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Hillman says his goal in Referendum A is saving agriculture water

State Sen. Mark Hillman - Burlington

First, I want to thank you for your willingness to use my commentary pieces when you find them useful and relevant and for your willingness to “agree to disagree” in some cases.

Second, if my commentary on Referendum A ($2 billon water bonding authority, SDN, Sept. 3) didn’t succeed in making the point that my first concern is the ongoing “drying up” of agricultural lands on the Eastern Plains – certainly caused by Front Range growth – then I missed my mark.

While Front Range growth has its costs and benefits, its consumption of agricultural water is definitely a cost and certainly a more serious concern for me than simply storing water for lawns in Highlands Ranch.

In any case, I hope to stop by to say “hello” next time I’m through Summit County, which seems to happen fairly frequently.


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