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 2021-07-20 09:31 

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COVID cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 71...

The total includes 31 people among the tens of thousands of international visitors expected in Japan to compete or work at the Games, which open Friday....

 2021-07-20 09:26 

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Paralympian left 'speechless' after being told sprint briefs 'too short'...

Welsh Paralympic world champion Olivia Breen said she was left shocked and dismayed when an official at Sunday...

 2021-07-20 07:00 

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July 20th Early Morning Forecast...

Cloudy skies overnight will keep our morning lows warmer than our averages. Scattered thunderstorms will clear up for the overnight hours, and we will stay dry for the morning hours. Once we start to move into the afternoon hours we will see scattered thu...

 2021-07-20 05:15 

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Community Center update...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Voters have thought twice about taking the plunge into building a new community center in Grand Junction, but maybe three times really is a charm. Chad Magee is ready for a brand new community center. "We have a lot of surroundin...

 2021-07-20 05:11 

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Rockies Stay Hot To Start Second Half Of Season...
 2021-07-20 02:06 

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Travel officials recommend proactive vacation planning during massive passport backlog...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- Leisure travel is picking up across the country, but some people are picking up a passport that might not get them far. A passport has to be valid after the last travel stamp for six months, which created a backlog between people ren...

 2021-07-20 01:21 

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Abandoned high school could be Palisade's first medical clinic...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Rural communities in Mesa County have been working to recover from COVID-19, and support funding is here. Mesa County Commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing the distribution of its American Rescue Plan and Local Fiscal Recover...

 2021-07-19 23:42 

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Senate Democrats take voting rights fight on the road...

For the first time in 20 years, a Senate committee took its show on the road Monday when they held a held a hearing on federal voting rights in Georgia....

 2021-07-19 23:39 

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Ep. 12 Tease...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Check out the preview of our latest episode with standout corner Devante "Moo Django" Loggins! The full episode will be up on Wednesday!...

 2021-07-19 22:46 

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Biden: 'Killing people' remark was call for big tech to act...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tempered his assessment that social media giants are "killing people" by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines on their platforms, saying Monday that he hoped they would not take it "per...

 2021-07-19 22:41 

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Pfizer recalling popular stop-smoking drug Chantix over impurities...

Pfizer is voluntarily recalling varenicline, known by the brand name Chantix, due to impurities that exceed approved levels, the FDA announced Friday....

 2021-07-19 22:39 

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Monday July 19, 2021 Forecast First...

Showers and thunderstorms return to the Western Slope! The North American Monsoon season is kicking back into our neck of the woods this week and the potential for rain to continue through this upcoming weekend (even into the beginning of August!) is a st...

 2021-07-19 21:43 

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US and allies blame China for massive Microsoft Exchange hack...

In an unusual joint announcement, the United States and key allies are blaming China for a massive cyberattack against Microsoft Exchange last march....

 2021-07-19 18:26 

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Man, 90, walking from Illinois to Texas to help children fighting cancer...

A 90-year-old Illinois man is walking 3,600 miles to raise money to help children fight cancer...

 2021-07-19 18:24 

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Canada to let vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9...

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. Officials said the 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of Aug. 9 for elig...

 2021-07-19 18:04 

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Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters' records...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy. The new policy largel...

 2021-07-19 18:02 

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Colorado police officer re-certified despite guilty plea...

(AP) — Jon Geiger's criminal conviction in an excessive force case was supposed to prevent him from ever again working as a police officer in Colorado. When the former Georgetown officer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment in 2018 — a...

 2021-07-19 17:57 

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NIL era brings cautious optimism to college-town businesses...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bret Oliverio says he wants college athletes to endorse his Sup Dogs restaurant along the main Franklin Street drag steps from the University of North Carolina. He is just being patient before jumping into a brave new world....

 2021-07-19 17:47 

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Nashville Predators prospect proudly comes out as gay...

(AP) — A Nashville Predators prospect has come out as gay before his first NHL camp, intent on leading an "authentic life." Luke Prokop, a 19-year-old Canadian who was a third-round pick in the 2020 draft last fall, posted a message to Twitt...

 2021-07-19 17:45 

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Female surfers overcome sexism's toll to earn Olympic berth...

Industry leaders from the professional World Surf League and the developmental USA Surfing say they're committed to righting the wrongs that have long held female surfers back in the male-dominated sport....

 2021-07-19 17:42 

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In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantnamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held wit...

 2021-07-19 17:39 

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Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China on Monday for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and accused Beijing of working with criminal hackers on ransomware and other illicit cyber o...

 2021-07-19 17:36 

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Number of infected Texas lawmakers who fled state rises to 5...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more Texas lawmakers who left their state to hobble efforts to pass new voting restrictions have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising to five the number of infected people in the delegation. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fis...

 2021-07-19 17:33 

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Padres, Nats recall harrowing scene after shots outside park...

When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team's family members and friends in the seats. Tatis bolted from the bench down the left-field line Saturday nig...

 2021-07-19 17:18 

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'Space Jam' dunks on 'Black Widow' to take box office No. 1...

"Black Widow" ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad. LeBron James, Bugs Bunny, and the rest of the stars of Warner Bros.' "Space Jam: A New Legacy" defied expectations and won the box of...

 2021-07-19 16:36 

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Capitol rioter who breached Senate gets 8 months for felony...

(AP) — A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first resolution for a felony case in the Capitol insurrection. Paul Allard Hodgkins apologized and said h...

 2021-07-19 16:30 

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Matt Hagan finally wins at Bandimere Speedway...

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Defending series champion Matt Hagan raced to his first victory at Bandimere Speedway, beating Alexis DeJoria in the Funny Car final Sunday in the Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Hagan beat DeJoria with a 4.105-second pass at 305.70...

 2021-07-19 16:26 

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Blackmon's 10th inning homer lifts Rockies past Dodgers 6-5...

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Trevor Story hit a tying sacrifice fly and Blackmon followed with a drive to right of...

 2021-07-19 14:28 

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Colorado rescue teams responding to high number of dog-related calls...

Rescue teams are urging dog owners to think twice before taking their pets on difficult hikes, as the number of dog-related rescue calls surges this summer....

 2021-07-19 09:59 

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Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances...

The positive tests came as some of the 11,000 athletes and thousands more team officials expected from across the globe began arriving, having traveled through a pandemic to get to Tokyo....

 2021-07-18 23:29 

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Local gardener in Grand Junction shares his passion with the community...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Homegrown vegetables, a way to enjoy the outdoors in your own backyard. This past year has been difficult for everyone because of the pandemic, but one local gardener found a way to get through the tough times. Mark Bautch, an...

 2021-07-18 10:15 

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Sunday July 18, 2021 Forecast First...

Slowly heating up with slightly breezy conditions from mountain storms. Temperatures will begin climbing through the start of next week. After Tuesday, temperatures will lower due to increased storm activity. Until then it is a hot stretch of weather (no ...

 2021-07-18 04:53 

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GJ Rockies Back Home to Finish Series with Vibes...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Back at home on Saturday for Game 4 of the home and home series, the Grand Junction Rockies defeat the Rocky Mountain Vibes with a final score of 13-3....

 2021-07-18 04:45 

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Polocrosse: Unique sport in the Grand Valley...

FRUITA, Colo. — This weekend we headed out to Fruita to check out a fun activity that involves the outdoors and horses. Polocrosse is a unique sport that involves teams of three, rackets, and horses. You might have heard about this pastime on a nati...

 2021-07-18 00:25 

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Chalk the Block, Celebrating the Summer Reading Program...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Summer reading ended today and to celebrate Mesa County Library hosted a Chalk the Block event. Students gathered to share their Summer reading success by creating sidewalk chalk art while enjoying music, snacks and games. The Summer ...

 2021-07-18 00:07 

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Music and food was enjoyed by all at the Cesar Chavez Celebration...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Loud music and dances were enjoyed by all at the 6th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration. The community gathered to learn and celebrate Cesar Chavez's dedication to assist all farmworkers in reaching equity. This year's event incl...

 2021-07-17 23:54 

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Three-car accident on US 6 & 21 1/2 Rd...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo At about 3PM this afternoon, a car traveling East bound on US 6 & 21 1/1 Rd, crashed into another car causing a three-car accident. Two people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. According to Colorado State Patrol bot...

 2021-07-17 17:51 

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PPB: 8 injured in downtown shooting...

At least eight people were injured in a shooting that took place in downtown Portland early Saturday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau....

 2021-07-17 12:12 

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Saturday July 17, 2021 Forecast First...

Mountain storms on the move today with hotter temperatures. Temperatures will continue climbing through the start of next week. After Tuesday, temperatures will lower due to increased storm activity. Until then it is a hot stretch of weather (no records, ...

 2021-07-17 11:00 

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July 17th Forecast...

We will see partly cloudy skies over the valleys with clearer skies over the higher elevations. Morning lows will once again be closer to our averages. As we head into the afternoon hours we will see skies clear up over the valleys with partly cloudy skie...

 2021-07-17 07:00 

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July 17th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see partly cloudy skies over the valleys with clearer skies over the higher elevations. Morning lows will once again be closer to our averages. As we head into the afternoon hours we will see skies clear up over the valleys with partly cloudy skie...

 2021-07-17 02:35 

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Palisade Peach Festival gears for fun-packed 5K and creative cuisines...

PALISADE, Colo- Palisade's Annual Peach Festival is about a month away and organizers are putting together the finishing touches for the weekend's events. After a light harvest of events last year, things are coming together for a fruitful weekend...

 2021-07-16 23:33 

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Shortage of construction workers in Mesa County affecting various projects...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Construction workers are building new homes to meet the housing demand, but the industry doesn't have the employees it needs to get the job done quickly. At a time when new home construction and improvement projects are bo...

 2021-07-16 23:10 

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D51's 'Keeping Schools Open Plan' released...

In its latest announcement, the district created the...

 2021-07-16 22:08 

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Friday July 16, 2021 Forecast First...

Slowly heating up with slightly breezy conditions from mountain storms. Temperatures will begin climbing through the start of next week. After Tuesday, temperatures will lower due to increased storm activity. Until then it is a hot stretch of weather (no ...

 2021-07-16 21:48 

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The female field: Pair of 17-year-old best friends skateboard in Olympics...

Three women are competing for Team USA in Park Skateboarding and two of them are 17 years old and best friends....

 2021-07-16 21:36 

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White House pushes to protect voting rights...

The White House is continuing its push to protect voting rights across the county....

 2021-07-16 21:21 

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US lawmakers worry about weapons of mass destruction...

U.S. lawmakers are worried the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is not prepared to deal with a bad actor with weapons of mass destruction....

 2021-07-16 20:32 

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Verdict reached in Mark Redwine murder trial...

A verdict has been reached in the trial for Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012 near Durango in southwest Colorado....

 2021-07-16 19:53 

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No-fun Olympics: Athletes navigate strict rules in Tokyo...

Welcome to the no-fun Olympics, where celebrations and camaraderie will be muted by stringent rules and regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic....

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