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Apr 10 2008

Wahatoya Elk

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Boy did I get a treat this evening.  After brief snow flurries, Liz took the dogs for a short walk while I finished up the dinner dishes.  She came back calling me to “come see the elk herd”.  There must have been nearly 200 head.  And was it ever beautiful.

 We live on 70 acres in the Wahatoya Valley just south of La Veta.  We often see elk in the valley at our neighbor’s Big Wall Ranch, just across the road from our place. But it is usually only a small bunch.  Tonight, we saw the entire West Peak Wahatoya Herd. They will soon be heading on up to the high country. We will see small groups on occasion all summer, but we may not get to see the entire big herd again until fall. 


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Apr 07 2008

Train Music Festival

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The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has just released details on its La Veta schedule and High Altitude Summer Concert series.  According to the local Signature news, there are a number of special trains planned.  Like a ride Up Top to La Veta Pass for a Michael Martin Murphy Concert. It doesn’t get much better than that. Michael is scheduled for several weekend performances running July 16/17 and the first 3 weekends in August.    

Other events include a Mother’s Day brunch ride, Jazz with your Dad trip and a Firecracker Express barbeque.  If you haven’t ridden the classic steam locomotive yet then you are in for a nice surprise.  Breathtaking views plus big-name entertainment.  See their website for programs and schedules.

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Apr 05 2008


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We are so very lucky to have the championship Grandote Peaks Golf Course right here in La Veta.  This week the Golf Resort opened their new dining operation.  Our Bachman Office enjoyed the first seating by holding our weekly meeting at the Club for breakfast.  Not just any breakfast, but a beautifully presented breakfast wonderfully prepared by none other than our local Jim Vietti.  Following breakfast with Dave,  Kelly Popejoy gave us a tour of the new Grandote Homes under construction.  The two architect designed Medditeranean style homes were a big hit to all of us.  Then Thursday evening, Vietti and company  served 20 people to a delightful 4 course gourmet dinner. 

 The course is open and in great condition so grab your clubs and come join us.  If you would like a brochure or tour of the new model homes, just give me a call to set things up for you.  Meanwhile, check out the course and the homes at

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Mar 29 2008

Town Lakes Fishing Club

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Opening Day for Fishing season is just around the corner and I got a great surprise today.  A call from the Fishing Club said that my name was drawn this year in the Fish Club Lottery.  The Town Lakes fishing privileges are leased to a local club.  Membership is limited to 100 people and there is a waiting list of several years to get in.  Some time ago I lobbied the Town and Club to allow an additional 10 applicants from the waiting list to be drawn from the hat for a one year membership.  And today was my lucky day.  If you are a resident living within La Veta RE2 school District, you need to get on the waiting list ASAP if you would like to become a member of the Fishing Club.

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