1056 Wet Mountain Tribune - Page 1 - 4/19/2018
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4/19/2018 Voters to face two special district elections in May
Hospital District, Fire District both have director seats up for grabs Eligible Custer County voters will have the opportunity to vote for those candidates running in the two special district elections on Tuesday, May 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Individuals are eligible to vote in the Hospital and Fire District elections if they meet the following criteria: you are eligible to vote in Colorado and you own real or personal property located within the boundaries of the special district, whether one lives in the district or not; a person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the boundaries of the special district, shall be considered an owner. A partnership, corporation, or trust is not considered a “person.” This means that a person who owns a property through this legal entity is not eligible to vote. The Wet Mountain Fire Protection District (WMFPD) will hold its election at the district’s main fire station, located at 215 4th St. in Westcliffe. Those eligible voters who will be out of the county on May 8, may stop by the fire station on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up an application for an absentee ballot. They can be dropped back off, or mailed back to the WMFPD Attn: DEO, Teri Munson P.O. Box 324 Westcliffe, 81252. Those candidates running for the Fire District board are: Jeremiah Coleman, incumbent Jim Lewis, Dave Tonsing, and Scott Virden. There are two open positions. Candidate profiles were featured in the April 5 issue of the Tribune. The West Custer County Hospital District (WCCHD) will hold its election at the Custer County Courthouse, located at 205 S. 6th St. in Westcliffe. Voters will vote on May 8 at the Custer County Courthouse for four of the nine candidates who are running for those four open seats. Those eligible voters that will be out of the county on May 8 and need an absentee ballot, can go by the West Custer County Hospital District to fill out an application and return it to the clinic as soon as possible. Absentee ballots will be mailed to eligible voters soon after receipt of application.Completed ballots can be returned to the West Custer County Clinic Attn: DEO. 704 Edwards, Westcliffe, 81252. These ballots will need to be returned no later than 7 p.m. on May 8. Please contact Ron Terry, DEO at 783-2681 if you have any further questions. The following candidates are running for two year terms: Mike Kienbusch, incumbent Ann Evans, Ann Barthrop, Larry Luikart, and incumbent Bob Weisenbach. Voters will vote for no more than two persons. The following candidates are running for four year terms: incumbent Janet Candelaria, incumbent Bob Tobin, Mike Haga and David Brothers. Voters will vote for no more than two persons from this group. Those candidates calling themselves “Patients First” had their profile in the Tribune on March 22. Those candidates are Kienbusch, Barthrop, Luikart, Haga, and Brothers. Incumbent candidates are Candelaria, Tobin, Evans, and Weisenbach. Those profiles ran in the March 22 issue of the Tribune. – Tracy Ballard