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Old 09-28-2018, 08:56 AM
 
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On Sept 4th, a 17 year old was murdered at a house above Lake Loveland. Last night, another murder happened, again, above Lake Loveland. One person dead and another has "life threatening" injuries. The suspect was arrested on the scene. Court records show that he has a lengthy record in Larimer, Weld and Denver counties.

While we were there visiting, this past July, we were staying on the western side of Eisenhower Blvd and for the entire week, didn't hear one siren from an emergency vehicle.

Has Loveland changed from "one of the nicest cities on the Front Range to move to", to....what now?

When we lived, and was buying a house, in Parker, during the entire 3 1/2 years we lived there, only one murder happened. That was at a construction site. We figured the only action that the Parker P.D. gets there is traffic stops. Of course, that was from April 2004 thru Oct 2007. Crime was mainly non-existent. While we were in Colorado in July, we drove down to Parker and it has changed......many, many more people and a 4-lane Parker Rd.

But, Parker isn't what we are asking about....Loveland is.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:33 AM
 
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Nothing new here in the new Calirado.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:38 AM
 
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Stay in Florida. Please.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Stay in Florida. Please.
Actually, I have an idea, YOU move here and we'll move there. How's that?

Anyway, I had a feeling that someone would say this, but oh well...…..staying here just isn't going to happen. We like the elk "rut", rodeo action and other things that aren't here. IOW, sorry, the move is going to happen.

Don't like how we feel about certain things, that's just to bad. And, this thread isn't about those things anyway.

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Old 09-28-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Nothing new here in the new Calirado.
The only part we seen that was so-called "new", was the way Parker looked and the construction going on with the E-470 at, and beyond, the I-25. Eleven years ago, I-25 was heavy with traffic, just like today. I know, I traveled it to and from Parker.

If Colorado was that different, there would be no corn fields, cattle, etc., which we seen quite a bit of heading south to the E-470 on I-35 from Loveland. Centennial Livestock Auction is still in Ft. Collins alongside the I-25. So, those things haven't changed.

Now, back to "what's with the Loveland murders" thing? Actually, compared to where we live, Loveland has no crime at all. How's that???
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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It's weird but things like this tend to go in spurts and then nothing for a long time. I don't think it is becoming the norm for the area though. Sometimes I crave winter because things just seem to be quieter
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:12 AM
 
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Now, back to "what's with the Loveland murders" thing??



You missed the point. The point, as I see it, is that with the influx of Californians (and others) into the front range area, crime is on the increase. I.E., you're not saying anything new/unknown (this is expected) within the not-so-new situation of the front range.



Don't be shocked or surprised as even More of the same happens along that section of the state.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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Only small towns and isolated areas can truly bank on consistency and no change.

Places of high growth and flux - like CO and the Front Range - are of the opposite extreme. It's foolish to expect this state and this area to remain stable and unchanging in any regard.

The biggest mistake my family made in moving to CO was researching and going with trends from past to the then present, and then deciding to move based on that. But, what got us in the end were trends for what became the future (i.e. since the time we ended up relocating). It wasn't a matter of crime, but other criteria that still affect where we choose to live.

From now on, when considering where we will move - which will hopefully only be once more - we will only focus on the trends for the future, and where "things" are heading; i.e. not going with old data and even how the present appears.

And for others: If you choose to live in the past, with blinders on, be ready for surprises and disappointments.

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Old 09-28-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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It's weird but things like this tend to go in spurts and then nothing for a long time. I don't think it is becoming the norm for the area though. Sometimes I crave winter because things just seem to be quieter
Very true about the winter months, but then again, the thefts that happen during the Christmas Holidays.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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You missed the point. The point, as I see it, is that with the influx of Californians (and others) into the front range area, crime is on the increase. I.E., you're not saying anything new/unknown (this is expected) within the not-so-new situation of the front range.



Don't be shocked or surprised as even More of the same happens along that section of the state.
Sorry, my fault. I thought you were pertaining to something else. Again, sorry.

Thing is, unless it's retired folks, the job money is in Denver metro and south. Not nearly as much of professional jobs and high wages in Loveland and area that there is down south. Am I right. And, while most, if not all, of the folks moving to Colorado have never lived there, we have. In both south Englewood, across from Fiddler's Green Amphitheater and in Parker, off of Hilltop Road.
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