner’s skin pigment and peaks within four to six hours. Everyone’s skin looks different after the treatment.”Because of the healthy lifestyle promoted by the New Castle Family Fitness Center, we couldn’t bring in a UV tanning bed, with those risk factors,” said the female Harbottle. “This is a healthy alternative to tanning. We still advise sunscreen when out in the sun.”She continued, “Before stepping into the Magic Tan, take your time and put the exclusive barrier cream on all areas that are especially dry, such as your hands, feet and elbows. After getting out, wipe hands, feet, and just underneath your nose before drying off.” More detailed instructions are given before tanners step into the machine. Call the Fitness Center at 984-3200 to schedule your appointment in the Magic Tan.

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