July 19, 2019

Hon. P. Douglas Tallman to Retire from Fifteenth Judicial District Court

On Monday, August 3, 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Hon. P. Douglas Tallman will retire from the Fifteenth Judicial District Court, effective October 2, 2015. Judge Tallman was appointed to the district court in 2003. Prior to his appointment, he served as Cheyenne County Court judge from 1987 to 2002. He is active in his local community, and he participates yearly in the annual Lamar Hospice Golf Tournament.

Applications are now being accepted for the vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Fifteenth Judicial District and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from the State Judicial website and also from Justice Monica Marquez, ex officio chair of the Fifteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on August 24, 2015. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on August 17, 2015. For more information about the vacancy, click here.

Governor Hickenlooper Appoints Keefe as County Judge in Fifteenth Judicial District

On Friday, October 7, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Gerald Keefe to serve as a county court judge in the Fifteenth Judicial District, which serves Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, and Baca counties. His appointment is effective November 1.

Keefe is an educator who has worked as superintendent of schools for the Kit Carson R-1 School District since 1994. He also serves as a member of the Colorado Association of School Executives and was the Chair of the Colorado Rural Schools Caucus from 2004-2010.

Keefe earned both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Keefe is not an attorney. He has lived in Cheyenne Wells for 54 years.

Kiowa County Combined Courts Change Hours of Operation

The hours of operation at the Kiowa County Combined Courts in Eads, Colorado, have changed, effective immediately.

The court offices will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Offices will be closed on Fridays.

Questions about the change may be directed to Clerk of Court Robyn Dunham at (719) 438-5558 or District Administrator Caren Stanley at (719) 336-7424.