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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Deputy County Attorney Carolyn Dahlgren will soon be Acting County Attorney Carolyn Dahlgren, following action by the Garfield County commissioners on Dec. 20.
Dahlgren will fill the shoes of outgoing County Attorney Don DeFord, who was treated to lengthy accolades at the Board of County Commissioners meeting where Dahlgren’s appointment was announced.
DeFord’s resignation is effective Jan. 2, 2011, and Dahlgren’s ascension to the post is effective one day later, on Jan. 3.
DeFord, in addition to words of praise for his 25 years in the county attorney’s office, was given an inscribed glass plaque to remind him of his years in the office. A catered lunch, with a cake, was brought in for the noon break at the Monday commissioners meeting.
Local government offices will be closed for business at least one weekday this week for the Christmas holiday weekend.
Garfield County offices, including the Courthouse Plaza building and the Courthouse Annex, will be closed on Dec. 23 and 24.
The combined courts, located in the old courthouse building, will be doing business on Dec. 23, however, and then close down for Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.
Glenwood Springs City Hall will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 27.
Carbondale Town Hall will close at noon on Thursday and will remain closed all day Friday. For next week’s New Year holiday, Carbondale government offices will be closed on Friday only.
Tuesday’s article “Man who stole pills from monks get probation” incorrectly identified a man whom Judge Gail Nichols said had substance-abuse problems in the past. Nichols was referring to Daniel Kramer. The Post Independent regrets the error.
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