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Hubbard County Dep. Jeremiah Johnson uses his mobile radio for most calls coming from the dispatch center and other vehicles. His portable radio, which is on his shoulder, is used when he leaves his vehicle. The county reports it has had few problems with its radios, even in the more rugged terrain. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

County chooses VHF digital radio over state ARMER plan

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After nearly three years of meetings and study, Hubbard County voted Wednesday to move forward on the purchase of VHF digital radio equipment for emergency personnel, not align itself with the expensive state radio system called ARMER.


Sheriff Frank Homer said the VHF digital equipment makes the best fiscal sense for the county. He'd delay his recommendation, he said, "but there's grant monies out there and we need to move forward."

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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