The Prairie County Sheriff’s office will no longer perform brand inspections for area ranchers, according to interim Sheriff Greg Huber. The decision, made on the heels of the departure of former Sheriff Bill Klunder, who is one of three state licensed brand inspectors in the county, was decided by the Prairie County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting September 30.
Effective November 1, the Prairie County Courthouse will no longer offer travel permits, Huber said. Travel permits can be obtained from brand inspectors or Huber Enterprises in Fallon.
As undersheriff, Huber assumed the sheriff’s position effective Sept. 25, after Klunder resigned his post. Commissioners will be interviewing the six candidates applying to serve the remainder of Klunder’s term during their regular October 9 meeting. Huber is not among the six candidates.
Other brand inspectors in the county are Lorin Larsen and Pat O’Neill.
Published Oct. 2, 2013