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2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan by Stu Wright

The 2015 Toyota Avalon, currently available in hybrid and non-hybrid configurations, is now in its fourth-generation iteration.  I recently was loaned one of them by Rocky Mountain Redline, and the car delivered was painted Celestial Silver metallic and featured premium black … Continue reading

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Censorship and Ammo 1 – 2 punch from “Regulations”

The 2 republicans on the 5 member FCC couldn’t get a single Obama supporting democrat to stand with them against the tearing down of the first amendment. And while the public’s attention has been directed to watch the idiotic amnesty … Continue reading

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2015 Toyota Hybrid SE Sedan

Toyota has been building Camrys since 1982.  The car was originally a compact sedan.  It has evolved into a midsize automobile, and year after year the company sells over 400,000 of them.  I drove a new 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid during the past … Continue reading

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2014.5 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Sedan by Stu Wright

The Toyota Camry Hybrid mid-size FWD sedan was introduced in May of 2006 as a 2007 model.   The current unit is in its second generation iteration.  A 2014.5 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid was brought to me last week for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Crossover SUV by Stu Wright

Volkswagen’s Touareg, named after a nomadic people that inhabit the Saharan interior of North Africa, has been manufactured by the company since 2002.  It is a mid-size luxury crossover made in a plant in Bratislava, Slovakia that is owned by … 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 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Sedan Review by Stu Wright

The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.  Its design was hatched by Italdesign Guigiaro over a quarter century ago as a simplified, European-looking offering.  The GS is the car that I … Continue reading

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2013 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid Review by Stu Wright

  Toyota’s Camry Hybrid mid-size sedan has been available since 2006, and has, up until now, been available in its second generation configuration as a 2013 model.  Such a car was delivered to my house last month for testing, and … Continue reading

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2014 GMC Yukon XL AWD Denali by Stu Wright

In 1976, I started selling GMC trucks right after college, and at that point the Suburban, which is what GMC at that time called their big SUV, had been in production for 39 years.  Right after I started my new … Continue reading

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Young entrepreneurs “not participating” in economic downturn

While the so-called “Great Recession” ended in the first year of the Obama administration, the effects remain largely unfelt by millions of people around the world, this has caused a new generation of business entrepreneurs to think outside the box … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Volkswagen’s CC is a derivative of the Passat sedan that has existed in one form or another for 40 years.  The CC was introduced as a 2009 model and was first viewed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show … Continue reading

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2014 KIA Cadenza FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Cadenza, introduced in the U.S. by KIA in January of this year, is a full-size, front-wheel drive luxury sedan produced in Hwasung, South Korea.  Hyundai Motors owns KIA, and produces a version of the Cadenza named the Azera.  The … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4WD Pickup by Stu Wright

The Toyota Tundra full-size pickup, available since model year 2000, is a capable replacement to the old Toyota T100, and is available with three engine choices.  They are the 4 liter V-6 and two V-8s, with the largest one putting … Continue reading

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2013 Volkswagen Passat SE FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Volkswagen automobile manufacturing company, founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front, involved production of an inexpensive car for the German common man, and included state-sponsored financing (“five marks a week you must put aside, if in your own … Continue reading

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Semi hauling ice cream burns on I-25

Coloradoan — A semi-trailer hauling ice cream on southbound Interstate 25 rear-ended another semi-trailer, crashed and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The 11:30 a.m. crash, fire and ensuing diesel fuel cleanup kept southbound Interstate 25 closed for more than … Continue reading

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Five Days with the Mazda6 Grand Touring FWD Sedan

    First  I was a little shocked when the Mazda showed up in the driveway.  Tom Cooney of STI, the press car company, pulled up at dusk and the Mazda Soul Red paint job blazed like the setting sun (which … Continue reading

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Aurora VA hospital builder claims cost overrun of $1 billion

(Ft. Morgan Times) — The builder of Colorado’s troubled Veterans Affairs hospital says overruns bring the cost above $1 billion, far higher than the red ink already acknowledged, and has asked for the right to quit the project.   The … Continue reading

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Was Barack Obama Created by Witness Protection?

by Mike McCune —   The list of misdeeds by the Obama Administration and the manner in which he is absolving himself of any knowledge should come as no surprise. Barack Hussein Obama demonstrated the same kind of there-but-not-there-ability from … 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 Hyundai Elantra FWD SE Coupe

Hyundai, founded in 1967, is the fourth largest auto manufacturer on the planet.  The company owns Kia, and its own Elantra model was chosen North American car of the year in 2012.  The Elantra is the model of Hyundai I … Continue reading

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Business leaders becoming emboldened to speak out on Obama policies

by Matt Lacy –   Following Obama’s crushing debate in last week’s presidential debate business owners appear to now feel they can safely speak out about how the president’s policies are affecting their businesses.   On Monday, David Siegel, owner … Continue reading

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The Rant – Crisis Bubbles Form From Fed’s QE3

The Federal Reserve’s decision to proceed on an open-ended asset-buying policy is being well-received by other central banks but few others.(1)   The problem for Ben Bernanke and the U.S. dollar is the move’s aim and its outcome are not the … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus GX460 4 x 4 SUV

An elegant 2013 Lexus GX460 was dropped off at my house last week, and I quickly grabbed it for a trip to the coffee shop.  Lexus is the luxury division of Toyota, and has been producing the GX series of … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believin’ – It’s Ryan Time!

by Craig Masters After a short concert by country music star, Jamie O’Neal, Vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan kept spirits high of the enthusiastic crowd that packed the manufacturing facility of the Walker Implement Company in Fort Collins Wednesday morning. Like he … Continue reading

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Old Testament tabernacle coming to area

History will come alive in Northern Colorado Sept. 8-16 when the traveling Messiah’s Mansion arrives in the vacant field just north of Johnsons Corners.  3000 years ago God called the Jewish people out of Egypt in what is known as … Continue reading

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Chik-fil-A supporters defend chain in a big way

by Jack Minor –   While “gay” rights supporters have been flexing their muscles since President Barack Obama came out and said he was in favor of same-sex marriage, it appears they have hit a stumbling block over their attempts … Continue reading

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Greeley Senior Center to get defibrillator

by Peter Grady –   The Heart Safe City program and members of the Greeley Police Department will be dedicating a new lifesaving piece of equipment to the Greeley Senior Activity Center this Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.   The center … Continue reading

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Govt. considers banning popcorn, milk

by Matt Lacy  –     Following earlier reports that the city of New York was considering banning soft drinks over 12 ounces, a panel hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering banning other food items as well.   At … Continue reading

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American Pie – 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco

Don McLean’s magnum opus (best work), “American Pie”, was written and performed in 1971, thereafter becoming the No. One U. S. hit and staying in that position for four weeks during 1972.  When asked, years later, what “American Pie” means, … Continue reading

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Pallet fire causes spectacular light show for Greeley residents

by Jack Minor —   In what was described as “a giant bonfire,” flames and smoke were seen over east Greeley as  city firefighters fought and successfully contained a wooden pallet fire Wednesday afternoon.   The fire was located at Et&t … Continue reading

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Affinity for Infiniti – 2012 G25x AWD Sedan

I have been presented three Infiniti automobiles for review, and must say I have enjoyed them all.  The least expensive of those three was brought over last week, the G25x all-wheel drive four-door sedan.  Infiniti is the luxury division of … Continue reading

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City to install sewer line at 47th and 16th St.

Staff Reports — The City of Greeley has contracted with Connell Resources to install a sewerline near 47th Avenue and 16th Street. The new sewerline is replacing the current one that is too small during peak flows. The new sewerline … Continue reading

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