Filing opens Wednesday for school board, special district seats

Interested in serving on the school board, hospital board or any other special district board of directors? Filing for school and special district boards begins next Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continues through Monday, Aug. 27.

There are three seats coming open on the North Big Horn Hospital Board, at-large seats currently held by Chad Lindsay and Don Minchow and a designated Lovell seat held by Ruthann Holzer.

Three seats are up for election on the School District No. 1 Board of Trustees, an at-large seat held by Brett Crosby, a designated Deaver-Frannie seat held by Joan Zier and a designated Byron seat held by Ed Riding.

There are four seats coming open on the Lovell School Board held by Dan Anderson, Matt Bassett, Tracy Beal and Rebecca Moncur.

Also up for election are seats the North Big Horn Senior Citizen Service District Board of Trustees held by Ron McClure, Loretta Tippetts, Deuane Calvin, Barbara Walker, and Verna Hawkins, as well as various cemetery, fire district and conservation district boards.

School Board candidates file with the Big Horn County Clerk’s Office in Basin, and candidates for other district seats file with their district secretary or the clerk’s office.

All of the special district and school board seats will be elected at the General Election on November 6.

School District No. 1 Secretary Genevieve Mann said the current board members up for re-election were given election forms to fill out at the July school board meeting, and Crosby filled his out. Zier is also seeking re-election to the board, Mann said.

Byron trustee Riding, who has served for eight years, does not plan to run for re-election, his wife Julie said Wednesday morning.

District Two Supt. Dan Coe said the four Lovell trustees up for re-election have told him they are considering whether to seek re-election but have not said whether they will or not.

By David Peck