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Like. Follow. Share. Retweet. Mention. Love. Greeley Unexpected tells our city’s story by highlighting the unique and the interesting. Everyone is discovering that there’s so much more than they ever knew going on in our growing city.

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Telling Greeley’s Story Greeley has a lot to be proud of—our community has some of the most interesting, talented, and generous people you’ll ever meet and the amenities offered here rival that of much larger cities. What’s more, Greeley’s population has now exceeded 100,000. Greeley has grown up—not just in population—the city is bigger, more interesting, and more diverse than ever before. And new businesses are opening all the time. It’s hard to keep track of the new restaurants, new micro breweries, new shops, and the new special events, but it’s fun trying. What we’re saying is you won’t go hungry (or thirsty) for things to experience in Greeley. If you’d like to know more, we’re happy to help. On the Give us a call for free magazines, stickers, cover: presentations, and more. No. 3 This edition

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A DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE Where live music is served up nightly. One of three statewide finalists for the 2015 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ Ernst & Young Next Wave Leadership Award, Ely Corliss is clearly an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with. It all started back in 2006—Corliss was still in college— when he and his band were frustrated by the shortage of live music opportunities in the Greeley area. So he started a promotions company. Then he gave the community BandWagon, a monthly music magazine now in its fifth year of publication. And then, in April of 2013, the Moxi Theater opened its doors in downtown Greeley.

In less than 10 years, a city not exactly known for its night life was suddenly the home of a high-quality music venue attracting both regional and national acts—and providing a much-needed springboard for local bands. These days, the Moxi hosts anywhere from 12 to 20 shows every month. And Ely? He seems almost embarrassed by the recent attention, saying only that “it was nice to be nominated” for the leadership award. In fact, he’s quick to point out that the city has been “hugely helpful” in the Moxi’s success—and that northern Colorado’s deep well of musical talent just needed a home.

Moxi Makes Big Time Impact Downtown Greeley’s downtown renaissance is due in large part to a thriving music

and arts scene where a young entrepreneur like Ely fits right in. No doubt there’s something for you on the Moxi’s concert lineup—Rap, Alternative Rock, Pop, Funk, Metal, the Blues—it’s all there. Located on Greeley’s downtown 9th Street Plaza, also the home of Colorado’s first Go-Cup district, the Moxi is small enough for intimate performances, yet large enough for top notch acts. With a capacity of over 400, professional sound and lighting, full service bar, and a light food menu, the Moxi serves up great entertainment. www.moxitheater.com Ely Corliss, Owner

Bandwagon Magazine Ever since its first edition rolled off the press, BandWagon has helped cultivate and report on live music and the arts in the greater Northern Colorado region with feature stories, album reviews and an art and music centered events calendar. It’s free and available monthly for pick up at numerous locations around Northern Colorado. www.bandwagmag.com

Greeley Downtown: The Best “Go Cup” Concerts in Colorado Greeley’s 9th Street Plaza Friday Fests are the best place in Colorado to listen to free live music every Friday night, May through October. Enjoy (and dance to) live music outdoors (and indoors) while taking your adult beverage anywhere on the plaza. Sidewalk chalk for the kids, fire-eaters, art performances and more typically entertain all ages during the concerts. Music ranges from Funk, Disco, R&B, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, and Salsa to Jazz.

Upcoming 2015 Friday Fests: June 5 – The Burroughs – Greeley Unexpected Launch Party June 12 – The Boogie Boys – Blues Jam kickoff (16 free downtown venues) June 19 – Union Gray June 26 – Zyzzyx Road July 3 – Wild Nights July 10 – Groove Nation Orchestra July 17 – Dank July 24 – Funkiphino – Arts Picnic Kickoff July 31 – Brothers of the Sun August 7 – Deja Blu August 14 – Gumbo le Funque August 21 – Soul School August 28 – 9th Annual Block Party on the Plaza September 4 – Chris Daniels and the King September 11 – Hazel Miller & The Hazel Miller Band – Greeley’s “Super Big” Event September 18 – Kizumba Salsa Band September 25 – Archie Funker See more Major Music events in this edition.


More Music Downtown Bear’s Country Saloon - 813 9th Street Brix Taphouse & Brewery - 813 8th Street Cranford Cove Tea Tavern - 823 10th Street The Jager/The Penalty Box - 822 9th Street The Kress Cinema & Lounge - 817 8th Avenue The Pit - 807 17th Street, Ste. H The Mad Cow - 800 9th Street Patrick’s Irish Pub - 907 8th Avenue Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - 825 9th Street Syntax Spirits - 625 3rd Street Tilted Kilt - 610 9th Avenue Union Colony Civic Center - 701 10th Avenue WeldWerks Brewing Company - 508 8th Avenue Wiley Roots Brewing Company - 625 3rd Street, Unit D


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…AND BACK TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Signature Events for 2015 If you missed the 2015 Blarney on the Block in March, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Fest in April, or the Cinco de Mayo celebration don’t worry, they’ll be back next year and there’s plenty more to enjoy this year . . . Friday Fests/Go-Cup Concert Series, May-September Downtown Greeley www.greeleydowntown.com First Friday Art Walk, Monthly Downtown Greeley www.greeleydowntown.com Greeley Blues Jam, June 12-13 Downtown Greeley & Island Grove Regional Park www.greeleybluesjam.com Greeley Stampede, June 25-July 5 Island Grove Regional Park www.greeleystampede.org Greeley Arts Picnic, July 25-26 9th Street Plaza & Downtown Lincoln Park www.artspicnic.com

ENVIRONMENT Greeley Subaru is committed to being a leader in environmental initiatives while continuing to reduce our own footprint. Being green isn’t a trend. It’s who we are and what we stand for. VOLUNTEERISM Volunteering is important to us. We want to see our neighborhoods become socially healthy places to live, work and play. THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER Here at Greeley Subaru we are active in our efforts to fight against hunger. We strive to raise awareness and funds while working side by side with food banks, soup kitchens, and hosting food drives. COMMUNITY PARTNERS Greeley Subaru shares Greeley’s passion and vision for improving the quality of life in our community. Our goal is to partner with local businesses and organizations to make a difference in people’s lives.

Neighborhood Nights, July-August Various City Parks www.greeleygov.com Weld County Fair, July 29-August 3 Island Grove Regional Park www.weldcountyfair.com High Plains Chautauqua, August 4-8 Aims Community College www.highplainschautauqua.org Pets ’n’ Popcicles, August 7-9 & 14-16 Centennial Village Museum www.greeleymuseums.com Greeley Kennel Club Dog Show, August 15-16 Island Grove Regional Park www.greeleykc.org Agriculture Fest & Feast, August 22 9th Street Plaza, Downtown Greeley http://www.greeleytribune.com/agriculturefest Civic Center Season, September-March Union Colony Civic Center, Downtown Greeley www.ucstars.com Potato Day, September 12 Centennial Village Museum www.greeleymuseums.com

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Great Greeley Chalk-A-Lot, September 12 UNC Parking Lots http://www.greeleyunexpected.com/events/2015-great-greeley-chalk-lot My Favorite Bands, September 19 Downtown Lincoln Park www.greeleydowntown.com Poudre River Challenge, September 19 Poudre River Trail www.poudretrail.org

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Community Fest at UNC Homecoming October 17 www.unco.edu Oktobrewfest, October 2-3 Downtown Lincoln Park www.greeleydowntown.com Howl-o-Ween Trick-or-Treat, October 24-25 Centennial Village Museum www.greeleymuseums.com

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Trick or Treat Street, October 30 Downtown Greeley, 9th Street Plaza www.greeleydowntown.com Greeley Lights the Nights, starts November 28 Downtown Greeley www.greeleychamber.com Festival of Trees, November 27-December 5 Union Colony Civic Center www.greeleyfestivaloftrees.com Holiday Heritage Open House, November 28 Greeley History Museum www.greeleymuseums.com Colorado Farm Show, January 26-28, 2016 Island Grove Regional Park www.coloradofarmshow.com

Other Attractions

Colorado Model Railroad Museum 680 10th Street www.cmrm.org Centennial Village Museum 1475 A Street www.greeleymuseums.com Greeley History Museum 714 8th Street www.greeleymuseums.com Meeker Home Museum 1324 9th Avenue www.greeleymuseums.com

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THE G.TOWN PROMISE Where student success is everyone’s business. Exactly what the G.Town Promise is is hard to qualify. Not because the idea behind it is particularly complicated, but because there’s so much to it. There’s the College Promise, which offers post-secondary education tuition support to qualified high school students. There’s Career Pathways, which facilitates direct contact between Greeley-Evans District 6 students and local professionals for mentoring and internship opportunities. And there’s the Crown Jewels Busing Program, which enables kids to participate in after-school programs by taking care of transportation—through free rides via Greeley-Evans Transit. And that doesn’t even begin to cover it all.

“It’s a partnership,” explains Greeley City Manager Roy Otto. “It’s businesses, educators, organizations, and city government working together to leverage each others’ resources and expertise instead of going it alone.” In other words, Otto says, it’s all about “principled relationships”—the kind of connections that are critical in helping Greeley-area youth become successful, productive adults. So what’s the promise? Dan Dennie, director of business development at Banner Health and one of the community leaders behind the initiative, has a way of summing it up: “We’re going to create a community where kids truly have the opportunity to succeed.”

ACE and the G.Town Promise

The Greeley City Council identified Achieving Community Excellence (ACE) as a means to support and improve Greeley’s civic infrastructure. Following that lead, 25 community leaders took action to assure that something substantial took shape. Via their aligned, principled relationships they were successful in developing one of ACE’s first efforts, the G.Town Promise. G.Town Promise provides youth residing in Greeley and Evans, who attend Greeley-Evans District 6, charter, and private schools, with the additional help they need to become successful, productive adults. A high quality workforce for Greeley and Evans is a positive by-product of this education initiative. www.greeleygov.com/ace

Post-Secondary Education Assistance

Scholarship programs are available providing financial assistance to make a post-secondary degree a reality for many who could never have dreamed of achieving that goal.

Youth Leadership Summit

In the spring of each year, students in Greeley and along the Front Range are invited to attend the Young Leaders Discovery and Impact Summit. The summit provides a dynamic opportunity for young leaders (ages 15-23) to discover and align their life’s purpose and goals with their personal passions, skills, abilities, and talents.


Career Pathways

A strong workforce begins with a great education. As part of their education, it’s important that students are offered opportunities to experience potential careers first-hand. Career Pathways provides all Greeley and Evans students with a wide variety of engaging experiences in their interest areas. • Guest speakers • Workplace tours and field trips • Career and job fairs, informational interviews • Internships, volunteer opportunities, job shadowing, career mentoring The Mayor’s Workforce Initiative is a driving force behind business participation and funding support for Career Pathways.  The workforce initiative’s goal is to recruit 200 business partners interested in supporting a minimum of 100 paid internships annually.  

Crown Jewels Busing-Ride Free with ID

Greeley and Evans youth are our cities’ Crown Jewels and without available, affordable, safe transportation many will struggle to achieve academic success. A new ‘Ride Free with ID’ program is breaking down this barrier. Starting in 2014, Greeley-Evans Transit began offering all students free, unlimited, year-round rides to and from school, internships and activities.

Success! In its first year, the ride free program increased student ridership 313 percent and student participation in after school activities rose 13 percent.


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Greeley’s Art Scene Creates a Sense of Place Art is about more than making things

look good—cities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art. Greeley’s public art programs and local artists help define Greeley as a place—a place with a unique character worth exploring. And with the state recognition of the Greeley Creative District in 2014, the blending of this arts-rich area with the historic Downtown and University districts truly sets Greeley apart from other cities. Here are some local art scene highlights from throughout the city. Greeley’s Public Art Collection The City of Greeley collection consists of over 300 works of indoor art and more than 100 pieces of outdoor art that have been donated, gifted or purchased since 1967.

The Greeley Art Commission Volunteer commission members, with City government staff support, oversee programs that provide works of art for temporary and permanent public installations and exhibitions throughout the city. Commission members actively maintain popular art programs and initiate new ones.

fourteen sculptures to be displayed in public areas. When budget allows, the commission then purchases one or more pieces to add to the city’s permanent collection. Manhole Covers - In 2015, the Greeley Art Commission will be casting artwork into manhole covers in pedestrian-heavy areas of the city to add an interesting touch to city streets and bring some thoughtful awareness to our water resources.

Uptown Trees - In 2014, the installation of the first ten ‘Uptown Trees’ on the 8th Avenue corridor between the University District and downtown occurred. Five more art trees will be Tointon Gallery - Twelve changing shows designed and installed in 2015 with this project are presented in the gallery adjacent to the eventually including 30 tree sculptures. Union Colony Civic Center every year. The 1,000 square foot gallery features work by local Sculpture On Loan - This program was and nationally acclaimed artists and showcases initiated in 1995 with the placement of three a variety of media, artist styles and skill levels. pieces of art in the Downtown area. Each year There’s never an admission charge. since, the Commission has selected up to

There’s more! Arts Picnic - This annual festival celebrates performing and visual arts and crafts in historic Lincoln Park. Two stages and 175 booths fill the park for the last full weekend every July. The Creation Station is always a treat for kids and adults alike and the food court and beer garden satisfy every taste. Admission is free. 2015: July 25 & 26 Other art venues include privately owned galleries, the annual Stampede Western Invitational Art Show in June/July, the National Greeley Art Exhibition, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, the annual Chalk-a-Lot continuous chalk art drawing, and more.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” –Albert Einstein


Get more accurate readings with 3D Mammography technology. The clearest picture provides our experts the opportunity for the most accurate diagnosis. Our team uses some of the most advanced diagnostic technology in the country, right here at home. In Northern Colorado this is how we take care of our own. For more information or to schedule your appointment, call (970) 810-6070 or visit BannerHealth.com/NCMC3DMammo. Located at Summit View Medical Commons 2001 70th Ave. • Greeley


We’ve got spirit, how about you? Women are usually the people in the family who make sure that everyone gets the health care they need. That’s why we want you to have the information you need to make positive changes in your life and the lives of your families—and have some fun while you’re at it. Become a member of the “Spirit of Women” program. You’ll stay up-todate on the latest news about total well-being for mind, body and spirit. Members enjoy entertaining events, discounts at select businesses, and will also receive a subscription to Spirit Magazine. Lifetime Membership is $20 and is complementary to women 65 and older.

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RANKINGS WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

Wendy Sparks, NCMC Chief Operating Officer and Tiffany Hettinger, Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals is based solely on clinical quality outcomes rewarding excellence over a multi-year period. This premier distinction provides a measure of confidence for consumers.

America’s 50 Best Hospitals

are the top 1% of hospitals in the nation for providing overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures consistently for a minimum of seven consecutive years.

America’s 100 Best Hospitals

are the top 2% of hospitals in the nation for exhibiting clinical excellence for at least four consecutive years.

BANNER HEALTH

NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER Where world-class care happens every day. Of the nearly 5,000 community hospitals in the United States, only a handful are known outside of the communities they serve—like Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, or Johns Hopkins. But when you take the time to track important patient outcomes across a wide range of procedures and conditions, other hospitals quickly rise to the top. Like North Colorado Medical Center, recently named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for its “consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.” The award comes from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, and follows four consecutive years that NCMC appeared in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ list. For Rick Sutton, CEO of Banner Health Northern Colorado, the honor means more than top-notch care for residents of Northern Colorado and the surrounding area. It’s an acknowledgment that NCMC is helping to set the standard for healthcare nationwide. “If other U.S. hospitals performed at the level we achieved during Healthgrades’ evaluation period,” he explains, “more than 160,000 lives could potentially have been saved.” It’s also proof of something Sutton has long known to be true: “Greeley is large enough to offer world-class care,” he says, “but small enough to still feel like home.”

World-Class Health Care - High Quality Options

The health and well-being of Greeley is served by a medical community of physicians and caregivers in a wide scope of specialties. North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), a fully-accredited, not-for-profit hospital, is licensed to operate 378 beds. NCMC offers highly specialized cancer treatments, comprehensive regional heart care programs, a Level Two trauma and emergency services center, and the Monfort Family Birth Center with a Level Two neo-natal intensive care unit. The hospital also provides medical air-transport and is one of only three burn units in the state. Beyond NCMC’s first rate emergency services,there are several emergency care clinics in Greeley and long-term health care facilities. Greeley professionals also offer a number of alterna­tives for occupational health and well workplace resources.


NCMC has distinguished itself in many ways. Here are some of their most recent accreditations and awards: General Excellence • Healthgrades – America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ 2015 • Healthgrades – America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ 2012-2015 • The Joint Commission – the hospital accreditation organization recognized NCMC as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures • Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 2009-2015 • NCMC earned Banner Health’s “Best of the Best” Hospital Award for outstanding quality and performance 2011/2013 • Accredited by the Joint Commission • Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Business Ethics 2008 Western States Burn Center • Greeley Fire Department (formerly UCFRA) Award to the Western States Burn Center for the support of community and firefighter education Cancer Care • Comprehensive Community Cancer Program designation by the American College of Surgeons Community Involvement • Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Winners’ Circle Award Critical Care • Healthgrades® Critical Care Excellence Award™ 2009-2015 • Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence - ICU, 2010, 2011 • Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence - CVCU, 2011 Emergency Care • North Colorado Med Evac, air medical transport, is accredited through CAMTS since 1996 Heart Care • Spirit Health Group, HeartCaring, and the Larry King Cardiac Foundation “Heart of the Community Award” for the Heart Safe City (AED project) • American Heart Association “Get with the Guidelines” recognition for Heart Failure and Coronary Arterial Disease • Cardiac Alert Healthcare Hero Award and Banner Health Vision Award • Ranked top 1% in the United States for Heart Attack Care based on Medicare Core Measures • Echocardiography Department accreditation from the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories • Cardiac Rehabilitation certified with American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Hospital Care • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery • Respiratory Care Department earned Best Department Annual Achievement Award, ADVANCE for Managers of Respiratory Care • Care Science Select Practice National Quality Leaders in the category of Heart Failure, Ischemic Stroke, and Pneumonia Volunteers • 415 volunteers dedicated 66,400 hours in 2014


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GREELEY’S CRAFT BREWING SCENE Where creativity is always on tap.

With more than 230 craft breweries in Colorado—making it number three in the country in craft breweries per capita and third in beer volume—it’s hard to imagine why another one is needed. Unless you’re Neil Fisher and Colin Jones, owners of WeldWerks Brewing Company, the fifth craft brewery to open in Greeley since 2006. “Colorado beers tend to be more creative,” explains Fisher. “They take the best from multiple styles and regions. Which means the sky’s the limit around here.” Witness WeldWerks’ own Coffee Stout, which is brewed with coffee roasted just down the street at Zoë’s Café. Or the Peachtree Cherry at Crabtree Brewing Company, aged in Zinfandel barrels for more than a year. Or the fire-roasted Weld County chilies that go into Broken Plow’s Signature Chili Wheat. Greeley’s breweries are not only getting a lot of local support, they’re also winning some big-time awards—like a bronze medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival for Wiley Roots’ Super 77 Wheat. But can they stand out in a state known for its craft beer? “There’s a lot of room for growth here,” says Jones. “We absolutely believe this city will be a destination for craft beer lovers.”

Where is all this Great Beer?

The popularity of both creating and consuming craft beers has exploded in recent years. Thanks to a community of entrepreneurial brew masters, five craft breweries have taken root in Greeley creating a destination for those who can’t resist trying something new. No matter where you are in Greeley you’re not far from a flight of home grown brews.  Using local agricultural products to create their signature beers and with collaboration between local brewers, Greeley is seeing success putting the city on the map for beer lovers.

Beyond

Beer! Syntax Spirits Distillery and Cocktail Bar

is a craft distillery located at 6th Avenue and 3rd Street, near Highway 85. Since 2010 they’ve been creating award winning small-batch vodka, whisky, and rum, using almost 100 percent local ingredients. Their tasting room, adjacent to Wiley Roots Brewing, offers unique infusions, custom cocktails, bottle sales, and free tours.

Bijou Creek Winery

is Greeley’s first winery and wine tasting room. Owner Erwin Hillmann has been making wine for over 20 years and started a small business selling his wine in Fort Morgan, Colorado. In 2014 he relocated to Greeley, where he’d already experienced success selling wines at local farmers’ markets and festivals. You can sample Bijou Creek’s various red and white blends and purchase bottled wine 5 days a week at their tasting room on West 10th Street.


BROKEN PLOW

Randy and Regan Waddle used to be farmers in western Weld County. But after home brewing for 25 years alongside their farming tradition, Randy and his wife opened the doors to Broken Plow Brewery on New Year’s Eve 2013. Broken Plow showcases some of its farming roots in its name as well as the names of their brews, like their Prairie Pale Ale, Dust Devil IPA and Deja Moo Oatmeal Milk Stout. You can taste years of brewing experience in their laid back taproom on West 10th Street.

CRABTREE

Crabtree Brewing Company is the eldest of Greeley’s breweries. Jeff and Stephanie Crabtree opened their doors in 2006 with the goal of having fun doing what they love—making and serving great beer. In 2012, after six years of success, Crabtree moved to its current location on 29th Street just west of the Greeley Mall. While there are strong local ties, like brewing their Chunkin Pumkin variety using locally-grown pumpkins, Jeff has exported his beers as far as Japan and makes regular shipments to out-of-state distributors.

WILEY ROOTS

Wiley Roots Brewing Company opened its doors in July of 2013 as one of Greeley’s small craft breweries intent on creating unique beer while using as many local ingredients as possible. Wiley Roots was born in Kyle and Miranda Carbaugh’s home kitchen and then grew to a fullfledged brewery in the location formerly occupied by Crabtree Brewing. In the taproom, located at 6th Avenue and 3rd Street, near Highway 85, you’ll notice German, Irish, Swedish and Norwegian flags, which like their name, are in homage to their families’ historic roots.

WELDWERKS

WeldWerks Brewing Company, one of Greeley’s youngest breweries, opened in February of 2015. Innovation and a sense of community fuel the minds behind the taps at WeldWerks. You can find their mix of industrial and rustic styles and their varying craft brews downtown on 8th Avenue right across from The Greeley Tribune.

BRIX TAPHOUSE

Brix, a fledgling tap house and brewery, is located in the heart of downtown Greeley on the 8th Street Plaza. They feature 60+ rotating craft beers, all of which are made in Colorado, and will start serving some of their own in-house beers in 2015. A downtown destination where the full range of Colorado’s brewing abilities, textures and flavors can be experienced.


Greeley’s Major Music Festivals & More Greeley Blues Jam Island Grove Arena www.greeleybluesjam.com A family oriented atmosphere where everyone enjoys great Blues music performed by musicians from around the world. Fun food and drink, merchandise vendors, ample free parking, plus camping & RV sites. 2015: Friday, June 12 - Free Live music at 16 downtown venues; Saturday, June 13 – 10-hour outdoor music fest at Island Grove Park UNC/Greeley Jazz Fest Union Colony Civic Center www.uncjazzfest.com The largest event of its kind in the nation, the Festival brings together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians, and more than 250 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups. Enjoy the concerts, after-hours sessions and workshops. 2016: April 21-23 My Favorite Bands – Lincoln Park www.mfbfest.com Each September, this one-of-a-kind annual, all-day, outdoor music festival features Colorado’s best bands covering the greatest bands of all time. Fun for all ages. 2015: September 19 Greeley Stampede Concerts Island Grove Park www.greeleystampede.org Top name Country and Classic Rock artists perform to huge crowds each and every year during the last week of June and the first week in July. Don’t miss the carnival, Pro Rodeo, the art show and much more. 2015: Concerts run June 26-July 4 Union Colony Civic Center www.ucstars.com Greeley’s state of the art performing arts center provides Northern Colorado with a variety of the best local, regional, and national entertainment. While the Center is home to the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating its 104th season and the Greeley Chorale celebrating its 50th, you can also experience Broadway musicals, comedy, concerts, plays, dance, and emerging talent from the University of Northern Colorado.

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Last year more than 2,000 residents made the first attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous chalk drawing. It was amazing—participants reached the 1.5 mile mark setting an awesome Greeley record. In 2015, Greeley looks to beat its own record and take another shot at the world record. Visit www.greeleygov.com/chalkalot for details and to register as an individual, team or family. Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on the UNC campus.

Funny you should ask. It’s, well, Greeley. In 2015 Greeley’s population exceeded 100,000 and we’ll be making a big deal out of the fact that we’re now a “big” city. Greeley has grown up. The city is bigger, more interesting, and more diverse than ever before, so let’s celebrate! There’ll be kids’ activities, stilt walkers, fire twirlers, a free Friday Fest outdoor concert by The Hazel Miller Band, and more. And of course this is a Go-Cup event. Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-10 p.m. on the 9th Street Plaza.


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TOUCHING LIVES IN UNEXPECTED WAYS, PERHAPS EVEN YOURS One thing’s for sure: life is unpredictable. It’s good to know that United Way and it’s partner programs are here when you need them. It takes a comprehensive approach to really help children, youth and families. No one, single service can assure children get a good start in life, keep youth on a positive track, support individuals and families during crisis and help them on their path toward self-sufficiency, assure the disabled and ill receive assistance and that the elderly are not forgotten. Your contribution helps fund a combination of programs and services.

Do you think United Way services are for someone else? There is an element of United Way that is there for each

one of us. You don’t know when you are going to need it. But know that when you do need someone to help, or if you want to help someone, United Way of Weld County will be there. A young father of two desperately needed a new pair of work boots to keep his construction job. Unsure of how he was going to pay for them, he called the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service. He was connected with a United Way supported program. The help he received went beyond boots and put him on the path to a brighter future. He was provided resources to help him go back to school, get his GED and land a better job that would lead to greater financial stability for his family. Dave was doing well working and supporting his family which included his wife and three children. Everything seemed complete. Then Dave was hurt in a car accident and couldn’t work. His income came to a complete halt. They were referred to a United Way supported food bank for assistance. Dave did not want to receive this type of help because felt it was needed by others worse off. The food bank was able to comfort him and let him know it was only for a short time that he would require assistance before he would be back on his feet again.

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THE RODARTE COMMUNITY CENTER

Where a community comes together. When Greeley residents petitioned City Council to build a community center in 1977, it was in part out of frustration at confrontations between Chicano activists and Greeley police officers over the treatment of Latinos. What those residents got in return was nearly twice the funding they’d asked for—and a center that is just one example of the community’s long-standing commitment to diversity. What’s more, Greeley residents voted to expand and improve the center in 2002. Named for Greeley activist and itinerant preacher Jesus Rodarte (1886–1986), the Rodarte Community Center opened to the public in 1979. In selecting the name, its governing board felt that Rodarte personified “the spirit of unity between old and young and people of all colors. This spirit is what the center should represent.” Program manager C. J. Archibeque couldn’t agree more. “I grew up here,” he says, “and I can tell you that this center has had a tremendous impact.” Archibeque says programs like after-school tutoring, summer camps, language classes, boxing, GED prep, and senior nutrition meals—as well as the recent collaboration between the Greeley Art Commission, the University of Northern Colorado, local artists

and Rodarte kids that created a colorful art bus—have the power to blur both racial and socioeconomic lines. “Greeley’s a true melting pot,” he says, “meaning we get better as we get more diverse. And the Rodarte Center continues to play a huge part in that.”

Rodarte Park to be Renamed For Hoshiko Family

In 2015 the park and baseball fields surrounding the Rodarte Community Center will officially be named for the Hoshiko family. It was back in 1978 that local farmer Paul Hoshiko sold the land to the City enabling the center to be constructed on its current site. Prior to that, the block was a rough baseball field used by workers at the adjacent Kuner canning factory. In fact, the field was nicknamed “the home of the brave” because the rocky ground made it tough to slide and A Street ran right through the outfield! The factory was purchased by the Hoshiko’s in 1964 and the baseball tradition on those 3.6 acres continued as Paul Hoshiko understood the recreational value of that land. As a leader in 4-H and other youth oriented programs he felt strongly that the land should be used to support local youth of all cultures and backgrounds.

C. J. Archibeque, Youth Enrichment Manager


Greeley’s Cultural Centers Global Refugee Center 917 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor of the First United Methodist Church www.grccolorado.org The Global Refugee Center (GRC) works to support refugees and immigrants in Greeley. The center, which opened in 2008 under the leadership of five members of the East African community, was founded to address the challenges refugee newcomers faced in their new lives in Greeley. The GRC offers education, culturally relevant programs, leadership, and skill development. While fostering new skills, the center strives to preserve and promote culture, language, and traditions. By 2011, it was no longer serving just the East African community but newcomers from over 20 different countries.

University of Northern Colorado Asian/Pacific American Student Services Center 924 20th Street - www.unco.edu/apass The Asian/Pacific American Student Services (A/PASS) center at UNC supports the academic and social development of Asian and Pacific Islander students while serving as a source of cultural education for the UNC campus. A/Pass opened in 1995 and since then various student organizations have been created in connection with the center including Filipino, Japanese, Hawaiian and Chinese clubs for extra-curricular activities and community service. César Chávez Cultural Center 1410 20th Street - www.unco.edu/cccc As a result of perseverance on the part of students, staff and faculty, the César Chávez Cultural Center (CCCC) first opened its doors in 1985 as the Hispanic Cultural Center and was subsequently renamed to honor civil rights activist, César Chávez. The center supports educational attainment of Latino students and empowers them as they work to achieve their career goals. The center serves as a resource to the larger campus community regarding the Latino culture. The CCCC will celebrate its 30th anniversary in September of 2015. Marcus Garvey Cultural Center 928 20th Street - www.unco.edu/garvey Established in 1983, the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center (MGCC) supports and fosters the development of African, African American/Black students. The center delivers programs and services that assist the broader university community and local residents by increasing knowledge and understanding of African, African American/Black experiences and culture. The MGCC is named to recognize, Marcus Garvey, an early 20th century leader and civil rights activist. Native American Student Services Center 924 20th Street - www.unco.edu/nass The NASS Center promotes academic and leadership excellence of Native American students at the University of Northern Colorado. NASS seeks to enrich the UNC community through academic, social, and cultural programs that reflect the tradition, heritage, and history of Native America. A significant goal is to foster a campus environment that sustains, respects and honors the diversity of traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.


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THE COLORADO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM Where a miniature world of wonder awaits. As Dave Trussell was preparing to open the Greeley Freight Station Museum in 2009, he circulated flyers featuring images of his hand-built model railroad—the heart of the museum—under the heading, “All Aboard!” But Trussell’s HO scale masterpiece was perhaps a little too realistic. Those who showed up, it seems, fully expected to board an actual, working train. “They weren’t real happy at first,” laughs Michelle Kempema, executive director of what’s now called the Colorado Model Railroad Museum. Of course, when you find yourself in the presence of the largest model railroad of its kind in the world—what Jim Hediger, senior editor of Model Railroader magazine, called the finest he’d ever seen—it’s kind of hard to stay angry. Because the 5,500-square-foot railroad isn’t just about tiny locomotives chugging through realistic settings. What Trussell and countless volunteers have created is a high-tech “immersive

experience” for the entire family, says Kempema. Unlike similar model railroads around the world, she explains, the Colorado Model Railroad Museum places visitors in the middle of the action—close enough that, if you look carefully, you can almost see the facial expressions on the 21-millimeter-tall people. In other words, says Kempema, “It’s designed to be fun.”

Michelle Kempema, CMRM Executive Director

Who loves this museum?

Everyone! From retired railroad workers to elementary school students, they are captivated by the miniature creations—look closely and you’ll spot first responders at a smoking forest fire . . . walk a few steps and you’ll see a carnival . . . then up some steps and around the corner and you’ll be amazed at the detail of a full-blown mining operation. Visitors have come from 45 different countries to see how hundreds of volunteers have created this mind boggling miniature world that’s easily the largest and best of its kind in the world.

One look and it’s understandable why this is the leading tourist attraction in Weld County. It’s not just the eye-candy detail, the entire experience keeps a smile on visitors’ faces.

Museum Features:

• A huge 5,500 sq. ft. operating model railroad • A layout that enables visitors to stroll through this three dimensional creation while the railroad is in operation • Three dimensional scenery with rugged mountains, numerous rivers and handmade features • 16,000 handmade fir, 8,000 deciduous and 4,000 aspen trees • 2,326 railcars and over 300 engines • More than 1,000 railroad artifacts • A real, full-size vintage caboose that you can explore • Telegrapher’s desks from Greeley and LaSalle, Colorado • Pullman car records from the Greeley depot

Location: 680 10th Street, Greeley (by the tracks!) For seasonal hours, admission or donations: www.cmrm.org (970) 392-2934

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It takes a volunteer “crew” to run the museum: • More than 120 active volunteers • Volunteer hours since 2009 exceed 175,877 Greeley History Museum • Volunteers hail mostly from Northern Colorado and 714 8th Street Southern Wyoming; however, some come from Iowa, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Meeker Home Museum New Mexico and California 1324 9th Avenue • Volunteers are from all walks of life including a 2-star general, many GreeleyMuseums.com colonels, retired railroaders, (970) 350-9220 police officers, engineers, Tours: (970) 350-9223 lawyers, bankers, truck Archives: (970) 336-4187 drivers, and a current pilot for Southwest Airlines...


Annual Events Harry Potter Themed Day (1st Saturday in January) Burlington Northern Days (2nd weekend in March) Union Pacific Days (2nd weekend in May) Dinosaur Days (June) Gold Rush Days (July) Star Wars Themed Day (July) Steam Train Days (August) Agriculture Days (September) Rio Grande Days (1st weekend in October) Holiday Festival of Trains (December)

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Kids of all ages can win daily prizes for finding a toy dinosaur hidden among the many features in the exhibit. It’s an adventure!


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