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2008-08-07 06:00:22

By David Young, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 7--Standing in more than a foot of dirty water at the door of the Vineyard Church in downtown Greeley, firefighters stared through the glass doors at the water seeping into the entrance. Flashing lights illuminated the murky waters, while the men, responding to a fire alarm Wednesday night, made it was clear water was more of an issue. "There's no fire," said fire engineer Greg Holmes as he waded around the side of the building. Pastor...

2008-08-07 06:00:20

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 7--Staff reports Two 15-year-old boys and a 21-year-old man were arrested on the University of Northern Colorado campus late Tuesday after they tripped a burglar alarm in Michener Library. A search warrant for their apartment in south Greeley later resulted in the recovery of two laptop computers and a UNC west campus master key ring, which were taken in an earlier theft. An arrest warrant accused the three of breaking into Michener last Saturday,...

2008-08-07 06:00:00

By Randy Bangert, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 7--You may have noticed a few new bylines in our paper this week. Names such as Jason Hackett, Daniel Geary and Bill Barr have appeared. Names such as Jacquelyn Walters, Fran Zielske, Roxye Rea-Arellano, Kelly Imus and Cassie Kauffman will be appearing soon. They're not new staff members, but rather community residents, readers of The Tribune, who are blogging regularly on our Web site at greeleytribune.com. We began an experiment this...

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Nate Miller, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 6--The company that built Invesco Field at Mile High and Elitch Gardens in Denver is in the process of taking down the former Western Sugar Cooperative site in Greeley, which will become home to a plant for the world's largest mozzarella cheese producer. The roughly $1.8 million job began last week and will take about 51/2 months from start to finish, said Colorado Cleanup Corp. co-owner Rusty Andrews. After the roughly 11 structures at the...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Bill Jackson, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 4--Marissa Bartmann was shaking, and it wasn't because of a light sprinkle hitting the floor of the arena in Island Grove Regional park. Bartmann, 16, had just been named senior grand champion in the All Around Showmanship Contest of the 2008 Weld County Fair Sunday afternoon, one of the most prestigious titles sought by county 4-H and FFA members each year. "I was the intermediate reserve champion last year, but this, this is something....

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Dan England, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 4--Tina Booton keeps a tamarisk tree near her cubicle in the Weld County Public Works Department. Someone with a sick sense of humor could say it was pulled from the ground and displayed as an example to show what happens when you mess with Weld County's weed dictatorship. The tamarisk, after all, is as noxious as they come, a plant that's invaded Grand Junction and other parts of the Western Slope and continues to annoy Weld weeders, too....

2008-08-03 06:00:23

By Chris Casey, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 3--If, say five years from now, you're filling your car's tank with low-cost fuel made from grass, algae or another non-food plant, you might have a University of Northern Colorado professor to thank. Chhandak Basu, an assistant professor of biological sciences, is researching whether a gene from a tropical "diesel tree" can be cloned into other plants for mass production of biofuel. Basu has received $100,000 for the two-year collaborative...

2008-08-03 06:00:23

By By Jakob Rodgersjrodgers@greeleytribune.com, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 3--James Geist, CEO of Great Western Ethanol, is growing a little impatient. After all, the 224-acre plot of land in Evans still remains in almost the same condition as it has been for the past four and a half years. For this, Geist said, he blames a "perfect storm" -- a poor economy, even worse environmental disasters and an ever-changing public perception about his company's lifeblood, ethanol. "We're still...

2008-08-02 00:00:14

By Dan England, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 2--WHAT IS IT? Snowdrift Peak (12,274 feet). WHERE IS IT? Rocky Mountain National Park. HOW LONG IS IT? Almost 17 miles. You'll gain more than 3,000 feet. HOW DO I GET THERE? Take U.S. 34 west through Estes Park, then follow the signs to Rocky Mountain National Park. Take Bear Lake Road to the parking lot and start up the Flattop Mountain Trail. IS THERE A FEE? $20 to get into the park, although if you're arriving early -- which you...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Aug. 1--Weld County Fair, Senior Day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., today through Monday, Island Grove Regional Park, Free. Livestock events, food booths, antique tractor display. Weld County Fair Youth Rodeo and PTBR Young gun Bull Riding, Island Grove Arena. Details (970) 356-4000, Ext. 2065 or www.weldcountyfair.com. First Friday Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. "The American Spirit: Practical Dreamers," High Plains Chautauqua theme, hands-on activities for kids....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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