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Learn where candidates stand on water issues

Dear Editor:

Roaring Fork Conservancy would like to thank all of the local candidates who participated in our 2010 Voters’ Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed. All but one candidate responded to our two questions about water issues and solutions in the watershed, and we hope you will find their thoughts insightful and educational. Since water issues quickly become complex in Colorado, knowledgeable legislators are critical to protecting our water resources.

Roaring Fork Conservancy asked candidates in local county commissioner and local House and Senate races for their responses to two questions. Our goal is to present a non-biased forum for candidates to express their qualifications and platforms on water issues affecting the Roaring Fork Watershed and the state of Colorado. Roaring Fork Conservancy does not endorse any of the candidates and is presenting the responses un-edited in its Voters’ Guide. You can pick up a copy of the Voters’ Guide at many coffee shops and public buildings throughout the watershed or read it online at http://www.roaringfork.org/vote.

We encourage you to vote, whether you vote by mail or at a polling place on Nov. 2. Your voice is an important part of helping us bring people together to protect our rivers.

Rick Lofaro

executive director, Roaring Fork Conservancy