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La Plata County Nestled in the San Juan Mountains on the New Mexico border, La Plata County is 1,700 square miles of the state of Colorado. B AY F I E L D

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2,687 6,900 feet average precipitation: 21 inches average snowfall: 82 inches average temperatures: High 41 degrees, Low 13 degrees in January. High 83 degrees, Low 53 degrees in July. median home price: $331,500

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18,465 6,512 feet average precipitation: 19.1 inches average snowfall: 79 inches average temperatures: High 41 degrees, Low 13 degrees in January. High 89 degrees, Low 51 degrees in July. median home price: $575,000

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730 6,453 feet average precipitation: 18 inches average snowfall: 51 inches average temperatures: High 39 degrees, Low 9 degrees in January. High 87 degrees, Low 49 degrees in July. median home price: $247,000

Montezuma County Montezuma County is 2,040 square miles of rural, rugged landscape west of the La Plata Mountains. MANCOS

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8,709 elevation: 6,191 feet average precipitation: 13 inches average snowfall: 34 inches average temperatures: High 42 degrees, Low 16 degrees in January. High 89 degrees, Low 56 degrees in July. median home price: $219,500

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959 elevation: 6,936 feet average precipitation: 18 inches average snowfall: 66 inches average temperatures: High 39 degrees, Low 11 degrees in January. High 86 degrees, Low 53 degrees in July. median home price: $319,000

Archuleta County

San Juan County

Wilderness engulfs over half of the 1,356 square miles in Archuleta County.

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650 elevation: 9,318 feet average precipitation: 26 inches average snowfall: 173 inches average temperatures: High 34 degrees, Low -4 degrees in January. High 73 degrees, Low 39 degrees. median home price: $324,500


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Reasons to call Colorado home

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olorado is more than a state with spectacular vistas. To 5.8 million people, it is also a wonderful place to call home. The state is known for outstanding access to outdoor recreation in all four seasons, as well as amusing attractions, award-winning craft beer and close-knit communities that are culturally diverse. Colorado is also growing. Its steady inbound migration leads to greater economic output. Data from the 2020 U.S. Census indicates that Colorado ranks fifth in population growth. Moreover, a 2019 National Movers Study discovered the primary reasons that individuals move to Colorado includes family considerations (36%) and job opportunities (31%). Others seek a lifestyle change (26%) or want to retire in the Rocky Mountains (15%). With these numbers in mind, the state government projects the population in Colorado will increase to 7.8 million by 2040. So, what’s so cool about Colorado? Here’s a few highlights.

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Location

Though Colorado is part of the Mountain West, it is also near the heart of the nation. As part of the Four Corners region, Colorado shares borders with seven states: Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The central location makes the region a hub for distribution and travel. The Continental Divide separates the Front Range from the Western Slope, and the Colorado River divides the northern and southern regions of the Western Slope around Grand Junction – the most populous city between Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Public access to open space and nature appeals to artists, athletes and everyone in between. The rural landscape on the rugged Western Slope is rife with flora and fauna unique to the region. Colorado includes spectacular peaks and valleys, caves and canyons, mesas and meadows, rivers and reservoirs. The region has high alpine forests that fade into vast, dusty deserts scattered with rock formations. The different ecosystems are protected by federal, state and local laws to foster natural balance and beauty for years to come. Learn how to follow ethical practices outdoors at www.lnt.org.

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Climate

Southwest Colorado experiences four seasons and nearly 300 days of sunshine. In the mountains, the elevation often affects the weather conditions. Though temperature differences can be more drastic, there is generally a five-degree difference in temperature per thousand feet. Near Durango at 6,512 feet, winter temperatures range from the average low of 13 degrees Fahrenheit to the average high of 47 degrees. The majority of precipitation falls in this season as snow. Spring brings warmer temperatures with rain that revives the vibrant colors of the landscape. Summer temperatures range from an average high of 85 degrees and low of 50.

Recreation

Pristine weather conditions and a varied landscape creates a paradise for outdoor activities. Access nearly 300 miles of hiking trails within just 30 minutes of La Plata County, and thousands more in the surrounding counties of Archuleta, San Juan, Ouray and Montezuma in Colorado. Whether for competition or leisure, biking


is a popular pastime for many residents here. The region hosts world-class road cycling and mountain biking competitions, including the annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Colorado’s waterways offer opportunities for fun floating, paddling, swimming and whitewater rafting. And the state is a premier destination for fishing and hunting. Winter offers traditional snow sports, such as figure skating, ice hockey, skiing and snowboarding, but also includes dog sledding, ice climbing and skijoring.

Economics

Of course, job opportunities are not only a primary motivator for relocation, they are also an important financial factor in deciding where to settle. In Southwestern Colorado, the top industries are hospitality and tourism, healthcare, retail, real estate, education and energy. For example, some of the most prominent employers in La Plata County include Axis Health System, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Purgatory Resort, Durango School District, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Fort Lewis College, Sky Ute Casino and Resort, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

Health

Colorado often makes headlines for being the “healthiest” state in the nation. That’s because a healthy community extends beyond the pillars of diet, sleep and exercise. According to data from the CDC, Colorado has held the lowest or second lowest obesity rate since 1995. Colorado’s health infrastructures encourage an active

lifestyle and establish support systems which help the state maintain its reputation. In addition to access to outdoor recreation, residents receive access to a plethora of health and wellness services, including world-class geothermal hot springs.

Colorado communities also have vibrant creative districts with dozens of galleries and studios to explore as well as independent retailers that carry a variety of high-quality clothing, housewares, handcrafted goods much more.

Education

Dinner decisions are made more difficult with so many amazing options for dining out. Restaurants in our region work with local producers that supply the freshest, locally-grown ingredients for mouthwatering menus that often rotate with the seasons. While establishments that serve bar food, pizza by the slice or Mexican food are some of the most popular, many of Colorado’s restaurants serve items inspired by international delicacies. With nearly 200 established craft breweries, Colorado is also a beer lover’s paradise. Swing by the offices for The Durango Herald or The Journal to grab a Flavor Four Corners Dining Guide to learn more about drinking and dining opportunities in Southwest Colorado.

Access to quality education is essential for families with children. In La Plata County, Durango School District is Southwest Colorado’s largest school district serving more than 4,500 students. Bayfield School District serves nearly 1,200 students and Ignacio School District serves just over 1,000 students. Each public school offers a comprehensive, standardized curriculum. Residents also have opportunities to enroll in higher education at Pueblo Community College, a fully-accredited two-year college, and Fort Lewis College, a selective four-year liberal arts institution that offers more than 100 degree programs.

Attractions

Outdoor recreation isn’t the only draw to the Wild West. Tourism is a vital part of the economy, and Southwest Colorado’s concentration of tourist attractions encourages travelers from around the globe to visit our communities. From city parks and playgrounds to national parks and historic landmarks, the Southwest is home to an array of activities to enjoy year-round. Some popular destinations nearby include Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Four Corners National Monument and Canyons of the Ancient National Monument.

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Community

Relocation can often mean losing connections to a supportive community. Luckily, Southwest Colorado has a diverse population with hundreds of recreation groups and volunteer opportunities that help residents get involved and establish new friendships and relationships. Colorado residents emphasize building a strong local economy and supporting small, independent businesses. Many business owners and leaders of nonprofit organizations work together to raise awareness of the benefits of money circulating in our communities. n

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Cedar Ridge Estates The final phase of the Cedar Ridge Community includes a single family home and two different townhome floorplans. All include granite countertops throughout, tile backsplash in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and an attached garage. Don’t miss out on in-town convenience, close to Fort Lewis College, Hillcrest Golf Course, and great trail access.

140 & 144 CEDAR RIDGE WAY 2 BD - 3 BA - 1622 SF MLS #789353 & 789354 - $635,000 124 CEDAR RIDGE WAY 3 BD - 3 BA -2001 SF MLS #780937 - $735,000

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100 JENKINS RANCH WAY 5 Units - 2 BA - 2790 SF MLS# 780891 - $599,000

691 COUNTY ROAD 233 960 SF - 3 PARKING SPACES MLS# 789861 - $750+Triple Net

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Trends to watch in 2022 Clever home design and decor makes every space more interesting and inviting. Though trends in interior design change more gradually than fashion fads, each year introduces new inspiration for creating more practical and stylish living quarters. The peak of modern farmhouse design has now passed. In 2022, homeowners are embracing more bold choices in artwork, color, furniture and fixtures.

Coffee colors

How do you like your coffee? From a single shot of dark espresso to creamy cold brew, a coffee-colored palette is replacing cool grays in many modern living spaces. It includes everything from earthy browns and terracotta tones, to amber hues and taupe tints. The shift to warm tones comes after nearly a decade of cool colors dominating interior design trends.

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Nature is the new neutral

Even the elements are inspiring new styles in 2022. Plants have always been a popular addition to homes, but designers are finding more clients with requests to add natural materials and earthy colors to existing spaces. In homes under construction, builders are installing more glass for natural light and gorgeous views. They are also incorporating brick and stone for grounding and texture.


shift toward more interesting shapes. Expect to see more curves in chairs and sofas, as well as a revival of antiques with delicate detail and natural finishes. Trends also pays homage to trademarks of midcentury design, including peg legs on cabinets and tables, teak wood tones and highly textured fabrics.

Mixed materials

Yin-Yang

Comfortable living spaces showcase balance in every element of the design. One way to achieve this balance is to add contrast in color and texture where possible. Homeowners are embracing more playful and light-hearted design for furniture, walls and window treatments after a decade of neutral items and colorful accents.

Bold colors, playful patterns and varied textures will usher in the next era of interior design. Along with the neutral brown tones, the ‘70s-style prints and brighter pops of warm colors will return in earnest. From upholstery to window treatments, variety in these patterns and texture helps create depth in a home’s design.

Multipurpose rooms

With remote work growing in popularity, homeowners are converting areas, such as

living rooms, guest rooms and garages, into multifunctional spaces. The impact of lockdown left many residents without access to exercise equipment and organized offices. Interior designers are seeing a shift toward living areas with a corner designated for working while guest rooms and garages transform into creative studios and home gyms.

Exterior environments

Hosts spent more time entertaining guests outdoors in the last two years. Families desire to enhance and expand living space with larger patios and porches that let them soak up the sunshine with some company. Luxury designs are integrating more indoor conveniences into outdoor spaces, including fireplaces, high-quality furniture, food preparation areas and even electronics, such as televisions and stereo systems. n

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the chance to refinance their mortgages. Refinancing is often associated with significantly lower monthly payments, and such savings can be used to finance home improvements, pay for tuition or build retirement nest eggs. However, homeowners won’t necessarily save money over the long haul if they’re refinancing an existing 30-year mortgage with another 30-year mortgage. The mortgage experts at Mortgage Calculator note that a Change Terms mortgage refinance is characterized by a shift to a loan charging a lower interest rate. The initial savings with such a refinance are undeniable, but changing from one 30-year to another 30-year restarts the mortgage clock, which can add years to the time homeowners will be repaying their debt. As a result, homeowners may end up paying more interest over time than they might have had they just kept their initial mortgage. Homeowners interested in a Change Terms refinance may want to look into switching from a 30-year to a 15-year mortgage. A shorter term mortgage will increase the monthly payment, but the loan will reach maturity much faster, greatly reducing the amount of interest homeowners will pay over the life of the mortgage.

Refinancing can be costly

Lower monthly payments might be the number that catches homeowners’ eyes as they look to refinance, but it’s important that homeowners recognize that refinancing is not free. In fact, the personal finance experts at Kiplinger note that refinancing incurs many of the same costs that homeowners had to pay when they signed their initial mortgage papers. That includes fees, taxes and appraisal costs. These costs are sometimes paid up front, but they also might be rolled into the loan balance. In the latter instance, homeowners could be paying interest on their refinancing costs. Homeowners who are refinancing solely because of lower interest rates should know that some lenders raise interest rates to compensate for refinancing costs. That can negate the savings and end up costing homeowners more money than the original mortgage. Refinancing is an option for homeowners who want to save money. Homeowners can speak with a financial advisor to determine if this is the best way to save money over the long haul or if refinancing will ultimately cost them more over the life of the mortgage. n


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ven in the season of snowfall, perfect for sunny ski conditions, early winter sunsets lead many residents to spend more time indoors. When cold winter evenings keep people inside, they might find their surroundings uninspiring. Waiting for the spring to bring warmer temperatures can be an opportunity to give indoor spaces a fresh feel without breaking the bank. Even with a tight budget, homeowners can make small changes that update and transform a room. Consider these ideas for your own space. n

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Showcase your style with a new color scheme. Rather than replacing every piece of furniture or painting the home, which can be costly and time consuming, focus on finding smaller accessory pieces such as lamps, pillows and other decorative items. Create variety by using multiple hues of the same color or mixing two or more complementary colors.

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Bring the outdoors inside. Indoor plants enrich a room with lush leaves and natural hues. However, adding a few house plants to a living space can also improve air quality and increase levels of oxygen. Plants are known to have a positive effect on concentration, energy and mood, too. Visit local nurseries and garden supplies for expert advice on plants that thrive indoors. Introduce new accent furniture. Smaller and less cost-prohibitive than centerpieces like a couch, for example, accent pieces such as end tables or a coffee table can provide subtle changes to the look of a room. You could also opt to refinish a piece of furniture you have on-hand to create a look that’s all your own.

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Transform a room by rearranging items instead of buying new. Adjusting the layout of decorations and the orientation of your furniture can let you see your favorite room from a whole new perspective. Studies show that rearranging a room can calm anxiety and encourage creativity. It’s also a great way to clear out clutter. Adding new artwork can not only help add color and style to a space, it can also make it more personal, too. Regional galleries and retailers offer an abundance of beautiful artwork from local artists, but who knows your tastes better than you do? Whether crafting a painting or piece of furniture, a DIY-touch could be the missing piece of your home’s character.

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Update the lighting inside your home

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ighting in a home serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. It’s easy to maneuver around a well-lit home, reducing the risk of slips and falls, and the right lighting can help homeowners create their desired ambiance, which typically changes depending on a room’s purpose. When choosing lighting for a space, homeowners must consider its appearance and functionality. A fixture in the foyer that instantly impresses visitors likely won’t prove as awe-inspiring if it’s installed in the living room. When choosing lighting for a home, some general rules about what works in each room can help homeowners make the most

informed decision.

Kitchen Kitchens are often the busiest room in a home, so lighting here can be especially important. A kitchen often benefits, both practically and aesthetically, from different types of lighting. For example, pendant lighting above kitchen islands can make meal preparation easier and safer, but such lighting likely won’t work in breakfast nooks and informal dining areas in the kitchen. Recessed lighting works best in such areas. In kitchens with no island, undercabinet lighting can be used to illuminate countertops and simplify meal preparation.

Formal dining room Many people enjoy the look of chandeliers in formal dining rooms, and such fixtures can be installed directly above the dinner table. The interior design experts at Better Homes & Gardens advise hanging chandeliers roughly 33 inches above the table in dining rooms with eight-foot ceilings, adding three inches for each additional foot above eight feet. Darkened dining areas may be ideal in restaurants, but homeowners may want to split the difference at home and choose dimmable chandeliers for their dining rooms. This allows homeowners to dim the lights for romantic dinners but turn them up for family gatherings with lots of people around the table.

Living room Adaptability also is important in the living room, where homeowners may host anything from movie nights to book clubs to parties for the big game. It can be a tall order to accommodate such a wide range of activities, and many homeowners come down to deciding between recessed lighting and track lighting. If the living room currently has neither style, homeowners should recognize that it will cost considerably less to install track lighting than recessed lighting. Better Homes & Gardens notes that flexible track lighting provides ambient, task or accent lighting, and track

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lights can even be moved to change lighting schemes at any time, making them a budgetfriendly option for homeowners whose living rooms are multipurpose spaces. Recessed lighting also works well in living rooms, especially ones with low ceilings. That’s because recessed lighting is installed into the ceiling, meaning it does not take up any visual space in the room. That can help living rooms feel bigger.

Bedroom

The home improvement experts at BobVila.com note that bedroom lighting should provide enough light when getting dressed, but also be able to be toned down as residents prepare for their bedtime routines. Both

portable and installed lighting can be used in bedrooms to serve these various functions. Recessed fixtures that dim can ensure there’s ample light to get dressed in the morning, but they also can be dimmed at night as residents try to get ready to sleep. Portable nightstand lights can make it easier for couples sharing a bedroom, allowing one

person to stay up and read while the other goes to sleep. Homeowners have many options and many needs when choosing lighting for their homes. A professional consultation with a lighting expert or interior decorator can help homeowners find lights that provide both practical and aesthetic appeal. n

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Storage solutions for small spaces No matter how cramped and cluttered your living space may be, you can almost always find a spot or two for extra storage. It’s often just a matter of getting creative and utilizing a few clever solutions.

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Flour and sugar canisters can also be repurposed in the bathroom to keep makeup, toiletries, cleaning supplies and soaps contained. Make sure to buy bins that stack easily.

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Out & About One thing most residents love about living in the Four Corners is the endless array of activities and events to enjoy yearround. While you are out and about this winter, consider sampling the local ski scene, then upgrading your cabin or chateau with high-quality home furnishings. Before you shred slopes at Hesperus Ski Hill, enjoy a delicious entree from Kennebec Cafe and browse a variety of high-quality home goods at Durango Ski & Patio.

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Spruce up your space with a quick stop by Durango Ski & Patio, formerly Ultimate Mountain Living. The store carries stylish game tables, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and other accessories that allow homeowners to create an outdoor oasis, perfect for entertaining guests. In addition to the inventory of game tables, the shop sells pool, foosball, shuffleboard and air hockey tables as well as retro arcades. Not only can residents enjoy browsing the finest selection of high-quality furniture and world-class brands, the unique store also offers gear rentals for skiing and snowboarding.

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Purchase a lift ticket for a day of skiing just over 10 miles west of Durango at Hesperus Ski Hill. The local ski area includes 60 acres of ski terrain with 26 trails, located at 9848 Highway 160. The chair lift takes riders to the summit at around 8,800 feet for beautiful views of the La Plata mountains in the distance. Hesperus Ski Hill is open Thursday, Friday and Monday from 4-9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25-$45, depending on age. Equipment is available for rent on-site. Helmets start at $8, while skis, boots and poles cost about $30 to rent. There are some exclusive perks for first-time skiers at Hesperus Ski Hill. Customers that purchase a full-price ticket receive three private lessons. Each lesson is one hour long and must be completed on different days. Call (970) 385-2199 to book lessons at least 72 hours in advance.


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Transformative Light Exhibit by Julie Anne Ward

Swing by the college to see work by artist Julie Anne Ward at the “Transformative Light” Exhibit before March. The Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The gallery is also open on Saturday, Feb. 26.

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Paws for Celebration Support Parker’s Animal Rescue foster and find permanent homes for abandoned animals in La Plata County and the rural Four Corners. Paws for Celebration is an annual fundraiser for Parker’s Animal Rescue. This year’s auction is hosted online. For more information go to www.parkersanimalrescue.com. feb.

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Wild Simple Syrups Join a plant-based restaurant, Basecamp, for a crash-course in using wild plants and mushrooms to make simple syrups for a natural twist on classic cocktails and mocktails. Participants will learn how to handle roots and mushrooms versus flowers and leaves.

Each person will take home two syrups. Cost for class and materials is $43.45. Register online at www.osadha.com/ wild-simple-syrups-infusinglocal-plants-and-mushroomsfor-out-of-this-world-cocktailsmocktails. feb.

of the snowpack in the San Juans. Hosts will start the two-hour hike at 2 p.m. SJMA staff will be on-site at 1:30 p.m. to provide snowshoes to participants that need a pair. For more information, please visit www.sjma.org/events.

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Cooking Matters presents “The Family Kitchen” Brigid Hunt of nonprofit Cooking Matters and Katie Maloney of San Juan Basin Public Health present ways to get the whole family involved in meal time preparation, even the youngest chefs. Learn how to assign safe, age-appropriate tasks to children to get them engaged in healthy cooking habits. Sign up using the QR code or Zoom link on Cooking Matters Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ CookingMattersSWColorado.

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Intro to Silversmithing and Statement Ring Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club invites novice jewelry artists to learn how to handle different types of tools, the basic principles of soldering as well as how to bezel and set a stone and finish a completed piece of jewelry at this introductory workshop. For more information, visit www. fronterasilver.com/pages/classes. march

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Durango Independent Film Festival

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Apres Ski Science & Social Join San Juan Mountains Association, Mountain Studies Institute, local experts and winter athletes for a day of winter education and recreation. Guests will learn about forest health, watersheds, climate change and the future

The 17th Independent Film Festival features five days of film screenings, panels with professionals and much more. The festival kicks off with a free movie night at The Gaslight and Animas City Theatre. Ska Brewing Company also brews a special beer each year for the Durango Film Festival. You don’t want to miss it. Purchase your film festival tickets online at www.durangofilm.org.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All listed events and activities are subject to change at any time. Contact the host to confirm all event details.

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Happy Scenes II Happy Valley Hermosa Acres Hermosa Vista Hidden Ridge Ranch High Meadows Ranch Hillcrest Holman Heights The Homestead at Bayfield Homestead Ranches Hunna Acres Juniper Heights Kesselhuth/Gale Klondike La Charade Park Lake Durango Estates La Fortune Lake of the Pines Lake Purgatory I Lake Purgatory II Lake View La Paloma Lariat Lightner Creek Locke’s Mountain Loma Vista Homes Longhollow I Longhollow II Longhollow III Los Ranchitos Mama Llama McKee Meadowlark Meadowridge The Meadows Mesa Linda Mesa Meadows Middleton Midway Acres Moreno Mountain Shadows Mountain Vista Ranches Oxford Heights Payne Pine Acres Pine River Ranch Pineview Pinon de la Plata Pinon Mesa Ranch Ponderosa Homes

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River

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Development Parcels in Cortez!

35 Acre Tracts in Mancos!

145 deeded lots available!

National Forest Access! Take your pick in Lost Canyon Ranch. Many lots to choose from! National Forest access just out the North gate. This gated private ranch consists of over 1400 acres of 35 acre tracts in the Pine Forest above Summit Lake. Beautiful Colorado landscapes with dense forest. Seasonal access with no Winter maintenance. No Covenants or HOA. Call Pete Starting at $189,000

Brandon’s Gate development 83 Townhome sites are available in any way you want to slice it. The townhome sites have a paved road and all utilities ready to go. Over 400k invested in infrastructure! You can start building tomorrow. The single family lots are partially developed and will need Road, curb and gutter. Plan ahead and build for the next 10 years! Call Pete 49 Townhome lots $399,900 34 Townhome Lots $299,900 31 Single Family Lots $199,000

Historic In-Town Dolores! This 2bd, 2ba has been remodeled top to bottom. Timber frame accents and great yard. Outbuildings! Call Pete $389,000 MLS#789611

3 Acres just South of McPhee! Nice valley lot with lots of vegetation and a completed driveway. Utilities at the road. Call Pete $49,900 MLS#788017

Cortez Comm Land! Huge Deal here with 3 buildable lots just off Main Street near Walmart. Under 100K!! Call Pete $99,900 MLS#789836

House and extra lot in Dolores! This oversized yard can’t be beat. 1950’s 2bd, 2ba fixer upper. Big detached garage! Call Pete $299,000 MLS#788739

1 lot for Sale! Lebanon Townsite lot with a paved road and all utilities available. Huge Sleeping Ute Mtn views. Call Terry $41,500 MLS#762699

Corner Lot in Brandon’s Gate! Huge lot in Cortez on a paved round about with all utilities. Ready to build Today! Enough room for that extra shop building. Call Pete $48,500 MLS#744912

Walk to the Reservoir! Just a stones throw from McPhee Res. 3 acres in the Wingspread Sub just West of Dolores. All Utilities! Call Pete $49,000 MLS#779382

In-Town Dolores Lot! On Hwy 145 across from the Post Office. Residential or Commercial? All utilities. Near the River! Call Pete $79,000 MLS#768093

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Custom Countryside Home!

3 Acres W/ Irrigation!

Big House and Big Land!

40 Acres w/ 20 Shares

Mesa Sky Estates Beauty! Built in 2007 this custom 1846sf 3bd, 3ba has breath taking views in every direction that can be seen from inside the home. The home has a split floor plan with a Jack and Jill bathroom on one side. Wonderful Master Suite on the other side that includes a corner jacuzzi tub, separate shower and walk in closet. 9’ to 10’ ceilings! Open custom Kitchen overlooking the living room. Views! Views! Views! Call Vernon $649,900 MLS#789980

4300SF on 40ac W/ 20shares MVI! This is an amazing opportunity. The gorgeous property is South of Cortez, less than 5 miles from the center of town. Built in 1998 with very high quality construction including a brick exterior and tile roof. There’s a total of 4bd, 4ba with 2 family living areas. Mixture of tile, laminate and engineered Tiger Wood flooring throughout. Front and rear covered areas and a large detached metal storage building. Come add up the value! Call Vernon $997,000 MLS#789066

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Several Lots Available! 3 to 10 acre tracts with all utilities avail. Just outside Cortez with 360 views. Call Vernon Starting @65k. MLS#789564

Historic Home in Downtown Cortez! Walking distance to everything. Many possibilities with Comm, Res or short-term. Call Vernon $315,000 MLS#789252

8 Acre Tracts w/ Views! 3 options with 3 shares of irrigation each. Just Northwest of Cortez. Good Meadow! Call Vernon $199,500 MLS#789251

Beautiful Home in Cortez! This 1800sf 3bd, 2ba was built in 2016 with low maintenance in mind. Great location just south of Cortez with views of the Mtns. Call Vernon $420,000 MLS#780963

135 Acres in Yellow Jacket! Great price on this large parcel with the MVI Main ditch running through the property. Irr possible! Call Vernon $199,900 MLS #789534

Nice building lot near the Golf Course on Par Drive. City Utilities and easy to build. Views of the mountains and Mesa Verde. Call Vernon $44,000 MLS#789518

Gorgeous Building Lot in the Eagles Nest Subdivision! 3.80 acres with breathtaking views! 360 Views!! Call Vernon $65,000 MLS783599

3 Acres in Cielo Bonito Ranches! All new homes in the subdivision. Unmatched views in every direction. Utilities Available! Call Vernon $65,000 MLS#789564

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Dolores Office 970-882-1211


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80 acres w/ 70 shares MVI and Reservoir Views! 80 acres of irrigated ground with 70 shares of MVIC irrigation water. Stunning views in all directions including views of Narraguinnep Reservoir. Fenced and cross fenced. There are 2 beautiful ponds and a good mix of pasture and production grass hay. This parcel is located in close proximity to recreational opportunities including McPhee Reservoir (5 miles east) and Narraguinnep Reservoir (1 mile south). All utilities are located at the road. Call Scott for information on MLS#788311 $600,000

Multi-Use Building!

$6,800 a month in Income! 9600 SF Multi-Use Building W/ Geothermal! This 6.75 acre tract has Montezuma County approval for 2 additional development phases. The building is built with top of the line materials and nearly maintenance free. The property encompasses a mix of residential, commercial office and commercial garage. There are 7 different leases that provide a monthly income of $6,800. 5 nicely appointed apartments upstairs and shop/office space downstairs. The commercial shop space is 3600sf and the office is 800sf. The building also includes a laundry/utility room. What a great Long-Term Investment Opportunity!!! Call Scott For A Showing Today. $375,000 - MLS#788524

45 MOL acres that can be surveyed and split from the existing 80 acres listed above. The smaller section of irrigated ground will come with 40 shares of MVIC irrigation water. This property has the same outstanding and stunning views in all directions including views of Narraguinnep Reservoir. Fenced and cross fenced. Excellent live stock or Residential property. Utilities in the road. Call Scott $375,000 MLS #788524

Country Home on 3.8 Acres! Completely remodeled 1843sf 3bd, 3ba with beautiful kitchen overlooking the family room entertaining area. Mature trees!! Call Scott $495,000 MLS#788282

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Brand New Subdivision!! Imagine living the country lifestyle and close enough to the amenities of the city just minutes away. This property has the freedom and space with over 3 acres to build your dream home. Play golf? Hop on your golf cart and be on the links in less than a minute. Don’t forget the two shares of MVI irrigation water included in the price to keep your property nice and green. Act Fast because these lots won’t last long! Call Kyle $75,000 to $85,000

Investors Wanted! Here is an income producing gem in the heart of Cortez. This 3 unit complex is just 2 or 3 blocks from the grocery store, school, church and city parks. Well maintained, solid rental history with long term renters. MultiFamily is really hard to find in this market. Call Scott for more information. $245,000

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Montezuma Ranch Properties Montezuma County Properties Turn Key

1270 48 Acres Acreson at Mancos Hill” Boggy Draw!

80 Acres in Laundromat on the Pines! Main St.

Borders Cash Business!

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High Traffic Location across from McDonalds on Main St. in Cortez! This successful laundry and building are ready forDolores! a new owner Amazing 80commercial acres bordering thebusiness Boggy Draw Trail Head above to succeed. Current Retiring!! Stepwith intoover a totally turn-key business National Forest rightOwner out your back door 60 miles of single track to and start making money today start a new business with thisaccess amazing enjoy every day. You can’t findorrecreational properties with like this. location and building. loosefrom with this All equipment This property is locatedYou justcan’t minutes the location. town of Dolores and theand Boat suppliesatincluded. the Come equipment expense from price and Launch McPheeSubtract Reservoir. see one the of the the bestpurchase land offerings in you’ll be paying$399,000 pennies onMLS#751658 the dollar for this Building. Call Pete $695,000 SW Colorado! MLS#781453 ION CT DU E ER RIC EP G HU

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Impossible to findRidge 160 Acres above Dolores! Live like hugeHill Pinewith Discover Alpine Ranch! This 270 ac parcel is aonking top on of this Mancos covered tract just face downviews the street from Boggy Head.isHike, bike or amazing in your of the La the Plata MtnDraw peaks.Trail Property off the grid ride very rightprivate. out yourJeep backroad dooraccess into millions of acres of National Forest site. extending and with beautiful meadow building Borders all theon way to sides! Telluride. Located on aOff Paved road but withclose quicktoaccess Dolores and BLM two No Covenants. the Grid town.to Camp/Hunt/ McPhee can’t parcels likeBLM this!Road. Call Pete $499,500 Be Alone.Reservoir. PermittedYou access viafind unimproved $899,000 MLS#690496 MLS#788900

McPhee McPhee Overlook Ranch! Overlook Ranch!

Iconic Farm 270 Acres House!

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Super 40 acres andPrivate massive barn! W/ Views

Iconic Farm House and Barn in Mancos! Looking for historic character and charm, you won’t believe this 1900’s classic farm house with wrap around front Amazing Off grid parcel! Just minutes to Hwy 160 located at the top of porch. This 2800sf 3bd, 2ba with large office space and enclosed breakfast Mancos Hill. Big views of the La Platas with many building sites and public porch has high ceilings typical of the era home. The property includes 40 acres, lands adjacent. Mix of meadow and pine with old growth Oak patches. massive barn, three sided equipment shed, guest room, orchard, several ponds Excellent Hunt Parcel!! and is fenced and cross fenced. Don’t miss this one! This property hasn’t seen $540,000 MLS#760242 the market in Centuries!!! Call Pete $975,000 MLS#782908

Barndominium on 360 acres adjacent to over 1 mile of National Forest border line just above Dolores. McPhee Reservoir and McPhee Overlook trail are just below the property boundary on the North side of the ranch. Breathtaking views of Barndominium on 360 acres adjacent to over 1 mile of National Forest border McPhee Reservoir looking over top House Creek Penninsula with views all the line just above Dolores. McPhee Reservoir and McPhee Overlook trail are just way along the reservoir to Dry Canyon. The Barndominium is 60X40 insulated below the property boundary. Breathtaking views of McPhee Reservoir looking metal building with an 800SF 1bd, 1ba apt, two large bays and a long carport off over top House Creek Penninsula . The Barndominium is 60X40 insulated the end. Keep it as one huge recreational ranch or split it down into 35 acre tracts. metal building with an 800SF 1bd, 1ba apt. The property has been subdivided The property has been subdivided into 10 individual 35+ acre parcels that are into 10 individual 35+ acre parcels that are surveyed and ready to sell. Call Pete surveyed and ready to sell. Call Pete $1,198,000 MLS#772509 $1,198,000 MLS#772509

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Contact One of Our Experienced Brokers Today! Tim and Pete Singleton....................970-739-6774 Scott and Sharon Wallace................970-749-7992 Terry Woodrow................................970-560-1318 Vernon Hoffman..............................970-749-2151 Kyle Riddell .....................................970-570-9325

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