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Boulder’s Hirabayshi using GJ Invitational as training ground for Olympic swim dream

By Eden Laase

A 56-hour work week, two swim practices a day and studying for a Ph.D. seems like a challenge. Add the goal of qualifying for the 2016 Japanese Olympic team, and it seems nearly impossible, but to 30-year-old Toshi Hirabayshi, that’s ...


On target

By Tim Harty

The wind during the first half of Round 1 had many an archer grumbling Saturday morning, but three of them couldn’t complain too loudly. Neither Henry Bass nor Steve Anderson was thrilled with the 585 points out of a possible 600 each ...


Hustling to victory

By Eden Laase

Kevin Koch had just completed the 10th annual Highline Hustle Sprint Triathlon in one hour, 10 minutes and 52 seconds, and he didn’t even look tired. Rather, he looked like he could do it again. Despite a wind that created a challenging ...


McElwain building successful foundation at CSU

By Dale Shrull

Jim McElwain has the Colorado State University Rams on the right path. Now in his third season, the Rams’ head coach is keeping the focus on improvement. “We’re getting a little better,” he said. “Coming from ...


Emily Barrier has own cheering section with twin sister

By Eden Laase

Tia and Emily Barrier do everything together. They hang out with the same people, play soccer, go paddle boarding and even do homework together. But there is one place the twins go their separate ways: the pool. As Emily gets into race mode ...

Participation in Big Sky Open likely to increase this year

By Tim Harty

Based on the early returns for registration, participation is likely to be up for this year’s Big Sky Open archery tournament. In its 34th year, the largest archery tournament on the Western Slope, which pays out $20,000 in prize money, ...

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 ...


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 ...


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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