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 2022-01-25 19:21 

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COVID-19 rate falls to 24% in Colorado; see where every county stands with omicron...

Are we finally ahead of the peak of the omicron spike in Colorado? Both the COVID-19 positivity rate and incidence rates are down over the last week in Colorado....

 2022-01-25 16:50 

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Colorado snow totals from Jan. 25 snowstorm...

Snow will continue to fall until it tapers off during the afternoon....

 2022-01-25 16:45 

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SAT exam going digital, getting shorter as college admissions shift...

The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission....

 2022-01-25 16:00 

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Feds launch website for claiming part 2 of child tax credit...

The federal government launched a revamped website Monday — the first day of tax filing season — to help people who were eligible for the expanded child tax credit under last year...

 2022-01-25 15:15 

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Polis appointee calls ranchers 'lazy and nasty,' resigns...

Ranchers called for Gov. Jared Polis to remove a woman named Ellen Kessler from the State Board of Veterinary Medicine after Kessler allegedly called ranchers in the state "lazy and nasty." Late Monday afternoon, the governor...

 2022-01-25 14:45 

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Poised and confident, Mahomes has KC back in AFC title game...

You could spend about a year describing the frantic two minutes that led to overtime between the Bills and Chiefs on Sunday night, when Kansas City rallied for a heart-pounding 42-36 victory to reach its fourth consecutive AFC title game....

 2022-01-25 14:38 

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Ahead of Olympics, lockdowns loom over Beijing life...

Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns and sweeping COVID-19 testing requirements as the Chinese capital seeks to prevent a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in less than two weeks....

 2022-01-25 14:30 

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Hot mic catches Biden calling Fox News reporter 'stupid son of a b—-'...

President Biden was caught on a hot microphone Monday calling Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a "stupid son of a b****" after he asked a question about inflation....

 2022-01-25 13:15 

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Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second...

Former President Donald Trump dominates the field of potential contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nod, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is an early favorite for the nomination in the event that Trump doesn't run again, according to a new Har...

 2022-01-25 13:10 

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US names 223 to Olympic team; 4 athletes are 5-timers...

The 223-person U.S. Olympic roster revealed Monday includes four athletes making their fifth trip to the Games: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton, and John Shuster in curling....

 2022-01-25 12:45 

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2nd Colorado clerk accused of election security breach...

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is accusing a second Republican county clerk of violating election security. Griswold on Monday ordered Elbert County Clerk and Recorder Dallas Schroeder to hand over images of the county...

 2022-01-25 12:39 

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Jan 25th Morning Road Report...
 2022-01-25 12:35 

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Avs beat Blackhawks 2-0, extend record home streak to 16...

Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen scored, Pavel Francouz made 23 saves for his third career shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Monday night to extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 16 games....

 2022-01-25 12:27 

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Jan 25th Forecast First...

We are seeing a cloudy start to the day on the Western Slope. With the cloudy skies morning lows are in the 20s for most of the region. A weak upper level trough is bringing in slight scattered snow showers over the mountains for the morning and afternoon...

 2022-01-25 05:52 

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Spirit of battle: Meet Caden Hotchkiss...

A Montrose couple gave birth to their brand new baby boy on January 7th, but he was born premature, and flown to Saint Mary...

 2022-01-25 04:28 

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Olathe men raising funds for Highway 348 crash victims' families...

Families in Mexico of the crash victims depended on the money earned every season. The accident killed three and the sole survivor is still in intensive care....

 2022-01-25 04:17 

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Big cat hunting ban loses support around Capitol...

A bill that would prohibit the shooting, trapping and killing of mountain lions, bobcats and lynx is losing support in the Colorado legislature....

 2022-01-25 02:57 

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Polis appointee calls ranchers 'lazy and nasty,' resigns...

Ranchers called for Gov. Jared Polis to remove a woman named Ellen Kessler from the State Board of Veterinary Medicine after Kessler allegedly called ranchers in the state "lazy and nasty."...

 2022-01-25 02:29 

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Update on multi-agency investigations into Clerk Tina Peters...

Multiple agencies have filed criminal investigations into Peters actions, one involving a Mesa County grand jury. Now, Peters is accused of using her public office to operate a criminal defense fund for financial gain....

 2022-01-25 02:22 

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Mesa County Employment Rate...

Demetrious Gamble talked to the local chamber and work force representatives to explain why Grand Junction...

 2022-01-25 02:03 

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Monday January 24, 2022 Forecast First...

High Country/Front Range locations have inbound snow while the Western slope gets hit with short term cloudy conditions and cooler temperatures. Aside from the two weak systems to talk about (Tuesday/Thursday), the Western Slope should end up with quiet w...

 2022-01-25 01:39 

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How long will Colorado give out free KN95 masks?...

Colorado has shipped more than a million free masks in the days since it announced the program, but it...

 2022-01-25 01:33 

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State's top fire leader dissects Marshall Fire response...

On a scale of one to 10, Colorado's top fire leader said he'd give the state's mutual aid dispatching response during the Marshall Fire a six or a seven....

 2022-01-25 01:13 

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Caprock Academy's protocols in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19...

Last school year, Caprock Academy transitioned to remote learning for two weeks at a time to help stop the spread, a move that along with COVID-19, made learning difficult....

 2022-01-25 00:18 

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Democrats push to pass climate change policy...

Environmentalists are pushing Democrats are pushing to get climate change policy across the finish line before the midterms....

 2022-01-25 00:18 

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Democrats push to pass climate change policy...

Environmentalists are pushing Democrats are pushing to get climate change policy across the finish line before the midterms....

 2022-01-24 23:35 

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First-time speed skaters eager to compete on Olympic stage regardless of restrictions and challenges...

With no foreign fans, plenty of COVID-19 testing and restricted movement, the Beijing Olympics are going to look quite different....

 2022-01-24 22:09 

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Tax season is underway but this year's filing may look different...

That...

 2022-01-24 20:00 

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Who are the finalists for Broncos next coach?...

The search for the next coach of the Denver Broncos has narrowed to three finalists, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport said the finalist to replace Vic Fangio are Dan Quinn, Kevin O'Connell, and Nathaniel Hackett....

 2022-01-24 19:15 

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Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying New York Times defamation trial...

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...

 2022-01-24 18:30 

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NFL overtime rules questioned again after Chiefs defeat Bills...

The NFL...

 2022-01-24 18:00 

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Prosecutors say airline passenger refused to wear mask, exposed himself, threw can during flight...

Prosecutors said a Delta Airlines passenger who refused to wear a mask during a flight exposed himself to other passengers and threw a can at an individual, The New York Times reported....

 2022-01-24 17:12 

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Early betting action likes Niners in NFC Championship...

After what NFL playoff bettors went through this past weekend, the AFC and NFC title games have a tough act to follow....

 2022-01-24 16:45 

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End of affirmative action? Justices to hear challenge to race-based college admissions...

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding another blockbuster case to a term with abortion, guns, religion, and COVID-19 already on the agenda....

 2022-01-24 16:00 

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Despite lack of evidence it treats COVID-19, health insurers are still paying for ivermectin prescriptions...

Ivermectin continues to be a lightning rod topic during the coronavirus pandemic. Although many people are using the medication as a COVID-19 treatment option, there's very little evidence that the drug actually fights the virus. Despite all this, a n...

 2022-01-24 15:00 

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Momentum builds for new COVID-19 relief for businesses...

Momentum is building on Capitol Hill for more coronavirus relief funding to support restaurants and other businesses struggling to stay afloat in the face of the latest wave of the pandemic fueled by the omicron variant....

 2022-01-24 14:15 

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Hospital bills $847 'facility fee' for telehealth visit...

When Brittany Tesso received a doctor's bill from Children's Hospital Colorado for $676.86 after a panel of doctors observed her son for two hours to see if he needed speech therapy, she thought the amount was extreme, but she paid it....

 2022-01-24 14:05 

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Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics...

People in a Beijing district with some 2 million residents have been ordered to undergo mass coronavirus testing following a series of infections as China tightened anti-disease controls ahead of the Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-24 14:03 

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Chiefs host Bengals, 49ers at Rams for spots in Super Bowl...

Kansas City's 42-36 win over Buffalo capped a divisional round in which the other three games were decided on final-play field goals giving the visitors wins....

 2022-01-24 13:45 

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13-year-old's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools...

The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for the training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and ...

 2022-01-24 13:41 

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Jan 24th Morning Road Report...
 2022-01-24 13:40 

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Gonzaga suspends NBA legend's season tickets over refusal to wear mask at games...

Gonzaga has suspended John Stockton's basketball season tickets after the Hall of Fame point guard refused to comply with the university...

 2022-01-24 13:30 

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New Mexico governor becomes substitute teacher amid school staffing shortage...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has registered to become licensed as a substitute teacher as part of a push to address COVID-19-related staffing shortages at schools and child care centers....

 2022-01-24 13:20 

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Jokic scores 34 points, Nuggets beat Pistons 117-111...

Nikola Jokic scored 34 points, including four free throws in the closing seconds, and the Denver Nuggets held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 117-111 Sunday night....

 2022-01-24 13:00 

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Backlogged IRS starts accepting tax returns Monday...

An IRS worker shortage, an enormous workload from administering pandemic-related programs, and stalled legislation that would have given the agency billions of dollars for more expeditiously processing returns will combine to cause taxpayers pain this fil...

 2022-01-24 12:40 

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Jan 24th Forecast First...

We will see a clear and dry morning and afternoon on the Western Slope. Highs for the day will be more than 5 degrees above normal in the valleys. Higher elevations will be a little cooler, but still above normal. An upper level trough will move through t...

 2022-01-24 01:25 

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Russian invasion 'would trigger swift, severe' US response...

The situation between Russia and Ukraine is intensifying. American officials are monitoring events closely as the world fears an imminent attack by Russia on Ukraine....

 2022-01-23 20:49 

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Bengals, 49ers stun top seeds to make conference title games...

Few people would...

 2022-01-23 12:50 

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Sunday January 23, 2022 Forecast First...

Chief Meteorologist Russ Pappas has your Western Slope weather forecast for Grand Junction, Montrose and Delta, Colorado...

 2022-01-23 00:22 

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More pandemic relief to meet 'kitchen table' needs?...

Some ideas include more help for small businesses and a new push for paid leave because of the ongoing pandemic....

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