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 2021-05-03 13:40 

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Colorado extends mask mandate, loosens rules for vaccinated...

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide mask mandate for another 30 days on Sunday, but loosened face covering requirements for groups of people who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Under the new executive order, people gathering inside ...

 2021-05-03 13:34 

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Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue other states...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyomi...

 2021-05-03 13:31 

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System for unemployment benefits exposes digital divide...

DENVER (AP) — As a social worker with the Denver Public Library, part of Sonia Falcn's job is to help people in East Denver use government services and benefits. But she's never seen anything like the unemployment case that has consumed her ...

 2021-05-03 13:26 

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Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records...

DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcemen...

 2021-05-03 13:21 

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Denver moves into 3rd in West with 110-104 win over Clippers...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 30 points and 14 rebounds, Michael Porter Jr. scored 25 points and the Denver Nuggets moved past the Los Angeles Clippers for the third seed in the Western Conference with a 110-104 victory Saturday night. Denver,...

 2021-05-03 13:18 

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MacKinnon, Rantanen score, Avs beat Sharks, 4-3...

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon bounced back from a rare scoreless night with a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. MacKinnon had his 15-game points streak ended Friday night and ...

 2021-05-03 13:14 

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Road Report 5/3/21...
 2021-05-03 05:53 

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Grand Junction Fire Department provides training session for wildfire preparedness...

The Grand Junction Fire Department feels that you can never be too prepared. Firefighter crews present a neighborhood training session at true life church, staging a wildfire emergency and explaining how they respond to a call. The key part of the session...

 2021-05-03 00:41 

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Home & Garden Expo plasters Mesa County Fairgrounds all weekend...

The return of a Grand Valley tradition came back better than ever. As people already start spring cleaning, the Home & Garden Expo gave people new stuff to consider taking up space. It's a wheel of fun at the Home & Garden Expo. For two days, companie...

 2021-05-03 00:10 

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife working to confirm if bears responsible for attack were killed...

DENVER (KDVR) — Tests are underway Saturday night to determine if three bears killed near Durango are responsible for the death of a 39-year-old woman. The woman was found Friday night near her home, after going on a walk with her two dogs. Colorado...

 2021-05-03 00:03 

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Special Olympics return to Western Colorado...

After an extra year of training, teams of Western Colorado compete at Stocker Stadium for the Special Olympics. Participants perform athletic skills in long jump and softball throw, along with fifty and hundred meter dash, while families cheer on a victor...

 2021-05-02 21:42 

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Lawmakers debate Biden's multitrillion-dollar spending plans...

Republicans across the board are railing against President Joe Biden...

 2021-05-02 20:13 

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Woman killed in suspected bear attack near Durango, CPW says...

TRIMBLE, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a woman was found dead off U.S. Highway 550 after a suspected bear attack on Friday. According to her boyfriend, the 39-year-old victim was believed to have gone walking with her two dogs earl...

 2021-05-02 02:28 

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Fruita LDS Church moves forward with investigation and worship service...

FRUITA, Colo. — The Church of Latter Day Saints remain calm as first responders reach a conclusion of arson as the cause. The destructive blaze burned through large sections of the roof shortly before 3:30 Monday morning. Now that the investigation ...

 2021-05-02 01:02 

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Hundreds gather in D.C. for immigration rally...

Hundreds of immigrants and advocates from across the country rallied outside the White House Saturday....

 2021-05-01 11:00 

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May 1st Forecast...

We saw another round of clear skies through the overnight hours on the Western Slope. Morning lows were warmer than normal thanks to the strong ridge above us. Skies will stay clear for the morning hours, but we will see cloud cover start to build up as w...

 2021-05-01 04:31 

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Community members respond to two-way street proposal for Downtown Grand Junction...

There have been several attempts to convert these one-way streets into two-way thoroughfares. This latest attempt from the city could help downtown businesses, but not everyone agrees. Hawthorne Park is a popular spot for all ages between the two one-way ...

 2021-05-01 03:45 

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Arkansas Wins Game 1; Doubleheader Set for Saturday...

BATON ROUGE, La. Left-hander Patrick Wicklander threw 6.2 shutout innings Friday night, and centerfielder Christian Franklin drove in five runs as top-ranked Arkansas posted a 7-0 win over LSU in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Arkansas improved to ...

 2021-04-30 23:00 

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May 1st Early Morning Forecast...

We will see another round of clear skies through the overnight hours on the Western Slope. Morning lows will be warmer than normal thanks to the strong ridge above us. Skies will stay clear for the morning hours, but we will see cloud cover start to build...

 2021-04-30 22:31 

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Unexplained phenomena baffle owner of infamous Skinwalker Ranch...

Skinwalker Ranch in northeastern Utah could be considered the strangest place on Earth. The ranch is among the most intensely studied paranormal hotspots anywhere. Current owner and businessman Brandon Fugal has installed a team of investigators and banks...

 2021-04-30 21:49 

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Newsmax apologizes to Dominion worker for false allegations...

NEW YORK (AP) — Newsmax apologized on Friday for airing false allegations that an employee for Dominion Voting Systems manipulated machines or tallies on Election Day to the detriment of former President Donald Trump. Eric Coomer, security director ...

 2021-04-30 21:44 

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Biden hit by GOP, Amnesty International on immigration...

The Biden administration said it has successfully reduced the number of kids in CBP custody by 80% since last month. But despite progress in some areas, Amnesty International USA said it...

 2021-04-30 21:44 

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Biden sells economic plan in GA, calls for rich to pay more...

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation's aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to mak...

 2021-04-30 21:30 

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Nuggets sign Austin Rivers for rest of the season...

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have extended the deal for guard Austin Rivers through the rest of the season. Rivers has averaged 6.2 points, two assists and 1.2 steals since signing a 10-day contract on April 20. Rivers is helping fill the void l...

 2021-04-30 21:17 

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Former reality TV star Josh Duggar faces child porn charges...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar faces charges of downloading and possessing child pornography under a federal indictment unsealed Friday. Federal prosecutors announced the indictment a day after Duggar was arrested by U....

 2021-04-30 21:14 

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Judge: Kushner's apartment company violated consumer laws...

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge in Maryland has ruled that an apartment company co-owned by Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump's son-in-law, repeatedly violated state consumer protection laws by collecting debts without required licenses, cha...

 2021-04-30 21:11 

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Eyeing 2024, Pence says he'll push back on 'liberal agenda'...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence, positioning himself for a possible return to elected office, told an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he will spend the coming months "pushing back on the liberal agenda" he...

 2021-04-30 21:08 

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Kinzinger goes to Texas in search of anti-Trump Republicans...

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — Adam Kinzinger came to Texas this week to hunt unicorns. The Illinois congressman was looking for Republicans who, like him, see former President Donald Trump as a scourge on their party and a threat to democracy. Kinzinger m...

 2021-04-30 21:06 

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Federal lawmakers 'close' to deal on police reforms...

Lawmakers say they are eager to pass federal police reforms and that they...

 2021-04-30 21:02 

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Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million...

DALLAS (AP) — Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million. Visitors c...

 2021-04-30 20:41 

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ATF & FBI Offer $10,000 Reward in Arson of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fruita...

FRUITA, Colo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Fruita Police Department, and the Lower Valley Fire District have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leadi...

 2021-04-30 15:19 

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Newsfeed Now: Newsfeed Now: $50M worth of meth seized in multi-state drug bust; Woman says Alexa saved her life...

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....

 2021-04-30 13:19 

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Key piece of Biden's $1.8T families plan expires after 2025...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden couldn't get everything he wanted into his own $1.8 trillion families plan. His proposed child tax credit is set to expire after 2025. It would provide parents with $300 a month for each child under age 6 an...

 2021-04-30 13:12 

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Idaho lawmaker accused of rape resigns after ethics ruling...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker accused of rape by a 19-year-old legislative intern has resigned after an ethics committee found he should be formally censured. The investigation into Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger began in March after a young staffe...

 2021-04-30 13:10 

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Free rides and beer: Incentives are added to vaccine drive...

(AP) — Free beer, pot, and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A chance to win an all-terrain vehicle. Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation's slowing vaccination drive and get Americans to roll up their sleeves. The...

 2021-04-30 13:05 

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NFL draft: No suspense as 3 QBs dominate early picks...

(AP) — The themes for the 2021 NFL draft were many, starting with the quarterbacks. Then, of course, was an actual live draft with players and fans on hand. And there was Alabama dominating the selections the way it overpowered college football, car...

 2021-04-30 13:00 

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Escobar's go-ahead triple helps D-backs rally past Rockies...

PHOENIX (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a go-ahead triple, Josh Rojas connected for a solo homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks climbed out of an early three-run hole to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Thursday night. The Rockies built a 3-0 lead by the t...

 2021-04-30 12:55 

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Colorado advances bill to permanently allow to-go cocktails...

DENVER (AP) — People in Colorado may keep celebrating happy hour at home with beverages from their favorite restaurants after the state House passed a measure to extend the sale of to-go cocktails past the duration of coronavirus pandemic. State rep...

 2021-04-30 12:52 

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Jokic, Porter lead Nuggets past Raptors 121-111...

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 19 points and 11 rebounds in just three quarters to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Toronto Raptors 121-111 on Thursday night. Michael Porter Jr. scored 23 points for the Nuggets, who had seven players score in double...

 2021-04-30 12:48 

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After Boulder shooting, Colorado lawmakers outline gun bills...

DENVER (AP) — Responding to the Colorado supermarket shooting that killed 10 people, state Democratic lawmakers on Thursday outlined legislation that would create a state office dedicated to preventing gun violence, expand background checks and allo...

 2021-04-30 12:45 

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Ex-high school coach awarded $2.5M in discrimination case...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A jury has ruled that the Colorado High School Activities Association should pay a former assistant basketball coach $2.5 million in a race discrimination case. William 'Trey' Harris III, who was hired in 2016 ...

 2021-04-30 12:41 

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Colorado police: Three arrested in Asian-targeted burglaries...

DENVER (AP) — Three people have been arrested and another is wanted in connection with a string of burglries that targeted the homes of Asian business owners in Colorado and Wyoming in 2019, Fort Collins police said. A total of 26 families were burg...

 2021-04-30 12:37 

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Social equity in marijuana industry still largely pipe dream...

DENVER (AP) — Terrence Hewing was working for a package delivery company in 2007 when police approached his cargo van in suburban Denver. He was early for a pick up, and someone out for a walk called authorities after seeing him napping in the drive...

 2021-04-30 12:34 

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Surprise: Denver Broncos pick DB Pat Surtain II in Round 1...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Football is in cornerback Pat Surtain II's blood. His father and namesake was a Pro Bowl cornerback who played 11 seasons with Miami and Kansas City before coaching his son at American Heritage High School in Florida. ...

 2021-04-30 12:29 

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Road Report 4/30/21...
 2021-04-30 11:00 

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April 30th Forecast...

We will continue to see clear skies over the Western Slope thanks to high pressure. The upper level ridge above us will continue to cause our temperatures to warm up as we head into the weekend. Tomorrow's highs will be in the 80s for the lower valley...

 2021-04-30 06:08 

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Colorado Health Insurance Option advances in House and the debate heats up...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Colorado health care will change in 2023 if the Health Insurance Option bill (HB21-1232) is passed into law, and change is an understatement. Deputy Director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, Adam Fox, says, "What this ...

 2021-04-30 05:38 

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CPW hosts a wolf reintroduction research meeting...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. There are 2,400 wolves in the Western U.S. and Canada, and the Western Slope will introduce the apex predator no later than the end of December 2023. State Representative, Matt Soper, for District 54 (R) says, "The people voted f...

 2021-04-30 03:49 

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Grand Junction Regional Airport stays prepared for anything, including emergency landing...

A TSA official says a United Airlines flight from Denver to San Diego had to set down at our local airport, shortly before 9 o'clock last night. The plane apparently experienced a sudden and drastic loss of cabin pressure. This flight was not schedule...

 2021-04-30 03:07 

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Grand Junction's Fourth and Fifth Streets may become two-way traffic roads...

The Downtown Development Authority of Grand Junction is looking to bring two-way traffic to Fourth and Fifth Street. As Mesa County merges out of the pandemic, the team feels that this transition will continue economic growth. The idea of converting these...

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