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Old 07-05-2012, 10:52 AM
Status: "Not politically correct" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Western Colorado
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What ever you decide good luck to you and thank you for your service.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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It sounds like Colorado might not be the place for me afterall. Since you live in the area, are there any places in the region that might fit the bill that you can think of?
Maybe Cheyenne, Wyoming--but, again, snowcover is irregular in winter, and jobs are tough. In the whole region, jobs are a really tough nut to crack. Most of the jobs are in the metro areas of Colorado, and you have to compete with a) legions of people who move there just like you with the "dream" of living in Colorado and b) with a lot of people from the rural areas of the Rocky Mountain West who wind up moving to the metro areas because there are so few jobs in the rural areas.

I also warn you to be cautious of the "Go ahead, move here, it's great"-type posts that seem pretty common on this forum. Many of those people are retirees with no need to make a living in the local economy, people who have a "dog in the fight" promoting Colorado for their own gain, or people trying to validate their own decision to move here. Be especially cautious of the ones who live in the metro areas and tell you about living in the rural areas--experience that they don't personally have. My opinions are based on decades of living and working in rural Colorado (with some stints, like most rural Coloradans, of having to work in the metro areas in order to make a living). I also research and anlayze the Colorado economy as part of my work.

And, as Jim9251 said, thank you for your service to our country.

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Beverly, OH
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Hmmm...

You're right - it's mostly that dream of living somewhere cool (climate) with a nice view of the mountains somewhere, making enough money to live moderately comfortably (and maybe find a Missus - lol). Mountains for hiking, maybe hunting, small-ish city for low crime, low congestion yet close enough to places with things to do.

Maybe it's time to re-evaluate.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yeah, what you described is what most everyone moving here is wanting as well. Which is mostly people pouring in from Texas and California right now

Mountain activities, snow, metro area, what about Anchorage?

Though I know nothing about the economy there
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Beverly, OH
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Yeah, what you described is what most everyone moving here is wanting as well. Which is mostly people pouring in from Texas and California right now

Mountain activities, snow, metro area, what about Anchorage?

Though I know nothing about the economy there
I had considered AK as well - but my knowledge and initial thoughts (both limited) were of high prices due to remoteness ( I don't want to pay $8/gal for milk). It would also make visiting family back in CONUS much more expensive. Long way from AK to OH. lol

I guess I can post this in the AK forums and see what they have to say.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Go ahead and move here, it's great.

Talk to RyanEK9Freak via DM, he's in Afghanistan now, has lived in OH and here in COLO SPGS. He's adamant that COLO SPGS is his nirvana. You can also use the advanced search to find his postings.

Jobs are tight all over the nation, you may as well go where you're happy and see how it goes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Beverly, OH
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Any idea what Federal employment opportunities are like in the area?
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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In Colorado Springs the federal/military jobs are very abundant, even more so if you have a clearance
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Beverly, OH
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lol Well us Gunbunnies don't need a clearance, so I don't have one. I did apply for one, but it was denied, but that was before I joined. Dunno if it would matter now.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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lol Well us Gunbunnies don't need a clearance, so I don't have one. I did apply for one, but it was denied, but that was before I joined. Dunno if it would matter now.
It does help, but if you don't have one now, your employer has to get you approved if the job requires it.

Should be some Federal jobs here, and you do get some points for Veteran's Preference when it comes to hiring.
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