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Old 04-16-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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My suggestion was to keep Ridgway a western town, keep its small town charm, the dirt roads the wooden boardwalk and expand on the western history and the train museum and trains. Market it as a taste of the west. Have people dress up in western attire, stage gunfights in the town park like they did years ago, have stagecoach rides like Silverton, clean up the train exhibits and gave train rides. I was basically laughed at.
I can understand why folks wouldn't want their town turned into an "Old West" version of Colonial Williamsburg. I imagine you'd start feeling like an animal at the zoo if you had to don your six gun and stetson walking around town. However, a once a year event that celebrates its history like "Durango Days" would probably be a good idea.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I didn't mean like that extreme, but to embrace the western and railroading past. Instead they're spending $50,000 on goats and a shepard to eat weeds, and want huge LED signs and MORE BEER! Too bad.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Sort of like this economics joke that has made its way around the internet:


Or as someone once said: "We'll never get rich doing each others' laundry."
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I didn't mean like that extreme, but to embrace the western and railroading past. Instead they're spending $50,000 on goats and a shepard to eat weeds, and want huge LED signs and MORE BEER! Too bad.
Tough to out-argue MORE BEER, at least until the town goes on Atkins.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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If me and my husband relocate to ridgway co to live and become teachers in their school district(saw openings for the school year 2012-2013. Will we be able to afford living in this town with two small children. Does anybody who has children in the school know if they are constantly excessing teachers?
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