The county commissioners on Monday appointed Lance B. Boren as county coroner. He accepted his oath of office from Judge Sandra Miller later that day.
Boren steps in to serve the final two-plus years of former coroner Kevin Lucy's term in office. Lucy resigned as coroner effective Sept. 2.
Coroner office duties have been filled on an interim basis by former coroner Chalmer Swain, for which the commissioners extended their thanks.
Last week commissioners conducted interviews with all three individuals who had submitted letters of interest in the position.
Boren, since January 2011, has served as Delta County's deputy coroner. He has been a funeral director at Taylor Funeral Services since November 2009. Boren's career in the funeral industry began in 1999.
He was recommended for the post by outgoing coroner Lucy.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.