Bettis: Experience crucial for coroner

Bettis: Experience crucial for coroner
Local News

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — In college, Kara Bettis thought she might pursue a career in medicine. But a class speaker guided her in a different direction. Bettis the incumbent Eagle County coroner, recalled a class speaker one afternoon at Colorado State University recommended that instead of medicine, she should consider a career as a forensic pathologist. After arriving in the Vail Valley in the mid-1990s, she started work at Vail Valley Medical Center, where she met then-coroner Donna Barnes. Bettis was soon a deputy coroner. When Barnes left office in 2002 due to term-limit laws, Bettis, a Democrat, ran for the …

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