The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Garfield County Courthouse on May 17 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the district (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties). The new district court judgeship was created pursuant to House Bill 13-1035 and is effective July 1.
To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, an applicant must be a qualified elector of the 9th Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $128,598. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; after that, the incumbent district judge, if retained by the voters, has a term of six years.
Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Lynn Reed, 109 8th Street, Suite 104, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Applications also are available on the court's home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm.
The members of the nominating commission for the 9th Judicial District are Julie Goldstein, Basalt; Sharon Day and Shirley (Anna) Smith, Meeker; Michael Sawyer, Glenwood Springs; Matthew Ferguson, Snowmass Village; and Katherine (Katie) Hays and Katherine Potter, Rifle.
As of March 18, town crews will begin cleaning and burning irrigation ditches throughout Carbondale. Be advised there may be smoke in your neighborhood when the crew is working near your home. Please keep access open, inspect the ditch condition and remove any debris and plant growth that has accumulated since last year. The town expects ditches will be turned on April 15. For information, call the Town Utility Department at 963-3140.