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The New Castle Town Council has decided to pull the bonding election question for park development from the Nov. 1 mail-in ballot. The town wanted more time to do further engineering of the site in order to clarify the size and description of the property, and felt this could not be accomplished by the November election. They were also concerned about confusion that might be created in placing this question on a ballot that already has two other tax questions (Referendums C&D and the Roaring Fork Transit Authority question). The bonding election question has been moved to the Towns April election. Last-minute details include an accurate property description, grading issues and the master plan of roads.Fortunately, the final ballots had not been printed.Do you feel the need, the need for no speed? Do you need an excuse to stop and play golf, take your time to appreciate New Castles very own top-notch Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club on a perfect fall day? Take the opportunity to support the Coal Ridge Booster Club, the high schools first golf team and experience the beautiful Lakota course all rolled into one. The first annual Coal Ridge Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14.Golfers and sponsors are needed for this event, which is guaranteed to be fun-filled and totally memorable, according to event organizer Brenda Simonson. The tournament is a four-man scramble, with a shotgun start. Tee time is set for 2 p.m.Some of the fun challenges include prizes for mens longest drive, womens longest drive, and closest-to-the-pin competitions. The prize for a hole-in-one on the 16th hole is a new Toyota Tacoma, donated by Bighorn Toyota. Interesting gift baskets put together by Coal Ridge parents will be silent auction items. Goodie bags and Coal Ridge T-shirts will be given away to participants.All that golfing and competition is sure to create a tremendous hunger, which will be quenched by a delicious barbecue. Promote your business and meet the new high school golf team members. Sign up now at Lakota Canyon, or call Sharon at 876-5944 or Brenda at 876-5028. Be part of the history of the Coal Ridge Classic Golf Tournament.Property owner Michael Watts was pleasantly surprised by a group of approximately 35 community members who were on hand for the Fourth Street Plaza groundbreaking ceremony, which was held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 29.When complete, the building will be a two-story, historic-character-style building, which will blend well with the historic buildings downtown. The 4,000 square foot building will have a little over 3,000 square feet of retail office space on the ground level and four studio lofts upstairs. Although there are no contracts pending, Watts has been in contact with interested parties for a realty office, a pizza establishment, and a small sandwich and ice cream shop. He is hoping to have the building occupied in six months.Parking will be provided at the back of the parcel next to the alley.The project has been in the planning stage for 2 1/2 years. Since Michael is the Town of New Castles building inspector, everything will be perfectly in line with all the towns building codes. A kick-off for the new owner of Burning Mountain SuperBowl, Scott Balcomb, and general manager, Bo Balcomb, will be held from 9 p.m. Oct. 7 to 1 a.m. October 8, with Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos.Facility hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays; 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays; 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays; and 1 p.m. day leagues until midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays. Burning Mountain Superbowl has event and party packages, youth bowling, and fund-raising and corporate-event opportunities besides the bowling leagues and bowling by the game and by the hour. Call 984-2739 for more information.Kay Vasilakis column, New Castle News, appears every other Thursday.


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