Still leaning towards buying a town home / condo in either Westcliffe or Silver Cliff. It's not the ideal town (compared to Buena Vista), but homes are cheap and you do have mountain views and access.
I intend to keep my job in Greeley, and will likely commute on Sunday night to my job, work 3 12-hour shifts, and then head back on Wednesday morning. (I'll need to find a place to crash for two days in Greeley during those shifts.) That's the plan, at least.