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Greeley, CO, United States

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Past articles by Katarina:

Four couples, one lab: Eight Banner Health employees discuss working with their significant others in one department

Couples who work together stay together, right?That model at least seems to work for the four couples who work in Greeley’s Banner Health’s laboratory services.JoAnn and Brandon Hipwell, Kevin → Read More

Kress managers take over downtown Greeley’s secret bar; renovations to be revealed Friday

Margaret Thompson and Justin Ghofrani want their new bar to be Greeley’s worst-kept secret. It doesn’t have a name. It doesn’t have signs to let people know where it → Read More

Kress managers take over downtown Greeley’s secret bar; renovations to be revealed Friday

Margaret Thompson and Justin Ghofrani want their new bar to be Greeley’s worst-kept secret. It doesn’t have a name. It doesn’t have signs to let people know where it → Read More

4Rivers Equipment employees discuss new technology in agriculture, future for ag technicians at Colorado Farm Show

The technology used in the precision agriculture industry today is a lot different than it was when John Deere made its first model of a tractor, the Waterloo Boy, → Read More

Greeley gets 2.4 inches of snowfall Monday, then skies clear

Greeley residents woke up to soft, fluffy snow Monday morning, marking the first notable snowfall of the year.About 2.4 inches of snow fell in Greeley on Monday, according to → Read More

University of Northern Colorado graduate opens his own franchise of CrossFit in Garden City

A University of Northern Colorado graduate will host an open house for his new Garden City small business Saturday. Dan Straub, 28, opened Performance Curve CrossFit, 2770 8th Ave., → Read More

Shots fired Monday afternoon at Walmart in west Greeley

At least three people were involved in an altercation that ended up with a gun being fired Monday afternoon at the Walmart in west Greeley.According to Greeley Police Lt. → Read More

Rice’s Honey hosts event Thursday celebrating partnership with Walmart, increased company growth

When Rice’s Honey first started in 1924, the company’s products were delivered door-to-door in glass jars throughout the Greeley community. Now, 93 years later, Rice’s Honey can be found → Read More

Sears to close Greeley Mall location late January

The Sears department store, a decades-old anchor in the Greeley Mall, will close early next year.Sears Holdings Co. announced Thursday it will close 45 Kmart locations and 18 Sears → Read More

WeldWerks Brewing Co. to host its first beer festival June of next year in Greeley

Get ready for a WeldWerks beer festival next summer, right here in downtown Greeley.WeldWerks will host its inaugural WeldWerks Invitational Festival in late June at the DoubleTree Hotel by → Read More

Tower 56 Distilling, Greeley’s second distillery, plans to open downtown next year

Greeley will be getting its second distillery, Tower 56 Distilling, in downtown early next year. Matt Estrin and his wife, Trista, signed the lease for the distillery’s location, 825 → Read More

New hibachi grill and sushi restaurant opens in the Greeley Mall

A new hibachi and sushi restaurant opened its doors in the Greeley Mall earlier this month. Sapporo Japanese Steak House, opened last Sunday in the Greeley Mall, near the → Read More

Makin’ It: Five questions with Kyra Hurlock, band instrument repair technician at Music Depot

Kyra Hurlock used to fidget with her tenor saxophone when she played in her high school’s band. “There was a lot of sitting while other sections worked … because → Read More

Virtual job recruitment helps both employers and job seekers in Colorado’s tight market

Going to a job interview or career fair these days doesn’t always mean getting dressed up, shaking off your nerves and walking into the office building of a potential → Read More

Downtown Greeley’s Free Leaf to host grand opening celebration on Sept. 22

Free Leaf Apothecary and Boutique in downtown Greeley will host its grand opening celebration from 5-9 p.m. Sept 22 at its location, 918 1/2 9th Ave. The event will → Read More

Gas prices reach their highest point of the year in Greeley after Harvey

Average retail gas prices in Greeley have risen more than 20 cents per gallon in the past week, making gas the most expensive it’s been so far this year.According → Read More

TeleTech hiring 12,000 new associates across country, including Greeley location

TeleTech will hold its National Hiring Fest this week at 26 locations throughout the country, including Greeley.Greeley’s TeleTech, 2400 29th St., Suite 100, is hiring for customer services representatives, → Read More

DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opens in downtown Greeley; city leaders hoping to see immediate impact

It’s finally here. The new DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley Lincoln Park, 919 7th St., opened Friday, after a little more than a year’s worth of construction. City leaders have → Read More

Burlington Stores to host Johnstown opening celebrations next weekend

JOHNSTOWN — Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer, is opening a new store Sept. 8 in Johnstown at Johnstown Plaza, 4832 Thompson Parkway, which is near Interstate 25 and → Read More

Eatin’ Out: The story behind Johnstown’s authentic Nacho Y Kika’s Cafe

Tony Rivera knew he wanted to name his first and only restaurant after his parents, Don and Maria — otherwise known in the Johnstown community by their nicknames, Nacho → Read More