Steamboat fire chief in contract negotiations |

Steamboat fire chief in contract negotiations

Ron Lindroth

— Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Chief Ron Lindroth said Thursday morning that his contract still is being negotiated to become the new fire chief for the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, Mont.

He has not formally accepted the position, Lindroth said.

"I told them that I was very interested in the job, and we entered into negotiations to make that a reality," he said.

Lindroth said he is waiting to hear back from the fire district.

Lindroth and three others were finalists for the position. The fire district board chose Lindroth on Tuesday night, and the board began negotiating a contract.

Lindroth became Steamboat's fire chief in November 2009. Previously, he was an officer with the Poudre Fire Authority in Fort Collins. He was hired after a nationwide search that included 55 candidates.

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