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That must be a really old article. The Boise River Festival has been in the grave for a few years.
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Originally Posted by PHBeerman
That must be a really old article. The Boise River Festival has been in the grave for a few years.
Could be, my default home page at work is a dell/msn concoction and this was on the front page today. I have noticed re-appearing articles from time to time, this could be one of them.
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Gonzo troll alert.
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yeah no shyte.

'sokay, I've already started considering selling my house and moving elsewhere. hopefully I can get my house rezoned to 2 lots so that I can get at least 2.5x what it's now worth, so that I can not only move away from Nascent Yuppie Valhalla, but also ruin the town in the process.
post #6 of 27
Coming to Vermont, Gonz? What Canadian area looks good to you?
post #7 of 27
I think this must be an old article because it states that job growth in Burlington, VT is good. Must have been before the blood-letting at IBM back in 2002.
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Besides being out of date, the data seems sketchy too. The number of days Missoula is below freezing is pointed out but nothing similar is said about the other locations. I bet if someone checked, Laramie would give Missoula a run for the money in that category.

Also seems like affordable housing is pretty much standard. Yeah, right.
post #9 of 27
Glad to see that neither Park City nor SLC, Utah made the list. There is no skiing, mountain biking, fishing, boating, hiking or hunting here, at all, especially not within an hour of the metro area. Nothing to see here, move along.
post #10 of 27
It's only by gross exaggeration that Missoula made that list. Where people need to go for that kind of stuff is Park City Utah!
post #11 of 27
Any bets it was some Dartmouth Grad that either wrote or published that article?
post #12 of 27
I can understand why we didn't makie the list. Anyone that even looks like they're doing anything outdoor related are promptly run over by H2's. That's when the massive traffic jams move enough for all those out-of-tune diesels can move more than 1 foot at a time. I hear Park City is the best of the West.
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Originally Posted by ATskier
Any bets it was some Dartmouth Grad that either wrote or published that article?
coulda woulda shoulda... there are other schools near White River Jct besides Dingleberrymouth.
post #14 of 27
the data are impossible.

Missoula has more suicidally despondent SAD-affected people during its long 7 month winter than any place I've ever visited. if you think constant grey skies with valley rain causing a HOPE AND PRAYER that it's mountain snow is a happy climate to live in, you're quite deluded.

writers come to Missoula to spend their 7 month winters absorbing booze and pouring out its metabolites onto paper in the form of words.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
the data are impossible.

Missoula has more suicidally despondent SAD-affected people during its long 7 month winter than any place I've ever visited. if you think constant grey skies with valley rain causing a HOPE AND PRAYER that it's mountain snow is a happy climate to live in, you're quite deluded.

writers come to Missoula to spend their 7 month winters absorbing booze and pouring out its metabolites onto paper in the form of words.
Meh! SAD-affected happens all over the place. I broke down and bought a light 2 years ago. I think the skiing last year actually HELPED - 'cause it forced me outdoors into whatever sunshine there was. And personal opinion -- I think the reflection of the light off the snow on the ski slope doubles or triples the pineal light input

Quit whining -- at least you don't live in West-by-god
post #16 of 27
FRAU there is no sunlight to go out into.

and I lived in Western by god virginny for 4 years. I know that place. it prefigured Montana for me. on a smaller, less desperate scale.
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
FRAU there is no sunlight to go out into.

and I lived in Western by god virginny for 4 years. I know that place. it prefigured Montana for me. on a smaller, less desperate scale.
See? And even YOU left!

I'm kidding mostly. There is adequate eastern skiing here within an hour or so, and adequate to cool MTB-ing nearby as well (at least that I HEAR of -I'm not that into jumping off of things), Acres of Nat'l Forest and world-class whitewater.

But it's STILL WV and I still need a SAD light. Count your blessings!
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
FRAU there is no sunlight to go out into.
It is true that often times during the winter there is an inversion which holds clouds low over Missoula, and also holds down the emissions of traffic so we get to breath it. The Native Americans who traditionally lived here called it "The Valley of Smokes".
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
It is true that often times during the winter there is an inversion which holds clouds low over Missoula, and also holds down the emissions of traffic so we get to breath it. The Native Americans who traditionally lived here called it "The Valley of Smokes".
Well, the same is very true of SLC. Big reason I chose PC, actually..
post #20 of 27
Thank God Bozeman didn't make another list. We have enough people moving here with Peter Pan syndromes.......we don't need anymore.
post #21 of 27
I can't believe Boulder wasn't on the list. Flawed.
post #22 of 27
Man, I did mizzoula for a year....that place SUCKS BALLS in the winter.

Try consistent 40 degree drizzle, with a coupla super cold snaps and very little snow.

However, the one month snobowl has show on it rocks. That mountain is tight when there is snow.

Bozeman is a million and one times better city than missoula if we're talking montana.

but then again, I'm all about cali.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Jed Peters
Man, I did mizzoula for a year....that place SUCKS BALLS in the winter.

Try consistent 40 degree drizzle, with a coupla super cold snaps and very little snow.

However, the one month snobowl has show on it rocks. That mountain is tight when there is snow.

Bozeman is a million and one times better city than missoula if we're talking montana.

but then again, I'm all about cali.
Funny, I always thought Missoula was rather dry and sunny during the winter, but then again, I moved out here from Eugene Oregon.
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
coulda woulda shoulda... there are other schools near White River Jct besides Dingleberrymouth.
Do I detect some kind of sick envy here? The article didn't mention White River, it included Hanover. There's only one Hanover, N.H. and it is Dartmouth.
Hanover, New Hampshire. If you move to this town, you'll find a wealth of outdoor adventure in a beautiful and varied natural landscape. Hundreds of rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes offer canoeing, motor boating, rowing, sailing, and swimming. In winter you can go downhill and cross-country skiing, and figure skating. Residents enjoy well-maintained roads and highways, even in snow season. Since the area around Hanover offers a special combination of small urban environments with quiet villages and open spaces, you can choose to live in town or out in a rural area. Families heading outdoors can also find campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking trails.
post #25 of 27
As far Hanover, all I know is when my younger brother went off to Dartmouth, he never came home again. He found reasons to stay up there even over the summer for the next seven years!

However, he did move to Colorado when he got older, probably because he wanted more money.

I worry that my daughter will never leave Bozeman. I am amazed that didn't make the list.
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I worry that my daughter will never leave Bozeman. I am amazed that didn't make the list.
Lists like this rarely pick two towns in the same state, especially ones with scant populations. Missoula gets the dishonor this time thankfully.
post #27 of 27
What are the symptoms of this dreaded Peter Pan Syndrome, Rio?
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