Routt County Spotlight: Tom Palmer |

Routt County Spotlight: Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

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

A. I was born right here in Steamboat Springs at Routt Memorial Hospital.

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

A. Working with Brian Harvey.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Get up around 4:30 to get ready for work that starts at 6 a.m. Between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., I broadcast for KBCR.

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

A. Yes. The Bible. It made me look at the world in a different and better light.

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

A. If you watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves.

Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?

A. What I do for a living. Being a Steamboat native. My son.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A school teacher

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

A. Jesus, Job, Moses, Rachael Ray. Jesus, Job and Moses to talk about strength, conviction and the love of the Father. Rachael to help me keep dinner under $40.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Yes. Sports memorabilia

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

A. Touch a snake.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Dishwasher at the Waffle Shack Cafe when I was 12.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. Superman because he fought for truth, justice and the American way, plus he could fly!

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

A. Late 1800’s

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

A. Camping and fishing


Book: The Bible

Song: “Angels Among Us” by Alabama

Color: Blue

Food: Any Mexican food like burritos

Sport to watch: Football

Vacation spot: Kauai, Hawaii

Recreational activity: Fishing

Movie: “The Hunt for Red October”

Magazine: People

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