County facing change in legal services

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners is contemplating moving forward with a contract for legal services following the resignation of County Attorney Todd Starr Monday.

Starr tendered his resignation Monday to the BoCC, and the resignation and moving forward was further discussed during an executive session as part of Tuesday morning’s special meeting held by the board.

“It’s a hard decision to leave the county because I love the county,” Starr told SUN staff in a Tuesday afternoon interview.

Starr’s resignation came in the form of a hand-delivered letter addressed to BoCC Chair Michael Whiting.

That letter states, “As soon as we are able to schedule my departure in a manner that is fair to Archuleta County I intend to join the Dallas Texas law firm of Rose, Walker, LLP which will begin doing business in Colorado as Rose, Walker & Starr, LLP out of an office in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.”

In the later interview, Starr said his final day with the county will be Oct. 21, with his first day at the law firm the following day.

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