Posts Tagged ‘Greeley’

2015 Buick Regal Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Buick Regal was introduced 42 years ago, and the mid-size sedan has been sold pretty much every year since then, and is currently marketed as an upscale sport sedan.  The car is placed by Buick between its Verano and LaCrosse offerings, and is 6” longer than the Verano in both wheelbase and length (107.8”/190.2”).  […]

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2014 Lexus IS350C Convertible Review by Stu Wright

    Lexus, Toyota’s luxury car division that has been around for 25 years, sells cars in 70 countries and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.  The name of the company’s product was selected from a list that included Verone, Calibre, and Alexis, among others.  Lexus was decided on, and is a combination of the words […]

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Cooke vows to continue gun law fight to Supremes

GREELEY, Colo. – A sheriff in Colorado who spearheaded a lawsuit against the state’s radical gun laws, adopted by Democrats in 2013 and this week upheld by a federal judge, said the case is not over, vowing to take the battle all the way to the highest court in the land if necessary.   “These […]

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Colorado pot legalization could open doors for cartels

By Jack Minor –   Supporters of legalizing marijuana have argued that one of the benefits is that it would lower crime by putting suppliers out of business, however they failed to realize that those profiting from the illicit drug trade had no intention of meekly giving up a lucrative business.   Last week USA […]

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Are 51st state opponents attempting to declare votes illegitimate?

It appears critics may be attempting to adopt a strategy to prevent the votes from being counted on the issue after the election, with a call by a former county commissioner  to pressure Weld County commissioners to refuse to count the votes on ballot initiative 1A which asks residents if they want the commissioners to […]

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2013 Buick Regal Premium 1 Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Buick Regal has been manufactured by General Motors for over 40 years and is currently in its fifth generation configuration.  The test Regal I recently borrowed from Weld County Garage came in white diamond tricoat metallic paint and featured a cashmere and cocoa leather interior. I lived in Orlando in 1973 and considered purchasing […]

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2014 Buick LaCrosse FWD 1SL Sedan

For 2014, Buick has made a number of modifications to the popular LaCrosse, including a waterfall grill, new front fascia, redesigned head and tail lights, built-in trunk spoiler, and active lower grill shutters for enhanced fuel economy.  Last week I tested such a car, a 1SL “Leather package” equipped four-door in Champagne Silver Metallic with […]

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Weld United Way 211 service connects flood recovery services, victims and volunteers

United Way of Weld County’s 2-1-1 Information & Referral Service provides access to services to people all across Weld County. In times of disaster, such as the Windsor Tornado in 2008 and the current flooding that has devastated the entire state, 2-1-1 has provided access to updated road closures, shelters and recovery information.   United […]

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Rodarte Commmunity Center partners with Colorado Rapids, Noble Energy

The Rodarte Community Center, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department, is partnering with Noble Energy and the Colorado Rapids to provide some community outreach events. Players will be hosting a clinic for the Rodarte Community Center’s After-School Program attendees in October; and students from Northridge High School’s soccer program will […]

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Sept. 17 History Fest cancelled

Due to the intense rainfall over the last week, the City of Greeley History Museums has cancelled History Fest for Tuesday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The remaining days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of History Fest will happen as previously scheduled and are not currently affected by the Tuesday cancellation. With over […]

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UPDATE Greeley – High Water Updates 1:00 PM

New Information:   River Levels Overnight and into this morning river levels have dropped significantly.  Anticipate fluctuations throughout the day as a result of Sunday rain along the north Front Range now reaching Greeley.   Roads Reopened this morning 5th Street 4th Avenue   Greeley Water Water in Greeley is safe to drink, wash, flush, […]

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“Turn Me Loose” in the 2014 KIA Forte EX FWD Sedan

The latest car that was delivered to my house for testing was the 2014 KIA Forte sedan that was introduced late last year.  The Forte has been around since 2008 but had extensive updates added to the vehicle for the current model year.  My test car came in Abyss blue metallic paint and included black […]

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2013 Buick Encore Premium AWD Compact SUV

The Buick Encore was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show 18 months ago and rolled into dealerships early this year.  It is a derivative of the German Opel Mokka and is manufactured in Bupyeong, South Korea.  That German auto name sounds like something that is sold at one of the many Starbucks […]

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High Park Fire mitigation work to begin August 18

GREELEY –On August 18, trucks will once again begin hauling tons of wood mulch to staging sites in Poudre and Rist Canyons, where helicopters will drop the material on non-federally-owned hillsides that were badly burned during last year’s High Park Fire.  A total of approximately 1,700 acres will be treated this year.  Residents and citizens […]

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Greeley vet ticketed for treating human patient

Greeley Tribune — A local veterinarian was ticketed Wednesday, accused of treating a man who came to him complaining of pain in his toes.   A medical professional at North Colorado Medical Center informed police in June that a man who was having toes amputated at the hospital had possibly been treated by a veterinarian. […]

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Conservationists, oil and gas officials come together on safety concerns

Greeley Tribune — The us-versus-them debate is over, and it’s time to deliver a new message to an ever-skeptical public about the safety of oil and gas drilling in Colorado, officials said Wednesday at the Rocky Mountain Energy Forum. “It’s dead, it’s unproductive, its boring, it’s lazy, it’s over,” said Tisha Schuller, president and CEO […]

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Greeley man gets 24 years for child pornography

GREELEY– In Weld County District Court on Wednesday, James Michael Streit was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child and failure to register as a sex offender.   District Attorney Ken Buck’s Office prosecuted Streit after Greeley police investigated the convicted sex offender for downloading and producing child pornography, according […]

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District 6 students to get new principals

Four schools in Greeley-Evans School District 6 will have new leaders for the 2013-14 school year.   Insoon Olson will take the reins of Northridge High School. Olson comes to District 6 from Silver Creek High School in Longmont, where she worked as the assistant principal for seven years. Olson is a long-time northern Colorado […]

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Greeley Ice Haus closed for resurfacing

The Greeley Ice Haus, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, closed on June 26 to begin the daunting task of resurfacing the ice rink. The process in which they create an ice rink is quite fascinating and time consuming, but an incredible procedure that requires meticulous detail and concentration. The […]

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Citizens could vote on Weld secession movement in Nov.

GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and  1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in  a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the  51st state.   Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly […]

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Faith Bible Baptist Church to hold bible series on civil unions

by Peter Grady –   Faith Bible Baptist Church in Greeley will begin teaching a series of lessons on civil unions in light of the bible.   Pastor Matt Walters will be conducting the bible study on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. The church is located at 320 35th Ave. in Greeley.   In announcing […]

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor —   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets than protecting the citizens of Weld County from dangerous fugitives.   Keith Olson, the Chief […]

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Local doctor warns Greeley residents of danger from contaminated drugs

A Colorado psychiatrist and talk show host has been warning people that generic  drugs from some foreign sources are having dangerous reactions in patients due to lack quality control standards by manufacturers.   Dr. Russell Johnson, a psychiatrist in Greeley, Colorado along with his business partner Jeff Huff hosts a weekly two hour show, Shrink […]

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Isaia Aricayos to announce run against Young for HD 50

Republican Isaia Aricayos is formally announcing his intention to challenge Democrat Dave Young for the House District 50 seat following a series of votes in favor of controversial bills including restrictions on Second Amendment rights and a bill that would legalize actions taken by convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell.   Aricayos will be announcing his candidacy […]

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Greeley announces “fun in the sun” with Summer schedule

GREELEY, CO) – Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and all the fun in the sun. Outdoor Pools and Splash Parks in Greeley open on Thursday, May 23 this year, the day after the last day of school. Over Memorial Day weekend there will be many events and facilities you can visit […]

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Man convicted of felony for punching city bus driver

GREELEY, Colo. – Today in Weld County District Court, a jury convicted Rojorio Roy Naranjo of endangering public transportation, a Class 3 felony, and harassment, a Class 3 misdemeanor, for punching a city bus driver. According to police and court records, the Greeley man punched a driver on a Greeley-Evans Transportation District bus after the […]

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Weld Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony to be held Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 a ceremony will be held at the Fallen Officer’s Memorial at Bittersweet Park located at 16th Street and 35th Avenue .   The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. and will recognize seven dedicated troopers, officers and deputies who served their communities and gave their lives in service to […]

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“Super Trouper” 2013 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Crossover

Volvo builds the XC60 in Ghent, Belgium, and the car has been the company’s best seller since its introduction in 2008.  It is a compact crossover SUV that was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  I tested one this past week both in Denver and in Greeley, and its nimble behavior […]

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Parents to get information on student educational options

GREELEY – Parents of children who reside in the Greeley/ Ft. Collins area will have an opportunity to hear about the multiple educational opportunities and schooling options available to their children during an expo in June.   Local radio station, Pirate Radio 104.7 is sponsoring Education Options For Children on June 15. The event, which […]

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Greeley’s Homestead park to be closed for construction

GREELEY –Beginning Monday April 15th Homestead Park located on 29th Street west of 35th Avenue will be closed for construction.  The park will be receiving a new playground, outdoor classroom, shelters, and concrete walkways and landscaping.   This Quality of Life project has received a $6,000 grant from the XCEL Energy Foundation/Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) […]

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65th Ave road closure to begin April 8

GREELEY — In preparation for road improvements to 65th Avenue that will begin later this spring, the City of Greeley will close 65th Avenue from 29th Street to US Highway 34 from April 8th to April 14th, 2013.  This closure is necessary in order to replace a bridge structure across the irrigation canal before water […]

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Cooke backs Maketa over emails pressuring sheriffs to change stance on gun bills

GREELEY — Weld County Sheriff John Cooke has confirmed claims by the El Paso County sheriff that emails were sent strongly suggesting that a pay raise bill was tied to them dropping their support of the Second Amendment and stop opposing gun control measures the Democrats have passed.   El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa […]

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Greeley church raises money for soldier’s equipment in Afghanistan

Greeley church raises money for soldier’s equipment in Afghanistan   by Peter Grady –   A Greeley church with a history of helping local police and firefighters has now expanded its ministry by raising money to provide one of its former church members and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan with personal equipment needed to help […]

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Senate Education Committee kills bill allowing freedom of choice

by Craig Masters Democrats have again ruled in their best interest instead of the public’s. Thursday, February 7, the Senate Education Committee killed a bill introduced by Ft. Collins based Senator Vickie Marble (R) which would have reinstated Freedom of Choice to teachers to either join or not join the powerful teachers’ union. It has […]

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“Through with chew” week encourages tobacco users to quit

GREELEY – Weld County residents who use smokeless tobacco products and have tried to quit know that quitting tobacco can be very difficult.  There are a couple of events going on to help those who use smokeless tobacco products to take the first step to successfully quit using for good. “Through With Chew Week”, which […]

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