The Interior Department is spending nearly 85-million-dollars to help communities in the West tackle challenges brought on by drought. According to the most recent Colorado SNOWTEL report, the Gunnison River Basin is at 139% of normal with the Yampa and White River Basin at 150% of normal. The first snow system of the new year brought in varying amounts of snow fall. Higher elevation did better with Silverton - 13.5 inches ,and Monarch Pass - 10 inches. Durango and Cedaredge reported 5 inches, and surprisingly Telluride reported only an inch and a half of snow. The 2022 mid-term elections weren’t the best for Colorado Republicans as Democrats retained top state positions and once again took the majority in both houses. In our final report from Rep. Matt Soper, he talks about the party’s losses and what that means for the upcoming legislative session which gets underway Monday.