Meet a Westsider:
Lisa Licano Thayne

Profession/Occupation... housekeeper and hairdresser.

What I like most about the Westside is... my neighbors and living in a Victorian house. I love the history of Old Colorado City.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... nothing. I have lived in many different parts of Colorado Springs since moving here in 1986. The Westside is the Best side.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... “October Sky,” about a kid named Homer who is inspired by seeing the Soviet Satellite Sputnik. He and his friends build their own home made rockets. The setting is a coal mining town in West Virginia and the time is 1957. The music is great and the story is inspriring. I borrowed the movie from my mother. She is better than Blockbuster (no late charges).

I'd like to discover... a cure for AIDS. I feel that prejudice has hampered curing this disease.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Barack Obama and his family. The first black president is an inspiration to me.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... Garden City, Kansas, to see my 90-year-old grandmother and grandfather.

My favorite childhood memory is... my 10th birthday. My grandmother Hebilee took me to see a mother burrow owl, and a few seconds later, three babies flew up to join her on the fence. It was unforgettable!

My favorite fall pastime is... I love to hike Bear Creek and Red Rock Canyon with my son Dominick.

Something good I’ve read is... “Left Behind,” by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. It’s a novel written by a former pastor and educator. He tells us what he envisions is going to happen when the world ends.

My pet peeve is... liars. Telling the truth hurts less than a lie.

If I didn’t have to work for a year, I’d... go to Mexico and learn to scuba dive.

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