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 2021-04-23 18:01 

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Colorado Springs police shoot man with military-style rifle...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado Springs shot a man accused of accosting a customer at a gas station while armed with a military-style rifle. The Gazette reports police had been following the man Thursday morning after they spotted ...

 2021-04-23 17:19 

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Road Report 4/23/21...
 2021-04-23 16:01 

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Governor Polis Signs Suicide Prevention Bill Into Law...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Suicide is a serious issue in Colorado, and Mesa county is no exception. That's why it was important for one Colorado legislator to pass the suicide prevention bill. "The suicide rate in Colorado is quite high, and Me...

 2021-04-23 15:15 

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Newsfeed Now: Daunte Wright laid to rest; Lawmakers propose massive student loan cancellation and free college plan...

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....

 2021-04-23 11:00 

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April 23rd Forecast...

Morning lows are expected to be a tad bit cooler today. Skies slightly cleared up and we stayed mostly dry through the overnight hours. We saw faint chances for light snow showers over near Aspen overnight, but the rest of the region will be dry. This aft...

 2021-04-23 07:00 

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April 23rd Early Morning Forecast...

Morning lows are expected to be a tad bit cooler tomorrow. Skies will slightly clear up and we can expect to stay mostly dry through the overnight hours. We will see faint chances for light snow showers over near Aspen overnight, but the rest of the regio...

 2021-04-23 05:25 

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Women's fire crew training at the Wester Colorado Conservation Corps...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The S2-12 chainsaw is the right tool to mitigate fire fuels, and the women of the Western Colorado Conservation Corps are trained to use them. But these women aren't just fighting fires, they're breaking barriers. Crew leader...

 2021-04-23 02:43 

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People spend stimulus money for national park vacation, including Colorado National Monument...

It's a beautiful day to get away. People see a light at the end of the pandemic's tunnel and are back traveling out. National parks all over are getting attention as a travel destination. Park Ranger Arlene Jackson and her staff notice a number of...

 2021-04-22 23:56 

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Washington DC one step closer to becoming a state as House passes bill...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make Washington D.C. into a state. While Democrats say it's time to make D.C. a state, Republicans say the motivation is purely political. "200 years o...

 2021-04-22 23:28 

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Biden aims to slow climate change, grow jobs with new initiative...

President Joe Biden celebrated Earth Day on Thursday by introducing his new climate goal that he says will slow climate change and grow jobs....

 2021-04-22 23:23 

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Diego Sanchez Prepares For Final UFC Fight With Local Fighter Andrew Yates...
 2021-04-22 22:56 

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April 22, 2021 Forecast First...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are on the move Thursday evening. Many locations north of Montrose should remain dry and breezy. Under direct storm paths Thursday evening, expect a stronger wind gust and slight cooling. This unsettled weather should b...

 2021-04-22 22:44 

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Bennet, Collins, Hassan, Lankford Introduce Legislation to Help Military Families Save for Retirement...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the Military Spouses Retirement Security Act, a bipartisan bill that would help spouses of active dut...

 2021-04-22 22:13 

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Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls...

HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninha...

 2021-04-22 21:43 

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Stocks end lower after report on Biden's tax proposal...

(AP) — A report that President Biden will propose a hefty tax increase on the gains wealthy individuals reap from investments triggered a stock market sell-off Thursday afternoon that left indexes broadly lower. Investors who earn $1 million or more...

 2021-04-22 21:19 

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Biden: US to cut 50% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030...

President Joe Biden kicked off Earth Day by announcing bold new climate initiatives....

 2021-04-22 21:08 

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Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568B for infrastructure...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a public works proposal with a much smaller price tag and a narrower definition of infrastructure than what President Joe Biden has proposed, highlighting the stark differences bet...

 2021-04-22 21:05 

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Colorado schools, nursing homes drive virus outbreak rise...

DENVER (AP) — Health officials in Colorado say virus outbreaks have increased this week, reaching a total last seen in February, with the most outbreaks reported in schools and nursing homes. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ...

 2021-04-22 21:01 

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Bennet, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Growing Climate Solutions...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry's Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and a bipartisan group of his colleague...

 2021-04-22 20:58 

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May is Grand Valley Bike Month...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Join Mesa County and many area partners for the 10th Annual Grand Valley Bike Month and pedal your way through May. Bike with friends on many group rides, join in our month-long challenges or attend one of the free community ...

 2021-04-22 20:52 

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Texting option weighed for upcoming '988' suicide hotline...

(AP) — Recognizing that many Americans rely on texting, U.S. regulators are weighing whether to require that phone companies allow people to text a suicide hotline. The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require a new "988...

 2021-04-22 19:55 

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Blue states chart diverging paths on death penalty debate...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nevada is exposing polarization in the Legislature while proving party affiliation can be an unreliable predictor when it comes to capital punishment. When Democrats won trifecta cont...

 2021-04-22 19:53 

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George Paton's first draft comes with Broncos at a crossroad...

DENVER BRONCOS (5-11) LAST SEASON: The Broncos got off to another slow start under Vic Fangio and QB Drew Lock again couldn't stay healthy. When he returned from a right shoulder injury he threw too many interceptions and not enough completions, muddy...

 2021-04-22 19:50 

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DA: Boulder shooting suspect had 10 high-capacity magazines...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing 10 people at a crowded Colorado supermarket last month armed himself with 10 high-capacity ammunition magazines, devices banned in the state after previous mass shootings, a prosecutor said Thursday. ...

 2021-04-22 19:47 

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J&J vaccine 'pause' latest messaging challenge for officials...

NEW YORK (AP) — Confronted with rare cases of blood clots potentially linked to Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials faced a delicate task: how to suspend distribution of the shots without setting off alarm about their saf...

 2021-04-22 19:44 

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Prince fans pay respects at Paisley Park 5 years after death...

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and o...

 2021-04-22 19:33 

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Daunte Wright's mother: 'My son should be burying me'...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was remembered Thursday at an emotional funeral just two days after a former police officer was convicted in the death of George Floy...

 2021-04-22 19:28 

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Restoring service central to Biden's postal board nominees...

(AP) — President Joe Biden's nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service pledged Thursday to rebuild trust with the American public through prompt deliveries, as they outlined a vision for the agency in their first formal statemen...

 2021-04-22 19:24 

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Is this an "Asterisk Oscars" or a sign of things to come?...

(AP) — In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles Rive...

 2021-04-22 19:19 

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DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. Approval came by a 216-208 vote along stric...

 2021-04-22 19:01 

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Scientists get creative to carry on research during pandemic...

SAN LORENZO, Panama (AP) — Biologist Claudio Monteza pushed through thick vegetation to install a camera near a Panamanian highway in a dense tropical rainforest. Securing the device to a tree just off the forest floor, he checked its field of visio...

 2021-04-22 18:57 

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COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens...

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the nation's younger people to roll up their slee...

 2021-04-22 18:51 

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US troops in Afghanistan begin packing gear in pullout prep...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military has begun shipping equipment and winding down contracts with local service providers ahead of the May 1 start of the final phase of its military pullout from Afghanistan, a U.S. Defense Department official...

 2021-04-22 18:46 

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State Aeronautical Board Approves Second Round of Airport Funding...

WATKINS Some of the state's public-use airports will be getting some much-needed improvements after the Colorado Aeronautical Board approved $2 million to fund state and local grants from aviation fuel taxes. Following passage of the American Rescue P...

 2021-04-22 18:07 

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Vaccine demand slowing as milestones reached...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The Biden administration announced a big milestone was reached 200 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. However, there is concern that demand for the vaccine is slowing. Over the past week the number of American a...

 2021-04-22 16:31 

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Colorado River District funds seven West Slope water projects...

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — At its April 20 meeting, the Colorado River District Board of Directors approved $204,134 in funding to repair a reservoir in Gunnison County and kick start a study to better understand how to cope with hotter, drier years ...

 2021-04-22 16:22 

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MMA Fighter Diego Sanchez Stopped by the Grand Valley...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The original winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Diego Sanchez, is here in Grand Junction training for his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone. Why Grand Junction? Tge Albuquerque native is here to train with Central grad, Andr...

 2021-04-22 16:21 

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Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing...

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convi...

 2021-04-22 16:13 

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UK apologizes for racism in memorials to WWI dead...

LONDON (AP) — British authorities apologized Thursday after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly African and Indian military service personnel who died during World War I weren't properly honored due to "pervasive racism."...

 2021-04-22 16:03 

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High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder...

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade in which the Supreme Court moved gradually toward more leniency for minors convicted of murder, the justices on Thursday moved the other way. The high court ruled 6-3 along liberal-conservative lines agains...

 2021-04-22 15:59 

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China, Russia join US vowing emission cuts at climate summit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir ...

 2021-04-22 15:48 

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Mesa County COVID-19 Vaccination Update...

April 22, 2021 As of the week ending April 17,45,202 first doses and 41,494 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 86,696 doses. We estimate approximately 67% of individuals age 70+ and 61% of those between the ages of 60-69 hav...

 2021-04-22 15:44 

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City Continues Its Legacy As A Tree City...

MONTROSE, Colo. — The City of Montrose was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the city's continued commitment to effective urban forest management throughout the community. This is the 31st year the City of Montrose has e...

 2021-04-22 15:12 

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Newsfeed Now: Uber driver attacked in Florida; House prepares for Washington D.C. statehood vote...

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....

 2021-04-22 14:37 

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Barcelona maintains support of Super League despite backlash...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona president Joan Laporta maintained his support for the Super League on Thursday despite the quick exit of 10 of the 12 founding clubs in the breakaway competition. The Super League, which provoked a backlash by other...

 2021-04-22 14:34 

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US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, the lowest point since the pandemic struck and an encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market. The Labor Depa...

 2021-04-22 14:31 

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'Let them go with it': Teachers lead talks on Floyd case...

(AP) — As she watched a broadcast of the verdict in the murder trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd with her last-period class, middle school teacher Diana Garcia-Allen did her best to stifle her own emotions and keep from c...

 2021-04-22 14:18 

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Statement on House Bill 21-1250 from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, and the County Sheriffs of Colorado...

REMOTE — Last session, Colorado led the country in police reform and made significant changes to policing in our state. Colorado law enforcement is still implementing the required changes in Senate Bill 20-217, which will be fully implemented in 202...

 2021-04-22 14:10 

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Public Land Managers Encourage Responsible Recreation...

DELTA, Colo. — Colorado's mountains, trails, parks and back roads were flooded with an unprecedented number of visitors last year. Unfortunately, the crowds also damaged natural resources in a variety of ways. Garbage was left behind and stacked...

 2021-04-22 14:04 

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CMS transitions 6th grade to distance learning...

CARBONDALE, Colo. — A student or staff member at Carbondale Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 resulting in the quarantine of almost all of the 6th-grade class because the entire grade and its teachers are considered a cohort. CMS parents an...

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