|Dr. Kevin Lindell
Class of 1972
Family Practice Physician
Class of 1988
Morgan County REA
Class of 1993
Wells Fargo Financial
Dr. Kevin Lindell
Fort Morgan Class of 1972
Family Practice Physician in Fort Morgan
As I grew up in Fort Morgan, and then went away to experience life in the larger cities of Boulder, Denver and Pueblo, I grew to appreciate even more the experience I had through school here of knowing my classmates, and the friendly atmosphere of a small town. Since I was also about to start raising a family, I felt the relative safety of Fort Morgan also to be a factor. I wanted my children to have the opportunity to grow up in a town where someone didn't have to know you to say hi or offer assistance. I knew that I would only be about an hour away from Denver to have access to the amenities the big city has to offer, including shows, additional restaurants, pro sports, Elitches and more.
In summary, I guess I just felt a small town was a good place to grow up, and I knew Fort Morgan offered what I wanted. The fact that family was here for my children, wife Kathy and myself to enjoy family more frequently was another factor in my decision. And to date, I haven't been disappointed in my decision, as all the above have held true to my expectations.
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Weldon Valley Class of 1988
Accountant at Morgan County REA
Morgan County has offered me three very specific things so far in my life. The first that comes to mind is the excellent education I received at Weldon Valley School. The classroom sizes were small, and I really benefited from having direct contact with my teachers. The second thing that Morgan County has given me is a job opportunity that I could not find in other places I have lived. I work in an environment unlike the hustle and bustle of the large city scenarios where you have a number but no name. The last thing, and most important to me, is the fact that by living in Morgan County I have a healthy, clean and safe environment in which to raise my family. The smaller community gives me a feeling of safe neighborhoods and a true sense that all the people who live here are concerned about our community and will work with each other to make Morgan County a good place to live. All in all, choosing to live and stay in Morgan County is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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Brush Class of 1993
Loan Officer at Wells Fargo Financial
Why did I come back to Morgan County and pursue a career here? First of all, agriculture is the primary industry and that is where my heart is. We are fortunate here to have a diverse crop and livestock base and close proximity to most markets. The towns in Morgan County are also clean and relatively small. I would prefer the small, clean towns in Morgan County over a large metropolitan city any day. We are far enough away from the front range that we don't have the traffic, smog, population, and extremely rapid growth they are experiencing. However, we are still close enough to catch a Broncos game and maintain a healthy growth rate. Northeast Colorado has a good industrial and agricultural base that offers a wide array of occupations. My final reason for coming back is the simple fact that this has been home to me my whole life, and the people here are great!
Morgan Economic Development Corporation
—driven to bring people home.
"Strong Rural Economy, Strong Growth" Electric Coop Today, ECT.coop, February 8, 2013
"Wiggins Elementary designated Title 1 distinguished school,"Fort Morgan Times, November 13, 2012
"Our county needs all kinds of economic growth," Fort Morgan Times, March 3, 2011