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Old 11-13-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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I was a resident of Leadville till 2001 and was driven out by the high prices. It looks like Salida has some sanity left. Thinking about coming back to that area. Miss the 14 teeners. There are rentals available it appears but is there any place for a 62 year old cabinetmaker to work or open a shop

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Are you kidding me. Rural CO is taking it in the shorts now and for a long time to come. If you want work sorry to say, told me mates that Ft Carson is building like crazy. If you want work thats all there is. Sorry Dude. There is nothing here but homes for sale or rent. RP
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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What happen to all the high rollers and yuppies that were movin and takin over the place. i see the population of Leadville and Salida has gone down. There were all kind of fruit,nut and flake stores starting up there in the 90's
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:20 AM
 
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The only folks moving here now are retired and have no debt. All of the newcomers have been "economically eliminated". There is another thread about rural CO economic status 2009 that will fill you in. People that moved into their McMansion down the street are from WI and the ones that bought our home are from CA. Locals can't afford to buy anything, many are now unemployed. RP
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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Read the economic thread. CO has always been boom and bust. It was in the 80;s and went like crazy in the 90,s. Read some of the "water thread" Still can't believe that places like Leadville and such don't have any water rights. Was there when they drained the lake in Frisco. Don't know if its back or not. Some body needs to get enough back bone to tell those down stream to solve their own problems. Nevada,CA

I don't have any debt but not much money either I've done retail finish work all over the country since leaving CO and retail pretty much doesn't exist.anymore. I can't tell you how many homes and stuff I did in CO. I did my part to build up between Castle Rock and Denver. Lot of stuff around Frisco,Silverthorne,Keystone. Did the remodel on the Keystone resort about 12 years ago. But its good to see that all that is coming to and end. AS somebody said in another thread those McMansions were crap built houses. But you couldn't tell anybody that.. Another reason i gave up and left.
Guess Ill hang around and catch up on whats going on Its still the best place to walk out in the morning and see the mountains and realize that you aren't all that important in this world. At least not as much as we would like to think. And the motocross racing was the best.
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