Raise okayed for Hotchkiss judge
By Tamie Meck
Judge Lynn French, who presides over Hotchkiss Municipal Court the second Thursday of each month, received a raise in pay from $250 per month to $400. French has presided over the court for more than 35 years. His salary comes from the police department budget. While French only holds one court session per month, Marshal Dan Miller noted that French is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "He's also a qualified attorney, too," said Miller.