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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.