As the deadline approaches, applications are coming in for Valley County justice of the peace. As of Tuesday, Job Service had six applications on file.
The aspiring judges are Chris Gamas, Pam Heikens, Christina M. Hillman, Carol Ann Walton, James Wixson and Misty Womack.
The position closes on Thursday, Aug. 15. The commissioners said they hope to make a rapid decision so the new judge can attend JP school in Helena in September. The appointment is temporary, until the end of the current term on Dec. 31, 2014. The position is then up for election. The salary is $22,600.