winters in wyoming - page 4

My husband and I are considering a move to Wyo. this winter. I have several questions, one of the more important....what's the winter like? I am from the south and we don't even see snow down here... Read More

  1. Visit  paprika88 profile page
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    Beth,
    Did you get moved to Wyoming? Just wondering...if so, how's it going? where did you end up?
  2. Visit  BethT profile page
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    My husband didn't get in. He can retry in August if he wants, but he isn't sure if he wants to. I think his pride is a little hurt, so we will see. We drove up to Laramie from Cheyenne and the drive was beautiful. I had a few nose bleeds for sure! It was so funny, I was out shopping in Cheyenne and it was about 50 or so and all of a sudden it started snowing, the BIGGEST snowflakes I have ever seen! I was panicking... but everyone else was so calm and collected. It was snowing so hard I could barely see the road and so I rushed back to the hotel (and got lost, but that's another story lol) and then it just stopped hehe! I met a lady at IHOP who was very nice and informative but please don't flame me...but... the teenagers up there look kinda scary!! They look like they are seriously rebelling against the "cowboy way", they look like some crazy skater punks!! It was nice to see the area, I've never seen rolling plains like that before. I am just to the wooded areas so it was quite a shock. All in all, it was great.
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  3. Visit  hope3456 profile page
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    Quote from ilmbg
    cheyrn and hope- I must agree with you completely about the hospital situation! I can't wait to leave- I have been here too long- I want to go back to accredited hospitals- teaching hospitals- staff that doesn't stab you in the back to get ahead... Anybody looking for a nice house/acreage in Park County??
    My sentiments exactly!!
  4. Visit  wyomtorlpn profile page
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    Quote from ilmbg
    cheyrn and hope- I must agree with you completely about the hospital situation! I can't wait to leave- I have been here too long- I want to go back to accredited hospitals- teaching hospitals- staff that doesn't stab you in the back to get ahead... Anybody looking for a nice house/acreage in Park County??
    ilmbg, I am confused.
    I have been wanting to move to/near Park County when I am done with school here in Oregon. I start my RN program this year.
    Are you in Cody or Powell, those are the only hospitals in Park County, right? I thought that both hospitals there were accredited. They are not?
    I heard that Cody was a great place to work. If you are/were there, why not?

    I also am looking into Casper/Douglas area too.
    I am an avid outdoors-person and love the cold/blowing snow stuff. Crazy, huh? I also love mountains, hunting and fishing, so either part of Wyoming should be good, but I DO want to find the right fit for a job.
    Thanks.
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  5. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    I live in Fort Collins so about 30 min from Cheyenne. If I had to move to WY I would move to Cheyenne. The North East part was super pretty as well but man you have nothing around. I don't mind little towns as long as it won't take me more then 30 mins to get to civilization. A lot of very beautiful spots. I wouldn't live in Gillette though, stopped their for a while and I hated it.

    I have adjusted to winters pretty well here in CO (I am pretty much on the border of WY) from what I was accustomed to, what no one warned me of though was this dang WIND!!!!!
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  6. Visit  Eishouse profile page
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    Quote from wyomtorlpn
    ilmbg, I am confused.
    I have been wanting to move to/near Park County when I am done with school here in Oregon. I start my RN program this year.
    Are you in Cody or Powell, those are the only hospitals in Park County, right? I thought that both hospitals there were accredited. They are not?
    I heard that Cody was a great place to work. If you are/were there, why not?

    I also am looking into Casper/Douglas area too.
    I am an avid outdoors-person and love the cold/blowing snow stuff. Crazy, huh? I also love mountains, hunting and fishing, so either part of Wyoming should be good, but I DO want to find the right fit for a job.
    Thanks.
    I have lived in Casper and worked at Wyoming Medical Center for 11 years. It is definitely one of the best facilities I have worked in. The CEO is an RN, which puts some caring into management. WMC serves as a clinical area for nursing students from CC and UW, as well as a Family Practice Residency for physicians. It is a Level 2 Trauma Center, working on getting to Level 1. I don't like the public school system, but haven't had kids in school for the last few years, so my opinion is outdated. Casper College is fairly diverse and includes a University of Wyoming campus with several Bachelor's and a few Master's degrees available. In Casper, we have Casper Mountain (skiing), the Platte river (great fishing), sand dunes, grassland, and Alcova Lake (boating) all within 30 miles. We have a small but good symphony orchestra, a great community theater, a wonderful art museum, a great community rec center with swimming and ice skating, a MLB farm team, and many other entertainment venues. The only thing about the weather that I really hate is the wind. Other than that, Casper is a very decent place to live and work.

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