Abels' contract renewed
Will serve as Carbon County Health Officer for second year following unanimous vote
June 16, 2022
Dr. Duane Abels will continue to serve as the Carbon County Health Officer following a unanimous vote from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on June 7.
The renewal of Abels’ contract with Carbon County comes just one year after he was selected to replace Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as county health officer for two years. The reappointment of Abels came with no discussion from any of the five commissioners nor with any of the polarizing politics which seemed to center around Couch at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020.
Prior to the pandemic, the role of...