Feeling the pinch

Editor’s note: The following is a response to last week’s article on staffing shortages asking people who have moved to reach out and tell us where they landed.

I’m one of the former Durango blue collar folks who has moved on. After more than 40 years of contributions to the culture and economy of Durango, I’m out. How many talented and engaged community members have been squeezed out by deep-pocketed newcomers? It sucks.

Market realities determine who can and who can’t live in Durango. I can’t, even though I may have been a familiar face around Durango for years. Affordable housing advocates have been spewing empty words in the local media for decades now without resolution. I have arrived at my answer: Reluctantly… leave, and start over in Aztec.

– Bob Gregorio, Aztec