Colorado Revised Statute 30-11-118 allows for the following:
The board of county commissioners of each county of the state, when the interests of the county require it, may employ an attorney, but the person appointed shall be a member of the bar of the supreme court of this state and at least twenty-five years of age. The board may also, when the business of the county requires it, appoint a county collector, whose duty it is to collect license moneys and other special dues of said county; such collector shall receive such compensation as may be allowed by the board of county commissioners.
Las Animas County's Commissioners have determined that the County's interest is best served by having an attorney available to assist the Board during various meetings and for other legal advice.
The County's attorney is Dixie Newnam of the law firm Newnam Land LLP. She can be reached at 719-845-2599.