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The Town's newsletter, The Lowdown, is published and distributed periodically. Find previous editions of the newsletter here.
 
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Save the Date: August 1 National Night Out 

 
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Mark your calendars for Johnstown Police Department's third annual National Night Out on August 1 at the Johnstown Police Station, 430 S. Parish Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for food, fun and community-building. This event provides a nice summer evening for families to meet and interact with Johnstown law enforcement officers, promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, making our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
 
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We want to see the Town through YOUR lens. Share your favorite photos taken from around Johnstown so we can highlight them on our website and Facebook page. Photo credit will be given. Please submit them via Facebook or email klanford@townofjohnstown.com. It will be fun to see the Town from new and different perspectives. Thank you!

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JOHNSTOWN BBQ DAY, A SMASHING SUCCESS – AGAIN   

Each year, everyone looks forward to Johnstown BBQ Day, a community tradition known for its lively parade, mouth-watering BBQ, live music, out-of-this-world family activities, and friendly competitions held throughout the day. There is truly something for everyone in the company of their friends and neighbors. This is a one-of-a-kind event organized by an outstanding committee who dedicates many hours to make sure each BBQ Day lives up to the greatness of the prior year, and this year was another hit. Enjoy these photos that capture the essence of Johnstown BBQ Day, courtesy of Officer Christopher Wheeler and Amy Wheeler.

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TOWN COUNCIL SELECTS RECREATION CENTER LOCATION
REC CENTER COMING SOON
The location of the new, 60,000-square-foot recreation center coming to Johnstown in 2018 has been selected. During the May 15, 2017, regularly scheduled Town Council meeting, councilmembers decided to build the facility on the southeast corner of State Highway 60 and Weld County Road 13, situated between downtown Johnstown and Interstate 25.

Sink Combs Dethlefs is the architectural firm that has been hired by the Town to design the recreation center, which is tentatively planned to feature an aquatic center, multi-activity gymnasium, elevated running track, fitness center, exercise studios, multi-purpose meeting rooms, child watch and other amenities. A total of $25 million has been committed by the Town for the project.

 

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES
North 2nd Street Improvement Project

The North 2nd Street Improvement Project was designed as a goal in 2016 by Town Council to improve traffic and pedestrian safety. It includes removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and asphalt roadway, plus striping. Xcel Energy will relocate street lights to accommodate sidewalk improvements. The replacement of a major water main is also included in the scope of the project.

Concrete Express, Inc., the General Contractor overseeing the $1.3-million project, closed North 2nd Street entirely on June 5, from Parish Avenue to Greeley Avenue until the project reaches completion. The west phase of the project (Canal Avenue, west to Greeley Avenue) will be completed by August 11, while the east phase (Parish Avenue to Canal Avenue) will not be completed until October 31. 
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Crews locating utilities with potholing techniques as part of the North 2nd Street project.

STATE HIGHWAY 60 RESURFACING PROJECT

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Coulson Excavating Co. of Loveland began work on the Colorado State Highway (SH) 60 Resurfacing Project on May 1. The project, which includes repavement of sections of the highway from US Highway 287 to Milliken, also includes seeding, improvements of guardrails and curb ramps, as well as an irrigation pipe under SH 60.

Detours alternate between one lane of eastbound traffic, then one lane of westbound traffic on CO 60A from I-25 to SH 257. Speed limit reductions and detour signage is posted to safely guide motorists through the construction zone. The schedule completion date of this project is October 2017.60
Shown Above: Crews have been working on replacing curb, gutter, and ADA compliant ramps.

 

2534 AND JOHNSTOWN PLAZA

Work continues in the Johnstown Plaza shopping center at 2534. The new pylon signs are completed along US Hwy 34, and landscaping is in progress near the Scheels store. A new building is also under construction. 2534

 

SENIOR SCENE

Looking for a fun challenge this summer? The Johnstown Senior Center, located at 101 Charlotte St., is offering an 8-week Tai Chi class starting July 5 for $35. They are also offering monthly trips to Colorado Rockies baseball games until October, in addition to a wide variety of programs and services offered on a weekly and monthly basis. A special trip to Hudson Gardens and lunch at Platte River Bar and Grill is planned for August 29. For more information, go to www.townofjohnstown.com, email sgamez@bajabb.com, or call 970-587-5251.

WRITTEN WORD FROM THE GLENN A. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Attention, Johnstown residents! Set your phasers on "FUN" this summer at the Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library! Our summer reading theme is "Libraries Are out of This World!" and we have a galaxy's worth of super-cool activities planned for both kids and adults. UFOs are involved! For more information, give us a call at 970-587-2459, or visit our web page at www.80534.com.

JOHNSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The museum is always open on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. We are looking for houses to feature on the 2017 Holiday Home tour. If you have a special collection, themed trees, or architecture you’d like to share, call the museum at 970-587-0278.

RESERVE A PARK SHELTER

Reserving a shelter at any park in Town this summer for a picnic or a party is easy! Just fill out the application at Town Hall. Parks are open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Shelter reservations are $5, and alcohol is not permitted, with the exception of Hays Park. To reserve a shelter at Hays Park, a $25 deposit is required. Call Town Hall at 970-587-4664 with any questions.

JOHNSTOWN FISHING PERMIT REQUIRED TO FISH IN TOWN LAKE
The Johnstown Lake is open to the public, but a Johnstown Fishing Permit is required to fish, even if the person has a Colorado Fishing License. Permits are available at Town Hall for $5 per household. The fee for non-Johnstown residents is $25 per household. A Colorado Fishing License is required to purchase a permit.