HAMILTON, Mont. -

Ravalli County commissioners are taking applications to appoint a new interim treasurer.

Current Treasurer Marie Keeton announced that she is leaving her elected post for personal and family reasons. Keeton is a Republican. But commissioners could appoint the interim treasurer from any party.

The position comes up for election in 2014.

"We're looking for somebody who can step in and manage staff," said Commissioner Jeff Burrows, "as well as somebody familiar with government accounting and money flow."

The deadline for applications is August 30, or until the position is filled.

If commissioners don't feel any of the candidates are suitable they could extend the announcement position.