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GJ Rockies have arrived

By Patti Arnold

Brian Rike laughed about being the “old man of the team” Monday as he sat in the first-base dugout at Suplizio Field. Then again, he is 26. Many of his new teammates on the Grand Junction Rockies are fresh out of high school or ...


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What a thrill

By Patti Arnold

David Dahl’s head was still spinning Tuesday. The kid who just last week graduated from Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala., still is trying to comprehend being the 10th overall selection in Major League Baseball’s ...


Rockies add depth to outfield with Dahl

By Patti Arnold

The Colorado Rockies saw speed and power in David Dahl, and Monday selected the Alabama high school center fielder with the 10th pick of the Major League Baseball draft. “We liked his athletic ability,” Bill Schmidt, the ...


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Thrilled to be here

By Patti Arnold

Before this week, Tony Diaz had met one person from Grand Junction. “My first dealings with people from Grand Junction was managing (Central High School graduate) Kiel Roling, a player from here,” the Grand Junction Rockies ...


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Season ticket holders enjoy selection process for Grand Junction Rockies

By Allen Gemaehlich

Being a Colorado Rockies season ticket holder for five years, Bob Suydam was thrilled to see the Rockies Advanced Rookie affiliate relocate to Grand Junction. Suydam, who retired to Grand Junction in 1998, was the first person to order Grand ...


GJ Rockies select radio home

By Patti Arnold

The Grand Junction Rockies are adapting to their new hometown, and they have a new radio home, too. The Rockies and MBC Grand Broadcasting announced all 76 games will be broadcast on KJYE, 92.3-FM. MBC Grand also owns KTMM “The ...


Season ticket holders can pick their seats for GJ Rockies in February

By Allen Gemaehlich

Grand Junction Rockies fans will soon get a chance to pick their seats for this summer’s inaugural season. Season ticket holders with priority numbers can claim their seats at the Rockies’ ‘Seat Selection Sunday.’ The ...


GJ Rockies to buy uniforms for county high schools

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies have pledged to purchase new uniform for high school baseball and softball teams in Mesa County the next 12 years. In a release Saturday, the Rockies said the club will buy 25 uniforms (home and away) for varsity ...


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Birth of GJ Rockies is top sports story of 2011

By Patti Arnold

It wasn’t a well-kept secret, even though no one would publicly comment on what eventually became the newest game in town. For months this past summer and early fall, negotiations were under way to finally make Grand Junction a ...


GJ Rockies will open season in Ogden

By Patti Arnold

Opening day will have to wait a few days for the Grand Junction Rockies. At least the home opener. The Rookie affiliate of the Colorado Rockies opens the 2012 season on the road, playing June 18-20 at Ogden, Utah, then June 21-22 at Idaho ...


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