Archive for March, 2011

Mar 31 2011

Snows 38 inches

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April 1.   A late spring snow has dumped over 3 feet.  Crantrell is snowed out at Cuchara Resort and comes down the hill to Grandote Pete’s  to check out the new million dollar $ golf clubhouse plans.  Riggs convinces him they should merge efforts and form an independant metro district and seek new municipal town status, postoffice zip code, etc.  Minor dispute to be resolved later concerning who gets to be inter-um Mayor of the new Grandote Mountain town. Also discuss procedures for future re-call if necessary. JUST KIDD’IN AROUND OF COURSE.  (Par for the course.) Happy APRIL FOOL’S day.

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Mar 31 2011

Blood Draw Today

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No, not a vampire event, but today is the final day the nurses will draw blood in La Veta for your Health Fair tests.  The Fair is not until Sat. April 16, but if you want a blood work-up, then yesterday and today is your chance.  No food or drink this morning, until you have been to the La Veta Community Center.  Hours are 7:00 to 10:00 AM- today. (Gardner School make-up day is next Wednesday).

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Mar 29 2011

Grandote Golf

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Grandote Peaks Golf plans to open the season on May 15 this year.  Cuchara Tom says they are already allowing walk-on players for $10 – 9 holes. A pull cart even provided.  They are also offering a great deal on Memberships this year. Call Dave Middleton at 989-8039 to sign up for this.

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Mar 29 2011

Chili Testers

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We need chili cooks, testers and judges.  Come help us this Friday, Apr. 1,  5:00 to 7:00 pm at the La Veta Community Center. The Rotarians are hosting their annual Chili Cook-Off and tast testing competition.  Good food and fun for a great cause.  Portion of all Rotary Chili proceeds are earmarked for the Book Nook Building Fund.

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Mar 28 2011

Spring means Bears

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 No personal bear sightings yet, but I expect to see one soon now.  I got this great photo several springs ago up on Raspberry Mtn. Ranch. Hibernation usually ending in early April, also means more possibilities of people to bear conflicts. Then May sees the new deer fawns and June the new elk calves.  A wonderful time of the year.  For more information on living with bears in Colorado, go to Dept. of Wildlife link at http://bit.ly/e97H2Z

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Mar 26 2011

North by SouthWest

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A great big Bachman Assoc. congratulations to  Jon and Sandy Dolac on their recent Close on the purchase of the old Covered Wagon Building on Main St. in downtown La Veta.  They will soon be moving their successful retail store North by SouthWest into that larger location.  Stop in and see them soon.

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Mar 25 2011

Book Nook

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Our Book Nook fundraiser has gone world-wide by now having a presence on the web.  Bob Reece gave extra time to get us a homepage at www.lavetabooknook.org    Check it out, and become a Book Nook fan follower at http://facebook.lavetabooknook.org   Your tax-decuctable donation checks are being gratefully received at P.O. Box 28, La Veta, CO 81055.

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Mar 24 2011

3 Questions to Ask Yourself

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We often see new listings that personally intrigue us.  Some properties are newer, others are dated, some with deferred maintenance and others need some major work.  Some work we could do ourselves but lots would need professional tradesmen.  Usually they represent great potential and at a well priced value.  We started working the numbers.  How much to offer, how much to remodel it, financing carry costs, etc. That cooled our interest a little. It could be a bit of a stretch, but still seemed feasible.  We checked the systems, the surveys and everything else under the sun.  Still interested, but not quite as highly motivated.  So I wrote out  3  final  simple questions and taped it to the frig.  for a few days.

Are we ready to do it,  physically?

Are we ready to do it,  financially?

Are we ready to do it,  emotionally?

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Mar 22 2011

River House

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IMG_2879Fannie Mae foreclosure on this great classic 2.5 acre river property.  Now priced by Trinidad broker at only $259,900. This won’t last long.  Contact me to write your offer.

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Mar 22 2011

Retirement Property?

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Retirement ain’t what it used to be.  Here is an overview of considerations from our friends at RealtyTimes. http://realtytimes.com:80/rtpages/20110322_shortlist.htm

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