Routt County Spotlight


Colby Townsend

Age: 35

Occupation: Feed peddler

Place of birth: Odessa, Texas

Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?

A. I came in 1989 to wrangle at The Home Ranch but moved here in 1993.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Get up and play with my kids, have breakfast and go to work

Q. Have you ever had a book change your life? What was it and why?

A. "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. It got me interested in school and education.

Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A. Surround yourself with positive people.

Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A cowboy. That's easy.

Q. If you could invite any four people over for dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. Jesus, George W. Bush, Michael Moore, John Kerry. I would sit back while the first two straightened out the second two.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Baseball cards, tools, animals

Q. What was your first job?

A. Washing cars for people in my neighborhood

Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?

A. 1940. They've been described as the greatest generation, and I admire what the country did during that period.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?

A. Fish and horseback ride


Book: "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Song: "Cross My Heart" by George Strait

Color: Green

Food: Mexican

Sport to watch: Football

Vacation spot: Maui

Recreational activity: riding

Movie: "Lonesome Dove"

Magazine: Entrepreneur

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