Former Lingle mayor named new county commissioner

Russell 'Pinky' Walter has been selected to join the Goshen County Board of Commissioners as of Aug. 20.

Former Lingle mayor and town judge Russell ‘Pinky’ Walter was been appointed to the Goshen County Board of Commissioners as of Aug. 20 to fill the seat vacated by Wally Wolski when Wolski accepted a presidential appointment to become the USDA Director of Rural Development for Wyoming.

Walter beat out candidates Cecil Sauer and Doug Mercer for the position.

During his interview, he told GCC Chairman John Ellis and Vice Chairman Cody Cox that his priorities will be improving the Goshen County Road and Bridge Department and keeping an eye on the county’s budget.

“A person needs to be aware of budget issues,” Walter said. “There’s a lot of things a person needs to look at, being prepared to cut and slash things if its needed, and to increase things if that’s needed.”

For the full story, see Friday’s edition of the Torrington Telegram.

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