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Former pro tennis player Taylor Dent coming to GJ in July for clinic

By Allen Gemaehlich

A former professional men’s tennis player is coming to Grand Junction to conduct a camp for children and a clinic for adults this summer. Taylor Dent will be in Grand Junction July 11-13 to teach technique at the Bookcliff Country Club ...


Tier III Junior hockey league coming to GJ

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction hockey fans, start practicing your coyote calls. Junior hockey is headed to the Glacier Ice Arena for the 2015-16 season, after USA Hockey approved the creation of the five-team Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League, a Junior A ...


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Putting for dough

By Staff

Paying out more money to more people was one of the reasons the number of competitors rose this year at the Colorado West Amateur golf tournament. The numbers dipped in recent years, and Bookcliff Country Club head golf professional Brett ...


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Anything but a breeze

By Tim Harty

The championship door had been left ajar by a Keith Humerickhouse bogey. All hard-charging Joey Saad had to do to walk through was continue the brilliance that had been his golf round through 14 holes. But that bogey was the best possible ...


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Lucky number?

By Tim Harty

Joey Saad has been carding 72s at the Colorado West Amateur golf tournament as if he owns the copyright to the number. In addition to carding 1-over-par 72 in each of the first two rounds of the three-day tournament at Bookcliff Country Club, ...


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Brown’s Hall call

By Tim Harty

Perthes left Paul Brown bed-ridden during the first grade and walking on crutches during the second and third grades of elementary school. He cursed the childhood disease then, but he looks back at it as a blessing now. Perthes, he said, got ...


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Worth the trip

By Tim Harty

Keith Humerickhouse sat in the middle of a stairwell at 9:30 p.m. Thursday night with a decision to make. The owner of Perfectly Layed Hardwood Floors was nearing the end of a 16-hour day, sanding wood floors in a Basalt home, and he ...


Jet dragsters coming to Western Colorado Dragway on Saturday

By Staff

Western Colorado Dragway will host a unique event on Saturday. Two of the fastest jet dragsters in the country will make exhibition passes down the racetrack. These are the same jet-powered dragsters that run at NHRA national events. The jet ...


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97 years old, shoots a 96

By Eden Laase

Joe Picard started golfing at the age of 14. That was in 1931. He recently celebrated his 97th birthday, and he’s still playing golf. In fact, on that birthday, he shot a round of 96 at Lincoln Park Golf Course. Picard jumps in and ...


Rim Rock Rodeo opens tonight

By Staff

The Jim Dible Fruita Rim Rock Rodeo begins its 20th season tonight at the Fruita Rim Rock Adventures Arena. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults or $30 for a family pass. Children ages 12-under are free. The rodeo takes place ...


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