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Kids making a racket at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

By Patrick Bahr

The first day of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open showcased a tennis tournament that’s still growing. Monday at the Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa State College and Canyon View Park, more than 120 junior players, ages 18 and younger, ...


Dyer a winner at Superkarts! event

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A new day equaled a new result for some of the go-kart drivers in the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals. Tom Dyer, Martin Plowman and Austin Dement each picked up wins Sunday at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, one day after mechanical ...

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The ultimate goal: TaG Senior Class driver Plowman has IndyCar hopes

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There is nothing like taking a swig of milk after winning the Indianapolis 500. It’s the pinnacle for any IndyCar driver, but for many of them, that dream started when they were racing a go-kart. Some IndyCar League drivers are in town ...

Race fans light up Western Colorado Dragway

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The atmosphere was electric. Thousands of people showed up Saturday night at Western Colorado Dragway to watch Ed ‘The Outlaw’ Jones and his Jelly Belly 1875 Concord Stagecoach run down the quarter-mile track on the back two ...

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Palisade advances to state after winning Major boys title

By Scott Schlaufman

After giving up a two-run home run in the first inning of Saturday’s Major boys District 1 Little League championship game, Palisade pitcher Matt Seriani refused to let the hit get him down. “It was tough, but I knew our bats have ...

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‘Queen Stage’ of USA Pro Cycling Challenge features two tough climbs

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — High above Aspen at 12,000-foot Independence Pass on a recent afternoon, Katherine Sand beamed a smile as sunny as the weather after pedaling up 4,000 feet from town only one year after taking up bicycling. “I’m ...

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Three Rivers wins 9-10B title

By Scott Schlaufman

Most coaches wouldn’t be happy losing the first game of a tournament, but for Three Rivers 9-10 B Little League boys coach Dave LaGrua, it worked out just fine. Three Rivers opened the District 1 tournament July 9 with a 9-8 loss to ...


GJ’s Johnson does well in first International Taekwondo competition

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Nick Johnson knew this could be his only chance. The Grand Junction 27-year-old was just hoping to be competitive in his first International Taekwondo Championships. He never imagined he’d do as well as he did last month in Broomfield, ...

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Volunteers help Taco Bell run like clockwork

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Each year, hundreds of tennis matches are played during the Taco Bell Western Slope Open. Every match that’s played is possible because of the work of several volunteers who not only give their time during the tournament, but for weeks ...


Grand Junction Motor Speedway hosting national-level kart race

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A future NASCAR or IndyCar driver could be getting his or her start this weekend in Grand Junction. Grand Junction Motor Speedway is hosting the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour SummerNationals for the first time. “This is by far the ...

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