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Emergency radio system coming

— An emergency radio broadcast system is scheduled to be up in running in Northwest Colorado within the next month.

The station will be called the All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio, or NWR, and is a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The NOAA and the Department of Homeland Security partnered in July o2004 to use NOAA’s weather radio as the primary warning system for the United States.

Northwest Colorado is the last region in the state to receive service.

Parts are on order for the transmitter, which will be erected on Walton Peak.

“The purpose of NOAA weather radio is to notify people of impending danger,” NOAA’s Jim Pringle said. “It’s not only weather warnings. It’s also for any type of hazard that may exist.”

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