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Spring elections coming up in upvalley municipalities

Christine Ina Casillas/Daily Staff Writer

Red Cliff, Minturn and Eagle-Vail could see new council members and metro district directors come this spring’s local elections.

More than half of Red Cliff’s six Town Council seats will be contested. Three council seats along with Mayor Betty Sandoval’s post are up for grabs, said Guy Patterson, Red Cliff town manager. Sandoval and the other incumbents have not yet announced whether they’re running for re-election.

“It’s not unusual to see this in a small town,” Patterson said. “Nobody has pulled petitions yet.”



Three town council seats and Mayor Earle Bidez’s seat are in contention in Minturn. The mayor’s seat is a two-year term and the council seats are four-year terms.

Elections in the two towns and Eagle-Vail take place April 6. Candidate packets and nominating petitions are available now and are due by 5 p.m., March 5.



In Red Cliff, nominating petitions can be picked up at the administrative office at 400 Pine St.. In Minturn, packets can be picked up at 302 Pine Street at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Two seats on the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District will be contested. Board member Bonnie Wood is term-limited while incumbent Andrew Cuomo can run for another term, said Kim Ahmad, spokeswoman for the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District.

The metro district owns the Eagle-Vail golf course and manages other recreational facilities in the unincorporated neighborhood between Vail and Avon.



Nominating petition for the metro district can be picked up on the bottom floor of the Eagle-Vail Pavilion or by calling 949-5400. Nominations for the Eagle-Vail election are due by Feb. 27. Write-in candidate nominations are due by March 1.

Nomination petitions require the signatures of 10 registered voters. Residents can register to vote by 4:30 p.m., March 8.

Christine Ina Casillas can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 607, or at ccasillas@vaildaily.com.


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