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With skateboarding making its Olympic debut at the 2021 Tokyo Games in Japan, the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships aims to fill out the team that will represent the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rounds leading up to the finals were held virtually, which allowed any Amer…

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The 2020-21 Telluride High School volleyball season will be memorable for many reasons, the COVID-19 pandemic least among them.

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With the cruelest month securely sentenced to the rearview mirror, Rockies fans can hold out hope that things can only get better. And give thanks to math — the only thing keeping the Rockies from being mathematically eliminated by the end of April.

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Things move quickly at altitude. In less than six week’s time, the Rockies went from being approved to play baseball with no fans, to being allowed a 25 percent capacity crowd of 12,500, to an upgraded 42.6 percent capacity approved for 21,363 fans, and now — after landing in the cellar than…

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Telluride may be a ski town, but it’s quickly becoming a hockey town, too, as two Lizard Head Hockey Club teams played for their respective state championships Sunday.

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In 1996, two strangers — local runner Chris Busbee and Mike Kloepfer of San Francisco — were among the nearly 30,000 runners in that year’s New York City marathon, each participating in their first 26.2-mile race. Running through the city’s five boroughs, crowds cheering, muscles burning, th…

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As short as the season was, it was least symmetrical. The Rockies started the year with an 11-3 run, numbers now nearly as fabled as the 21-of-22 stretch to make the World Series in 2007. But the bookend to the season was an 11-3 loss to the cellar-dwelling D-backs on the final game of the r…

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A couple weeks ago I attended a virtual reunion of my first-grade class. So many of my memories of those formative years revolve around baseball, taking a class field trip to the Topps Baseball Card factory and leaving with scores of uncut sheets of baseball cards, listening to the Orioles o…

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Since the early 1990s, members of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club (TSSC) have trained at Mt. Hood in Oregon. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 alpine skiers ages 9-19 and their parents, along with five coaches, made the trip in July without a single positive coronavirus case. The …

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Maybe it started in “Summer Camp,” when the Rockies were limited to split-squad games. The Rockies are still playing with a split personality, collapsing on the wrong end of a 23-5 loss at home to the Giants on one hand, and days later becoming the first team to win a series against the Dodg…

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The 2020-21 Telluride High School volleyball season will be memorable for many reasons, the COVID-19 pandemic least among them.

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With the cruelest month securely sentenced to the rearview mirror, Rockies fans can hold out hope that things can only get better. And give thanks to math — the only thing keeping the Rockies from being mathematically eliminated by the end of April.

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  • Updated

Things move quickly at altitude. In less than six week’s time, the Rockies went from being approved to play baseball with no fans, to being allowed a 25 percent capacity crowd of 12,500, to an upgraded 42.6 percent capacity approved for 21,363 fans, and now — after landing in the cellar than…

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Telluride may be a ski town, but it’s quickly becoming a hockey town, too, as two Lizard Head Hockey Club teams played for their respective state championships Sunday.

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In 1996, two strangers — local runner Chris Busbee and Mike Kloepfer of San Francisco — were among the nearly 30,000 runners in that year’s New York City marathon, each participating in their first 26.2-mile race. Running through the city’s five boroughs, crowds cheering, muscles burning, th…

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  • Updated

As short as the season was, it was least symmetrical. The Rockies started the year with an 11-3 run, numbers now nearly as fabled as the 21-of-22 stretch to make the World Series in 2007. But the bookend to the season was an 11-3 loss to the cellar-dwelling D-backs on the final game of the r…

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A couple weeks ago I attended a virtual reunion of my first-grade class. So many of my memories of those formative years revolve around baseball, taking a class field trip to the Topps Baseball Card factory and leaving with scores of uncut sheets of baseball cards, listening to the Orioles o…

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Since the early 1990s, members of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club (TSSC) have trained at Mt. Hood in Oregon. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 alpine skiers ages 9-19 and their parents, along with five coaches, made the trip in July without a single positive coronavirus case. The …

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Maybe it started in “Summer Camp,” when the Rockies were limited to split-squad games. The Rockies are still playing with a split personality, collapsing on the wrong end of a 23-5 loss at home to the Giants on one hand, and days later becoming the first team to win a series against the Dodg…

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In a moment as stirring as any ninth inning “LoDo Magic” moment, the Rockies tapped into a different kind of comeback Thursday, rewriting the record and making a statement that spoke louder than anything seen in the game in generations that can most generously be described as “silent.” 

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Local officials have been discussing how to best welcome the new school year, which will officially start Monday. One aspect of the upcoming academic year is the return of high school sports, which the state recently approved with stipulations. 

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How do you explain a team that finished last season 25 games under .500 and 35 games out of first suddenly sitting atop the National League West standings in August after trading in their Mile-High ERA for the third best mark in the league at 3.15? The Apocalypse? 2020? Sorcery?

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On Saturday July 25, approximately 200 brave mountain bikers battled torrential downpours, mud fields, and steep climbs to compete in the seventh annual Telluride 100 race. Among the riders were 13 locals. 

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Last weekend I watched a pick-up game at 20th and Blake in lower downtown Denver, and it reminded me of a game Jack Kerouac wrote about some 63 years earlier on a sandlot just blocks away at 23rd and Welton.

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A famous Chinese proverb often attributed to the ancient sage Lao Tzu states, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” In local ultrarunner Sarah Lavender Smith’s case, it was a journey of 179 miles and a whopping 58,684 feet of elevation gain over the course of a week, t…

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The Miners are moving on. The Telluride High School basketball teams — both girls and boys — advanced to the Class 2A Regionals with key victories over the weekend in the San Juan Basin District Tournament in Cortez.