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The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet in July to fill the position of Judge Peter Craven, who died Tuesday.On July 17, the commission will interview and select nominees. To be eligible, applicants must be qualified electors of the 9th Judicial District and have practiced law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary will be $113,232 as of July 1. There is an initial, provisional term of two years; if voters approve the nominee, subsequent terms will run for six years.Applications are available from the ex-officio chairman of the nominating commission, Justice Michael L. Bender, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; from the office of the district administrator, Solveig Olson, Garfield County Courthouse, 109 Eighth St., Suite 104, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Applications are also available at http://www.courts.state.co.us/exec/media/vacancy.htm.The original application and seven copies must be filed with Bender no later than 5 p.m. July 10. Late applications will not be considered.
The Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Board approved a joint development agreement Wednesday that could result in the simultaneous redevelopment of private and public properties near Smuggler Mountain.The next step will be to submit a redevelopment application to the city, but that won’t happen until the city lifts its development moratorium.Under the agreement, Minnesota-based Primepoint II LLC would pay to redevelop the housing authority’s Smuggler Mountain Apartments along with neighboring Park Avenue Apartments at the corner of Park Avenue and Park Circle. The final project would include both affordable housing and free-market units.Cindy Christensen of the housing authority didn’t know whether the sale of the Park Avenue Apartments to Primepoint is official, but the joint agreement is contingent upon that sale.
KDNK Community Radio’s 88.3 FM frequency has been temporarily knocked out, but the station says it expects to restore service by next week.There have been problems with the transmission equipment, disabling service in Glenwood Springs and Redstone. Glenwood Springs’ service is expected to be restored by early next week. Service in Redstone should return by Wednesday.In the meantime, Glenwood Springs residents can receive a quality signal on the 88.1-FM frequency. Residents can also stream KDNK 24 hours a day at http://www.kdnk.org
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