Meet a Westsider:
Bob Neilson

Profession/Occupation... Retired in 1995 as physical education teacher and coach in the Fountain-Fort Carson School District (32 years.)

What I like most about the Westside is... the small-town atmosphere and the pride people take in keeping up their houses and yards in Pleasant Valley.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... reduce traffic and speed on 30th and 31st streets.

A good movie Iíve seen recently is... ďNo Country for Old MenĒ Ė interesting story about what west Texas was like.

The worst advice Iíve ever gotten was... havenít had bad or good advice. I like to look into situations before making a decision.

If I could meet someone famous, Iíd like to meet... Clive Cussler. Iíve read all his books and recently went to his wonderful car museum in Arvada. Some of the cars he has are featured in his books.

The next time I travel, Iím going to... Scotland. Thatís where all my ancestors came from.

My favorite childhood memory is... spending summers on an island off the coast of Maine.

My favorite summer pastime is... I have many Ė playing electric bass in the George Fieldler Trio and OLPH Church in Manitou, hiking on the many different trails available on the Westside and enjoying the grandkids.

Something good Iíve read is.. anything by Cussler or William Tapply.

My pet peeve is... people dumping trash in Camp Creek, and people being late.

If I won the lottery, Iíd... I guess Iíll have to buy a ticket first, but then travel over to Scotland.

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