CREEDE— Judge Ruth Acheson swore in new and returning Mineral County officials on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Commissioner Scott Lamb was sworn in for his third term in office. Lamb has been a long-time resident of Creede; during this term he hopes to continue work on several projects that include keeping Mineral County financially stable.
Mineral County Clerk Eryn Wintz has been with the county for 14 years, serving as the clerk for 13. Prior to the election, Wintz said she feels very passionate about elections and is very proud of the progress she has made as clerk in the county.
County Treasurer Patti Payne was sworn in Tuesday as well; she has been the county treasurer for the past 20 years, also serving as the public trustee. Payne loves the work she does and loves Mineral County. She previously stated that she has kept the financial books for the county in balance for the past 20 years and stated how proud she is to serve the community.
County Assessor Libby Lamb was sworn in for her third term in office. She enjoys her position with the county and wants to continue to see that the growth happening in the area is recorded properly so the town can benefit from the taxes collected from that growth.
Mineral County Sheriff Fred Hosselkus took the oath for his fourth term in office.
Jim Adelman took over for the post for Mineral County coroner after outgoing Charles Downing chose not to rerun in the past election. Adelman has been serving as deputy coroner to Downing for the past 10 years and has experience serving as an EMT.