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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I'll take more photos when the weather clears. Here's this morning:

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:52 AM
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Beautiful views, Jim, but it looks like it's time to re-canvas your roof!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well I always like having a convertible!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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Jazz, without too much prying here, what aspects are present in your new locale that you favor, and could you expand on what you were glad to leave behind in CO? Is it a state-wide thing?
What's present in my new locale? Lower population, less "Californication," no drug "legalization," no State Legislature run amok and completely dominated by metropolitan interests, more interest in preserving agriculture, among numerous other things.

A side note: another friend of mine, who has been familiar with the Colorado Legislature and state government for his whole working career, called the 2013 Colorado Legislative session the most completely dysfunctional, contentious, and non-productive legislative session in probably a century. He, a multi-generational Coloradan, says that he has become ashamed to say that he is a Coloradan. "We are now the laughing stock of the country for our legislative stupidity and ignorance of basic law," he said to me. I agree. As he put it even more impolitely, the inmates are running the asylum, and the sane people are figuring out ways to get out. I already have.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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What's present in my new locale? Lower population, less "Californication," no drug "legalization," no State Legislature run amok and completely dominated by metropolitan interests, more interest in preserving agriculture, among numerous other things.

A side note: another friend of mine, who has been familiar with the Colorado Legislature and state government for his whole working career, called the 2013 Colorado Legislative session the most completely dysfunctional, contentious, and non-productive legislative session in probably a century. He, a multi-generational Coloradan, says that he has become ashamed to say that he is a Coloradan. "We are now the laughing stock of the country for our legislative stupidity and ignorance of basic law," he said to me. I agree. As he put it even more impolitely, the inmates are running the asylum, and the sane people are figuring out ways to get out. I already have.

Unfortunately, it seems , that slowly things seem to be changing all over not just Colorado
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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A side note: another friend of mine, who has been familiar with the Colorado Legislature and state government for his whole working career, called the 2013 Colorado Legislative session the most completely dysfunctional, contentious, and non-productive legislative session in probably a century. He, a multi-generational Coloradan, says that he has become ashamed to say that he is a Coloradan. "We are now the laughing stock of the country for our legislative stupidity and ignorance of basic law," he said to me. I agree. As he put it even more impolitely, the inmates are running the asylum, and the sane people are figuring out ways to get out. I already have.
Totally agree. I'm on my way out as well. Unfortunately, Colorado has been ruined.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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I had some neighbors move next to me from Houston, Texas. Nice people and they loved it here for the first couple of months or so. Then everything seemed to go wrong...too hot, too cold, too dry, locals aren't nice...and on and on and on. I did my part and was a good friendly, helpful neighbor but they are gone. Now we have new neighbors who moved from across town and they are great. I think things are looking up in my part of the world on the Western Slope.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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ANYWAY....went up to Ouray some today, 40 degrees rain, I could see it snowing on the surrounding mountains and snow level looks to be about 8,000 feet or so. Here it's been off and on clouds and near 50 today. Here's the Ouray County courthouse today:

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Old 05-09-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Oh and btw, next Saturday the 18th, this is a pretty fun event here.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Ha! I wondered if you would start a new thread. Glad you made it back and you definitely seem much happier. Amazing how different 2 towns can be that are in the same state and not that far from each other.

Ha Ha Ha! Jazzy moved out of CO. Now, that would mean that you are now a~~~~newbie, a non-native~~~ Sorry, just couldn't help it.

I keep hearing from many different spots that getting a moving truck is difficult and expensive these days.
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