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One big, softball-playing family

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – If you’re not a fan of sports clichés, chances are you’ll groan at the next sentence: The Roosevelt High School softball team is a family.

That camaraderie is going to be a key factor if the team wants to make the regional playoffs for a fourth-straight year.

“We just have to keep our heads screwed on,” senior third baseman Mariah Lopez said. “No … no … no attitude. No drama. Once you step between the lines, it’s just ball.”


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.



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The Rough Rider Review

RHS football vs. Thompson Valley

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – Roosevelt High School football is back.

The Riders will storm the gridiron at 7 p.m. Friday at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland for their season opener.

This season, The Breeze will be using social media to bring you more in-depth coverage of the team. We will be live tweeting as many games as possible, and we plan to post post-game video interviews on our website.

During the course of the season, we will have the Rough Rider review in Thursday’s paper, providing coach Noland Eastin’s thoughts about the previous game and his insight into the next game.


New owner, same cinnamon rolls

Johnson’s Corner negotiating sale with TravelCenters of America

By Lynn Klyde-Silverstein/The Johnstown Breeze

Chauncey Taylor remembers his first day working at Johnson’s Corner. It was May 30, 1994. His mother, Virginia Johnson, needed someone to run the establishment, so Taylor gave up his job at Hewlett-Packard.

When Taylor arrived at the truck stop, it was raining very hard. He walked in to the old kitchen, and rain was falling through the roof. The staff had jerry-rigged a system to prevent the entire place from flooding.

He asked the general manager what should be done, and the GM shot back “Talk to your mother!”

That’s one of the many memories Taylor will take with him after 20 years of running Johnson’s Corner, which opened in 1950. Taylor is in the process of selling the truck stop to TravelCenters of America.


Milliken board interested in conflicts of interest

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

MILLIKEN – Milliken trustees engaged in a lengthy conversation at last Wednesday’s board meeting over amending town financial policies.  

Town Finance Director Patrick Murphy presented changes to a few policies, but it was the conflict of interest change that garnered the most talk.

Murphy said the conflict of interest policy was restrictive when it came to working with local businesses.

Trustee Jordan Jemiola moved to have the Milliken Legislative Committee refine the policies and bring the issue back before the board.

The motion passed 6-1, with Trustee Linda Beck voting no.



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