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95th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Results Yield No Major Upsets

Vahsholtz family racers shatter more records ~ by Bob Volpe ~ There were no big surprises at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), with Sunday’s championship races. French racer Romain Dumas won the overall, unlimited title with a time of 9:05:672.  Although impressive, it was not close to his record finish last year…

Rockies Miracle Rally

~ Photo and caption by Rick Langenberg ~ The Colorado Rockies continue to baffle so-called sports experts by displaying amazing resiliency in late innings to hold onto their first-place spot in the super-competitive National League West division (the best division in baseball). On Sunday, the Rocks rallied in the ninth inning and celebrated another walk-off victory by beating the…

Pitching Blues

The Colorado Rockies spent much of spring training in Arizona trying to address their pitching woes that have plagued them in the past. This year, the Rockies appear to have a much improved relief staff, but big questions still linger over their starting rotation. Right-hander wiz kid Jon Gray, who led the Major League rookies in…

Decision Time For Baseball Skippers

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The Colorado Rockies have some tough management decisions to make with a new skipper squad, led by new Manager Bud Black, who spent extensive time in the past with the San Diego Padres. He replaces Walt Weiss, the Rockies’ manager for the last four years. Black has taken a more…

Colorado Rockies kick off their 2017 Season

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Plenty of optimism. As the Colorado Rockies kick off their 2017 season this week, following a decent spring training stint when it focused on the basics, such as bunting techniques at the Salt River Fields in Arizona, team leaders are cautiously optimistic about their return to post-season play.  However, the team must overcome such division powerhouses…

Colorado Ski Country Ready to Celebrate Spring

With Deals, Events and Activities  Colorado Ski Areas will Host Competitions, Concerts and More Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are ready to welcome spring as we head into March and April, traditionally the snowiest months, with full calendars of events, deals, promotions and activities for the whole family. Between now and the end…