Troy West, the son of recreation center employee Gary West, is featured in a book titled "The Road to Success," Vol. 2. The legendary Jack Canfield, author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and "The Secret," also contributed to the book published by Celebrity Press.
In the book, leading entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world "reveal their step-by-step systems to help you achieve the health, wealth and lifestyle you deserve."
West's contribution debunks "The Retirement Myth." He exposes "retirement" as a concept branded by the government, large corporations and financial institutions to maximize profit off everyday people."
West shares the alternative method that has allowed him to travel the world and allowed him to do more, have more, and be more called "The Lifestyle Secret."
West was a prominent athlete and straight A student at Montrose High School when he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 15. He experienced lapses of consciousness throughout the day. Due to his health and "outgrowing opportunities" in Montrose, he moved to Broomfield High School to live with his grandmother.
His parents, Gary and Tammy, owned the Montrose Athletic Club. His grandparents, Willy and Jeanne Northrup, were successful business owners.
Troy overcame his health challenges and graduated college in three years. He is now a "lifestyle entrepreneur" and financial advisor in Montrose.
West is in negotiation for a full book that will be distributed nationwide.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.