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2015 Range Rover Supercharged LWB by Stu Wright

Indian conglomerate Tata Motors purchased iconic British automaker Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, obtaining a luxury line of cars and utility vehicles – the Land Rover brand having been around since 1947.  Land Rover started selling a bigger Range Rover … Continue reading

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2015 Lexus ES-300e Hybrid Sedan by Stu Wright

On a recent long weekend I was able to test a new Lexus for a trip to Nebraska.Itwas the ES series hybrid model that has been available since early 2012.  The car was painted Atomic Silver and had black leather five-passenger … Continue reading

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE FWD Sedan

The number one selling Volkswagen is the Jetta, produced since 1979.  It is currently in its sixth generation form, this new design having been introduced in June of 2010 as a 2011 model.  For 2015 the Jetta received a mid-cycle update … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review by Stu Wright

    Volkswagen was originally founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front, a Nazi trade union.  The venture included production of an inexpensive car for the common man along with state-sponsored financing (“five marks a week you must put … Continue reading

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2014 Scion tC 3-Door Liftback Review by Stu Wright

Recently a new 2014 Scion tC was delivered to me for testing.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets automobiles to North American members of Generation Y.  In other words, descendants of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2013 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Review

On August 14th, 1965, the Beatles flew to America for their second concert tour here while at the zenith of their popularity.  It was a ten city tour and in the middle of it the band visited old White Sox … Continue reading

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Pets ‘n’ Popsicles at the Plumb Farm Learning Center

Pets ‘n’ Popsicles returns to the Plumb Farm with dozens of furry farm animals.  From August 5 – 18, a variety of domestic animals will be visiting the farm, such as goats, horses, pigs, sheep, ponies and rabbits. The event … Continue reading

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“Shiftless in Seattle” 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD Luxury Crossover

    Just prior to Memorial Day, Ruth and I had a chance to visit the Seattle area and test a new Infiniti JX35.  We drove it from the airport to Port Angeles, WA, for the purpose of catching a ferry … Continue reading

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2013 Kia Sportage SX AWD Crossover

Kia Motors, based in South Korea, is the country’s second largest auto manufacturer, trailing only Hyundai, its one-third owner.  As recently as 1986, Kia only produced 26 automobiles, but the total was 1.6 million last year.  The two combined companies have … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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District 6 closure catches parents off guard

by Jack Minor –   Many parents who went to drop their children off at school today were surprised to learn that District 6 had cancelled classes on Tuesday.   At around 5 AM District officials made the decision to … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus RX450h Hybrid Luxury AWD Crossover

Lexus has been in a position to offer the most popular luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998.  My latest test car was the RX450h hybrid model available since 2009.  It came in Stargazer Black metallic paint and featured saddle tan … Continue reading

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These are truly confusing times in America

by Craig Maasters It is only February, and already this year the administration has announced it is allowing the transfer to China of the high technology battery systems for weapons and defense guidance on which the American taxpayers invested millions … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus ES300h FWD Hybrid Sedan

On Tuesday I received a new Lexus to test; the ES series hybrid available since early 2012.  It came in “Deep Sea Mica,” blue metallic paint and it was quite attractive.  I’ve previously tested six  Lexus cars and SUV’s, and … Continue reading

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Five Days with the 2013 Mazda CX-5 AWD Crossover

     1st  The first impression of this car was good.  Front visibility!  Nimble and quick, I had to check the specs to see it had no turbo.  Black everywhere, but that’s OK; it looks pretty.  The leather front buckets are … Continue reading

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2012 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

The GMC Yukon XL is a version of the General Motors (GMC/Chevy) Suburban that has been around since 1935.  In fact, several manufacturers offered a “suburban” for years, but GM landed an exclusive trademark on the name in 1988.  For … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus ES350 FWD 4-Door Sedan

    The latest test car in my possession was the new (for 2013) Lexus ES350 sedan that came in Silver Lining Metallic.  The interior included black Nuluxe leather appointed bucket seats up front with three passenger seating in the rear. … Continue reading

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2012 Lexus CT200h FWD Premium Hybrid

The CT series sedan was introduced by Lexus in March of 2011.  Last week I tested a 2012 model of this hybrid vehicle, a “Premium” edition with a Nebula Gray Pearl paint job.  Since its introduction, I have been paying … Continue reading

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2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD 4-Door Sedan

    This white little Swedish number was waiting for Ruth and me at DIA upon our return from Chicago last week.  In Latin, the word Volvo means “I roll”, so we rolled up to Greeley, and I was forced to familiarize … Continue reading

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2012 Infiniti FX35 Limited Edition AWD Crossover

   This past week in Illinois I was presented an Infiniti FX35 to drive around the state.  Ruth and I picked it up at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and set sail to the Northwest towards Rockford.  Our ultimate destination was … Continue reading

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Larimer County vehicle thefts down 50 percent

Two weeks after a red car is stolen from a Colorado Springs apartment parking lot, it appears outside a hotel east of Fort Collins. Several hours of undercover surveillance pass, but there’s no sign of the thief. Larimer County sheriff’s … Continue reading

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“DJ’s ‘n’ Donuts” – 2012 Scion iQ FWD Sedan

Since Scion has chosen to feature donuts in its automobile advertising campaign, I decided to take a few of them out to Pirate radio 104.7 FM so that the radio personalities (George Gray and The Big Kahuna) and I could eat … Continue reading

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City offers walking tours of historic Cranford neighborhood

Staff Report —   GREELEY – The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to a walking tour of the Highlights of Designated Properties in Cranford on Monday, July 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.  Participants will visit some of the … Continue reading

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2012 Infiniti QX56 Luxury SUV

    I was pretty excited this last Monday about receiving the Infiniti luxury SUV for testing.  The QX that arrived represented the second year of the third generation of QX56’s, and is the biggest Infiniti to date and first to … Continue reading

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Obama supporters stayed home Tuesday

by Craig Masters Obama’s visit to CU yesterday was the first visit by a sitting President since Dwight D. Eisenhower some 58 years ago. It would seem an event that rare would draw a crowd if for no other reason … Continue reading

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Murderer, victim shot outside Colorado church

by Jack minor — A   pastor’s mother and her murderer were both shot and killed yesterday outside of a suburban Denver church. According to authorities the pastor’s mother was shot when she went outside the New Destiny Christian Center in … Continue reading

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2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD Luxury Crossover

Last week in Phoenix I was able to test drive a 2012 Infiniti SUV, courtesy of PageOneAuto of Chandler, Arizona.  Carrie Owens, of POA, was nice enough to have the vehicle waiting at Sky Harbor airport for my visit to … Continue reading

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2012 Toyota Prius V Auto Review

      The new, bigger, Toyota Prius V (vee) was introduced in our country in October of 2011. It was designed as a station wagon/multi-purpose vehicle to complement the Prius lineup.  The Prius has been around since 1997 and is … Continue reading

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Lexus ES350 Auto Review

  By Stu Wright   Lexus automobiles have been shipped to the United States since 1989.  The company is a division of Toyota and is in fact headquartered in Toyota City, Japan.  They initially shipped the highly successful LS-400 to our … Continue reading

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City seeking volunteers for code enforcement study committee

Staff Reports — The Greeley City Council is currently soliciting applications from community residents who are interested in serving on an ad hoc committee to help review the City’s Code Enforcement program and services that relate to nuisance and zoning … Continue reading

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Group offers $5,000 religion scholarships for journalists

  by Jack Minor –   A group which helps journalists find answers to questions about religion issues they may cover is offering $5,000 scholarships for religion classes.   The Religion Newswriters Association bills itself as the world’s only association … Continue reading

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Free pennies at King Soopers

Ignoring over charges cost most of us a few dollars a month By Craig Masters How often do you leave a grocery store and later notice you were overcharged for an item or two by just a few cents? Most … Continue reading

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Review

      Volkswagen was originally founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front, a Nazi trade union.  The venture included production of an inexpensive car for the common man along with state-sponsored financing (“five marks a week you must … Continue reading

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