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1964 reunion

May 13, 2014 by Trudy Wenzel Rydalch (Register to contact)

The 50 year reunion is 9/5/14-9/7/14. Contact Patt Yeager Emmett if you want to come.

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James "Fritz" Day 69  Newport News Times

Fritz was born in Grand Junction, CO, on July 8, 1949 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 28, 2018, at his home in Yachats. He grew up in ...

Arts calendar  The Durango Herald

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Noel Night Pass Sales, 1 p.m., Durango Welcome Center, 802 Main Ave. Holiday ...

Longtime Durango High coach David McMillan steps down  The Durango Herald

The David McMillan era at Durango High School has come to an end. The longtime cross-country and track and field coach resigned from his coaching positions ...

Should Durango High School close its campus?  The Durango Herald

Closing Durango High School's campus, a debate that springs up about once a decade, has been rekindled – returning this year after a rash of...

Rise & Shine: Roaring Fork district and charter schools aim to forge closer ties  Chalkbeat Colorado

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat's morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. AT WHAT COST Adams 14, the first district in ...

Durango students join school walkout  The Durango Herald

High school students across Durango participated in a national walkout Wednesday morning to remember victims of the Parkland, Florida, school...

Durango High School Baseball  The Durango Herald

Durango High School Baseball takes on Palisade High School on Wednesday at DHS.

Durango football takes on Farmington  The Durango Herald

Durango High School football team defeats Farmington on Friday night.

Durango High School 1973 graduates plan reunion  The Durango Herald

The Durango High School Class of 1973 will hold its 45th reunion in August:

Durango Bayfield Football game  The Durango Herald

Durango Harley-Davidson leads the Color Guard before the start of the Durango High School football game against Bayfield High School on Friday night at DHS ...

Sunday's Colorado Cycling League state championship races  The Durango Herald

Varsity and sophomore riders battle it out on Sunday during the Colorado Cycling League state championship races at Durango Mesa.

Durango football homecoming against Pueblo Centennial  The Durango Herald

The Durango High School Red Pride Marching Band performs during halftime of the homecoming football game against Pueblo Centennial High School on ...

Durango High student seriously injured over the weekend  The Durango Herald

Wiley Corra, a 15-year-old Durango High School student, is in serious but stable condition after falling nearly 40 feet from a pedestrian bridge...

Satirical website 'The Farmington Tribune' digs at Four Corners issues  The Durango Herald

A new Facebook page called “The Farmington Tribune” that aims to be a satirical online news site for the Four Corners is causing some ruckus and...

Walkout at Durango High School  The Durango Herald

Durango High School students left their classrooms on Wednesday morning as participation in the National Walkout to show support for schools that have ...

Durango High School’s Student Council looks to extend streak of excellence  The Durango Herald

Thursday was a stressful day for Student Council members at Durango High School.

DHS Crucible  The Durango Herald

Durango High School Troupe 1096 brings Arthur Miller's play “The Crucible" to the stage.

Game of the Week: Rivalry renewed between Montrose, Durango football  The Durango Herald

When the Durango High School football team opens its home portion of its season at 7 p.m. Friday at Durango High School, head coach David Vogt will...

Steamboat soccer heads to Durango for 1st-round playoff game  Steamboat Pilot & Today

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team was back at work Monday afternoon preparing for a historic meeting in the ...

Durango struggles to hold on to football, fall to Pueblo East 24-7  The Durango Herald

The Durango High School football team did the one thing they could not afford to do against No. 4 Pueblo East in a potential 3A South Central...

Durango Volleyball plays Junction  The Durango Herald

Durango High School Volleyball defeats Grand Junction High School in three sets.

Coca-Cola helps Durango High School senior pay for college  The Durango Herald

Durango High School senior Abigail Scott was recently recognized as an outstanding student and awarded a $20000 college scholarship by the...

DHS theater director helps students find their vein of gold  The Durango Herald

It's difficult to tell whether the small Tupperware bowl full of spaghetti on the edge of the Durango High School stage is a prop or someone's lunch.

FLC football takes on NMH  The Durango Herald

Fort Lewis College football opens their season on the Durango High School football field filling the stands.

Durango High School boy's basketball take on Ignacio  The Durango Herald

Durango High School boy's basketball nearly defeat Ignacio High School in a close game in Whalen Gym at Fort Lewis College.

UPDATE: 16-year-old arrested in connection with Durango High School threat  KTNV Las Vegas

Clark County School District police reported that a 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a threat made to students at Durango High School.

Colorado Cycling League state championship  The Durango Herald

Colorado Cycling League state championship freshman and junior varsity races take place on Durango Mesa.

Durango school superintendent discourages student walkout over gun violence  The Durango Herald

Concerns about safety are leading Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger to recommend that parents discourage their children's...

High Noon Rotary Club collects nearly $17,000 for scholarship program  The Durango Herald

Durango High Noon Rotary Club recently announced that its 13th annual Casino Night – held April 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel – collected $16,953 in funding for ...

Durango cross-country teams sweep 4A Region 5 championship ahead of Cheyenne Mountain  The Durango Herald

The result from the Durango High School girls cross-country team Thursday was expected, but it didn't make it any less impressive.

DHS team goes to state Go Code challenge  The Durango Herald

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during the state competition of the Go Code...

Over 1,000 take part in March for Our Lives rally in Durango  The Durango Herald

An estimated 1300 people in Durango marched along Main Avenue on Saturday in sync with hundreds more demonstrations around the country in a...

DHS graduation  The Durango Herald

Durango High School seniors take their seats on the football field Friday evening for the start of the 2017 commencement ceremony. This year's program listed ...

LIVINGSTON: ‘A big cycling hootenany’ in store for Durango in October 2019  The Journal

Not even a full week has passed since Durango's successful hosting performance for the high school mountain bike state championships. The same...

‘Grease’ is the word as Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens theater season  The Durango Herald

When I was little, the movie “Grease” was one of my favorites. What I didn't know back then was that the movie about 1950s high-schoolers exploring ...

Law enforcement says Aztec school shooting details forthcoming  The Durango Herald

AZTEC – Law enforcement provided few details Thursday afternoon during a news conference about three people who were killed earlier in the morning...

New ski team off and running at Durango High School  The Durango Herald

Team skiing is officially back at Durango High School. After a two-decade hiatus, the Athletic Department announced the creation of a boys and girls Alpine ski ...

The Smiley Building  The Durango Herald

Charles, Lisa and John Shaw, owners of the Smiley Building, will celebrate 20 years since they purchased the building, formerly the Emory E. Smiley Junior ...

National Signing Day: Durango soccer star Fenton picks Metro State University-Denver  The Durango Herald

Few players in the history of Durango High School soccer have enjoyed the level of success Elijah Fenton achieved in four years with the Demons....

Durango overtakes Steamboat soccer in opening round of 4A playoffs  Steamboat Pilot & Today

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct Daniel Lopez's name. DURANGO — Steamboat Springs stunned a jittery Durango High School boys soccer ...

CHSAA suspends Durango High coach David McMillan on eve of state track meet  The Durango Herald

Durango High School head track and field coach David McMillan was suspended Friday by the Colorado High School Activities Association for what the...

New deli opens at Durango High School  The Durango Herald

Around lunchtime, scores of students head out on foot and in vehicles from Durango High School to grab a quick bite. That traffic may lessen with...

DHS Basketball  The Durango Herald

Durango High School takes on Bayfield High School in the Four Corners Boys Basketball Tournament.

Bayfield captures first boys state track and field title in school history  The Durango Herald

LAKEWOOD – The Wolverines are state champions yet again. Bayfield High School secured its first state championship for boys track and field in school history ...

Movies playing in Durango Oct. 5-11  The Durango Herald

Animas City Theatre(128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, NTLive: Julie(1 p.m. Sunday only) . Wild and newly single, Julie throws a ...

Mudslides damage homes north of Durango  The Durango Herald

Brian Leidal and his wife, Kaylee, walk along the side of their townhome Wednesday after floods hit their place for the second time in a week on Tuesday night ...

DHS boys soccer  The Durango Herald

Durango High School boy's soccer take on Mitchell High School at DHS for the 1st round of the 4A playoffs.

Durango boys basketball  The Durango Herald

Durango High School plays Elizabeth High School on Saturday at DHS in the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A Boys Basketball State ...

DHS volleyball  The Durango Herald

Durango High School volleyball takes on Grand Junction.

DHS baseball  The Durango Herald

Tyler Ruetschle of Durango High School fires off a pitch to a Fruita Monument High School batter on Friday at DHS. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald.

Pirate football looks to build off last season, takes on Durango tomorrow  Pagosa Springs Sun

The start of a new football season can mean a variety of sounds will soon be heard: the crashing of pads as players collide, the distant shout of coaches in the ...

DHS Football  The Durango Herald

DurangoHigh School football take on Pueblo Central High School.

Durango High School Aerospace Team continues streak  The Durango Herald

The Durango High School Aerospace Team did it again. On Tuesday, the team took second place at the International Space Settlement Design Competition ...

Three community meetings to update residents about wildfire  The Durango Herald

UPDATE – 6:50 p.m.La Plata County government issued an afternoon news release with these updates:

March for Our Lives  The Durango Herald

An estimated 1300 people participated in Durango's March for Our Lives rally to demand an end to gun violence and to laws associated with gun availability and ...

Woman found dead in Iris Park is identified  The Durango Herald

A woman who died Sunday in Iris Park under suspicious circumstances has been identified as Nicole Paula Wagner, 25, of Durango.

Howard Grotts wins his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in epic sprint finish  The Durango Herald

SILVERTON – Howard Grotts wouldn't let his window to claim glory in his hometown race slip away in 2018. One year after he finished third in the Iron Horse ...

416 Fire: Saturday reader photos  The Durango Herald

Readers continue to share what they are seeing at the 416 Fire. Send your photos to

416 Fire on June 10  The Durango Herald

Tough weather on Sunday made fighting the 416 Fire challenging. More than 800 people are working on it, including eight helicopters.

Mudslides and flooding  The Durango Herald

Mudslides after heaving rain Tuesday night covered portions of County Road 250 and U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as well as train tracks used by the ...

Three public art finalists selected to adorn busy Durango intersection  The Durango Herald

The city of Durango released three new concepts for sculptures near the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection Monday. An evaluation team selected the concepts ...

BHS DHS football  The Durango Herald

Bayfield High School and Durango High School football teams go head-to-head.

Thursday reader photos: 416 Fire  The Durango Herald

Courtesy of Debra Van Windgarden This photo of the 416 Fire was taken from Animas City Mountain at 11:43 a.m. Thursday. View Wednesday night from the ...

Durango Wine Experience expands its palate  The Durango Herald

In its 12th year, the Durango Wine Experience is adapting to the festival's growth while branching out to attract more than just oenophiles.

Ann Butler, a community storyteller, forges a path to recovery  The Durango Herald

If you've noticed something missing in The Durango Herald recently, don't worry, you're not alone.

416 Fire  The Durango Herald

Firefighters were battling the 416 Fire north of Durango on Friday afternoon. The fire caused hundreds of residents to evacuate.

Community fund accepting applications for those impacted by 416 Fire  The Durango Herald

Donations to the Community Emergency Relief Fund have added up to more than $145,000 since the 416 Fire began burning. CERF, managed by the ...

Bayfield Football plays Cortez  The Durango Herald

Bayfield High School defeats Montezuma-Cortez High School on Friday night at BHS.

13 marching bands compete at festival | Western Colorado  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

13 marching bands compete at festival. Thirteen high schools took to the field at Stocker Stadium on Thursday to compete in the Colorado Bandmasters Western ...

Bayfield coach Lehnus, center Phelps headline CHSAA All-State basketball awards  The Durango Herald

The state-champion Bayfield High School boys basketball team earned a few more awards Friday. BHS head coach Jeff Lehnus, who announced his retirement ...

DHS girls Lacrosse  The Durango Herald

Durango girls Lacrosse take on Telluride High School.

Durango Herald staff wins press awards  The Durango Herald

Three media groups have awarded The Durango Herald for outstanding work in 2017. Judges commended the newspaper for stories and photographs, as...

416 Fire: Reader photos June 18-22, 2018  The Durango Herald

From rain to support signs to photos of the 416 Fire itself, Herald readers share their photos from the 416 Fire and support of firefighting efforts. If you have ...

Steaming Bean pours its last cup of coffee, calls it quits  The Durango Herald

With sales lagging after a tough summer of fires and floods and the opening of a competing business next door, the Irish Embassy Pub has pulled the...

DHS girls soccer  The Durango Herald

Durango High School girl's soccer take on Canon City High School.

These Mountain Bikers Are Adding to Durango's Rich MTB Legacy  5280 | The Denver Magazine

Howard Grotts, Payson McElveen, and Christopher Blevins might just be the future of U.S. men's mountain biking. By Devon O'Neil | 5280 April 2018.

Durango football plays Harrison High  The Durango Herald

Dawson Marcum of Durango Bigh School stiff arms his way down the field while playing Harrison High School on Friday night at DHS. Photo by Jerry ...

Animas River appears to have hit all-time low  The Durango Herald

The Animas River appears to have hit an all-time low. For the past week or so, the river in Durango has registered the lowest flows ever recorded at a water-level ...

Danny Pierce’s father helped build Durango, brick by brick  The Durango Herald

Father's Day is special for most of us, but for one son, it has a particularly deep meaning.

More colleges allow applicants to self-report test scores  The Durango Herald

Yale and Quinnipiac universities in Connecticut have joined a growing list of schools that have begun allowing applicants to self-report SAT and ACT test scores, ...

The Jason and Cam show  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A pair of quick scores gave Palisade High School's football team an early lead Thursday night. A key defensive play in the fourth quarter against Durango ...

‘Share the Light’ program raises money for suicide prevention  The Durango Herald

Durango High School senior Brooke Buccowich wants everyone to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long or dark it...

Silverton launches innovative new play festival  The Durango Herald

The latest chapter in the history of American theater is being written right now in Silverton.

Durango football  The Durango Herald

Durango High School football opens their season against Delta High School at DHS.

Mobile devices cause mobility woes at car wash  The Durango Herald

Do cellphones disrupt the computers in an automatic car wash? What is the safety issue at Durango Rapid Wash, across from Durango High School? I...

State championship Bayfield football team stunned by CHSAA all-state awards  Pine River Times

Bayfield High School won the Class 2A football state championship and expected all the honors that come along with winning a title. Thursday...

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells  The Durango Herald

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to...

First trains to Silverton  The Durango Herald

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad trains make their way back to Silverton after an absence of 41 days.

Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need  The Durango Herald

Millions of pounds of produce are ripening in the fields this fall across Montezuma and La Plata counties, and The Good Food Collective wants to...

DHS play Drop Dead  The Durango Herald

Durango High School's Theatre Troupe 1096 was running through its production of the Billy Van Zandt/Jane Milmore play “Drop Dead.”

416 Fire: Top reader photos  The Durango Herald

Durango Herald readers have shared about 1500 photos over the last two weeks. We've selected the top photos to share. Check them out.

Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors  The Durango Herald

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft...

Las Vegas mom wants to save lives after son overdoses  KTNV Las Vegas

A Las Vegas mom is determined to save lives after her son overdosed on heroin. Brett was handsome, outgoing, and an A-student at Durango high school ...

Can in-house child care keep young teachers in the classroom? These districts want to find out.  Chalkbeat Colorado

To help attract and retain teachers, school districts in Colorado and the nation are increasingly offering in-house child care to district employees.

Teens with health challenges learn to support each other through peer mentorship  The Durango Herald

Emmie Best was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 7 years old, and at first, she had trouble accepting her diagnosis or telling anyone...

NXN Southwest Returning Team Scores: Colorado Looks Strong  MileSplit

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Business owner accused of defrauding customers  The Durango Herald

A woman who has been operating a business from Ignacio is being accused by former employees of scamming people into a well-known fraud scheme that...

Photo: These dresses are under construction  The Durango Herald

Durango High School teacher Krista Karpel, who advises the Fashion Club, right, works with club members Joey Mynatt, 16, and Timothy Chamblee, 15, who ...

Durango schools integrating restorative justice into discipline  The Durango Herald

Talking back to the teacher in class? Detention. Arriving late to class every day? Suspension. Discipline in schools has followed that pattern for generations, but ...

What worries rural Colorado as the election approaches?  The Durango Herald

It's a Tuesday morning at the La Jara Trading Post, in the San Luis Valley a few miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico state line. The employees...

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