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Old 03-23-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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I live in Canon City and currently it is getting harder if not impossible to find a job. Maybe your qualifications are such that you will be hired but if it were me I wouldn't move here until I had a job. My wife works in a local school district and I know they are facing a massive budget cut next year. Fortunately we have family to fall back on if things get bad.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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jazzlover wrote:
People, wherever they are, should be damned thankful if they have a job and should hunker down and try to hold onto it--because getting another one may just be extremely damned difficult from now on. Especially in rural Colorado.
I am one of the fortunate ones who still has a job. To use jazzlovers terminology, I am indeed damned thankful that I have it, knowing that it would be extremely difficult to replace the income it provides...becasue there ain't many jobs out there.

To the OP: I strongly encourage that you make having a job-in-hand as priority #1 before moving to Colorado.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:23 AM
IHT
 
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i think most people are looking for that small town to call home, raise kids, etc... i'm sure they don't mind a commute to/from work as long as they don't also live in a crime riddle community with bad schools.
my wife and i are currently eyeballing different small rural towns in a couple of states. i grew up in the urban sprawl of St.Louis, she grew up in a town of 1,000. now we live in a town of less than 20k just outside KC, KS. for our commutes, she drives 45 to an hour into KC, i drive the other direction for 30 minutes.
i believe most people know that in those small towns there aren't many jobs, and if there are, they aren't going to pay much.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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IHT wrote:
i believe most people know that in those small towns there aren't many jobs, and if there are, they aren't going to pay much.
This assertion is not necessarily true. Someone now living in one of the many small towns in the eastern states for example, may simply commute 20 or 30 miles to a nearby, slightly larger town for their daily job. Based on that experience, and the lack of familiarity with the longer distances between Colorado towns, they may wrongly assume that they can do the same thing in Colorado, not realizing that they may have to drive 50 miles or even more ONE WAY to a bigger town for their daily job...if they are lucky enough to find a job in a larger town. So, I think it bears repeating over and over again that rural Colorado is likely to be a very different animal than they are used to in their current location. If they already understand this, then it's just harmless repetition. If this is the first time it has been brought to their attention, then it may be just the inofrmation they needed to save them from alot of unnecessary heartache.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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IHT wrote:
i believe most people know that in those small towns there aren't many jobs, and if there are, they aren't going to pay much.
This assertion is not necessarily true. Someone now living in one of the many small towns in the eastern states for example, may simply commute 20 or 30 miles to a nearby, slightly larger town for their daily job. Based on that experience, and the lack of familiarity with the longer distances between Colorado towns, they may wrongly assume that they can do the same thing in Colorado, not realizing that they may have to drive 50 miles or even more ONE WAY to a bigger town for their daily job...if they are lucky enough to find a job in a larger town. So, I think it bears repeating over and over again that rural Colorado is likely to be a very different animal than they are used to in their current location. If they already understand this, then it's just harmless repetition. If this is the first time it has been brought to their attention, then it may be just the inofrmation they needed to save them from alot of unnecessary heartache.
Da-damn, 50 miles!?

And I was planning to move to CO.....
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:05 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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50 miles isn't anything. I know people who drive 50 miles one way for groceries.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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OP: check out montrose.

jim9251 is right, i used to drive 50 miles one way for groceries when I lived in CO
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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^ and I complain driving 3~5 miles to the grocery store. -_-
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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jim9251 wrote:
50 miles isn't anything. I know people who drive 50 miles one way for groceries.
For you and I perhaps, along with others from rural areas where towns are spaced many miles apart, but for the folks living in small towns spaced a few miles apart in some of the eastern states, 50 miles can seem like a l-o-n-g drive. Like most everything else, nearby and faraway are relative terms.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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Sterling, Co is not near any mountains and is in far easern part of state and quite rural, but is a nice size town and has high paying guards at prison there.

I lived there summer of 1980, and was quite boring but I have a couple of cousins who are guards at the prison and make 50,000.00/yr plus great bennys.

Just an idea!!
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