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2008-07-12 06:00:27

By Mike Peters, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jul. 12--Maybe it was coincidental. Most certainly, it was fate. On the day of Tracey Jones' car wreck in northern Weld County, she was treated in a Cheyenne emergency room by the same people she had trained in trauma care. But that could be expected in Jones' case. She touched the lives of hundreds of people, according to family and friends who gathered Friday to remember her, and tell "Tracey stories." She was an EMT, a trauma nurse, a...

2008-07-01 12:00:30

By Andrew Villegas, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jul. 1--U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar said Monday that a proposal to store more than 40,000 acre-feet of new water annually in northern Colorado has great promise in securing the region's future water needs, but the Colorado Democrat stopped short of voicing full support for the project. Salazar spoke to nearly 50 residents and Weld County officials Monday afternoon to tout the latest farm bill, which -- despite a presidential veto -- was approved by...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

A grass fire that charred about 2,500 acres in southeast Weld County near Wiggins is 100 percent contained, the Weld County Sheriff's Office reported.The fire broke out about 12:20 p.m. Monday close to where Interstate 76 intersects with Country Road 60, near the Empire Reservoir. Originally published by Rocky Mountain News. (c) 2008 Rocky Mountain News. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-20 09:00:16

By Bill Jackson, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 20--The proponents greatly outnumbered opponents at the final public hearing on the environmental impact statement of the Northern Integrated Supply Project Thursday night. The project is designed to provide an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water to northern Colorado with the construction of two new reservoirs. The hearing, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the University of Northern Colorado Thursday night, drew about 200...

2008-06-19 21:00:15

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 19--Tornado victims can now get an initial boost to help with their recovery efforts. The Windsor Community Foundation and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County have given out an initial distribution of about $73,000 to the victims. Distributions to victims of the May 22 tornado will be made available this week and applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application and method of distribution, officials of the two...

2008-06-19 12:00:44

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 19--A recent study has revealed that the Greeley-Weld County Airport contributes more than $120.8 million to the annual economies of Greeley and Weld County. The study was a part of economic impacts of aviation throughout Colorado, performed by Wilbur Smith Associates through a Colorado Aeronautical Board grant. It examined the individual economic output of each of Colorado's 74 public airports, according to a prepared release. In the past year,...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Andrew Villegas, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 14--After a long battle where city officials dangled everything but the key to city hall as bait, Greeley has finally landed the big cheese. City officials and Denver-based Leprino Foods -- the world's self-proclaimed largest producer of mozzarella cheese -- signed a development agreement Friday that will bring a large-scale cheese manufacturing plant to Greeley. Greeley was chosen over Garden City, Kan., as the site of the new plant....

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 14--postedu The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland will host a Cooperative Range Monitoring Seminar Thursday for those who have permits on the national forests and other interested participants. The seminar will include hands-on instruction in range monitoring methods covering range condition, forage production and identification of common plants. It will be an opportunity for those with U.S. Forest Service grazing...

2008-06-07 12:00:14

By Mike Peters, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 7--It began, according to law enforcement officers, with a routine drug investigation in Greeley last year. Then -- as more information was uncovered -- it grew to one of the largest drug busts in Greeley and Colorado history. Seven police agencies armed with federal drug indictments for 23 people across the western United States disrupted a drug ring that began in Mexico and California and spread to Greeley. In all, nearly 50 people were...

2007-06-26 21:01:37

By Mike Peters, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 26--In a little green glen east of Greeley, shaded by huge cottonwoods, two men died in a fiery plane crash on Monday. The crash site was alongside 8th Street and about a half-mile from the nearest runway, out of sight from the road, but passers-by could see the billowing smoke just after the plane crash. The "amateur-built, experimental aircraft" went down about 100 feet from a water-filled irrigation ditch, southeast of the Greeley-Weld...


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