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 2021-04-13 14:17 

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D51 announces Summer Extension programming...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Valley School District 51 is happy to announce that all schools in the district will offer summer learning this year! The district is able to offer what we are calling Summer Extension using federal ESSER (Element...

 2021-04-13 14:14 

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Fort Lewis College hosting virtual Day of Dialogue...

DURANGO, Colo. — Fort Lewis College is hosting a Day of Dialogue on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The virtual event is comprised of roundtable conversations between, students, educators, and alumni from Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions that...

 2021-04-13 14:00 

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Road Report 4/13/21...
 2021-04-13 11:00 

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April 13th Forecast...

We will see a warmer morning today thanks to cloudy skies moving in during the evening hours. These cloudier skies helped trap in heat during the overnight hours. Expect to see mostly cloudy to overcast skies for this afternoon with plenty of chances for ...

 2021-04-13 07:00 

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April 13th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see a warmer morning tomorrow thanks to cloudy skies moving in during the evening hours. These cloudier skies will help to trap in heat during the overnight hours. Expect to see mostly cloudy to overcast skies for tomorrow afternoon with plenty of...

 2021-04-13 02:19 

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Biden meets with bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss American Jobs Plan...

WASHINGTON (NEXTAR) — Congress is back in session, and that means the infrastructure bill is front and center for lawmakers and President Joe Biden. "I'm prepared to negotiate," the president said as he met with a group of lawmakers on M...

 2021-04-13 00:14 

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US nominates NY lawyer to monitor United Auto Workers union...

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit is recommending that a federal judge name New York lawyer Neil Barofsky to monitor the United Auto Workers union's behavior after a corruption scandal. Appointing an independent monitor is...

 2021-04-13 00:08 

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Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise tha...

 2021-04-12 23:04 

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Backlash to Georgia voting law continues as lawmakers remain split...

Republicans are pushing back against the economic backlash brought on by Georgia...

 2021-04-12 23:03 

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Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors' case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd's younger brother, along with another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force e...

 2021-04-12 22:45 

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Ukraine's leader requests a talk with Putin, gets no answer...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leader has asked for a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Russian troop buildup across his country's border and the escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine, but the request has not been a...

 2021-04-12 22:43 

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Attack on Iran's Natanz plant muddies US, Iran nuke talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is casting a major shadow over Tuesday's resumption of indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran over resurrection of the international accord limiting Iran's nuclear program....

 2021-04-12 22:40 

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Fox stands behind Tucker Carlson after ADL urges his firing...

(AP) — Fox Corp. is standing behind Tucker Carlson after the Anti-Defamation League last week called for the company to fire the opinion host for his on-air defense of the white-supremacist "great replacement" theory. In a letter sent Sunday...

 2021-04-12 22:35 

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April 12, 2021 Forecast First...

The month of April can be the second snowiest month for the Colorado High Country! A statement like that needs clarification and with the unsettled weather the state is expecting this week... anything goes. The mountains will likely add up to foot and a h...

 2021-04-12 22:23 

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Pentagon chief orders review of deadly 2020 attack in Kenya...

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written stateme...

 2021-04-12 22:19 

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Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as ...

 2021-04-12 22:01 

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DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attacked YouTube and its parent company Google on Monday, accusing the tech giant of censorship for its decision last week to remove from its platform video of a coronavirus discussion he organi...

 2021-04-12 21:58 

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Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held...

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two brothers from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one brother shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said. A Georgia...

 2021-04-12 21:54 

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Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal...

(AP) — The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to A...

 2021-04-12 21:51 

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Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured. The Jackson County pros...

 2021-04-12 21:37 

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Journey to Tokyo: Rugby player Lauren Doyle aims for spot on Olympics roster, gold...

"Pretty much just got recognized for being fast," the former track star said smiling....

 2021-04-12 21:35 

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Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal...

(AP) — Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance's widely used me...

 2021-04-12 21:22 

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Two PHS seniors named Daniels Scholars...

PALISADE, Colo. — Congratulations to Palisade High School seniors Magdalena Latek and Jennasea Brook Licata! Both have been named Daniels Fund Scholars for 2021. The prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship Program covers up to $25,000 per year in colle...

 2021-04-12 21:16 

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Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments...

Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System is the governing board for Colorado State University and the Colorado State University, Pueblo. The Board selects the presidents of t...

 2021-04-12 21:10 

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Foundation Supports Nonprofit Employee Well-Being...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Rocky Mountain Health Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $574,000 to health-focused organizations on the Western Slope. Nearly $163,000 in Staff Care grants has been awarded to organizations funded by RMHF in 2020. T...

 2021-04-12 21:02 

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Delta County Coroner and Sheriff Release Name in Officer-Involved Shooting...

DELTA, Colo. — The Delta County Coroner's Office and the Delta County Sheriff's Office have identified the deceased female involved in last Friday's Officer-involved shooting as Paige Pierce (Schmidt), a 26-year-old female from Austin, C...

 2021-04-12 20:54 

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Eagle County Public Safety Agencies Transform First Responder Communications with FirstNet...

VAIL, Colo. — The Vail Police Department, Gypsum Fire Protection District and Eagle County Sheriff's Office are connecting our first responders to FirstNet the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpos...

 2021-04-12 20:46 

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Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple people including a police officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, authorities said, adding that the scene had been secured. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that auth...

 2021-04-12 20:41 

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Weinstein challenges extradition to face California charges...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A lawyer for convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday challenged Weinstein's extradition to California to face sexual assault charges contained in a newly revealed indictment, citing a paperwork technicality after...

 2021-04-12 20:37 

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Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting...

 2021-04-12 20:28 

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Hilltop's Family Resource Center Receives $12,500 Grant for Hunger Relief...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Hilltop's Family Resource Center has been awarded a grant of $12,500 for hunger relief. Funding was made possible by the City of Grand Junction through the #GJStrong Fund, managed by the Western Colorado Community Foundat...

 2021-04-12 20:04 

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'Thought that was it': Runner recalls Boulder store shooting...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Inside a small room where she and four others were hiding from a gunman just steps away from their locked door, Olympic hopeful Maggie Montoya made a quiet and emotional phone call to her parents. Just to tell them one last tim...

 2021-04-12 19:58 

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Casa Bonita restaurant in Colorado files for bankruptcy...

DENVER (AP) — A well-known restaurant in Colorado that has been closed since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Casa Bonita in Lakewood, famous for its cliff divers, a 30-foot (about 9-me...

 2021-04-12 18:45 

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Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors...

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science's best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids' brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune s...

 2021-04-12 18:42 

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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants...

(AP) — Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine — this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus. Make no mistake: The vaccines currently being rolled out across ...

 2021-04-12 18:34 

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Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun...

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city's police chief said Monday...

 2021-04-12 18:28 

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'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting...

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with offic...

 2021-04-12 17:39 

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Vaccine seized from medical spa due to storage problems...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been confiscated from a Colorado Springs medical spa after county health officials observed problems in vaccine storage on Friday, prompting the state health department to inv...

 2021-04-12 17:36 

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Football fundraiser to transform 'worst field in America'...

DENVER (AP) — Since resurrecting its six-man football program in 2016, coaches and players at tiny Branson High School took perverse pride in playing on a rut-and-rock strewn pasture they claimed as the worst field in America. Opponents offered no a...

 2021-04-12 17:32 

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MacKinnon, Avalanche stay hot with 4-1 win over Ducks...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to nine games and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Sunday. Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists to reach 500 career points fo...

 2021-04-12 17:28 

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Giants pitchers scatter 8 hits, beat Rockies for sweep...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani and three relievers combined to scatter eight hits and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. DeSclafani (1-0) struck out eight and gave up six hits in...

 2021-04-12 17:25 

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Boston bullies: Celtics' 31-3 run ends Nuggets' win streak...

DENVER (AP) — Brad Stevens could sense the game slipping away. He could feel the rim-rattling dunks and the transition buckets coming. Instead of Boston bowing to the NBA's hottest team, though, the Celtics used an epic 31-3 run to halt the Denv...

 2021-04-12 17:22 

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Russia puts feminist activist on trial for pornography...

MOSCOW (AP) — A feminist artist went on trial Monday in Russia on charges of disseminating pornography after she shared artwork online depicting female bodies. Human rights groups linked her prosecution to the Kremlin's conservative stance promo...

 2021-04-12 17:20 

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'Skilled predator' FBI boss harassed 8 women, watchdog finds...

NEW YORK (AP) — One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks' hands when he reached for her legs and breasts. Another went home shaken after he tugged on her ear and kissed her cheek during a closed-door meeti...

 2021-04-12 17:17 

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White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability. The figur...

 2021-04-12 15:19 

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New Study: Colorado has No. 11 Highest Rate of Homelessness in the Nation...

REMOTE — A new study shows Colorado has the No. 11 highest rate of homelessness in America and saw a nearly 2% annual increase in its homeless population. Denver has the No. 38 highest homeless rate among U.S. cities. Security.org today released a s...

 2021-04-12 15:15 

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City of Aspen Annual Spring Clean-Up Returns...

ASPEN, Colo. — The City of Aspen Streets Department is pleased to announce the return of the annual spring clean-up event. From May 17-20, Aspen residents who've made a prior appointment may have large trash items picked up curbside at their res...

 2021-04-12 15:14 

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Newsfeed Now: Chauvin trial enters third week; Matsuyama becomes 1st Japanese Masters winner...

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....

 2021-04-12 15:08 

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Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reel...

 2021-04-12 15:04 

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Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis...

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