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Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-29-2017 at 15:54:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does anyone on the site live in Central Idaho? We are getting ready to retire and I am seriously looking up that way. A buddy just bought some property in Kamiah. We have been checking the real estate up that way. It much more affordable than Calif with better air, better politics and folks who think more like we do. Any information or commentary you can share would be most appreciated. The Golden State isn't so golden anymore. JIM

    Roger ID    Posted 08-01-2017 at 21:52:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm in Idaho about an hour from Kamiah. Nice area with fairly mild winters in the valleys. A bit warm in the summers.

    Philny    Posted 07-30-2017 at 22:00:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was in twin falls area and Burly for work once that was quite nice .

    steveVa    Posted 07-30-2017 at 11:05:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I hear they have good potatoes...

    Jim Rushford    Posted 07-30-2017 at 11:15:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There you go!

    mthomas    Posted 07-30-2017 at 01:26:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 40 some years in the Clearwater Valley area. I live between Orofino and Lewiston. I need to get to bed. Morning is going to come early. Latah county and Moscow in particular are the only liberal areas around here. Rural Latah is only liberal in that policies generated in Moscow flow down hill. All that said, I will answer questions tomorrow.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-29-2017 at 21:20:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well being as your from Cali, your apt to find most cali's have migrated to the southern region of spud state and taken the libby mind set with them. Now if your of the Trump mind set, or even leaning in that direction, central might not be far enough away from the rest of the migratory pattern. You might desire to pick up a local paper and do some reading before making that move. Sandpoint is nice, a bit north, went through there a few years ago. Pretty area, especially if you like snow in the winter.

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-30-2017 at 11:14:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I truly appreciate the feedback. I count myself as of the Reagan mindset. Voted for Trump. Like his policies and even his off the wall comments - - sometimes. He goes to far with his mouthing off and it is hurting his agenda - - an agenda I like. Drain the swamp. I like Sandpoint but a little to far north for the wife (grandkids in Calif. and cold winters) We are told the area around Kamiah has milder winters because it is in a valley. I guess I will have to go up there and check it out. I like the idea about getting a local paper. I will work on that right away. I sure have to take a hard look at getting out of this insane asylum. It gets worse daily. Wherever we go, the 9N goes with me.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 07-30-2017 at 14:29:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Jim,,I find that when people migrate from one local to another their political attitude and beliefs don't change.In fact seems they try to change the feelings and attitudes (political ones)to fit like where they came from.Get a few into the local political arena and they will try to change the area to their thinking to prove they know best for all.I guess they haven't heard the phrase,,,when in Rome do as the Romans do.But,,,some change is good.Drain the swamp of the free loaders.

    mthomas    Posted 07-30-2017 at 16:52:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • And there is the rub. People generally do one of three things when then move to a new locale.

    1) Try to make it like where they left.
    2) Think that they have moved to the wild west where they can do whatever they wish.
    3) Fit in.

    One and two are the most popular. For the most part rural people just want to be left alone. They do not want to be forced to adhere to an imported standard, nor do they want to deal with new comers who let their dogs and kids run rampant.

    Those who try to adapt to the area are generally welcome. The others, not so much.

    Sandpoint, CDA & Moscow are rapidly becoming unIdaho due to the swarms of new arrivals. If you look at all of the negative publicity about immigrants from other countries not wanting to assimilate you will have an idea of the feelings towards those from other states who do not want to assimilate locally.

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-30-2017 at 18:29:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I get it. Wouldn't be thinking about moving if I liked the way things work in Cali. Looking for a place where the 2d amendment is respected; where personal responsibility is the norm; where my tax dollars aren't flushed down the toilet for social programs that don't work and where my vote actually counts. One of my best friends from the service (Vietnam 1969) just bought a placed up in Kamiah and is moving from Costa Mesa, CA up there. Kind of has us interested in that area. Been a country boy at heart all my life. Actually, the area we live in was kind of rural when I was a kid; lots of open space and a river to play in. When I came home from Vietnam in 1970, Reagan was the governor, George Murphy was one of our US Senators and the good guys held the assembly and state senate. Life was good. Downhill since then. The demographics have changed this beautiful state and it is never getting better. Jerry Brown 2.0. Give me a break. Time to move on. Too much information, I know, but it is good to vent.

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-30-2017 at 18:28:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I get it. Wouldn't be thinking about moving if I liked the way things work in Cali. Looking for a place where the 2d amendment is respected; where personal responsibility is the norm; where faith isn't frowned on, where my tax dollars aren't flushed down the toilet for social programs that don't work and where my vote actually counts. One of my best friends from the service (Vietnam 1969) just bought a placed up in Kamiah and is moving from Costa Mesa, CA up there. We share the same view of the world. Kind of has us interested in that area. I was born here in Sacramento. Been a country boy at heart all my life. Actually, the area we live in was kind of rural when I was a kid; lots of open space and a river to play in. When I came home from Vietnam in 1970, Reagan was the governor, George Murphy was one of our US Senators and the good guys held the assembly and state senate. Life was good. Downhill since then. The demographics have changed this beautiful state and it is never getting better. Jerry Brown 2.0. Give me a break. Time to move on. Too much information, I know, but it is good to vent.

    mthomas    Posted 07-30-2017 at 23:27:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We just bought 39 acres about half an hour from where we live. 20 years ago, the house we live in was sitting out here by itself. Now we are surrounded. Unfortunately, we do not have much property here. One new neighbor's dog killed our poultry. Another new neighbor ignorant of the fact that the wildlife do not care who owns which piece of property beat on our door and accused us of trespassing. It was the local deer herd that had crossed his property and became tangled in his new fence. The third new neighbor shoots whenever he wants. It does not matter who is disturbed. Imagine taking a nap on a lazy Sunday afternoon and some idiot touching off an '06 15 yards from your bedroom window.

    There is no way any idiot can get close to the new property.

    On the other hand, we have several neighbors that are respectful of others and only wish to be left in peace.

    If you fall into the latter camp, Idaho will welcome you.

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-31-2017 at 15:04:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the info. I fall into the latter category. Sounds like no place is perfect. As Lee Marvin sang in Paint Your Wagon: "God made the mountains, God made the sky, God made the people, God knows why. He fixed up the planet as best as he could and in came the people and gummed it up good" (maybe not an exact quote, but close.)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-31-2017 at 22:28:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here ya' go....

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-31-2017 at 23:08:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A man after my own heart. A favorite movie to be sure. I presume he was drinking Jack Daniels. Bruce, we are going to have to stop by to visit with you when we next go to visit my wife's brother in Ritzville. Jim

    mthomas    Posted 07-31-2017 at 19:03:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • All I can say about that is, "Welcome!".

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