On February 6, 1974, Dianna Gleed Palmer, the natural mother of Candace Ann Wellard, Mark Trent Wellard and Niki
The record discloses that on June 21, 1974, John Richard Wellard, the children's father, filed notice of appeal from the order of the magistrate with the clerk of the district court. Although notice of appeal was filed well beyond the 30 day limit for filing notices of appeal as provided by Rule 1 of the Civil Appellate Rules
The district court reversed the decision of the magistrate and dismissed the petition. From the district court order, the petitioner Dianna Gleed Palmer has appealed to this Court, raising several substantive issues concerning the district court's ruling and also arguing that the district court should not have considered the appeal from the magistrates division of the district court because that appeal had not been timely made. We need not consider the substantive questions the petitioner has raised because the failure to file a timely notice of appeal to the district court is dispositive of this matter.
In appeals from the district court to this Court we have followed the rule that this Court has no jurisdiction to consider the appeal when the appellant has not filed a timely notice of appeal. Martin v. Soden, 80 Idaho 416, 332 P.2d 482 (1958); In re Dunn, 45 Idaho 23, 260 P. 432 (1927). Thus, it has been the practice of this Court to dismiss an appeal when notice of appeal was not timely filed. See, e.g., Williamsen Idaho Equipment v. Western Casualty & Surety Co., 95 Idaho 652, 516 P.2d 1166 (1973); Van Houten v. Burt, 95 Idaho 185, 505 P.2d 333 (1972). "[The question of jurisdiction of the district courts] may be properly raised at any time during the progress of the cause, even in this court." Twin Falls Realty Co. v. Brune, 45 Idaho 579, at 581, 264 P. 382, at 383 (1928); Hancock v. Elkington, 67 Idaho 542, 186 P.2d 494 (1947); Aram v. Edwards, 9 Idaho 333, 74 P. 961 (1903). We believe the district court's authority to consider appeals from the magistrates division of the district court is similarly limited with respect to filing timely notice of appeal and hold that the district court has no jurisdiction to consider appeals from the magistrates division of the district court when notice of appeal has not been timely filed. Thus, under the appellate rules then in effect,
Costs to appellants.
This rule was rescinded effective January 1, 1975. The time for taking an appeal to the district court from the magistrates division of the district court is now contained in I.R.C.P. 83(e), which retains the thirty day period.
This rule was rescinded effective January 1, 1975. The analogous rule is now I.R.C.P. 83 (s).