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 2021-05-05 22:17 

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May 5, 2021 Forecast First...

Clear and mild conditions rule the midweek with warmer temperatures by the week's end. Clear and a mostly clear sky Wednesday night will lend itself to a decent meteor shower viewing. Known as the ETA AQUARIDS, they can be seen under the dark eastern ...

 2021-05-05 21:43 

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The Dish: Mountain Berry Bowls...

FRUITA, Colo. — Welcome to The Dish, where KREX 5 and Fox 4 take you to restaurants around the Western Slope to showcase the best the west has to offer. This episode features Mountain Berry Bowls. This local food truck serves delicious and healthy a...

 2021-05-05 21:15 

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Biden's infrastructure plan proposes 'public option' health insurance...

The Biden administration says the American Families Plan invests in human infrastructure by creating new public options for health insurance....

 2021-05-05 21:10 

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House Democrats push clean energy bills to promote electric vehicles...

House Democrats held a hearing Tuesday, as they push multiple clean energy bills they say are designed to promote the manufacturing and sales of electric vehicles in the U.S....

 2021-05-05 20:56 

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Mesa County property value jumps to over 20 percent, from recent years...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On May 1st, the Mesa County Assessor's Office began sending out Notices of Value (NOV) to property owners for the 2021 tax year, due in 2022. The Mesa County Assessor's office says homeowners will likely see an increase on th...

 2021-05-05 20:27 

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TSA briefs House committee on pandemic protections for employees, travelers...

An increase in vaccination efforts across the U.S. has started to thaw the frozen airline industry, and the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it is continuing to update operations to prepare for more travelers....

 2021-05-05 17:08 

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Blackmon's 3-run HR caps comeback as Rockies, Giants split...

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a three-run, two-out homer off Camilo Doval to cap a comeback from a four-run deficit in the final inning, giving the Colorado Rockies an 8-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night for a doubleheader sp...

 2021-05-05 17:03 

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Peloton recalls treadmills, halts sales, after a child dies...

NEW YORK (AP) — Peloton is recalling about 125,000 of its treadmills, less than a month after denying they were dangerous and saying it would not pull them from the market, even though they were linked to the death of a child and injuries of 29 othe...

 2021-05-05 17:01 

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COVID's US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of July...

NEW YORK (AP) — Teams of experts are projecting COVID-19's toll on the U.S. will fall sharply by the end of July, according to research released by the government Wednesday. But they also warn that a "substantial increase" in hospitaliza...

 2021-05-05 16:58 

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Families, advocates mark day of awareness for Native victims...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the nation's capitol to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered Wednesday as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of v...

 2021-05-05 16:53 

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Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justic...

 2021-05-05 16:48 

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Wind, rain pound South amid flood fears and water rescues...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless winds and rain pummeled large swaths of the South on Tuesday, causing tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The storms prompted boat rescues, toppled tree...

 2021-05-05 16:43 

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After years, court hands tax win to Michael Jackson heirs...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. tax court has handed a major victory to the estate of Michael Jackson in a years-long battle, finding that the IRS wildly inflated the value at the time of his death of Jackson's assets and image, leading to an estate t...

 2021-05-05 16:36 

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Chauvin's lawyer seeks new trial, hearing to impeach verdict...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion, and he wants a hearing to have the verdict impeached because of wh...

 2021-05-05 16:33 

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Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one...

(AP) — Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump's accounts for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the company's quasi-independe...

 2021-05-05 16:30 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update...

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has partnered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to bring a Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to nine locations across Mesa County from May 4-14. Vaccines are...

 2021-05-05 16:26 

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CDOT to begin Mesa County chip seal project...

MESA COUNTY The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Elam Construction will begin a Mesa County chip seal project on May 17. The project will focus on a chip seal application to protect and prolong the surface of the roadway. The new...

 2021-05-05 16:16 

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Cottonwood Pass open for summer season...

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County is now open for the summer season. The road will stay open through the fall, as conditions allow. Drivers are urged to use caution when driving this road. Traffic and weather can have a significa...

 2021-05-05 16:11 

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Crews prepare for highway improvements on CO 64 and US 40...

MOFFAT AND RIO BLANCO COUNTIES, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on US Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 64 in May. Work will address two sections of distressed highway in rural Northwest Colorado. Roa...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

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2 Denver officers suspended for excessive force in protests...

DENVER (AP) — Two police officers in Denver have been suspended without pay after city officials said they used excessive force during racial justice protests last year sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers Derek Str...

 2021-05-05 15:51 

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Road work resumes on CO 9 in Summit County...

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Starting the week of May 10, following the winter shutdown, construction on Colorado Highway 9 near Frisco will resume. During Phase 2 of this project, primary work activities will take place between the intersections of Peak ...

 2021-05-05 15:43 

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Jill Biden to visit Utah school as US moves toward reopening...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — First lady Jill Biden plans to speak at a Salt Lake City school Wednesday as the U.S. makes uneven progress toward reopening classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden, a teacher herself, is visiting Glendale Middle Scho...

 2021-05-05 15:37 

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Belt slam in 10-run 1st lifts Giants over Rockies in opener...

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead single and a grand slam in a 10-run first inning that propelled the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 12-4 Tuesday in a doubleheader opener. Belt connected for his home run on the sixth pitch af...

 2021-05-05 15:32 

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Public Service Announcement: Prescribed Burning on Norwood Ranger District...

NORWOOD, Colo. — GMUG Fire and Fuels Crews plan to continue prescribed burning operations in the Sanborn Park area as early as May 6, or as conditions allow. Located approximately 5 miles northeast of Norwood, CO near Sanborn Park road (National For...

 2021-05-05 15:20 

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Newsfeed Now: Suspected cult members face abuse of corpse, child abuse charges; Couple celebrates 80th anniversary...

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....

 2021-05-05 15:02 

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Landmark Transportation Proposal Introduced to Modernize System, Support 21st Century Economy...

DENVER, Colo. — Yesterday, Governor Jared Polis, Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, Speaker Alec Garnett, Senator Faith Winter, and Representative Matt Gray, announced the introduction of a transportation package that will create a dynamic, 21st ...

 2021-05-05 14:53 

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Road Report 5/5/21...
 2021-05-05 11:00 

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May 5th Forecast...

We saw partly cloudy skies over the Western Slope for the overnight hours. Thanks to these cloudier skies morning lows will warm up to our seasonal normals. High pressure and an upper level ridge will move into the region and cause high temperatures to wa...

 2021-05-05 06:06 

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Colorado lawmakers introduce the transportation bill and the fees to pay for it...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Colorado lawmakers are applauding for the introduction of the new and improved Transportation Bill. Senate Majority Leader, Steve Fenberg (D-Boulder County), says, "It's time for a transportation system to get us where we nee...

 2021-05-05 05:14 

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Palisade Girls Soccer Starts With A Big Win...

Palisade Defeats Eagle Valley: 8-0...

 2021-05-05 05:12 

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Palisade Girls Soccer Starts With A Big Win...

Palisade Defeats Eagle Valley: 8-0...

 2021-05-05 05:03 

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Wildcats Open Season With Win Over Bulldogs...

Fruita Monument Defeats Palisade: 12-1...

 2021-05-04 23:00 

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May 5th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see partly cloudy skies over the Western Slope for the overnight hours. Thanks to these cloudier skies morning lows will warm up to our seasonal normals. High pressure and an upper level ridge will move into the region and cause high temperatures ...

 2021-05-04 22:03 

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Tijuana official scoffs at steady wave of migrant expulsions and deportations from California...

On average per day, 200 Mexican nationals are being expelled through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry according to a city of Tijuana migrant agency....

 2021-05-04 21:50 

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House committee investigates 'broken system' for patients on organ transplant waitlist...

On Tuesday, a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee broke down the numbers and examined whose responsibility it is to secure more organs and save more lives....

 2021-05-04 21:28 

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Refugees taking US college courses from migrant encampments in Africa, Mexican border...

Despite a lack of electricity, supply of water or other normal amenities, several migrants have managed to complete a U.S. college business course while living in tent encampments on the northern Mexican border. And now leaders with the nonprofit Refugee ...

 2021-05-04 21:23 

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Pulse check: What are the chances of Aaron Rodgers to the Broncos?...

It took all of two questions after George Paton had drafted Pat Surtain II to be asked about Aaron Rodgers....

 2021-05-04 21:13 

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Biden wants 70% of adults to get at least 1 shot by July 4...

President Joe Biden has announced new vaccine goals for the United States and the government says regulations will be relaxed as more Americans get vaccinated....

 2021-05-04 20:47 

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House GOP leader amps up pressure on Cheney over Trump barbs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stepped up pressure on No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney on Tuesday, claiming rank-and-file concerns about "her ability to carry out her job" as she trades insults with former President ...

 2021-05-04 20:31 

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Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth, focusing on easing access to shots as his administration tackles the vexing problem of winning over th...

 2021-05-04 20:01 

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Gov. Whitmer among 7 awarded for courage by JFK Foundation...

BOSTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and six other people who risked their own health and safety to help and protect others during the coronavirus pandemic will receive Profile in Courage awards next month, the John F. Kennedy Library Founda...

 2021-05-04 19:56 

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DA: OK to test evidence from 1992 'Fatal Attraction' trial...

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors in New York have consented to DNA testing of evidence from the 1992 trial of so-called "Fatal Attraction" killer Carolyn Warmus, who was paroled two years ago after serving 27 years in prison for the mur...

 2021-05-04 19:53 

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Jimmie Johnson to make Indy 500 debut for NBC Sports...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will make his first Indianapolis 500 start this year after all — with the television crew, not on the racetrack. NBC Sports said Tuesday it will use Johnson for studio coverage of the Indianapolis 500 on both...

 2021-05-04 19:48 

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Gov. Polis Offers CU Boulder Students Additional Opportunity to Be Vaccinated Before Heading Home for the Summer...

DENVER, Colo. — Today, in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), the state continued work to increase vaccination rates among young adults. The CU system has said that vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for the ...

 2021-05-04 19:45 

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Garland seeks millions more for Justice Department...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Attorney General Merrick Garland is appealing to Congress to beef up funding for the U.S. Department of Justice. Appearing at his first budget hearing Tuesday, Garlands asked for millions more to support initiatives designed b...

 2021-05-04 17:49 

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Colorado coroner facing criminal charges submits resignation...

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — An elected coroner in Colorado is stepping down after being charged with tampering with a body and losing his licenses to run a chain of funeral homes. Shannon Kent submitted his resignation Friday, and it was accepted by Lake Cou...

 2021-05-04 16:35 

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America's new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago...

America's new normal temperature is a degree hotter than it was just two decades ago. Scientists have long talked about climate change — hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather — being the "new normal...

 2021-05-04 16:33 

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US to reallocate COVID shots to states with greater interest...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 shots to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines, an administration official said Tuesday. The change awa...

 2021-05-04 16:30 

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Hyundai recalls over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires...

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made. The largest recall cover...

 2021-05-04 16:27 

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Applications Sought For City Council Vacancy...

MONTROSE, Colo. — Applications are being accepted for a vacancy in the District II City Council seat. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6 p.m. As set forth by the City Charter, the City Council will formally vote to appoint a repla...

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