Jean Selan thankful to live in Moffat County |

Jean Selan thankful to live in Moffat County

Collin Smith

— At 60 years old, Jean Selan has fears and doubts.

“It just seems like we have some troubled times,” she said. “All over. It just seems like there is more trouble coming. Every time we turn around, there’s just something else, either here or somewhere else.”

Selan’s idea for what America needs to do amidst such turmoil was simple.

“Live in peace,” she said, with a shrug.

She added she is thankful to live in Moffat County. It is a place that seems distant from many of the world’s troubles, not only because of its physical remoteness, but also its community.

Selan moved here 35 years ago, she said, when her husband took a contracting job in Steamboat Springs. She is thankful Moffat County hasn’t changed, whether during times of struggles in the 1980s or even more recent times of plenty.

She knows that change will have to come eventually, however.

“It will change in some way. It has to,” Selan said. “It won’t be so bad. I think they do need some growth to keep going, but I don’t want it to change too much.”

However, she surmised, not all change would be bad, even if it changed the Moffat County she plans to live in for the rest of her life.

“It’d be nice to have some more clothing stores,” she said. “And a shoe store. Other than that, I don’t think we need much else.

“Other than that, I think we’re good.”


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