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Matlock fire district dismisses chief Tuesday

The three commissioners for Mason County Fire Distrcit 12 in Matlock voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to dismiss fire chief Kelli Walsworth without cause at the district’s monthly meeting.

The vote took place after a 20-minute executive session.

Commissioner Albert Wilder said after the vote that the community wants a new fire chief.

“Is it the right choice? I highly doubt it,” Wilder said. “Is it the choice they wanted? Absolutely. As commissioners, it is our job to represent you, the constituents. I just hope this doesn’t backfire on us, but we just fired somebody who is t...


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