Routt County Spotlight: Pat Anthony
Occupation: Volunteer coordinator and assistant to the executive director at Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center
Place of birth: San Diego, Calif.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. From 1977 to 2003, I was a part-time-resident-to-be with my future husband. I moved to Steamboat in 2003 to live here full time when I retired from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Chairing the Strings in the Mountains 2006 High Country Garden Tour.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Coffee, shower, doggie kisses, husband kisses, off to Humble Ranch with a smile on my face thinking how lucky I am to live here.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “The Power of One.” It taught me that you learn something from everyone you meet.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way because you never know where it will lead you.
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. I work at Humble Ranch and love it, I am an avid gardener, and I love to play golf.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Brenda Starr, newspaper reporter from the comic strips.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. It is very hard for me to just have four people for dinner. The more the merrier, but if I had to, here are four who for sure would be on the guest list – Tiger Woods, John Kennedy Jr., Katie Couric and J.K. Rowling. We would talk about golf, writing, people, places, politics and history.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Chickens and roosters, and especially antiques.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Bungee jump.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Fabric Department of J.J. Newberry’s.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Anyone that has or is fighting cancer.
Book: “Ahab’s Wife”
Song: Anything by Journey
Food: My mother’s marinara sauce with spaghetti and meatballs
Sport to watch: Golf
Vacation spot: Mexico in the spring
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Though the city of Steamboat Springs saw a slight decline in 2020 sales tax revenue as COVID-19 hit Routt County, the city is expected to catch up to its 2019 revenues.