The Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of the Hon. David Westfall, effective Aug. 31. Nominees Cory Jackson of Ouray, Seth Ryan of Montrose and Scott Burrill of Grand Junction were selected by the commission on Aug. 23.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Aug. 24 within which to appoint one of the nominees as district court judge for the Seventh Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties).
Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via email to the governor at email@example.com.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.