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Old 06-14-2007, 11:27 PM
 
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I_LUVNM,

Make no mistake, I love Durango, too, I_LUVNM. I just don't like its current direction--but that is a sentiment that I hold about a lot of places in my native state of Colorado.

You can also tell your friends in Durango, who may think that I am some outsider with no ties to Durango at all, that my father actually worked on the remodelling (more like rebuilding--they were definitely slums) of the buildings in "Rio Grande Land" down by the depot that became the Grande Palace and the General Palmer House way back in about 1964. I bet some of your Durango friends hadn't even been born yet. I have been coming to Durango, on both business and pleasure, since the 1960's. I have also spent a lot of time out in the rural hinterlands of LaPlata and Archuleta counties in Colorado, as well as in Rio Arriba and--to a lesser extent--in San Juan counties in New Mexico. I suspect that I've been to places in those counties that a lot of your Durango friends might not even know about. I know that area of southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico well enough that I can remember what specific places there would SMELL like on a nice late spring/early summer morning like this! You can't get much more familiar than that.

I_LUVNM, I'd love to meet you (and your friends) in Durango sometime for a cup of coffee (decaf these days, for me). I bet we could have one wild "break-up-the-furniture" debate about Durango!
Your knowledge is impressive on Durango, Jazzlover. My friends love Durango too. They just think differently than you do. Whose to say who is right. We all agree that the wild areas of Colorado need protection. We all agree Durango is too beautiful to let it keep sprawling like some monster. We agree people shouldnt build up on ridgelines, and if they build in thick forests, know the risks. So we have points we agree on. Durango has great things. Just like they have a Durango all natural food Co-op with all organic food at reasonable prices on College Drive and 8th St. People there, most I would say, take care of themselves, exercise, love the outdoors, hike, bike, the whole deal. Here in Farmington, it isnt that way. Durango is a way of life. I dont know how else to express it in words. But you know that. You probably also know what it smells like out where the yucca, rabbitbrush and sagebrush are after a rain. That certain smell. Nothing like it Jazzlover. Another thing about Durango is they know how to eat well. The food there is excellent and my mouth waters thinking about it!

LOL! I doubt there would be any furniture breaking, maybe just an arm or two breaking. Just kidding!
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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well it sounds like you guys are friends now. Please try and keep Durango for going to hell. I have 16 more years until retirement and its on the list. I just had to cross off Bellingham Washinton off the list because it was as jazzlover Desribed is happening to Durango. Its a ruined town. The key is buy a used house and stay away from the builders. Don't buy the cookie cutter houses. Get someting nice from the 70s. If we did that then we can perserve the town. What do you guys think of that. If I come to your town to buy, I pledge not to contribute to Sprawl. Problem is, I don't think I can get a good retail sales job there. Hey, no one answers my question about boating. Where is the best place in Colorado to rent a boat with a motor and go crusing.
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:16 AM
 
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well it sounds like you guys are friends now. Please try and keep Durango for going to hell. I have 16 more years until retirement and its on the list. I just had to cross off Bellingham Washinton off the list because it was as jazzlover Desribed is happening to Durango. Its a ruined town. The key is buy a used house and stay away from the builders. Don't buy the cookie cutter houses. Get someting nice from the 70s. If we did that then we can perserve the town. What do you guys think of that. If I come to your town to buy, I pledge not to contribute to Sprawl. Problem is, I don't think I can get a good retail sales job there. Hey, no one answers my question about boating. Where is the best place in Colorado to rent a boat with a motor and go crusing.
Well, I think the conservatives already think Durango is going to hell with all the liberals there . LOL! Lots of retail jobs now in Durango. Managers and such do pretty good. About boating, Lake Navajo is a good one for that - here is a link to boat rentals. Boat Rentals, New Mexico and Southern Colorado and here is another one Navajo Lake Marina: Northern NM - Southern CO, Navajo Lake State Park
There are others but this one is pretty good.
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