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Nerves of steel

By Tim Harty

The pressure was on all day. Tristan Rohrbaugh saw to that. But it never made Chris Aiken crack. Things that could have been his undoing were met with winning responses, which is why Aiken now reigns as the champion of the Country Club ...


Wind wreaks havoc

By Tim Harty

The wind was a wild child mired in a day-long tantrum Saturday at Bookcliff Country Club. Persistent and punishing, it sent most scores soaring during the second round of the Country Club Liquors Colorado West Amateur golf tournament. But ...


Power lifting comes naturally

By Matt Meyer

A bench press bar loaded with 325 pounds might as well have been just the bar for Grant Dalton on Saturday afternoon. The 31-year-old Craig athlete, born with spina bifida, lifted the equivalent of an NFL lineman without so much as a grimace ...


Running their race

By Rachel Sauer

Before her heat in the 100-meter dash, Zoey Davis carefully moved her wheelchair to the starting line — not a millimeter over it, but not a millimeter behind it, either. Her dad, Jeremy Weible, stood behind her with a hand loosely atop ...


Return of the king?

By Tim Harty

He reigned at the Colorado West Amateur golf tournament so many times his friends gave the tourney another name: The Paul Brown Open. That, of course, was unofficial. Friday night, however, organizers of the tournament honored him ...

Unified sports teams a hit for Special Olympic athletes

By Matt Meyer

The Special Olympics unified sports programs, where athletes compete alongside their similarly developing peers, is often an outstanding experience for all involved. Vincent Egan, grandson of Grand Junction business owner Levi Lucero, said he ...


A Special night

By Matt Meyer

A little Friday afternoon rain didn’t dampen the Flame of Hope — the Special Olympics’ torch — as it was carried, along with dozens of smaller flames, into Stocker Stadium by local law enforcement officers. The ...


Something new

By Tim Harty

A new title sponsor has stepped in and a venerable name has been chosen for the championship trophy as golfers get ready to play in this weekend’s Country Club Liquors Colorado West Amateur golf tournament. When Home Loan decided this ...


Speed is never out of style

By Matt Meyer

Rewind to the mid 1980s, and Formula Super Vee racing had taken off in the United States as a feeder system for IndyCar. It’s a competitive but relatively affordable car that tops out at well over 100 miles per hour, complete with ...


A very special event

By Dale Shrull

The Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games will be back in Grand Junction this weekend for a third straight year. This year, it will feature a grand opening ceremony at Stocker Stadium on Friday. “This will be the most spectacular ...

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