GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming District Court Judge Jere Ryckman has announced he is retiring effective May 21.

Ryckman was appointed to the 3rd Judicial District Court by Gov. Michael J. Sullivan on Sept. 26, 1988. Prior to his appointment to district court, Ryckman served as Sweetwater County attorney from 1979-1983. He was a municipal judge in Green River from 1973-78.

Gov. Matt Mead will appoint the new district court judge from a list of three names submitted to him by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/yhE3Zs ) that applicants must be learned in law, be at least 28 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and have lived in Wyoming the past two years.