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What's life in Wyoming like?

ed2276

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Not to many people, eh?

Probably more pronghorns than people in the entire state...lol I lived in Cheyenne for several years, and loved it. I'd still be there now, but my wife from the Philippines didn't want to live there; she actually wanted me to go to So. Cal., where her sisters and father live. I told her no way! I left CA in 1994 and I was never going back. We settled on Las Vegas. All my family is still in Cheyenne. The more scenic parts of the state are around Yellowstone, the west side of the state, Jackson and Grand Teton national park, and up north along the mountains and Big Horn river. You might try the national parks since you are a paramedic. My uncle lives in Cody. Nice area near Yellowstone. You'd be sitting on top of a super caldera and be instantly incinerated when it finally blows...but, at least you'd go quickly. [grin]
 

ed2276

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We're also looking to move to the western side of Wyoming in the next few years (I have some things to finish up here before we can actually make the big move). We're currently in the Seattle area, and looking to head to either the Evanston or Alpine area. Any suggestions other than a good 4 wheel drive with extra gas cans? My husband OC's just about everywhere, and I OC when I can (when I'm not working, essentially).
When they close the gates across I-80 during winter weather don't go around them; turn back and hunker down in the city.
 

ed2276

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Stayed at the Cheyenne KOA, east of the train depot along the interstate, Cheyenne seemed nice. Stayed about 5 days.

My boys loved the UP running just about all day long. Good bars, restaurants, a little too hipster it seemed, I could live with that. Laramie looked like a lumber town with a college campus tossed into the mix. Rawlins.....truck stop. Rock Springs, was only a fuel stop and two new camper tires, but it seemed like small town USA. Not too bad.

So, my experience with Wyoming is limited to the I-80 corridor, and fuel stops.....Wyoming seems great.
You've summed up the I-80 corridor pretty well. When I was driving a big rig, I always would stop over in Rawlins.
 

Midwest

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Casper Wyoming was rated the Third Worst Winter City by the Farmer's Almanac

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2010/09/07/5-worst-winter-weather-cities/

"CASPER, WYOMING Snow is common in this town and has occurred as early as September and as late as early June. The average daily winter temperature is 22°F, and on average, 181 days of the year have temperatures at or below 32°F. Casper is among the top five most windiest spots in the nation. The prevailing winter wind blows from the southwest, with the emphasis on “blows.” Some wind gusts have been clocked at over 60 m.p.h. The wind has knocked tractor-trailers off interstates. As one native put it: “In the winter we have snow followed by wind, wind followed by snow, and wind and snow together. In some places the snow never hits the ground but gets worn out by the wind.” And the late Jean Shepherd wrote: “Let me tell you, you’ve never been in a blizzard until you’ve been in a real Wyoming screamer. The snow was coming down so fast and hard that I felt I was driving through a white tunnel. It got colder and colder, and my windshield was freezing up faster than the defrosters could blow it off. "
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Richard Gonzales

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Riverton, Wyoming, United States
MAMALIBERTY giving advice?

First off MAMA LIBERTY is very inaccurate on her information. I currently live in Riverton and have been for 4 years. I also visited here often when i was growing up. Its a great place to live. 10,000 people in the town. Great employment options. It does sit on the Wind River Reservation but semi racial people like MAMA LIBERTY can use that point to put down this area and other areas for being "by" a Native american reservation. The crime is relatively low especially inside city limits. Just like any place there are better places to live in the town then others. Also the people are very friendly and the non-friendly ones you meet are few and far between. The weather is as i would say.... Colorado like.... It gets Very COLD! and Very HOT!
 

Huck

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Evanston, Wyoming, USA
Please visit Wyoming and look at several areas besides Riverton. Unfortunately, that corner of the state is not the best if you are seeking freedom and peace. The SW corner of the state has lots of crime, and lots of "cops." Lots of good people too, don't get me wrong, but you might want to talk to the folks here before you make up your mind.

Visit these forums and talk to the people who live here in Wyoming. I've been here in the NE corner for 8 years now, and am active on both these boards.
https://thementalmilitia.com/mavericks/index.php
http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com/fswforum/index.php
Whoa there Mama! I don't know where you heard that there's "lots of crime" in SW Wyoming but you're mistaken. I live in Evanston, which is in the SW part of the state, and in the 9 years I've lived here I've seen no high crime, or any crime for that matter. As far as "lots of cops" goes, I rarely even see one.

I think that you've been greatly misinformed.
 

NewZealandAmerican

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Evanston is beautiful from what I have seen

Whoa there Mama! I don't know where you heard that there's "lots of crime" in SW Wyoming but you're mistaken. I live in Evanston, which is in the SW part of the state, and in the 9 years I've lived here I've seen no high crime, or any crime for that matter. As far as "lots of cops" goes, I rarely even see one.

I think that you've been greatly misinformed.
Provo, UTAH is my beautiful new home town as of Oct 2014 after escaping 23 yrs of living in Chicago and I plan on making Evanston, WYOMING my second beautiful home town!


I think this rule of thumb applies:

There are good people and bad people no matter where you go
A good and wise bishop told me this back in Sep 2014
I recall the old story about the fellow who stopped in a small town and told a local man, "I've got to move and am considering this town. What can you tell me about the people here." The local said, "Well, tell me about your current neighbors." The visitor replied, "Best people in the world. ...Give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. I hate to leave them, but work compels me to move." The local man said, "I think you'll find the folks here are every bit as nice as your current neighbors and you'll very much enjoy living here if you choose to make this your new home."

A short time later another man stopped in the same small town and talked to the same local. He had a similar story, "I've got move and am considering this town. What can you tell me about the people here." Once again the local said, "Well, tell me about your current neighbors." The visitor replied, "Nasty terrible people. I can't wait to move away from them." The local man shook his head and frowned, "I'm sorry to tell you this, but I'm afraid you'll find the folks here are just as unpleasant as your current neighbors. I'd suggest you look for a better place to relocate."

Thank you Bishop Phillips for your wise counsel and love!
Love Dion Wood
 

Grapeshot

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Indeed, most people will find that which they seek.........even if they have to manufacture the conditions.

Too, the good, the bad and the ugly are Frequently but perceptions.
 

38or45

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I have to say, I was a little worried last year when we went to the area to check it out after hearing that it was crime-riddled.. We stayed two nights in Evanston and though it did seem like it had seen better days, I didn't see the evidence that it was crime-riddled like I see up here in WA. That being said, we did decide on Rock Springs/Green River as where we'll settle, and we're making the move as soon as the kids are done with their school year. I am looking forward to joining the Wyoming OC family!
 

F350

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Not to many people, eh?

Probably more pronghorns than people in the entire state...lol I lived in Cheyenne for several years, and loved it. I'd still be there now, but my wife from the Philippines didn't want to live there; she actually wanted me to go to So. Cal., where her sisters and father live. I told her no way! I left CA in 1994 and I was never going back. We settled on Las Vegas. All my family is still in Cheyenne. The more scenic parts of the state are around Yellowstone, the west side of the state, Jackson and Grand Teton national park, and up north along the mountains and Big Horn river. You might try the national parks since you are a paramedic. My uncle lives in Cody. Nice area near Yellowstone. You'd be sitting on top of a super caldera and be instantly incinerated when it finally blows...but, at least you'd go quickly. [grin]
Keep telling people that, keep 'em out of Laramie, we just moved here. There are mountains east and west and mostly public land, medium sized lakes close by and a couple big reservoirs a little over an hour away (S-I-L's brother says there are 9 mouths of great ice fishing, and 3 months of lousy ice fishing). I have seen herds of antelope along the highways numbering in the hundreds and have nearly hit 2 mule deer. Yea as S-I-L says "Laramie isn't the end of the earth..... But you can see it from here", extremely friendly people, I am liking it here. Plus with Colorado just a stones throw from here it will be easy to have double hunting seasons and there is a family ranch outside of Encampment.
 

RockyMtnScotsman

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LOL Fleeing the madding crowd, my first rule is, Do not bring the sickness I am (you are) fleeing!

I lived thirty years around Charleston, South Carolina and learned to love the Southeron[sic] culture. Lately I had to watch Yankees come from-off and tell the people how better to do it, like they did whence they came, telling people that bore the War of Northern Aggression and still lived together.
^^This is the key to getting along when moving to a new "culture".^^

We moved to Colorado nearly 25 yrs ago. We did so not bringing our state with us (AL and GA) but fully committed to assimilate into the Western lifestyle. The old timers who were openly leery of us at first, then welcomed us with that attitude. In the 25 yrs we've seen a steady slide to the left that isn't abating and, if anything, is picking up speed. I've wrestled with the idea of remaining behind enemy lines and helping with the effort to "take back Colorado"; but we're actively considering leaving CO for another Western state in the very near future.
 

F350

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We moved to Colorado nearly 25 yrs ago. We did so not bringing our state with us (AL and GA) but fully committed to assimilate into the Western lifestyle. The old timers who were openly leery of us at first, then welcomed us with that attitude. In the 25 yrs we've seen a steady slide to the left that isn't abating and, if anything, is picking up speed. I've wrestled with the idea of remaining behind enemy lines and helping with the effort to "take back Colorado"; but we're actively considering leaving CO for another Western state in the very near future.
Well; after helping kick Udall out of the US Senate the wife and I headed for Laramie Wyoming, we were on the Freedom side of the hump (Grand Junction) so locally things were pretty good. It was for a family situation but I'm liking it, nephew has a business here and many contacts for hunting access and a great shooting range so things are pretty good.
 

RockyMtnScotsman

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Well; after helping kick Udall out of the US Senate the wife and I headed for Laramie Wyoming, we were on the Freedom side of the hump (Grand Junction) so locally things were pretty good. It was for a family situation but I'm liking it, nephew has a business here and many contacts for hunting access and a great shooting range so things are pretty good.
Getting off the Front Range and moving to the Western slope of CO was our plan for a while, but when CO didn't toss Lickenpooper out on his ear and shows signs of continuing it's leftward swing ....well we see the writing on the wall.
 
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