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Old 03-15-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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I don't plan on having to drive that far for more than a few years, hoping to be able to start working for myself within 5 years of moving to CO. I have 2 Jetta TDI's that get 40+ MPG so fuel costs would not be that bad. You are right the drive would suck, but to get a decent amount of land at a good price you got to do whatever it takes. Once I move to CO I have no plans of ever moving again.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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Anyone know much about Peyton and the surrounding area? I've just noticed there are places for sale there with a good amount of land 40+ acres for fairly cheap. Is the land there horrible for anything as far as living/growing even lawn grass? Just trying to figure out why things there are so cheap. I doubt I would find a job there, but I have no problem driving up to 2 hours one way to get to work. As far as MJ goes I know it is in a county that has the 2nd most medical grows in the state. It is a good ways from Nederland, but from what I have seen much cheaper to live there.
My apologies for misleading you with my post, it was meant for another thread.

There isn't much out in Peyton, it's dry prairie, few if any jobs. The land is horrible for anything due to lack of water, so not much grows, and the wind can be very strong. You need 40 acres out there to support the well you'll have to pay thousands to drill. Forget that I even mentioned Peyton, I was posting that for another person in another thread.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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if the water problem could be solved, though, 40 acres in the right county is enough to start a new town devoted to cannabis - the 21st century industry!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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I just drove through Peyton on Monday morning heading from Colo Spgs to I-70 headed back east to western PA (1437 miles, 22 hrs). Yep, not much out there on those plains for sure. Felt kinda' like a "high plains drifter" pushing my big Tundra along eastward with nothing but rollling hills & open horizon ahead.

Not as "boonies" as many other areas in CO, but still out there away from civilization for sure. Hopefully, the civilization there is hospitable because I'm sure you'll be noticed as an outsider.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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My apologies for misleading you with my post, it was meant for another thread.

There isn't much out in Peyton, it's dry prairie, few if any jobs. The land is horrible for anything due to lack of water, so not much grows, and the wind can be very strong. You need 40 acres out there to support the well you'll have to pay thousands to drill. Forget that I even mentioned Peyton, I was posting that for another person in another thread.
Actually I had just been doing some research that day and happen to see how cheap houses/land were in the Peyton area as compared to other places. You just happen to have posted about Peyton @ the same time I came to ask about it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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if the water problem could be solved, though, 40 acres in the right county is enough to start a new town devoted to cannabis - the 21st century industry!
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:54 AM
 
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if the water problem could be solved, though, 40 acres in the right county is enough to start a new town devoted to cannabis - the 21st century industry!
Turns out there is nice little model for this sort of thing. Garden City http://www.city-data.com/city/Garden-City-Colorado.html
on the outskirts of Greeley. a 10 acre tiny town set up "wet" in 1938 after liquor prohibition ended. now has mmj shops and seems to be looking forward to recreational cannabis. might be a DUI gauntlet to run into/outof it.
probably best to avoid Greeley. Ft Collins 33 mi away probably ok, after voters repealed mmj prohibition. it might appreciate some newcomer growth.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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As I understand it towns can opt out of A64 and I heard that Co Springs is trying to do just that. This is hearsay so do your own DD. Jobs? Become a potrepeneur. Business is booming. But you know what they say about pioneers.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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As I understand it towns can opt out of A64 and I heard that Co Springs is trying to do just that. This is hearsay so do your own DD. Jobs? Become a potrepeneur. Business is booming. But you know what they say about pioneers.
That is what I want to do, but I still have to have a job to pay bills while I get started. Wife, kid, and 2 dogs that I have to house/feed while I get things going.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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from the looks of the denver post classified ads, there are plenty of network admin openings in the denver area. it should be possible to find generally affordable family housing there, if you're careful about the neighborhoods. its centrally located for "base camp", while you adjust to the altitude and get to know the front range and the land. if you're just making a quick visit, it might be best to focus there to learn the city. maybe make a few cold calls around town to pick up job applic. keep eyes open for all opportunities. bring a suit just in case.

think hard about doing network contracting/consulting. good wages for go-getters and some independence in assignments. your TS clearance gives you a leg up on the competition. nice transition to owning your own business. many companies will hire temp contractors w/o benefits to see if they are good enough to take on as employees w/benefits. you can shop around to buy health insurance on your own. more importantly, you have a chance to see if it is a company you want to work for. the growth in colorado will be accompanied by a growth in networking that won't slow down for a long time. consulting/contracting companies are used to hiring temps from around the country. some may offer group insurance plans. clients may still want drug tests, but maybe not so many and maybe more lenient on the results, if they need your skills. so polish that resume, get out there, and have fun with it! just take it easy in the altitude.
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