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The next generation: JUCO committee mentors future era of tourney leaders

By Matt Meyer

It started with a baseball field and some wood bleachers in a cow pasture. That’s one of many running jokes at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series offices. It’s also a very true statement, and one that is important for ...


Heroes in the Alley: Fruitvale Lions Club, Eddie Mort, Robert Thomason join club

By Patti Arnold

For some 40 years, they’ve been the first guys to greet you every morning when you arrive for a full day of baseball. They’ll tease you and ask if you brought them coffee or donuts when you’re the first person in line. And ...


Love the long ball: Coaches in favor of flag-seam baseballs coming to JUCO

By Patti Arnold

Tim Wallace is for just about anything that will generate offense. The Spartanburg Methodist (South Carolina) College baseball coach is so offensive-minded, he moved the fences in at the Pioneers’ field last year. So, even though he ...


Never in a foul mood: Ball shaggers enjoy experience of being around the game

By Dale Shrull

Run, run, run. Fun, fun, fun. Every year at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, a group of youngsters is as busy as an ant colony. They all have jobs, but it’s all about fun. The duties range from shagging foul balls to ...


Best-kept secret: Grand Junction’s hidden gem a hit for those who love baseball

By Patti Arnold

Last winter, Jamie Hamilton was asked nine questions about the Junior College World Series by Mike Gustafson for College Diamonds, the official magazine of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The ninth question still has Hamilton, the ...

Rain, snow and even grasshoppers for Colorado weekend

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado is plagued with rain, snow and even grasshoppers for the Colorado weekend. Authorities have issued warnings of roads across the state closed due to flooding, campgrounds being closed and there is snow in the ...

Mud pushing Colorado Springs mobile homes from foundations

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — A slow moving mudslide is pushing some mobile homes in Colorado Springs from their foundations, forcing five people from their homes. The A-1 Mobile Village sits on a hill that has been saturated by all of this ...

Unidentified man photo

Sheriff: Cellphone ‘selfie’ leads to tentative ID on body

By Paul Shockley

An investigator working the case of a mystery man whose body was recovered May 10 from a local canal has made a tentative identification, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said today. A name, date of birth has been established and the ...

Benches moved in Durango to prevent loitering, panhandling

By The AP

DURANGO — City benches in Durango are being moved to prevent panhandlers from loitering near businesses. The Durango Herald reports ( ) Durango Antique Market employee, Justine Hall, requested to have a bench moved ...

Entertainment calendar: May 22–28

By Staff

FRIDAY, MAY 22 VINTAGE VOLTAGE, classic rock and blues, 8:30 p.m., Volleys, 1130 N. Third St., 255-6666. TONY HOLIDAY AND THE VELVETONES, rock and blues from Salt Lake City, 9:30 p.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554. OC45 punk ...

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