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Weathering the storm: Rain adds new element to Highline Hustle triathlon

By Patrick Bahr

Triathlons are difficult enough, so when you add in the elements, and things really get interesting. Saturday at Highline Lake State Park in Loma, 245 participants embarked on a 500-meter swim, a 16-mile road bike race and three-mile trail ...


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Think pink: Local’s book makes playing golf more entertaining for players of all levels

By Patrick Bahr

Sports tend to be too serious. Local golf enthusiast Ted Boothroyd says it’s OK to have a sense of humor when playing sports. Boothroyd recently published The Gentleman’s Game of Pink Ball Golf, a book he hopes will spread his ...


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Oh, brother: Shields brothers will battle for Elam Classic title

By Allen Gemaehlich

Luke and Clancy Shields have spent countless hours on the tennis courts. Today, the Grand Junction natives will play each other for the 50th annual Elam Classic singles title. The match is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Canyon View Park. If it ...


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It’s a sad day: Closing of Glacier bums skaters out

By Patrick Bahr

When the Glacier Ice Arena announced it will close next week, it sent a shockwave through the skating community in the Grand Valley. The mood Friday in the four-year-old building was melancholy. “There are a lot of regulars coming in ...


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Home not so sweet: Former Fruita Monument star Johnson loses in second round of Elam Classic

By Allen Gemaehlich

Richard Johnson was hoping for one more good run this summer, starting with the Elam Classic. The former two-time Fruita Monument High School state champion and Pepperdine University player realized his professional tennis career may be ...


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Ride the Rockies kicks off in Junction

By Patrick Bahr

Ride the Rockies began 25 years ago in Grand Junction, with bicyclists making their way 305 miles to Denver. For its Silver Anniversary, Ride the Rockies is starting its seven-day ride in Grand Junction again. Sunday, 2,000 cyclists begin a ...


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Defensive Gladiators: GJ minor-league football team relying on its defense so far

By Patrick Bahr

A strong defense goes a long way in football. The Grand Junction Gladiators minor-league football team has rushed to a 2-0 start in the North American Football League by holding its first two opponents to 18 points. “Defense will keep ...


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Deep, talented field: Elam Classic celebrating milestone with great group

By Allen Gemaehlich

The Elam Classic tennis tournament is celebrating a milestone this weekend with one of its deepest and strongest fields in years. The 50th annual men’s pro invitational, which boasts a $10,000 purse, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday at ...


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Grand Junction’s Sabre Cook headed to France for international kart race

By Allen Gemaehlich

Sabr&233; Cook recently celebrated her 16th birthday, but this weekend she’s set to have the experience of a lifetime. The Grand Junction girl is competing June 10-13 in the Italian American Motor Engineering Bruno Grana International ...


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Proving ground: CWA gives recreational golfers a chance to show their stuff

By Patrick Bahr

The competitive spirit doesn’t go away easily. The Colorado West Amateur at Bookcliff Country Club showcases that during the tournament’s three-day run. The field of 165 players is separated into five flights based on handicap ...


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