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By Hannah Romero
Staff Writer 

COVID-19 funds used in county purchases


Sweetwater County will be able to purchase vehicles and make security upgrades for county departments and buildings thanks to coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds.

During their meeting last week, the commissioners approved several purchases for the county, all of which will use federal funds the county received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The commissioners previously approved the use of local recovery funds for revenue loss and have already allocated $714,148.23 for emergency vehicles for the coroner’s office and the sheriff’s office.

The projects approved by...

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