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The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) will host a virtual Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Board of Directors Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18.

The HRRMC main entrance display sign advertising open employment positions. Dan Smith photo.

The Zoom forum will feature candidates for the May 3 HRRMC Board of Directors election.  Contesting this year’s election for three-year terms in four open director positions are William Alderton of Salida, Richard Carroll of Salida, Dean Edwards of Poncha Springs, Adam Martinez of Salida, and Lydia Segal of Salida.

This is an important election, as the board will see real turnover. Edwards is seeking reelection after being appointed to fill a vacant seat in 2021.  Susan Dunn of Buena Vista is running unopposed for a one-year term.  Board members Debbie Farrell, Harry Payton, D.O. and Tom Eve will complete their second term in May 2022 and are term-limited.

Voters may watch and listen in real-time via Zoom: .  If voters can’t Zoom in to the actual forum, within a few days time the entire forum will be available to view on the LWVCC website.

Questions for the forum will have been submitted in advance from a variety of interested HRRMC District community sources and will be vetted for redundancy, relevance, and personal attacks.  Voters who would like to submit questions may do so by sending them to by Friday, April 15th.

The election will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 3, 2022.The Board of Directors of the District has designated the following polling places:

  • 1000 Rush Drive, Salida (Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms)
  • 112 Linderman Ave, Buena Vista, (County Annex)