Montrose County announced the hiring of Ken Winckler as the new Public Works Director. Winckler officially took over for interim director Dan Loncar in late December. Loncar will resume his duties as Assistant Public Works Director. A graduate of the Oregon Institute of Technology, Winckler has worked for several municipalities across Colorado, Washington and Oregon. Most recently he served as Operations Manager in Thorton, Colorado. Winckler is a U.S. Army veteran and also a recipient of the Bronze Star following a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota.