Los Alamos County will soon pass another major milestone, as it prepares to hire an attorney to fill the spot vacated by Randy Autio in December.
The role of acting county attorney has been filled by Brian James for the better part of a year, since Autio served most of his tenure as acting county administrator. James is one of three candidates who were interviewed to take the job on a permanent basis Friday.
The county received 15 applications from as far away as Los Angeles, Calif. The three finalists are all experienced city and/or county attorneys with a range of other experience.