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Meet Your Neighbors

Compiled by Stina Sieg
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 40

Lives in: Carbondale (originally from Jamaica)

Occupation: Works at McDonald’s in Aspen



How are you feeling about this year’s snow situation? “Well, this is my second experience (in a Colorado winter), and it’s a bit cold for me, because where I’m from it’s warm.”

Do you have any exciting plans for once the winter gets rolling? “Probably working. I don’t know how to ski, so I’ll probably be working.”



What brought you out to the area? “Work. I was happy coming here. I wanted to experience the American way of life.”

What’s your favorite part about living here? “It’s very peaceful. People are friendly. Easy to get around using the public transportation without a vehicle.”

Age: 21

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (born in Grand Junction)

Occupation: Service technician at Servicemaster Clean

How are you feeling about this year’s snow situation? “I don’t like it. I like snow. Snow is good.”

Do you have any exciting plans for once the winter gets rolling? “Not really. Snowboarding, I guess.”

What’s kept you around the area? “I like it here. It’s a cool place to grow up. It’s a cool place to live, a lot of stuff to do.”

What’s your favorite part about living here? “The snow ” for snowboarding and skiing and outdoorsy stuff.”

Age: 48

Lives in: New Castle (grew up in Pittsburgh)

Occupation: Yoga teacher and part-time employee at Edward Jones. As her husband just became the pastor at the Congregational Church of the Valley in Silt, she feels like one of her jobs is as a pastor’s wife, as well.

How are you feeling about this year’s snow situation? “I guess I’m just hoping that it will happen before Christmas. We’ll go to Sunlight with our relatives who are coming in for Christmas, so Sunlight better get some snow. There are Midwesterners that want the Colorado experience.”

What brought you out to the area? “It will be 10 years ago this spring. We had vacationed out here and enjoyed the mountains.”

What’s your favorite part about living here? “Just the beauty of the area.”

Age: 20

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (born and raised)

Occupation: Service technician at Servicemaster Clean

How are you feeling about this year’s snow situation? “To a certain extent, I like it. To a certain extent, I don’t. I’m not quite ready for winter to kick in. I’m still enjoying the somewhat warm weather we’re having.”

What’s kept you around the area? “Mostly me, just the fact ” I don’t know how to explain it ” I don’t really want to move that far from my parents right now.”

What’s your favorite part about living here? “If I had to chose something, it would probably be snowboarding.”


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