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The Idea in a Nutshell

The Nutshell exists to inform and entertain residents and would be residents of The North Fork Valley of Colorado. Full disclosure…My name is Jay Canode I am a real estate agent serving Paonia, Hotchkiss, Somerset, Crawford, and Delta County in General. One purpose of this website is to help generate business and help connect with potential clients, but its also a place for community happenings, regional real estate market trends, calls to community action, great music, great art, great pictures, and curious phenomenon just to name a couple topics. Photojournalism is one of my past (and sometimes present) careersĀ  so the Nutshell is a logical and fun mass communication outlet for me (and whomever else I entice get to contribute!).

I chose to move to this valley and start a family 10 years ago after an extensive search of the American Southwest. we were living at 9300 ft in Silverton, CO and were done with the 8 month long winters. We desired a small, friendly, progressive, and artistic community. We wanted to be near mountains, big ones, and wanted to be able to see them whenever we looked up! We wanted to be near the desert. (In order to appreciate the mountains one must pay homage to the desert from time to time.) And lastly and most importantly we needed plentiful clean water and air in order to grow clean and plentiful food! (As its turned out we do grow food but we mostly buy food from our talented and hard working local farmer friends!)

We have found so much more than we were expecting here in the North Fork Valley. Since I have become a real estate agent in the North Fork Valley I have realized (thankfully!) that most folks that are moving to Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford and all points in between are desiring the very same things my family enjoys! I firmly believe that it takes a village to get through the trials and tribulations of life. Its my goal with the North Fork Nutshell to bring together like minded people to help form a strong, happy, healthy community in the North Fork Valley. If you are curious about our little Shangrila please give me a call, I’d love to give you the skinny and possibly help you find your next home.

Thanks!~ Jay Canode


Jay Canode
Broker Associate
RE/MAX Mountain West
Paonia, Colorado