Senator Gary Hart

Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart has come out with a new book entitled Durango. The novel is the story of the Animas-La Plata Project written from the perspective of an elected proponent with firsthand knowledge of the story. The novel features a handful of characters who are clearly inspired by Durango community members, including Fort Lewis College History Professor Duane Smith, Durango Herald publisher Morley Ballantine, and attorney Sam Maynes, who played a key role in the ALP Project. Mr. Hart was in Durango on September 10th for a water talk and book signing as part of area Water 2012 series of events--sponsored by the Durango Art’s Center and the Water Information Program (WIP). The WIP has two copies of the book available in their lending library.