Colo. lawmakers remember men killed by falling snow
DENVER- Colorado lawmakers are recognizing the work of two leaders in the water community who died last week.
Members of both the House and Senate paused Monday to remember Ray Wright and Doug Shriver. They died Friday after more than 2 feet of snow slid off a cabin and buried them as they apparently tried to clean off the roof.
Wright and Shriver were both farmers in the fertile San Luis Valley, where residents successfully fought two efforts in the 1990s to export groundwater from one ranch to Denver’s suburbs.
Shriver and his wife, Karla, helped organize opposition to the last effort in 1998. Wright was president of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District at the time and served on the board for nearly 20 years.