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Old 08-25-2006, 04:55 AM
 
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CelticLady1, Cortez has good, basic shopping. They have a Walmart. They have a supermarket too. There is some shopping like clothing stores and such in the downtown area. You can go to Yahoo, then go to Maps and type in Cortez, CO. Look over on the right, it lists different maps to show you the stores and restaurants. You can then click on that and it will show you maps of what they have there. Just use your mouse arrow to go over to any listed on the maps and it will list in more detail about the stores, restaurants, etc. Really Cortez has all the stuff you need, but for more you have two cities to go to; Farmington, which has about everything on the planet and Durango. Durango is pleasant to go to and has good shopping, but not as much as Farmington. Plus Durango has a great nightlife.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Thank you, Crackerjack! You're a great source of information. Perhaps you should write a relocation guide book for these areas. Thank you for your time. If I think of more questions, i hope you won't mind continuing to answer them.
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:42 AM
 
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You are welcome CelticLady1. Let me know if I can help you with anything!
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:44 AM
 
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Default Trinidad or Raton or ?

Which would you choose between Trinidad and Raton?! What are the pro/cons of each....Are there any smaller towns in that area that are also nice AND affordable? THANKS
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:34 AM
 
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I will give you the pros and cons on both and let you decide.
Trinidad, it is in Colorado and Colorado is just a wealthier state to live in. NM has a high amount of poverty and it shows. Trinidad is a historic town with many old buildings. Trinidad is similiar as far as Hispanics being the majority in both Raton and Trinidad so both are about the same there. They are similiar in weather but between both is a pass which can close and strand people on both sides. Raton is higher in elevation so will have more of a winter but not that much difference. Raton has a lot of mobile homes because homes are scarce and a lot homes need to be remodeled but Raton has a better downtown as far as they are working to restore their buildings and Trinidad really needs their old buildings restored. Colorado tends to have better schools, better roads and a higher living. Raton is not far from Mount Capulin, an extinct volcano which is a must see! Both cities are not bad to live in, low crime, etc. There isn't a lot of shopping unless you go either into Colorado Springs or Pueblo. They both do have the basics though. If Trinidad would restore their old buildings and build new homes, it would significantly add to their city. Likewise if Raton would build more homes, it too would add to their city in a positive way. Both need more stores too.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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Question moving to trinidad colrado, NEED ADVISE

im currently thinking about moving to trinidad colorado. me and my fiance are starting our life together and LOVE small towns. his great grandmother was actually born in trinidad, and we fell in love with the town the moment we researched it online. does anyone have anything negative to say about trinidad that may make me change my mind? any advise is helpful. thanks SAMANTHA, 19
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:22 PM
 
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Job opportunies there are pretty limited and salaries are not great. Many people your age who grow up there have to leave for that very reason. After a lot of years of stagnation, Trinidad does seem to be growing again, primarily from a modest influx of retirees moving into the area and partly from the activity of coalbed methane gas drilling. When I was there last summer, I noticed that Halliburton has a large yard in Trinidad now. At the same time, the railroad has restructured its operations through town in the last several years and lot of relatively well-paid train crew people have had to relocate elsewhere. Overall, I think Trinidad is a pretty enough place, just not easy to make a living there.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Default Trinidad Living?

I wonder if anyone can share some thoughts about what it's like living in Trinidad. We're two middle-aged folks, liberal, work for ourselves.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Default Trinidad,co

We Are Moving There - Climate Nice- New Golf Community Called Cougar Canyon- Can Anyone Add To The Idea Of Moving There
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Have You Been To Downtown Trinidad? The Buildings Have Been Restored
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