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Talks continue with Beacon, proposed costs coming down

 

April 19, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

AN ASPIRUS Hospital critical care transport Medevan participates in a mock accident last week at the Hurley K-12 school, along with an Aspirus medical helicopter. A key issue in Beacon Ambulance's request for higher payments from area municipalities is Aspirus providing medical transport services.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY - Negotiations are continuing in an effort to keep Beacon Ambulance in business.

The Hurley City Council on Tuesday discussed the status of the talks with Iron County Emergency Management Director Stacy Ofstad, who said Beacon is decreasing its proposed costs to area communities in seeking a new contract.

At a city council meeting last week, Hurley Mayor Joe Pinardi said Beacon was requesting an increase in its annual contract with Hurley from $5,231 to $46,710. He pointed out the ambulance company had not had an increase for several years....



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