From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
Hamel plans to announce his retirement as executive director today, and will step down from the job at the end of August…
“I turn 70 in March,” Hamel said Wednesday. “It will be a good time for me to step down and allow (wife) Mary Kay and I to spend more time together.”
Hamel, who was recognized by the Colorado Water Congress with its top award in 2010, will continue as a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, as an advisory member with the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, as a director of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and as state appointee to the Arkansas Basin Roundtable.