“Now we can finally play,” a group member states as the last player of “Old Man Noon Hoops” group walks onto the basketball court. Eager to get the contest underway,

2017 was a year for runners in the Gunnison Valley. Records fell, and championships were claimed. Additionally, two Western State Colorado University alumni took their talents to the big stage

GHS Wrestling — Van Hee. The name has been associated with wrestling in the Gunnison Valley since 1990. Miles Van Hee — Western State Colorado University’s former coach — started

GHS Boys Basketball — After a long, five-game road trip, Gunnison High School (GHS) boys basketball team returned home to a packed house as they took on Norwood this past

CBHS Hockey — The Crested Butte Titans continued their winning ways this past weekend, defeating the Mullen Mustangs in a two-game home stand to extend their record to 5-0. In

The year was 1994, and it was memorable for many reasons. The Northridge Earthquake shook Los Angeles, killing 57 people. Former President Richard Nixon died at 81, and O.J. Simpson

GHS Girls Basketball — Missed free throws can cost a team when the game is on the line. The Gunnison High School (GHS) girls basketball team learned as much this

Western Women’s Basketball — Adding nine new faces to a roster can be stressful — especially when a team only returns four players from last season.

Western State Colorado women's basketball team faced this dilemma this past summer and has been working hard during the offseason to put together a competitive roster.

“We have nine new players and seven are freshman,” said head coach Lora Westling. “So right now our expectations are to be competitive and see growth in what we are doing and get everyone bought in.”

Western Football — Western State Colorado University football fended off No. 17 Humboldt State University this past Saturday in Mountaineer Bowl but ultimately fell to the Lumberjacks 48-3.

Western (1-9, 1-8 RMAC) faced their first and only non-conference opponent of the season in Humboldt. Unfortunately for the Mountaineers, the Lumberjacks (8-1, 6-1 GNAC) brought with them one of the best offenses in Division II.

Big plays downed Western early as the Lumberjacks scored on a 62-yard pass play and an 85-yard pick six in the first quarter.