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03-25-2008, 10:39 PM
A friend wants me to move there with him, things are getting sour in the APT I'm in now so It's an option. How far is the from Aarrowhead? How big is the city? Any info would be cool... Thank You!

03-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Salina's a nice little town, in my opinion anyway. Around three hours from Arrowhead, somewhere around 50k people. Not a thriving metropolis by any means, but it's got a decent number of restaurants and that type of thing.

03-25-2008, 10:50 PM
Its a small town of about 40,000. Its about 3 hours from arrowhead. I lived there my whole life and I am so glad I moved. Not very much to do.

03-25-2008, 10:50 PM
I hear they have a zoo!?!?

03-25-2008, 10:54 PM
yeah they have this rolling hill zoo or something. Its out in the middle of nowhere. I been there once and it was alright.

03-26-2008, 12:36 AM
You are 19. If I were you I'd move to Lawrence instead. Why do you have to be in Salina?

03-26-2008, 01:35 AM
I ran across their slogan...

Salina: Hunt or don't come.

Tiger's Fan
03-26-2008, 01:46 AM
Actually, Salina is the DUI capitol. The city slogan is "Come on vacation, leave on probation"

03-26-2008, 02:18 AM
Salina has so many cops its ridiculous. If you are 5 mph over the speed limit chances are you will be pulled over.

Thig Lyfe
03-26-2008, 03:00 AM
Actually, Salina is the DUI capitol. The city slogan is "Come on vacation, leave on probation"

People vacation in Salina?

03-26-2008, 03:35 AM
Salina is cool. There's places to eat every 5 feet. They have two, count 'em, two IHOPs. If that doesn't sell you on a city, I don't know what kind of utopia you're looking for.


03-26-2008, 05:40 AM
I graduate from Salina Central in 1981, still have friends and family there. It's a nice town to raise a family in, but if you're young looking for a nightlife, you won't find much. Cozy Inn is a landmark, and it's close to The Scheme, which is a great pizza joint.

If I were young and looking to make a move, I'd be more inclined to move to Lawrence, which I'd compare to Iowa City, but with a better music scene.

03-26-2008, 06:58 AM
I saw a couple of concerts at the Bicentennial Center back in the 80's

Judas Priest and Ted Nugent.

Other than that I've only been there to sell coke. ( I worked for Coca-Cola smartasses)

03-26-2008, 07:13 AM
I wouldn't live there but that's just me.

03-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Well there are two interstates that run through there so you can drive anywhere you want to go.

03-26-2008, 07:26 AM
Salina is a black hole. Stay away

03-26-2008, 08:36 AM
Salina has always meant a lot to me.
It has always meant that I still had a long way to drive to get to our hunting place outside of Concordia.

03-26-2008, 09:18 AM
My uncle used to raise Greyhounds there. All I remember is that his farm backup up to the drive-in theater and we used to go over there and watch the movies... without sound...

Seems like I remember it being big, but then again I was from a town of 1300...


03-27-2008, 10:54 AM
They have about 200 less pounds of weed there now.:bong::bong:


Salina Journal

Saline County sheriff's deputies, acting on an anonymous tip, found more than 200 pounds of marijuana on a private plane that flew into Salina Tuesday morning.

Two California men were arrested and are expected to face federal charges, Undersheriff Dave Dunstan said.

Dunstan said officers received a tip about 11 a.m. from someone who said a single-engine plane was en route to Salina and that it contained illegal narcotics.

Armed with a description of the private plane, deputies went to Flower Aviation. A plane matching the description landed about 11:30 a.m. An officer walked around the outside of the plane with a drug-sniffing dog, Dunstan said, and the dog indicated the presence of drugs.

On the plane, officers found a little more than 200 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana, which was wrapped, was contained in three hard-sided suitcases, a large bag and two smaller, duffel type bags, Dunstan said.

The street value of the drugs was estimated at $630,000.

Dunstan said the plane had stopped in Salina for refueling only. Officials are investigating where it had come from and where it was headed after leaving Salina.

Arrested were the pilot, Aaron Hartwell, 42, Spring Valley, Calif., and his passenger, Joe Martino, 33, El Cajon, Calif. The two were taken to the Saline County Jail.

Dunstan said the plane and the marijuana were seized by federal authorities.

Reporter Sharon Montague can be reached at 822-1411 or by e-mail at smontague@salina.com