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Old 12-06-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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After ten years in Fremont County, it felt like living on a four mile by ten mile island surrounded by semi-desert or mountains. There are some beautiful areas to be sure, but at the end of the day Fremont County's economy is driven by the prisons and retirees. It is The Captivating (pun intended) Climate Capital of Colorado.

If I had it to do over again, I'd pick Pueblo West or the Springs. Although if it was just about the stock of old houses, Pueblo would win hands down. I wish the Pueblo city school district would get its act together. They're about as brain dead as the Kañon Klowns that moved their iconic "Welcome to Cañon City" sign from its iconic hilltop location:

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to one surrounded by LP tanks:

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Old 12-08-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Cripple Creek is rough living. Someone earlier in the thread referred to it as a ‘gambling Mecca’. It’s more of a gambling outpost. I find it to be a pretty depressing town and I have spent a lot of time there. Beautiful surroundings though. There is a reason that most of the casino execs live an hour away in Woodland Park.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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I have seen a lot of social work jobs in Pueblo on Indeed dot com ....
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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does anyone have an opinion about the best time of year to visit Canon City CO?
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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does anyone have an opinion about the best time of year to visit Canon City CO?
What would you be visiting it for? That might influence what season is best.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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After ten years in Fremont County, it felt like living on a four mile by ten mile island surrounded by semi-desert or mountains.
We bought a house/acreage in Western Fremont County 4+ years ago. The differences between the East side of the county and the west side of the country are night and day on many fronts. Scenery, climate, politics, services offered, etc. It's truly amazing. They've basically forgotten us out here (until tax time)...and that is the way most folks who chose to live here want it/like it to be. I can see where Canonikistan would feel like an island. There's a vibe there that isn't found elsewhere in the county, for sure. I hate to see the entire county represented by what goes on in Canon. We don't give any of it a second thought here. The west end seems far more like Chaffee county than what is represented as "Fremont county" in most of the posts on this board.

Best of luck to the OP on the relocation....wherever you land.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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does anyone have an opinion about the best time of year to visit Canon City CO?
I like June when the Arkansas River is cranking.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Basically I am coming out to make a decision on moving there and wanted to see it at its best.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Its easy to like someplace at its best. I'd think you would want to see if you can tolerate it at its worst. After that, things are easy.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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Basically I am coming out to make a decision on moving there and wanted to see it at its best.
Then mid-June, I guess, but I personally think people should see a place at its 'normal' or 'worst' when trying make a decision on moving. I'd say come now.
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