Our post about the killing of Raymond Garcia, who was hit by seven (of seventeen) shots by Greeley police officers after he pulled a gun during a prostitution sting, prompted reactions that split about evenly between those critical of the cops and readers with little sympathy for their target. The f ... More >>
Denver blog posts are what they eat. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the view of a reader who says it's easy to be a vegetarian without being a jerk. Coyote Gulch on the Greeley earthquake, which is said to have been near oil and gas wastewater injection wells. South Stands Denv ... More >>
Last month's bust of 21-year-old Carousel Reed and others was reportedly part of an ongoing investigation into prostitution in Greeley. But a raid yesterday resulted in an unexpected and tragic outcome: a man described as a "customer" was gunned down by cops after allegedly producing a weapon. Here ... More >>
Last October, when the Denver City Council was debating an ordinance that would have established fines and even jail time for home pot smoking that could be smelled from neighboring properties, we put together a list of the five Colorado places that smell worse than the pot smoker next door. Our top ... More >>
Patricia Calhoun's post revealing that only about 15 percent of odor complaints in Denver were connected to marijuana inspired many of our readers to volunteer their picks for things that smell worse that weed. This reader went above and beyond. She listed off four.
On Friday, we shared a video obtained by 9News showing Greeley couple Reba Doyle and Scott Liles slapping and shaking a baby under the theory that the clip underscored a serious issue that deserves as much attention as it can get. However, many readers were offended at our decision. Here's a samplin ... More >>
Surprise, surprise: Two more non-dispensary-friendly cities across the state have enacted even additional ordinances to ban pot shops. The city councils of both Greeley and Montrose gave affirmative votes Tuesday evening on rules that would deny any future shops from entering their borders. Greeley ... More >>
In some ways, it's appropriate that Richard Howard Craft, a disgraced former Greeley pastor, was sentenced to federal prison on April Fools' Day. Then again, "fool" is too mild a term for Craft given what he's admitted to doing. And frankly, "schmuck" doesn't really cut it, either, although it'll d ... More >>
Denver blog posts are sad the circus is leaving town. Bronco Talk's Jon Heath on Matt Prater being named AFC special teams player of the week after a game in which his pass during a fake field goal went hilariously awry. Coyote Gulch: Greeley has enough water to get through the winter. Denver Ego ... More >>
Last weekend, I went farm-hopping in Brighton, Greeley, Henderson and Broomfield, and while Bing cherries, Inferno peppers (good God, those suckers are hot), apples, peaches, purple plums and heirloom tomatoes are all fine for snacking on in between stops, I was hankering for a real breakfast, which ... More >>
If Greeley police are correct, Justin Robert West set up a camera in the family changing room at a local fun center in search of a pervy sexual jolt. But the image he allegedly took of himself setting up the device probably didn't give him much of a thrill -- since it led directly to his arrest.
Almost everyone who's ever bar-hopped has, at one time or another, accidentally walked out of an establishment with their drink in hand. And on almost every one of those occasions, said drinker has been stopped by a bouncer, waiter, security guard or friend since, sadly, you can't take your booze to ... More >>
Castanuela.Breaking into cars during festivals or concerts is nothing new: petty thieves know they have a nice window of time to smash-and-grab and a lot of vehicles to choose from. But during church services? And funerals? That's pretty low. On Saturday, Greeley police arrested two people, ... More >>
Statistics compiled by the Federal Trade Commission show that Colorado had the highest per-capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the nation last year. According to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network report for 2010, Greeley, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs all ranked among t ... More >>
After getting its start in Greeley and then moving on to Loveland, an outpost of Pizza Street opened last Wednesday at 1600 Champa Street. "We've had a lot of requests for our great-tasting food in the city," explains Tom Williams, the owner of this Colorado-based group.
When you call your local government office and ask whether they are covering up a dragon population in the sewers, the usual response is an auto-reply. Greeley, faced with only slightly less outlandish accusations, has taken a more proactive route by fielding citizen concerns in a View-style ... More >>
Greeley TribuneWe begin with the drama in Greeley... An Arizona truck driver lost his mind in Greeley and hijacked a Comcast TV truck, which he then drove through the locked gate of a Mormon Bishop's mansion and told the man he was ready to see Jesus. When the cops showed up, the hijacker op ... More >>
These ICE men probably aren't dealing with money laundering...A July 2008 Greeley Tribune article predicted that "an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, a flashpoint of controversy when it was proposed three years ago, will open this fall in Greeley." Wrong. It took nearly two more y ... More >>
Gotta give it up to the men of Ozomatli for having the cajones to embody their convictions rather than merely paying lip service with vacant platitudes, as so many artists do. These cats are putting themselves out there for better or worse. Witness the track "Gay Vatos in Love," from their latest ... More >>
I haven't had the chance to visit Crabtree Brewing, which started four years ago as Greeley's first microbrewery, so I was happy last week when I saw a six-pack of their Boxcar Brown at Argonaut (their beer isn't widely available outside of northern Colorado). Any excuse to drink a new beer, ... More >>
"Don't worry about the facts. I'll make them up later."As the 2010 Census gears up (and the U.S. Census Bureau looks to hire takers who have what it takes), technical questions are sure to come up -- like, for example, should prisoners on the eastern plains by counted as rural residents or ur ... More >>
Today Sprouts Farmers Market will open its eighth Colorado store, at 4729 West 29th Street in Greeley -- just two weeks after a Sprouts sprouted up in Centennial, at 20811 East Smoky Hill Road. The six other locations are in Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Fort Collins, Parker and Westminster, ... More >>
In 2008, the whole dance punk phenomenon, with few exceptions, seemed worn out and irrelevant to anything genuinely exciting. But it was in the spring of that year that The Don'ts and Be Carefuls started putting together its songs and playing its first show shortly after solidifying its line-up. ... More >>
Cheba Hut raised a toasty toast this week when a Weld County District Court judge overturned a ruling that had denied a liquor license to the sub shop's Greeley location. In April, Robert Frick, who rules on Greeley liquor licenses, turned down the company's request, citing Cheba Hut's pot-r ... More >>
Arguments continue about just how grassroots protests against healthcare reform like a recent shoutfest at an Ed Perlmutter event really are. But such displays of disaffection are positively organic in comparison with the rally about climate legislation that took place yesterday in Greeley. The Gre ... More >>
Translated, the main rallying cry at a Latino unity march in Greeley on Saturday was this: "A people united will never be defeated." More than 200 people shouted it enthusiastically -- "¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!" -- as they walked through the rural town under an overcast sky, past ra ... More >>
Over the past few years, Greeley has become a hotbed for immigration issues in Colorado. In 2006, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents raided the Swift meatpacking plant there, arresting more than 250 people, many of whom were detained and separated from their children. And last year, local l ... More >>
May Day! May Day! Today in Backbeat Online: • Fight Spider with Spider is reading my mind. • Signtologist featured in 9News news report. • Ghost Buffalo gives up the... well, ghost. • A first look at Skyfox's new video. • Freaky Friday: "Rap Chop" (featuring Vince) -- Steve Porter. Today ... More >>
A Flickr photo"Kiss my bun, Greeley!" In which we try to help you find interesting blogs, as opposed to the other kind. Got tips? A Greeley Tribune writer refers to a certain nearby town as "Fort Weenie." It's on... (5280) Authorities recently seized 126 marijuana plants from Bennett the town, no ... More >>
It's been a mighty tough year or so for Lisa Rab, one of the staff writers laid off at Westword yesterday. She came to Denver from the Cleveland Scene, a onetime Village Voice Media property whose assets were sold to another firm and its archives taken offline. Hence, her award-winning work for the ... More >>
Journalists are an unusual bunch. We complain about our godawful pay and long hours, but we also live for such things. We make fun of all the self-indulgent and pointless press awards we constantly bestow upon each other, but if we don't get any ourselves, we quietly mope for weeks. And while we spe ... More >>
Now is a great time to enter the banking industry, wouldn't you say? As our economy collapses, some unlucky schmuck still has to make cold calls from the vacant desks at the newly merged WaMu Chase Wachovias of America, asking customers to entrust their savings to the corporate titans who so recentl ... More >>
Greeley celebrates the American Spirit.
Psychedelic States: Colorado in the 60s
Gear Fab Records
Vitamins EP (Self-released)
The UNC Bears tangle with tougher grid foes.
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
Kenneth Monfort's Boyhood Home
Centennial Village Museum
Reverend David Meek
From the week of February 15, 2001
The down-and-dirty truth about Colorado's Garden City.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.