Aug 26, 2009 7:51 AM by Associated Press
Three projects in rural Colorado will get a total of nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds to expand medical care and improve water systems. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that the funds will be distributed through community development block grants, administered by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
The western Colorado town of Red Cliff will receive $1.1 million to replace its wastewater treatment plant. The town's existing plant is out of compliance with federal standards.
The Pueblo County community of Boone will get about $1.3 million to improve its wastewater treatment system. Another $415,000 will go to the Bent County Medical Facility in Las Animas to expand the clinic.
State officials say the projects will generate a total of 46 temporary jobs.