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Old 04-01-2013, 10:57 PM
Location: Riverton Wyoming
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I've been living in Wyoming for the past 20 years, but lived in Dolores prior when I was just a little guy. I am tired of Wyoming and thinking about moving to Durango area. I work in the oil and gas industry and was wondering if la plata county has jobs to offer in that area (preferably natural gas production). My job may fly me back and forth but would prefer to be home more. I loved Dolores from what I remember and want to raise my three girls somewhere that has something more to offer as where I live at in Wyoming has nothing. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:39 PM
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Most of the gas industry and its associated employees live in the Farmington, New Mexico area. I used to live in Wyoming. I'm not sure what you expect to be wholly different in the San Juan Basin as opposed to the Riverton area. Both are near Indian Reservations, both have tourist towns in relative proximity (I don't consider that a positive, as resort towns tend to be pretty socially unbalanced), both are relative isolated from large metro areas, both have abundant outdoor/recreation activities nearby, but not a lot of other "culture." Wyoming, because it is not in the fiscal mess that Colorado faces, generally has better schools than does Colorado. New Mexico, despite its other positive traits, is not known for good schools. Compared to Riverton, Durango will also have much higher housing costs, too.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:08 PM
Location: Riverton Wyoming
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Guess I'm just looking for a change of scenery and new people and get away from working in -30 winters with little snow. Indian reservation doesn't bother me, I'm sure it can't be any worse than the one I live by as far as the crime it brings to nearby areas. If I can still work out of state then affording housing will not be a problem. Think I'll wait a while and see how the political yahoos Colorado has and future gun laws that they pass turns out. Thanks for the info though.
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