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One thing is for certain. Moose aren't the most eloquent creatures, but they sure are cool. Standing over six feet tall and weighing between 600 and 1,600 pounds, moose are a common sight within Rocky Mountain National Park and a visitor favorite.

But until the late 1970s it was rare to catch a glimpse of moose in Colorado, even though there are records of moose sightings as far back as the 1850s, according to an Aspen Daily News article. In 1978, Colorado Parks and Wildlife first introduced 12 moose from Utah to the area west of the Never Summer Mountains near the town of Walden. In 1979, another 12 from Wyoming were released in the same region in the Illinois River drainage. This early population thrived and some moved into the Laramie River

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What do you get when you combine the waters of a famous Colorado fishing river with a tailwater and 3.8 miles of water above another reservoir? You get a great place for fish to live and breed. This river also turns out to be a Gold Medal water with the nickname of the "Dream Stream". Where are we describing? It's the section of the South Platte River between Spinney and Elevenmile Reservoirs in South Park, also known as Spinney Mountain State Wildlife Area. In 2010, the State Wildlife Area (SWA) was renamed Charlie Meyers SWA, in honor of the well-known deceased Denver Post Outdoor writer.

This portion of the South Platte starts below Spinney Reservoir and meanders through grasslands for about 3.8 miles before entering Elevenmile Reservoir. The

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As Fall draws near, we have the opportunity to witness the spectacular event of Full Rut. If you are love watching Elk and capturing amazing photos and videos of these majestic creatures, now is the time.  Please respect the wildlife and do not feed them or approach them.

 

The meadows in Michigan Hill and Jefferson Heights are filled with large herds right now. Take a drive through these neighborhoods around dusk and bring your camera. If you do not see the Elk, just turn off your car and listen. Their Bugling will lead you straight to the herd.

 

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What did you think of the big September 2020 “Blizzard? I didn’t hear about too many car accidents on Hwy 285. I hear some places got up to 18 inches! Some of the good stuff happened up North of Fort Collins. That should have helped the fire situation!

The real story here is the reminders to local folks-

*Time for new snow tires. The ones you’ve been riding all summer probably won’t be able to handle the snow that’s soon to start piling up.

*Time to get your driveway plower contract updated. You don’t want to get stuck and have to walk!

*Get your firewood in order now so the can get within 100ft of where you actually want it. Otherwise you may end up hauling it up the hill yourself!

*CHECK YOUR FURNACE!! Make sure it works now

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The Cost of Renting vs Buying

Some Highlights

  • The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise.
  • This is making buying a home an increasingly attractive option for many people, especially with low mortgage rates driving purchasing power.
  • If you’d like expert guidance on exploring your home buying options while affordability is high, reach out to a local real estate professional.

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Long-term vs. Short-term Vacation Rentals

Short Term Vacation Rental

 Vacation rentals have gained a lot of popularity in the past decade, thanks mostly to online services and the ability to market your home or a secondary property as a rental, without going through the official real estate mumbo jumbo. Vacation properties are a decent alternative to a hotel, and it has a personal (sometimes rustic) touch that many travelers and people on vacation prefer over the professionalism of hotels. Plus, they can be a cost-friendly option.

Vacation homes have been a thing before the advent of the internet, especially in places where it’s not feasible to build and profit from a hotel. There is a choice for investors and homeowners, who want to rent out part of their own residence

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The first signs of fall are showing signs here in Park County! Who else can't can't wait for golden trails, dark beers and a pull over?

Great opportunity to get away into the hills and enjoy everything Fall has to offer in the Rocky Mountains. 

 

 

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Experience the Breck Film Fest like never before — from your car, your couch or anywhere in the world. While this year’s festival feels far from the usual four-day event in town, the show must go on and go on it will! This year the film fest has three world premiers and a great line up of Q&A’s – one featuring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.

This year’s festival will consist of two formats:

The Drive-In:  September 17-20 featuring:

  • “Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President”- This film may have you trying to re-elect Jimmy!
  • “Breathtaking K2” & “Huck Yeah” – The annual Adventure Reel is back and ready to stir the stoke on ski season 2020-2021
  • “The Cuban” – A film with diverse story lines featuring a Breck Film Fest Fan himself -Lou
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