Patti is a sports columnist and covers Colorado Mesa University sports, plus leads coverage of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series and the Grand Junction Rockies.
University of Kansas, School of Journalism, 1981.
Patti grew up in Overland Park, Kan., and is the only member of her family to leave the greater Kansas City area. She worked at the Lawrence Journal-World and the Olathe (Kan.) Daily News before heading West in the fall of 1985. She has covered everything from trapping snapping turtles to Major League Baseball and the NFL, and among her career highlights are covering the World Series in Denver and photographing a Kansas-Kentucky basketball game, sitting on the sideline of Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse.
Patti shares her home with Sneakers, the world’s happiest yellow Labrador. Sneakers also loves the Jayhawks, but doesn’t like it when Patti yells at them during basketball games. Patti and Sneakers spend lots of time at the park and playing fetch or just chasing birds in the backyard, and like to take road trips together. Patti enjoys playing really bad golf, reading and movies, especially when the popcorn is fresh.
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Uh-oh. … more
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Trey Killian pitched on the biggest stage in college baseball in his last outing, in the College World Series in … more
Roberto Ramos knew his team needed a spark. … more
Brendan Rodgers glanced out the window and grinned. … more
Mom’s in the stands. So’s your younger brother. … more
Every college has a rival. … more
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There are a couple of changes you can see right away in Julian Yan from the last time he was in a Grand Junction … more
From the 2012 inaugural season of the Grand Junction Rockies, 14 players are still in the Colorado Rockies … more
Anthony Sanders is a patient man. … more
Kyle Freeland’s first professional baseball season couldn’t have gone much better. … more
Tony Diaz has no idea what the Grand Junction Rockies’ roster is going to look like this season. … more
In the whirlwind hour after being selected as the No. 3 overall pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft … more
Dakota Dean sprinted around the bases, arms spread wide, as his home run sailed over the right-field fence. … more
David Dahl, the top outfield prospect for the Colorado Rockies and the 2012 Pioneer League MVP while playing for … more
Blow, ye winds of JUCO. … more
It never gets old. … more
The sophomores desperately wanted to get back to Grand Junction. … more