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County chooses new attorney

The Grand County Board of Commissioners announced that Alan Hassler has been selected to take the position of county attorney.

The board announced the decision at its Tuesday, June 23 board meeting.

"I believe, and I think these guys would concur that this guy has a tremendous amount of experience," said Commissioner Merrit Linke.

A hiring panel interviewed finalists for the position last Thursday, June 18.

Linke declined to release the names of the other finalists.

Hassler, who will begin the first week of July, was previously a resident of Grand County, Linke said.

As of press time, Hassler had not returned a request for comment.

County Attorney Anthony "Jack" DiCola announced his resignation in February. His last day will be July 1.

During the June 23 meeting, commissioners discussed paying DiCola a retainer of $3,000 for 12 hours each month following his departure from the county.

The county would be billed whether the hours are used or not. The county would be billed $250 for each additional hour.

For a complete story, check the Friday, June 26 edition of the Sky-Hi News.