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Tom Sharp bows his head and laughs while recounting his years working with John Fetcher on Northwest Colorado water issues. Sharp was one of seven speakers who shared stories and thoughts about Fetcher's life at a memorial service on Sunday.

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John Fetcher memorialized

Family, friends tell about the hardworking, persistent, formidable rancher

John Fetcher walked with a valley on his shoulders. His family, friends and admirers tugged thread after thread Sunday, unraveling the 97 years of life lived by the legendary man whose perseverance and work helped build Routt County.


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