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Beef ‘N Bean Day provides fun, food and entertainment

Beef ‘N Bean Day provides fun, food
and entertainment

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

MILLIKEN –Hundreds of people flocked to Lola Park for Beef ‘N Bean Day Saturday.

The town’s annual end-of-summer event saw about 15 children participate in the kids’ race this year.

About 120 people signed up for the 5K race – some from other towns and states – and 115 finished.

More than $2,000 was raised for the Roosevelt and Milliken middle school cross country programs.


Tour de Johnstown

Photo by Karen Bowen

Colorado’s favorite sport met the sport that made France famous Sunday on Weld County Road 13 in western Johnstown, as these youngsters perhaps yelled “Allez! Allez!”, French for “Go! Go!”, as they cheered on competitors of the Ironman Boulder Triathlon. The swim, ride, run covered northern Colorado, including a portion of the 112-mile bike ride that came down the Interstate 25 frontage road near Johnson’s Corner, east along Colorado Highway 60, and then south on WCR 13 back toward Longmont and eventually Boulder. Residents in the Clearview subdivision had a clear view of the racing riders.

Field of Future Rough Riders

Photo by Yadira Urias Field of Future Rough Riders — Nearly 100 Johnstown and Milliken youth participated this week in the annual Roosevelt Rough Rider youth football camp run by the RHS coaching staff, learning the skills that will carry them in their high school playing career, perhaps on to the college level, and maybe even the NFL (ever hear of a guy named Reed Doughty?). “It’s been a real fun and energetic group,” said Rider Head Football Coach Noland Eastin. Rider football itself kicks off later this month. Watch for our Fall Sports Preview in the August 21 issue of the Breeze.

Growing faith

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – Sometimes in life, we sprout out of the familiar and have to grow into something new.

For Father Emilio Franchomme and the congregation at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, that’s what they’re doing.

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

Last Friday, after 40 years of holding services on Charlotte Street, Franchomme presided over the final service in that building.

He will now be holding mass at the church’s new location, 1000 Country Acres Dr., formally the Abundant Life Tabernacle Church.

“Changes are always difficult, even if we are going to change for the better,” Franchomme said. “Changes are always difficult and challenging, but we are very hopeful that things are going to be very good.”



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Johnstown to de-annex Hart Farms

By Danielle Ross/The Johnstown Breeze

The Johnstown town council moved to put old conflicts to rest at its meeting Monday. The board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the town of Berthoud in respect to the Hart Farms property located near the intersection of Interstate-25 and State Highway 56.

Johnstown annexed the property years ago, inciting some disagreement with Berthoud officials as to the developmental future of the property. The intergovernmental agreement, among other things, involves Johnstown de-annexing the property and receiving sales tax and use tax revenue from the property to cover any expenditure associated with its annexation.



Recreation-related death toll soars this summer

By Jonathan Thompson/High Country News

On August 2, Marc Buckhout, a 36-year-old from Glendale, Arizona, went hiking on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. He never came back. Four days later his body was discovered near where he was last seen, hundreds of feet below the rim (cause of death was not yet available). It was the 21st death recorded in the national park’s boundaries this year, already nearly twice the average of 12 deaths annually.

It is the season of play, when folks get out into the great outdoors to raft rivers, hike, climb mountains, swim in reservoirs and BASE jump. It's also the season of dying while at play. They’ll fall off a cliff, or their parachute won’t open. They’ll get struck by lightning or have a heart attack on the trail. Heat will kill some; others will succumb to the cold in an alpine storm or a river. Many will drown. Friends and family will inevitably seek comfort in that old platitude: At least they died doing what they loved.


Johnstown-Milliken fire chief up for consideration for Loveland chief job

The Johnstown Breeze

Johnstown-Milliken Fire Protection District Chief Ron Bateman is among six finalist candidates being considered for the Fire Chief post in Loveland, according to a press release this week from the city of Loveland.

Bateman, hired as Milliken’s fire chief in April 2009, also became Johnstown’s fire chief through an intergovernmental agreement in July 2011.



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