Walking The Walk: New Greeley Murals Celebrate and Beautify the way Downtown

October 14, 2020

For her new mural on the Maddie Apartments in Downtown Greeley, Betony Coons found herself challenged with how to include Union Colony’s most famous principle: temperance. Not only is “the active moderation of libation intake” hard to paint, but ironically, one of the reasons downtown Greeley continues to thrive is the world class breweries and distilleries it inspired.

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Aaron David Best

December 5, 2016

Over the last few years, a culture of muralists and visual artists have emerged in Northern Colorado. These artists, embraced by the local community and business owners, brought vibrancy to many of the empty walls the residents have known for so long.

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Greeley Attempts to Break World Chalk Record

September 4, 2014

On September 6th, 2014 citizens of Greeley, Colorado will draw 3.7 miles of pavement chalk art in the parking lots surrounding UNC’s main campus in order to break the previous record made on June 5th, 2009 in Jena, Germany. Students of Jena completed the longest chalk art at 3.47 miles, made up of 6 foot by 6 foot square segments.

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Building Family, Not Finances: New Mural Shows Zoe’s Coffee Connection

May 13, 2014

A cup of coffee from local café Zoe’s is not only freshly pressed but the beans travel 4,000 miles from Peru to their café. Zoe’s chooses to directly trade their coffee from the Quispe family in Villa Rica Peru where Benjamin, Anita and their three daughters, Valeria, Anna Marie and Linsi manage a small coffee farm. The small Christian family in Peru offered Zoe’s direct trade after the chance meeting from a mission trip to Lima in 2009. Anita and her family believed that destiny was pointing the family towards business with Zoe’s not only to expand their welfare as a family but to extend their faith across the Atlantic.

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