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Wygant steps down after 14 years as chief

January 3, 2014

File photo by Joseph Bell Former Ridgway fire chief John Wygant, left, is shown speaking to a fellow firefighter at an August 2013 two-vehicle crash on Boot Jack Road.

John Wygant, former chief of the Ridgway Fire Department, has stepped down after 14 years at the helm.
Scott Pontious, formerly deputy chief, is now the new chief of the fire department.
Wygant, a 37-year veteran of the department having joined in 1976, will be 66 years old at the end of the month.

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