Pueblo’s Newspaperman And Water Guardian: Remembering Robert Hoag Rawlings

Bob Rawlings in The Pueblo Chieftain pressroom in 2009.

Courtesy: John Jaques/Pueblo Chieftain

Robert “Bob” Rawlings worked as a newspaperman for 70 years. More than half that time was at the helm of The Pueblo Chieftain, Colorado’s oldest operating daily newspaper. He also fought to protect southeastern Colorado’s water supply and was a force behind many community projects. Rawlings died in March this year at age 92.

“It was difficult to work for him and also rewarding,” said The Chieftain’s managing editor Steve Henson, who worked with Rawlings for nearly four decades.

Listen to Henson remember his former boss on Colorado Matters.

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One Response to Pueblo’s Newspaperman And Water Guardian: Remembering Robert Hoag Rawlings

  1. Bob Thomason says:

    Thanks for sending this story to me. I met Bob Rawlings a couple times through Jim Little. It’s interesting to hear in your interview with someone that knew Rawlings well. I can believe he was a complicated person and certainly a powerful force in Pueblo.

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