|In Tuesday’s election, firefighter candidates blazed through the poles as voters overwhelming selected current volunteers to serve on the Wet Mountain Fire Protection District board of directors for the next four years. The election took place at the Custer County Courthouse, and county clerk Kelley Camper said 440 cast votes in the election. That’s about 15 percent of the approximately 2,960 voters who were eligible to vote.
Incumbents Roger Camper and Jeffery Thomas secured their seat on the five member board while long-time volunteer firefighter Gerald “Jerry” Livengood displaced fellow firefighter John Decker as the third victor. These three board members will join the other two board members, Jimmy Lewis and John Tillotson.
The fire board consists of five members with terms that last four years with elections every two years. The biannual election process will have two seats come up for election in 2018. Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month and the public is always welcome to attend. For more information on the fire district please contact the fire station at 783-9245
- Jordan Hedberg