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By Andrew Christiansen

EMS board struggles with growing pains


The newly formed Klickitat County EMS District met last Thursday with an agenda full of contracts and agreements to review and approve. Some of the growing pains of the new board of commissioners were on display as Commissioner Ray LaFond and chair Robb Kimmes sparred over procedural issues.

Early in the meeting Kimmes called for public comments, and the board was informed by Kate Matthews, representing the Klickitat County Prosecutor’s Office, that her office didn’t have time to review the HMS contract in detail. The comments caught Kimmes off-guard, and he indicated he wasn’t aware the Prosecutor was asked to review the contracts. LaFond responded that he had made the request, and...

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