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View Poll Results: Plains or Mountains?
Plains 15 39.47%
Mountains 23 60.53%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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After having lived in both CT and OH, I would say that I don't really have a preference for mountains/hills vs. plains. Flatter terrain allows for much easier and faster driving, with much greater visibility and distance perception. Mountains and hills are a pain to drive on, and your view is obstructed. Mountains of course are superior for hiking and seeing some amazing views, if you're at the top. But I appreciate the beauty of both plains and mountains. It shouldn't really be a factor if someone is deciding to live between two places.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Plains? Might as well stay in Kansas. Love the mountains.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Eaton, CO
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Plains? Might as well stay in Kansas. Love the mountains.
You clearly haven't been to Sterling, Lamar, Holyoke, Fort Morgan, etc. Some of the friendliest and cleanest places on Earth.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Eaton, CO
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Couldn't have said it better. Thanks Livecontent!
Thinking the same thing. I love rural areas
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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See Ft Morgan and die is what I say!!!
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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How about option #3-- the high desert plateaus of the western slope?
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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There's more to Colorado than just mountains and pretentious snotty people in ski towns. The plains are the backbone of Colorado and provide the basic necessities such as farming, ranching and openess. Don't get me wrong, mountains have beautiful views, and scenic hiking trails, but the turn off are some of the people.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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When I was younger and living along the Front Range, we (probably inspired by a pitcher or two) had the idea that we could make a "trade": Send everything east of U.S. 87/85 to Kansas, then take everything east of I-15 into Colorado. (We never took it further, but I guess the western half of Utah could merge with Nevada; then we could add either D.C. or Puerto Rico to keep the flag at 50 stars.)

Ya gotta admit, that version of Colorado would be pretty darned awesome -- and I love driving across the Plains.
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I think there is some romanticizing of the plains culture going on here. For decades Fort Collins was in congressional district 4 and for decades the election of our representative was dictated by Weld county and the rest of the eastern plains counties. I'm okay with pragmatic conservatism, but the people we were getting were of the religious, hard-right variety. They had to have a lot of support outside Larimer county to overcome the population center of Fort Collins, but it usually was not a hard fought victory for them. The exception was Fort Morgan's own Marilyn Musgrave, who was so extreme that she was narrowly unseated by a Democrat (who held the district for all of 2 years). I vote for the far Western Slope - a more varied political environment, more varied scenery, and lots of public land that isn't overwhelmed by visitors from nearby large metro areas.

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Old 10-28-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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I'd bet money that there are more people on this forum that live on the Front Range and westward, than are living on the CO plains. If so, the poll could easily get skewed in that regard. Just something for those elsewhere to keep in mind...
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