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Wed
09
May

County hears detail on new EMS proposal

Gerry Picek came before the Hamilton County board of commissioners Monday to introduce a new option for countywide ALS ambulance services.
“I am standing here because I still believe Hamilton County can do this the Hamilton County way,” Picek began. “Right now we’re looking at a countywide ALS solution that will be local ownership and investment.”

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Wed
09
May

Benefit for Weakland family hosted at Bish Arena April 28

For the past three summers, Bish Arena near Giltner has been the place to be for horse enthusiasts with the Summer Gymkhana Saddle Series. But on April 28, the year was started off with a benefit gymkhana playday for Mia Weakland, who has been battling cancer.
Mia’s daughter Kelsey, who has competed in the saddle series since its inception, enjoys the atmosphere at Bish arena.
“I just like the friendly atmosphere,” Kelsey said. “Everybody is here to help instead of judging like at most rodeos these days. It’s just everybody helping everybody.”

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Thu
03
May

HCF scholarships announced

Scholarships from the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Farr Trust have been awarded to 101 area students for the 2018-2019 school year. Get all the details in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
02
May

County board refutes claims made at candidate forum

Commissioner Gregg Kremer brought up the candidate forum hosted Thursday at The Leadership Center, saying he wanted to correct inaccuracies that had been said.
“There were some issues that I felt were inaccurate,” Kremer said during Monday’s board meeting.

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Wed
02
May

Mayoral candidates share views at candidate forum Thursday

Candidates running for Aurora Mayor compared their views Thursday during a candidate forum at The Leadership Center. Around 60 community members were in attendance.

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Wed
02
May

Emergency medical services a hot button topic at candidate forum

District 1 county commissioner Becky Richter and challenger Rich Kinsey offered differing views on a number of topics during Thursday’s candidate forum.

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Wed
02
May

District 5 commissioner candidates share insight

Incumbent Tim Bergen and challengers Roger Nunnenkamp and Ivan Hongsermeier shared the stage Thursday in a candidate forum focused on the District 5 county board race.

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Wed
02
May

Mayor offers update on fire-based EMS study

The Aurora City Council heard brief updates on the ongoing ambulance feasibility study, local emergency services and the wastewater treatment plant during a brief meeting April 24.
Mayor Dave Long advised council members that safety will be a prime consideration in the city’s review of a fire-based ambulance system. That committee met April 23 and will convene again May 8 with a goal of inviting input on its final report during a public hearing in mid-July.

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Wed
02
May

Hampton to be included in housing grant request

South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) targeted Hampton as one of six towns in the district to be included in an application to the state for single-family housing projects.  
Hampton Housing Solutions, Inc. is a non-profit that was formed to partner with entities such as SCEDD to complete projects that will eventually fill the housing void in the Hampton area.

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Tue
01
May

Private local group offering new EMS solution

A private group of citizens is hoping to add another local option to provide countywide ALS ambulance service once the county ends its ownership/management role Oct. 1.
Gerry Picek, a local firefighter and former EMT who served on a 15-member focus group last year, announced a plan Monday which he said adds another alternative to consider.

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