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  • Writer's pictureJulie Saddler

Why Colby?

Not only is Colby my home, but it is also my job. I am very blessed that I have a job I love and live in a community full of wonderful people. I was born and raised in Omaha, knowing all the time I did not belong in a city. I came to college here in the ’70s, fell in love with Colby, and I have been here since. Northwest Kansas is such a great place to be.


Colby is a progressive, agricultural town located on I-70, with all the amenities. We are a safe community filled with kind and loving people. The kind of people who take care of their neighbors, volunteer when needed, and help make Colby all that it is.


We have a great big barn (the largest in Kansas), a very large event center, a fun-filled aquatic park, and a real sod house. Those are just a few of the things Colby has to offer.

I belong to several different affiliate tourism groups. One promotes northwest Kansas, one is for Interstate 70, and others promote meetings, events, and Kansas tourism as a whole. I have learned a lot about Kansas, its towns, its treasures, and its people. It boggles my mind that people still think Kansas is a fly-over state. There is so much to see and do. There are so many warm, friendly, and welcoming people. I will never understand why some would rather visit cities.


Safe travels,

Julie

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