DENVER — Friday, June 30, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Dean Allen Moltrer to represent District One on the Las Animas County Board of Commissioners. Moltrer will fill the vacancy on the Board created when the District Court in the 3rd Judicial District declared that former Commissioner Anthony Abeyta did not meet the residency requirements to serve. Moltrer will serve until a new county commissioner is elected for District One in the 2018 general election.  

For more than 20 years, Moltrer has owned and operated Purgatoire Valley Construction, Inc. In conjunction with this company, he founded the E.P.I.C. program at Trinidad State Junior College to increase skilled workers in Las Animas County.  

Moltrer earned his high school diploma from Primero High School and then attended Trinidad State Junior College and Adams State University. He has served on numerous boards including the Las Animas County Democratic Central Committee and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Committee.