Greeley MSA Ranks #1
- Most Discretionary Income
Not only did the Greeley/Weld County Metropolitan Statistical Area rank first
income among all of the statistical areas in Colorado, it was fourth
overall in the mountain states region, which includes Arizona, Nevada, New
Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. The Trove Discretionary Income Study
is the first of its kind to incorporate data that reflects regional differences
in salaries, cost of living and taxes to show the take home pay of U.S. workers
across 778 occupations. The data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The
Tax Foundation and The Council For Community and Economic Research.
Greeley Water &
Sewer in Municipal Water and Sewer Magazine
Greeley’s Water and Sewer Department and its staff are featured in the December
2017 issue of the trade publication, Municipal Water and Sewer
Magazine. Water and Sewer Direct Burt Knight is pictured on the cover.
The Greeley Stampede has made a
record-breaking donation to the Stampede Foundation to assist local
students with their education. The $94,779 will be used for scholarships for
students in Northern Colorado.
Company: 10-Best Breweries of 2017
WeldWerks has been named one of the 10-Best
Breweries of 2017 by Paste Magazine.
This is WeldWerks second ranking by Paste Magazine, a publication that
reviews music, movies, books, breweries and more. In their write up about the
brewery they noted, “WeldWerks is a profoundly American craft brewery,
specializing in the styles that tend to get beer geeks most excited.”
High Plains Library
District: Certificate of Achievement
The High Plains Library District has earned the Certificate
of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government
Finance Officers association of the US and Canada. This is the highest form of recognition
possible in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
Northern Colorado: Global Awareness Roeper Award
The National Association for Gifted Children ranked the University of
Northern Colorado’s Summer Enrichment Program as one of two Global Awareness
Annemarie Roeper Award winners. The award recognizes individuals and groups
that advocate for gifted children in ways that align with Roeper, who was a
pioneer in the field. UNC’s Summer
Enrichment Program is a two-week educational program for students in grades 5
Brett Yackey: MaxPreps
Weekly Honor Roll
Congratulations to Greeley Central senior Brett Yackey for being named to MaxPreps
Weekly Honor Roll, presented by the United States Marine Corps. Brett was recognized for his grit on the
football field this past fall, and on the racetrack as one of the top young
drivers in the state in the “super late models” division.
College: Blue Ocean Foundation Grant
Aims Community College received
a $5,000 grant from the Blue Ocean Foundation on Colorado Gives Day. The
Aims Foundation was chosen as a recipient because of its efforts to further
Blue Ocean's economic development mission.
School District 6 –
Jackson & Brentwood: Colorado Centers of Excellence
Jackson Elementary and Brentwood Middle School have received the Colorado
Centers of Excellence Award from the Colorado Department of Education. The
CDE recognizes public schools in Colorado that enroll at least 75 percent of
students who are at risk, while demonstrating the highest rates of student
growth as compared with other schools in the state. This is the first time
since the awards began in 2009 that District 6 schools were recognized.
Center: Battle of the Belts Winners
Congratulations to Ulises Villareal, Eric Berumen and Angel Arredondo from the
Hard Knocks boxing club at the Rodarte Community Center, who won
their matches at the Battle of the Belts Boxing Smoker. All three are former or current Greeley
Central Wildcats. The event hosted boxers from clubs across the Front Range and
from other states.
District 6: Dos Rios - IB Designation
Rios Elementary School in Greeley has been designated by the International
Baccalaureate Organization as a Primary Years Program school. The addition
of Dos Rios allows School District 6 to provide elementary through high school
IB education. Dos Rios joins Brentwood Middle School and Greeley West High
School in the IB program.