DENVER -- Three candidates have been nominated for a vacancy on Colorado's Supreme Court, created by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's retirement.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced Wednesday that the nominees are: Maria Berkenkotter, the former chief judge of the 20th Judicial District in Boulder County; Karen Brody, a judge in the 2nd Judicial District in Denver County; and Carlos Samour, a judge in the 18th Judicial District in Arapahoe County.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has 15 days to review the recommendations and select one of the nominees.
Rice announced in March that she will retire at the end of June. She will have served more than four years as chief justice, nearly 20 years on the court and about 31 years total as a judge in Colorado.
Sitting ban in public areas
DURANGO -- The Durango City Council has approved an ordinance that will make it illegal to sit or lie down on downtown sidewalks, curbs or other public areas.
Councilor Dick White says the ordinance, which was passed on Tuesday, is meant to improve the safety and atmosphere in the city's downtown.
The Durango Herald reports the rule bans sitting or lying down on sidewalks, streets, railways, alleys, parking spaces or other publicly owned property for pedestrian or vehicle travel in the downtown area from 7 a.m. to 2:30 am.
Exemptions include people experiencing medical emergencies, people with disabilities, children in strollers or those attending parades, festivals, performances or other special events.
Violators can be fined up to $200.
The ordinance will go into effect this summer.
-- The Associated Press
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