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  • Colorado is launching a new financial aid program to help students who want to become health care workers. And the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona announced it will abandon a multi-state deal on the Colorado River to keep its biggest reservoir from declining.
  • Students and teachers are heading back to classrooms this week. Keeping schools staffed - from cafeteria workers to instructors - is an ongoing challenge. The high cost of living in many parts of Colorado has become a huge issue.
  • Colorado Democrats have chosen new leaders for the current legislative session. And Utah Gov. Spencer Cox tried his hand at something a little different on Tuesday: substitute teaching.
  • Colorado’s recently concluded congressional redistricting process is starting to shake up the upcoming campaigns for the U-S House, including the state's third congressional district; Students in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District will return to in-person classes on Monday after a temporary closure due to widespread COVID-19 infections, but two school bus routes have been suspended for the next week due to extreme staff shortages.
  • The Montezuma-Cortez School Board held a virtual emergency meeting on Friday to consider providing the Superintendent authority to move schools into remote learning.
  • Teachers are pleading with school board members to address urgent and critical staff shortages in the Montezuma-Cortez school system. The pleas came from teachers, principals, and other staff at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday.