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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Retzer settles in as Colfax mayor

Jim Retzer

Jim Retzer, Colfax Mayor of three months, stands in front of Colfax City Hall

Jim Retzer has been mayor of Colfax for almost three months.

"It's been really good. Everybody's been really helpful and open to a lot of things," Retzer said, a first-time office holder and veteran state patrolman, based out of Colfax the past 25 years.

"Some difficult times everyone went through but they're working to overcome that," he said. "I think you're more productive if you're happy to come to work."

What does he mean?

"It just felt like the morale was a little bit low," Retzer said.

He referenced the turnover at the police department and the lawsuit from former Chief Rick McNanna...

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