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County seeks members for public defender policy board


Two practicing lawyers and a non-attorney are being sought for a new county board to determine if Cheyenne County should create a public defender position.

If that job is created, the board would be the group to review applications and make a hiring recommendation to the board of commissioners.

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub said last week that in the past, commissioners had the authority to appoint a public defender by a resolution. However, a state statue now requires a more formal process.

“There’s only two ways to get it done,” he explained. “One way is to form a policy bo...

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