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Provo least fun city in the nation?
KSL.com ^ | April 30, 2010 | Andrew Adams

Posted on 04/30/2010 9:21:35 AM PDT by Colofornian

PROVO -- There are fun things to do in Provo, right? Go to the movies. Go to the mall. Go out to dinner. Hike in Rock Canyon. Boat at Utah Lake.

One publication apparently decided there is nothing fun about Provo at all.

Portfolio.com rated the most fun and least fun cities. Provo was rated "least fun," lumped at the bottom with hot, dry places like Bakersfield and Modesto, Calif., and with cities with large water towers, like McAllen, Texas.

Provo Mayor John Curtis disputes the ranking.

"We'll show them what fun is," Curtis told KSL Newsradio Friday morning. "You won't wake up with a hangover and you'll still have your money in your wallet."

An explanation on the Portfolio website of how the rankings are compiled says the study's authors compiled federal statistics about businesses, and cities were graded on the volume and concentration of those businesses...

The authors then grouped the results into categories of fun - shopping, food and drink, culture, popular entertainment, gambling and high-impact and low-impact sports. The better scores apparently went to cities that rated better in a wide variety of categories.

Curtis is now trying to sway the authors that Provo really isn't that bad.

"We're all convinced in Provo that it's a great place to live and we also think it's fun," Curtis said. "Matter of fact, we're preparing an invitation to the authors of this study to come to Provo and have fun with us."

New York ranks as the most fun city in the survey.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksl.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: fun; inman; lds; mormon; provo; redzones
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Well, even Joe Pyrah of the local Provo Daily Herald noted, in highlighting this article that this rating meant that Provo was "less fun than Stockton, California? The most depressed housing market in the country and a city riddled with gang problems? Less fun than Akron, Ohio? Akron, for crying out loud. The "Rubber Capital of the World."
1 posted on 04/30/2010 9:21:35 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Watch how you talk about the Streets of Bakersfield, there, pardner.


2 posted on 04/30/2010 9:24:11 AM PDT by jessduntno ("If you want security, go to prison, you're fed, clothed, given medical. But...there's no freedom.")
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To: Colofornian

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow, ye may be in Utah.


3 posted on 04/30/2010 9:25:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Colofornian
How much fun can you have in a city without at least 5 bath houses? /s
4 posted on 04/30/2010 9:26:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Colofornian

I had fun in Provo. Quilting bees, ice cream socials, Complex wide “Family Home Evenings”, BYU Football, Dinners at “Brick Oven” and “Training Table”...

On second thought...


5 posted on 04/30/2010 9:27:00 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-mormon, now Christan - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Colofornian

I drive through Utah at least four times a year. There is a sign that reads “what happens in Utah you can tell your friends about”. I always think to my self, “ya, but why?”


6 posted on 04/30/2010 9:28:36 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Colofornian
Yeah, Provo hasn't been the same fun town since Marie Osmond moved away to Las Vegas two years ago.

-PJ

7 posted on 04/30/2010 9:30:16 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Colofornian

Hah! Kern County (Bakersfield that is) was the scene of my brief career as a law enforcement officer in the late 70s. It was quite an education for a recent immigrant from the north of England.

At the time, it was a center of the drug culture, the nascent “gay cowboy” culture, illegal gambling, and of drunk and reckless driving.

The authors of this article would undoubtedly have had a great time there.


8 posted on 04/30/2010 9:39:03 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Colofornian

Least fun? Try being trapped in Santa Fe on election night to find out where the least fun city in America is.


9 posted on 04/30/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: reaganaut; Colofornian; colorcountry; Elsie

I think it’s fun to sit on the edge of University Ave and count license plates. I just get a kick out of that. Also, what you do is wave to all the minorities that pass every day or so. No racism in Provo, that’s for sure.


10 posted on 04/30/2010 9:51:56 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Colofornian
Depends on your definition of fun.

At one time in my life, fun was getting drunk and getting laid. Then I grew up.

Now fun is gardening, family visits, nice neighbors, peace and quiet and walking out to the car which you forgot to lock the night before and finding everything as you left it.

If Provo was such a terrible place to live, I would venture that you would have more people moving out than moving in, sort of like really fun cities such as Detroit.

11 posted on 04/30/2010 9:52:52 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Colofornian

Spent our wedding night there in 1970 enroute to a honeymoon hunting trip. No booze, no food and got overcharged by the Mariott hotel. If it were not for my wife, the night would have been a real bust.


12 posted on 04/30/2010 10:00:35 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: dfwgator

Eat,drink and be merry,for tomorrow,ye may be in Cleveland ,Ohio.
If that doesn’t scare you,nothing will.


13 posted on 04/30/2010 10:07:35 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Utah Binger

If you really, really, really, smooth talk a college girl there you might get her to be willing to lose her ecclesiastical endorsement over a cup of coffee.


14 posted on 04/30/2010 10:11:32 AM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: Utah Binger

You know, I was thinking. I have NEVER gone to Provo to have fun and I live 40 miles from there. Just not a place to go for ‘fun.’


15 posted on 04/30/2010 10:18:33 AM PDT by colorcountry ("Showing mercy to the wolves is showing cruelty to the sheep." - Unknown)
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To: Goldsborough

Been there done that too....If I remember correctly it was her endowment I was interested in.


16 posted on 04/30/2010 10:23:49 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Colofornian

Hey - I’m FROM Akron...I resemble that remark!

There are plenty of fun things in Akron to do. Like, go up to Cleveland.


17 posted on 04/30/2010 10:25:01 AM PDT by RockinRight (The last 15 months have been a sh*tty deal for America.)
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To: colorcountry

Yes but you never went to Provo with me.


18 posted on 04/30/2010 10:26:00 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Utah Binger

Ha! Let’s go!


19 posted on 04/30/2010 10:36:41 AM PDT by colorcountry ("Showing mercy to the wolves is showing cruelty to the sheep." - Unknown)
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To: Colofornian

At least it’s not...

End-of-no-place any more!


20 posted on 04/30/2010 11:23:24 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dfwgator; Utah Binger

And Orderville, at that!


21 posted on 04/30/2010 11:24:10 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger

not even Utes???

How about Piautes?


22 posted on 04/30/2010 11:25:55 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: colorcountry

All right you two!

Get a room!


23 posted on 04/30/2010 11:27:44 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
not even Utes???

"What did you say?"

24 posted on 04/30/2010 11:27:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Elsie
Lamanites my brother.

Utes are football players that take great pleasure in coming to Provo. While there they quadruple the minority population temporarily.

If they take the census on those days it makes happy valley's numbers much better.

Now Orderville, that's another story.

25 posted on 04/30/2010 11:36:22 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Elsie; Utah Binger
Get a room!

In PROVO?

26 posted on 04/30/2010 12:02:19 PM PDT by colorcountry ("Showing mercy to the wolves is showing cruelty to the sheep." - Unknown)
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To: colorcountry; Elsie
In PROVO?

They don't call it happy valley for nothing.

27 posted on 04/30/2010 12:09:14 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: All

I dunno somehow I am thinking Kevlar Vest Detroit is less fun but I guess that depends on your idea of fun.


28 posted on 04/30/2010 12:10:41 PM PDT by riri
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To: Colofornian

We used to go to Provo on a weekly basis. There hasn’t been much to do there since they closed the Woolworth’s store.


29 posted on 04/30/2010 12:45:27 PM PDT by redhead ("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: colorcountry

I used to live in St. George. Before that (LONG before that) I lived in Payson. The list on your profile is hilarious, but so true I’m still laughing out loud.


30 posted on 04/30/2010 12:50:08 PM PDT by redhead ("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: redhead; restornu

Resty once accused me of BEING you! Nice to meet you.


31 posted on 04/30/2010 12:55:20 PM PDT by colorcountry ("Showing mercy to the wolves is showing cruelty to the sheep." - Unknown)
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1. OH MY HECK!

2. Oh, fer ignernt...

3. We was feedin' that arnge carn to them harses out in the krell.

32 posted on 04/30/2010 12:56:16 PM PDT by redhead ("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Elsie; colorcountry; reaganaut; greyfoxx39; Godzilla; Zakeet
I apologize for tempting folks to look at this picture. I just could not help it as I took my little Kabota to the top of the hill behind the property and was astounded at the view. Those who are not prone to any belief, just do not know the wonders of that great overwhelming thing that that higher power made for our enjoyment. Today one half hour ago.


33 posted on 04/30/2010 4:08:30 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Utah Binger

Great picture...love the clouds and play of light/shadow on the mesas.


34 posted on 04/30/2010 4:16:46 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (You have body and you have fat, your ratio 1 to 1, two bodies, your ratio 2 to 2. See?)
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To: redhead
We used to go to Provo on a weekly basis. There hasn’t been much to do there since they closed the Woolworth’s store.

You think that's bad...where I'm from they closed the Woolworth's AND the Penney's at the same time...and then there was NO place to buy material for homemade dresses and suchlike.

35 posted on 04/30/2010 4:25:39 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (You have body and you have fat, your ratio 1 to 1, two bodies, your ratio 2 to 2. See?)
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To: redhead

What does it say for me, a non-Utahn, that I can read that last sentence and make sins out of it?


36 posted on 04/30/2010 4:26:52 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (You have body and you have fat, your ratio 1 to 1, two bodies, your ratio 2 to 2. See?)
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To: redhead
There hasn’t been much to do there since they closed the Woolworth’s store.

Woolworth's! You remember those. Careful Red, you are dating yourself.

37 posted on 04/30/2010 6:18:18 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Utah Binger

Though I’m a Montana boy, the geologist in me really likes the beauty of those mesas.


38 posted on 04/30/2010 6:19:34 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Godzilla

Yes, I’m sorry to have to say that I am right here below the cliffs.

I know the power of the view is true.

I,m sitting here right now. LOL


39 posted on 04/30/2010 6:54:27 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Utah Binger

ooohhhh. love that pic.


40 posted on 04/30/2010 7:20:25 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-mormon, now Christan - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Godzilla
"Careful Red, you are dating yourself."

Yeah. Well, that's about all the dating I do these days, sad to say.

41 posted on 04/30/2010 7:43:54 PM PDT by redhead ("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Colofornian

Provo may not be fun, but what about Orem???


42 posted on 04/30/2010 7:48:19 PM PDT by huskerjim
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To: redhead

There hasn’t been much to do there since they closed the Woolworth’s store.

http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=gog&media=MP3S&type=Movies&movie=O_Brother_Where_Art_Thou&quote=woolsworth.txt&file=woolsworth.mp3


43 posted on 05/01/2010 5:53:16 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
After a week of nice dry weather, we fianlly got some rain last night (and WIND!)
This is looking north into my neighbor's field.  Look in that far tree line and you can spot their house a mile or so away.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is looking south.  See the flag I found on the ground this morning?
 
The metal pipe at the bottom finally snapped off due to fatigue.
 
My 'hill at the back of the property' is about 3 feet high  (behind my white van).  
I doubt that the veiw from there will be ANYTHING like that seen from UB's place!   (Well; one COULD see the goats - if they were inclined to get their dainty little feet wet!)
 
 
 
 
 
Ha!!  25 minutes ago!

44 posted on 05/01/2010 6:27:32 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: greyfoxx39

Ya gotta buy in bulk like them Texas FLDS folks!


45 posted on 05/01/2010 6:28:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: greyfoxx39
 
What does it say for me, a non-Utahn, that I can read that last sentence and make sins out of it?

There you go again - bashing us MORMONS!
 
Just 'cause it's about UTAH don't make it SINFUL!!!)

46 posted on 05/01/2010 6:29:41 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
I know the power of the view is true.

You ain't APOSTATE!

Just LOOK at this testimony!

47 posted on 05/01/2010 6:30:39 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

LOL


48 posted on 05/01/2010 7:19:09 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Elsie
Ooo...looks so pretty and green. What a nice place to live.

I do have to say though, that when I lived in central Texas I really got homesick for the desert....when traveling down the interstate back to New Mexico, I could look out and see for hundreds of miles in every direction and I knew I was home.

shiprock

49 posted on 05/01/2010 8:15:28 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (You have body and you have fat, your ratio 1 to 1, two bodies, your ratio 2 to 2. See?)
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To: Colofornian

Get all hammered up in Las Vegas you might wake up married to ONE girl...


50 posted on 05/01/2010 8:19:48 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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