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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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Slew of new businesses coming to Main Avenue  The Durango Herald

Spring is a time for growth and renewal, an ethos apparently taken to heart in the downtown business district, with several new businesses...



Durango Education Foundation grateful for support  The Durango Herald

Durango Education Foundation would like to thank the generous businesses and community members that made our annual 9-R Staff Appreciation...



Weekly planner for May 20-24  The Durango Herald

Information and agendas about city meetingsCity of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000.



Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic  The Durango Herald

So much of Durango's top talent is out of town that the 48th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic could be any rider's race.



Iron Horse: The brand that launches tourism season  The Durango Herald

Pretty much every business in Durango banks on the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for a strong entry into summer.



Durango girls soccer scores eight goals in home opener  The Durango Herald

It was the perfect start for first-year Durango High School girls soccer head coach Jonathan Berzins in the home opener for the Demons on Saturday...



UPDATE: Durango HS students receive letter regarding TB exposure  KTNV Las Vegas

The Southern Nevada Health District has identified a recent case of tuberculosis at Durango High School.



SNHD: No more TB cases found at Durango High School  KTNV Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District says there have been no additional cases of Tuberculosis found at Durango High School after ...



Tuberculosis testing continues at Durango High School  KTNV Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tuberculosis testing started Monday morning at Durango High School; parents were informed last week at least 200 students might have ...



Durango High School boys cross-country finishes fourth at state meet  The Durango Herald

The Durango High School boys cross-country team went into Saturday's Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A boys state championship...



Pueblo Community College Southwest opens campus at Durango High  The Durango Herald

After tailoring its course offerings to meet community needs – with a focus on early childhood education – Pueblo Community College Southwest has...



Durango girls soccer has new look under Jonathan Berzins  The Durango Herald

One month before her senior season, Durango High School girls soccer captain Charlotte Hale still did not know who her head coach was going to be....



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...



Mestas pitching, Kidd slugging send Durango past No. 4 Montrose  The Durango Herald

Gus Kidd provided all the run support Gage Mestas would need, and the Demons kept tacking runs up on the scoreboard for good measure, as the Durango ...



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 ...



Snow on Durango's state ski championship parade  The Durango Herald

Durango High School welcomed hundreds of skiers from around the state to the Colorado High School Activities Association state skiing championships...



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.



Hundreds of high school mountain bikers to roll into town this weekend  The Durango Herald

A three-year effort will culminate this weekend when Durango hosts the high school mountain biking state championships. Along with the event comes...



Weekend performances of ‘Les Miserables’ a student-run production  The Durango Herald

When actors take the stage Sunday at the Henry Strater Theatre for two performances of “Les Miserables,” it will be the result of all their own work. The show is a ...



Durango football’s schedule home heavy but tough  The Durango Herald

Rivalry games return for the Durango Demons in 2018, and Durango High School will play host to three marquee games without having to travel in the...



Durango's steady, controversial growth from 1880 to present  The Durango Herald

A lot can happen in 140 years. Just look at Durango.



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...



Lutheran church to close early learning center  The Durango Herald

Christ the King Lutheran Church will close its early childhood learning center next week because of declining enrollment.



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's Lauren Milliet forges path to NWSL draft selection  The Durango Herald

Durango has its first National Women's Soccer League player. Lauren Milliet, a 2015 graduate of Durango High School and current senior at Colorado College ...



Miller Middle School cross-country runner Willow Lott finishes 16th at state meet  The Durango Herald

When Willow Lott's parents showed up to the first cross-country meet of her career last season at Hillcrest Golf Course, they nearly missed her.



Arts Calendar  The Durango Herald

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. STEAM Lab, 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Family First ...



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 ...



Colby Simmons wins title at Colorado Cycling League state championship  The Durango Herald

Durango High School got out to a fast start at the Colorado High School Cycling League mountain bike state championships Saturday and built a...



Former Durangoan to compete on new NBC game show  The Durango Herald

A former Durangoan will take center stage on NBC's new game show.



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. Since 2010, the National Association of Student Councils has given the ...



2018: A review of the news in La Plata County  The Durango Herald

There is an epigram that says “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” That feels somewhat true for 2018 in La Plata County. Once again, a ...



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...



Longtime federal magistrate David West to hang up the robe  The Durango Herald

If David West had a choice, he'd laugh. Not in the courtroom, of course, where he has worked for 32 years as a magistrate with the U.S. District Court in Durango.



Stocker Stadium Hosts High School Track meet  KJCT8.com

Grand Junction High wins 13 events in Track & Field Invitational.



Podcast: Living Sports with John Livingston  The Durango Herald

Join us for local sports news from throughout La Plata County. From cyclocross to prep sports and Fort Lewis College, we have you covered.



Santa Rita Drive to be renamed Larry Valdez Way  The Durango Herald

City Council approved renaming a short strip of road that connects Colorado Highway 3 with South Camino del Rio in honor of a Durango native and...



Durango soccer puts two players on CHSAA all-state list  The Durango Herald

An incredible season for Durango High School boys soccer was wrapped up Monday when all-state selections were announced by the Colorado High School...



9-year-old Bayfield girl faces terminal cancer diagnosis  The Durango Herald

Nine-year-old Jolean Scott spent the summer with her family swimming, going to the movies, making art projects and hanging out along the Animas...



Here we go again!  Durango Telegraph

Durango denizens might be forgiven for any sudden uptick in singing Swedish pop songs on the streets in the next few weeks, because Merely Players is ...



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

DURANGO — Steamboat Springs stunned a jittery Durango High School boys soccer team in the opening 10 minutes, but the Demons settled in and capitalized ...



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...



Special education teacher ready to make dream life skills center for students a reality  KTNV Las Vegas

Julie Brown has a vision - to build a special life skills center for her special education students at Durango High School. The teacher is a recipient in our 13 Days ...



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...



The Durango Herald’s top sports stories of 2018  The Durango Herald

Elite cycling has been a staple of the Durango community for decades, but 2018 was one of the best years in history for local athletes on bicycles.



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 $20,000 college scholarship by the Coca-Cola ...



Edward Kutzleb, longtime Durango school superintendent, dies at 88  The Durango Herald

Edward L. Kutzleb, 88, who served as superintendent of Durango School District 9-R from 1968 to 1989, died Jan. 20 after a bout with pneumonia at...



SkillsUSA competition spotlights students who know their way around a table saw  The Durango Herald

Dylan Burress, 19, a Bayfield High School senior, has made Netflix binge-watching sessions a little more classy in the family living room with a...



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...



Durango teen makes ‘miraculous’ recovery  The Durango Herald

When Wiley Corra fell 40 feet off a bridge six months ago, he “was basically dead,” said his father, Andy. But now, after months of rehabilitation in three different ...



Durango basketball players suspended over behavior  The Durango Herald

Two Durango High School students were suspended earlier this month after reports that one boy urinated on the opponents' drinking fountain during a...



Durango Youth Soccer Association forms alliance with Rio Rapids  The Durango Herald

Durango has long been a power for soccer in the state. The Durango Youth Soccer Association (DYSA), which is in its 25th year of existence, took the next step ...



Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado  The Durango Herald

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County.



Clark County schools closed Friday due to weather  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County's public schools will be closed Friday because of weather, the school district announced. In addition to a call to parents, the Clark County School ...



La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members  The Durango Herald

The La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members interested in more aggressively pursuing renewable energy in the coming year ...



50 Colorado Public High Schools With The Best Teachers For 2019  Patch.com

50 Colorado Public High Schools With Top Teachers - Denver, CO - Need to know who the best teachers in Colorado are? Here's a ranking for the top 50 ...



Aspen High skiers head to Purgatory hoping to defend state championships  Aspen Times

When you are the defending state champion in skiing — and your mascot happens to be the Skiers — then there will certainly be high expectations that have to.



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.



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.



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.



Sen. Coram, Rep. McLachlan to Host Bipartisan 'Town Hall' Meeting in Pagosa, April 6  Pagosa Daily Post

Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose) and Rep. Barbara McLachlan (D-Durango), our two lawmakers in the Colorado State Legislature, will be hosting a 'town hall' ...



LIVINGSTON: ‘A big cycling hootenanny’ 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...



Telluride boys basketball advances to Class 2A Regionals  The Daily Planet

The Telluride High School boys basketball team extended the season — again.



Telluride boys basketball scales new heights  The Daily Planet

The Telluride High School boys basketball team scaled new heights this season, including a dramatic overtime victory to open the Class 2A Regionals in Simla ...



Fish count finds a severely depleted Animas River  The Durango Herald

A fish count in the Animas River on Tuesday found populations have been drastically affected by deadly runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar.



Jamie McMillan announces run for City Council  The Durango Herald

Durango needs jobs, and City Council candidate Jamie McMillan said it's the city's responsibility to identify the companies that can bring them and...



Las Vegas breaking news for March 6, 2019  KTNV Las Vegas

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley. 4:50 P.M.. The Southern Nevada Health District has identified an active case of ...



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...



The Top Events To Watch At The UW High School Invitational  MileSplit

The UW High School Invitation is set to take place on Feb. 16 at the Dempsey Indoor Stadium in Seattle, Washington.



GJ wins regional, Fruita sends players to state  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School girls tennis team put on a clinic Thursday morning at the 4A Region 8 Tournament with every singles player and doubles team ...



Conspiracy theories are all wet about dry creek  The Durango Herald

The Animas River is rising, the San Juan Basin's snowpack is 160 percent of normal and the temperatures have been warm. So why is there no water in...



Miners' basketball teams hit motherlode  The Daily Planet

The Telluride Miners hit the basketball motherlode this week.



Man suffocates mountain lion who attacked him near Fort Collins  The Durango Herald

FORT COLLINS – Wildlife officials say a man who fought off a young mountain lion on a northern Colorado trail killed the animal by suffocating it.



Food hub to distribute produce to low-income residents in Southwest Colorado  The Durango Herald

More locally harvested produce could make it onto plates across La Plata County next fall through a new food hub.



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...



Durango athletes suspended after urinating in opposing team's water fountain  KRQE News 13

More controversy and bad behavior for a high school's sports teams that have already seen enough trouble this year.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Battle of the bands at Stocker  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For six years in a row, the Palisade High School Marching Band has earned second place at the annual state competition.



NXN Southwest Returning Team Scores: Colorado Looks Strong  MileSplit

The current team scores based on 2017 season-best PRs indicate that Colorado should be a state to look out for at the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest ...



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...



College Applications Could Be Mandatory for High School Graduation Under New Mexico Bill  Newsweek

New Mexico lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require high school juniors to apply to at least one college in an effort to combat the state's declining ...



On the town  Durango Telegraph

Baby Meetup with Durango Café au Play, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 2307 Columbine. 749-9607. Tween Time: Galaxy Tie-Dye, 1-2 p.m., Durango Public Library. Drop-in ...



Local News Will CCSD teachers strike next school year?  KTNV Las Vegas

Will CCSD teachers strike next school year? It's the question on the minds of many parents in the Las Vegas valley.



Youth lacrosse gaining in popularity in Durango  The Durango Herald

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and Durango has a burgeoning youth program that aims to teach kids skills on...



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 ...



One-man business in Durango dials in on device repair  The Durango Herald

Nash McNichol, owner of Tech-Nichol, is one of the youngest business owners in Durango. McNichol, 20, a self-taught technician, opened the electronic repair ...



Durango Day 2 Preview: The National Championship Race Is On! – PrepVolleyball.com | Club Volleyball | High School Volleyball | College Volleyball  prepvolleyball

It's natural to build things up, to add hype. Trust when it's said that Saturday at Durango High School is as big as it gets. It's only September, but ...



Colorado Schools With the Most Marijuana Violations  Westword

Colorado Department of Education data about marijuana violations in state schools reveals the facilities with the most pot-related incidents during the ...



National Signing Day: Durango’s Witchel to swim in New York at Vassar College  The Durango Herald

Violet Witchel wasn't sold on the idea of swimming in college, until the offers came pouring in from schools across the country.



‘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...



Durango's Deepest Field Yet And Day 1 Upsets – PrepVolleyball.com | Club Volleyball | High School Volleyball | College Volleyball  prepvolleyball

Expanding from 48 to 64 teams in 2013 brought about one major change at the Durango Fall Classic. More than ever before the new format that came with it ...



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 ...



Annual Fall Art Walk gets public through doors while keeping it interesting  The Durango Herald

There are no art museums in Durango to bring the community touring Van Goghs, large-scale surreal installations or other visual delights. Local...



At Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, cyclists to remember coach who wore tutu  The Durango Herald

A group of Iron Horse Bicycle Classic riders will don tutus Saturday in memory of Tricia Shadell, a Durango mountain bike coach who died by suicide...



Yearbook photo takes teen to the ‘Today Show’  The Durango Herald

It's not just in Durango coffee shops that Sydney Spies and her provocative yearbook photo are being discussed. Television viewers across the...



Katz family to preserve Durango Nordic Center near Purgatory  The Durango Herald

The Katz family has come to the rescue of the Durango Nordic Center, purchasing nearly 200 acres of land near Purgatory Resort that includes the...



Who will win Durango Voice?  The Durango Herald

This year's Durango Voice finalists will take the stage at Henry Strater Theatre on Saturday to show off a month's worth of vocal coaching courtesy...



Durango native, restaurateur dies in townhome fire  The Durango Herald

Kevin Abeyta, a lifelong Durango resident and co-owner of a Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this year in the Main Mall, died in Wednesday's...



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