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Dean offered administrator position

Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty has chosen Dan Dean for Kimball’s City Administrator.

Prunty offered the position to Dean this week, Dean accepted the offer, and a special council meeting will be scheduled for next week for council approval.

Dean, the former Town Manager of Mead, Colo., has more than 30 years of experience in local government management. Dean has been a city manager in Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University.

He is currently the interim town administrator of Paonia, Colo., and has been in that position since Sept. 1...