CANYON CITY - The Grant County District Attorney's office is seeking to fill the deputy district attorney position left vacant by the recent departure of Colin Uhrick.

The federal Domestic Violence and Child Victimization grant, which funded Uhrick's job, has been extended through June 2009, and officials plan to apply for continued grant funding in January.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) rural grant program allows the deputy district attorney to focus on cases involving rural domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking victims.

Uhrick has taken a new post as deputy district attorney in Morrow County.

Grant County DA Ryan Joslin said he and other staff members have appreciated the time they spent working with Uhrick.

"Mr. Uhrick came to this position a year and a half ago with a level of legal knowledge and expertise beyond what might normally be expected from a recent law school graduate," Joslin said. "His work was exemplary and he was a pleasure to associate with. His presence will be missed by this office and many others that worked with him. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

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