Shivley wins Eagle River fire board seat |

Shivley wins Eagle River fire board seat

Kristin Anderson/Vail DailyFirefighter Svein Myran holds a sign supporting Eagle River Fire Protection board of directors candidate Clark Shivley Tuesday near the Eagle-Vail fire station.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Clark Shivley, a former volunteer firefighter, secured a spot on the board of directors of the Eagle River Fire Protection District on Tuesday.

Shivley received 206 votes, beating out Kate Hawthorne, who got 127 votes, in the District 1 race. Most of District 1 is in Eagle-Vail.

“I’m glad that there was support from a lot of different directions,” said Shivley, who works for Eagle County as an operations and maintenance manager. “I feel as though this is a step forward, hopefully, for the fire district that I can help move it in a direction that it needs to go.”

Shivley said he wants to start his term by focusing on the district’s cooperation with the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, especially when it comes to serving the Wolcott area.

“I’m hoping to be able to ease the perceived friction that’s between Greater Eagle and our group, just by being able to communicate,” Shivley said.

Candidates ran uncontested for the two other seats. Ed O’Brien garnered 294 votes, and Jennifer Cartmell-Hays received 272 votes.

The Eagle River Fire Protection District provides fire and emergency service to 240 square miles stretching from Red Cliff to Wolcott. The district also includes Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Cordillera.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or

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