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Old 09-16-2009, 10:02 AM
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The vast majority of the population (and jobs) in Colorado are within sight of the Rockies. How did you pick Colorado then? If you want to live in the Midwest, move to the Midwest. They've got plenty of big and small cities not within sight of the mountains.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:17 AM
Location: Kingman AZ
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Limon has an airport....that's about it....at one time it was home to the Oldest Living Private Pilot [Harry J. Ligget] but he died....as far as aviation employment....nope....
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kazoopilot View Post
For anyone interested in my career path: I majored in aviation, and would like to work in that field. Beyond that, anything is acceptable.
If you're looking for aviation, Cheyenne, WY would be a great choice, but you should also check out Goodland, KS.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:47 AM
Location: Arvada, CO
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This is going to sound shallow as heck, but I can't believe that there are people that would actually want to move to some of these places. Some of them are not much more than glorified truck stops.

Unemployment rates might be low, but when considering the population of some of these places, they probably have very undiversified economies and likely have very few transplants/newcomers/outsiders. I know a person only has to find one job, but I would think being an outsider in some of these places would be a huge disadvantage, but I could be wrong.

I don't know how to describe it exactly (and I don't mean to offend), but people in some of these towns seem proud of their ignorance (or something). Over the past couple of years, I've had the opportunity to travel CO, KS, NE, WY, MT, ID and WA pretty extensively, and this plains area (Eastern CO/W KS/W NE) has made me feel the least welcome as a traveler/outsider.

When I go to some of these towns, I'm kind of half-expecting somebody (gas station attendant, strangers, etc) to look me in the eye and say something like "What are you doing here, boy?" Burlington, Sterling and Holyoke, Colorado, along with Sidney and Alliance in Nebraska, and Kanorado, Colby and Oberlin in Kansas are all towns where I have felt this hard-to-describe "vibe". Anybody know what it is?

I was in Sterling yesterday, and have been there several times. Kind of feels like a step back in time. It has a cool movie theater. When driving in, the South Platte skirts the eastern edge, then you are greeted with industrial areas and railroads until you reach the town, which is pretty nice for what it is. It has a Wal-Mart. The gas station in nearby Atwood has the most disgusting bathroom I've ever seen in the United States.

Good luck OP, I hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:54 PM
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You'd love Kansas!
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