Guest Editorial: Rio Blanco needs help on domestic violence

TOPEKA, KAN. I The district attorney announced he would no longer prosecute misdemeanor cases due to budget cuts. Domestic violence cases comprised approximately half of those cases.

Judge finalists named

RBC | The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three finalists for a district court judgeship created pursuant to House Bill 13-1035, effective July 1, 2013.

DA’s office seeks coordinator for sexual assault response team

RBC I A coordinator is being sought to develop a community Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) specifically targeting rural communities that do not currently have a SART program.

New judge coming to RBC

RBC I The Ninth 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 Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties).

Nonprofit speaks up for kids

RBC I CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Ninth, a nonprofit organization serving abused and neglected children in Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties, has hired their first executive director, Sue Schnitzer Levin. Levin has extensive experience in nonprofit operations, law enforcement, running a small business and working with children.

Snider sentenced to life without parole

RANGELY I After more than two years, two trials and two convictions, 31-year-old Jerry Snider Jr. was sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole for the murder of his father, Jerry Snider Sr. In addition, as a habitual offender, the court sentenced

News Briefs: May 15, 2008

Bear Dance to be held May 16-19 FT. DUCHESNE — The Bear Dance will be held at Ft. Duchesne May 16-19. Everyone is welcome! You can read about Bear Dance at www.smokingriverpowwow.com. Click on the May update link. Rangely fishing derby set for June 7 RANGELY — The Rio Blanco

Commission to select nominees May 5

RBC — The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Glenwood Combined Courts, 109 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties).