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County considers changing office closure rules


January 17, 2019

Jeff Moberg

County officials raised concerns regarding the current policy governing response to weather threats.

The snowstorm that blew through Crook County on New Year's Eve has prompted department heads and the commissioners to review the policy on closing down the courthouse in times of bad weather. County Clerk Linda Fritz pointed out that the wrong person may be in charge of making the call and the guidelines themselves may be too strict.

"The reason that I felt we need to do something different is that there have been days when we have been here that the weather is so [bad] that we shouldn't have our staff out on the roads," she said.

Fritz described two issues with the policy as it stands; fir...

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