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Homeowners, disc golfers meet to figure out best plan for Westlake Park

By Patrick Bahr

Nobody can say Westlake Park isn’t being used. The city-owned park behind City Market on First and Orchard offers a skate park, a walking trail, a playground, and what has become the most popular attraction, a nine-hole disc golf ...


Unified softball provides helping hands

By Allen Gemaehlich

Chad Miller has two boys into typical boys things, but they are involved in one thing he never imagined. Miller and his 9-year-old son Hunter and 7-year-old son Owen play unified softball with the developmentally disabled. Miller admitted ...


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Broken foot doesn’t keep Bensley from gold medal

By Patrick Bahr

Some of the greatest moments in sports history have involved athletes overcoming injury to perform at a high level. • Willis Reed suiting up for the Knicks in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA finals despite a torn leg muscle. • The Los ...


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Dolphin swimmer sets goal of reaching Junior Nationals

By Staff

Tyler Walton has a list above the light switch in his bedroom. He puts it there as a reminder every time he turns off the light to leave the room. On the list are the qualifying times for the Junior Nationals swim meet in Indianapolis in ...


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Flying discs crowding airspace over park

By Amy Hamilton

Avid disc golf player Chad Pasterz has seen the close calls when the flying, plastic orbs whiz over the heads of children playing on equipment at Westlake Park. The park is lined with a generous walking path near the intersection of First ...


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Disc golf gives Telluride teacher an athletic outlet

By Patrick Bahr

Joe Rovere is a good example of what happens when an athlete combines hard work with natural ability. In a span of four years, Rovere went from first picking up a disc golf disc to becoming one of the up-and-coming players in the world. The ...


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Baseball is way of life for Central graduate

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Pickleball gaining a rabid following in GJ

By Allen Gemaehlich

Alan and Nancy Friedman heard about Pickleball in Casa Grande, Ariz., where they spend the winter. After one match, they were hooked. Now they’re trying to spread the word about the hybrid sport in Grand Junction. Pickleball started in ...


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Young loves pushing himself in the pool

By Staff

Logan Young had tried other sports but found himself bored with too much idle time standing around at practice. “None of them really caught my attention,” Young said. “I like to work hard.” He found a program four ...


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Fortenberry not afraid to put body at risk on bulls at Rimrock Rodeo

By Patrick Bahr

It’s hard to say if Jesse Fortenberry’s opponents ever take pity on him. Because if one happens to force Fortenberry to break his ankle, blow his shoulder or split his liver — then so be it. But like most bull riders, ...


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