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MMA fighter no longer headed down a destructive path

By Staff

Brayan Almengor was headed down a destructive path. He knew it. The 14-year-old Grand Junction boy was struggling in school only one year ago, talking back to the teachers, getting in trouble. Worse, he had joined a local gang. He ...


GJ’s Wright helps USA capture cup in Turkey

By Adele Israel

For the second consecutive year, Susan Wright helped the U.S. women’s 50-older tennis team capture the ultimate prize. The Grand Junction woman led the USA to their Maria Bueno Cup title recently in Antalya, Turkey. USA defeated ...


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Sports: Denied bond issue foils perfect solution for Mesa County School District 51

By Patrick Bahr

It seemed like the perfect solution for Mesa County School District 51. Had Referred Measure 3A and 3B passed in last Tuesday’s election, two new high schools would have been built in the Appleton and Orchard Mesa areas. An athletic ...


RIM ROCK RUN 2 11-9

Parr surprised to break 12-year-old Rim Rock Run record

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Timmy Parr had a number in mind: 2:14.29. That’s the age-group record for men ages 25-29 in the Rim Rock Run. As he ran the final few yards of the course Saturday morning that winds up, over and down the Colorado National Monument, he ...


Young gymnasts show off skills at KidzPlex meet

By Patrick Bahr

It takes a certain athletic skill set to be able to be a gymnast. Saturday at KidzPlex, nearly 200 of those athletes displayed the timing, coordination and fearlessness it takes during the sixth annual Taylor Moore Invitational. It is the ...


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Coach wins Super Bowl in final junior game

By Staff

Ken Howell couldn’t have asked for a better way to end his junior football coaching career. Howell, who’s coached the Fruita Cowboys for 15 seasons in the Mesa County Junior Football Association, is leaving on a high note. The ...


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Defense leads Chargers in junior football title

By Patrick Bahr

It was fitting that the defense carried the Redlands Middle School Chargers to the 6th grade Super Bowl title. Tuesday night at Stocker Stadium, the Chargers withstood more than 40 plays by the Fruita Cowboys, holding them to six points for a ...


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Redlands rallies for 5th grade crown

By Staff

It was unlike a typical Mesa County Junior Football Association Super Bowl game. It was, however, typical of a Chargers-Raiders 5th grade battle. The Redlands Middle School Chargers, who had defeated the West Raiders 7-6 during the regular ...


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DAVE FELDBERG IS A CHAMPION OF HIS CRAFT, BUT NOT WITH A CLUB.

By Staff

Gusts of wind reaching 45 miles per hour could not prevent the Colorado State Championships of Frisbee golf from taking place this past weekend in Palisade. According to tournament directors, Dave Feldberg was the first person in Colorado ...


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Oil Riggers bring ice rink title to GJ

By Allen Gemaehlich

The man that started it all may be gone but his dream continues strong. For the first time in the history of the George Stepanovic Memorial hockey tournament, a new Grand Junction team formed this year won the tournament Sunday at Glacier Ice ...


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