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GJ’s Kara Roper lassos 4th Rim Rock marathon championship

By Staff

When it comes to running, Grand Junction’s Kara Roper takes the ups and downs in stride. Roper, a 35-year-old mother of two, ran to her fourth consecutive victory Saturday in the women’s marathon at the US Bank Rim Rock Run. She ...


Running for a purpose

By Jon Mitchell

Running became a therapeutic outlet for Matt Ozanic two years ago. Little did he know he’d be able to deliver therapy to others through running. Ozanic, a troop commander with the Colorado State Patrol in Fruita, started running to help ...


Fourth-place Ironman finish thrills Hoffman

By Dale Shrull

The night before the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Ben Hoffman was at peace. Relaxed but pensive as he thought about the race that defines his competitive life. “Of course there are always nerves, but that’s important in ...


Cowboys win heavyweight, lightweight Super Bowls

By Matt Meyer

With the Bookcliff Chiefs looking at fourth and short during the fourth quarter Wednesday night, the Fruita Cowboys came up big at the Mesa County Junior Football Association Heavyweight Super Bowl. The Cowboys stopped Bookcliff inches short ...

Local golf: Battlement Mesa wins CGA team title

By Staff

The club team from Battlement Mesa Golf Course near Parachute won the Colorado Golf Association Interclub championship this past weekend, beating teams from around Colorado for the title as the 16th seed in the 16-team tournament. Battlement ...

Timeout, Oct. 19, 2016

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to 970-244-8578, email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += ...

Champ Bailey

Bailey, Bloom and Bichette among those inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

By Staff

Denver’s shut-down cornerback, one of the Blake Street Bombers and an Olympic skier/wide receiver headline the 2017 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Champ Bailey, a member of the Denver Broncos’ 50th Anniversary team, was ...

Sports Briefs, Oct. 18, 2016

By Staff

College Soccer Mesa men up 10 spots in poll Colorado Mesa moved up 10 spots in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings after dominant wins over Westminster and CSU-Pueblo. The Mavericks (10-1-3, 9-0-1 RMAC) are ranked ...


Riding high: Paralympic medalist boasts of upcoming national event

By Dale Shrull

Oz Sanchez started riding a bike when was about 5. The seat-post was so high he couldn’t even sit down, so he just pedaled and pedaled hard. He never dreamed of riding in the Olympics and obviously, never thought he’d ever be a ...

GJ will host para-cycling championships in April 2017

By Dale Shrull

Grand Junction will be home to another prestigious cycling event. In late April 2017, the best para-cyclists in the nation will come to the area to compete in the USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships. The event was secured ...

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