Gunnison, Utah— The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Gunnison City has been extended. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who retired effective June 30, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ website at An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website ( Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $4,867.50 to $8,761.50 with no benefits. For additional information contact Pam Barrus at (435)528-5494.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Gunnison, Bruce Blackham, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Blackham then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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