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U.S. County Running Off-Gridders Out Of Town

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U.S. County Running Off-Gridders Out Of Town

Modern day homesteaders seeking an off-the-grid lifestyle in one of Colorado’s most rural areas have triggered what they moved there to avoid: a battle with the county government over land-use regulations.

Some off-grid residents accuse county officials of harassment and trying to run them out.  

The battle turned a routine county commissioners’ meeting in San Louis, Colorado, into an ugly shouting match between sheriff deputies and off-grid homesteaders, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) reported. A YouTube video supplied to CPR shows deputies arresting off-grid demonstrators for chanting about the Constitution.

Located on the New Mexico border in the south-central part of the state, Costilla County is considered the oldest and ninth-least populated county in Colorado. In recent years it has seen an influx of mostly young and lower-income families seeking an off-the-grid lifestyle.

http://www.offthegridnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/costilla-county-400x300.jpg

 

It's going to get to the point here in America where there will be no place for the sane .

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On 9/25/2015, 2:38:22, CSB said:

U.S. County Running Off-Gridders Out Of Town

Modern day homesteaders seeking an off-the-grid lifestyle in one of Colorado’s most rural areas have triggered what they moved there to avoid: a battle with the county government over land-use regulations.

Some off-grid residents accuse county officials of harassment and trying to run them out.  

The battle turned a routine county commissioners’ meeting in San Louis, Colorado, into an ugly shouting match between sheriff deputies and off-grid homesteaders, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) reported. A YouTube video supplied to CPR shows deputies arresting off-grid demonstrators for chanting about the Constitution.

Located on the New Mexico border in the south-central part of the state, Costilla County is considered the oldest and ninth-least populated county in Colorado. In recent years it has seen an influx of mostly young and lower-income families seeking an off-the-grid lifestyle.

http://www.offthegridnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/costilla-county-400x300.jpg

 

It's going to get to the point here in America where there will be no place for the sane .

Sounds like the main cause of all of this is not really about the off grid living,
but the young low income families instead, and mainly the low income part.

It's the old "keeping out the undesirables" bullshit line again! 

 

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Off-grid means not controlled enough. Can't have the peasants being independent.

Nip-it in the bud before it really gains momentum, hey?

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Nip-it in the bud before it really gains momentum, hey?

Or, let people go off-grid just long enough to identify the non-conformists. Easier to rat out that way.

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The land is cheap and people are moving there to grow pot.

It is unclear how many people have moved into the sparsely populated expanse of high desert near the New Mexico border since recreational marijuana became legal in the state last year.

But Costilla County issued 209 building permits in 2014, 20 percent higher than the average number issued in previous years.

"A lot who come in tell us, 'We love the mountains and the views, but we also want to grow marijuana,' " Valdez said.

Many of the new arrivals are unprepared for life in a harsh landscape where temperatures can tumble to well below zero in the winter, and power, sewer and other infrastructure is nonexistent.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28267705/newcomers-costilla-county-lured-by-legal-marijuana-cheap

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