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Old 02-13-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the post. I'm planning a camping trip near GJ this summer and your post is really helpful.

I also saw Cirque this weekend and Wow! What a great show. If they are performing in CS, I might be tempted to see them again...
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the post. I'm planning a camping trip near GJ this summer and your post is really helpful.

I also saw Cirque this weekend and Wow! What a great show. If they are performing in CS, I might be tempted to see them again...
Yes, it's due in COLO SPGS 22-26 FEB, click here for details. If anyone is thinking of coming down here to see the show, and wants info on good eats in COLO SPGS, you can find that info in the COLO SPGS forum / index or DM me for info.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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While I have a captive audience, if one thing was added, what would make this town a lot better?
Cheap flights to Denver.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Naples, Texas
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We have small horse ranch in Texas (our home). Looking for apartment or condo to get of the summers in Texas. Also am a disabled Viet Nam Vet and understand there is a good VA hospital in GJ. Love to walk and bike. I don't drive but my wife does. We currently have an appartment in Portland Or. Getting a little tired of the rain. Any ideas on apartment or condos within walking or biking of basic services; resturants,grocery,shopping,etc. ???
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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If GJ doesn't work out for you, there's a VA hospital in Denver, with a new one under construction for completion in 2015. Denver area will put you 4-5 hours closer to Texas if driving. There are a lot of housing options with both the current and future locations.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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You did a great job of summarizing Grand Junction and I can't believe I'm going to say this.....but....it makes me miss it (a little). I'm actually glad I can look back now and have some fond memories of GJ, because at the time I was living there, I really didn't like it (with the exception of the outdoors). I don't miss the restaurant scene though, it's way better here in Bend, Oregon!

Enjoy those peaches! That's something that we don't find in the PNW (well, at least any that are good).


I moved to GJ from Bend Oregon, oh how I miss it!!!! I can't wait to get out of here!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Is Battlement Mesa near Rifle or Parchute doing anything of note? I saw it back 20 years ago, not my favorite place but interesting in a strange sort of way
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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Is GJ on a flat plain, rolling hills, high desert or mountainous terrain. I prefer mountain living.

Considering Gunnison vs Grand Junction for retirement. Military man approaching retirement. 46, married, one teen left at home.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Have noticed your last several posts regarding Colorado (welcome to City Data by the way!)

Grand Junction has the world's largest flattop mountain in the world east of it-Grand Mesa. Population of Mesa County is around 140,000 or so.

The VA Hospital in Junction is a good facility, some of the more specialized type surgeries-not so much. Those vets are sent to Salt Lake City or Denver. I've lived in this area full time going on 22 years. Took short term construction assignments in the 70's in this area as well.

Gunnison is totally different than Grand Junction. 3100 ft. higher, long, bitter winters. But it can be rewarding in its own way. I've spent the night there several times. Nice town.

You into fishing? You'll love both places. Grand Mesa has dozens of charted lakes and that many uncharted lakes. 8 miles west of Gunnison sits Blue Mesa Reservoir, one of the top reservoirs in the state.

There's a lot of different threads on the two towns that would be of great use to you. Type in the towns name in the "search forums box" at the top of the page and hit the find button. Lots of threads for you to read-lots!

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Old 04-04-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Is GJ on a flat plain, rolling hills, high desert or mountainous terrain. I prefer mountain living.

Considering Gunnison vs Grand Junction for retirement. Military man approaching retirement. 46, married, one teen left at home.
Grand Junction is high desert. It is not mountain living. you might look at the town of Collbran or the town of Mesa both of which are in the mountains about 30 miles east of Grand Junction.

Gunnison is much colder in winter. Much smaller town. Gunnison is sort of "semi-mountain" living. It's not in the mountains, but is close enough to be considered foothills.
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