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Old 05-25-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Or, you could live in Wyoming, where, as the natives say, "Men were men, women were few, and the sheep were nervous." Wait a minute, I was single in Wyoming.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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To be honest I am really intrigued by GJ. I have been there once and really thought it was a nice town. From a outsider looking in it seems to have a lot more then a town its size would have mainly because it is the largest city on the western slope. I would not be surprised if the GJ MSA toped 250,000 people in the next 20 years and that would be a nice sized metro area in any location in the United States.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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To be honest I am really intrigued by GJ. I have been there once and really thought it was a nice town. From a outsider looking in it seems to have a lot more then a town its size would have mainly because it is the largest city on the western slope. I would not be surprised if the GJ MSA toped 250,000 people in the next 20 years and that would be a nice sized metro area in any location in the United States.
I don't think you'd be surprised if you got a personal invitation to come live aboard the "V" mothership, either.

But getting back to reality, what's up there to support a quarter million people? Not enough, that's what. Hey...I have an idea...how about we build tens of thousands of houses and sell them back and forth to each other? That oughtta make things hum right along! After all, it worked for Southern California, didn't it? Uh-oh, wait a minute....
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I don't think you'd be surprised if you got a personal invitation to come live aboard the "V" mothership, either.

But getting back to reality, what's up there to support a quarter million people? Not enough, that's what. Hey...I have an idea...how about we build tens of thousands of houses and sell them back and forth to each other? That oughtta make things hum right along! After all, it worked for Southern California, didn't it? Uh-oh, wait a minute....
I'd rather live aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnQhRriP_iQ



On to the topic. The GJ MSA is now about 150,000 people so that is 100,000 more in 20 years. That would just take a few large companies moving in to accomplish that and how Colorado is growing, even during this recession, I would not be surprised if that happened.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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I'd rather live aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E!



The GJ MSA is now about 150,000 people so that is 100,000 more in 20 years. That would just take a few large companies moving in to accomplish that and how Colorado is growing, even during this recession, I would not be surprised if that happened.
And it would be a catastrophe to the quality of life on the Western Slope. Why the hell don't you move to Japan or China so you can have all the people and big metro areas you want and leave Colorado for those of us who appreciate it WITHOUT another few hundred thousand or million clueless souls? Colorado with about 2 million LESS people would be a big improvement, in my opinion.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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GJ a big hick town?? I don`t think so. You need to check out the rural south and then you`ll know what a hick town is.

You`ve got so many people that are from big cities the live in GJ now. I wouldn`t consider them hicks. Nor would I consider most of the locals here hicks.
This.

More "cowboy" types than "hicks". I'm from just outside of NYC originally, and having lived in the south, the people out there are certainly NOT hicks!!

Just look at the results of the last election, or wander into one of our many gun stores, and you'll get a feel for the town.

Lot of trucks, guns and ATV's out here, and I like it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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I lived in the South too! A friend of mine is from the South and also refers to the word "hicks." I don`t know were you lived in the South but you can`t speak for me and my Southern friend.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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I lived in the South too! A friend of mine is from the South and also refers to the word "hicks." I don`t know were you lived in the South but you can`t speak for me and my Southern friend.
No, I agree with you. I worded my response incorrectly.

Hicks - South
"Cowboys" - West.

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Old 05-26-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Let me see, I know there is a snappy reply, or a funny face, or some sort of thingamajiggar for us western slope hicks------------------Whoops! Just found it!
Since I don't live in GJ or the western slope I would like to get your opinion as to where GJ will be in 10 to 20 years.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Grand Junction is currently located @ 39 N 04 Latitude and 108 W 33 Longitude. Barring unforseen earth changes, I will go out on a limb and predict that Grand Junction will still be loacted @ 39 N 04 Latitude and 108 W 33 Longitude, 10 to 20 years from now.
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