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city (1990 pop. 60,536), seat of Weld co., N Colo., at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mts.; inc. 1885. It is a rail and trade center for a rich irrigated farm area. There is meatpacking and other food processing and the manufacture of bridges, apparel, chemicals, and software. Greeley was founded (1870) by Horace GreeleyGreeley, Horace,
1811–72, American newspaper editor, founder of the New York Tribune, b. Amherst, N.H. Early Life

His irregular schooling, ending at 15, was followed by a four-year apprenticeship (1826–30) on a country weekly at East Poultney, Vt.
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 through his agent, Nathan C. Meeker, as a cooperative farm and temperance colony. Meeker was killed in the Ute uprising of 1879; his home is a museum. The city is the site of the Univ. of Northern Colorado and has a symphony orchestra, a theater, and an art gallery. Greeley also holds an annual rodeo.
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In November 2008, Greeley stepped out of a taxi in a Chicago suburb after a speaking engagement.
Revitte has bought three central Greeley buildings in the past 14 years, including the 2007 "pretty expensive impulse purchase" for $250,000 of the Orr Building at 826 Ninth St.
Greeley emerges as a thinker who worked closely with many of the leading intellectuals of his day, supporting a number of them, such as Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller, by soliciting their work for publication in the pages of the Tribune.
Jones was sent by Greeley to a hospital in the Southwest to be part of a reengineering process and sell the medical staff on the idea of having a permanent VPMA.
I think Father Greeley has been a real prophet in the modern church, especially with his stance that sex is a gift revealing God's love.
Across the site, Greeley adds, rocks are oriented in one general direction.
As Executive Director, Greeley will oversee a community that provides 66 assisted living and memory care apartments to Spirit Lake seniors.
Greeley was leaving a speaking engagement at an academic conference.
Scrutinizing surrealism's self-proclaimed leftist orientation, Greeley examines the multivalent political meanings of surrealist art through five case studies.
He said Connecting Point, which resells and installs computer technology to other businesses in Greeley, had the best month since September in June this year, and has been returning to more normal, ppre-recession sales volume for the past 60 days.
Greeley worries that the church hierarchy, perhaps distracted by other issues such as the ongoing shortage of vocations, has not made keeping schools open a high enough priority and are jeopardizing a distinctive cultural support network that has sustained generations of Catholics in America.