June 15, 2019

Chief Judge O. John Kuenhold to Retire from Twelfth Judicial District Bench

The Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Alamosa Combined Court on August 24, 2011, to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of district judge for the Twelfth Judicial District, which serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable O. John Kuenhold on October 1, 2011.

Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be a qualified elector of Twelfth Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The application deadline is Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The appointed district court judge will serve an initial provisional term of two years before facing a retention election. Retained judges serve six-year terms.

Further information about the retirement of Chief Judge Kuenhold and applying for the vacancy is available from the Colorado Judicial Branch.

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