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Sports Briefs, Aug. 23, 2014

By Staff

Baseball Gossage will dedicate new hitting facility The public is invited to a grand opening ceremony for a new indoor hitting facility at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Monument Little League, 568 25 1/2 Road. Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage ...

Man struck by truck, killed in GJ

By Staff

A 30-year-old Grand Junction man died at St. Mary’s Hospital Friday night after a pickup struck him as he attempted to cross Grand Avenue shortly before 9 p.m., Grand Junction police said. Andrew Kerezman and two companions tried to ...

Authorities searching for missing woman near Aspen

By The AP

ASPEN — Authorities are looking for a 57-year-old woman who has been missing since she left her campsite near Aspen for a walk. Jessie Mosher, a spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, tells The Aspen Daily News that ...

Rain soaks valley, western Colorado

By Mike Wiggins

A half-inch of rain fell in Grand Junction by 9 a.m. today, adding to what has already been an extraordinarily damp August, according to the National Weather Service. Other 24-hour rainfall totals reported to the Weather Service include 0.70 ...

Oil-patch killing suspect fights competency ruling

By The AP

HELENA, Mont. — A mentally disabled Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher and burying her body is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a judge’s ruling that he is fit to stand trial. An attorney for Michael Spell, ...


No passing fancy

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — Already up 16-0 early in the second quarter Friday night, the Montrose High School football team lined up for a fourth-down play with 5 yards to go. They started in a packed formation, setting up for a run and traditional ...


Defense, Ponce lead Delta to big victory

By Dale Shrull

DELTA — After plenty of offensive fireworks Friday night, it was Delta’s defense that decided the game. A defensive stand late in the fourth quarter by the Panthers secured a 27-22 victory over The Classical Academy. Holding that ...

GJ Rockies swept in DH by Chukars

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies had so many chances Friday night. They couldn’t get runners home, though, losing 2-1 to Idaho Falls in the Chukars’ doubleheader sweep. In the completion of Thursday’s game, the Rockies never ...

Learning from a loss

By Matt Meyer

Until Monday, Aaron Gossage had no idea he was going to be the No. 1 singles player for Grand Junction High School. Friday, after two seemingly simple victories, Gossage took his first loss at the Fruita Monument Duals Tennis Tournament at ...

Jussel: Broncos have looked good, but it’s only preseason

By Rick Jussel

The Denver Broncos are undefeated. They have been impressive in winning two games against powerful foes in Seattle and San Francisco, and the bandwagon is filled with a chortling choir. Slow down, folks. It’s preseason, and the Broncos ...

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