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Congratulations to the 2004 Burning Mountain Royalty: Eva Cannon, Miss Burning Mountain; Nicole Peyer, Junior Miss Burning Mountain; Jolynn Thompson, Burning Mountain Princess; Sea-Sea Pazzin, Junior Burning Mountain Princess.A total of 27 girls participated in the Pageant, bringing a great variety of interesting talent with everything from cooking and drawing demonstrations to literary readings, vocal and dancing numbers. The girls are expected to represent New Castle at a number of community service events.Winners of the Eighth Annual Artphest held at the New Castle Community Center are: Professional category, Adult: first place – Maggie Cook, second place – David Cook, Honorable Mention – Marilyn Cozza. In the Advanced category, Carol Murphy earned first-place honors, Ann Lieber won second place, and Alice Davenport took honorable mention. In the Amateur division, Myria Hoppal took first place, Barb Ward received second place, and honorable mentions went to both Nancy MacGregor and John E. Pether. In the high school category, Kaleigh Sims took first place, Alexandria Ramsey got second place, and Kaleigh Sims also received an honorable mention for another piece. Kris Dille won the People’s Choice Award for “Blue Winter.”The Art Guild promotes children’s participation in the arts. In the Preschool category, winners were: Carly Lucero -first place; Baily Bornum – second place; and Brandy Bunn – honorable mention. In the K-2 grade division, James Ramsey took first place, Katie Bianco got second place, and Aaron Hemig received an honorable mention. In the 3-5 grade category, Gabrielle Barnum earned first place, second place went to Cindy Bianco, and Bryan Hemig took home an honorable mention. In the 6-8 grade division, Carrie Bianco received first place, Savanna Koch got second place, and honorable mention went to Anna Komula. The “Up and Coming Award” was given to Carrie Bianco. The People’s Choice Award in the Children’s category went to Savanna Koch for “Fish.” Congratulations to all the artists!Muralist Mary Pilon was on hand at OZ, the Artists’ Workshop on Saturday, July 17, to discuss her near-monochromatic night scene of a miner illuminating Glenwood Canyon, inspired by photographs shared by Steve Rippy. Pilon has been an artist since kindergarten, and now takes photographs locally and works from them, creating beautiful murals.Every business in New Castle contributed to the Downtown Giveaway during the Festival, for a total of 53 prizes. “The merchants were happy to have the event, and thrilled to get more exposure for their businesses,” said Downtown giveaway organizer Ros Hatch. “We did purchase all but three prizes in New Castle, demonstrating ‘You can shop in New Castle!’ This was such a fun event for the whole family to do together, I hope that more get involved to cash in on some of the ‘bling’ next year!” •••••A group of local people, businesses and families organized a showing of support for the troops in Iraq, which culminated in a display of yellow ribbons up and down the I-70 corridor on July 7. “It was glorious to see the yellow ribbons, in support, all over,” said organizer Betty Scranton.The Hotel Colorado got involved and wanted to use its 111th birthday to honor the troops. At an event at the Hotel Colorado on July 7, Teddy Roosevelt himself was in attendance, along with the Gabossi sisters, musicians, and plentiful refreshments. Three U.S. soldiers were also there, including Becky Tengel from Texas, who is Donna Fell’s niece; John Bendetti from Rifle; and Robert Jebsen from Grand Junction. The Hotel Colorado sponsored a Most Patriotic contest, based upon patriotic property display. New Castle’s very own Old School Building, which is owned by Rosie and Cleo Ferrin, won the distinction. The Ferrins received a gift certificate for use in the Molly Brown Room in the Hotel Colorado for their efforts.”Her patriotic passion is massive,” Scranton said admiringly.•••••The town is looking for residents wanting to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The P&Z reviews land use applications, zoning and subdivision regulations and the Town Master Plan, and makes recommendations to the Town Council. P&Z’s regular meetings are on the second Wednesday, and workshops are on the fourth Wednesdays. Both sets of meetings begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. For more information, contact Town Clerk Lisa Cain at 984-2311.Kay Vasilakis’ column “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.Kay Vasilakis’ column “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.


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