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View Poll Results: Which town would you rather live in?
Durango 34 60.71%
Montrose 22 39.29%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-07-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: High Plains of Colorado
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If a person votes, they are granting "authority" to politicians to create laws that affect ppls lives. That is not a generalization. That is a fact.

In Colorado this election (Official results @ CO - Election Results)

Obama won 27 counties. Of those, 1 voted against marijuana "legalization."

Romney won 37 counties. Of those, 30 voted against marijuana "legalization"

Speaks volumes.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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^^^^^No it does not speak volumes. All is says is that in this election cycle, many Obama supporters were also supporters of proposition 64, and many Romney supporters were against it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: High Plains of Colorado
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K. Whatever.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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But, telecommute/internet-commute jobs, you have to worked your way up a ladder, etc. And then live in an area with enough good Net access to actually be able to do that. In a somewhat isolated area with mts., that adds to the cost.

And, processed foods more expensive than fresh? I kind of doubt that. Cheap white bread is definitely cheaper than quality whole wheat. That's why poor areas are food deserts.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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But, telecommute/internet-commute jobs, you have to worked your way up a ladder, etc. And then live in an area with enough good Net access to actually be able to do that. In a somewhat isolated area with mts., that adds to the cost.

And, processed foods more expensive than fresh? I kind of doubt that. Cheap white bread is definitely cheaper than quality whole wheat. That's why poor areas are food deserts.
I buy local milk and beef/elk/deer meat and grow a lot of my own fruit and trade some of it for vegetables. I also make my own bread for a lot less than what I can buy it for at the store. Internet access through cable also seems to work well.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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GStone, I am curious, do you happen to know if cable is only available in the main city area or does it extend to some outlying communities like the Spring Creek Mesa for example?
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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GStone, I am curious, do you happen to know if cable is only available in the main city area or does it extend to some outlying communities like the Spring Creek Mesa for example?
I live outside of the city limits between Montrose and Spring Creek Mesa and we have cable. I can't say so for sure but you can probably get cable on Spring Creek Mesa. Give Charter a call.

Last edited by GStone777; 12-29-2013 at 09:28 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Thanks GStone!
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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And, processed foods more expensive than fresh? I kind of doubt that. Cheap white bread is definitely cheaper than quality whole wheat. That's why poor areas are food deserts.
You must not cook much. Fresh foods are far cheaper than processed food. You can cook a fresh meal for far less than what it would cost you to buy it in a box, thaw it, & pop it in the oven or microwave. You are paying for the convenience of processed foods compared to having to cook a fresh meal from scratch. Commercial bread is a poor example because commercial breads, wheat or otherwise are both considered processed foods as they contain preservatives for maximum shelf life.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Doing a follow-up on a thread that I started. I moved to Montrose after 2 years in Durango and lived there for a year and a half. I'm happy to say that I was given the opportunity to leave Montrose a couple of months ago and will NEVER be back. I hereby retract any statement(s) I made saying that Montrose was a better place than Durango. I was dead wrong.

Montrose natives & long-time residents are the type who shun all forms of progress and hate the idea of any new person moving to town and "ruining" their community. I never felt welcome while I was there and got fed up with the bass ackwards ways and rude people I dealt with on a daily basis. I consider myself a republican, but the town is so overly conservative that it can't get out of it's own way.

The economy is totally stagnant and there are a TON of empty storefronts throughout the town. Dining options, well, suck. You have the choice of Chili's, Applebee's, mediocre Mexican food and a bunch of overpriced local restaurants with food that is mediocre at best. Young and single? Forget about it. Everyone marries their high school sweetheart, pops out a kid or two before they turn 21 and only mingles with the circle of friends they had in high school. I found it very difficult to make any new friends while I was there.

If given a mulligan, I never would have left Durango. Those were 2 of the best years of my life. Glad I was able to move on and start over fresh after Montrose. I'm happier now than I ever was when I was there.
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