Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:38 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
HELENA - Lewis and Clark County commissioners have approved spending $270,000 in grant money to continue making improvements to the statewide emergency radio network system.
Sheriff Leo Dutton says it will go to microwave maintenance on the system, which is currently under the auspices of Lewis and Clark County.
"Lewis and Clark County carries the lion's share of the radio project for the state of Montana. We're hoping that there is a bill sponsored by MACO that will go through the Legislature this year to help create funds for an infrastructure program," Dutton said.
He added that the counties have been nice enough to help pay for improvements, but it's now time for the state to step up and maintain the system.