Routt County Spotlight: Christine McKelvie |

Routt County Spotlight: Christine McKelvie

Christine McKelvie

Age: 51

Occupation: Public relations

Place of birth: Appleton, Wis.

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

A. 1973. My red Mustang brought me here. I came because I’d always wanted to live in a ski town in the Rockies.

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

A. Entering a 5K race walk.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Drinking Earl Grey tea and spending time with my husband, daughter, cats and dog.

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

A. Reading and discussing the monthly selections for my WordsWorth book club is inspiring.

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

A. In writing, less is more. In life, look for another option.

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

A. A newspaperman in 1930s Chicago.

Q. What kind of music did you listen to in high school? What kind of music do you listen to now?

A. I still love British and American rock, classical, big band, Berlin ballads and Broadway — only now the rock is called oldies.

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

A. My Grandma Blue, Uncle Bob and high school friends Susan and Steve. I’d serve cheese curds, bratwurst and Huber beer, and we’d discuss life and afterlife.

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

A. Go big-game hunting.


Book: “Pride and Prejudice” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Song: “Blue Skies”

Color: Greens and blues

Food: Raspberries

Sport to watch: University of Wisconsin football

Vacation spot: Italy

Recreational activity: Reading

Movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Magazine: The New Yorker

TV show: Jeopardy

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