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Old 09-29-2009, 07:53 AM
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I'm a flatlander and proud of it. I'm hoping to get some opinions (and i realize that's all they are so subjective is Okay), about the better of the towns in the eastern part of the state.
I know nothing other than some threads I've read.

Size is not important, can be big or small but i am trying to avoid run down depressing or big crime areas.

thank you!
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:31 AM
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Good news: your choices are numerous, it's very affordable and no one is likely to view you as 'just another transplant'...

Check out Limon, Ft. Morgan, La Junta, or if you want to be near water, Las Animas.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:22 AM
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We've some good threads on the La Junta area, with pix, check the index. The S. E. corner of the state has some good towns, like La Junta, Rocky Ford, Springfield, etc.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:45 PM
Location: Kingman AZ
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I just spent several days in Limon for my 50th reunion...I was amazed at how well the town had done over 50 years....beautiful homes, well kept yards and tree lined streets.....and 1500 people showing up for the homecoming BBQ [in a town of abt 1700]
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:34 PM
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I spent the night in Limon one time in one of those patented March snows that shuts down the town in minutes flat. It was in March 1986. Spent some 30 hours, along with a LOT of people at Rip Griffin's truck stop, just off Interstate 70. And I enjoyed the heck out of it, too! You would be surprised how hospitality gets spread around in a small town on the eastern plains, especially in a spring blizzard that buries a community. They are used to storms like that, trust me.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Location: Nebraska
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I grew up in Eastern Colorado and graduated from High School in Yuma County. This was in the 1960's and maybe things have changed in 40+ years but I doubt it. During my school years I was very active in sports, band and FFA activities. Sports activities don't allow much opportunity to get to know the members of the other team. However band and FFA activities gave the chance to talk to some of the kids you met on the athletic fields or those cheering on their team during those games. I honestly don't remember having a bad experience with any of students from any of the 15 or 20 schools where I attended any school activities. They were all great people and probably still are.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:39 PM
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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What about Burlington??? It's on the border of Kansas and, is often overlooked. Just an observation.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:44 PM
Location: The 719
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You've got Burlington which is a pretty nice size of I would guess about 4000-8000 like Lamar south of there, and has neighboring communities to the west, such as Bethune, Stratton, Vona, Seibert, Flagler, Brush, etc... all along I-70.

Dry land farming up there.

But along the Ark Valley south along Hwy 50, you've got from west to east; Fowler, Manzanola, Rocky Ford, Swink, LaJunta, Las Animas, Lamar, Granada, Holly, then Kansas.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:39 AM
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I worked at the Pawnee power plant between Brush and Ft. Morgan from 1977 to 1980. I stayed there during the week. I kept a residence in Littleton and went home on weekends. I enjoyed living there; the people were friendly, the pace of life very comfortable, and I have stayed in contact with some people I worked with to this day, visiting the area every six months or so.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:23 AM
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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^ I hear Campo is lovely this time of year.
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