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Old 07-02-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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Norwood, Colorado. Read in the Denver Post or Bloomberg News how the town reacted when the wrestling coach's two sons raped a team mate. First, the coach and school did not report the rape to law enforcement as required by law. And second, the town blamed the victim and drove the victim's family from town. A very disturbing story.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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my least favorite city...well I love all of Colorado but my least favorite....Aspen-people are a little snobby..
My favorite-Denver or Ft. Collins...I really want to move back to Colorado and I would try for Ft. Collins.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:27 AM
 
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I can do conservative just not far right. That is one of the reasons Colorado Springs is my least favorite city as they are far right.
Not really far enough right for me. I'll just have to adapt...

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Not really far enough right for me. I'll just have to adapt...
I would say the Springs would be the perfect place for you.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I can do conservative just not far right. That is one of the reasons Colorado Springs is my least favorite city as they are far right.
Give me a break. Have you ever been anywhere in the south? They are far more conservative than we are here.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Give me a break. Have you ever been anywhere in the south? They are far more conservative than we are here.
I have been to the south before and I have lived in Orlando. In my opinion Colorado Springs is extremely far right.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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and if you don't mind, say where you're from. I think that the Denver metro can count as one place.
I would have to say that Brighton/the Denver metro is my favorite since i'm from Brighton. For my least favorite, I would have to say Trinidad because it's just a nasty ghetto little town followed close by Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Pueblo because it's kind of ghetto and Springs because of the conservative lean to it.
city?

There really are only two, or three cities in all of Colorado, so that certainly narrows down the answers.

Actually, the best parts of Colorado are small towns and the country.

But I guess if you are considering Trinidad (population 9,078) as a "city", then I guess I will include Alamosa as my "favorite" (although I am very fond of Walsenburg too).

My least favorite....well....that's a long list....LOL It would have to be *everything* on the Western slope with the exception of Grand Junction.

For a bigg-ish town, Pueblo isn't bad at all. At least you have a little breathing room to the East.

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I have been to the south before and I have lived in Orlando. In my opinion Colorado Springs is extremely far right.
You do realize there's a thriving gay population here, right?
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:22 AM
 
Location: CO
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Give me a break. Have you ever been anywhere in the south? They are far more conservative than we are here.
Sorry - the South has no monopoly on ignorance or conservatism. While I've spent 1/2 my life here, I was born & raised in 'the south' and find it quite interesting how misunderstood it is. Especially by people posting about Colorado. Hate to break it to you - rednecks, racists, conservatives, liberals are EVERYWHERE. Neighbor down the street has both Confederate flag AND Colorado NATIVE bumper stickers. WTH? Generalizing an entire corner of the country is no different than lumping all people in the 6 intermountain states into the 'West'. Wildly different experiences in Idaho and New Mexico, much like Alabama and North Carolina are completely different. Geopolitically, many southern states are similar to here [progressive and semi-urban liberal hot-spots at voting war with rural conservatives]. Didn't mean to stray off-topic but it happened.....

As for the OP's original question, I don't particularly care for Boulder and I've lived there. Even had a nice place up Boulder Canyon for a while. A collective can go so liberal and left-wing that it's actually come full-circle to a new system of thought that's almost as crippling, conformist and conservative as the one being challenged. I love the Flatirons, Indian Peaks and food but the Trust-fund-afarians, drum circles, politically-correct debates and seemingly never-working dreamers wore on me.

I do love Pagosa Springs. Beautiful Weminuche Wilderness, South San Juans and Wolf Creek's the classic 'anti-resort'. I realize it's changed a lot but I always enjoy going back there. Plenty far from the I70 corridor too.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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You do realize there's a thriving gay population here, right?
Yes I know Colorado Springs has a gay population and good bars and pride every year. Plus there are liberals in the city and Colorado College. Overall though the high profile far right organizations are more powerful and seem to control the political landscape.

Then you have the problem the military brings. It makes the city more of a transient town and one of my friends who works at UCCS says makes it challenging for fundraising. Even now there is a proposal to move the baseball stadium to downtown and fix it up much like Denver and Pueblo. The only thing I have heard is negative comments. Comments like how is that going to help me? Why should I support that? In my opinion that is why the Springs does not have the kind of amenities a metro area that tops 600,000 people should have which makes the city feel more like a overgrown suburb like Aurora or Riverside California.

There is anothet beef I personally have with the city. When Pueblo had its economic collapse in the 80's not only did the Springs not offer any help but actually looked down on us making jokes at our expense. Yet when the Springs needs help we are one of the first cities they call and we always help. The Springs is not even keeping up their end of the bargain on the Southern delivery system.

Now one aspect that has improved is the economic effort to promote this region. The reason is Colorado Speings now realizes its better to work with Pueblo to promote this entire region then competing against each other. So I give them props on that.

Obviously these are just my opinions and I know some people like a city like that and I respect that but overall though I think this explains why Colorado Springs is my least favorite city.

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