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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2003, 11:52:46 pm »

Just curious, which city are the main rodeo tournaments located at?
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2003, 12:46:30 am »

Just curious, which city are the main rodeo tournaments located at?

Cheyenne hosts "Frontier Days," which, I believe, boasts the largest rodeo event in the country.

Here's a link for more information on various activities in Wyoming:

http://www.geocities.com/freewyoming/outdoors

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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2003, 02:25:51 am »

Just curious, which city are the main rodeo tournaments located at?

Cheyenne hosts "Frontier Days," which, I believe, boasts the largest rodeo event in the country.

Here's a link for more information on various activities in Wyoming:

http://www.geocities.com/freewyoming/outdoors
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Frontier Days is the first American rodeo and one of the largest.  CO's Front Range also has some of the largest rodeos in the country.  Of course, the CO rodeos are not far from Wyoming.
http://www.cfdrodeo.com/

Sheridan, Wyoming has a very famous Rodeo.
http://www.sheridanwyorodeo.com/

Cody is a town with non-stop tourism.  It has very frequent gun fights in its streets and nightly rodeos all summer long.
http://www.codywyomingnet.com/attractions/rodeo.htm

Jackson, WY, another tourism Mecca has rodeos a couple nights a week for the entire summer.

The national college finals is always somewhere near WY, it might be 100 miles into MT or 80 miles into SD.  Rapid City, SD has been a popular place for the national college finals, as of late.  Rodeos are all over Wyoming.  

Some cities have 1-2 rodeos a week for the entire summer.  Even towns of 1500 people usually have a rodeo or two thoughout the year.  Mind you, you will find much more than cowboys at rodeos.  Although, it is always great meeting cowboys.

Wyoming even has Jr. Colleges with rodeo teams.  Although, that makes sense because the state only has 1 university.  However, you can get a 4 year degree though most of its Jr. Colleges.
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2003, 10:14:55 pm »

  I've been checking out houses in my price range <175,000. There are plenty of such properties around Cody. After checking out as many areas as I could it would seem to me that this is the area I'd locate to. I will subscribe to the sunday paper from there within a few days.

Here's the "Cody Enterprise" web site:
http://www.codyenterprise.com
They only archive a few articles from each issue, unfortunately, and they don't have display ads from the classifieds on the web site.  If you subscribe, ask for a copy of "Progress 2003" from 3/19.  They have an edition annually, showcasing local businesses and other institutions.

Freedom Road, on 5/24, was right about the Cody area.  It's not as windy as Cheyenne, though, where I lived for 6 years.  Another of the big advantages of living in Cody is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center:
http://www.bbhc.org/
Check out the "Colt:  The Legacy of a Legend" exhibition while you're looking at the web site, and come to see it if possible.

Here are a couple of other local web sites while I'm at it.

Cody Country Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.codychamber.org/

Park County Travel Council:
http://www.pctc.org/

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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2003, 02:01:13 am »

This comes from the city of Sheridan Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Sheridan, Wyoming - The West at Its Best!

With its location on the Bozeman Trial, Sheridan was the center of turbulent western expansion history during the mid 1800’s.  Today, Fort Phil Kearny and monuments located at the Wagon Box Fight, Fetterman Fight and Connor Battlefield, attest to the confrontations between the U.S. Army and Native Americans.  History buffs are encouraged to experience the numerous museums, forts, and landmarks.  Take time to also tour and shop the historic Main Street District on the National Register of Historic Places.  Ride a trolley, attend a rodeo, and relax in Kendrick Park.  In addition, the “Golf Capital of Wyoming’ offers five challenging courses, each with distinctive play options and majestic mountain views!

The nearby Big Horn Mountains offer an abundance of opportunities for the outdoors adventurer.  The avid fisherman will enjoy numerous blue ribbon streams and lakes teeming with trout.  For those wanting to explore the paradise on foot, hiking trails are easily accessible from major roadways.  Mountain bike, rock climb or view wild life year round!  And for winter enthusiasts, a variety of adventures await you, including snowmobiling, alpine/cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.  The Big Horn Mountains Trail System is perpetually top-10 rated, with the nearest trailhead just 15 miles southwest of Sheridan.  Explore 218 miles of groomed and ungroomed snowmobiles trails – 100% ‘real’, dry, and powdery snow.  

Sheridan is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 90 in north-central Wyoming, on historic routes midway between Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills of Wyoming/ South Dakota.  US Highways 14 and 14A, designated Scenic By-ways just north of Sheridan, meander through the Big Horn Mountains to Cody and Yellowstone.  Vehicle turnouts allow travelers to relax, watch abundant wildlife and enjoy world-class views.  Highway 14 beckons one into beautiful Shell Canyon with a must-stop at cascading Shell Falls and the self-guided nature pathways.  Highway 14A, accessible from May through October, provides incredible views enlivened by moose in the wild.

To explore these exciting area adventures, activities, events, loop tours, a community overview, lodging accommodations, city and trial maps, snowmobile permit, rental and service information, Northern Wyoming Big Horn Mountain snow reports, forecasts conditions and more, visit www.sheridanwyoming.org.  

We invite you to enjoy a fabulous panoramic western experience in our beautiful community, with its warm hospitality.  Come stay where cowboys work and play!  Enjoy your experienced in Sheridan, Wyoming – the West at Its Best!

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See:
http://www.sheridanwyoming.org/
http://www.sheridanwyoming.org/topten.shtml
http://www.sheridanwyoming.org/overview.shtml
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2003, 02:24:10 am »

A new poll has been started on Yahoo in regard to where FSP'ers might like to live in Wyoming.  You need to have a Yahoo ID to participate:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wyfsp/surveys?id=813720

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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2003, 05:19:14 pm »

I am thinking Casper, middle of the state so I can get anywhere equally.
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2003, 03:17:11 am »

I am thinking Casper, middle of the state so I can get anywhere equally.

That is interesting.  I'm looking at a few options.

1. Living in or near a small town 15-25 min from Cheyenne on 10-30 acres.

2. Living in a small town near Cheyenne (with 2-3 acres) and have a 20-40 acre ranch in Chugwater (or somewhere else within 40-45 min of my house).

3. Just like #2 except I would live in Casper.

4. I've also thought about have a ranch near Torrington and working in Scotts Bluff or Gering, NE.

That's about all I'm looking at right now.  

There are other possible options, though.  I'm very flexible.  If I can land a job in Evanston, Cody, or Sheridan, I'll likely move there, instead.  Also, I'm still looking at Rock Springs and Green River.  
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2003, 10:36:36 am »

I'd probably live right in Cheyenne or Casper. They are nice cities and my wife is a city girl. I'd look at Buffalo, Riverton and Lander too. I'm not interested in Jackson, though. Why pay so much money (average home price around $450k) to be surrounded by tourists all year round?
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2003, 03:13:41 pm »

I think Cheyenne will be the most popular choice, due to being the Capital and also its proximity to Denver. I could go for anywhere in the state really.
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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2003, 04:22:00 am »

Cheyenne would be better for a lot of us, although I would personally prefer to be close to mountains.  But Cheyenne IS the capital, and any potential for effectively lobbying the legislature will be there.  

Here's some information on the legislature that I researched and posted once before.  It seems like a place where we could get something done:

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Wyoming has a small, citizen legislature based on small House and Senate districts, which may make it easier for us to build majorities at both the state and local level.  For one thing, a small legislature means that fewer of us would be required to control the legislature, leaving others to fill important local offices.  This could be very important for us when you consider how many may or may not be willing to run for public office, or remain there for very long.

Wyoming's Citizen Legislature:

"Wyoming remains one of the few states having a true part-time citizen legislature. While this may keep Wyoming legislators in closer touch with their constituents, it also means that they do not enjoy the same accommodations provided to full-time legislators in larger states. For example, legislators in Wyoming do not have individual staff. As noted below, staff services for Wyoming legislators are provided by a small permanent central staff agency (the LSO) and by temporary session staff.

Office accommodations are similarly austere. Except for a few officers of the House and Senate, members of the legislature are not provided offices in the Capitol nor do they maintain full-time offices in their districts. While in session, the "office" of a typical Wyoming legislator consists of the legislator's desk on the floor of the House or Senate and one or two file cabinet drawers in a committee meeting room. Except for the relatively short periods of time they meet each year in Cheyenne for the annual legislative session, Wyoming legislators can be contacted at home or at their places of business."

http://legisweb.state.wy.us/leginfo/guide98.htm#citizen


Wyoming Legislative Sessions:

"The Legislature meets in general session in odd numbered years, beginning on the second Tuesday of January. The general session is limited to 40 legislative days, but generally lasts around 38 days.

The Legislature meets in budget session in even numbered years, beginning on the second Monday of February. A typical budget session lasts 20 legislative days. Except for the budget bill, any other bill requires a 2/3rds vote of the House or Senate for introduction in a budget session.

Special sessions of the Legislature may be called at any time by the governor."

http://legisweb.state.wy.us/leginfo/guide98.htm#sessions


Testifying Before the Legislature (a good opportunity for activism):

"For each bill under consideration, committees will generally schedule at least one meeting at which public testimony is solicited. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person on the day the bill is being discussed, you may provide written testimony which may be left with the committee secretary.

A brochure is available in the LSO which provides general information to members of the public explaining how to make a presentation to a legislative committee."

http://legisweb.state.wy.us/leginfo/guide98.htm#meetings

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Re:Where to locate in Wyoming
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2003, 04:29:00 am »

Cheyenne would be better for a lot of us, although I would personally prefer to be close to mountains.  But Cheyenne IS the capital, and any potential for effectively lobbying the legislature will be there.  

Judging the distance on my map, it seems like Cheyenne is only 20 min from the mountains.  I know, these are not amazing mountains, but they are still mountains.  Less than an hour away you have amazing mountains.  Less than 2 hours away, in CO, you have Rocky Mountains National Park, which is another amazing place.  

Here is some more info on Cheyenne:



Cheyenne in Laramie County
population around 54,000 in city, MSA over 80,000, and Wyoming part of trade area is over 180,000
cost of living index (lower is better) 90 out of 100 as the national average (source, homefair cityreports)
sales tax 6% (source, monstermoving)
property taxes for 2000 sq ft home $1,859 yearly (source, monstermoving)
property tax rate 0.80% with 1.2 - 1.4 common to nation (source, homefair citymoving)
Living in a small community near Cheyenne and commuting to the city for work and shopping is definitely an option.  Many small communities are less than 30 minutes from Cheyenne (Federal, Orchard Valley, Burns, Carpenter, Hillsdale, Speer, Borie, Archer, Altvan, and Granite Canon).  Also, other small communities are within a 45 minute drive of Cheyenne (Chugwater, Buford, Horse Creek, Egbert, and Meriden).  Even the 3rd largest city in Wyoming, Laramie, with over 27,000 people and home of the University of Wyoming, is just over 45 minutes from Cheyenne.  Cheyenne has all of the common big city stores such as: Sears, JCPenny, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Target, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Radio Shack, Electronic Boutique, GNC, Victoria’s Secret, Dillard’s, and Circuit City.  The largest shopping center in Cheyenne is the Frontier Mall with 83 stores.  

If you are from a large city and do not want to give up your current lifestyle, Cheyenne is the place for you.  Cheyenne is home to both cowboy folks and city slickers.  Ft. Collins, CO is around 40 minutes south of Cheyenne and a commute of this length is less than the average Atlanta commute.  Denver is less than 2 hours south of Cheyenne.  Because of Cheyenne’s proximity to other large cities, Cheyenne is the perfect place to bring or start up a franchise.        



and here is a Cheyenne Information and Picture page:

http://member.aol.com/wyomingliberty/cheyenne.html
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