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Old 10-17-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I drove through Raton pass on Tuesday afternoon - absolutely no sign of snow or anything, just some annoying construction with some lane closures.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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There are quite a few retired people on the trail so commuting isn't a problem. I can't imagine why one would commute back and forth from Raton to Trinidad either unless they own a house in one State and then had to work in the other. From the trail it isn't that far into Trinidad but wouldn't take it in a storm.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: high plains
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looks like Raton economy is in even worse shape than Trinidad, based on various online news reports.
going south to visit Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Taos might be frequent for Trinidad and Trail residents.
i'll watch out for the construction when I go through the pass. thanks.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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How bad is the Trinidad economy. I live in Eastern OK on a ranch but I'd say the economy here isn't too hot either. I am planning on a visit this Feb/March just to get a taste of the area and its road in winter/spring.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: high plains
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How bad is the Trinidad economy. I live in Eastern OK on a ranch but I'd say the economy here isn't too hot either. I am planning on a visit this Feb/March just to get a taste of the area and its road in winter/spring.
keep an eye on the newspapers and city council meetings. its getting a few high points of honor, but sounds like business is slow or closing, jobs are few, housing sales are slow. the citizens are determined to prevail, though. they like it there.

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Oli...idadChronicle/

https://www.facebook.com/AroundTrinidad

http://trinidad.co.gov/pages/government/default.html


https://www.facebook.com/TrinidadTI
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Thanks highplainsrus! No job needed here but I definitely do not want a bunch of closings. The golf course was quite sad to see. I understand that it is in some probate or something like that but for years!! Last time I was there wasn't but a handful of houses there and everything they built club house, hotel) look like you needed to tear it down and start over from neglect.
Trinidad would only be about 8 hours from all my grands and children (OKCity area) and not to mention giving up a ranch the trail seems like a nice replacement.
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