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Crow Canyon Welcomes Back Karl Kumli to Board of Trustees

Karl Kumli

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is proud to welcome back a familiar face, as Denver-area attorney Karl Kumli has rejoined the center's Board of Trustees.

Karl, who previously served on the Crow Canyon Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2010, was named as a trustee at the board's January meeting in Albuquerque.

A 1978 graduate of Stanford University and a graduate of the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, Karl has been practicing law in Colorado since 1981, focusing on public utility law, water law, cultural resource law, and other related areas including renewable energy and utility planning. He is currently the vice president of the Energy and Water Law Practice Group with the Denver-based law firm Dietze and Davis, P.C., where he is also one of the senior shareholders.

Karl says that his interest in history, archaeology, and American Indian culture has helped propel his career in law, and since 2015 he has served as special counsel for the Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico for certain energy-related matters.

In addition to his previous stint on the Crow Canyon Board of Trustees, Karl is a current or past member of many Colorado-based nonprofit boards including History Colorado; Colorado Preservation, Inc.; and Hilos Culturales, an Indo-Hispanic Cultural Preservation nonprofit. He is currently chair of the Colorado State Historic Fund Advisory Council (SHFAC) and is a member of the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Council (AHPC) of History Colorado, both of which review grant applications for the Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF). He has also served as the president of the Boulder County Bar Association, and was the creator and program host for the legal affairs television program Law & Justice, which airs on public access Channel 8 in Boulder.

Along with his busy legal career and board memberships, Karl has served as host of a weekly Celtic music program, Seolta Gael, on Boulder radio station KGNU-FM for 35 years.

Welcome back home to Crow Canyon, Karl!

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