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Hall to become Glacier interim superintendent

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 11 2012 04:16:01 PM MST
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WEST GLACIER, Mont. -

Glacier National Park's No. 2 administrative official will take over for retiring superintendent Chas Cartwright at the end of the year.
    
Kym Hall will become the northwestern Montana park's interim superintendent when Cartwright steps down Dec. 28.
    
Hall said Tuesday she hopes to fill the position permanently, but that Glacier's top spot is among the most coveted in the National Park Service.
    
Cartwright says park service officials plan to name a permanent replacement by late spring 2013.
    
Hall has been Glacier's deputy superintendent since July 2011. Before that, she was the superintendent of three smaller NPS sites in Arizona.
    
She has been with the park service for more than 25 years.