Routt County Spotlight: Rachael Rangel |

Routt County Spotlight: Rachael Rangel

— Age: 24

Occupation: Director of aquatics at Old Town Hot Springs

Place of birth: Grand Junction

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

A. My father’s job moved our family to Routt County in 1987, I was raised here and chose to return to the area after college.

Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?

Recommended Stories For You

A. I cut my own bangs, and they are fabulous.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Shower, brush teeth, dress and make coffee usually crammed into as little time as possible. No reading, no TV, no breakfast:I am not a morning person.

Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?

A. I was really turned off by reading after college (I majored in English) and I picked up “Kite Runner” and loved it. It made me want to keep reading for pleasure.

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

A. My godmother always says “It’s all just practice” in reference to dating. You never want to take yourself or others too seriously.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. 1. I’m perpetually late to everything

2. I love, love, love children

3. I am Mexican, not Asian, or Hawaiian, or American Indian

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

A. I’d invite acquaintances that I wanted to get to know better. The topic of conversation isn’t as important as what is on the menu. I’d sear a salmon on the grill, baked finger potatoes, with grilled zucchini and squash, and a berry cobbler for dessert.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?

A. Staple a piece of bologna to my face.

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

A. I love the 1940s – the marcel wave, swing music, and red nail polish.

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

A. Being outside in the summertime, especially around 7 p.m. The light is beautiful then and the whole town smells delicious.


Book: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

Song: “Clocks” by Coldplay

Color: Red

Food: Watermelon

Sport to watch: yuck

Vacation spot: Galway, Ireland

Recreational activity: Scrabble

Movie: “Amelie”

Magazine: Atlantic Monthly