Stylist Julie Camp holds her trusted hair dryer at her work station at Wildflowers Salon, 1596 W. Victory Way.

Photo by Andy Bockelman

Stylist Julie Camp holds her trusted hair dryer at her work station at Wildflowers Salon, 1596 W. Victory Way.

Monday morning chat: Julie Camp

Five minutes with Julie Camp, 46, stylist at Wildflowers Salon

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Where is your hometown? “I’m originally from Steamboat Springs.”

What brought you to Craig? “I moved here in 1992 to raise my children in a small town. I just couldn’t afford living in Steamboat.”

Motto or outlook on life? “Be true, be honest, be good to one another.”

What does Northwest Colorado have that you like showing off to a friend or visitor? “I would show them Steamboat or the Browns Park area, which is beautiful. There’s a lot of beautiful places right around here, too, like the golf course. It’s just a beautiful area here.”

Favorite meal from a local restaurant? “I love Italian food, so Gino’s or Carelli’s. Carelli’s chef salad is good and I love the sausage from Gino’s.”

A hypothetical: you’re rich and can go anywhere in the world for an unlimited time. Where you headed? “New York City or San Francisco or anywhere other than here in the winter. I’d like to go to Italy, too. I’m definitely going there, it’s just a matter of time. The people are nice there, they treat each other right, they’re so kind to one another. They live a simple life, they don’t worry, they don’t stress. If they don’t have money to pay their bills, then they don’t pay them. They just have a glass of wine and have fun.”

Name a song, book, movie or TV show that’s had a profound impact on your life? “A book called ‘The Shack’ (by William P. Young). It changes your life because when you read it, it changes how you perceive how things look from the outside.”

Favorite part of Craig? “Just being surrounded by good people. We live in a very nice, small, giving community, especially at a time when the holidays are approaching. It’s nice to know that if you do something for somebody without any intentions, it can come back to you. That’s important for me.”

Least favorite? “The weather in winter. I don’t mind the snow, but I just don’t like the cold here.”

In a fantasy world, what’s your job? “A job is supposed to be something that you enjoy and work hard at. I’ve done this for 18 years now, and I don’t think I’d do anything different at this point. If I wanted to do something completely different, I think I’d be a hit man. (Laughs) Or maybe I’d be a private investigator. Realistically, I think I’d be good at doing something with children. Just being me.”

How do you want your family and friends to remember you? “I think I’d just want them to remember me being who I was. I think they would remember me fine.”

Most embarrassing life moment? “We were at the prom at the high school, and my husband had gotten up to take pictures of my daughter and I didn’t know it. I thought he was still sitting next to me, so I put my hand on this other guy and was rubbing his leg without knowing it was someone else.”

Proudest accomplishment? “Raising three kids in a small community against some hard times.”

— Interview by Andy Bockelman, For the Daily Press

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