2020 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE
There is another problem with town business owners here on the western slope, labor.
Many food service business owners are closing two days a week because nobody is coming by asking for work. Workers can't afford $1500 (or more) monthly rent to live close to work causing a shortage of staff. In the R.V. park just south of Ridgway they get $1650 for a tiny house (200 sq. ft.) with no water, the renter walks to the public shower for water.
Due to low staff counts these places are running limited schedules, so every customer on days open is more important this year than in years past.
Real estate prices are going nuts around here too, in Ouray a vacant lot on the main drag, 20' by 100' with no water tap just sold for $270,000 and to bore under the highway to the water main is another $30,000.
This place is going crazy with people wanting vacation property, and the service(s) to go with it, out bidding each other, so those providing service can't live here to work....Oh Well
You absolutely hit it on the head!! We'll eventually see a ton of sxs's for sale at a discount, as there'll be nowhere to ride them!Closing down routes and trails is only going to get worse. I see many of these UTV entitled jack-offs that think and act like they are in a biker gang in the 60's or are Madmax in a video games ripping the fock out of town roads, farm land, private property and trails. They have the mentality that their posse comitatus "God'" gave them the right to fock over anyone and everyone.