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Weston County commissioner battles residency complaint

Weston County Commissioner Tony Barton is standing his ground and asserting his legal right to remain on the Board of Weston County Commissioners until the end of his term, as stated by his attorneys, Samuel R. Yemington and Kasey J. Benish, who are associated with the Cheyenne firm Holland and Hart.

Barton’s response to challenges to his continued presence on the county board was filed on Nov. 18 and urges the Sixth Judicial Court to dismiss the suit filed by Garrett Borton on Oct. 26.

According to court documents, Borton is seeking an injunctive and declaratory relief within the jurisdiction...