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Last shall be first

By Eden Laase

One last rider, one last bull, one last shot at victory. The Professional Bull Riders event at the Mesa County Fair saved the best for last Thursday night, when Scottie Knapp got aboard Geronimo. Eleven riders had qualified for the final ...

Timeout, July 16, 2014

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 += ...


Brothers-in-law tie for Rim Rock Rodeo win

By Eden Laase

When the occasional tie pops up in an NFL game, fans roll their eyes. A tie might as well be a loss. In most sports fans don’t care how many overtimes they have to watch, anything is better than the dreaded tie. Bull riding isn’t ...


Lively’s bat and arm lift Monument to 9/10 title

By Eden Laase

When Monument’s Joel Lively was practicing his hitting before Saturday’s game, he hit a ball right at his coach’s shin. The two had a good laugh about it, and when Lively came up to bat with the bases loaded in the fifth ...


Holding serve

By Allen Gemaehlich

Emma Aubert wanted to learn how to serve from one of the greatest servers to play on the ATP tour. Former men’s professional tennis player Taylor Dent told Aubert to bend her right elbow. She listened intently then tried, but she still ...

Martin-Crespin grudge match highlights
 Cage Wars XVIII

By Matt Meyer

Billy Martin and Brandon Crespin each won their bouts in Cage Wars XVII. Martin is a wild fighter whose ability to fight is rivaled only by his ability to talk. In March, the mixed martial artist downed his opponent with a rear-naked choke ...


Enough mibs to go around

By Eden Laase

Leah Lee will not let something she loves die out. That’s why the former elementary school teacher is devoted to teaching kids all over the Grand Valley the game she has adored ever since her father taught her as a child in ...


Fruita avoids elimination, will play vs. Monument

By Eden Laase

“I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win.” The players on the Fruita 9/10 Boys Little League team said it, then did it Friday as they avoided elimination and moved into the District 1 ...


Adults receive training from former pro

By Allen Gemaehlich

More than a dozen adults were laughing and sharing stories Friday night like they just experienced a childhood dream of playing on the professional tennis circuit. The 15 adults from the Grand Valley won’t get that opportunity, but they ...


Pitching adjustment helps Three Rivers win crown in Major Boys

By Eden Laase

A single, a double, a walk, a wild pitch and a run. Not exactly the start 12-year-old pitcher Jake Ticer and Three Rivers were looking for. The game had barely begun, and the Monument Major Boys Little League team already seemed to have ...

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