Greeley (English) Greeley) is a municipality of Colorado, the United States of America, where the county office of Weld County is located, and the largest city in the county. The city is located in northern Colorado, 49 miles (79 km) north-northeast of the capital Denver. Estimated population in 2013 was 96,539, the 12th largest city in Colorado. The city is the main city of the Front Range City Corridor.
City of Greeley, Colorado
Weld County Court in the city
| Nickname: |
| Slogan: |
Great. From the Ground Up.
the position of the Greiley in Weld County, Colorado
|40 degrees 25 minutes north latitude and 104 degrees 43 minutes west longitude / 40.417 degrees north latitude and 104.717 degrees west longitude / 40.417 degrees; -104.717 Coordinates: 40 degrees 25 minutes north latitude and 104 degrees 43 minutes west longitude / 40.417 degrees north latitude and 104.717 degrees west longitude / 40.417 degrees; -104.717|
|corporatization||November 15, 1885|
|Named for||Horace Griley|
|· Total||30mi2 (77.7 km2)|
|· Land||29.99mi2 (77.5 km2)|
|- Water surface||0.1mi2 (0.2 km2)|
| - Estimate|
|· Density||3,106.6/mi2 (1,199.5/km2)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-6|
|ZIP code|| |
|GNIS feature ID||0180649|
|website||City of Greeley Colorado|
The name of the town comes from Holles Greeley, the editor of the New York Tribune. In 1869, the history of the city began under the name of the Union Colony as an experimental utopian society, but on April 6, 1886, Benjamin Eaton, a Colorado politician, announced that he would name Holles Greiley as a Griley to commemorate the name of the city. Greenery was established on the basis of dairy and agriculture, but he continued to follow the cutting-edge technology. The telephone line was opened in 1883, and the downtown electric lights were installed in 1886. By 1910, automobiles, mingled with carriages, began to run on the road. KFKA, established in 1922, is one of the earliest radio stations in the United States. The Greely Municipal Airport opened in 1928. In 1943, during World War II, two prisoners of war camp were placed in the city: a German prisoner of war camp and an Italian prisoner of war camp.
In 1969, a vote was held asking for permission to sell alcoholic beverages, and the vote was passed with only 477 votes. As a result, the city's prohibition period ended.
The Grily Philharmonic Orchestra began working in 1911. In 1958, Greiley became the first city with a cultural division.
The city is still changing and growing, and the population is more than double the level in 1970.
There used to be Laissam station on the Overland Trail (originally called Cherokee City station) in Greely City (or just west of the station). Laissam station (also known as Fort Laissam) was built in 1862 and the station was named after Milton S. Laissam, one of the early California senators. The station-yard was at the junction of the Southplatte River and the Cache la Poodle. It is believed that a white child was born here for the first time in Colorado. Fort Latham had a Federal Command Office from 1860 to 1864 when a battle against the Indians occurred, and it became the district office.
The Union Colony was built in 1869 as an experimental utopian community in Greiley. "The Union Colony is based on the prohibition of alcohol, religion, agriculture, education and family," according to Nathan C. Meaker, a New York newspaper. Meakers bought land (including the area around Reysum Station), a junction between the Cache La Poodle and the South Platte rivers. This place was almost between Cyan and Denver, which were connected by the Denver Pacific Railroad. The name of Union Colony is New York Tribune, which Meker later belongs to, and it has been changed to Greely by the name of Horace Griley, who popularized the phrase "Go West, young man."
The Grily is at latitude 40 degrees 24 minutes 54 seconds north and longitude 104 degrees 43 minutes 26 seconds west and at latitude 40.41500 degrees north and longitude 104.72389 degrees west/ 40.41500 degrees west; -104.72389. The altitude is 1,420m (4,658 feet) above sea level.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 30 square miles (78 km2), of which the land area is 29.9 square miles (77 km2), the water area is 0.1 square miles (0.26 km 2), and the water area is 0.3%.
In the south of the city, the area is adjacent to Evans and Garden City, and these three are sometimes collectively (not exactly) expressed as 'Greiley.' The Grily/Evans region is bounded by the South Platte River in the south, and the Cache la Poodle River in the northern part of Grily. Although it is often mentioned that there is a junction between National Route 85 and National Route 34 in the city, the exact location is in Evans City. In the western part of the city, Colorado State Route 257 starts, and Colorado State Route 392 runs on the northern border.
Greeley is classified into step climate (BSk) in the climate division of Keppen. The average high temperature in summer is around 32°C, and the average high temperature in winter is around 4°C, which is very different from that in winter. The hottest week is around the third week of July, and the coldest is January. The minimum temperature is around 16°C in summer and -9°C in winter. The highest temperature record is 41°C and the lowest temperature record is -32°C. The first frost is around October 10, which lasts until around May 4. Temperate cyclones that disrupt the weather in the eastern part of the United States, about two-thirds, often occur around Colorado. This means that Greiley is not much attacked by a fully developed storm. It is free from warm front, mizore or icy rain. Furthermore, the city adjoins the western Rocky Mountains and the relatively low-altitude areas on the east, so little precipitation and thunderstorms are seen. This seems to be inconsistent, but in adjacent areas (mostly farms), hail falls for 7-9 days a year.
The climate of Greeley is extremely dry, just like all parts of Colorado. When Chinook blows down from the mountains, temperatures sometimes rise to 21°C in January and February, and almost 32°C in April. Because of the high altitude and low humidity, even during the hottest period of summer, the minimum temperature at night is rarely higher than 20°C. It is not uncommon for daytime temperatures to be wide and the difference between high and low temperatures (daily difference) is over 25°C, and in particular, the difference between spring and autumn is large. It is normal that the temperature changes rapidly during the day.
|Climate in Greiley, Colorado|
|Maximum Temperature Record °F (°C)||74 |
|Mean maximum temperature°F (°C)||40.0 |
|Mean Minimum Temperature°F (°C)||15.6 |
|Minimum Temperature Recording °F (°C)||-25 |
|Precipitation inch (mm)||0.53 |
|Snowfall inch (cm)||6.5 |
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The following is demographic data from the 2010 census.
income and family
According to city-data.com, the crime rate per 100,000 people in the city was 289.6 (2012), below the U.S. average of 301.1.
The companies based in Greely include Swift & Company, a meat and meat business firm, Startech, an outsourced company, and Hensel Phelps, a land builder.
According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2012 edition, the top 10 employers in the city are as follows:
|rank||employer||number of employees|
|1||JBS Swift & Company||4,500|
|2||North Colorado Medical Center||3,000|
|4||state farm insurance||1,460|
|5||Care Stream Health||520|
|10||Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society||330|
The Colorado Air Force's 137th Space Guard is based on the Greiley Air State Military Base in the city.
82.2% of Greeley's 18-year-old residents have graduated from high school, and 25.9% have a bachelor's degree or higher.
elementary and secondary education
Most of the city belongs to the sixth school district of Weld County.
There are four high schools: Greiley Central High School, Greeley West High School, Jefferson High School and North Bridge High School.
There are four middle schools: Blended wood Junior High School, Franklin Junior High School, Heath Junior High School and John Evans Junior High School.
There are 14 elementary schools: Centennial Elementary School, Dos Rios Elementary School, East Memorial Elementary School, Hayman Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Maple Wood Elementary School, Martinez Elementary School, Macolife Elementary School, Meakar Elementary School, Montfort Elementary School, Romero Elementary School, School, Scott Elementary School, and Shaughn Elementary School.
There are three Charter Schools: University Schools, Frontier Academy, and Union Colony Prepartridge School. The Chaplaw Art Literacy Magnet School is a local school of art education.
There are at least five private schools, including Trinity Luther School, St. Mary Catholic School, Dayspring Christian Academy, Shepherd of the Hills, and Mountain View Academy.
Greenery has a campus in Northern Colorado, Ames Community College, Academy of Natural Therapy and Institute of Business and Medical Carriers.
Greenery has been a sister-city partnership with Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture since August 1993. As a youth overseas dispatch project, the exchange between high and middle school students in Moriya City have been progressing, for example, they have a home-stay at about Greiley.
The North Colorado Medical Center is the first medical facility in Weld County. The hospital opened as Greiley Hospital in 1904. The hospital was named Weld County General Hospital and became the present North Colorado Medical Center. The hospital is run by Phoenix-based Banner Health, Arizona. In recent years, hospital facilities have been expanded, emergency rooms have been newly built, and the number of hospitals has also increased.
On June 23, 2011, Poodle Valley Health Systems and the University of Colorado Pharmaceutical Department announced that they would postpone a joint management agreement. If it had been approved, it would have been outstripped North Colorado Medical Center to become the largest community hospital in northern Colorado. In 2010, Greely Medical Clinic, the largest and most historic medical group in Greiley, announced that it will tie up with Poodle Valley Health Systems.
Since 2006, the Greiley Police Station has received more than $2.3 million strategic military equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense, including MRAP, 72 5.56mm rifles, 22 suppressor devices, 15 night vision devices and more. Before 2014, when the Department of Defense began to release information after the public's scrutiny of the militarization of the police spread across the country, the details of the program were strictly observed for 20 years and little information was available.
"The Grily Tribune" is a major daily newspaper in the city. In addition, Swift Communications publishes a weekly newspaper called Fence Post about the city's agribusiness.
Greeley is a major city in the Fort Collins Greiley radio market. In the 2013 fall radio market ranking by the Abitron Corporation, Fort Collins Greely's market ranked 117th in the United States. Since it's close to Denver, local radio viewers can also receive most of the radio broadcast from the Denver radio station.
Grily belongs to the Denver TV market. Since it is close to Cyan, local viewers can also receive radio waves broadcast on the Cyan TV market.
in the news and popular culture
On December 12, 2006, the Immigration Customs Administration Office conducted a mass search at six meat processing plants, including Greiley's. Hundreds of people were taken by bus after interrogating a migrant who worked with illegal ID.
Greeley was introduced in Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Eats the World" and "The Scary Story of a Delicious Hamburger".
In August 2010, Replica News announced a plan to build a new plant in Greiley and create up to 500 jobs, costing $270 million. The factory started operating in November 2011.
On May 12, 2014, Greeley was ranked fifth in the Forbes article "10 Small Cities to Work." On July 23, he was ranked fourth in "10 Heroes of Cities with Increasing Employment."
James Mitchner went to the state Colorado University of Education and the current University of Northern Colorado from 1936 to 1937. After he obtained his master's degree, he served as an instructor of social science until 1941. His masterpiece, the 1974 novel "Centennial" was conceived based on the actual history of Greiley and Colorado where he was staying.
Egyptian Siid Kutub, an Islamic scholar, studied at the State University of Colorado Education (the present University of Northern Colorado). On May 6, 2003, Robert Siegel, the host of the National Public Radio program, "All Things Continued," reported Sayyed Kutub's book, "The America That I Have Seen," was distorted in the order of events that occurred in American history. In his book, Kutub said that Griley began fighting Native American and continued in 1949. Kutub also said that before independence, Latino was exiled from the area around Greiley to Central America. Kutub described Greilly as a bed of pleasure, and "barefoot" in life as a mixture of men and women "like animals." However, Egyptian political scientist Mamun Fandi stressed that Kutub's criticism of the United States was a warning to Egyptians for things that attracted them, such as the West and the modern times. As for Kutub's strong aversion to American sexuality, Fandi says there is no evidence that Kutub had a sexual relationship in her life.
well known native
- Dee Bradley Baker - voice actor.
- Shane Kirwin: A mixed martial artist.
- Sean Chacorn - baseball player.
- Greg German - Actor.
- James Mitchner - novelist.
- Ron Waterman: Mixed martial artist, professional wrestler.
- Connie Willis, a science fiction writer.
- Sayyid Kutubu - An important figure in the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s. He lived in Greiley in 1949.
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- official site
- Greeley Unexpected
- Bandwagon magazine
- Grily Tribune
- The Overland Trail
- Northern Colorado University
- Ames Community College
- History of Greilly (for children)
- photo journal site
- Parent Pages Family Directory
- Flickr Greeley Photo Gallery