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Located in Park County, CO and the Mosquito Mountain Range, Montgomery Reservoir is a high elevation (10,873 feet) manmade lake that sits in a beautiful alpine setting between Alma, Colorado (80420) and Hoosier Pass. It’s located only about ten minutes from Alma.

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Como was first a hamlet founded by prospectors seeking gold in the 1859 Colorado gold rush. As ranchers homesteaded South Park, Como grew to include a post office, store, saloons and cemetery. The town’s big break came in 1881 when the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad (South Park Line) chose Como as their division point. They built a round house, maintenance yards, depot, restaurant and hotel. The population exploded to about 500, with twice that many trains crewmen and passengers in town at any given time.

The South Park Line ran trains through Como south to Buena Vista and Gunnison until a 1910 flood washed out the Trout Creek Pass section. The high line over Boreas Pass, through Breckenridge, then over Fremont Pass to Leadville

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Five Reasons to Love Snow:

1. Snow Brings Out the Inner Child

Kids love snow and the older we get the more we realize that being a kid is actually the most magical time of our lives. Playing in, riding on, and throwing snow at each other helps us remember (and rekindle) that magic but with the added appreciation of adulthood.

2. Snow is Soft

Everyone knows making mistakes is a key part of learning anything. On skis or a snowboard this usually means falling on your face and/or butt. Falling is how you get better but snow beats concrete, gravel or dirt every time.

3. Snow Makes Everything Beautiful

Take some dead trees, a bunch of gross mud, even a broken down car and add a few inches of fresh white snow… instant postcard! Add

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COMO RAILROAD ROUNDHOUSE

 

 

Como, Colorado, located north of Fairplay, was an important railroad town for the narrow gauge Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad. The railroad reached Como from Denver in 1879 and built a switch and maintenance site for the Boreas Pass line into Breckenridge, Colorado. What was called the "High Line" left the original route at Como, and proceeded across Boreas Pass to Breckenridge, and then across Fremont Pass to Leadville. This route was known for crossing the Continental Divide twice (from the Atlantic side to the Pacific side at Boreas Pass, and back to the Atlantic side at Fremont Pass), and was very difficult to operate in winter. At its peak, the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad had 335 miles of

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Spaniards called South Park Valle Salado (Salt Valley) for the salt springs used by the Ute and other tribes. The French, who were in the area as early as the 1700s, used the Creole name Bayou Salade (Salt Marshes). American trappers, or mountain men, who began filtering into South Park in the first decade of the nineteenth century, used a mix of the French and Spanish and titled the valley Bayou Salado for the salt springs and the salty, standing water that grew rich, high protein grasses favored by big game. The name South Park was taken from the French parc, meaning game preserve and referring to the area’s vast herds of wildlife. According to historian Virginia McConnell, the name South Park was first used in the 1840s when a chain of mountain

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This holiday season, a Christmas tree from a remote part of western Colorado will glow in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The residents of Jefferson were elated that the tree paid a visit to our town on its way to the Capital.

But first, it’s got to get there.

Resting in a giant cradle with a rubber bladder full of water secured snugly against its trunk, the Capitol Christmas Tree is touring its home state via big rig before heading east. The victory lap for the 55-foot-tall Engelmann spruce started Tuesday in the tiny town of Norwood, not far from Telluride, and will continue through Sunday. 

Denver and Grand Junction are on the itinerary, but most of the stops are scheduled for much smaller communities, including Ouray, Salida

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The South Park pronghorn herd (PH-30) has the distinction as being the highest elevation herd within the state of Colorado. This herd is likely at the extent of the pronghorn's habitat range, occupying a high elevation (9,000-10,000 feet) grassland steppe ecosystem. It is a relatively small herd that has maintained around 1,000 animals in recent years, but has seen numbers as low as 300 in the early 1970s. This herd experiences periodic low recruitment rates and it is not uncommon to see pre-hunt fawn:doe ratios fall below 20: 100. Game damage issues in the past kept harvest high and the overall population well below 1,000 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Extended periods of drought and severe winters appear to be limiting factors for this herd more

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The Como Cemetery was established by the Town of Como in 1887, when a previous burial ground was closed due to its location just above a spring that provided water for some residents, leading to fears it was a possible source of water contamination. The Town Board enacted an ordinance requiring all burials in the old cemetery be removed to the new one. Como Cemetery provided funerary services for residents of Como, surrounding small settlements, and the broader rural ranching and mining area. The first Cemetery was located in the proximity behind the old schoolhouse. Como Cemetery has 461 burial sites, with one-third of these being unknown. The Cemetery is 4.5 acres and is maintained by Park County.

It served as the site for the mass funeral and

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What’s the difference between a good fisherman and a bad one?

 

 

Well, the answer might not be that easy, but there is one thing that tops the list…just like they say in REAL ESTATE, it all starts with location, location, location. Lucky for you, we have done the research, explored and tested the waters, and while we may not be revealing all the secret spots, we’ll show you where to start.

 

Lakes and Reservoirs – There are several lakes and reservoirs in Park County, Colorado that offer fishing year-round. Antero Reservoir, Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir, Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Jefferson Lake, and Lake George all have great fishing.

 

Rivers & Streams – There are some great creeks, rivers and streams that run through Park County

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The Broncos  are standing 0/3 today….ouch!!  But the good thing is their supporters were there in Denver!   South Park seems to stand behind their team! The entire town of “South Park” was in the stands today!  1800 South Park’eans were there, cardboard or not, they were there and had a “great time”! 

 

 

Pictures courtesy of Denver 7 News

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