There will be an important election in May for the board of directors of the Animas Fire Protection District that could influence the shape of fire and rescue operations in much of La Plata County. Because of this impact, the League of Women Voters of La Plata County will hold a Candidate Forum for the nine candidates vying for the three positions on the board. The forum will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Extension Building of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., in Durango. We invite all the residents of the district and other interested residents to come, meet the candidates and listen to them discussing the issues involved in this election.
This election will be by mail ballot only, with the ballots mailed between April 16 and April 20 to active registered electors in the Animas Fire Protection District. You may confirm whether you are in the district by going to the Colorado Secretary of States website at www.govotecolorado.com and checking your registration status. If you are a registered voter in the district but do not receive a ballot in the mail, call the Designated Election Official, Sandy Goodell, at 375-3273 to request an application for a ballot. Ballots may be returned by mail, or delivered to the election drop-off box at 700 Main Ave., Suite C, in Durango, anytime from Apr. 16 through May 7 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or May 8, Election Day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more information about the election and the candidates posted on the La Plata League of Women Voters website, www.lwvlaplata.org.
We invite you to come to the LWV Candidate Forum Wednesday to learn more about the election for the Board of Directors of the Animas Fire Protection District and to hear the candidates.
Suzanne Becker, membership chair, League of Women Voters of La Plata County