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It is critical to understand how to properly maintain your Mountain Cabin. The UV rays, wind and extreme conditions in the higher elevations of South Park can turn your dream cabin into an unsightly “shabin” within just a few years. Here are a few tips on how to keep you cabin looking new and maintain the value of your home.  

 

Inspect the exterior twice a year (Spring and Fall are the best times)

  •        Windows: Open the windows and walk around your cabin. Look for peeling paint/stain around the framing and sills. If you discover soft wood, this is a sign that it is time to repair or replace the damaged wood.  
  •        Log Cabins: Look for cracks in the wood. Cracks that face “upward” will collect and hold in rainwater, which can cause
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If you love to drive your vehicle off-road, and you are new to Park County, there are some great

trails to run! The first trail to run up here if you are new to wheeling would be Beaver Creek
Road, it is an easy trail with amazing views. It is just under 9 miles long, and takes you up to
10,600 feet in altitude.

The next trail to run up here would be Beaver Ridge, it is a little more difficult than Beaver
Creek, and it is longer. The trail is 15.6 miles and takes you to 12,050 in altitude! The trail runs
next to an active mine, so the road conditions can change. You will have amazing scenery
everywhere you look.

The next trail going up in difficulty would be Breakneck Pass. It is 13.2 miles long and takes you
up to 11,430 feet. There are a few

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On a listing appointment the other day I was able to visit CORA (Campground of the Rockies).  I had only heard about it but never had the opportunity to visit.  What a little gem this place turned out to be.  This is what so many people looking to buy in Park County are actually looking for… a camping spot that they can leave their camper on year round. 

With the many lots they have out there, I can only imagine the fun they must have there.  The campground is a membership park for the private use of members and their guest.  It is located in the heart of beautiful South Park Valley.  Only 100 miles to Denver and 80 miles to Colorado Springs.  Recreational facilities on common areas for the use of all lot owners include a lodge with a huge

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Deepan Dutta - ddutta@summitdaily.com

All fairy tales deserve a happy ending. In the case of Isak Heartstone, the Breckenridge trail troll, it’s a happy rebirth.

After being dismantled last year amid safety and traffic concerns at its original location near the Wellington neighborhood, the beloved and popular 15-foot-tall wooden troll has been rebuilt and restored to its former glory at a new, serene location behind Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Boreas Pass Road at the south end of town.

On Friday morning, troll creator and Danish artist Thomas Dambo was on hand to restore Isak’s namesake heartstone to his restored wooden body, which was constructed from recycled wood pallets gathered by volunteers from around town.

The perfectly

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Well here we go. Getting green and creeks are wet. Calves everywhere and birds singing. Time to get up here. You must get up here. You must ride to the fence where the west commences. You must listen to the breeze in the cottonwood trees. You must gaze into the stars until you lose your senses. Then you must come see us to buy a real live piece of this reality. We are here to find you that piece of heaven on earth. We love to get involved in your dream and fulfilling it. We also like to make some Laddybucktovos.

               We are full time, seven days a week kind of place with lots of years in this business. Lots or cabins, big or small. We have them all. We know the area and the rules. We can tell you a good deal or tell you to take a

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2019 Town of Fairplay Events

Board of Trustees meetings – 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6pm except legal holidays.

March 2nd Fairplay's Mountain Mardi Gras Celebration, join us on "Bourbon Street" in Fairplay at the American Legion, 601 Clark Street. Authentic Cajun Cuisine, Cash Bar with Hurricanes, Costume Contest, Crowning of the Mardi Gras King & Queen, New Orleans style music provided by DJ, Sound Junction, Dancing, Beads, Tarot Card Readings, Face Painting and more. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Adults only. This event benefits the Fairplay American Legion Post #172. Stop by Town Hall at 901 Main Street or call 719-836-2622 for tickets. (poster) (menu)
April 6th Casino Night, presented by the South
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So, you are going outside to grab some firewood and you see a dog on your property.  Oh, no!  What do you do?  Well, the first thing you shouldn’t do is shoot them.  Simply take a quick second to observe the situation.  If the animal is aggressive, DO NOT turn around and run… it will definitely chase you, as that is their instinct.  Simply stay facing the dog, and walk backwards back to your cabin.  If the dog is following you, but is not being aggressive watch it’s ears and tail.  If the ears are up and facing you, and the tail is wagging, chances are, they are a friendly dog, and you have no worries.  Simply clap your hands and yell, tell them to go away.  If they refuse, and they still appear to be friendly squat down to your knees.  They will most

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TURNING YOUR SECOND HOME INTO A VACATION RENTAL

 

Turning you home into a vacation rental can be a great way to bring in extra income and help you pay off your second mortgage. Before you decide if you want to turn your home into a VRBO (vacation rental by owner) as yourself the following questions:

 

IS IT LEGAL IN MY AREA?

It is a good idea to check with your HOA turning you home into a VRBO. Even if the County allows a VRBO, the HOA may not. Currently, Park County only has one subdivision that will not allow vacation rentals.

 

CHECK OUT VACATION RENTALS IN YOUR AREA

Look at VRBO.com and similar websites to see how much other rentals are charging in your area. How does your home compare to the homes in the area? Home

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In 1852, Writer, trapper, trader, and adventurer Rufus B. Sage traveled in South Park, recording his experiences. Identified as one of the first adventure travelers in Colorado, Sage described the rolling prairies and lofty mountains of South Park as well as the abundant game animals noting, "The valley is densely thronged with buffalo, while vast quantities of deer, elk, and antelope unite to increase the number of variety of its game.

Today if you take a visit to Hartsel, Colorado, the chances are high that you'll see buffalo and currently, you could catch a glimpse of a white buffalo! 

Sacred buffalo.

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Hey are you tired of the CITY? Do you need a place to ride your Atv? How about shoot your guns? Some place away from your socialist neighbors. This is the place. 16,000 full time residents in the entire county. 30,000 miles of dirt road. National Forest two tracks for riding on. We still have gas stations to fill up your rigs. Hunting and fishing. We are close to skiing also.

Get your spot before they are gone. Lots are selling quickly to folks getting ready for the spring. Park County Has unbelievably great camping also. If it really gets unbearable in the oligopolies of the front range, you can come up to your place and fort up. A nice cabin with lot of MRE’s in it. A generator for your well pump. A hide out in the trees with views. WE WANT YOU.

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