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Third-place finish in 9-ball tourney helps former hustler rediscover love for billiards

By Melinda Mawdsley

Kelly Hatmaker was back in his element. The 44-year-old Fruita resident finished third in the 9-ball billiards tournament at the American CueSports Nationals tournament in Las Vegas from May 31-June 6. Hatmaker, who drives semi trucks for ...

Baird has big day in 2nd round of RMO

By Staff

One week ago, Michael Baird was competing in a Nationwide Tour golf tournament, hoping to qualify for one of the mini-tour events. It was not to be. Baird missed the cut by two strokes. On Saturday, the first-round leader in the ...


Vogts dedicated to skiing since diaper days

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dave and Christi Vogt love water skiing so much, they would bring their children out on the boat before they could even walk. As soon as they were old enough to stand on skis and hold a rope, their three boys and one girl were ...

Senior Games enter 8th year

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The Western Colorado Senior Games give athletes age 50 or older the chance to compete in almost anything they want. The games, which begin Monday and run through Aug. 28, offer events ranging from tennis to cribbage to track and ...

Mills in contention at RMO

By Staff

It’s a good thing Dustin Mills doesn’t believe in omens. Playing in Thursday’s pro-am at the Rocky Mountain Open golf tournament, Mills made a hole in one on the eighth at Tiara Rado Golf Course. That allowed Mills finish in ...


Local rider ready for national BMX race at fairgrounds

By Allen Gemaehlich

She would rather ride her bike than play with dolls. Morgan “Monkey” Zimmerman, 7, is an avid BMX racer and has the trophies to prove it. “BMX is a huge deal for her,” Paula Zimmerman, her mother, said. ...

Daniell back to defend RMO title

By Staff

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Lake Mirage gives local water skiers a place to compete

By Allen Gemaehlich

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Plasma shots can help some avoid surgery

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For Chris Ladue it sounded too good to be true. After splitting a tendon in his knee, Ladue figured surgery was the only option to repair his ailing limb. “It had been hurting for a while,” Ladue, an avid skier, said. “I ...

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Runners battle tough terrain in Thigunawat 10K

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The course of Sunday’s Thigunawat 10K at Powderhorn was as unique as the name of the race. The inaugural race was held on the ski slopes of Powderhorn, and had competitors heading up and down slopes, around trees and across ...

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