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									SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO                                              9:00 a.m.
Oral Argument: Tuesday, June 13, 2006                                         EN BANC
Bailiff: Kelly Murphy


05SA267 ( 1 HOUR)

CONCERNING THE APPLICATION FOR                  )   For the Applicant/Appellant:
WATER RIGHTS OF NATURAL ENERGY                  )   M. E. MacDougall
RESOURCES COMPANY (NECO) IN                     )   Julianne M. Woldridge
GUNNISON COUNTY.                                )   Henry D. Worley
                                                )   MacDougall, Woldridge & Worley, P.C.
 Applicant/Appellant:                           )
                                                )   (Opposers/Appellees filed combined
 NATURAL ENERGY RESOURCES                       )   Answer brief)
 COMPANY,                                       )   For the Opposer/Appellant, Upper
                                                )   Gunnison River Water Conservancy
 v.                                             )   District:
                                                )   John H. McClow
 Opposers/Appellees:                            )   John R. Hill, Jr.
                                                )   Bratton & McClow, LLC
 UPPER GUNNISON RIVER WATER                     )
 CONSERVANCY DISTRICT; CRYSTAL                  )   For the Opposers/Appellees, Crystal
 CREEK HOMEOWNERS; MILTON                       )   Creek Homeowners; Milton Graves;
 GRAVES, DOUGLAS BRYANT, and                    )   Douglas Bryant; and Nancy Williams:
 NANCY WILLIAMS as Trustees of (1) the          )   Charles B. White
 Trust under the Will of Ernest Cockrell Jr.,   )   David S. Hayes
 for the benefit of Ernest Cockrell and (2) the )   Petros & White, LLC
 Louisiana Trust under the Will of Virginia     )
 Cockrell for the benefit of Ernest D. Cockrell )   For the Opposer/Appellee, Colorado
 II and (3) the Louisiana Trust under the Will )    River Water Conservancy District:
 of Virginia Cockrell for the benefit of David  )   Peter C. Fleming
 Cockrell; COLORADO RIVER WATER                 )   Taylor E. C. Hawes
 CONSERVATION DISTRICT; BOARD OF )                  Kristin M. Gillespie
 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF                        )
 GUNNISON COUNTY; HIGH COUNTRY                  )   For the Opposer/Appellee, Board of
 CITIZENS’ ALLIANCE; CITY OF                    )   County Commissioners of Gunnison
 GUNNISON; COLORADO WATER                       )   County:
 CONSERVATION BOARD; FRANK                      )   David Baumgarten
 KUGLE, Division Engineer, Water Division       )   County Attorney
 No. 4; TAYLOR PARK CATTLE                      )   Thomas A. Dill
 ASSOCIATION; UNCOMPAHGRE                       )   Deputy County Attorney
 VALLEY WATER USERS ASSOCIATION; )
 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE )                  For the Opposer/Appellee, High
 INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE; )                 Country Citizens’ Alliance:
 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,                     )   Bart Miller
 GRAND MESA, UNCOMPAHGRE, AND                   )   Western Resources Advocates
 GUNNISON RANGE DISTRICT;                       )
 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,                    )
 BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, Western                 )                Continued on to next page
 Colorado Area Office; and TROUT               )                                   05SA267
 UNLIMITED.                                    )                Continued from previous page
                                               )
                                               )    For the Opposer/Appellee,
                                               )    Uncompahgre Valley Water Users
                                               )    Association:
                                               )    Victor T. Roushar
                                               )
                                               )    (Entries of Appearances Only)
                                               )    For the Opposer/Appellee, City of
                                               )    Gunnison:
                                               )    Timothy J. Beaton
                                               )    Gabriel D. Carter
                                               )    Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and
                                               )    Woodruff, P.C.
                                               )
                                               )    For United States of America:
                                               )    David W. Gehlert
                                               )    U.S. Department of Justice
                                               )    Environment and Natural Resources
                                               )    Division
                                               )    General Litigation Section

Appeal from the District Court, Water Division No. 4, 04CW120
Docketed: September 15, 2005
At Issue: March 13, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the Trial Court erred in granting Opposer’s Motion for Summary Judgment, dismissing
the Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence, and canceling and dismissing the
conditional water right.

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Oral Argument: Tuesday, June 13, 2006                                                10:00 a.m.
                                                                                     EN BANC


04SC494 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                     )    For the Petitioner:
                                                 )    John W. Suthers
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF                      )    Attorney General
 COLORADO,                                       )    John J. Krause
                                                 )    Assistant Solicitor General
 v.                                              )    Jennifer M. Smith
                                                 )    Assistant Attorney General
 Respondent:                                     )    Appellate Division
                                                 )    Criminal Justice Section
 NANCY ALOHA ALENGI.                             )
                                                 )    For the Respondent:
                                                 )    Jennifer L. Melton
                                                 )    Stiner, Beck, Jonson, & Nolan, LLP

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 02CA0830
Docketed: August 6, 2004
At Issue: March 23, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the Sixth Amendment right to counsel requires the trial court to make a detailed inquiry
of a defendant’s financial affairs before a waiver of the right to counsel is valid.

Whether the court of appeals can reject defendant’s admission that she was not indigent during
an Arguello inquiry in determining whether her waiver of the right to counsel is valid.

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Oral Argument: Tuesday, June 13, 2006                                                  10:30 a.m.
                                                                                       EN BANC


04SC493 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioner/Cross-Respondent:                     )    For the Petitioner/Cross-Respondent:
                                                  )    John W. Suthers
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF                       )    Attorney General
 COLORADO,                                        )    John J. Krause
                                                  )    Assistant Solicitor General
 v.                                               )    Jennifer M. Smith
                                                  )    Assistant Attorney General
 Respondent/Cross-Petitioner:                     )    Appellate Division
                                                  )    Criminal Justice Section
 PAUL ALENGI.                                     )
                                                  )    For the Respondent/Cross-Petitioner:
                                                  )    David S. Kaplan
                                                  )    Colorado State Public Defender
                                                  )    Rebecca Freyre
                                                  )    Keyonyu X O’Connell
                                                  )    Deputy State Public Defenders

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 02CA0832
Docketed: August 6, 2004
At Issue: April 12, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the Sixth Amendment right to counsel requires the trial court to make a detailed inquiry
of a defendant’s financial affairs before a waiver of the right to counsel is valid.

Whether the court of appeals denied defendant his constitutional right to equal protection when it
affirmed his convictions and reversed defendant’s wife’s convictions even though defendant and
his wife were identically situated on appeal.

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO                                                     1:30 p.m.
Oral Argument: Tuesday, June 13, 2006                                                EN BANC
Bailiff: David Banas


05SC358 ( 1 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                     )     For the Petitioner:
                                                 )     Paul R. Danborn
 KENNETH JAMES WEST,                             )     Frie, Arndt & Danborn P.C.
                                                 )
 v.                                              )     For the Respondent:
                                                 )     Joaquin G. Padilla
 Respondent:                                     )     Lucia Padilla Gallery
                                                 )     Law Offices of Joaquin G. Padilla, PLLC
 TAMMIE ROBERTS.                                 )

Certiorari to the District Court, Jefferson County, 04CV3404
Docketed: May 19, 2005
At Issue: March 6, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the original owner of a vehicle that he relinquished due to fraud should be allowed to
recover the vehicle from a bona fide purchaser, thereby necessitating overturning Keybank v.
Mascarenas, 17 P.3d 209 (Colo. App. 2000).

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Oral Argument: Tuesday, June 13, 2006                                              2:30 p.m.
                                                                                   EN BANC


05SC814 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioners:                                   )    For the Petitioners, Sanco Industries
                                                )    and Liberty Mutual Insurance
 SANCO INDUSTRIES, LIBERTY                      )    Company:
 MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, and                  )    David G. Kroll
 INDUSTRIAL CLAIM APPEALS OFFICE                )    Law Offices of Richard P. Myers
 OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      )
                                                )    For the Petitioner, Industrial Claim
 v.                                             )    Appeals Office of the State of
                                                )    Colorado:
 Respondent:                                    )    John W. Suthers
                                                )    Attorney General
 RICHARD STEFANSKI.                             )    Eric S. Rothaus
                                                )    Assistant Attorney General
                                                )    State Services Section
                                                )    and
                                                )    Vincent E. Morscher
                                                )    Assistant Attorney General
                                                )    Civil Litigation and Employment Law
                                                )    Section
                                                )
                                                )    For the Respondent:
                                                )    Timothy Quinn
                                                )
                                                )    For Amicus Curiae Workers
                                                )    Compensation Education Association:
                                                )    Michelle L. LaForett
                                                )    Pepe J. Mendez & Associates, PC

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 04CA1296
Docketed: November 18, 2005
At Issue: March 20, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether, in cases where a claimant has successfully challenged an initial MMI rating through
the DIME process, the claimant must request a follow-up DIME in accordance with sections 8-
42-107, 107.2, in order to challenge the subsequent MMI rating.

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Oral Argument: Tuesday, June 13, 2006                                                 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                      EN BANC


05SC771 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                      )    For the Petitioner:
                                                  )    Steven U. Mullens
 SUSAN B. MCCLAFLIN,                              )    Steven U. Mullens, P.C.
                                                  )
 v.                                               )    For the Respondent, Industrial Claim
                                                  )    Appeals Office of the State of
 Respondents:                                     )    Colorado:
                                                  )    John W. Suthers
 INDUSTRIAL CLAIM APPEALS OFFICE                  )    Attorney General
 OF THE STATE OF COLORADO and                     )    Laurie Rottersman
 DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT,                          )    Assistant Attorney General
 CUSTOMER SERVICE/BENEFITS.                       )    State Services Section

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 05CA0057
Docketed: November 25, 2005
At Issue: April 3, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether Petitioner satisfied the actively seeking work requirement of section 8-73-107(1)(g)(I),
C.R.S. (2005), by attempting to obtain reinstatement from her prior employer where a labor
agreement prohibited her from seeking alternative employment.

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO                                                         9:00 a.m.
Oral Argument: Wednesday, June 14, 2006                                                  EN BANC
Bailiff: Mark Bailey


05SC193 ( 1 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                        )     For the Petitioner:
                                                    )     David S. Kaplan
 ERNEST J. VENSOR,                                  )     Colorado State Public Defender
                                                    )     Karen N. Taylor
 v.                                                 )     Deputy State Public Defender
                                                    )
 Respondent:                                        )     For the Respondent:
                                                    )     John W. Suthers
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF                         )     Attorney General
 COLORADO.                                          )     Cheryl Hone
                                                    )     Assistant Attorney General
                                                    )     Appellate Division
                                                    )     Criminal Justice Section

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 03CA1983
Docketed: March 14, 2005
At Issue: April 24, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the court of appeals has correctly determined that § 18-1.3-1004, C.R.S. (2004), allows
a court to impose a minimum term for a felony sexual offense that is greater than the maximum
aggravated range term for the felony pursuant to § 18-1.3-401(1)(a)(V)(A), C.R.S. (2004).

Whether a district court should consider testimony at sentencing about allegations of abuse
concerning uncharged victims over defense objections.

Whether the district court abused its discretion in sentencing the defendant to fifty years to life in
the DOC and in failing to make any findings in support of the sentence.

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Oral Argument: Wednesday, June 14, 2006                                             10:00 a.m.
                                                                                    EN BANC


05SC408 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                     )    For the Petitioner:
                                                 )    John W. Suthers
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF                      )    Attorney General
 COLORADO,                                       )    Catherine P. Adkisson
                                                 )    First Assistant Attorney General
 v.                                              )    Appellate Division
                                                 )    Criminal Justice Section
 Respondent:                                     )
                                                 )    For the Respondent:
 ROBIN M. JOHNSON.                               )    Doug Meier
                                                 )    Meier & Giovanini

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 03CA2339
Docketed: June 16, 2005
At Issue: May 4, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the court of appeals erred in holding that Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 126 (2004) is
retroactive to the date Apprendi v. New Jersey 530 U.S. 466 (2000) was announced.

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Oral Argument: Wednesday, June 14, 2006                                             10:30 a.m.
                                                                                    EN BANC


05SC812 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioners:                                   )    For the Petitioners, City of Florence
                                                )    and CIRSA:
 CITY OF FLORENCE, CIRSA, and                   )    T. Paul Krueger, II
 INDUSTRIAL CLAIM APPEALS OFFICE,               )    Ritsema & Lyon, P.C.
                                                )
 v.                                             )    For the Petitioner, Industrial Claim
                                                )    Appeals Office:
 Respondent:                                    )    John W. Suthers
                                                )    Attorney General
 BOOTH PEPPER.                                  )    Mark N. McMullen
                                                )    Assistant Attorney General
                                                )    State Services Section
                                                )
                                                )    For the Respondent:
                                                )    James R. Koncilja
                                                )    Koncilja & Koncilja, P.C.

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 04CA0457
Docketed: December 8, 2005
At Issue: May 17, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether section 8-40-202(1)(a)(I)(A), C.R.S. (2005), violates equal protection guarantees by
granting counties and municipalities the option of providing workers’ compensation insurance
coverage to volunteer reserve police officers.

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO                                                       9:00 a.m.
Oral Argument: Thursday, June 15, 2006                                                 EN BANC
Bailiff: Elizabeth Frost


05SC237 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                       )    For the Petitioner:
                                                   )    John W. Suthers
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF                        )    Attorney General
 COLORADO,                                         )    Katherine A. Hansen
                                                   )    Karen E. Lorenz
 v.                                                )    Assistant Attorney Generals
                                                   )    Appellate Division
 Respondent:                                       )    Criminal Justice Section
                                                   )
 JOSHUA M. AARNESS.                                )    For the Respondent:
                                                   )    David S. Kaplan
                                                   )    Colorado State Public Defender
                                                   )    Ned R. Jaeckle
                                                   )    Deputy State Public Defender

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 03CA0096
Docketed: April 5, 2005
At Issue: May 1, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the court of appeals erred in concluding that the police officers’ entry into the
respondent’s home was unlawful under Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 573 (1980).

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Oral Argument: Thursday, June 15, 2006                                                9:30 a.m.
                                                                                      EN BANC


05SC808 ( 1/2 HOUR)

 Petitioner:                                      )    For the Petitioner:
                                                  )    Leo L. Finkelstein
 K.D.,                                            )
                                                  )    For the Respondent, El Paso County
 v.                                               )    Department of Human Services:
                                                  )    William Louis
 Respondent:                                      )    County Attorney
                                                  )    Andrew C. Gorgey
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF                       )    Chief Deputy County Attorney
 COLORADO,                                        )
                                                  )    For K.D., minor child:
 In the Interest of K.D., a minor child.          )    Nancy J. Walker-Johnson
                                                  )    Guardian Ad Litem
                                                  )
                                                  )    Entry of Appearance Only
                                                  )    For the Respondent, El Paso County
                                                  )    Department of Human Services:
                                                  )    Laura C. Rhyne
                                                  )    Deputy County Attorney

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals, 05CA0199
Docketed: November 16, 2005
At Issue: March 22, 2006


ISSUE(S):

Whether the juvenile court improperly relied upon father’s criminal conviction, and the resulting
incarceration, to work a forfeiture of his parental rights.

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO                                  1:30 p.m.
Public Hearing: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Bailiff: Susan Festag


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