A historic moment in Blaine County
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A capacity crowd filled the Blaine County Courthouse Tuesday for a historic swearing-in ceremony.
District Judge John McKeon administered the oath of office to M. Dolores Plumage, the first Native American county commissioner elected in Blaine County.
"This is a great day. It has been a long time coming," Plumage said during ceremonies and presentations after the oath of office.
The Dry Lake Singers of Hays were part of the celebration, performing a traditional Native American welcoming song and a victory song.
Also sworn in were Clerk and Recorder Sandra Boardman, County Superintendent of...