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Classic Western Slope Farms and Ranches Are on His Radar

Who would you talk to about buying the ranch? It would have to be someone with succinct knowledge on the area, complete understanding of the local market, custom-made banking skills and long roots in these valleys. I guess the listings say it all, and at Shaffer Real Estate in downtown Austin, Colorado, farms, ranches and recreational properties are anything from run of the mill. …

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A Touch of Provence in Hotchkiss

We arrived at Leroux Creek Vineyards on a sunny mid-morning and were greeted by Bon Bon and Piaf, two interested Corgis. The vineyards ramble to the Southwest. An early 70s vintage MG sits in the driveway. “I guess I’m a bit of an Anglophile,” says wine maker Yvon Gros, who with his wife Joanna of Leroux Creek Vineyards on Rogers …

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Big Doins in Delta

The Fort, the River, Preservation of Resources (Delta) Chris Miller has got it going on in her capacity as Executive Director of the Interpretive Association of Western Colorado. From her office at Fort Uncompahgre she maintains historic conservation projects, operates an authentic frontier trading post and launches strategies for the development of the rivers that meet on this spot. “We …