Southwestern Water Conservation District: Fred Kroeger retiring after 55 years on board

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From the Durango Herald (Garrett Andrews): “Kroeger, a third-generation Durangoan, is preparing to step down from the board of the Southwestern Water Conservation District after 55 years, 33 of which he served as board president. Friends and colleagues described a man driven to protect agricultural interests in the area and oblivious to party identifications…

“As an attorney in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General in the 1970s, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs remembers Kroeger regularly traveling to Denver for short meetings. Later, as counsel for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Hobbs said he was inspired by the efforts of his southern Colorado counterparts. ‘What more can I say; he’s one of the great figures in Colorado water history,’ said Hobbs.”

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