The unusual name for the Greeley newspaper “The Greeley Tribune- Republican” came from two newspapers that were rivals. In 1913 the Tribune bought the Republican and used both names for a few years. In 1917, greeley’s population was about 11,000, and it was an agricultural community. The biggest stories in town involved the price of Weld County grown vegetables, cattle and hogs. Alcohol was not permitted in town or the state, and law officers had their hands full enforcing prohibition.
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