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Kathy Elliott to receive award from Colorado USTA for contributions to tennis community

By Tim Harty

Kathy Elliott did her darnedest to get USTA Colorado to reconsider the action it was going to take. Alas, her plea fell on deaf ears. Like it or not, she was told, she’s done so much for tennis over the years in the communities ...


Going to the dogs

By Dale Shrull

It’s going to be canines to the nines this weekend on Grand Mesa. The eighth annual Grand Mesa Summit Challenge will bring teams from around the region to compete in sled dog and skijor races Saturday and Sunday. The racing, which is ...


A COSMIC day on Grand Mesa

By Dale Shrull

MESA — One by one, elite endurance athletes zipped across the finish line, spraying snow as they skidded to a stop. High fives and hand shakes were exchanged as each one finished. Soaking in the warm rays on a brilliant winter morning, ...



By Allen Gemaehlich

Cheryl Lucas wasn’t a big Denver Broncos fan growing up, but she might be one of the biggest around, thanks to her husband. Jim Lucas collected everything Broncos related he could find and decorated his old office at Crystal Books and ...


Local bars and restaurants see more crowds for Broncos’ games

By Matt Meyer

Imagine being the only person wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey in the middle of an Orange Crush: a sea of swarming Broncos fans and servers wearing Denver Broncos gear. That’s every Sunday during the NFL season for Old Chicago bartender ...

McKennis ends her ski season

By Staff

Alice McKennis’ dreams of making the U.S. team for the 2014 Olympics is officially over. The 24-year-old alpine skier made the 2010 Olympics and competed in the downhill in Vancouver. Thanks to an intensive and aggressive physical ...


Trio of Fire FC players selected for Olympic Development Program team

By Matt Meyer

Out of a mishmash of talented soccer players from across Colorado, three Fire FC soccer players qualified for the state’s Olympic Development Program soccer team. For the second consecutive year, Tanner Holt, Tyler Speer and Dawson ...


Ice is nice

By Tim

Skates, helmet, jersey, pads, stick, puck. Misty Matern looked the part of a hockey player as she skated up and down the ice rink one week ago Saturday. What she didn’t have is hockey skill. But at age 41, the Palisade woman wants to ...

Sports briefs, Jan. 2, 2014

By Staff

Youth Wrestling Trio of Outlaws place in club tourney Three Colorado Outlaw wrestlers placed in the Who’s Bad club tournament last weekend at the National Western Stock Show Complex in Denver. Dawson Collins won the 15-under, 72-pound ...

8 — Junction hosts major events for first time

By Dale Shrull

More than 1,200 Special Olympians came to Grand Junction for the 2013 Colorado Summer Games in June. It was the first time the Colorado Summer Games have been held on the Western Slope. The games were moved to Colorado Mesa University at the ...

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