Walt McCandless was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. Greeley is located 49 miles northeast of Denver and is the 12th most populated city in Colorado. The city of Greeley is 30 square miles and the population in 2009 was estimated to be 92,625. The average temperature in Greeley is semi-mild. The temperature ranges from 90 degree in the summer to 40 degrees in the winter time.Greeley was first named Union Colony in 1869. Union Colony was later changed to Greeley in honor of Horace Greeley, who is an editor for a newspaper. The estimated household income in 2008 was around $41,209. Greeley is also filled with beautiful scenery that will take anyone’s breath away.


In Greeley there is Poudre River Trail. The trail will take you on a 30 mile trip from Greeley to Windsor. On the trail you will see beautiful scenery and wildlife. The trail is nicely secluded and you can ride a bike, rollerblade or take your time and walk. You can also visit the Twin Rivers Park where you can see beautiful glass art and play some miniature golf. There is also a museum that talks about the city’s history that everyone who visits Greeley should go and visit to know the true history of Greeley.