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County commissioners discuss pros, cons of two county health officer applicants


Despite having three candidates, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) appears to be in a holding pattern in regards to the county health officer following their July 6 meeting. 

For nearly two years, Dr. Wayne Couch has served as the Carbon County Health Officer. In August 2019, Couch was appointed by the BOCCC and was, according to Nurse Manager Amanda Brown, was the only applicant interested in the position. When the contract came up for renewal in June 2020—just two months into the coronavirus pandemic—Brown informed the commissioners, again, Couch was the only one inter...

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