Archive for July, 2010

Our model recycling program

July 19th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan

Bob McDonnell posted about a longtime city of Loveland employee Bruce Philbrick leaving Loveland for Portland.

Bruce has been in charge of the City of Loveland’s recycling program for a number of years.  The City of Loveland’s web site says Bruce’s job title is Solid Waste Superintendent, but he has been so much more - a spokesperson and strong supporter of recycling here in our city.  He has implemented upgrades and expansions in the recycling program, and has helped other municipalities learn the ins and outs of such a comprehensive program.  Way to go, Bruce.

We send Bruce off with best wishes and thanks for a job well done.

Want YOUR photo in the book? Visit our booth at SummerFest!

July 9th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan

July 9-11, 2010    Summerfest! Loveland, Colorado

Civic Center Park/Foote Lagoon
500 E. Third Street
Downtown Loveland

Loveland 365's booth at Foote Lagoon
will be nearby the pony rides & petting zoo ...

Stop by to have your photo taken.  Be in the book!

What's happening at SummerFest!:

Celebrate summer at SummerFest in the Rockies July 9-11 at the Civic Center Park/Foote Lagoon in downtown Loveland!  This community event will feature something for the entire family through live music and entertainment, car show, salsa tasting competition, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, amusements, and an amazing fireworks display.

Summerfest, Loveland, Colorado

Summerfest! has something for everyone.

Directions to SummerFest

Wine Tasting - July 9 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35 per person; $60 per couple or $200 per group of eight (includes reserved table); participants must be 21 years and older.  A Wine Tasting hosted by World Beverage will kick off SummerFest in the Rockies from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and includes a relaxed atmosphere on a Colorado summer night.  Attendees will enjoy samplings of more than 60 fine wines, savory refreshments and live music.

Purchase at the door or:

  • Engaging Loveland, Inc., 231 W. 4th Street
  • World Beverage, 3655 N. Garfield Avenue
  • Outlets at Loveland, 5661 McWhinney Blvd.
  • Anthology Book Store, 422 E. 4th Street
  • Fort Collins at Outpost Sunsport, 931 E. Harmony Road.


Saturday, July 10 – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: FREE
  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. - Vendors and amusements open
  • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. - Beer/Wine Garden open
  • 10 a.m-2 p.m. - Car Show on Washington Street
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - NEW! Fly Fishing Demonstrations
  • Noon, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. - NEW! Colorado Disc Dog Demos
  • 9:15 p.m. - Special Fireworks Display
  • 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. - Live Music on Main Stage
    • 10-11 a.m. Up In Lights Performance
    • 11:30 – 12:30  Papa Juke ~ mix of contemporary American Styles
    • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Children at Play ~ 60s and 70s
    • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Gristle Gals ~ Folk
    • 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams ~ Honky Tonk
    • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  The Blendercats ~ Funk/Soul
    • 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. That Eighties Band ~ 80’s music
Sunday, July 11 – 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Admission: FREE
  • 10 a.m-2 p.m. - Car Show on Washington Street
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Vendors and amusements open
  • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. - Beer/Wine Garden open
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - K-9 Police Dog Demonstration
  • 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - Live Music on Main Stage
    • 10:00 .m. -11:30 a.m.  Crossroads Church Service/Performance
    • 12:00-1:00  Henry Howard ~ Rock Acoustic
    • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Patrick Emerine Band ~ Rock and Soul
    • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Archie Funker ~ Funk/R&B

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Namaqua Star shines for the 4th!

July 5th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan
The Namaqua Star, Loveland, Colorado

The Namaqua Star celebrates Independence Day!

Max Moree, a 13-year old Loveland Boy Scout, delivered on his promise to have the Namaqua Star relit in time for the 4th of July last evening.  He will light it again for the fireworks (which were delayed due to weather) TONIGHT, July 5th!

This was the first time - after all these years as a Christmas and winter holiday decoration - that the Namaqua Star shone to celebrate Independence Day!

Max Moree throws the switch and lights the Namaqua Star

Max Moree throws the switch and lights up the Namaqua Star in the hills west of Loveland for the 4th of July

Moree took it upon himself to test/replace the strings of white bulbs that form a star in the Namaqua hills west of Loveland, Colorado.  His pains-taking work shone brightly through last night's torrential downpour.

Way to go, Max!

Photos by John Giroux