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Trainee Nikki Swaim takes an exam while training inside the Routt County Communications Department. Swaim started training Jan. 3 and will continue to train for several months.

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Dispatchers feeling strain of long days

Stressful job gets tough as winter wears on

Even as vacationing skiers frolic on the slopes of Mount Werner this week, a dedicated group of Routt County emergency dispatchers are weathering unusually trying times.


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