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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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Can’t miss climb: Racers have ‘special affection’ for Grand Junction event

By Allen Gemaehlich

Rod Moberly has raced the world-famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but he refuses to miss the Lands End Hill Climb. “Steve Goeglien and I agree, you don’t miss Grand Junction,” he said. “That’s where I started in ...


Despite loss in regional semis, Orchard Mesa happy with season

By Patrick Bahr

Orchard Mesa Little League advanced farther than any other Major boys baseball team from Grand Junction at the Southwestern Regional. A powerhouse from Texas, though, put an abrupt stop Tuesday to Orchard Mesa’s run to the Little League ...


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Orchard Mesa two wins from dream of Little League World Series

By Patrick Bahr

Having a Grand Junction team qualify for the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., has always been something of a fantasy for local Little League supporters. The Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys are two wins from making that ...


Orchard Mesa falls; still in semifinals for ESPN2 game on Tuesday

By Patrick Bahr

After back-to-back wins, the Orchard Mesa Little League major boys were off their game. Sunday at the Southwestern Regional Tournament in Waco, Texas, Orchard Mesa fell 11-1 to Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Orchard Mesa had already clinched its ...


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Built for BMX: Grand Valley division drawing riders in droves

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Valley BMX fills a void twice a week. Every Sunday and Tuesday, the dirt track at the Mesa County Fairgrounds offers races for around 20 different classes, drawing 80 to 100 riders. “They start as early as 3 years old, and our ...


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Youth in motion: Young runners fare well in Thigunawat 10K race

By Patrick Bahr

It turns out the kids are all right. Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates Thigunawat 10K at Powderhorn Ski Resort, 15-year-old Natalie Anderson was the top finishing woman. “I love trail runs,” said Anderson who ...


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McArcher: Davin McAlister is one of the best female competitive freestyle bowhunters in Colorado

By Patrick Bahr

Davin McAlister found the one thing that makes her tick — a compound bow, an arrow and a target. The 16-year-old Palisade High School student is one of the best female competitive freestyle bowhunters in Colorado, if not the ...


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