I haven't noticed that myself. But i have heard the same thing from a friend who lived in in boulder. You get local cliques sometimes. I do encounter people at work or other places sometimes who simply don't brush/bathe/change clothes often enough. I went on a date once with this really gorgeous girl who just reeked. Takes all types.
BTW, i was in hilo just a few weeks ago. If i could do my job there, i'd move. Heck, oregon, for that matter. Why aren't the good jobs in the pretty places?
At this or that twist of it I feel my slippery self eluding me, gliding into deeper and darker waters than I care to probe.