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Old 01-26-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Very little of the San Luis valley gets more than 9" of precipitation per year, some of it less than 7.5". Manassa is officially the driest location in Colorado.
I love not worrying much about rain. But the dust gets around...
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Manassa is officially the driest location in Colorado.
Why'd they leave the "s" off the end?
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Why'd they leave the "s" off the end?



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Old 01-29-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Mountain Valley Lumber Mill in Saguache, CO - great place if its still there (haven't been in a few years).
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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The San Luis valley is rather extensive & certainly not all dry; however, it has often been the coldest spot in the nation since it is a high valley so I would plan on a lot of firewood. When I lived in Alamosa the oil in my VW froze, expanded & burst, a rare happening. If you are near Crestone there are quite a few other back-to-the-basics folks in the area.

debbie, you are probably thinking of Conjejos/La Jara/ Antonito areas south of Alamosa rather than all of the valley stretching north of Alamosa.


Yes I am!! Although isn't the San Luis Valley up by the Sand Dumes? I drive that route too and it is beautiful on the pass.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: ACME PA
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Default my plans also

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i am working on building and living on my homestead in the san luis valley of colorado. I was wondering if anyone else is doing the same. I just retired and this is my year to start. Sure could use some help finding things in the area, like where to get wood for building and burning.
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hello

i am so exicted for you!!!!!! This is my plan also...i have 5 acres already and am coming out in july to trade up for a 40 acre lot/water rights ...the man i am dealing with buys and sells alot of land lives right out side of san luis built his own place also and seems to know everyone...i have been reading everything i can on the area... Pueblo, and alamosa is were i found lumber i am building 20x30 cabin, pole construction, i'm a stone mason so there wil be some native stone work on it as well i would realy like to know how you like it there ......i am thinking and planning constantly and cant wait to start!!!!good luck ....big g from pa
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Yo...Big G,

I have 5 acres that I have started building on. Put up a 2400' pole barn so far.

I have 40 acres outside of San Luis that I am interested in selling. Or sub-dividing. I think you need 35 acres to get significant water rights in the area.

I also know a plumber and a water well driller. I'll soon be making frequent trips from Denver now that the weather is warming. I keep having domestic 'emergencies' that keep me from leaving town.

I have some construction skills. Perhaps we can help another out.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:06 AM
 
Location: ACME PA
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Good morning john

great to hear from you and i am glad we both share the same ideas i am not worried about the cost of drilling right away cistern/tank will get me started were is your 40 acres located ill check it out... I would like to hook up this summer...... See your place... Trading work can be a good thing
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It is about 15 minutes due west of San Luis. Off of 142. Has great privacy, there are no neighbors. I'd recommend it for someone who lived on the property. Otherwise, it is best to have someone you know that can see a dwelling in order to keep things safe.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I do have the option of selling, I believe, two lots from it. I don't remember the exact details.
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