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Location: cheyenne wyoming
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welcome or not welcome

well i to am going to move out that way ..just wondering how yall think of that .. and i know how yall feel about being moved in on..i am 40yrs old and grown up here in SOUTH FL i have seen dirt roads that we would hunt and fish from turn into 8 lane paved roads going through new parts of town that was nothing but swamp land .. and the fun we get down here is its not the country folks that are moving in on us that are most likely moving to yawls neck of the woods we are getting the people from NY, NJ, and all there fun city s### ..ohh and im not a $$$$ guy coming in to buy out a bunch of land or anything and just wan ta be in a place i can ride out and get in some woods or water and be away from it all ..

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Re: welcome or not welcome

The resentment that you might feel from people is based in pretty much the same problem you have faced on your home turf... constant development and loss of huntable areas (or the resultant flocking of hunters to the remaining blocks of public). And the largest demographic of people coming to CO is definitely not country folks. We are getting a hell of a lot of people from big cities from CA and across the country. I can't blame you for wanting to leave your situation BUT it definitely is not a "hunting paradise" out here. Maybe compared to other places BUT we have our problems too.

It seems like CO seems to get a disproportionate number of immigrants... Both legal and illegal, if you know what I mean.

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Re: welcome or not welcome

The problems we have in Montana is people coming out here then changing it to what they had left from.One point, Building houses all over then complaining that its closing in.

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Most people here in Colorado are not from here anyway so they don't really have room to complain any way so what the why not a nother one,we survived the calofornia stamped of the 90s but they had cash then.

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Re: welcome or not welcome

third generation colorado native Hello
does that give me room?

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Im forth generation Colorado from 1864 ,and yes you can complain although I don't think it will do much good.I just see a lot of people who have been here a short time get the "Im here now shut the gate " attitude. My self I don't like it on one hand thats why I left denver but on the other I make my living in construction supplys what's a guy to do?

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As a nonnative invasive type here in Colorado, I received the same attitude in Montana when I lived there. No one likes to see subdivisions going up in their old stomping grounds, but if you want your home to appreciate in value or if you want your business to grow, you have be accepting of new people in your area. Or Colorado could just stagnate like Michigan, with no growth, people moving out, homes worth less now than they were 15 or 20 years ago, etc. I'm from California, so we get that attitude everywhere we go, and I accept it. But I moved away from California and didn't try to bring it with me, or their politics or way of doing things. I try to assimilate and don't want to be known as an outsider. When you come in with an attitude like the OP, you're sure to be met with resistance. The Texans receive a lot of resentment, because they are proud of where they are from, and will never consider themselves Coloradoans.
It's kind of like Americans who resent Mexican immigrants who wave Mexican flags instead of American ones. In general, people are welcome in a new place, but not if they want to take their old home with them.

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I think this Teddy Roosevelt quote can be applied to what you're saying but on a state level.

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

--Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

Words of wisdom!

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Might want to check the cost of living. When I talk to folks from the south east and midwest they are always suprised at the cost of living in western Colorado. While some communities are less costly than others, land/homes are above the U.S. average, even with the smack down from the recession.

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Location: cheyenne wyoming
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Re: welcome or not welcome

well i will be on my way hopefully this spring were yet i do not know..i need a good job at a truck shop international preferred i was looking in wy but the shop there has slowed down to much to hire at this time but i am going to start calling around and see what i can find maybe Idaho or mont .oh and i will sneak in and be as nice as i can be believe me i don't wan ta intrude on no one