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ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID? Two of the three finalists for the Colorado Court of Appeals vacancy have been here before. In fact, for Blain Mhyre, a sole practitioner who focuses on appellate law, this is his eighth time going through the process. For Stephanie Dunn, an attorney with Perkins Coie, this will be her third time in a seat across from a governor — the first was with Owens and then a second with Ritter. Anthony Navarro, an attorney with the General Counsel office of the Social Security Administration will be there for a second time. Hickenlooper has until June 29 to make his announcement about the new judge.
STIFF SENTENCE: Allen Stanford sentenced to 110 years in prison.
DOING THE RIGHT THING: The Colorado and Larimer County bar associations.
LENDING A HELPING HAND: Former GOP 18th Judicial District Attorney candidate Robert Wareham, who is the emergency coordinator for the Colorado chapter of the American Radio Relay League.
UNDER REVIEW: Metro State’s tuition rate for undocumented students.
DOWNSIZING: Still reeling from the Colorado Department of Corrections’ closing of Fort Lyon prison, residents in Las Animas got word of more prison layoffs, this time at the private Bent County Correctional Facility. According to Steve Owen, public affairs officer with the Corrections Corporation of America, the company laid off 18 employees at its Bent County Correctional Facility and another 36 employees at the Crowley County Correctional Facility in Olney Springs.
DOT TROUBLE? On June 13, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it had received 1,930 applications for the new generic top-level domains, which extend to almost any word in almost any language. In addition to “app.” and “.home,” the most contested are general terms including “.inc” with 11 applications; “.art” with 10; and nine applications each for “.blog.,” “.book,” “.llc” and “.shop.” Owning a piece of the Internet isn’t cheap. The top-level domain name application is $185,000.
ASKING HOLDER FOR HELP: Weld County DA Ken Buck.
GROWING BY ONE: Burns Figa & Will.
ALSO GROWING BY ONE: Fisher & Phillips.
ON THE RISE: Foreclosures in Colorado’s metro counties.
GROWING QUICKLY: Bal Seal Engineering is growing so fast that the size of its planned expansion in northern Colorado Springs is more than double what was initially envisioned, to 155,000 square feet, and the soon-to-be-built plant could be operating at full capacity in as few as six years, the company’s president said Thursday.
“IF YOU CAN’T MEASURE IT, YOU CAN IMPROVE IT:” Tips for corporate counsel to reduce outside spending costs.
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