Posts Tagged ‘snow’

2014 Lexus RX350 F Sport AWD Crossover by Stu Wright

Several Lexus vehicles have been delivered to me for testing since 2010, and the latest was the RX350 luxury crossover SUV.  It came in Nebula Gray Pearl metallic, and inside it featured the black leather interior with black trim and black carpet.  M.S.R.P. for this car was $55,189.00, and it included a Mark Levinson premium […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places its revenue right in the middle of the Toyota SUV lineup.   This past week I […]

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2014 Lexus IS-350 AWD F-Sport Sedan by Stu Wright

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury automobile division, has built and sold the IS series of sedans since 2006.  The cars are manufactured in the Tahara plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. For 2014, the model underwent an update in body styling, with the drive train carried over from 2013.  I recently tested a new IS350,  equipped with the 3.5-liter, […]

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2013 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review by Stu Wright

For 2013, Toyota’s Highlander remains essentially unchanged since the 2011 model year update.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (125,000+ in 2013) sits way below that of the RAV4 and way above that of the Toyota 4Runner.    I recently tested a Highlander, a Limited top-of-the-line unit […]

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2014 GMC Yukon Denali AWD by Stu Wright

The 2014 GMC Yukon represents the eighth year of  the Yukon’s style and form, and is a sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Tahoe.  The two nameplates have been sold by the respective manufacturers for over 20 years, and are classified as full-size SUVs. For the last half-dozen years, GMC vehicles have been offered as a more luxurious version […]

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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 in Detroit.  With the same wheelbase as the Passat (106.7”), the CC is an inch […]

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Weld snow plow drivers made “4 trips around the world” this winter

WELD COUNTY, CO – The seasons have changed, and the numbers are in. During the 2012-2013 winter, Weld County Department of Public Works snow plow drivers (including graders with plows) drove approximately 100,000 miles clearing the roads for the traveling public – which equates to driving approximately four times around the Earth at the equator. […]

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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 cancel classes because of the extreme cold, winds and blowing snow. District policy requires a […]

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2013 Lexus GS450h 4Dr Hybrid Sedan

    I don’t know if GS means “guaranteed satisfaction” on this particular sedan offered by Lexus, but it would be OK with me.  That’s what the buyer gets with a car like this, which is the model I drove this past week.  It’s called a GS450h, and the “h“ stands for hybrid drive train, made […]

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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 Nissan Motor Company, and has been shipping cars to America for a bit more than […]

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Greeley to offer free tree limb removal for residents

    Following the season’s first snow storm which downed tree limbs througout the area, the city has said they will be providing free limb removal for residents.   Karen Bothwell with the Public Works department, told the Gazette that the city will remove any downed tree limbs by Nov. 7 if residents can get them […]

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Greeley’s HOT temperatures

  Halfway through summer is when Colorado is getting those high 90 degree temperatures with the heat wave enveloping all of the mid southern part of the United States. Oddly, as one travels through-out Colorado, it is easy to notice that in Greeleyand other parts of the high plains, the heat wave is more pronounced. […]

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First in a series of Rants…..

This is the first in a planned series exploring why the global economic recovery continues to defy expert projections and remains on the path to collapse.   Last year I told friend I didn’t expect the U.S. economy would make it until Christmas without hitting the default wall and, on one of those windy, snow-filled […]

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Winter Driving; Save Your $$$ (oh, and Your Life!)

By Mike Bauman Don’t say you haven’t been warned. November 11th was the first real snow fall of the year in the Greeley area. While there were few problems for drivers, that snow, perhaps mercifully, put us all on notice. “Winter driving is coming, better get ready!” Here are a few tips to get ready […]

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Greeley, Evans Mayors Come Together Against Ballot Proposals

Story and Photo By Jack Minor Warning of possible reduction in service, the mayors of Greeley and Evans came together to express opposition to a series of tax-cutting ballot proposals. Evans Mayor Lyle Achziger and the city manager Aden Hogan, met with their counterparts in Greeley at the Evans Community Complex to inform the press […]

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Sun Safety Tips – National Sun Safety Week is June 1-7, 2010

National Sun Safety Week is June 1-7, 2010 and with summer almost here, Weld County residents will spend more time outdoors enjoying the sunny weather.  Outdoor physical activity is encouraged, but residents should exercise precaution when spending time in the sun in order to reduce their risk of developing skin problems. One American dies every […]

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Pretty as a postcard!

Jerry Long, for the Greeley Gazette A final blast of winter last week brought approximately 7 inches of snow to the Greeley/Evans communities. At Glenmere Park, this scene was beautiful with the fresh, white snow. The geese didn¹t seem to mind the conditions either! Share on Facebook

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