The Grand Junction Jackalopes baseball team has a new owner, and Western Colorado is excited to welcome him to town. It's big news for fans, and the community, just as the Pioneer League baseball season is about to start.

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Keep scrolling to learn more about the Jackalope's new owner, and a look at the team's home opener in Grand Junction below.

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Grand Junction Welcome's Mike Tollin

Film and Television producer Mike Tollin joins the Grand Junction community as the new owner of the Grand Junction Jackalopes. Tollin has already rehired the team's front office team of President Mick Ritter and General Manager Harrison Shapiro. Tollin said he has big plans for the Jackalopes fan experience.

I'm looking forward to connecting the Jackalopes to the fans and local businesses in a new way, and we're determined to make attending Jackalopes games this season a completely different experience.

You Have Probably Seen One Of These

Mr. Tollin is a huge baseball fan as you might already know if you have seen any of his work. He's won four Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards and received an Academy Award Nomination for his film about Hank Aaron. Tollin was executive producer of the amazing 10-part series about the NBA's Michale Jordan called "The Last Dance". Tollin also produced "The Captain," a seven-part series about Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.

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2024 Jackalopes Season

The Jackalopes begin their season on May 24th on the road against Boise. The first home game of the season at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction will happen on June 4th against the Northern Colorado Owls.

Season and single-game tickets are on sale now at 

Grand Junction Colorado 1971: The Prank at Stocker Stadium's Lincoln Field

We've been asking for details about a Grand Junction class prank that is said to have happened at Lincoln Field around the time of 1970-1971. The hilarious explanation we got was pure entertainment. 

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Summer Eats: 6 Places with Great Hot Dogs in Grand Junction, Colorado

Summer is the time of year when hot dogs on the grill taste their best. What is your favorite thing to put on your hot dog? Even if you don't have a grill in the backyard, Grand Junction has plenty of options for your summer cravings. Keep going to find six great places for hot dogs in western Colorado.

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A trip to the top of the world's largest flat-top mountain is one of the highlights of visiting the western slope. Colorado's Grand Mesa sits at just over 11,000 feet outside of Grand Junction. Scroll through the photos below and find out 25 things you should know about visiting the summit during any season.

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