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EDITORIAL: Resignations should occur after apparent collusion between Conway, Weld County Council members

We don’t know what Sean Conway, Mike Grillos and Jordan Jemiola talked about during the nearly 300 phone calls between them in the past year on Conway’s taxpayer-funded cellphone. But we do know this: There are an awful lot of dots that can be connected to conclude Conway sought undue influence through the two members […]

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EDITORIAL: We’re hoping Blue Ocean redevelops a replica of the Windsor Mill

Every fire, of course, is a tragedy for somebody. Sometimes lots of somebodies. The fire at the Windsor Mill on Sunday was a gut punch for an entire community. And we can’t imagine how devastated the developer, Blue Ocean Inc., must feel. Curt and Nancy Richardson, the name behind OtterBox in Fort Collins, are the […]

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EDITORIAL: Weld county wait time audit should be released sooner rather than later

Just give us the darn audit, would ya? The “us” in this case is taxpayers. The “audit” is the one commissioned by the Weld County Council to explore wait times and office morale at the Weld Clerk and Recorder’s Office, as well as to explore accusations of unnecessary spending and treatment of employees by Weld County commissioners. […]

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EDITORIAL: Buckling up is more than a state law; it also saves lives

Gosh darnit, folks, is it really that hard to buckle up when you get in your vehicle? The Colorado Department of Transportation announced earlier this week another one of its “Click It or Ticket” campaigns, which means local law enforcement agencies are encouraged to increase their presence on the roads to better enforce Colorado’s seat belt […]

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EDITORIAL: The Greeley action lab on the right road on helping mental health patients get the help they need

Most 911 calls are designed for emergencies, but many times, the callers don’t have one. They are not, in other words, calls where someone’s life is in danger. They are not about a fire that threatens to destroy their home. They are not even calls about a cat being stuck in a tree. Many, in […]

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EDITORIAL: Decision to renovate Greeley Recreation Center a good one

With news Greeley’s new downtown hotel, the DoubleTree Hilton, is already booked full for its first month, city officials see a potential need for additional meeting space. “Meeting space is even more important because of the downtown hotel,” Greeley Parks and Recreation Director Andy McRoberts recently told The Tribune. That’s why those officials decided to […]

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EDITORIAL: Layne Pachl’s selfless gift offers an awesome example for all of us

In 2016, when Sandi Elder started her Facebook page called “Sandi Needs A Hero,” it was an act of desperation. The former Greeley City Council member had tried to keep her illness private. Without going public, she’d tried to find a kidney donor who would be a match and save her life. But the transplant […]

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EDITORIAL: When it comes to arming teachers, some training is better than none but we still have concerns

If teachers and other educators are allowed to have guns in schools, we certainly would prefer they are trained. In that context, we support Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, who hosted 17 school administrators and teachers in a course designed to teach armed teachers and school administrators how to handle a school shooter. The FASTER course, […]

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EDITORIAL: We like the idea of a parking garage in downtown Greeley, but not as a free ride

We appreciate the thoughtful way our city officials are planning for downtown’s future. Believe it or not, that now includes a parking garage. We support the idea, but we’re not sure we agree with the details of the plan. Downtown doesn’t need a garage right now, but that’s because the hotel is just causing a […]

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Editorial: University of Northern Colorado athletics taking right approach to playing big-name opponents

Competing in NCAA athletics on the small end of Division I can put a school in an awkward position. On one hand, the school has access and opportunity to compete against big-name programs in games sure to bump up the smaller school’s national exposure while also providing it with a nice payday. On the other […]

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