Posts Tagged ‘town’

2014 Volkswagen Turbo Beetle R-Line

I remember the first time I laid eyes on a Volkswagen Beetle, in Grant, Nebraska in about 1963.  A young man in town named Charlie Brixius had purchased a used one (perhaps a 1959), and made quite a splash driving it up and down Main Street over and over.  We all did that back then […]

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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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Deer Trail considering letting residents shoot down drones

By Matt Lacy –   DEER TRAIL – Town officials in Deer Trail are considering issuing hunting licenses as well as bounties to residents for shooting down unmanned government drones, ABC Denver reports.   The proposed ordinance was drafted by Phillip Steel, a Deer Trail resident who said they do not want any government drones […]

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“Soul, Man” 2013 Kia Soul! Compact FWD Sedan

When I asked the press fleet manager what kind of vehicle was coming here for testing this week, he answered, “Soul, man”, and it brought to mind one of my favorite old songs by Sam & Dave – “Soul Man”.  It was co-written by Isaac Hayes, of “Shaft” fame, who noticed during a television newscast […]

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Savages in Gaza time rockets to maximize children casualties

Israeli rocket damage, Israel news photo by Peter Grady –   In what can only be described as an act of barbarism, Muslim terrorists in Gaza fired a barrage of missiles at Israeli men, women and children during the end of the school day to obtain maximum violence.   The Israeli National News reported that […]

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Old-time circuit riders come to Greeley with 21st century ministry

by Jack Minor—     In what appeared a throwback to another age, Faith Bible Baptist Church in Greeley hosted an unusual conference, men and their families who are engaged in a ministry going back to frontier days, the circuit riding preacher.     During the settling of the American West, the small towns would […]

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as it would be to air out the many silly antics my colleagues on the Greeley/Evans […]

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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 Galena, Illinois, an old lead mining town that is currently a resort, named a top […]

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Windsor Lake closed after complaints of illness

The Town of Windsor on Monday closed Windsor Lake until further notice after swimmers there reported becoming ill. Melissa Chew, director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the Town of Windsor said samples taken from the lake outside the beach out-of-bounds area Friday tested positive for the E. coli bacteria. She said additional testing was […]

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District, Tribune ignores common sense solutions over John Evans issue

by Brett Reese —   After reading the Greeley tribune story of July 20th about raising property taxes to tear down and rebuild John Evans Middle school, I was convinced the three lattes a year sacrifice each of us would have to make for this school was an easy decision.  And, as always, The Tribune couched […]

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Conway clarifies “no man camp” remarks

by Jack Minor — Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said previous comments by the media attributing him as saying the county would never allow man camps was a misunderstanding of what he was trying to say. “What I told the media was that Weld County’s code, as currently written, does not allow man camps,” Conway […]

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Students targeted for leftist activism

by Craig Masters Two days after activist Sandra Fluke testified to congress that she needed taxpayers to buy her birth control in order to be able to afford to keep up with the amount of sex she was having at Georgetown University, an organization named “eyesoncongress” scheduled a program its web site describes as “Teaching […]

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“Shock and Aww…” – 2012 Chevy Volt Review

        This past week I had the pleasure of test driving a new 2012 Chevy Volt  four-door sedan.  The Volt was painted “Viridian Joule,” the silvery green color that is the official color of the car. The color was so named by David Thomas of Sanford, FL over two years ago. Viridian means […]

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Greeley gets “Make-Ogre, Shrek comes to town

April 2, 2012 (GREELEY, CO) — DreamWorks Theatricals and NETworks Presentations, LLC. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will play theUnionColonyCivicCenter inGreeley, on April 15 at 3:00 pm.   An entirely new musical, which opened on Broadway on December, 2009, SHREK […]

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Author: Politics possible cause denominations suffering membership decline

by Peter Grady — The head of an “ecumenical alliance of Christians” says moving leftward politically is likely a key reason membership in the United Methodist Church, which was once the largest Protestant denomination in the US, and other mainline denominations continue to decline. In 2010, membership in the United Methodist Church was a little […]

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“Second Versa, Same as the First!” – 2012 Nissan Versa Review

Remember when Peter Noone called out, “Second verse, same as the first!” between the choruses of “Henry the Eighth” by Herman’s Hermits?  The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.It was a revision of British music hall star Harry Champion’s 1910 smash hit.  I’ve made some modifications to the lyrics, […]

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Daniel Boone learned Fanatics Never Give Up!

By Craig Masters As the Presidential campaigns gain more attention and the republican contenders continue their relentless attacks on each other, a lesson about how Obama will be successful might be in order. Without cable, dish, satellite or whatever other pay to view system may be available these days, the alternative of free ‘over-the-air’ broadcast […]

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Yen-Yuan, when Keystone hangs in the balance, what’s in a name?

by Craig Masters On January 17, the Greeley Gazette posted an article authored by Craig Masters recapping town-hall style meetings held in the area by U.S. Congressman, Cory Gardner. The Keystone XL pipeline was one of the topics the congressman addressed. His position on the Energy and Commerce Committee gave the audiences a rare opportunity […]

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Blues Brothers coming to town

Staff Reports — January 19, 2012 (GREELEY, CO) It’s been almost thirty years since brothers, Jake and Elwood Blues, played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, invited the world to join them on a ‘mission from God’ in The Blues Brothers movie.  Now, thirty years later, the Blues Brothers’ live on in the Official Blues […]

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Water, Jobs and Oil were topics fielded by U.S. Congressman Gardner in Monday’s town hall meetings.

The congressman noted that January 24, the scheduled date for the State of the Union address, will mark the 1000-day anniversary since the senate passed a federal budget. He explained that the current republican-led House of Representatives has sent several budget proposals to the democratic controlled Senate where each proposed budget has failed to receive […]

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Personhood USA holds Presidential Pro-Life Forum

Personhood USA is hosting a national tele-town hall meeting with the Republican presidential candidates this Tuesday evening. Individuals are encouraged by Personhood USA to sign up on their website to participate in the forum. The town hall conference will be held from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time this Tuesday, Dec. 27. Personhood USA serves […]

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Greeley Recreation Center kicks off holiday specials

Staff Reports — Are you looking for a unique holiday gift this year? Why not give the gift of health and family fun! December 15-January 31 you can get 10% off an annual membership at the Family FunPlex or the Greeley Recreation Center. Memberships are good at both facilities and include miniature golf at the […]

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Gilcrest trustee stands firm in opposition to public documents in Spanish

by Jack Minor – A town trustee is standing firm amidst a media onslaught, stating that he is not a racist and his comments are actually intended to help Spanish-only speaking persons succeed in America. Recently the town of Gilcrest sent nearly 30 notices to residents informing them they would need to cut down trees […]

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British Riots – Preview to America 201?

BBC – “We ain’t got no jobs, no money … We heard that other people were getting things for free, so why not us?” explained E. Nan, surrounded by other youths in Hackney in east London. Google ‘British riots’ and you can read the details of riots across England in the King’s English. Many of […]

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(This is the 5th installment of a series intended to explain why the global economic recession defies expert projections and continues on the path to collapse.)

    In George Orwell’s 1984, government had made it a crime not to think as it wanted you to. It had broken down the family by having individual members report on other members. So everyone was essentially alone in his or her private battle with authority and particularly the Thought Police.   Orwellian projections […]

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Greeley businessman’s property seized, burned without warning from local officials

By Jack Minor   A local businessman has said that government officials in Wyoming removed a mobile home that he purchased from a resident’s property and burned it without warning.   Merlin Dirks, General Manager of Blue Bird Mobile Homes inc., said in June he purchased a rare 1959 three bedroom mobile home from Darlene Enns in […]

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The end of an era

  Story and photo By Odil Macias Many faithful Harry Potter fans began gathering early at the Cinemark Theater in the Greeley Mall on Thursday in anticipation of the premier of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part two”. This movie is the last of the Harry Potter film series, which started with “Harry Potter […]

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D6 employees: “We’ll lose our jobs if we speak out”

Story and photo By Jack Minor  Former and current School District 6 employees spoke out during a town hall meeting held by Brett Reese saying they were afraid to discuss the problems in the district, fearing it might cost them their jobs.  Reese held a town hall meeting as an individual at the Farr library […]

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Reese announces open town hall meeting on May 28

  Brett Reese, as an individual not as a school board member, will be holding an open town hall meeting for residents of Greeley/Evans District 6 on May 28th at 11:00 am at the Farr Library 1939 61st Avenue Greeley, CO 80634.  Residents are encouraged to bring questions or concerns to the meeting.  This will be […]

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Brett Reese’s statement to the D6 School Board

The following is the statement that Brett Reese gave during the D6 Board meeting held Wednesday May 18 at 8am.  The Board tried to convene an Executive Session at the beginning of the meeting, but Mr. Reese objected saying he “insists that this be an open meeting to the public”.  The Board then retired to […]

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Effectiveness of Crack Seal

By Mike Bauman You have likely seen crews around town grinding lines in the pavement then filling them in with some black tar-like substance. These workers are conducting “crack sealing” on the streets in question.  The greatest threat to an asphalt road is water.  When a road is laid down, it flexes and moves slightly […]

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Local media gets it WRONG: Noble energy to add 30 jobs, NOT 300, NASA is NOT coming to town

by Jack Minor   A spokesman from Noble Energy told the Gazette that they are currently hiring  30 employees for a new field office in Greeley.  This  clarifies a Tribune article that implied the office would hire 300.  Based on an initial report in the Greeley Tribune, other news outlets reported Noble Energy would be hiring 300 […]

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Garden City honors Evans Police for providing protection

Story and photo by Jack Minor   The Evans Police Department was awarded a plaque at a Garden City council meeting in appreciation of 23 years of police protection.   Garden City is a statutory town less than one mile square. Because of its size, Garden City is unable to offer many of the services of a […]

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Review

 Auto Review By Stu Wright The Chevy Malibu nameplate was rolled out in the 1960’s when the Chevelle was in need of a new, upgraded subseries. It was named after the beachfront community in SoCal and featured patterned cloth seats, carpeting, and a dressier steering wheel.  The Chevelle Malibu SS’s that were produced from 1966 […]

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Reese school board report Feb 14 Wow !

I’m BR and the following commentary does not represent the current District 6 Board of Education….not that this sort of disclaimer has had any apparent relevance of my other recent, illuminating commentaries, but it evidently makes someone, somewhere feel better. As easy and fun as it would be to air out the many silly antics […]

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