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Greeley Tribune Building

Added by yongli on 09/15/2015 - 12:54, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 01:43
The Beaux-Arts Greeley Tribune Building opened in 1929 to house the operations of the Greeley Tribune , Weld County ’s oldest newspaper. From 1937 until the mid-1950s, the building also contained the offices of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, which administered the Colorado–Big...

Irrigation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:48, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 06:48
The tension between aridity and irrigated agriculture has been a defining characteristic of Colorado for much of its modern history. On average, the state receives less than fifteen inches of annual precipitation, making it the seventh driest state in the country. To complicate matters, the...

John Wesley Iliff

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 14:22, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 14:22
If there is a name in Colorado history that is synonymous with cattle and ranching, it is John Wesley Iliff (1831–78). At the time of his death, Iliff owned approximately 35,000 head of cattle and thousands of acres stretching from northeast Colorado to Wyoming. His method of ranching forever...

Ken Buck

Added by yongli on 07/08/2020 - 15:44, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 09:44
Ken Buck (1959–) is an attorney and politician from Weld County . He represents Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, an office he has held since 2015, winning reelection in 2016 and 2018. Since March 2019, Buck has served as head of Colorado’s Republican...

Nathan Meeker

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 14:44, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 18:41
Nathan Cook Meeker (1817–1879) was an agriculturalist, newspaper editor, and Indian agent. He founded the Union Colony at present-day Greeley as well as the city’s oldest newspaper, the Greeley Tribune . In 1878 he was appointed Indian agent of the White River Agency in northwest Colorado. He was...

September 2013 Floods

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 14:45, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 22:39
In September 2013, Colorado’s Front Range , from Fort Collins south to Colorado Springs , experienced some of the most dramatic and devastating flood s in state history. In the hardest-hit areas, the rainfall beginning September 9 and ending September 16 matched or exceeded annual averages. Across...

Weld County

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 10:51, last changed on 11/27/2022 - 09:12
Weld County is the largest county in northeastern Colorado, covering 4,017 square miles of the Great Plains and the South Platte River valley. One of the original seventeen counties in the Colorado Territory , it is named for Louis Ledyard Weld, the first territorial secretary. The county is...
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