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County seeks funding for public response building

Commission approves application for ARPA grant to bring emergency departments under one roo

On Tuesday morning, the county commissioners approved a grant application for funds that would be used to construct a new building to house the county’s emergency response departments under a single roof.

The application will be submitted to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

The building would be known as the Crook County Consolidated Public Response Facility and would contain space for three individual departments.

“It’s for fire, emergency management, search and rescue,” said Commissioner Bob Latham.

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