march 12, 2020
Cranes, Agriculture, and the Fight for Water in the San Luis Valley
Video produced by Colorado Open Lands – funding provided by Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Open Lands and The Monte Vista Crane Festival.
sept. 17, 2019
Developers seeking water for booming Front Range look to the San Luis Valley, where farmers already face well shut-offs
Ex-Gov. Bill Owens part of firm looking to build pipeline to help bring water to thirsty Denver suburbs
The Denver Post LINK
"About every decade for the last 40 years the San Luis Valley comes together to fend off another water export proposal. I am confident this community still has plenty of fight against yet another proposal. Rural Colorado depends on irrigated agriculture,here, the Arkansas Valley, the Wet Mountain Valley and south central Colorado. The rest of the State should value all the benefits of irrigated ag – cheap, safe, reliable food source, open space, wildlife habitat to name a few. I will work diligently to make sure the economic fortune of the front range is not paid for on the backs of rural Colorado."
"District 35 needs a senator who is grounded and has life experiences in the communities and issues our rural areas face. My own experience is there is more that unites us than divides us. When we come together to find reasonable solutions, we can achieve a great deal."
– Cleave Simpson