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Walsworth appointed to Fire 12

Community voices concerns about commission

Mason County Fire District 12 commissioners Albert Wilder and Cinda Compton appointed Kelli Walsworth, Wilder’s daughter, to a vacant commission position at a special meeting Tuesday in Matlock.

Walsworth is the district’s former fire chief who was dismissed and subsequently rehired as chief pro tempore prior to the state Auditor’s Office audit release in September. The audit found several fiscal problems in the district, and stated nepotism as a possible reason.

Commissioner Brian Jutson resigned June 26, Wilder announced at a special meeting Friday.

The resignation came as a surprise to resi...


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