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Gov. Ritter appoints Stork as judge

WALSENBURG- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter made his choice from the final three candidates for Huerfano County Judgeship and named former La Junta District Attorney Gary Stork to the position.

    He will replace Judge Ellen Haskins Trujillo on Jan. 13, who is not returning to the post.

    Stork recently retired from the third Judicial District, and has served as District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Crowley, Bent and Otero Counties. 

    The appointment is for two years.  After that time, if retained by voters the term goes to four years.  The Salary is $123, 067.