2021 USO Service Member of the Year
Staff Sgt. Ryan T. Dagget
Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan T. Dagget is a recipient of the 2021 USO Service Member of the Year award.
Every year since 2003, one junior enlisted service member from each branch is nominated by command leadership to be honored for an act of valor. Whether it's saving the life of a comrade or stranger or leading during a critical moment, these men and
women proved their commitment to helping others in times of need. Staff Sgt. Dagget is from Greeley and serves at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea with the 8th Security Forces Squadron.
Greeley Panther Bowling Takes Gold at Special Olympics Colorado State Competition
Northridge High School JROTC Marksmanship League Champs
Congrats to the Northridge High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps marksmanship team for being named league champions.
NextFifty Initiative: $150,000 in Grants to Support Older Adults
Several organizations in Greeley have been awarded grants by
with funds efforts to improve the quality of life for people over 50-years-old in Colorado and beyond.
received $100,000 towards supporting staff development to provide quality care for disabled older adults.
RSVP Volunteer in Service
received $25,000 to be used to hire additional staff and upgrade technology for volunteer re-engagement purposes.
also received $25,000 to go towards their Palliative Care Team, which cares for more than 700 people and their families.
University of Northern Colorado Football: HERO & AP All-America Teams
The University of Northern Colorado linebacker David Hoage has earned a spot on the HERO
Sports Sophomore All-America team, which recognizes the best sophomores in all of FCS football. He also earned a spot on the AP All-America third team, identifying him as one of the best defensive players, regardless of age, in the nation.
University of Northern Colorado Athletes: #1 Big Sky Graduation Success Rate
For the 5th consecutive year,
Northern Colorado Athletics leads the Big Sky in Graduation Success Rate
. Four programs had a perfect mark of 100% including men’s cross country and track and field, women’s basketball, women’s golf, and women’s volleyball. Go Bears!
Maytag Dependable Leader Award:
$20,000 Grant for Boys & Girls Club
Andrea Everett, director of community outreach and onboarding at Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, who is a recipient of the Maytag Dependable Leader Award
and a $20,000 grant. Each year, in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Maytag honors and rewards a group of stand-out Club professionals and volunteers who make a difference to kids and teens every day in communities
across the nation. With the grant from Maytag, Andrea will launch a youth mentorship program focused on providing Club members of all ages with mental health support.
American Planning Association Colorado Chapter: The Colorado Code Project Recognized Community
The American Planning Association Colorado Chapter Colorado Healthy Communities Committee has recognized the City of Greeley and its landscape code as part of its Colorado Code Project. The
Colorado Code Project
, a voluntary initiative to identify and celebrate model land use codes at the regional, county, or municipal level that promote health, equity, and community engagement. The goal is to incorporate model land-use code language into the statewide
toolkit to help Colorado communities promote health.
Azteca Boxing Club:
USA Boxing National Champion
Congratulations to Paloma Fish of the Greeley-based Azteca Boxing Club for taking gold at the
U.S.A. Boxing National Championships
, the country’s top event for amateur boxers. Her win qualifies her for the U.S.A. national team allowing her the chance to represent her country in international amateur competitions like the World Boxing Championships and the
Junior Pan American Games. Mariana Tovar-Lopez, also of Azteca, took silver and is now an alternate for the national team.
Grace Pointe Senior Care Community:
Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award
Greeley’s Grace Pointe Senior Care Community has received the
Telligen’s Colorado 2021 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award
. The award recognizes their commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Grace Pointe is 1 of only 11 organizations in the state to receive the award.
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