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What’s Great About Greeley: Ranked a Dynamic Metropolitan Area

With these announcements we are appreciating the good work of our residents, showing support for their efforts, and encouraging everyone to share the word that Greeley is Great.

The Most Dynamic Metropolitans #8

GreeleySignGreeley has been ranked #8 on the Walton Family Foundation’s “The Most Dynamic
” list which ranks the economic performance of metropolitan areas in the Heartland and across the country. 379 metropolitan areas were ranked and reviewed on performance-based metrics, such as job growth, income gains, and the proportion of total jobs at young firms – a key measure of entrepreneurial performance. This is the first time that such research has been undertaken in this scope.

University High School: Baseball 3A State Champions
Congratulations to the University High boys baseball team for winning their 2nd consecutive Colorado High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament championship.  Additionally, coach Casey Miller was named Coach of the Year, senior pitcher/outfielder Koy Jorgensen was named the 3A Player of the Year, and five players were named to the All-State first or second team.

WeldWerks Brewing: Innovative Breweries in America
The website “Chilled” has featured Greeley’s WeldWerks as one of the most innovative breweries in America.  They highlight WeldWerks many awards but also their innovative flavors from Citra Juicy Bits to Chocolate-forward, bourbon barrel-aged stouts to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

School District 6: Awards for Financial Reporting
Greeley-Evans School District 6 Finance Department has received two prestigious awards for financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded District 6 a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. In addition, the Association of School Business Officials International has awarded District 6 with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the same report.

School District 6 Nutrition Services: Turnip the Beet Award
Congratulations to Greeley Evans School District 6 Nutrition Services for receiving the Silver “Turnip the Beet” Award for 2018 by the USDA. This award recognizes outstanding summer meal program sponsors who distinguished themselves with high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing, and wholesome.

Waste Water Pollution Facility: Peak Performance Platinum 8 Award
Greeley’s Waste Water Pollution Control Facility has been awarded the National Association of Clean Water Agencies Peak Performance Platinum 8 Award for the plant’s exceptional environmental compliance record for the past eight consecutive years.  The Greeley wastewater plant discharges more than 7 million gallons of treated water back into the Poudre River daily.Greeley-WPCF-Team-Photo

School District 6 – Scott Elementary: Building Excellent Schools Today Grant
District 6’s Scott Elementary has received a $597,000 ‘Building Excellent Schools Today’ grant from the Colorado Department of Education to replace the leaking roof.  District 6 will cover the rest of the $1.3 million project.

Izaac Walton Catfish Tournament: First Place Finish
Shayne Perry of Greeley, and her partner Houston McConnell, took first place at the Izaac Walton’s annual catfish tournament at Enders Lake in Nebraska.  Of the five fish caught, Houston and Shayne’s catch weighed 27 pounds. They also caught the biggest catfish, which weighed in at hefty 10 pounds 1 oz.

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