January 10, 2012
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Ron Lindroth, the department's chief since 2009, will become the new chief of a fire district in Belgrade, Mont. Police Chief Joel Rae will become director of public safety.
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.
The potential departure of the fire chief comes amid renewed efforts to consolidate the rural Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District with services offered by the city of Steamboat Springs.