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Saturday Spotlight

Timekeeper: Gabrielle Devenish

Age: 48Place of birth: Moscow, IdahoOccupation: Registrar and archivist for the Frontier Historical Society, financial aid advisor for Colorado Mountain CollegeWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? I moved in November 1981; it was connected with the oil shale boom going on. I lived in Rifle first, then moved to Glenwood. I moved down to be with a guy, an engineer, who was down here.What’s the most interesting historical tidbit about Glenwood Springs? There are so many of them. One of the most interesting things is that Glenwood has attracted so many famous and infamous people. The draw of the (hot springs) pool has just brought so many to the area.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? An unlisted telephone number, a financial planner and a house in Glenwood Springs. What do you do in your spare time? Garden, go to concerts and have a good laugh with my friends.Greatest accomplishment: A few years ago, I helped get several properties on the national register of historical places. Just being part of preserving history – these places will be here long after I’m gone.Ever had a book, movie or news event change your life? “The Angle of Repose,” by Wallace Stegner. It’s about a guy who goes back in his family history. It led me to believe that other people’s past actions can formulate family dynamics. It taught me that good self-examination and examination of your family can be a good thing. It can bring you above situations and help you cope with situations in your family.Best piece of advice you’ve received, or cliché to live by: Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian, until I found out you had to do surgery. Also a journalist and a geologist.If you had only three TV channels, what would you watch? CNBC, CNN and PBS.Any tattoos? No need.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? James Landis, Isaac Cooper and Walter Devereux – these guys played a part in local history. We’d have a varied menu, something simple but elegant, with a little bit of champagne and a good liqueur. We would have a serious discussion about how to lay this town out better to accommodate the automobile, and how to make this a viable town for the 21st century.Greatest invention of all time: Eyeglasses.FavoritesMovie: “Out of Africa”Breakfast cereal: Oatmeal with fresh blueberries and walnuts.Singer: George StraitAthlete: Babe Zaharias (an athlete in the 1930s and ’40s) – she could do anything.Food: Grilled salmonWeb site: Hotmail.com, because it keeps me connected to all my friends.Place in Garfield County: Grizzly CreekSport to watch: Football


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