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Basalt High softball is feeling the pressure of high expectations for 2017

August 18, 2017 — Morgan Ash knows her way around the various kinds of pressures an athlete can feel. As the Basalt High School softball team's senior pitcher, she experiences the variety on a game-by-game basis. And coming off a breakthrough season compared to the year prior, the experienced […]

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El Jebel man attempting to break own world record on a motorized skateboard

August 17, 2017 — Vaughn Shafer knows his way around a world record. But the longtime El Jebel resident doesn't want to stand pat knowing he already holds a few of them — he's out to break his own records. "I look forward to doing something that's never been […]

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Packet pick up, bus loading location changed for Basalt Half Marathon

August 17, 2017 — Due to the construction at Basalt Middle School, there have been a couple of changes to Saturday's Basalt Half Marathon. Race day sign up, packet pick up and bus loading will now take place at Lion's Park in Basalt, and not the middle school. Registration […]

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Aspen Cycling Club results: Emma Roubaix

August 17, 2017 — ROAD RACE FROM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16, 2017 East Sopris, Capitol Creek & Snowmass Creek Roads, 21 Miles Results may also be viewed at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org. Mens A (Open) 1 1:03:02 MCGEOUGH, Cormac 2 1:03:08 CALLAHAN, Kevin Limelight Hotel 3 1:03:22 LEONARD, Scott Basalt Bike & Ski […]

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AHS golf ninth at Kent Denver tourney

August 16, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys golf team tied for ninth in a loaded field on Wednesday at the Sun Devil Invitational, hosted by defending Class 3A state champion Kent Denver at Saddle Rock Golf Course. Peak to Peak, last year's state runner-up in 3A, won […]

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Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players compete in Finland tournament, take gold

August 16, 2017 — Hockey is global game that continues to grow all over the world, and last weekend a group of five Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players had the chance to travel abroad to compete in a U15 AA/AAA tournament in Finland, known as the Finland Lions Cup. While […]

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Aspen High softball team enjoys the rebuild while chasing elusive win

August 16, 2017 — The losing streak might as well not exist. If anything, it's another reason for the Aspen High School softball players to get a good laugh, all in good fun. "We just kind of poke fun at it. We literally make fun of ourselves," junior third […]

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Carbondale man Robbie Davis wins age division at CrossFit Games

August 15, 2017 — The Roaring Fork Valley is home to one of the fittest on Earth. Robbie Davis, 46, of Carbondale placed first in the 45-49 year old Masters division of the CrossFit Games. CrossFit is a fitness regimen utilizing functional movements at high intensity, according to its […]

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Aspen High football team hopes new weight program pays off in 2017

August 15, 2017 — The Aspen High School football team spent much of last season getting pushed around en route to a 2-7 overall record. Much of that had to do with the youth — there was only one varsity senior on the roster. A byproduct of that youth […]

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Aspen High golf continues hot start to season, wins Eagle Valley invite on Monday

August 15, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys golf team continues to roll early on. Monday at the Eagle Valley Devils Invitational at Gypsum Creek Golf Course, the Skiers made it three wins in three tournament tries this fall. Aspen shot 231 to win the tournament by six […]

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David and Megan Roche conquer Aspen Backcountry Marathon

August 12, 2017 — As good as the husband and wife duo of David and Megan Roche are, they are bound to win the same race on the same day "every once in a while," according to Megan. Although, David is willing to admit it would happen more often […]

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Aspen runner Rickey Gates completes his Transamericana journey

August 11, 2017 — For the past five months, Aspen native Rickey Gates has had one singular purpose, a lone objective to accomplish any given day, and that was to carry on. There was simplicity to life on the road, the trivialities of life in the civilized world a […]

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Aspen High boys golf goes 2 for 2 in season-opening tournaments

August 11, 2017 — So far, so good for the Aspen High School boys golf team. Two tournaments into the fall season and the Skiers have two team titles to show for it. Friday at Devil's Thumb Golf Club in Delta, which is where AHS will play its regional […]

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Results from Aspen Junior Tennis tournament from Aug. 4-6

August 11, 2017 — The Aspen Elks sponsored Junior Tennis Tournament was held Aug. 4 to 6 at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club. There were 57 players from across the state, with others coming from as far as Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles to play. Elks Lodge No. […]

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Amid anti-doping backlash, Colorado Classic parts ways with Lance Armstrong

August 9, 2017 — The Colorado Classic is ending a partnership with Lance Armstrong and his popular cycling podcast, Stages, after U.S. anti-doping officials raised concerns about his ties to the race. On Aug. 2, the Colorado Classic told fans that Armstrong would record live from each stage of […]

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Tee time is now for Aspen High boys golf

August 9, 2017 — As difficult as it was to find fault with the Aspen High School boys golf team last season, their youthfulness certainly stood out. With four sophomores and a freshman making up their varsity five in 2016, this inexperience could have played a factor in their […]

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Aspen grad Keegan Swirbul to ride in inaugural Colorado Classic cycling race

August 9, 2017 — After two injury-plagued seasons, Keegan Swirbul is simply glad to be riding again. The professional cyclist is a 2014 Aspen High School graduate, and also went pro that same year. He missed most of 2015 and all of 2016 after a promising 2014 debut, but […]

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Aspen Leafs U20 junior hockey team to go dormant for 2017-18 season

August 8, 2017 — Citing "insurmountable issues," the Aspen Leafs Tier 3 U20 junior hockey team is going to sit out the 2017-18 season. A founding member of the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League that was set to enter their third season of existence, the Leafs ran into a […]

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Durango runner rolls to easy win in women’s Power of Four; Basalt’s Maddy Fones wins Triple Crown

August 6, 2017 — Maybe Kathryn Ross needs to up her expectations. The 27-year-old from Durango scorched the women's field Sunday during the Audi Power of Four 50k Ultra, despite being a first-time competitor in the race and having no real belief she would be on the podium at […]

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Morgan Elliott repeats as Power of Four champ; Van Horn wins Triple Crown title

August 6, 2017 — Morgan Elliott tried his hand at alpine ski touring last winter, going as far as competing in the famed Grand Traverse ski-mountaineering race. It was fun and all, but as Elliott put it, "I'd rather run, man." Elliott, a 25-year-old originally from Pennsylvania, is pretty […]

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