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Trainee Nikki Swaim takes an exam while training inside the Routt County Communications Department. Swaim just started training Monday and will continue to train for the next three to four 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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