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Old 01-27-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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It's funny to see the term "snow ski," as if there's another kind of skiing. But then I noticed you are in FL, so it makes sense. Even so, I'd call the two activities skiing (snow implied) and waterskiing.

OTOH, there's snowboarding and waterboarding, the latter with a completely different meaning
When we lived there, people were both water skiing and tubing on Chatfield and Cherry Creek Reservoirs. Bemieve it or not, very little water skiing or tubing done here.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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I get it from what people who live in Loveland have told me. Anyway, pot isnt everywhere. A person wont drive into the Loveland city limits and immediately smell pot in the air. Colorado cant be full of people getting high all the time. Just like Florida isnt full of alligators just waiting outside doors to eat someone.
The thing is that it is not really all that prevalent anywhere in the state, outside of a small stretch of I-70 heading east I do not remember the last time I smelled pot anywhere in the state. Loveland is no different then the rest of the front range where it is more prevalent than on the western slope and in rural areas.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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It's funny to see the term "snow ski," as if there's another kind of skiing. But then I noticed you are in FL, so it makes sense. Even so, I'd call the two activities skiing (snow implied) and waterskiing.

OTOH, there's snowboarding and waterboarding, the latter with a completely different meaning
There are plenty of people in Colorado who do water skiing and refer to it as skiing, and as hard as it is for some to grasp there are plenty of people in Colorado who do not snow ski and when they are talking about skiing it is about water skiing.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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It's funny to see the term "snow ski," as if there's another kind of skiing.
As someone who grew up doing both, it's easier to just say snow skiing or water skiing, unless there's context to make it obvious which one you're referring to.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Comparatively, COL (especially housing) is still much cheaper here than other parts of the US (mainly CA + urban/ suburban areas in the northeast). Similarly, traffic is nothing compared to those areas.

Plus -weather is fantastic and there are lots of outdoor activities for all seasons.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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So, why have, and still are, there so many people moving to The Front Range?
Jobs, weather, quality of life, culture, politics, legalized marijuana. Name your pick. Colorado and the Front Range in general have been growing like gangbusters for decades now. As the economy changes and there are fewer jobs and resources in rural communities, Denver and other Front Range cities are the primary drivers of economic growth and the largest metro area for many hundreds of miles in any direction.

Then there are tons of people that move to be close to the mountains and participate in a more active lifestyle. It's significantly drier and sunnier than most areas of the country and a lot of folks in the northeast and midwest would consider the winters to be milder as well.

The only main negatives are traffic and costs, which are only negatives for natives or those that come from smaller areas. There are plenty of cities with worse or equal traffic and higher prices. To them, Denver is an equal or cheaper option with plenty of other benefits over where they live now.

I doubt the growth is going to stop anytime soon. It might slow down as higher prices and other negatives shift interest to other cities on the Front Range or other states with somewhat similar attributes.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Perhaps another motivator is climate change.

As the planet warms up, hot places become hotter. For example, Phoenix now experiences many more summer days above 110 degrees than 40 years ago.

Information concerning 100 degree and hotter temperatures for Phoenix, Arizona

"Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher 1896-2010: 11

Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher 1981-2010: 19"


The electrical load to cool a house increases dramatically as the temperatures soar above 110 degrees. I'll bet some people from there move to Colorado just to escape the heat and cost of utilities.

If you consider the impact of the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas, I'll bet some people just want to leave or avoid those areas. I know I would.

Perhaps Colorado and its relatively mild climate has become a calling card welcoming those climate change refugees.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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Perhaps another motivator is climate change.

As the planet warms up, hot places become hotter. For example, Phoenix now experiences many more summer days above 110 degrees than 40 years ago.

Information concerning 100 degree and hotter temperatures for Phoenix, Arizona

"Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher 1896-2010: 11

Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher 1981-2010: 19"


The electrical load to cool a house increases dramatically as the temperatures soar above 110 degrees. I'll bet some people from there move to Colorado just to escape the heat and cost of utilities.

If you consider the impact of the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas, I'll bet some people just want to leave or avoid those areas. I know I would.

Perhaps Colorado and its relatively mild climate has become a calling card welcoming those climate change refugees.

On my thread about "where to people move to when leaving Florida?", Colorado is not mentioned, however Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee definitely are.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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[b]"Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher 1896-2010: 11

Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher 1981-2010: 19"[/B
There's a number missing from data - Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher throughout Earth's 4 billion year history

You've cherry picked a 0.00001% sliver of history to make your point.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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There's a number missing from data - Average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 110F or higher throughout Earth's 4 billion year history

You've cherry picked a 0.00001% sliver of history to make your point.
Holy ****! Now youre disputing that the planet is warming at all without mention of cause.
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