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 2021-04-21 07:00 

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April 21st Early Morning Forecast...

We will see cloudy skies to start our day off on the Western Slope. These cloudy skies will cause our morning lows to be a little warmer than this morning. Cloudy skies will stick around for the afternoon hours. Southerly flow will push in moist warm air ...

 2021-04-21 05:59 

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D51 school board meeting includes student mask mandate protests...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The District 51 school board meeting started with congratulating students for outstanding success by way of accolades and applause. But, once they got to audience comments it quickly led to protests. One parent of a D51 student says,...

 2021-04-21 04:54 

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Fruita & Palisade Score Sweeps On Tuesday...

Fruita Monument Defeats Montrose: 3-0; 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 Palisade Defeats Glenwood Springs: 3-0; 25-16, 25-19, 25-21...

 2021-04-20 22:26 

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Voter access or voter integrity? Congress debates Republican-backed bills...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — As Senate Democrats held a hearing Tuesday to confront what they describe as a sweeping effort to restrict voter access in Republican-led states around the country, Republicans are saying Democrats are intentionally misreprese...

 2021-04-20 22:26 

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Tuesday April 20, 2021 Forecast First...

A record low temperature was set for Grand Junction (and near Craig, CO) Tuesday April 20, 2021. The temperatures can only get better/warmer from there and this weekend will be case and point! Until then, there is another round of unsettled weather antici...

 2021-04-20 21:44 

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Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store...

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An employee suspected of shooting three workers at an office inside a Long Island grocery store Tuesday, killing a manager, was arrested hours after fleeing, police said. Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 31, was taken into custody ...

 2021-04-20 21:16 

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Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and p...

 2021-04-20 20:37 

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LIVE: Jury reaches verdict in Derek Chauvin trial...

A verdict has been reached in the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd....

 2021-04-20 15:29 

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Newsfeed Now: White House prepares for Chauvin verdict; Kids possibly able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2022...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-04-20 14:51 

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Fluid Truck Drives Explosive Growth with Nearly 1,500 New Colorado Jobs...

DENVER, Colo. — Fluid Truck, the Colorado-based software-enabled peer-to-peer truck-sharing platform, has announced Colorado will remain its home as the company significantly expands its headquarters by 1,483 new jobs. The industry disruptor, commit...

 2021-04-20 14:44 

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Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some say yes...

NEW YORK (AP) — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last month, New York will tax recreational marijuana based on its amount of THC, the main intoxicati...

 2021-04-20 14:41 

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Bush criticizes GOP isolationism, anti-immigration rhetoric...

WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush says the Republican Party he served as president has become "isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist" and says he's especially concerned about anti-immigration rhetoric. "It'...

 2021-04-20 14:38 

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Amid US strains, China's Xi warns against 'unilateralism'...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for more equitable management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of U.S. dominance, said governments shouldn't impose rules on others. Xi's speech at an economic foru...

 2021-04-20 14:36 

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UEFA president urges Super League owners to reverse decision...

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — In a direct appeal to the owners of the English clubs in the Super League project, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin urged them Tuesday to change their minds out of respect for soccer fans. Ceferin both cajoled and criti...

 2021-04-20 14:34 

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Military says that Chad's president killed on battlefield...

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's longtime leader has died of wounds suffered during a visit to front-line troops battling a little-known rebel group, the military announced Tuesday, just hours after he was declared the winner of a an election t...

 2021-04-20 14:31 

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Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence...

BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese American mother in the Boston suburbs is sending her sons to in-person classes this month, even after one of them was taunted with a racist "slanted-eyes4; gesture at school, just days after the killings of women of As...

 2021-04-20 14:27 

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Afghanistan withdrawal draws concerns over abducted American...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan over the next five months, concerns are growing about one American who risks being left behind. Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, believed held for more ...

 2021-04-20 14:24 

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Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn't have 'red flag' hearing...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's "red flag" law, even after his mother called police last year to say h...

 2021-04-20 14:22 

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Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrand...

 2021-04-20 14:19 

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Apple signals return of right-wing 'free speech' app Parler...

(AP) — Apple said it has reached an agreement with the right-wing social app Parler that could lead to its reinstatement in the company's app store. Apple kicked out Parler in January over ties to the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. In ...

 2021-04-20 14:16 

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Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a fi...

 2021-04-20 14:13 

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New York AG investigating Cuomo's use of aides on book...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is investigating whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by having members of his staff help write and promote his pandemic leadership book. In a letter dated April 13, made public Monday, state Co...

 2021-04-20 14:06 

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In Minneapolis, a fortified city awaits Chauvin verdict...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just outside the entrance to Smile Orthodontics, in a Minneapolis neighborhood of craft breweries and trendy shops, two soldiers in jungle camouflage and body armor were on watch Monday, assault rifles slung over their backs. Snow...

 2021-04-20 14:02 

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Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former sena...

 2021-04-20 13:58 

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Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research unveiled Monday found. Paleontologists developed the theory while studying a ...

 2021-04-20 13:53 

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Colorado county report shows vaccine clinic flouted safety...

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado county public health report found a Colorado Springs vaccine clinic operating without proper temperature storage for vaccines or social distancing, as well as unmasked workers. The Associated Press received the report on the...

 2021-04-20 13:49 

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Jokic's 47 leads Nuggets over Grizzlies 139-137 in 2 OTs...

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 139-137 on Monday night. Jokic added 15 rebounds and eight assists, Will Barton sco...

 2021-04-20 13:47 

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Road Report 4/20/21...
 2021-04-20 11:00 

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April 20th Forecast...

We will see a cold morning on the Western Slope. Thanks to the cold front that passed through yesterday afternoon morning lows will be below freezing for most of the Western Slope. We will stay dry through the night for most of the region, but chances for...

 2021-04-20 07:00 

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April 20th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see a cold morning on the Western Slope. Thanks to the cold front that passed through this afternoon morning lows will be below freezing for most of the Western Slope. We will stay dry through the night for most of the region, but chances for ligh...

 2021-04-19 23:16 

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Garfield County resolution on COVID guidance...

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — During the April 19 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board passed a resolution providing guidance following the expiration of the statewide COVID-19 dial executive orders. Counties are now able to implement regulat...

 2021-04-19 23:13 

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VA Western Colorado Health Care System reaches milestone administering 10,000th vaccine...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Western Colorado Health Care System began COVID-19 immunizations in late December 2020 and recently administered it's 10,000th vaccine to eligible Veterans residing in rural and highly rural locations within a geographic ...

 2021-04-19 23:09 

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Grand Junction Man Convicted of Conspiring to Distribute Fentanyl Resulting in Death...

DENVER The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado announces that Bruce Holder, age 55, of Grand Junction, was convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Counterfeit Substances, Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death, Distribu...

 2021-04-19 22:38 

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April 19, 2021 Forecast First...

Wind will remain in the forecast for most of this week along with a few unsettled rounds of rain showers. Expect a significant temperature swing Tuesday morning/afternoon. A Red Flag Warning and a Wind Advisory are in place Monday April 19 until 9 pm. Win...

 2021-04-19 21:22 

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Biden seeks GOP input, hopes to reach bipartisan agreement on infrastructure package...

President Joe Biden met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday to discuss what...

 2021-04-19 19:27 

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Montrose Police Department Welcomes Two New Officers...

MONTROSE, Colo. — The Montrose Police Department officially welcomed two new police officers to its ranks Monday morning, filling a pair of vacant positions in the department. Officers Bobbie Rossiter and Ruben Trujillo were officially sworn in duri...

 2021-04-19 19:24 

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Colorado Ceasefire Applauds Governor Polis for Signing Life-Saving Safe Storage and Lost & Stolen Bills into Law...

DENVER, Colo. — Today, Governor Jared Polis took decisive action to further address Colorado's gun violence epidemic. These two laws — safe storage and lost & stolen — are vital tools to address the epidemic of unintentional child sh...

 2021-04-19 19:03 

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Work Progressing On Sunset Mesa Water Storage Project...

MONTROSE, Colo. — Construction of the Sunset Mesa water tank and pump station is progressing on schedule and within budget with the overall goal of providing safe and reliable drinking water to city water customers living west of the Uncompahgre Riv...

 2021-04-19 18:59 

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April 19-23, 2021, as Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week in Mesa County and urges residents to join in on this special observance with appropriate events and displays...

 2021-04-19 18:57 

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ShareFest Weekend is April 24-25...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April 24-25, 2021, as ShareFest Weekend in Mesa County and encourage all residents to participate by finding helpful ways to serve the community on Sharefest Weekend and throughout the yea...

 2021-04-19 18:54 

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Prosecutor: Chauvin 'had to know' Floyd's life was in danger...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin "had to know" he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the Black man cried over and over that he couldn't breathe and finally fell silent, a prosecutor told the jury Monday during closing ...

 2021-04-19 18:52 

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Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges...

A federal judge on Monday ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe B...

 2021-04-19 18:48 

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City Announces New Director of Parks and Open Space...

ASPEN, Colo. — The City of Aspen Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Kuhn to the position of Director of Parks and Open Space. Kuhn has been serving as the interim director since June 2020. "We're so ...

 2021-04-19 18:35 

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Colorado judge resigning after censure for racial slur...

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on person...

 2021-04-19 18:30 

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2 US agencies send teams to probe Tesla crash with no driver...

DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies are sending teams to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportati...

 2021-04-19 17:52 

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No Burn Advisory from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Due to Red Flag Warning...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Public Health has issued a no-burn advisory on April 19, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, ...

 2021-04-19 17:49 

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CDOT and MADD share impaired-driving stories to remind Coloradans to plan ahead and stay safe during 420...

STATEWIDE — Ethan Small was a 28-year-old finding his way in the world. He had recently launched his own social media consulting business and drove for a rideshare company on the side. January 19, 2019, Ethan dropped off a rideshare passenger at the...

 2021-04-19 16:23 

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A Favorite Palisade Chamber Event Returns!...

PALISADE, Colo. — As good news spreads throughout the Grand Valley, the Palisade Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its biggest event, The Palisade Peach Festival presented by American Furniture Warehouse, returns August 19th with the festiv...

 2021-04-19 15:47 

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Firefighters to conduct prescribed burn in Mesa County...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Smoke may be visible in the Grand Valley this week. If conditions allow, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management unit, in coordination with the Town of Palisade and the City of Grand Junction, will conduct a pres...

 2021-04-19 15:41 

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UEFA could ban Super League players from Euro 2020, WCup...

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Players at the 12 clubs setting up their own Super League could be banned from this year's European Championship and next year's World Cup, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said Monday. Ceferin showed his sense ...

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