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By Zach Spadt
Staff Writer 

Washakie County courthouse phone system needs updated

Commissioners to seek request for proposals


WORLAND — Washakie County commissioners are moving forward with a plan to update the phone system in the Washakie County Courthouse, particularly with the phones in the Washakie County Dispatch Center.

The current system is causing a bit of a headache for the sheriff’s office, where the dispatch center is housed, according to Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness.

In some cases, dispatchers receive 911 calls, but are unaware that they are emergency calls until they speak with the person on the other end of the line, but the calls are still going through.

“It doesn’t alert you tha...

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