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Retired district judge David Dickinson, 71, dies in Durango

David L. Dickinson, who served 14 years as a district court judge in Durango, died Friday at Mercy Regional Medical Center from complications related to bulbar palsy, a motor neuron disease. He was...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge Martha Minot can be tough – and also bake you a cake

La Plata County Judge Martha Minot, who bakes cakes for defendants, is a pioneer of problem-solving courts and handles one of the heaviest caseloads in the state of Colorado, will retire Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three nominees named for vacant judgeship in La Plata County

A judicial nominating commission has named three finalists to fill the seat of retiring La Plata County Judge Martha Minot. The nominees are Dondi Osborne, a federal prosecutor in Durango; Graham...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commission accepting comments about county judge candidates

Nine candidates have applied for the judgeship that will open with the retirement of La Plata County Court Judge Martha Minot. The 6th Judicial District nominating commission will meet in Durango...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chief District Court judge skates to the finish line in Durango

Speed skaters need supreme balance, principled discipline and a precise application of power to glide across the ice in record time. The same can be said of district court judges who oversee civil...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three finalists named for 6th Judicial District judgeship

A nominating commission has selected three finalists for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of 6th Judicial District Chief Judge Gregory Lyman, who plans to retire in January....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two judges recommended for retention in 6th Judicial District

Two district court judges standing for retention this November in the 6th Judicial District received favorable reviews from attorneys and laymen. Jeffrey Wilson and William Herringer both were...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

6th Judicial District chief judge retiring

After 20 years as a 6th Judicial District Judge, Gregory Lyman, well-known for his impartiality, will retire in January. “He’s going to be sorely missed by the citizens of the 6th Judicial,” said...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scalia remembered for love of God, country, family

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was remembered Saturday as a man who loved God, country and family at a funeral Mass capping two days of mourning for a jurist who left a long and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON – The presidential election just got real. The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – and the immediate declaration from Republicans that the next president should...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases

WASHINGTON – Justice Antonin Scalia’s death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Carlson, Minot retained as district, county judges

Both freshman 6th Judicial District Judge Suzanne F. Carlson and veteran La Plata County Judge Martha Tinsley Minot retained their seats in Tuesday’s election. In the final report, Carlson received...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News