To spectators, it may seem strange to hear an athlete hasn’t washed his socks since the start of a winning streak. However, in sports, superstitions are a common practice. The same can be said for cowboys, who have a long list of superstitions they live by.

Brandon Warr

Times Staff Writer


Beautiful scenery and 18 holes of fun.

Competitors in this past weekend’s Gunnison River Festival paddled their way into the event’s 15th year with a full line. The Canine Big Air event drew a huge crowd Saturday at the Gunnison Whitewater Park, while floaters and spectators gathered to watch dog’s take flight.

Adam Engleman remembers looking up to college basketball players while sitting on the bench between handing them towels and fetching water. He recalls gazing at the Western State Colorado University logo at center court.

The Gunnison CARA girls gymnastic team faced tough competition at Chalkbox Gym in Elizabeth this past weekend. Leading the way for Gunnison was Kailyn Japuntich, who took second in the vault with a score of 7.900 and third in the balance beam with a score of 7.300.

The Gunnison U16 softball team — comprised of Gunnison High School softball players — found out during the Diamond in the Rockies tournament this past weekend that they have their work cut out for them prior to this coming fall. Gunnison lost all four of its games.

Brandon Warr

Times Staff Writer



Fittingly, it was local barrel racer TeaLa Mears Brown’s first word as a baby.

Gunnison’s U12 softball team fought hard against Delta 2 last Wednesday at Jorgensen Park, scenes from which are pictured here. However, the home team fell 18-3. Gunnison will be back on the diamond tomorrow, June 15 to take on the Montrose Indians.