Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, COVID, Culture, Music, News

Hard work made Greeley’s downtown hip and happening. Two months of social distancing could make it all disappear.

GREELEY — Ely Corliss’ phone rang in his office at the Moxi Theater on the morning of March 12. Typically, that meant opportunity. But that morning, the ring kicked off the worst day in his life.  Corliss used his business acumen and experience as the band booker and sound guy for AF Ray’s, a Garden […]

Posted inEducation, Politics and Government

Despite costs, complications — and meltdowns — Colorado school districts power through full-day kindergarten

Jennifer and John Jones gave a sales pitch to Jazmyn, their youngest daughter, a few weeks before her world would change.  Yes, full-day kindergarten at University Schools in Greeley would be an adjustment. But Jordyn, a second-grader, would be there, too, and she would even have Ms. Nolke, the same teacher Jordyn had.  They would […]

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Denver’s Pizzability (with a new brewery on tap) is looking for longevity after its viral hit

There’s a lot to inspire warm, snuggly feelings at Pizzability.  There’s the sign that practically elbows you in the ribs like a corny uncle after a joke: “A Slice Of Community.” Get it?  There’s the sensory corner with things you want to touch, such as marbles glued to a concrete wall, to encourage awareness and […]

Posted inNews, Transportation

I-25 traffic jams are shifting northern Colorado transit plans into high gear. But are commuters ready to ditch their cars?

Jayne Niemann had a dream job waiting for her in Denver. The problem was, she lived in Loveland, and driving down Interstate 25 every morning for an hour sounded about as much fun as riding a rollercoaster after a Thanksgiving meal. Niemann, 36, didn’t want to move because her home was cheap, and she wanted […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Outdoors

Colorado’s snowpack delivered an epic ski season. Now it’s rafters’ turn — even if they’re a little nervous

Just for a moment, Ellen Southworth allows herself to dream. Maybe Colorado will enjoy a slow, gentle warm-up this summer, with cold nights and without heavy rainstorms, and the rivers will run like a fun water slide all season. But then, over the phone, you can almost see her eyes rolling. “Realistically, we will probably […]