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Requiem
01-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Fellow Maners,

Tell me about Coeur D'alene, Idaho.

:wave:

oubronco
01-23-2012, 03:24 PM
I don't know but this is pretty cool

http://blogginamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/idaho2-300x231.jpg (http://blogginamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/idaho2.jpg)
The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course's 14th hole is the world's only movable floating green

Broncobiv
01-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Elway has a summer home there.

Chris
01-23-2012, 03:26 PM
**** is whack.

scorpio
01-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Used to be a lot of white supremacists. Like, a LOT lot.

Dunno if that's the case anymore.

Vegas_Bronco
01-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Jake the Snake lives there.

Great place and close to Spokane. Go see hells canyon...absolutely amazing. White supremacy thing is morseo in rural central Idaho...and even then its sparse. Between the co wilderness and northern Idaho you wont find better. Let me know if you need any specifics.

DBroncos4life
01-23-2012, 03:53 PM
It's pretty as hell. Awesome fourth of july spot.

Butterscotch Stallion
01-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Used to be a lot of white supremacists. Like, a LOT lot.

Dunno if that's the case anymore.

this. Aryan Nation is huge up there. Mark Furhman retired there.

So, yeah..i'd stay away, unless you are a racist. Then it's a great place to raise your family.

Chris
01-23-2012, 03:56 PM
It's pretty as hell. Awesome fourth of july spot.

Apparently not if you're black.

Blueflame
01-23-2012, 03:59 PM
Coeur d'Alene is roughly 50 miles from my house... what do you want to know about it, Req? It's beautiful country... cold and icy right now though.

Couple of corrections: last I heard, Mark Fuhrman was in Sandpoint; not Coeur d'Alene. And while the "image" of racism still persists, most of the people who thought that way (Randy Weaver, the Order, Richard Butler) aren't around any more... most people here didn't think like that even back in the 80's.

DBroncos4life
01-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Apparently not if you're black.

I don't know anything about that :) Other then maybe Maui I don't think I have been to a more amazing place.

Inkana7
01-23-2012, 04:05 PM
It's racist.

BlaK-Argentina
01-23-2012, 04:09 PM
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Taco John
01-23-2012, 04:44 PM
It's beautiful there. Quaint is a good word for it.

I personally love Northern Idaho. I lived there (in Moscow) for 6 years, and enjoyed my time there. Cour D'Alene is like a large village in a beautiful area of the world. It's very trendy, but not fast at all. The cops there are jerks, I found out first hand.

All in all, most people I know who have lived there have really enjoyed it.

Blueflame
01-23-2012, 05:08 PM
It's beautiful there. Quaint is a good word for it.

I personally love Northern Idaho. I lived there (in Moscow) for 6 years, and enjoyed my time there. Cour D'Alene is like a large village in a beautiful area of the world. It's very trendy, but not fast at all. The cops there are jerks, I found out first hand.

All in all, most people I know who have lived there have really enjoyed it.

There are a lot of things to do in the summer (lakes, places to hike, etc.) and a lot of things to do in the winter (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) near Coeur d'Alene (Silver Mountain, Mount Spokane, Schweitzer, 49 Degrees North).

As with any other place in the world, you'll meet mostly very nice people, but there are some "bad apples in the barrel" as well.

BroncsCheer
01-23-2012, 05:09 PM
Beautiful country. Lots of water to play in and on. Close to Spokane for the air travel. It's Idaho so you're always 10 minutes from wilderness.

The racist angle is overblown. There are 5:1 anti nazi protesters to skinheads at the annual April parade. Sandpoint is where lots of cops go to retire/hide (also a beautiful place).

I'd love to live there personally.

BowlenBall
01-23-2012, 08:35 PM
I hear it's got a thriving handball scene.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-szC7ZjHkctU/TYFPp_nyR6I/AAAAAAAABXg/L1mQAj2Jg3I/s1600/Plummer_Handball.jpg

Cito Pelon
01-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Seeing this makes me think about the influence France had on the West. Those dang French Canadians were trading in Idaho in the 1820's. Heck, one of the major streams in Colorado is the Cache la Poudre, named by French traders in the 1820's.

Karenin
01-23-2012, 09:42 PM
lol at people who say it's not racist anymore. a) there's exactly 0 black people there and b) can you imagine what would happen if you moved there as a black person?

broncosteven
01-24-2012, 10:29 AM
I hear it's got a thriving handball scene.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-szC7ZjHkctU/TYFPp_nyR6I/AAAAAAAABXg/L1mQAj2Jg3I/s1600/Plummer_Handball.jpg

If I moved there I would join the mens handball league and place 2nd in their tourney (bumping Jake to 3rd) I would pull this off by keeping Jake in the pocket and not allowing him to roll out.

SonOfLe-loLang
01-24-2012, 10:36 AM
Yeah, arent there anti jew groups there too? or something?

WolfpackGuy
01-24-2012, 10:37 AM
Much nicer than Myrtle Beach from what I hear...

Requiem
01-24-2012, 11:13 AM
Coeur d'Alene is roughly 50 miles from my house... what do you want to know about it, Req? It's beautiful country... cold and icy right now though.

Couple of corrections: last I heard, Mark Fuhrman was in Sandpoint; not Coeur d'Alene. And while the "image" of racism still persists, most of the people who thought that way (Randy Weaver, the Order, Richard Butler) aren't around any more... most people here didn't think like that even back in the 80's.

Thanks Blue and everyone for their responses.

I really enjoy the High Rockies, but I definitely know I'm moving on from *here* come the end of April since that is when my employment ends. I've been able to save some good coin and will once more be able to take a venture and move. I figure I might as well keep doing this while I am young and able.

I want to get to a place that has better opportunities in almost all avenues of life.

FWIW: At this point in time, I'm really not career oriented, because I know that what I want to end up doing requires more education. What I am interested in is doing diverse work that just makes me a more well-rounded individual. I also just want to keep being active in the outdoors and living a healthier lifestyle -- so anywhere I would live needs to have access to lakes, rivers, highlands, etc.

RE: Coeur d'Alene, I'm just kicking the tires. Happened to have an outdoor/travel magazine with me the other day and it had a few snippets about Couer d'Alene. I assumed we might have some Maners with some knowledge of the area. It seems like a nice place with a lot to offer regarding outdoor activities and apparently is a spit away from Spokane.

Seems to have a modest population and looks like a majestic environment. Weather seems to be a little bit more moderate there than where I've ever lived, but familiar. I don't have a problem with cold climates. I thrive in them.

All this information has been helpful. Feel free to talk about anything or give any tips.

How's the economy there? Affordable housing? Any chance there are some cabin style places within driving distance to town for work? How's the social/night life?

Thank you!

bendog
01-24-2012, 11:18 AM
Seeing this makes me think about the influence France had on the West. Those dang French Canadians were trading in Idaho in the 1820's. Heck, one of the major streams in Colorado is the Cache la Poudre, named by French traders in the 1820's.

Ah, but they weren't a bunch of muslim coddling snail eating surrender monkeys SOCIALISTS, like today. They were real men. Trade some furs for a squaw for the winter, meat eating, gun loving psychopaths.

Broncos4Life
01-24-2012, 03:47 PM
I was born there in Dec 1977. Beautiful place. Tourist spot anymore. It used to be one of Idaho's best kept secrets.

Blueflame
01-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Thanks Blue and everyone for their responses.

I really enjoy the High Rockies, but I definitely know I'm moving on from *here* come the end of April since that is when my employment ends. I've been able to save some good coin and will once more be able to take a venture and move. I figure I might as well keep doing this while I am young and able.

I want to get to a place that has better opportunities in almost all avenues of life.

FWIW: At this point in time, I'm really not career oriented, because I know that what I want to end up doing requires more education. What I am interested in is doing diverse work that just makes me a more well-rounded individual. I also just want to keep being active in the outdoors and living a healthier lifestyle -- so anywhere I would live needs to have access to lakes, rivers, highlands, etc.

RE: Coeur d'Alene, I'm just kicking the tires. Happened to have an outdoor/travel magazine with me the other day and it had a few snippets about Couer d'Alene. I assumed we might have some Maners with some knowledge of the area. It seems like a nice place with a lot to offer regarding outdoor activities and apparently is a spit away from Spokane.

Seems to have a modest population and looks like a majestic environment. Weather seems to be a little bit more moderate there than where I've ever lived, but familiar. I don't have a problem with cold climates. I thrive in them.

All this information has been helpful. Feel free to talk about anything or give any tips.

How's the economy there? Affordable housing? Any chance there are some cabin style places within driving distance to town for work? How's the social/night life?

Thank you!

Actually, I'd recommend the areas between Spokane and CDA as a place to settle, Req... Post Falls, ID or Liberty Lake, WA (both along I-90) have a lot to offer in the way of apartments and such, with easy access to both cities. The economy isn't great, but jobs can be found. And I'm sure you could find a cabin-style place, although more modern-type apartments are maybe easier to find. Between Spokane and CDA, I'm sure you can find plenty to do as far as social/night life. Silverwood theme park is also within driving distance. :) Oh, and in the summer, I highly recommend Priest Lake... it's absolutely beautiful.

This link should help answer some of your questions:
http://coeurdalene.org/

There are quite a few Broncos fans here, even though we're in "Seahawk territory". It isn't at all unusual to be out shopping and see people in Broncos gear... or driving around and see Broncos license plate frames.

A couple of other notes: if you do decide to move to this area, I'd advise the job search to begin across the state line (Washington). Why? Idaho is a Right to Work state; meaning hourly wages are significantly lower than in Washington. And finding housing in Washington also carries a bit of a financial benefit because Idaho has a state income tax; Washington doesn't. If you live or work in Idaho, you'll have to pay Idaho state income tax.

broncocalijohn
01-24-2012, 11:01 PM
Elway has a summer home there.

Yep, and my cousin was with him a few years back right after his divorce. In fact, I have a picture of Elway flipping my cousin off (straight at him) but I swore I would never make it public. I could have a nice quote to it, "Elway says, **** You Raiders" which is kind of true because I think he was with his future wife at that house.

broncocalijohn
01-24-2012, 11:06 PM
lol at people who say it's not racist anymore. a) there's exactly 0 black people there and b) can you imagine what would happen if you moved there as a black person?

How can it be racist if there is no black people there? :sunshine:

I hear they really hate horse jockeys.