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Cooper excels at team roping

By Staff

Rodeo competitors normally rely on two things — themselves and their horse. The exception to that rule is the roping events, in which there is another element that must be factored in for a roper to be successful: a good partner. Cole ...


Injuries can’t keep Loma’s Jimmy Allen from doing what he loves: wrestling steer

By Staff

Jimmy Allen tried to stay away from the rodeo. After a severe injury to his right knee four years ago, the Loma resident tried to put rodeo in his rearview mirror and get on with his life. “It was in my blood,” Allen said. ...

Prime ride through Palisade: Conroy, Godet couples enjoy Tour de Vineyards

By Staff

Even though they cycle a lot, the Conroys and Godets don’t enter a lot of bicycle tours. The Tour de Vineyards is one trip the Colorado Springs foursome enjoys making. For Dennis Conroy and his wife, Judy, Saturday’s 16th annual ...

Briefs: Rodeo Sept. 18, 2009

By Staff

The pros will take the arena at the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association’s 2009 year end-finals, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18–20, at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. The finals, hosted by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Posse, comprises ...

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Hockey player learns the other side of the game ... as 12-year-old referee

By Staff

After three years playing in the Grand Valley Youth Hockey Association, Cooper Baldwin thought he knew a lot about the game. It wasn’t until he saw it from a different angle that he realized how much he still had to learn. The ...

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Cowboys stampede to GJ

By Bob Silbernagel

When the first bronc comes out of the chute Friday at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, it will highlight more than a half century of rodeos put on by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Posse in this community. It will also signal the beginning of ...

Briefs: Sports Timeout Sept. 17, 2009

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Timeout guidelines: Space is reserved for area clubs, organizations, associations and nonprofit groups to announce their events, tournaments, meetings and/or leagues. Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event ...

Briefs: Gymnastics Sept. 16, 2009

By Staff

Gymnastics Colorado West gymnasts win The compulsory team from Colorado West Gymnastics competed in the Black Canyon invitational last weekend in Montrose and took the top three places in the 12-older division in Level 5. Melita Pawlowski ...

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Punt, Pass, Kick competition draws youthful Broncos fans

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On the first Sunday of the NFL regular season, a small piece of the NFL found itself in Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium. After the Denver Broncos’ miraculous win 12-7 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, area athletes were ...

Briefs: Local sports Sept. 14, 2009

By Staff

Local Gymnastics • Mitchell wins title in Montrose KidzPlex Gymnastics won the Level 4 and 5 team titles this weekend at the Black Canyon Gymnastics Invitational in Montrose.  The season opener included four teams and nearly ...

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