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 2021-11-17 15:58 

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City, County approve next steps for 29 Road and I-70 Interchange...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The City of Grand Junction and Mesa County continues to move forward to improve access to I-70 between Horizon Drive and I-70B in Grand Junction. On Nov. 15, 2021, the City and County entered into a Memorandum of Understandin...

 2021-11-17 15:24 

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Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his giant bipartisan infrastructure deal to pay for the installation of electric vehicle chargers across the country, an investment he says will go a long way to curbing pl...

 2021-11-17 15:19 

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US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say...

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply. Overdose deaths have been rising for more t...

 2021-11-17 14:59 

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Defenses to begin in trial over killing of Ahmaud Arbery...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The defense now gets its turn in the murder trial of three white men for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man they spotted running through their neighborhood. Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday afternoon eight days of t...

 2021-11-17 14:54 

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House and Senate look to next legislative items before end of year...

Both the House and the Senate are racing against the clock as there are still many legislative items to take care of before the end of the year....

 2021-11-17 14:52 

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US Northwest, Canada devastated by flood, 1 death reported...

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — As many parts of western Washington began drying out after a storm that dumped rain for days, waters in some areas continued rising, more people were urged to evacuate and crews worked to restore power and reopen roads. Offi...

 2021-11-17 14:47 

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Rittenhouse jurors to return for Day 2 of deliberations...

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Jurors weighing charges against Kyle Rittenhouse were to return Wednesday for a second day of deliberations in his murder trial, after they failed to reach a swift verdict on whether he was the instigator in a night of bloodshed...

 2021-11-17 14:40 

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China, US to ease restrictions on each other's journalists...

BEIJING (AP) — China and the U.S. have agreed to ease restrictions on each other's journalists amid a slight relaxation of tensions between the two sides. The official China Daily newspaper on Wednesday said the agreement was reached ahead of Tu...

 2021-11-17 14:31 

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Inmate stabbed in eyeball in latest federal prison violence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inmate at the largest federal prison in the U.S. was stabbed in the eyeball by a fellow prisoner this month, the latest gruesome example of violence in a prison system plagued by chronic unrest, understaffing, corruption, and ab...

 2021-11-17 14:22 

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Cash wins 2nd straight Manager of the Year; Kapler NL winner...

(AP) — For Kevin Cash, being mentioned in the same sentence with Bobby Cox is an honor. "That's wrong. I shouldn't be," Cash said. "But saying that, it's incredibly humbling. When you think about greats in our game, Bobby Cox...

 2021-11-17 14:11 

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Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels of crude, the first such sale under President Joe Biden and a harbinger of the chal...

 2021-11-17 14:05 

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Pfizer asks US officials to OK promising COVID-19 pill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home. The company's filing comes as new infec...

 2021-11-17 13:43 

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Ex-Craig city councilman sentenced as sex offender...

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A former Craig city councilman convicted of internet luring of a child and other charges has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in Colorado's sex offender supervision program. A First District Court judge sentenced 50-y...

 2021-11-17 13:24 

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November 17th Road Report...
 2021-11-17 11:53 

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November 17th Forecast First...

We will see a clearer day on the Western Slope. Because of the clear skies morning lows are much colder than what we have seen previously this week. Most of the region is seeing freezing morning lows and cold temperatures will stick around for the day. Hi...

 2021-11-17 05:25 

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Reports: Air tanker crash near Kruger Rock Fire...

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a single-engine air tanker crash near the vicinity of the Kruger Rock Fire. Emergency medical services are also responding. KREX5's sister station...

 2021-11-17 05:15 

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FBI conducts "actions" into Tina Peters...

The activity occurred in both Mesa and Garfield Counties at four separate locations. Investigators with the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office (Mesa County, Colorado) and the Colorado Attorney General's Office assisted in the operations....

 2021-11-17 04:58 

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CMU Tops CCU In First Round Of RMAC Tourney...

Colorado Mesa Defeated Colorado Christian: 3-1; 25-17, 17-25, 25-15, 25-18...

 2021-11-17 04:57 

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House to vote on censuring Gosar over video...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword. Democratic lawmakers said...

 2021-11-17 04:21 

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86-year-old woman named Israel's 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'...

Ten women in their 80s and 90s took part in the special pageant, sponsored by a local foundation and meant to bring members of Israel's rapidly dwindling population of Holocaust survivors some joy and recognition....

 2021-11-17 03:54 

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Police looking for vehicles in shooting that wounded 6 teens...

Police asked the public for help Tuesday in finding two vehicles believed to have been involved in a drive-by shooting in a park near a suburban Denver high school that left six teenagers wounded....

 2021-11-17 03:26 

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Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes still collectable...

More than 9 million boxes have been delivered to kids in need since the first collection week in 1993. The Western Slope team has a goal to have at least 9 thousand boxes packed for Christmas....

 2021-11-17 03:00 

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Open enrollment — people younger than 60 can get Medicaid too...

60 percent of people currently on Medicaid work full-time, according to The CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Plans who says many adults can be accepted for Medicaid under certain conditions....

 2021-11-17 02:28 

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Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse now open in Grand Junction...

Grand Junction is now home to the newest location of the largest independent food distributor....

 2021-11-17 02:20 

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Dems fan out across US to tout Build Back Better Act...

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York said that includes the pandemic relief package "which quite literally saved the American economy. Millions of small businesses and their employees are in business and working today because of that effort."...

 2021-11-17 02:17 

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FBI seeking 'John Doe 45' in connection to child sexual exploitation case...

According to officials with the FBI, the pictured individual, referenced as John Doe 45, "may have critical information regarding the identity of a child in an ongoing sexual exploitation case."...

 2021-11-17 01:48 

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No verdict after daylong deliberations by Rittenhouse jury...

The case went to the anonymous jury after the judge, in an unusual move, allowed Rittenhouse himself to play a minor role in the selection of the final panel of 12 people whose job was to decide his fate....

 2021-11-17 01:04 

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Youth Mental Health Playbook roundtable...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. From the start of 2021 through mid October there have been more than 5,000 emergency room visits for children facing a mental health crisis, according to Children's Hospital Colorado. Jim Wiegand has a daughter that's been se...

 2021-11-17 00:39 

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Five schools in District 51 are offering a limited lunch menu...

Some schools have removed the hot lunch option until at least next Friday...

 2021-11-17 00:19 

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Police reforms spurred by Elijah McClain's death advance...

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver police department whose officers were indicted in the death of Elijah McClain will revamp its use-of-force policies and launch new training programs in an effort to combat bias. It is part of an agreement annou...

 2021-11-16 23:44 

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Turkey travel: Which Thanksgiving foods can you take on a plane?...

To keep things running smoothly at security checkpoints, the TSA has announced which holiday foods travelers are allowed to take with them on the plane....

 2021-11-16 23:21 

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Workers call on feds to crack down on airline assaults...

Headed into the holiday travel season, airline workers say they are concerned about potential threats over COVID-19 safety protocols, and they...

 2021-11-16 23:13 

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Wisconsin governor urges peace 'regardless' of Rittenhouse outcome as demonstrators gather at courthouse...

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers urged "peace in Kenosha and across our state" ahead of a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial....

 2021-11-16 23:12 

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Tuesday November 16, 2021 Forecast First...

The Western Slope should prepare for a brief hit of cold air and an extended period of dry conditions. While the mornings thus far have been cold, technically they've been slightly above the averages. Seasonal low temperatures for this time of the yea...

 2021-11-16 22:44 

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'Megaspider' that can bite through human fingernail found in park...

A reptile park in Australia says it has discovered a funnel web spider so large for its kind that experts dubbed it a "megaspider.";...

 2021-11-16 22:31 

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Pfizer asks FDA to authorize promising COVID-19 pill...

The company...

 2021-11-16 22:05 

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Florida woman whose husband sued to get her ivermectin dies from COVID...

Tamara Drock...

 2021-11-16 21:22 

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Second HIV patient may have been 'naturally' cured, scientists say...

The 30-year-old woman showed no signs of HIV — which can develop into AIDS if untreated — eight years after her initial diagnosis...

 2021-11-16 20:59 

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Photos capture expanding wildfire near Estes Park...

A wildfire started in Estes Park in the area of Little Valley on Tuesday morning....

 2021-11-16 20:31 

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Live Updates: Wildfire near Estes Park burning 100 acres, mandatory evacuations issued...

An expanding wildfire is forcing evacuations in Estes Park. Part of U.S. 36 has been closed in the area due to the late-season fire....

 2021-11-16 17:08 

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US Olympians face uncertain road to Beijing...

Making an Olympic team is hard enough. This winter, those who earn their spots on the U.S. squad might find it takes even more work to get to Beijing....

 2021-11-16 15:52 

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Teddy Bridgewater promises next time he'll tackle the guy...

DENVER (AP) — For a guy who wouldn't put himself in harm's way or Darius Slay's path, Teddy Bridgewater sure didn't have any problem falling on the sword. Or was he pushed? Broncos coach Vic Fangio called out Bridgewater in a team me...

 2021-11-16 15:25 

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Jury begins deliberations at Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial...

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The jury has begun deliberating at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse after listening to two weeks of dueling portrayals of Rittenhouse. Prosecutors say he was a "wannabe soldier" who instigated the bloodshed; the defe...

 2021-11-16 15:22 

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Residential building permits soar in Garfield County...

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. Unincorporated Garfield County has experienced an increase in the number of residential building permits issued in 2021. Through October of this year, the Garfield County Community Development Department (CommDev) has issued 242 per...

 2021-11-16 14:59 

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Mutual Aid Partners with The Street Dog Coalition on their 9th Free Pet Care Clinic...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — On Tuesday, November 16th, Mutual Aid Partners (MAP) will once again partner with The Street Dog Coalition to provide free pet vaccinations and exams during the weekly Mutual Aid Food Distribution & Resource Day is held in th...

 2021-11-16 14:29 

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Delta County COVID-19 Update...

DELTA, Colo. — COVID-19 is not letting up in Delta County, or in our neighboring counties. From Tuesday, November 9, 2021, through Monday, November 15, 2021, Delta County has seen 137 new cases for a total of 4,383. Delta County's positivity rat...

 2021-11-16 14:16 

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Americans ramped up retail spending a strong 1.7% last month...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely shrugged off higher prices last month and stepped up their spending at retail stores and online, providing a boost to the economy. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 1.7% in October from September, the U.S. C...

 2021-11-16 14:12 

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Biden, Xi try to tamp down tension in long virtual meeting...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping's more than three-hour virtual talk concluded with the leaders of the superpowers agreeing they need to tread carefully as their nations find themselves in an increasingly fraught ...

 2021-11-16 14:00 

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Inmate who was key to juvenile life debate is up for parole...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In recent years, hundreds of people once destined to spend the rest of their lives in prison after being convicted of crimes as juveniles have gone free after Supreme Court decisions ruling that young people are capable of change ...

 2021-11-16 13:52 

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'Atmospheric river' causes floods, evacuations in Northwest...

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall and high winds Monday coming from an atmospheric river — a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into the Northwest — in Washington state caused extensive flooding and mudsl...

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