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Local prosecutor named as magistrate judge


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Cleve B. Colson

BLACKFOOT — A local county prosecuting attorney just became Bingham County’s newest judge.

Cleve B. Colson, formerly Bingham County’s prosecuting attorney, was selected out of four applicants by the Seventh Judicial District Magistrates Commission to serve as a magistrate judge in Bingham County.

According to a news release, Tingey and the Magistrate Commission are confident Colson will serve the people of Bingham County well.

Colson has served as Bingham County’s elected prosecutor since 2013. Before that, he served as the assistant chief deputy prosecutor in Bannock County.

Colson graduated from Idaho State University in 2002 and received His Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho Law School in 2005.

Magistrate judges serve an 18-month probationary period before standing for a retention election in the county. Once elected they serve four-year terms.