Courts in Colorado
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Colorado's trial courts include district courts, county courts, and water courts. Colorado's district courts can hear any civil, domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, probate, and mental health matter. County courts hear civil claims valued under $15,000, misdemeanors, small claims, and traffic cases. Water courts are located in each of the 7 major river basins and exclusively handle water related issues. Colorado also has appeals courts, consisting of its appellate courts and the Colorado Supreme Court.

If you're trying to find out when your court date is, Colorado court dockets can be found on the Colorado Judicial Branch's website at A number of Colorado court forms are available at Although most Colorado court records are available to the public, each county sets its own policy as to how to obtain these, so you'll need to contact your county courthouse if you're seeking court records in Colorado. However, the website, a initiative of the Colorado Judicial Branch, provides real-time online access to a number of Colorado court documents. There is a fee to search for and retrieve court documents. Other service providers may offer online access to Colorado court documents. More information can be found at
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25, Oct 2014 - Man to plead guilty to killing Montana teacher in cocaine frenzy
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine-fueled frenzy has agreed to plead guilty to murder as part of a deal in which prosecutors will dismiss a kidnapping charge in the case, court documents showed on Wednesday. Michael Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, will admit to his role in the strangling death of math instructor Sherry Arnold ...
25, Oct 2014 - Montezuma, CO Wedding bells ring for gay couples
Eight gay couples have tied the knot in La Plata County since same-sex marriage became legal last week in Colorado. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on same-sex marriage bans in five states Oct. 6, opening the door statewide for gay couples to receive marriage licenses.So far, the eight couples have officially...
25, Oct 2014 - Yuma, CO Guantanamo Bay prison still an issue in Colorado politics
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's comment Sunday that the United States should close Guantanamo Bay "but keep the terrorists here in jail indefinitely" brings back memories of a 2009 battle in Colorado,
25, Oct 2014 - Colorado Supreme Court rules PERA can cut cost-of-living increases
The Colorado Public Employee's Retirement Association has the authority to cut the cost-of-living increases that current retirees receive, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.
25, Oct 2014 - Court Upholds Smaller Increases For PERA Retirees
Retired workers covered by Colorado's pension system are not entitled to fixed cost-of-living increases, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.
25, Oct 2014 - Colorado theater shooting victims write to judge about decision to allow video of trial
Several victims of the Colorado theater shootings have written letters to the judge about his decision to let news organizations broadcast the trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom.
25, Oct 2014 - Colorado high court turns away PERA cost-of-living rule
Members of Colorado’s public employee pension association do not have a contract guarantee to a 3.5 percent annual cost-of-living raise, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 7-0 decision.
24, Oct 2014 - Resources available to help voters make educated decisions on judges
Residents this election season will not find the names of James Garrecht and Shelley Hill on yard signs. Both judges are up for retention, but in Colorado, judges are not allowed to campaign for their jobs unless there is an organized effort to unseat a judge. Rather than seeking election, judges seek retention during election season, but there still are resources available to help voters ...
24, Oct 2014 - Citizens United can make movie without disclosing donors, court says
A documentary slamming Colorado liberals, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, can be aired without disclosing its backers, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled 3-0 in a decision released Tuesday.
24, Oct 2014 - Dillon, CO What's eating Dillon Powers? Colorado Rapids seek remedy for Rookie of the Year's inconsist
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – For most everyone on the Colorado Rapids, 2014 has been a trying year filled with different types of trials and experimentation.
24, Oct 2014 - Colorado theater shooting victims write to judge
DENVER (AP) — Several victims of the Colorado theater shootings have written letters to the judge about his decision to let news organizations broadcast the trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom.
24, Oct 2014 - Colorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder of teacher, Sherry Arnold
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.
24, Oct 2014 - Mother of bus accident victim appeals dismissal of wrongful death lawsuit
The Kansas woman who sued the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority after her daughter was struck and killed by a bus is taking the dismissal of her lawsuit to the Colorado Court of Appeals. read more
24, Oct 2014 - Colorado Supreme Court lifts stays in gay marriages cases
DENVER (Reuters) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday removed stays it had imposed in two gay marriages cases, clearing the way for the state's county clerks to issue licenses to same-sex couples wanting to wed.
24, Oct 2014 - Alamosa, CO Valley judges recommended for retention
VALLEY — Evaluations of 146 judges standing for retention in the 2014 general election are included in the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet, published by the Legislative Council and commonly referred to as the “Blue Book,” which began arriving at Colorado households recently.
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