Color New Castle: a chance to paint the town red |

Color New Castle: a chance to paint the town red

Fun stuff just keeps happening in beautiful downtown New Castle. Color New Castle is a free event which takes place from 3-6:30 p.m. this Saturday at Burning Mountain Park.If your friends have informed you that you resemble your dog or cat or iguana, this is the time to bring that good-looking critter down to Burning Mountain Park for the Pet Look-Alike Contest, sponsored by Tori Palmer and the New Castle Veterinary Clinic. There will be other contests for people who creatively involve their pets, so having big, floppy ears or a cold, wet nose are not requirements to attend. “Anything can happen,” said Palmer. “We could have a Best Costume category, or a Best Bark category, or a Best Trick category. We’ll just see how creative pet owners can be. Maybe we’ll even have a cute iguana. But don’t bring any tarantulas.”Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on the lawn, enjoy a free ice cream cone provided by City Market and Village Green, and listen to the music of Rock Dogs, a three-piece rock band, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Color New Castle Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. This award presentation is sponsored by West Canyon Tree Farm, Mr. T’s Hardware, Alpine Gardens and Dwyer Greens & Flowers. The festivities are brought to you by main sponsors New Castle Chamber and the town of New Castle. Construction delaysShort construction delays can be expected for the next three months at the I-70 exit to New Castle. Utility line construction work is expected to start under the three bridges this month.Workers will be hanging conduit and pipes for an extension of town water and sewer lines, as well as public utility lines for natural gas and fiber optic telephone to serve the south side of the Colorado River.This project is financed through the developers of the new River Park Townhome project coming soon in the area south of the river. Other businesses in the town’s industrial park area will have the opportunity to tie into these services.Air FairThe Air Fair comes to the Garfield County Airport this weekend. Some of the unusual events will be flour bombing, Kidspace sponsored activities, including an aircraft landing simulator; paper helicopters; foam, rubber-band powered rockets or airplanes, candy airplanes; aircraft rides; a spaceship bounce house; kit rocket building; and a remote control aircraft demonstration.In the flour bombing competition scheduled for 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, participants will fly their aircraft over a target on the ground and the bombardier will try to drop a five-pound flour sack closest to the target. Contact Mark, Krisi or Heather at 625-4833 for details.Kay Vasilakis’ New Castle News column runs every other Thursday. To contact her with news tips and inspirations, please call 945-8515, ext. 513 or e-mail

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