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  • The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality recently granted an aquifer protection permit for a uranium mine near from a tribal community in the Grand Canyon, but the Havasupai Tribe still has concerns about the quality of its water. And avian influenza is suspected in Montezuma County.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to spend one hundred million dollars on programs to reduce homelessness. And avian flu is spreading throughout Utah.
  • Fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to rattle commodity markets, the USDA cuts yield estimates on U.S. corn, avian influenza continues to impact chickens, turkeys, and other birds, Corn Belt agricultural land values are on the rise, the US Climate Prediction Center reports La Nina conditions are likely again this fall and upcoming winter, and the Russian military has stolen farm equipment from Ukraine that may be useless.
  • The dust is starting to settle at the Colorado State Capitol after the legislative session ended late last night. And Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources has confirmed avian flu in a deceased great horned owl.
  • A bill aiming to prevent fentanyl overdoses barely survived its first test in the Colorado Senate. And Colorado health officials say a person working on a farm with infected poultry tested positive for avian influenza this week, but officials also say there is little risk to public health.
  • Governor Jared Polis says Colorado will spend twenty million dollars to better prepare for wildfires this summer. And avian influenza has been detected in multiple counties across the Western Slope.
  • More than two dozen Colorado landmarks are on the verge of getting new names. And avian flu has wiped out a backyard flock of chickens in Pitkin County.
  • Snowpack levels in the Four Corners show small signs of improvement over last year, but some areas in the Southwest may face water shortages later this year. Avian influenza is affecting egg production, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says "no" to opening reserve croplands.
  • Colorado lawmakers have overwhelmingly rejected a bill aiming to protect workers who use marijuana off the clock. And a highly contagious strain of avian flu has been discovered in wild birds in Colorado.