By Sue Deans
When Horace Greeley, famed editor of the New York Tribune, said, “Go West, young man,” his namesake city of Greeley was one of the results.
Nowadays. East really does meet West here, with attractions ranging from a philharmonic orchestra to the epic Greeley Stampede and its rodeo.
The University of Northern Colorado, founded as a teachers’ college, brings thousands of students to the area, and Greeley’s cattle and grain industries recall its agricultural roots.
• Greeley history
Population: 92,889 (2010 Census).
Land area: 30 square miles.
County: Weld (Greeley is county seat).
Altitude: 4,658 feet above sea level.
Climate: Cool summers, very cold winters and low humidity, with abundant sunshine year-round. Annual precipitation of 12 inches, including average snowfall of 29 inches. Snow depth of 2 inches from December to February. January averages: high 40, low 9. July averages: high 89, low 56. More weather >>