First-timers reign supreme

With dark clouds looming in La Plata Canyon, Mother Nature showed some sympathy to the runners of the seventh annual Kennebec Challenge Mountain Run.A record number 62 racers ran Saturday’s 14-mile...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Vondracek makes smooth transition

It was a shade behind his 2009 time, but Jesse Vondracek isn’t complaining. The Durangoan, who finished ninth in July’s Ironman event in Lake Placid, N.Y., was the only competitor to finish the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Change is in the CU air

Change was in the air as the University of Colorado Alumni Association held a gathering with speakers Philip DiStefano, the school’s chancellor, and Mike Bohn, the Buffaloes’ athletic director. The...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Bowyer aims to hold onto 12 spot

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Clint Bowyer is a marked man, and he is up for the challenge as NASCAR goes road racing again.“This is a big race for us,” Bowyer said Friday before struggling in the first...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Long wait over for Little

CANTON, Ohio – Dick LeBeau hasn’t suited up as a player since the Nixon Administration. Floyd Little last played in the NFL in 1975.Russ Grimm and Rickey Jackson haven’t been retired as long, but...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Run, Durango, Run!

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Aaland to fill new shoes

Chris Aaland is about to get yet another new title at Fort Lewis College. The former director of alumni relations is sliding back into the athletic department as the new assistant director of...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Dumervil injures chest, return unknown

ENGLEWOOD – Denver Broncos pass rusher Elvis Dumervil’s season might be sacked by a torn chest muscle.A person familiar with the injury to Dumervil told The Associated Press on Thursday the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Challenging again

The possibility of rain on Saturday hasn’t hampered Beth Crane’s enthusiasm. The race director for the Kennebec Challenge Mountain Run is too busy trying to get last-minute details under control...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Nebraska, OU favorites in Big 12’s final season

DALLAS – This is it, folks, the last time around for the Big 12 as we have known it.Nebraska is headed for the Big Ten next season. Colorado is going to the Pac-10, probably in 2011 as well. The...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Outdoors Briefs

SO! announces series of hiking tripsb A moderate to hard jeep trip from Silverton over Stony Pass to Bear Town and hike to the Continental Divide Trail at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. RSVP to Connie Webb at...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Horse racing with pit stops

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Summer has brought another season of Indian Relay racing to the northern Rockies, sending tribal teams in motion across the region as they haul their horses in search of...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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