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Colorado River Indian Tribes to get federal funding for irrigation and utilities

The Department of the Interior announced this week that nearly $10 million will be allocated for irrigation projects and power utilities owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

More than $1.5 million will go toward irrigation projects for the Colorado River Indian Tribes, a single tribal nation in western Arizona, near Parker. The reservation will get an additional $1 million for power utilities. 

Over the next five years, $50 million will be invested in similar projects on land owned by the Bureau.

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.