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Old 06-25-2008, 02:29 PM
Location: Omaha, NE
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Sterling is a nice place to live.. it isn't all that far from Denver..

From a small city perspective, Sterling is recommendable..
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:51 PM
Location: Central Nebraska
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Sterling seems like a nice town, stopped there several times, but couldn't tell you much more than that, I'm sure you could get better info from the Colorado forum if you want.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:31 PM
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Default don't do it!

I grew up in Sidney, and as a kid I hated it, as a teenager I hated it, (I did like all of the drinking and partying we did though, since that is all there was to do) and after I graduated from high school I left and never looked back. As an adult I must return a couple of times a year to visit family however.

The downtown area of Sidney is a dusty dried up area of nothing.....very similar to the whole western part of the state. Shopping is very frustrating there, you are forced to shop at Walmart as you have very few other choices.

I would not raise my children in that town, the opportunities for them are so few, and once they graduate they will leave town (oh yes, and never look back) Maybe they pride themselves on their schools, but think about it. What quality of teachers, doctors, surgeons and other professionals would want to live there.

If you are from out of state and want to visit someone in Sidney, you must fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) (160 miles from Sidville)rent a car or take the shuttle approx. ($40.00 each way)to Sidney.

I feel if you have ever lived anywhere else you would not like Sidney. (Unless maybe you lived in Kansas) then maybe you would like it there.)

The housing is inexpensive, because the ability to make a descent living there is almost nil. They need to change the name to Cabelaville, because if it weren't for Cabelas the town would have dried up and blown away. Sidneyites need to kiss Cabelas butt for what they have done for that town.

Oh yeah, the weather sucks in the winter!

There are Cabelas stores in other states as well. One near Dallas, TX and One near Austin, TX
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:53 AM
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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And just remember, just because one person didn't like it and it didn't work for them, doesnt mean you won't like it or it won't work for you.

I'm not singling out the above poster personally, but everyone moves to a town for different reasons.

I wish the original poster the best.. Nebraska is full of wonderful people, In fact, I know a few in Sidney.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:50 PM
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Default Sidney is an odd town

Sidney is an odd town if you are not from around there, or are not conservative and don't keep your mouth shut. It might take a while to assimilate, or you might not be given the chance, and you can get lied about, slandered behind your back, tarred and feathered. If so, you will be the newcomer, and therefor at fault. So go carefully.

The Community College there is pretty anti-intellectual and conservative and lacks integrity.

If you are working for Cabela's, it might be OK, since you will have a community of sorts to belong to that seems more diverse. One person who worked at Cabela's told me it was very hard to make friends and be belong, but she did have the closest friend there she had ever had.

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