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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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Eleven Mile State Park is a Colorado state park located in Park County, 11 miles south of Lake George, CO.  Established in 1970, the 7,662-acre park surrounds 3,405-acre, 5.5 miles long Eleven Mile Reservoir. Facilities include a marina, a visitor’s center and over 300 campsites. Ideal wind conditions make Eleven Mile a popular but not overly crowed destination for sailing, windsurfing and winter ice boating on this wide-open reservoir.  Motor boaters and Kayakers also find plenty of room to play during the summer months. 

There are 5 miles of trails available for hikers and bicyclists. Fish species include cutthroat, rainbow, brown trout and northern pike. Eleven Mile Reservoir is famous for the thriving Kokanee salmon population found in the

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WINTER SURVIAL KITS 

 

The time of year has approached when we are faced with inclement weather and occasional road conditions that are less than desirable.  The notorious South Park Winds can occasionally lead us to road closures that can leave us stranded on the side of the road for hours. 

What should you do if you are faced with being stranded in a road closure? What items should you carry with you for protection and survival? The importance of packing and preparing for Winter cannot be overstated.  It is always best to be totally prepared should the inevitable or the unexpected occurs. The cold and wet introduces a whole new dangerous andpotentially fatal consequence and your “survival kit” should be tailored to the environment you find

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The Ice Castles Are Open In Dillon, Colorado

 

The Ice Castles are officially open in Dillon, Colorado. For only the fourth time in Colorado, artist Brent Christensen's castles made entirely of frozen walkways, tunnels, slides, towers, archways, fountains and thrones that are made with 25 million pounds of ice will be open for the public to climb through and take pictures in, It's the Instagram shot you don't want to miss.

The Ice Castles are a must-see spectacle that will be located in Dillon Town Park and will cover nearly three-quarters of an acre. Standing at 15-40 feet tall, the Ice Castles will be open both day and night, so that visitors can witness the blue ice formations in natural light and later light up with white and colored

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The Real estate business is totally changed in recent years. It went from walk-ins at the office and hard copy contracts to Faster than light deals. If you find yourself amazed don’t feel alone. We wanted easier ways to do things . We wanted to reach more buyers and sellers. Now we can but some effects are great and some not so great. Everyone has the information now at their fingertips. They are delivered listings the minute they hit the market. There is no longer any grace period. You have to move fast or miss out now. Not a lot of time to ruminate and cogitate on the property. Get in the car and move fast. Not so good. You have Realtors telling you to be ready with you prequal letter and your lender in full tilt boogie mode. Not so good but not so

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Every January, artists come to Breckenridge with cheese graters and wooden spoons in hand. This group of dedicated snow-lovers are some of the best professional sculptors and snow artists in the world. Hand-picked to spend 96 hours in a heated race, the 16 teams will work day and night to chip, carve and carefully sculpt the 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow into an enormous, intricate masterpiece. Don't miss the International Snow Sculpture Championships January 21-30. http://bit.ly/2TOk7lP

 

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Housing prices in the Metro Area are quite elevated, so most residents who would like to stop renting and purchase a house cannot afford to do so.  We were renting in the Metro Area for years, and my wife and I wanted to finally buy a house and start paying our own mortgage rather than someone else’s mortgage.

 After purchasing our house, our mortgage was almost half of what our rent was!  Now we not only have our own property, but we also can’t hear our neighbors sneeze in their own house from our house!  We have amazing views, a few acres, and almost NO NOISE!

 It was a two and a half hour commute one way to get to work.  But when you get to the top of Kenosha Pass coming home, and see all of South Park, it is almost instantly relieving of any

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