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Crafty steers make it tough on cowboys in finals

By Matt Meyer

At the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association Finals, there are no average steers, especially during the third round Sunday afternoon. Some steers weighed nearly 600 pounds, some were quick, and nearly all the steers were crafty. So when it ...


Triathletes bask in GJ sunshine

By Dale Shrull

What a great day for a triathlon. With temperatures already rolling toward 70, nearly 150 competitors took off in the Desert’s Edge Triathlon at Highline Lake State Park on Sunday morning. This year’s race was 22 days earlier ...


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Fruita’s Hammer does well
 in barrel racing at CPRA finals

By Matt Meyer

Barrel racer Ashtyn Hammer was just happy to make it to the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association Finals on Saturday night. The Fruita Monument graduate, now a sophomore at Colorado Mesa and a mainstay at the Rimrock Rodeo in Fruita, picked ...


Scott overcomes nerves to earn 1st saddle bronc win

By Matt Meyer

After a rough first night Friday at the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association Finals, where saddle bronc riders were ditched and dumped across the Mesa Country Fairgrounds, a high score of 76 set the bar relatively low. Kyler Scott, a ...


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Riveros takes over Off-Road race during uphill battles

By Dale Shrull

Colombians have long been known as climbers in the world of cycling. When the big seven-mile Windmill Road climb approached, Fernando Riveros took center stage at the Grand Junction Off-Road professional race on Sunday. “I’m a ...


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An Off-Road adventure

By Dale Shrull

The two winners in the
30-mile Grand Junction Off-Road were actually multiple winners. Grand Junction’s Robb Parsons sported a winning smile Saturday after turning the course into his own personal playground. The women’s ...


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Chambers takes GJOR 40-miler with single-speed

By Dale Shrull

Breakneck speed means something different to Cameron Chambers. The Colorado Springs rider came to Grand Junction on a mission and was soon on the fast track to victory Saturday in the Grand Junction Off-Road 40-mile amateur race. But one year ...


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Emotional Saunders beats cancer, finishes strong in GJ Off-Road

By Dale Shrull

Madge Saunders pedaled across the finish line, a job well done. In her right hand was a lime Popsicle, but she wasn’t quite ready to smile. Tears of joy and satisfaction had already started. Thirty miles of pain, agony and frustration ...


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Downtown breakaway backfires on Skarda

By Dale Shrull

Alexis Skarda is no stranger to being in the lead. The three-time USA Cycling Division II national champion is no stranger to Grand Junction either, and she was looking to sneak up on a field of proven professional riders Friday night at the ...


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Another Epic event

By Dale Shrull

They’re back! Mountain bikers, more than 350 strong, are back and ready to exorcise their competitive demons and take on one of the most grueling race courses anywhere. It’s the Grand Junction Off-Road, back for a second ...


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