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Old 07-20-2020, 12:33 PM
 
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^^^ great description of what post-industrial America looks like
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Old 07-20-2020, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Evraz still makes steel for rails, nails and such. Scrap metal is used as a source now obviously, and on a very limited scale, nothing compared to the CF&I days.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:41 AM
 
Location: high plains
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I'm anticipating a brief visit to Trinidad this month to enjoy the climate and
scenery through NM and the Pass. It's been a few years since I was there, so I'm curious about how things have gone with the economic boost. Of course, the town
has been affected by covid, so my expectations are limited. We will be moving
our covid bubbles along the road and merging with their covid bubble with all
available precautions. I know some would discourage such a trip. Anybody know of Trinidad current conditions necessary for a visitor to know about?
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Old 08-17-2020, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Colorado
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This is a general comment. I know that I said some hopeful, promising things about Trinidad earlier, and now I want to amend my comments a bit. Remember, I don't live there, though it is the closest "real town" to where I do live. Granted, COVID19 is causing a lot of stress among people, but T'Dad seems to be under siege recently with drug-related crime (not the "kind bud.") There was a daylight shooting in front of the Safeway one day and two other shootings days prior. In less than a month, I'd say, there were two additional shootings, an ugly homicide, and more. Definitely worth digging a bit deeper if one is seriously considering a relocation. When the Fisher's Peak State Park opens (it will be the 2nd largest state park in CO), I can imagine some new businesses will meet the need for outdoor rec equipment and services. Yeah, I am an eternal optimist, but what I'm reading is not very pretty right now...
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:09 PM
 
Location: high plains
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This is a general comment. I know that I said some hopeful, promising things about Trinidad earlier, and now I want to amend my comments a bit. Remember, I don't live there, though it is the closest "real town" to where I do live. Granted, COVID19 is causing a lot of stress among people, but T'Dad seems to be under siege recently with drug-related crime (not the "kind bud.") There was a daylight shooting in front of the Safeway one day and two other shootings days prior. In less than a month, I'd say, there were two additional shootings, an ugly homicide, and more. Definitely worth digging a bit deeper if one is seriously considering a relocation. When the Fisher's Peak State Park opens (it will be the 2nd largest state park in CO), I can imagine some new businesses will meet the need for outdoor rec equipment and services. Yeah, I am an eternal optimist, but what I'm reading is not very pretty right now...
This presents the very good and the very bad of Trinidad's existence. I hope sociological/political forces can solve the very bad, as they did the very good and Trinidad flourishes the way we hope it will. At least, some hope for that. I suppose others want it to remain as is and some regret what it has become. I wonder how the nearby towns are faring.

I will watch to see if a public funding support mechanism for Fisher's Peak opens up, so we can help make it happen.
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