The Town of Hotchkiss has appointed Bo James Nerlin as its new attorney. Nerlin follows Jim Briscoe who retired at the end of last year. Nerlin attended his first Hotchkiss Town Council meeting on Jan. 9. After being introduced by Mayor Wendell Koontz, Nerlin said, “I really look forward to starting a fruitful relationship. I’ve got big shoes to fill of Mr. Briscoe’s. But I’ll do my best.” Nerlin lives in Ridgway. His law office is in Montrose with J. David Reed, P.C.