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Old 11-10-2006, 12:50 AM
Location: IE CA.
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I was wondering about Carbon Junction, Grandview, red mesa, Hesperus? I dont hear much about gem village either. are they as safe and diverse as Durango? I was thinking Bayfield and am looking into that but I think the other cities would be milder in temp? Am I right about this?
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:22 AM
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Coltoncity, Durango has grown into Grandview and Carbon Junction and are basically all connected together. Grandview has a lot of development coming on the horizon with the new city of Three Springs being built right by it. Red Mesa is a small farm community with a good number of of LDS (Mormons), near the New Mexico border. Hesperus is a beautiful small town in the mountains and will be colder and have more snow than the other towns you mentioned. Mancos is a town west of Hesperus and is a nice litttle town. It will be milder and about the same as Durango in the winter. Cortez has the mildest weather and is one of the mildest, next to the Grand Junction area, for mildest weather in Colorado. Red Mesa, Marvel, Breen and La Plata are all small farm and ranch towns. It will get warmer as you cross the NM border and milder. It is also desert out that way. Down on the La Plata river, it will be green. Gem Village is a small town right by Bayfield and I think with Bayfield growing, it will one day be a part of Bayfield. All of southwest Colorado is a safe area. There isn't any place that I'd say to stay away from. Southwest Colorado is a good area to raise a family.

Since many people ask this, I will try and make a simple explanation of weather in this area as the climates change drastically.
Cortez, Mancos, Red Mesa, La Plata, Durango, Ticolote, Bayfield, Gem Village, Oxford, Ignacio, Arboles and Allison will be pretty mild in winter.
Hesperus, Breen, Hermosa, Vallecito, Lemon Lake, Pagosa Springs will be a little more colder and some more snow.
Durango Ski Resort, Tamarron, South Park and Chromo will be even colder with more snow.
Silverton, Ouray and Wolf Creek will be very snowy. For the hardy only.
Hope this helps.

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Old 11-10-2006, 05:59 AM
Location: IE CA.
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This has helped immesurably thank you so much! you are a dear.

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