The @ColoradoPress’ first hall of fame inductee is Bob Rawlings

Bob Rawlings photo credit The High Country News.

From The Pueblo Chieftain:

Robert Hoag Rawlings was named Saturday as the first person to enter the newly established Colorado Press Association Hall of Fame…

His impact on his community was profound, from his role in forming the Pueblo Economic Development Commission, to his support of Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Pueblo Library District, to his relentless battle against cities to the north of Pueblo that have tried to obtain water owned by landowners in the Lower Arkansas Valley.

In describing Rawlings to the conventioneers here Saturday, Chieftain Managing Editor Steve Henson recalled one of many conversations he had with his boss about water.

“He told me one time, ‘Those SOBs just keep growing and growing, but they don’t have the resources to support it. So they want our resources and don’t give a damn about drying up our communities. We will fight them.'”

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