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Run for a Reason on Aug. 16

New Castle News
Kay Vasilakis
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Kim Colbert is sponsoring a benefit in memory of her daughter, Kindall, who died in July 2007 at 131⁄2 months old. All event proceeds will go to the Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood program (SUDC). Festivities will include a 5K unofficial run, as well as a 2K family/dog fun walk/run/bike event Aug. 16. Plans include a family barbecue, silent auction, children’s obstacle course and bounce house, face painting/hair streaking, a clown and various drawings.

“Planning Kindall’s Run has been very therapeutic for me, a lot I think because I know I am doing something for her still, and sharing memories and thoughts about her every day,” said Kim. “Just to say her name and keep her memory alive has been sort of my tribute to her, and my way of keeping her memory alive.”

“We have a beautiful 4-year-old daughter named Caylee, who has helped us keep some sense of joy in our lives,” Kim said with a smile.

Kindall’s Run For A Reason will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Check out the website at, and stay tuned for more details about this important event.

Clinton Carroll and Mickey Tucker are the new president and vice president of the New Castle Chamber of Commerce. You, too, can make a difference in the chamber by volunteering to be its secretary.

The chamber will be partnering with town and local leaders to create an Economic Development Committee to encourage business growth in New Castle. Local individuals or business people interested in participating on the new committee, or volunteering to be its new secretary, should contact Carroll at 970-593-2156 or leave a message at the chamber’s Main Street office at 984-2897.

The temperature is climbing and The Burning Mountain Festival is fast approaching.

Sponsored by the New Castle chamber, it will be held July 12 and 18-19, and this year’s theme is “Burning Mountain Mardi Gras Festival 2008.” The 35th annual festival kicks off with the Hogback Hustle Run and pancake breakfast July 12, followed by a raft and kayak race on the Colorado River, a disc golf event at Coal Ridge Park, and a barbecue with music.

The Burning Mountain Parade begins at 10 a.m. July 19 at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle, with craft and food vendors, live music and children’s activities.

Patti Reich will open Patti’s Main Street Coffee House July 1 in beautiful downtown New Castle. Patti is working hard to make everyone to feel special comfortable in her old-town establishment. Along with vintage china and porcelain ware for lunches for the ladies, Patti will also offer 1940s-type diner coffee mugs and a big-screen TV/power point system available for presentations. There will also be Internet access and all of it will be available for after-hour meetings.

The coffeehouse will feature Daz Bog Coffee Company organic coffees as well as house coffees. Cappuccinos, iced coffees, lattes and espressos will be on the menu as well as Two Leaves and a Bud organic tea from Basalt; homemade pies, cakes, cookies, scones, cheesecakes; ice cream scoops and sundaes; and freshly made specialty sandwiches, quiche; soups and salads.

On the walls, Patti will be featuring local artists of the month, beginning with Linda Drake’s “marvelously goofy and funky art,” according to New Castle’s OZ founder, Patti Ringer.

The downtown location will have extended hours during the Burning Mountain Festival, and will be open the Fourth of July. Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and Sundays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A grand opening is being planned for August.

Call ahead at 984-9115 to special-order a quiche to take to that important business meeting.

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

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