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BMX STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS PRO

Grand Valley BMX draws the best for Colorado State Championships

By Patrick Bahr

The Colorado State Championship BMX finals are the biggest event of the year for Colorado competitors in the action sport. The race caps a six-month season, with racers looking to collect points along the way. The state championship race ...


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Forever young: 47-year-old Kirsten Kurath not afraid to BMX with the best

By Allen Gemaehlich

Hundreds of BMX riders will compete for a No. 1 state plate today in Grand Junction, but not all of them are children. Grand Valley BMX track operator Nick Adams expects 40 to 50 of the estimated 300 riders to be adults, many of them with ...


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I’ve got the bug: Volkswagen Mania draws plenty of drivers

By Allen Gemaehlich

Matt Rarick never imagined he’d have so much fun driving a Volkswagen Beetle. Like most teenage boys, he dreamed of driving a big muscle car, but ended up with a bug. Now, he races one. “My first car was a 1974 Volkswagen ...


Portie finishes at 16-under-par 197 to win Rocky Mountain Open

By Patrick Bahr

Ben Portie’s consistency is what sets him apart on the golf course. Sunday at Tiara Rado Golf Course, Portie finished with a 1-under-par 70 to push his three-day total to an impressive 16-under-par 197. That performance was good enough ...


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Going low at the RMO: Geyer, Kalinowski shoot 8-under to tie for lead

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Blue skies, negligible wind and soft greens from recent rain all added up to low scores Friday in the first round of the Enstrom’s Rocky Mountain Open. For most of the day, the leaders were in at 6-under-par 65, but the afternoon round ...


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Covington’s goal of Wally falls short

By Allen Gemaehlich

It was shaping up to be Jason Covington’s weekend. The Grand Junction 26-year-old, who has a birthday coming up, entered the weekend leading the season points race in the Rail Head Super Shop Super Pro class and the J & A Services ...


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Taylor, Thompson defend Ultra 4 Lands End Hill Climb title

By Allen Gemaehlich

Two years ago, J.T. Taylor and Matt Thompson brought their rock crawler to try it out at the Lands End Hill Climb. This year, there were 14 buggies racing up Grand Mesa in the Western Grand Slam Series of Off-Road Racing. Taylor and ...


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Chad and Dick DeVries enjoy a healthy family rivalry at Lands End Hill Climb

By Allen Gemaehlich

Chad DeVries came back this year for more than regaining his Lands End Hill Climb record. The Wheat Ridge man came back for an opportunity to race and compete against his dad, Dick, at least one more time. The DeVries are the only two ...


Pro cycling race creates excitement, logistical issues for GJ, other communities

By Allen Gemaehlich

The buzz has subsided, and now several communities on the Western Slope are brainstorming. Memories of the Coors Classic raced through longtime community leaders’ heads when Lance Armstrong and Gov. Bill Ritter announced last week the ...


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Gold’s Gym Half Marathon a perfect length

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For a lot of runners, a marathon is too much of a commitment, but a 5-kilometer race isn’t quite enough. Cameron Jones was one of those runners who decided Saturday’s Gold’s Gym Half Marathon was just right. “Most of ...


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