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  • #16
    Originally posted by KatieElway7 View Post
    Pueblo! I'm always having to defend it around here



    But seriously, I love it here. We have hot summers, mild winters, low cost of living. We're close enough to Denver and Colorado Springs for good shopping and fun stuff.

    Pueblo West is just wind and weeds, but the homes are really cheap.
    Thanks for the input Katie.

    It actually sounds like a place I might like. I'm tired of cold winters, and I would be accustomed to the dry heat.

    I actually think I'd like living in a smaller city. The Boise area has grown quite a bit. There's over 500k in the metro area now. A city of about 100k doesn't sound too bad.

    However, I think I missed my opportunity. I think I called the lady back too late today. I'd probably be more desperate if the new business wasn't starting to pick up.

    It really sounds appealing to me, but until my oldest son gets out of school it's just not too likely for me to move.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by KatieElway7 View Post
      Pueblo! I'm always having to defend it around here



      But seriously, I love it here. We have hot summers, mild winters, low cost of living. We're close enough to Denver and Colorado Springs for good shopping and fun stuff.

      Pueblo West is just wind and weeds, but the homes are really cheap.
      I can attest to the bolded part. You'd have to not hate wind. I live in Colorado Springs, but work used to take me to Pueblo West and man oh man was the wind BRU-TAL!!

      But AW4M, if you move there, we'll have to meet up some time.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Grabber View Post
        I can attest to the bolded part. You'd have to not hate wind. I live in Colorado Springs, but work used to take me to Pueblo West and man oh man was the wind BRU-TAL!!

        But AW4M, if you move there, we'll have to meet up some time.
        Hmm, that doesn't sound too appealing (not the part of meeting up sometime ). I'm not a big fan of wind.
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        • #19
          It is Pueblo, not Puebla.

          Also, please leave any Browns fans alone that you may encounter...

          Watch out for the Bubonic Plague in PW though ... keep away from Prairie Dogs.
          The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

          The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
            It is Pueblo, not Puebla.

            Also, please leave any Browns fans alone that you may encounter...

            Watch out for the Bubonic Plague in PW though ... keep away from Prairie Dogs.
            I will come find you there Charlie...

            I would appreciate your serious input though.

            Geographically it sounds very similar to the Treasure Valley, which sits in a banana belt\desert.

            How far is Pueblo West from Pueblo? I'm assuming not very far since the whole population is only around 100k.

            Is the wind more mild in Pueblo as opposed to Pueblo West?


            I'm already very familiar with prairie dogs. We have a strong colony here.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
              I will come find you there Charlie...

              I would appreciate your serious input though.

              Geographically it sounds very similar to the Treasure Valley, which sits in a banana belt\desert.

              How far is Pueblo West from Pueblo? I'm assuming not very far since the whole population is only around 100k.

              Is the wind more mild in Pueblo as opposed to Pueblo West?


              I'm already very familiar with prairie dogs. We have a strong colony here.
              Pueblo itself can get pretty hot. It is sunny most days of the year here and it is usually 10 degrees hotter in Pueblo than in Colorado Springs. Wind in the city itself isn't necessarily that bad. It really depends where in the city you are. On the outskirts it is very windy. But in the city itself not so much wind.

              You probably won't see me anyway, I only have 2 Browns shirts. One of them is a Brady Quinn jersey - I obviously don't wear it much anymore.

              Pueblo West isn't far at all. Probably 5-6 miles outside of Pueblo proper, if even that. From where I am, it is probably a 15-20 minute drive.
              The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

              The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by KatieElway7 View Post
                Pueblo West is just wind and weeds,
                Funny to hear that, seems nothing has changed since I moved in 1995.

                Here's something funny I always think about when I here someone speak of Pueblo.

                - You think it's natural for Irish Pub owners to wear cowboy hats.
                - You've eaten fresh chicken enchiladas at 1 a.m. because you're too wasted to drive and Liz's delivers until 2.
                - You begin every "authentic" meal at Mexican restaurants in other cities with the phrase, "Well, it's no Mill Stop.."
                - You've made friends with people who live near Prairie and Northern with the sole intent of having a place to park for the fair.
                - You've made friends with people who live near PCC with the sole intent of having somewhere to park for the Bell Game.
                - You leave your Broncos super bowl party after the third quarter so you can get in line to cruise Northern with flags and bottle rockets.
                - You've ditched school to party at Minnequa Park on Cinco de Mayo and you're Irish/Italian/Polish/etc.
                - Sausage is for sandwiches. Pizza is for breakfast. Luckily, Ianne's makes both.
                - You can't visit the Nature Center without thinking of at least one Honor Farm ghost story.
                - You think pork is the only white meat.
                - You've nearly killed a golfer trying to cross Thatcher.
                - You've been rear ended more than once for stopping to let the geese cross in City Park.
                - You know to avoid the Southside when it rains.
                - You know who Billy Cox is and you've actually seen him.
                - You know what the KDZA Jingle Bell Rock is and may have actually looked for it.
                - In your high school years, you sat in the back of a car drinking Milwaukee's Best or Mickey's Bigmouth through a straw.
                - You learned to put green olives in your beer at the Sunset Tavern.
                - You are a fine connoisseur of Green Chile.
                - You actually know what a "Slopper" is.
                - You've been to a "Bell Game" or the "Cannon Game" drunk.
                - You've ever partied in the prairies at places with funny names e.g., The Tunnels, The Cul-de-sac, The Old Res, The Beach, The Clearing, The Rainbow Tunnels, The Location, The Swallows).
                - You've made out at Liberty Point (hasn't every one)?
                - You've heard that Pinon nuts can be considered Mexican gold.
                - Your friends who didn't grow up in Pueblo always refer to it as "that place where you can send for government publications."
                - You are the proud mandolin player with the Okalitza Tamburitzas.
                - Your grandparents refer to people of Polish descent as "Bojohns."
                - Tamales are always included in your Christmas dinner menu.
                - You think Gus' Tavern is the Southside Branch of the Pueblo Teacher's Credit Union.
                - "For reals" and "wise out" are the phrases in your vocabulary for "really" and "just kidding".
                - You went to South High and sat outside Burger King on Friday nights.
                - You know what "Luv'n Low" is and actually know someone that
                belongs.
                - You've ever seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight in the Chief Theater.
                - You become a life member of 4-H.
                - You ever bought a wristband to get into the State Fair for 20 some consecutive days so you could cruise the midway, drink beer at "The Pub" and maybe even ride the "zipper."
                - You've ever seen Loverboy, 38 Special, America, or The Scorpions at the Fair grounds
                - You played Bantam League football.
                - You think primer gray is an actual car color (isn't it?).
                - You keep a schedule of all the Catholic Church festivals on the 'fridge'.
                - You think the names of all the stores end with the letter "S" (Safeways, Wal-Marts).
                - Your post-high school ambition is to work at Mission Tortilla Factory or Convergsys.
                - Your grandmother asks you for a ride to the mall so she can go shopping at "Wards" or "Penneys."
                - You park your truck on Northern the night before the Fiesta Day Parade so you can have a good seat the next day.
                - You think "youse" is the plural of "you."
                - You still call KDZA to request Journey songs.
                - "Southern Comfort" played at your high school prom.
                - You still wear your "Old Timers" baseball shirt and you are a junior in high school.
                - You've ever been to a wedding reception at the VFW Hall, St.Joseph's In the Grove or the 4H building at the Fair grounds.
                - The floors of your house are lined with plastic runners and the lamp shades are covered in plastic.
                - You think the Lady Fair Laundry logo was the pattern for the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
                - You had your 10th birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza (or maybe even Shakeys).
                - You think Taco Bell on Abriendo is the Central High School cafeteria and the Taco Bell on Elizabeth is the Centennial High School cafeteria.
                - You go to Pass Key to get an "Italian sausage sangwich."
                - Your Mom ever stayed home from work to catch up on "the stories."
                - You live in a shack but you have a top of the line satellite dish in the backyard.
                - You go to Taffy's to get a bag of popcorn and a limeade on your way to the Mesa Drive-in.
                - You were conceived at the Mesa Drive-in.
                - You smuggled five of your friends into the Mesa Drive-in in the trunk of your car.
                - Your first experience with alcohol was Everclear in a Sonic cherry limeade.
                - Your grandfather tells you he retired from the "Ordnance."
                - Your elders refer to the city as "pyeblo" or "peblo."
                - You sell a punch off your free school lunch ticket so you can get high at noon.
                - You think potica and Italian cookies are the main food at a wedding.
                - You think Mesa Ranch Supply carries the official apparel for County
                High School.
                - At one time during your youth, your softball team was sponsored by Angelus Chapel, Flores Grocery, Double J Meats or Porky's Tavern.
                - You know everywhere in Pueblo takes 10 minutes to get to but the "other side of town" is way too far to travel.
                - You never went to a concert in Denver cause it was too far.
                - Partied at the Glory Hole or Pixie's.
                - Waited over 2 hours for a Dew Drop Inn pizza.
                - Went to a Nature Center River Dance party.
                - Dove from the cliffs at the "res."
                - Went to East High and partied at the Hill.
                - Partied at the Cavalcade.
                - Know that PMI was the only party place that South and Central were allowed together.
                - Met in the parking lot of your high school after every single football game even though it wasn't allowed.
                - After college you moved back to Pueblo to start your own family (even though you always said you would never come back)!
                - You partied at DiscoNection or St. George and the Dragon and slid down the slide
                - You went to the Pueblo Ice Arena and got ice shavings to keep your kegs cold
                - You have had a Pueblo police officer ask, "Are you going to ride in that car or get out?" while dragging Main sitting on the car door, hanging out the window.
                - Skateland was the place to be when you were in Junior High but, you wouldn't be caught dead there when you were in High School.
                - You know that the slabs have nothing to do with ribs; everything to do with basketball, and it's located on Elizabeth.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
                  Pueblo itself can get pretty hot. It is sunny most days of the year here and it is usually 10 degrees hotter in Pueblo than in Colorado Springs. Wind in the city itself isn't necessarily that bad. It really depends where in the city you are. On the outskirts it is very windy. But in the city itself not so much wind.

                  You probably won't see me anyway, I only have 2 Browns shirts. One of them is a Brady Quinn jersey - I obviously don't wear it much anymore.

                  Pueblo West isn't far at all. Probably 5-6 miles outside of Pueblo proper, if even that. From where I am, it is probably a 15-20 minute drive.
                  Is it a decent place to raise a family? When I looked it up on Wikipedia it seems to have a fairly high crime rate for a small city.

                  What is there to do there?

                  Are there nice parks?

                  Are there any minor league sports to attend?

                  What is the local college, and how big is it?

                  I'm assuming there are nearby mountain lakes, is that correct?
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
                    Is it a decent place to raise a family? When I looked it up on Wikipedia it seems to have a fairly high crime rate for a small city.

                    What is there to do there?

                    Are there nice parks?

                    Are there any minor league sports to attend?

                    What is the local college, and how big is it?

                    I'm assuming there are nearby mountain lakes, is that correct?
                    Some areas of the city have problems with gangs. Mostly on the East and Southside. Pueblo has the highest number of bars per capita than any other place in the country - or it used to. Things to do here? Drink. Party. Go hang out at the mall... go to the theater. I don't really do much... there is the Riverwalk.. There are some very nice parks here. Are there minor league sports? Not that I know of. I saw in the local paper that the "Pecos League" or something like that of baseball is thinking of having a semi-pro team here.

                    There is CSU-Pueblo which has its own football team. Here is there website: Colorado State University-Pueblo

                    Aside from CSU-P there is also Pueblo Community College. As for sports, the most noteworthy sports aside from CSU-P are the local High School rivalries. There is the Bell Game which is the oldest high school rivalry west of the mississippi. It is between Central and Centennial High School. Then, there is the Cannon Game between East and South High School. Pueblo isn't in the mountains, obviously. But nearby lakes are: Lake Pueblo (artificial), San Isabel (San Isabel National Forest) and several other lakes. There is also the Nature Center just outside of Pueblo.
                    The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

                    The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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