The Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue board of directors decided at its June meeting to put the fire department's 25-year-old Montezuma Fire Station on the market, and both the department and the town of Montezuma are hoping for a residential buyer.
"The town is concerned, and we are concerned too, that it not turn into a commercial or industrial area," Lake Dillon board of directors president Tom Hill said.
Montezuma is Summit County's smallest town, with a year-round population of fewer than 50 people. The former silver mining camp sits in the Upper Snake River Basin above Keystone. The town's unpaved main street is lined with aging houses, while the firehouse is situated at the corner of 4th Street and Main.
The former Snake River Fire Department board of directors had been discussing the selling the fire station for about two years. The Montezuma department was recently folded into the Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue.