I'm from the Springs and my husband and I are looking for a basenji as well. We haven't had luck in hearing back from any breeders except for two. I must've emailed at least seven. We were/are looking as far as Washington/Oregon, AZ, and MO.
I've been in contact with SkyHi Basenjis and she's asking $800. We can't afford that much for a dog. We were hoping $300-600. It doesn't have to be a puppy though.
You will not find a puppy from a responsible breeder that health tests before breeding for less then 800.00.
Here on the West Coast average is 950.00 to 1000.00 from responsible breeders.
You might want to consider BRAT or CO rescue.
And another tip, don't rely on just email, give a personal call too.