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6th Judicial District chief judge retiring

After 20 years as a 6th Judicial District Judge, Gregory Lyman, well-known for his impartiality, will retire in January. “He’s going to be sorely missed by the citizens of the 6th Judicial,” said...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reverses decision to close Rio Grande Southern Hotel

District Court Judge Todd Plewe has ruled that the town of Dolores erred in its action to close down the Rio Grande Southern Hotel in March 2015. Plewe ruled that the notice served on owner Susie...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legal pioneer Grace Storey Merlo dies at 90

Women entering the legal field today are indebted to pioneers like Grace Storey Merlo, who with dignity and perseverance pried open closed doors, changed minds and proved gender was no indication...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge tosses civil rights complaint

Cleared of medical malpractice last summer, a Southwest Health Systems emergency room physician has had a third civil rights complaint against him dismissed. Filed Feb. 25, 2014, the latest lawsuit...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plewe rejects plea deal in sex case

District Court Judge Todd Plewe blasted prosecution and defense attorneys last week, stating he wore the black robe and made courtroom decisions. “I don’t like the games that are being played,”...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple face charges in theft of judge’s horse trailer

A Montezuma County couple have been arrested on multiple charges, including the alleged theft of a horse trailer belonging to a local judge. Jeremy Potter, 40, and Melissa Lukas, 32, were each...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cronk restitution hearing suspended

After two hours of testimony on Wednesday, a restitution hearing for former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk was unexpectedly suspended. District Court Judge Todd Plewe admonished District...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County judge Lawrence receives judicial approval

The 22nd Judicial District Commission unanimously recommended to retain Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence last week. According to a 2014 judicial performance survey, Lawrence received...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Lawrence receives judicial approval

The 22nd Judicial District Commission unanimously recommended to retain Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence last week. According to a 2014 judicial performance survey, Lawrence received...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal youth justice outdated, study says

A 1938 law sweeps Native American and Alaskan youths into the federal criminal justice system when they commit anything beyond misdemeanor crimes. Although Native Americans make up little more...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Tribal youth justice outdated, study says

A 1938 law sweeps Native American and Alaskan youths into the federal criminal justice system when they commit anything beyond misdemeanor crimes. Although Native Americans make up little more...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Justice for Natives outdated

A 1938 law sweeps Native American and Alaskan youths into the federal criminal justice system when they commit anything beyond misdemeanor crimes. Although Native Americans make up little more...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News