Kroeger

Local Water Icon Kroeger Passes

A much beloved and well-respected local water icon, Frederick Kroeger, passed away on December 28th at age 97. According to the Durango Herald, the most visible parts of his legacy were Lake Nighthorse, Kroeger Hall and the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, and the business he founded in 1967--Kroegers Ace Hardware. He served on the boards of the Durango Water Commission for more than 60 years; Southwest Water Conservation District for 55 years; First National Bank for 50 years; Colorado Water Conservation Board for 21 years; and La Plata Electric Association for 13 years.


December 29, 2015--Local icon Fred Kroeger dies at 97 (Durango Herald)

Whether you call him the epitome of the Greatest Generation or the man who would not give up, former Durango Mayor Frederick V. Kroeger, who died Saturday at 97, left a legacy for generations of Southwest Coloradans to come. The most visible parts of that legacy?


Kroeger Steps Down from Durango Water Commission

Fred Kroeger, local water icon, stepped down from the Durango Water Commission in February after 64 years advocating for agricultural and Native American water rights. When asked why he decided to step away from public service, Kroeger said, “I'm 92.


February 16, 2010--Kroeger steps down from water panel (Durango Herald)

For the first time in more than six decades, local politics will be without the voice of Fred Kroeger. Kroeger, 92 this month, will step down from the city's Water Commission after 64 years advocating for agricultural and Native American water rights. When asked why he decided to step away from public service, Kroeger was succinct: “I'm 92.

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