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Glenwood Springs musher Bill Pinkham is in good shape just over a day into the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest Dog Race, sitting in fifth place after checking out of Central ” the race’s fourth checkpoint ” in that position.

Pinkham, who the past five years has been readying for the Iditarod at this time of year, opted to race the Quest this year for a number of reasons, chief among them money and logistics.

The race kicked off in Fairbanks, Alaska, Saturday morning. The 1,000-mile trail routes east into Canada and finishes up in Whitehorse, Yukon.



Pinkham checked in with his dogs at Central ” which sits 831 miles from the race’s finish ” late Sunday afternoon, some two and a half hours behind leader Dan Kaduce.

Tyler Rodgers and Sundar Mims, both 19, will brave their first mixed martial arts bouts Feb. 22 at the BattleQuest 7 event in Denver.



Rodgers has previous fight experience, participating in a kickboxing match back in November.

Both train under Patrick Carmichael at the Art of Defense mixed martial arts studio in Glenwood Springs.

The Roan Plateau Soccer Association has a couple openings on its U18 boys state team. Players must have a competitive soccer background and practices are held three days a week, two hours per day, in Rifle. The season runs March through May and consists of approximately five home games and five away games with a home tournament in June. Travel could as far away as Pueblo.

Information: 876-0183.

Glenwood Springs High School will be holding its spring sports meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at GSHS. All paperwork and athlete sign-ups for spring sports will be handled during the meeting.


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