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Father’s influence drives Steven Whiteley in drag racing

By Scott Schlaufman

From the moment he was born, Steven Whiteley has been around drag racing. “Before I was even born my dad raced,” said Steven, the son of National Hot Rod Association top alcohol dragster Jim Whiteley. “When I was old enough, ...

USA Pro Cycling Challenge viewing parties will give novices a chance to learn

By Staff

Chris Brown admits watching professional cycling on television can be difficult. It’s not baseball, basketball or football. Cycling’s roots — and the general audience — are across the pond. But with the USA Pro ...


Bob’s Knob has become a favorite place to watch cars race up Lands End

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Craig Kendall originally came to watch the cars race up Lands End Road. He found more than a race. The Grand Junction man found a favorite spot and a racing friend eight years ago. Kendall and Lori Martsolf sit near ‘Bob’s ...


Six-time champion Paul Dallenbach returns to Lands End Hill Climb

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Paul Dallenbach has the all-time course record, but this year he could barely hold off his nephew. The six-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion and Lands End Hill Climb record holder from Basalt returned to Lands End for the ...

Outdoor ice rink looking for backers: Open date is Nov. 1

By Patrick Bahr

An outdoor ice rink in Grand Junction is moving closer to reality. But first, Ice Skating Inc. needs a little help. The group is attempting to raise $225,000 to fund the facility that plans to have outdoor ice for hockey in early ...

Rocky Mountain Bicycle Tour starts Sunday in Grand Junction

By Staff

The Colorado Rocky Mountain Bicycle Tour is beginning and ending in Grand Junction. The fifth annual ride starts Sunday at Grand Junction High School at 6:30 a.m., with riders making their way to Hotchkiss. Stops in Gunnison, Crested Butte, ...

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New sponsors keep Lands End Hill Climb on track

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For a while, it looked as if the annual Lands End Hill Climb race wasn’t going to take place this year. Thanks to some recent sponsors, it’s back on schedule. The race up Lands End Road begins at 8 a.m. Saturday on Grand Mesa and ...

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GJ’s Litsheim wins age group title at CrossFit World Games

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Mary Beth Litsheim lived with a back injury for 25 years. Although the gymnastics injury caused her pain, she still exercised on a regular basis. She re-injured the back 10 years ago spotting a gymnast, and this time, something had to be ...

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GJ family rides Courage Classic to support Children’s Hospital

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Katy Brown doesn’t have to look far to find inspiration to ride in the annual Courage Classic. The Grand Junction pediatric nurse, who is the mother of two children, finds all the incentive she needs in her job. “Most everyone ...

Grand Mesa Major girls fall to Evangeline in Southwestern Regional

By Staff

It was a good run for the Grand Mesa Little League Major girls. Grand Mesa survived close games in the District 1 and Colorado state tournaments, but Saturday at the Southwestern Regional tournament in Waco, Texas, Grand Mesa’s season ...

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