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Mercier praised for turning down steroids

By Tim Harty

Former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton didn’t break new ground in his recently released book when he said Lance Armstrong doped to win the Tour de France seven times. He revealed that to the world a year earlier in a May 2011 ...

Whiteleys eyeing more wins at Texas Fall Nationals

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It could be a weekend to remember for NHRA drag racers Jim and Annie Whiteley. Jim Whiteley can wrap up the NHRA Top Alcohol national championship with a win in this weekend’s AAA Texas Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, just south ...


Punt, Pass and Kick gives Palisade youngsters a chance to show their skills

By Matt Meyer

Caleb Hicks wants to play in the NFL. The 9-year-old from Palisade likes to hit like a linebacker and play quarterback. This year, he got to test his skills at the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition Thursday at Peach Bowl Park in ...


Rough Riding

By Matt Meyer

When the bull lifted its flank up, the somewhat secure spot Kenneth Heltibridle had spent the previous eight seconds instantly was a couple feet below him. He went up. He came down. Right on top of a team-roping gate. Heltibridle momentarily ...

Golden’s Streweler wins CPRA bareback riding season title

By Matt Meyer

It was fitting that Branden Ferguson, the cowboy with the Batman-themed chaps, would open bareback riding on a horse named Flash. But Ferguson couldn’t touch a heroic showdown that had been brewing between Larry Carter of Nucla and ...


Olathe’s Ramsey wrestles way into rodeo state finals at fairgrounds

By Matt Meyer

Tuff Ramsey is tough. No kidding. He’s also the perfect balance of recklessness and fearlessness required to dismount a sprinting horse, an almost five-foot drop, onto the horns of a sprinting steer. Ramsey is a steer wrestler, also ...

Fruita grad Bird captures mountain region Kart title

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Christian Bird has graduated high school and started a new chapter in his life, but one thing hasn’t changed. The 18-year-old from Fruita, who now lives and works in Phoenix, is still winning shifter kart races. Bird won the ...


He’s the (Iron)man

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Some athletes like to get familiar with a course before the big race. Grand Junction High School graduate Ben Hoffman apparently doesn’t have to. He set a course record last weekend in Madison, Wis., to win the Ironman Wisconsin ...

Timeout, Sept. 12, 2012

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Space is reserved for area clubs, organizations, associations and nonprofit groups to announce their events, tournaments, meetings and/or leagues. Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event ...

Whiteleys reach another NHRA final

By Staff

Annie Whiteley is doing better than she ever expected in her rookie season. With her breakout year in the NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car class, the Whiteley family has decided to go for some NHRA drag racing history. Jim and Annie Whiteley hope ...

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