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 2021-07-21 14:50 

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Latest updates: One person killed in Flash Flooding in Larimer County, multiple people missing or unaccounted for...

Flash Flooding on Tuesday forced evacuations, caused road closures, and destroyed property near Poudre Canyon....

 2021-07-21 14:48 

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Couple who sparked El Dorado Fire during gender-reveal ceremony charged with involuntary manslaughter...

The couple whose gender-reveal stunt sparked last year's deadly El Dorado Fire in Southern California has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, among dozens of other charges....

 2021-07-21 13:56 

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Bird, Alvarez chosen to carry US flag at opening ceremony...

Four-time Olympic women's basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez have been chosen as USA flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympics....

 2021-07-21 12:23 

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Team USA staffer sorry for COVID protocol-Nazi post...

The post said "We went from 'Flattening the curve in 14 days' to 'Going door-to-door to see your papers' ... Gotta admit, I did N-A-Z-I that one coming."...

 2021-07-21 12:08 

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Soccer players kneel to start Olympic activism in Tokyo...

Soccer players at the Olympics have taken a knee before kickoff in their matches on the first day of action at the Tokyo Games....

 2021-07-21 12:06 

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Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women's soccer at Olympics...

Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory in the women's soccer tournament....

 2021-07-21 11:18 

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Pot arrests drop but arrest rate higher for Black people...

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana-related arrests have dropped since the first recreational pot shops opened in Colorado seven years ago but Black people are still much more likely to get into legal trouble for cannabis offenses, according to a state report r...

 2021-07-21 11:12 

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Gonzales ends 8-start skid, Mariners beat Mrquez, Rockies...

DENVER (AP) — Marco Gonzales earned his first win in three months and Dylan Moore homered to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday night. Gonzales (2-5) had not won since beating Baltimore on April 15. He'd been 0-4 ...

 2021-07-21 11:09 

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Polis: Colorado program keeps health insurance costs low...

DENVER (AP) — Health insurance premiums are expected to stay stable next year for individuals buying coverage on the Colorado insurance exchange, continuing a cost-saving trend under a state-run program that covers the most expensive cases, Gov. Jar...

 2021-07-21 11:05 

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Some drought-imposed fishing limits lifted on Colorado River...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lifted some fishing restrictions along a stretch of the Colorado River on Tuesday, but biologists warn that historically low water flows caused by a drought in the U.S. West, high water temperatures, and wildfire sediment that...

 2021-07-21 11:02 

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Peyton Manning teams up with brother, ESPN for MNF MegaCast...

(AP) — ESPN has finally landed Peyton Manning as a "Monday Night Football" commentator. It's just not in a way anyone expected, and it won't be for the full season. Walt Disney Company announced on Monday a partnership with Manning a...

 2021-07-21 11:00 

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July 21st Forecast...

Scattered thunderstorms cleared up as we moved through the overnight hours. Morning lows will dip down closer to our averages. We will stay dry for the morning hours, but scattered thunderstorms will return around noon. Most of the thunderstorms will be t...

 2021-07-21 10:57 

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Olympics, pandemic and politics: There's no separating them...

TOKYO (AP) — Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how do you avoid politics when you're trying to pull off an event of this complexity during a lethal and protrac...

 2021-07-21 10:52 

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Bezos' comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke...

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible. But for some, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' expression of gratitude went over like a lead rocket. "I want to tha...

 2021-07-21 10:49 

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McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect...

 2021-07-21 10:42 

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Antetokounmpo caps extraordinary postseason as Finals MVP...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three weeks ago, a knee injury left Giannis Antetokounmpo looking 50/50 to return for the rest of the Bucks' playoff run. Look at him now. The Greek Freak delivered perhaps the best performance of his career at the best possible...

 2021-07-21 10:10 

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Brisbane, Australia picked to host 2032 Olympics; no other countries bid...

Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids....

 2021-07-21 10:04 

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Japan tops Australia in softball as delayed Tokyo Games open...

The teams lined up for the national anthems in a stadium with a listed capacity of 30,000 that had about 50 spectators, presumably team and Olympic officials, plus media....

 2021-07-21 07:00 

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July 21st Early Morning Forecast...

Scattered thunderstorms will once again clear up as we head through the overnight hours. Morning lows will dip down closer to our averages. We will stay dry for the morning hours, but scattered thunderstorms will return around noon. Most of the thundersto...

 2021-07-21 05:48 

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City Council's cannabis conversation...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Voters said yes to tax and regulate marijuana businesses in Grand Junction, and the city council's job is to decide the number, location, and tax rate of those stores. But, few decisions were made at the last city council worksho...

 2021-07-21 04:55 

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Free Sports Physicals Available For HS Students...

Fruita, Colo. Family Health West is hosting its third annual free clinic for high school athletes to complete a physical for school district sports and activities. This clinic will be held on July 21 and 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day, in the Colorado...

 2021-07-21 04:12 

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Bucks' 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points — and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again. Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the ...

 2021-07-21 03:43 

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Photos: Tokyo ready to host Olympics like no other...

It...

 2021-07-21 03:02 

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Jill Biden's plan to attend opening ceremony in Tokyo still on...

Calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled continue as the city reported nearly 1,400 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday....

 2021-07-21 01:52 

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Mesa Jewelers want justice after jewel heist...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- Police say, at approximately 7:35 a.m. Monday morning, Mesa Jewelers on Main Street was burglarized. After sweeping the damages, the store was able to open for business 12:30 that afternoon. Investigators say they believe a suspect f...

 2021-07-21 01:35 

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Grand Valley's public pools need new recruits amid lifeguard shortage...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- Lifeguards stay on duty in the the Grand Valley. They keep heads above water from performing CPR to teaching swim lessons. The safety standards set inspire current students to be in the next generation of lifeguards. "I want to g...

 2021-07-21 01:11 

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Total COVID-19 cases top 70 at Tokyo Olympics...

An American gymnast and a Czech beach volleyball player were added to the tally Tuesday of people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics who have tested positive for COVID-19 this month....

 2021-07-21 01:11 

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Delta Variant Update...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo As larger events like Country Jam and the All-Star Game end, the state of Colorado is returning back to a normal lifestyle. Rural communities like Mesa County, continue to battle COVID-19 with the Delta variant being the biggest conce...

 2021-07-21 00:07 

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Dept. of Defense promises reforms to handling of military sexual assault cases...

The Department of Defense is promising sweeping reforms to the way the United States military handles cases of sexual assault....

 2021-07-20 22:28 

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Tuesday July 20, 2021...

Rain showers along the Western Slope with Flood Watches and Warnings in place for a few locations....

 2021-07-20 22:11 

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For Carli Loyd, other older Olympians, age is just a number...

Older Olympians will be proving that age is just a number in Tokyo. Carli Lloyd is going to be 39 when she plays for the U.S. women...

 2021-07-20 21:22 

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Big infrastructure bill in peril as GOP threatens filibuster...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as senators struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tens...

 2021-07-20 21:18 

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Monster wildfire tests years of forest management efforts...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ecologists in a vast region of wetlands and forests in remote Oregon have spent the past decade thinning young trees and using planned fires to try to restore the thick stands of ponderosa to a less fire-prone state. This week,...

 2021-07-20 21:16 

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Cybersecurity experts urge Congress to do more to prevent cyberattacks...

Following a series of recent large-scale cyberattacks from foreign adversaries against the U.S., House lawmakers held two hearings Tuesday to determine how to better push back....

 2021-07-20 21:14 

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Dems push for Civilian Climate Corp amid 'tipping point' summer...

Talks in Washington, D.C. over an infrastructure package have been stalled for months over one issue: how much money the government should spend on the project....

 2021-07-20 21:14 

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Tom Brady, champion Buccaneers visit Biden at White House...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Brady embraced his inner comedian to deliver jokes at old friend Donald Trump's expense Tuesday when he and the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited President Joe Biden at the White House, the first visit by the ...

 2021-07-20 21:07 

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Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he conspired to influence Trump's foreign policy positions to benefit the United Arab Emirates and commit crime...

 2021-07-20 20:35 

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The Dish: Hailie's Oven...

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 Hailie's Oven. This local bakery is known for the delicious, gluten-fr...

 2021-07-20 19:09 

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Olympics finally to start, 1 year later and far from Tokyo...

Skippy the yellow kangaroo with green paws was affixed to the first base dugout railing watching the Australia Spirit become the first team to work out at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium....

 2021-07-20 18:46 

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USA brings talented team to Tokyo Olympics...

Team USA will boast a talented women...

 2021-07-20 17:33 

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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'...

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company's first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-...

 2021-07-20 17:22 

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4 companies on verge of settling US opioid lawsuits...

The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of government lawsuits over the toll of opioids across the U.S., a group of lawyers for local government...

 2021-07-20 17:11 

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China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are victims of damaging U.S. cyberattacks. A forei...

 2021-07-20 17:02 

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McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they...

 2021-07-20 16:56 

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Man convicted of killing driver during speeding livestream...

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A man has been convicted of vehicular homicide after prosecutors say he hit a car while driving around 120 mph (193 mph) during a Facebook livestream showing him speeding. A jury in Adams County found 44-year-old Bryan Kirby g...

 2021-07-20 15:46 

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US women shut out the noise in quest for 5th gold medal...

The U.S. women...

 2021-07-20 15:24 

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Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland To Visit Colorado, stop in Grand Junction...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will travel to Colorado to discuss how the Department of the Interior's is working to address worsening drought and wildland fire conditions. Secretary Haaland's visit comes after invitati...

 2021-07-20 15:13 

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GJPD search for suspect after jewelry heist...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo A Monday morning robbery leaves Mesa Jewelers with more than $50,000 in damages and stolen jewelry. The Grand Junction Police Department is searching for a suspect, seen in the pictures below, related to the robbery. According to GJPD...

 2021-07-20 15:09 

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Newsfeed Now: Bezos launches into space; Doctors say vaccine hesitancy could delay pandemic's end...

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....

 2021-07-20 13:06 

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Japanese PM says world should see safe Olympics staged...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics....

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