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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 57

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Grand Junction)

Occupation: Artist and owner of Lunar Designs in Glenwood Springs

Now that election season is finally over, how are you feeling? “Grateful. And just very joyous, because I was very happy with the outcome, obviously.”

Since the media doesn’t have that to cover anymore, what do you think it should focus on now? “Some positive energy would be nice, for a change. I think the country is going through a real down time, even after the election, and I think it would be good to focus on something positive.”

If you could say anything to the newspaper-reading population of Glenwood Springs, what would it be? “I just think it’s time for us to start being positive, and just that everything’s going to be OK. Just trust in the universe. … Just take a deep breath and enjoy life.”

Age: 38

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Arthur, Ill.)

Occupation: “Works on everything” from bikes to skis to snowboards at The Gear Exchange (which he co-owns)

Now that election season is finally over, how are you feeling? “I feel relieved. I feel that there is hope. No more of the usual gray-haired men. I think Henry Rollins said it best the other day. He’s not angry at us. He’s angry at ‘the Man.'”

Since the media doesn’t have that to cover anymore, what do you think it should focus on now? “I don’t know. I think just the real issues. Health care, the working man, the ones who pay taxes. I just wish it were real issues that were discussed, not just what the government thinks it needs to feed us, per se.”

If you could say anything to the newspaper-reading population of Glenwood Springs, what would it be? “Get out and ride your bike.”

Age: 53

Lives in: Carbondale (originally from Buffalo, N.Y.)

Occupation: Teacher at Yampah Mountain High School

Now that election season is finally over, how are you feeling? “Relieved. It’s time to move forward.”

Since the media doesn’t have that to cover anymore, what do you think it should focus on now? “Well, the easy answer would be the economy, but I’d say energy issues. Energy and the environment, especially around here.”

If you could say anything to the newspaper-reading population of Glenwood Springs, what would it be? “Pay attention. Pay attention the next two months (before the presidential inauguration). Things will be changing if we don’t do something. Don’t let up. Don’t let up.”

Age: 37

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Texas)

Occupation: Owner of NiaMonae’s Gift Basket Boutique

Now that election season is finally over, how are you feeling? “I’m glad it’s over, finally.”

Since the media doesn’t have that to cover anymore, what do you think it should focus on now? “I would definitely say the economic crisis. The economy, it’s gotten really bad.”

If you could say anything to the newspaper-reading population of Glenwood Springs, what would it be? “Support your local, downtown businesses. And recycle, for sure.”

compiled by Stina Sieg


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