Isgar

Jim Isgar

While most in Southwest Colorado and the state are aware, many newsletter subscribers from outside the area may not have heard that former State Senator Jim Isgar passed away on March 6th, he was 64. Jim served in the Senate from 2001 to 2009, where he was chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. In addition, he was the primary sponsor of the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act (HB 1177), which created and funded the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) and the Basin Roundtable Process.


March 7, 2016--Former Colorado state Sen. Jim Isgar dies at 64 (Durango Herald)

Standing on his deep roots in La Plata County, former state Sen. Jim Isgar may have made his largest mark on the state’s agricultural community. Two months shy of his 65th birthday, he died in Denver on Friday after a 4½-year battle against a rare form of leukemia. Isgar had a background in water before he was appointed to the Senate in 2001 to finish the term of former Sen.


Isgar Receives CFWE President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Water Education by Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs

On May 3rd, Jim Isgar received the Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s (CFWE) President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Water Education at a ceremony at the new Colorado History Museum in Denver.

Jim Isgar

For those who haven’t heard, Jim Isgar, Colorado State Director for the USDA Rural Development, has been having a rough go of it since la


Art Isgar, Passes at 94

Art Isgar, the father of former two-term state senator Jim Isgar, passed away March 23rd. He was 94. Isgar, with little money or formal education, was on his own by age 13. Eventually, however, he was able to buy 80 acres near Breen, about 16 miles west of Durango. At one point, Art said he was lucky to be alive. As a child, he suffered a ruptured appendix.


March 22, 2010--La Plata County rancher overcame hardships, bridged rural-urban gap (Denver Post)

Art Isgar, who owned one of the biggest ranches in La Plata County, died Wednesday at a Durango care center. He was 94. Isgar, with little money or formal education, was on his own by age 13 but eventually was able to buy 80 acres near Breen, about 16 miles west of Durango.


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