The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Basketball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jul 20, 2006, 05:05pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: In the offseason.
Posts: 11,763
May be relocating, need info on some areas

Deleting my post as I no longer need the info.

Thanks anyway.
__________________
Owner/Developer of RefTown.com

Last edited by Camron Rust; Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 07:40pm.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jul 20, 2006, 05:52pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 5,687
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camron Rust
It's preliminary at this point but I might be relocating. If I do, there are about 3 likely destinations with a couple more less likely. I'd appreciate any info you might have on the basketball officiating community (and general area information) in these areas. I've never been to any of them. Thanks.

Most Likely:
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. Ft. Collins, CO
  3. Austin, TX
Less Likely:
  1. Dallas, TX
  2. Houston, TX

Ok, I haven't actually been to Ft. Collins, (and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express), but one member of our office just moved his family out there, and he will moving there himself in a few months. From what he's told me, it's a growing area, but relatively reasonable from a cost of living standpoint. I also just saw a survey on the local news this week that listed Ft. Collins as either #1 or #2 Nicest City in America, or something like that. I tried to Google the survey, but couldn't find it.

As to the officiating climate though, I have no idea. Good luck with the possible relocation.
__________________
M&M's - The Official Candy of the Department of Redundancy Department.

(Used with permission.)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jul 20, 2006, 08:27pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Just north of hell
Posts: 9,250
Send a message via AIM to Dan_ref
Quote:
Originally Posted by M&M Guy
Ok, I haven't actually been to Ft. Collins, (and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express), but one member of our office just moved his family out there, and he will moving there himself in a few months. From what he's told me, it's a growing area, but relatively reasonable from a cost of living standpoint. I also just saw a survey on the local news this week that listed Ft. Collins as either #1 or #2 Nicest City in America, or something like that. I tried to Google the survey, but couldn't find it.

As to the officiating climate though, I have no idea. Good luck with the possible relocation.
Well, maybe Camron will change his mind so here's my take:

My sister lives in Denver, she loves it.

I have a nephew living in Colorado Springs and he loves it.

That's 2 votes for Colorado.

I've been in Austin many times, it's a great city. But you need to really like hot weather to live through their summers. Really. Other than that, Austin is great.

IMO Dallas is overgrown.

I was in Houston once. I never want to go back.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jul 20, 2006, 10:17pm
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Houghton, U.P., Michigan
Posts: 9,953
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_ref
Well, maybe Camron will change his mind so here's my take:

My sister lives in Denver, she loves it.

I have a nephew living in Colorado Springs and he loves it.

That's 2 votes for Colorado.

I've been in Austin many times, it's a great city. But you need to really like hot weather to live through their summers. Really. Other than that, Austin is great.

IMO Dallas is overgrown.

I was in Houston once. I never want to go back.
In June, my kid went to Colorado Springs (2 days) and then to Denver (2-1/2 days). Good time both, but longer in Denver.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jul 21, 2006, 07:54am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 572
Dan,

We in Houston are glad to hear that.

Houston has a very active Chapter...about 700 basketball officials. Some very good HS ball, both girls and boys. Lots of games, and it is still growing.

And we have Pro Basketball. Oh ,and the WNBA

Question: Does Houston have Professional football and baseball? Answer: No, we have the Texans and the Astros

As well as no state income tax.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jul 21, 2006, 08:44am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Just north of hell
Posts: 9,250
Send a message via AIM to Dan_ref
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankHtown
Dan,

We in Houston are glad to hear that.
And the score after 1 inning is Frank 1, Dan zero.

btw, I'm sure Houston's a great place.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jul 21, 2006, 10:45am
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hell
Posts: 20,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_ref
IMO Dallas is overgrown.
Yeah, overgrown with whiny, crybaby Mavs fanboys.......
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jul 21, 2006, 02:05pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 9,466
Send a message via AIM to rainmaker
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankHtown
As well as no state income tax.
No matter where Camron moves, he'll have to deal with a sales tax, which we don't have in Oregon. It makes property taxes and income taxes higher here, usually, but not always. And total local tax paid in the various states is very, very confusing.

What about self-serve gas? Do they have that in Houston?

And eco-terrorists? Does Houston have many of those?

And how many active volcanoes within 100 miles?

But most importantly, TASO, right? Camron, are you really going to be dealing with TASO?

Oh, wait, "No longer needed". Does that mean you just got a big raise here in Portland?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Sat Jul 22, 2006, 01:49pm
certified Hot Mom tester
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: only in my own mind, such as it is
Posts: 12,918
Question

Camron - does Intel have facilities in all those places, or have you switched to Burger King?
__________________
Yom HaShoah
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Primary Areas thumpferee Basketball 1 Tue Feb 10, 2004 07:36pm
HS 3 man primary areas oc Basketball 6 Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:32pm
Relocating whistleone Basketball 23 Mon Sep 01, 2003 05:07pm
Relocating stripes1977 Football 4 Fri Feb 07, 2003 01:35pm
areas co2ice Basketball 6 Mon Dec 25, 2000 03:03am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20pm.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1