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Camaraderie main reason GJ veterans participate in Golden Age Games

By Patrick Bahr

For Grand Junction military veterans Darrel Chapman, Eric Rosenquist and Emma Folnsbee, the desire to compete in athletics is still strong. The three participated in the National Veterans Golden Age Games last week in Birmingham, Ala. The ...


‘The Field’ is a dream come true for baseball family

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For Jim Schroeder, the baseball field he built in his backyard isn’t so much a field of dreams as it is a field of family. Six years ago, Schroeder’s family moved into its new home on E1/2 Road, and the back of the 31/2-acre lot ...

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Pair of Brits add some intrigue to Big Sky Open

By Dave Buchanan

Arrows fly and so do archers, particularly if you live in Liverpool, England, and compete in Grand Junction. British archers Liam Grimwood, 22, of Liverpool and Chris Bell of Birmingham, 24, are giving this year’s Big Sky Open archery ...

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Cousins leads competitive field after first round at Big Sky Open

By Dave Buchanan

On a Saturday morning as calm as the previous night was stormy, you could have knocked over Jerry Brabec with a feather. “We had three perfect scores last night in the clay pigeon shoot,” said Brabec to an equally surprised ...

Strong winds greet archers

By Staff

Pewter-colored skies and winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour greeted archers Friday on the first night of the Big Sky Open archery tournament. But, hey, what’s a little wind storm among friends? “This is nothing, you should ...

Big Sky Open still a draw despite economy

By Dave Buchanan

You can forget the outrageous fortune and leave your slings at home, but the arrows certainly will be flying this weekend when the 29th Big Sky Open archery tournament opens at the DoubleTree Hotel. The three-day event starts with individual ...


trong baseball season leads to increased numbers at skills and hitting camp for Mavs

By Allen Gemaehlich

Several boys and girls around Grand Junction know all about the Mesa State College baseball team’s accomplishments this season. As a result, more than 50 boys and a few girls ages 8-12 were eager to learn from the Mavericks this week in ...

Despite light rainstorm, racers get started at Dragway

By Allen Gemaehlich

Patience paid off. For the first time this season, a J & A Super Quick Series race was completed early this morning at the Western Colorado Dragway. The first race was scheduled the first weekend of May but was postponed until July 19 ...

GJ’s Wright heads U.S. team in Bueno Cup

By Allen Gemaehlich

Susan Wright of Grand Junction will lead the U.S. women’s seniors tennis team into the Maria Esther Bueno Cup next week in Mallorca, Spain. Wright, ranked No. 1 in the world for 2008 in women’s 50-older singles, made a U.S. Cup ...

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Drag Racing: Widmer wins ’08 title in ’09 opening race

By Allen Gemaehlich

John Widmer finally has another bookend, but it’s not just any bookend. The Rifle man won the second Wally Trophy of his drag racing career, making a perfect new fixture for his office at home. Widmer received a Wally Trophy after ...

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