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New Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush, center, smiles as she is sworn into office Tuesday morning by Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht. At right is Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland, who is holding Mitsch Bush's Confirmation Bible - dated 1959 - and a copy of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

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Officials take oath of office

Diane Mitsch Bush and Mike Kerrigan join incumbents for wearing-in

A standing-room-only crowd witnessed the swearing in of numerous county officials Tuesday at the Routt County Courthouse Annex. More than 30 people attended the brief 8 a.m. ceremony, during which Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht solemnly swore in newly elected Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush and Assessor Mike Kerrigan. Garrecht also renewed the oaths of office for re-elected Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland, Surveyor Ridgway "Skidge" Moon and Coroner Rob Ryg. Treasurer Jeanne Whiddon renewed her oath last week.

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