Photos: Life in Greeley During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 17, 2020
Woody Myers, the University of Northern Colorado’s staff photographer, has captured the new way of life for families in and around Greeley during the Colorado stay-at-home order made due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“I grew up in Greeley and have a soft spot in my heart for this community,” Myers said. “Having the opportunity to photograph some of the amazing people who are part of this community over the past couple of weeks has been an absolute pleasure … from a distance.”
Myers, who has worked as UNC’s photographer since 2001, uses a 200mm long lens in order to safely capture the images from the street or sidewalk.
“It allows me to do what I truly love: capturing moments,” he said. “It thrills me to see that people appreciate it, and these people can be seen by friends and loved-ones.”
Above: Woody Myers. Photo courtesy of Harper Point Photography.
Top image:A waste-management professional poses for a photo while working in Greeley. Photo by Myers.
View Some of Myers’ Photographs:
Robert and Patricia Wasson.
Kari Tamblyn and Ben moving out of their off-campus house in Greeley.
Amanda Lucio with her daughter.
Dana Kohler, UNC’s associate director of Operations and Visit Services, and her two children drew “Happy Bday, Cora” in chalk to celebrate.
The Henderson family wishing their daughter Cora a happy 8th birthday with a banner.
Cora and Savannah Henderson celebrating Cora’s 8th birthday.
The Cook family sitting on their front stoop.
Janel Laza, Luke Longmire and their dog, June Bug.
Deena McBain, her daughter and their cat, Shadow.
Kelsey Shiba, Ollie and Jim White.
Dylan Shay playing drums in an empty Glenmere Park in Greeley.
Tam Thomson and Chelsie Romulo, an assistant professor of Geography, GIS, and Sustainability at UNC, showing off their herd of a chick, a guinea pig and two of their dogs.
Alicia Lackey (far right), an assistant principal at Greeley Central High School, with her brother and her twin daughters, who turned 16 in April.
Happy 16th birthday to the Lackey twins.
The Oziah family. Jess Oziah (far right) is the assistant principal at Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School as well as a UNC alumna where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.
Bryan, Kristi and Taylor Dunbar with their dog, Paisley.
The Cheramy family in Nunn, Colorado. Katelyn Cheramy (far right) graduated from UNC in 2006 and plans to assist in an upcoming class at UNC for educators and educators-in-training.
Solis family with their dog, Xena.
Frederick-Law family wearing their Hawaiian shirts. Both Kim and Jason Frederick-Law are UNC alumni. Their son (in the black and green Hawaiian shirt, second from the left) is a freshman at Greeley Central High School as well as a dual-enrollment student at UNC where he’s taking math courses.
Louise Wilson lounging in her yard.
The Mash family.
Celebrating Easter and a birthday in the Haggins family. Annmarie Haggin received her master’s degree in reading at UNC in 1995, and Mike Haggin attended UNC from 1986-90. Their daughter, Ainsley, celebrated her 13th birthday on Easter (the day this photo was taken) and is a student at D6 Chappelow Arts and Magnet School.
The McCartin family with their dogs, Chai and Cliff. Lyda McCartin is the interm director of UNC’s Center for Enhanced Teach and Learning, and her husband is a police officer in Greeley.
Mary Lucas, Roger Sherman and their family. Lucas and Sherman are retired employees of UNC who directed the School of Performing and Visual Arts’ stage-design tech department.
The Brown family. Andrew Brown is a police officer in Garden City.
The Bliss family. Lee Bliss (far left) is on the front lines during the pandemic as a registered nurse at the new UCHealth Hospital in Greeley.
Easter with the Coan family.
Matt Hoelscher and Alli Valtakis.
The Crabtree family in the Crabtree Brewing Company in Greeley. Jeff Crabtree (second to the left) is a UNC alumnus and owns the brewery.
Scott McLean and Judy Bott walking around the neighborhood in Cranford. McLean is a retired from UNC where he worked on the Facilities team.
Sandy Shatki teaching belly-dancing lessons online in the basement of her and Myers’ home.