UPDATE: March 8, 2013 3:30 p.m.
In the wake of Friday afternoon's resignation of the three commissioners of the Star Fire Joint Protection District and their announcement that they were abandoning an operating agreement with the Eagle Fire Protection District, the Eagle Fire Chief quickly put out a statement saying Eagle remained "committed to open communication and cooperation with whomever is chosen to replace them."
Eagle Fire Chief Mike Winkle insisted that the operating agreement between Eagle and Star remained in effect.
"I will not allow the ongoing political discussions and decisions to affect that," wrote Winkle. "I am proud of the professionalism and dedication shown by firefighters in Eagle and Star each day and am confident that will continue."
ORIGINAL POST: March 8, 2012 2 p.m.
Saying that their fire district suffered from overspending and a lack of oversight, three commissioners of the Star Fire Joint Protection District resigned from office Friday.
"The Star Fire District suffers from budgeting errors, overspending, a lack of oversight, revenue shortfalls, and failure to comply with adopted policy," wrote Commissioners Gunnar Howarth, John Miller and Jeff Sedivec.
The commissioners said the Star district had been under an operating agreement with the Eagle Fire Protection District but the agreement was being abandoned "due to the complexity of Star Fire District's issues."
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is expected to appoint a new commission for the Star Fire District. Otter lives in that district.
You can read the full resignation letter here. Star_Fire_District_Resignation_Statement_FINAL.pdf