14 Snarky (and Kinda True) Comebacks About the Greeley Smell
Greeley has a phone number for when people believe the smell has gotten “unacceptable.” But many Greeley-ites are more apt to defend the Colorado city’s odor—or its reputation for such.
Greeley is a big city with great culture, restaurants/bars and more. Why not stand up for it?
The Union Colony city and its nearby area have long been home to not only the University of Northern Colorado, providing education, but also to farms that provide sustenance to the area and the meat processing plant, once known as Swift Foods, now known as JBS, providing tax dollars and thousands of jobs.
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Most everyone, depending on where they live, would stand up for their city or town if they were being harassed about something having to do with that town. Loveland, for example, would take exception to people harassing it for having “too many sculptures.” Fort Collins would stand up to fight if people said it had “too many breweries.”
Greeley has the absolute right to take on its “haters,” regardless of their reasons for picking on the city.
If you don’t live in the Greeley area, the smells that the area has can catch you by surprise when you visit. You may be caught off guard if the odors are coming from the JBS feedlot (which is in Kersey), the meatpacking facility within the town, or the other farmland production odors. When you live in Greeley, you take what might make visitors wince and present it as a badge of pride. Recently, Boulder took issue with Greeley’s odor, and Greeley came to its own defense.
Let’s look at how Greeley “clears the air” when its reputation for how it “smells.”