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Greeley is a town in northern Colorado, approximately an hour north of Denver and an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of Greeley is 98,596. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado, with a student population of approximately 13,000. The most well-known event in the town is the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, which attracts an estimated 400,000 attendees every summer.
Greeley is accessible from I-25 from the north or south, via "HWY 34". Upon reaching Greeley's westernmost border with Johnstown, the road splits into "HWY 34" which bisects the city east and west along the Southwest Greeley Business Center or to "HWY 34 business route" which turns into 10th street that runs east to 10th avenue and the Weld County Courthouse.
The dangerous East Side is also accessible north through Eaton, Ault and eventually, Cheyenne, WY and from the South through Platteville, Peckham, and Brighton on "HWY 85".
Transportation in Greeley is car-focused, although there is a fairly inactive bus system focused on 8th and 11th avenue which is great for late-night bar runs, meeting homeless residents, and busking, but is generally ineffective as a means of reaching an employer. In the university area biking and walking are feasible alternatives. Farther to the extreme northeast horse travel is common and the penal transport bus runs regularly from the Weld County Detention Center on O Street non-stop to Canon City but is open only to persons in state custody.
Union Colony Civic Center
University of Northern Colorado
Union Colony Dinner Theatre
Greeley Independence Stampede
The Kress Cinema and Lounge
The Greeley Mall
The Island Grill
The Egg & I
Margie's Java Joint
Your Place Coffee
Patrick's Irish Pub
The Crabtree Brewery