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Local Portraits: Meet John and Janet Liniger

By Lois Brown/For The Johnstown Breeze

If you ask John and Janet Liniger how Johnstown has changed the most over the years, they’ll both answer, “The population.” Looking southward from their home of 51 years, they can see the rows of houses that make up Carlson Farms and Corbett Glen Subdivisions instead of the wide-open fields that used to be there.  

They are both quick to emphasize that they enjoy the many friendships they’ve made with newcomers to the community, and think that the population boom has been positive for Johnstown. What they regret is the loss of “ruralness” to the area.  

“I left for work one day and both roads were dirt, and when I came home that night, County Roads 17 and 50 were paved,” Janet said.  “And I cried!”  

In this week's Breeze • Milliken Board coverage
• Johnstown and Milliken Fire Protection District Board elections
• Loveland man killed in accident by WCR 17 • HPLD Board change subject at Glenn A. Jones M.D. Memorial Library board meeting • Local Portraits: Meet John and Janet Liniger• Around Town, Breeze from the past, legal notices, obituaries, senior event calendar, classifieds, service directory, sports...   And more...scroll down and read about what's happening in our towns.
Milliken man returns to racing after surgery

By Martin B. Hamilton/The Johnstown Breeze

MILLIKEN – A veteran of running the Boston Marathon, Bob Caillouette hoped to return there this year after last April’s tragedy.

Months ago, he targeted Monday’s (April 21) event and began training. However, spinal surgery and an automobile accident derailed his hopes.

Nevertheless, Caillouette is back running again, with a plan to run next year’s Boston Marathon.

After 30-plus years, Linda Daly to leave the classroom

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – At 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, the sound inside Letford Elementary School is at a moderate level. The Faculty has about 20 minutes before students enter the halls, and the decibel levels surge upward.

From the main office, a few turns left, past posters and artwork crafted by students, and miniature lockers, across from the bathroom and a drinking fountain, is Linda Daly’s second-grade classroom.

Mrs. Daly, as she’s known around the halls and playground of Letford, has been a fixture at the school for 24 years. Her total years of teaching exceed 30. But like recess and lunch, everything must come to an end and Daly will retire at the end of this school year.

She will miss the students.




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Gas leak closes Charlotte for several hours

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN -- Fire and police responded to a reported gas leak in the 100 block of W. Charlotte St. just west of downtown Friday afternoon.

JPD Cmdr. Aaron Sanchez said a piece of equipment fell and hit a gas line at about 1:30 p.m. 

Construction crews are working along Charlotte west of the downtown area as part of the downtown streetscape project.

The Johnstown Senior Center was evacuated and a block-long area from Parish to S. Rutherford was closed off until crews from Xcel Energy arrived. As they worked on the line, Johnstown Fire crews stood close by with a hose ready.

Shortly after 4 p.m. the work was completed and the street re-opened.


Questions about flood insurance to be answered

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

MILLIKEN – A community open house hosted by the Town of Milliken, regarding flood plain permitting and insurance options, is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Monday (April 21) at the Milliken Meeting House, 1201 Broad.

Community Development Director Anne Best Johnson said representatives from FEMA, the State Division of Insurance, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Town Contract Engineer Omar Herrera, and the planning department are scheduled to be on hand to answer any questions about insurance or building in a flood-hazard area.

“We can answer general flood insurance questions and questions about insurance in flood hazard areas,” Johnson said.


It’s status quo at Johnstown Library

Commissioners’ decision to oust HPLD Board doesn’t affect JT’s public facility

By Martin B. Hamilton/The Johnstown Breeze

Despite the resolution passed by the Weld County Board of Commissioners to remove the current High Plains Library District (HPLD) Board of Trustees, it’s business as usual at the Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library in Johnstown.

Head Librarian Pat Betz said, “Everything will remain the same,” adding patrons’ service won’t be affected. “Not even a little bit.”

When the county commissioners met Monday, they voted 3-1 to dismiss the current HPLD board and appoint interim members. Nominated to fill the vacancies were mayors of the HPLD’s founding communities (Weld County, Greeley, Ault, Eaton, Fort Lupton, Hudson), plus a member of the Fort Lupton school board.



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