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Meet Your Neighbors

Compiled by Stina Sieg
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 25

Lives in: Rifle (originally from Santa Ana, Calif.)

Occupation: Accounting at Theresa’s Market in Carbondale (her family’s business)

What’s the last song you had stuck in your head? “Tortura,” by Shakira

What’s the best part about living here? “The mountains and the weather. I don’t know ” it’s just so calm compared to California.”

What would you like to see change? “I just wish the community could unite as a community and forget the racial stuff. I would like to see people come together.

“We do have this market, and it’s not just for Hispanics. It’s for everybody.”

Any plans for the long weekend? “Not really, just hang out at home.”

Age: 73

Lives in: Silt (originally from Dallas)

Occupation: Retired

What’s the last song you had stuck in your head? “I don’t have any song stuck in my head. I like all kinds of music.”

What’s the best part about living here? “The mountains and the rivers, the wildflowers. I just love nature.”

What would you like to see change? “The oil industry. I mean, they’ve kind of taken over the roads.”

Any plans for the long weekend? “No. I had a long weekend last weekend. My son took me to Montrose and Ouray and Telluride.

“It was wonderful, beautiful.”

Age: 62

Lives in: Carbondale (originally from Lakehead, Calif.)

Occupation: Head of maintenance at the Carbondale Recreation Department

What’s the best part about living here? “Just the diversity of the scenery and the seasonal changes.”

What would you like to see change? “I’m pretty much satisfied with the way this town is.

“The one thing we really do need here is affordable housing.”

Any plans for the long weekend? “Oh, just cruise. I’ve got a BMW Z3 Roadster. I’ll put the top down and just go cruising.”

Age: 36

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Chicago)

Occupation: Manager and cook at Peppino’s Pizza in Carbondale

What’s the last song you had stuck in your head? “Earth Shine,” by Rush

What’s the best part about living here? “The people and the seasons.”

What would you like to see change? “More affordable housing for the working class.”

Any plans for the long weekend? “Weddings and concerts.”


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