Lucy Meirose fills Hot Sulphur Springs trustee vacancy |

Lucy Meirose fills Hot Sulphur Springs trustee vacancy

Grand County, Colorado

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, resident Lucy Meirose was sworn in to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees last Thursday.

She and Vaiva Whitacre both came for follow-up interviews. Several candidates applied for the position.

Whitacre said she doesn’t want to have to boil water again.

“A lot needs to be done,” she said during the interview, regarding water projects. “I think it’s time to talk the talk and walk the walk. We live here, we have to live with the consequences of our actions … And we need to do something now.”

Meirose also favored improving the water situation.

“All the volunteering that I do and the various things that I do, is great, but the community needs people to be involved,” Meirose said. “We’re all in this together, and I’ve got the time … I know there’s a lot of upset people in town, but all the more reason that we need to just take this on.”

Trustees Chris Welch and Robert Shirley said either candidate would have been a good addition to the board.

“They’re both qualified to be on the board,” Welch said.

“It’s kind of a coin toss when it comes down to it,” added Shirley. “In year’s past we used to get no volunteers.”

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or

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