The Eighth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for an open magistrate position in Larimer County.
Nominees for the bench are David Ayraud and Carolyn Pannell, both of Fort Collins, and Holly Panetta, of Severance. All finalists were selected in a meeting at the Larimer County Courthouse on July 21, 2011.
Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Stephen Schapanski will make the final decision on which candidate to appoint, but is asking for public input on the candidates.
Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent to Eighth Judicial District Administrator Janelle Brunin via e-mail or by mail sent to her attention at 201 LaPorte Avenue, Suite 100, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521. Public comment on the nominees will be taken until Friday, August 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
A complete job description for a magistrate employed by the Colorado Judicial Department is posted here.