Where Water Flows Colorado Grows ft Darius Allen

Jul 13, 2021

Darius Allen was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Arizona after high school. He met his wife, Judy, and they moved to Ridgeway, Colorado. Judy was a school teacher and Allen worked on a ranch. In 1977, they settled in Alamosa. After shoeing horses for some time, Allen went into the insurance business. For twenty years, he worked in the industry, building a clientele with farmers and ranchers in the valley.

A local Republican, Paul Weaver, encouraged Darius to run for county commissioner. He was later elected, and was re-elected five more times. During his time as county commissioner, he saw through many successful projects and expansion in Alamosa, catching the eye of other commissioners with the county’s success. 

Since being retired from office, Darius spends his time back in farming. Allen and his wife Judy have three children – son, Blue, and daughters, Angie and Lora Jean, and their families, including his four grandchildren.

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