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Old 09-09-2006, 05:21 PM
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Ok, just a couple of weeks ago we were supposed to be moving to Gillette but due to a 3 month delay for the traing to start for my husbands job with the railroad, we have decided for him to take a different job that was offered to him in Rock Springs, at least until the training starts.

We have had much better luck finding housing there but have not heard anything positive about the area. One post called it "A rough place to live". What does that mean? Is it a wild immoral type of place or more of a wild weather rough type of place?

The pictures we have seen don't show a whole lot of nature's beauty, (at least in the sense that we are used to. We live in a very small rural community in illinois, across the river from St. Louis, lots of trees and green everywhere.)

I have searched and found a church we will go to, and shopping seems to be very close to where the home that we found to live in, (in fact it is a lot closer than what we are used to here). That made me feel a little better.

Can anyone tell me what life is like there on a daily basis, weather wise, how the people treat each other and how are the schools? Any info would be great!

Thanks, DJ
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:00 PM
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i used to live near gillette and ive spent a fair amount of time in rocksprings and i dont think one is any 'rougher'than the other.both are 'energy industry towns'and i doubt either one would be described as 'scenic'.gillette is more plains and rock springs is more high desert.gillette has the black hills to the east which are scenic and rock springs has the uinta mountains to the south and a lot of scenery within a couple hours drive north.i dont think the weather is much different though gillette may be a little wetter and a little less windy.rock springs had quite a reputation about 25 years ago but things have calmed down quite a bit.
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