The North Fork Ambulance Association is facing a large budget deficit.
That’s why the organization is hosting a series of meetings to gather ideas from the community on what to do about the problem. The first meeting was in Hotchkiss on Thursday night.
The association is the only ambulance service provider in the North Fork Valley. About 50 volunteer emergency responders staff it.
The nonprofit is funded by paid memberships, grants from the state, charging non-members for ambulance services and donations.