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Snowmobiler thrills crowd with flip

By Allen Gemaehlich

The landing wasn’t quite right, but Sam Rogers figured he’d give it a shot anyway. The 20-year-old snowmobile freestyler decided the crowd wanted a backflip, so he gave them a backflip Saturday night during the Warrior Freestyle ...


Wright to be honored at Tennis Hall of Fame

By Allen Gemaehlich

A local player and local club will be honored Saturday night at the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame Gala in Denver. Susan Wright will receive the Joan Birkland award for female player of the year and the Grand Junction Tennis Club is receiving ...


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Brenton retains his crown with mixed martial arts win

By Staff

Jason Brenton wishes he was in better fighting shape. His mixed martial arts opponents may be glad he isn’t. Brenton, fighting out of 8th Street Gym, retained his lightweight Western Slope MMA belt when he defeated Sergio Lopez of ...


Orchard Mesa Community Pool a gathering place for local swimmers

By Allen Gemaehlich

It’s been a challenging season, to say the least, for the Mesa State College women’s swim team. The fourth-year program is forced to train at the Orchard Mesa Community Pool instead of practicing on campus for the first time while ...


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Svaldi comes up big at first state gymnastics meet

By Staff

Charlotte Svaldi has a way of performing well when things are on the line. “Charlotte’s a very strong competitor,” her coach, Jessica Hawkins, said. Three weeks ago, she saved her best for last. Competing in the United ...


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Fruita’s Tonozzi finishes fifth at National Finals Rodeo

By Staff

The way Garrett Tonozzi and his teammate, Kenny Harrell, looked at it, they had nothing to lose. Tonozzi, the 23-year-old Fruita resident, and his roping partner, Harrell, of San Angelo, Texas, were the 15th and final qualifiers in the team ...


GJ’s Jensen training for Boston Marathon

By Amy Hamilton

In the predawn hours, all you can really see of Ray Jensen is a strip of reflective tape across the back of his running jacket and bobbing reflectors on his shoes. Jensen, 43, is training for a January marathon in Arizona. If he can run the ...


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Nye hopes to beat cancer, race again

By Allen Gemaehlich

He once dreamed of racing in the Tour de France, but now he’d simply be satisfied with racing local events. Justin Nye’s childhood dream was reawakened when he was diagnosed with cancer eight months ago. After all, Lance ...


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GJ woman’s Corgis both win national agility titles

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Pamela Wiltgen has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Diablo Harley Boy (aka Harley), who is, shall we say, active. A bit mischievous, too. “He gets to be a little bit of a character,” Wiltgen said. “He’s seven. Imagine him at ...


Sabrè Cook looks to add SuperNational title to resumé

By Allen Gemaehlich

Sabrè Cook will race anyone, anytime. The Grand Junction 14-year-old girl once raced with the flu this season, throwing up the minute she came off the track. Her mother, Melissa Cook, who stayed home to take care of her father-in-law, ...


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