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Kay Vasilakis
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Now is the time to roll up your sleeves and get involved in your town. Mickey Tucker and Clinton Carroll are resigning from the New Castle Chamber of Commerce. They have graciously volunteered their time the last year in running the Chamber. Their original term is two years, but they simply don’t have the time to adequately run the Chamber and support its business owners properly.

They will continue to volunteer in the community and help coordinate events. The 2009 New Castle Chamber member invoices will not go out until it is confirmed new officers will be taking over.

New officers, including the volunteer positions of president and vice president are needed. Duties include returning phone calls and e-mails asking about the town; sending out relocation packets; providing business after hours events; working with the downtown development committee or economic development committee; providing support and helping local business owners; and helping coordinate the following Coal Country Feud (June 12), Chili Cook Off (first weekend of December), and Burning Mountain Festival (July 16-18).

Unfortunately, if volunteers don’t come forward, these events will not happen this year.

Any questions can be answered by calling Clinton Carroll at 970-593-2156.

This is a great opportunity to get to know the people of New Castle and understand why so many people love this town.

Children and adults can learn more about conserving natural resources and saving money during the third annual Earth Day Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday April 18, at the New Castle Community Center in beautiful downtown New Castle. The free educational, family event will feature information from local experts, children’s activities, giveaways and refreshments.

Exhibits will range from test drives of electric dirt bikes and scooters, to a working model of a tankless hot water heater, to solar electricity demonstrations. Everyone can ask questions and learn from Garfield County’s largest gathering of environmental educators and experts.

For more information or to volunteer, call Suzie at 984-0502.

Miner’s Claim Restaurant in Silt is again offering its to-die-for crab bake at 5 p.m. until closing Saturday, April 18. Reservations highly recommended, call 876-5372.

The second annual Spring Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Apple Tree Community Center. Crafters are encouraged to call Lola at 984-0479 to sign up for space.

Patti’s Main Street Coffee House is honoring Coal Ridge High School seniors. Seniors are being asked to bring in a 3×5 or 5×7 photo of themselves to the high school office or the coffee house by April 28. Then parents or relatives may write a little congratulation or well-wishing message. The photos and messages will be displayed for the month of May.

A reception will be held at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House for the seniors, watch for that date and time.

Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. To contact her with a local news tip or inspiration, please call 384-9118 or e-mail

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