Southwestern Water Conservation District

July 26, 2007--If talks fail, rec water trial looms (Durango Herald)

If a dispute over how much water the city of Durango wants for a kayak park on the Animas River isn't settled at mediation next month, opponents will prepare for a January trial, the attorney for the Southwestern Water Conservation District said Wednesday.

July 12, 2007--Critic assails water district's meeting format (Durango Herald)

A group formed to act as a watchdog over the Southwestern Water Conservation District claims a new policy limiting the public's ability to participate in teleconference meetings violates Colorado's open-meetings law.  As one of three water districts formed in 1941 by the state Legislature, the water district's meetings must be publicly noticed within a week of the meeting and include the date

July 11, 2007--Striving for a healthier Animas River (Farmington Daily Times)

The newly-appointed coordinator of the Animas Watershed Partnership says she represents no one side but wants to bring together everyone with a stake in the Animas River, from city and county administrators to the energy development industry to the residents who play along its banks.

May 5, 2007--Grand scheme or doable project (Cortez Journal)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District's annual water seminar always produces some interesting presenters with challenging ideas.

April 7, 2007--Water project raises qualms (Durango Herald)

A proposal to transport water from the Green River basin of Utah and Wyoming for urban and rural users on the Front Range, including Colorado Springs and Pueblo, drew some skepticism at the Southwestern Water Conservation District's 25th annual water seminar...Million, one of seven speakers at the seminar, conceded there are skeptics and naysayers.

March 6, 2007--Longtime water district president Kroeger passes on gavel (Durango Herald)

...Fred Kroeger has served on the Southwestern Water Conservation District board 53 years and his 33 years as president equals the tenure of the three presidents who had preceded him since Southwestern was created in 1941.

February 17, 2007--Water system receives boost (Duragno Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has given financial support to a plan to build a $102 million drinking water system in southwestern La Plata County. Board members authorized spending $20,000 to advance a preliminary engineering study for La Plata West Water Co.

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