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Sepp Kuss provides ‘sense of awe’ in Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Sepp Kuss left his fellow racers in awe Saturday at the 46th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Kuss, a 2013 Durango High School graduate, chased down Albuquerque’s Mark Aasmundstad halfway up the...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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From a bet between brothers to a Classic bike race

Tom Mayer wasn’t completely satisfied beating brother Jim and the locomotive on a bicycle ride from Durango to Silverton. He wanted people to come with him, but building a group was difficult in...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Three-way tie for halfway lead at BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Belgian Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, Italy’s Francesco Molinari, and Scotland’s Scott Jamieson shared the halfway lead in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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NBA Finals trilogies Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past three-part championships

It never happened between Magic Johnson’s Lakers and Larry Bird’s Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Now Warriors’ All-Star, Durant was once their 2nd choice

Truth be told, Golden State’s former coach wasn’t sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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High hopes for new Iron Horse Bicycle Classic straight rhythm BMX event

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race might be the main event, but Sunday’s Adventure Pro Straight Rhythm BMX sprint races will provide spectators with a spectacle that might give the road race...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Wide-open Indianapolis 500 field

INDIANAPOLIS – One of IndyCar’s all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. All eyes, though, will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut in “The...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Even as the targets on their back as Stanley Cup champions kept getting bigger....

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Quintana reclaims pink jersey with 2 stages to go in Giro

PIANCAVALLO, Italy — Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go in the Giro d’Italia on Friday, setting up what could be a tense finale in Milan on Sunday....

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Purgatory to offer summer nature tours

Free nature tours will be offered 9:45 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 6, at Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place. Naturalists will give tours and talk about local flowers, trees,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Trails 2000 to hold trail-work weekend

Trails 2000 will hold a trail-work camping event to work on its adopted section of the Colorado Trail during Colorado trail work weekend, June 23-25. The 19.1-mile section, from Junction Creek to...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Homegrown sons Howard Grotts, Sepp Kuss favorites for 46th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

It would be almost impossible to top last year’s five-man sprint finish for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race championship. The finish had everything cycling fans could ask for, with local...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports