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  • Republican Heidi Ganahl has picked a running mate in her campaign for the Colorado governor’s office. And the Navajo Nation Council signed a historic funding bill on Friday.
  • The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new round of funding for water projects this week. And Democrats at the Colorado state Capitol have passed a bill they say will protect elections from insider threats.
  • $13 billion is headed to tribal communities from the recently-passed federal infrastructure bill, for addressing water projects, water rights settlements, and healthcare; The federal government also announced it plans to meet directly with tribes this month to figure out how to best implement the funds.
  • The head of Colorado’s department of transportation says the state will not get as much of a boost from the recently passed federal infrastructure package as the White House is advertising; The intensive care unit at Southwest Health System in Cortez remains at capacity, and includes a handful of COVID-19 patients.
  • A group advising Colorado lawmakers on how to spend four hundred million dollars of federal aid on affordable housing has started voting on WHICH projects should get funding; The Colorado Department of Transportation says the final lane on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon should reopen within the next week.