Mercury Cafe
If the same old kicks and yells are wearing on you, you may be ripe for capoeira, the Brazilian dance/fight/acrobatic hybrid art form. And if you can study under Mestre Usamah Zaid, otherwise known as Baba, you'll progress quickly. Held in the Merc's spacious ballroom, the class features live music, expert instruction and a feeling of group accomplishment that's hard to describe. Students at any level are welcome anytime. Prepare to sweat!
If the same old kicks and yells are wearing on you, you may be ripe for capoeira, the Brazilian dance/fight/acrobatic hybrid art form. And if you can study under Mestre Usamah Zaid, otherwise known as Baba, you'll progress quickly. Held in the Merc's spacious ballroom, the class features live music, expert instruction and a feeling of group accomplishment that's hard to describe. Students at any level are welcome anytime. Prepare to sweat!


Centennial Village Museum
The man who brought the world boxed beef left this world in 2001. But the house in which he was born has been moved to the Centennial Village Museum as a memorial to the contributions of the Monfort family to Weld County and northern Colorado. In addition to the 1908 structure, which was trucked two miles over farm fields to its new site, Centennial Village contains thirty structures that tell the story of Greeley from 1860-1930, the year after Ken Monfort was born. Interestingly, the complex sits next to Island Grove Regional Park, site of the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, known for attracting much beef on the hoof every Fourth of July.
The man who brought the world boxed beef left this world in 2001. But the house in which he was born has been moved to the Centennial Village Museum as a memorial to the contributions of the Monfort family to Weld County and northern Colorado. In addition to the 1908 structure, which was trucked two miles over farm fields to its new site, Centennial Village contains thirty structures that tell the story of Greeley from 1860-1930, the year after Ken Monfort was born. Interestingly, the complex sits next to Island Grove Regional Park, site of the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, known for attracting much beef on the hoof every Fourth of July.


Some bulls are wimpy and get no respect from cowboys because they don't buck well enough to earn good scores. Others are so powerful and unpredictable that riders hate to draw them, because they know there's a good chance they'll get thrown. A perfect middle animal gives you a wild ride but still gives you a chance to stay on board. Mister USA, a yellow, flat-horned seven-year-old that jumps high and then typically turns back hard to the left, has that rep. He lived up to it again at this year's National Western Stock Show, where both his riders managed to stay on and earn high scores: 94 and 87, respectively. A native of Utah, Mister USA contributed 23 out of 25 points to each ride. And, no, he's not done yet.
Some bulls are wimpy and get no respect from cowboys because they don't buck well enough to earn good scores. Others are so powerful and unpredictable that riders hate to draw them, because they know there's a good chance they'll get thrown. A perfect middle animal gives you a wild ride but still gives you a chance to stay on board. Mister USA, a yellow, flat-horned seven-year-old that jumps high and then typically turns back hard to the left, has that rep. He lived up to it again at this year's National Western Stock Show, where both his riders managed to stay on and earn high scores: 94 and 87, respectively. A native of Utah, Mister USA contributed 23 out of 25 points to each ride. And, no, he's not done yet.


Educated in the school of hard knocks in Raton, New Mexico, Arturo and Terri Cruz have been fighting their whole lives -- in and out of the ring. One battled street gangs in Denver while the other battled juvenile delinquency, bar brawlers and tequila. Tapping into the genes passed on by their father, former pro fighter Arturo Cruz, the siblings found salvation, redemption and purpose in the ring. Arturo Jr., 18-12-2, holds the World Athletic Association welterweight belt, while Terri, 6-3-2, is ranked seventeenth in the world in the bantamweight class. Working out at Mestas's House of Pain gym on Brighton Boulevard, Terri and Arturo Jr. continue to prove that there's life after the streets.
Educated in the school of hard knocks in Raton, New Mexico, Arturo and Terri Cruz have been fighting their whole lives -- in and out of the ring. One battled street gangs in Denver while the other battled juvenile delinquency, bar brawlers and tequila. Tapping into the genes passed on by their father, former pro fighter Arturo Cruz, the siblings found salvation, redemption and purpose in the ring. Arturo Jr., 18-12-2, holds the World Athletic Association welterweight belt, while Terri, 6-3-2, is ranked seventeenth in the world in the bantamweight class. Working out at Mestas's House of Pain gym on Brighton Boulevard, Terri and Arturo Jr. continue to prove that there's life after the streets.


Wanna feel the wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth? If you're born to be wild but don't have a bike to call your own, rent one for $100+ a day from EagleRider. Whether it's a Sportster, Softail Deuce or Electra Glide that gets your motor runnin', EagleRider features Harleys exclusively, available to rent for a day or a week. You bring the motorcycle-endorsed driver's license, credit card and good/bad attitude -- and EagleRider handles the rest. Their Web site sums it up best: "EagleRider provides the means to release the pent-up outlaw that yearns for the open road and a style of living that is outside the suburban conventions of everyday life."
Wanna feel the wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth? If you're born to be wild but don't have a bike to call your own, rent one for $100+ a day from EagleRider. Whether it's a Sportster, Softail Deuce or Electra Glide that gets your motor runnin', EagleRider features Harleys exclusively, available to rent for a day or a week. You bring the motorcycle-endorsed driver's license, credit card and good/bad attitude -- and EagleRider handles the rest. Their Web site sums it up best: "EagleRider provides the means to release the pent-up outlaw that yearns for the open road and a style of living that is outside the suburban conventions of everyday life."

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