Article by John LaConte of the Vail Daily;
Longtime council member Earle Bidez was appointed Mayor of Minturn Thursday after serving for years as mayor pro tem. Former Mayor John Widerman, who recently moved to Edwards, was forced to vacate his seat; Widerman’s last meeting was Sept. 15.
Bidez has served on the Minturn Town Council on and off since 1994 and was mayor from 2002 to 2004. He served as mayor pro tem under Widerman, leading the meetings when the mayor was unable to attend. Terry Armistead was named the new mayor pro tem on Wednesday.
The council also appointed Lynn Feiger to fill Bidez’s seat. Feiger is a longtime Minturn resident and attorney who has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and received the 2012 Mary Lathrop Award from the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.
Bidez’s term will last until the April 5 election, at which time he can seek election as mayor or council member. Feiger will also serve until the April election, at which time she can seek election as mayor or council member as well.