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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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Rosie the Riveter memorialized in Durango  The Durango Herald

Shelly Hartney was in sixth grade in 1945 when the United States and Allied powers defeated Nazi-occupied Germany, imperial Japan and the Axis powers.



Durango's Sepp Kuss conquers first Grand Tour stage win at Spanish Vuelta  The Durango Herald

Sepp Kuss knew the grueling Category 1 climbs during the 15th and 16th stages at the Vuelta a España would give him a chance to shine. Sunday, the...



Bayfield High School football looks to next generation  The Durango Herald

Questions abound about Bayfield High School's football team this season, but eighth-year head coach Gary Heide is ready to answer.



Weekly planner for Sept. 16-20  The Durango Herald

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



Running the rapids with Skippie  The Durango Herald

Although it's probably impossible to prove, one would be hard-pressed to find another person who has rafted the Upper Animas River (excluding...



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....



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 ...



Should Durango High School close its campus?  The Journal

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...



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 meet in ...



Durango High School boys basketball looks to bounce back  The Durango Herald

The Durango High School boys basketball team will try to rebound after a tough season last winter in which the Demons won only four times.



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.



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 ...



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...



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

A lot can happen in 140 years. Just look at Durango. The city's population and size have grown piecemeal since its founding by the Denver & Rio Grande ...



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...



La Plata County high school wrestling preview  The Durango Herald

The mats have been rolled out, and sweat is pouring out of high school athletes in wrestling rooms across the nation. The four-month march to the...



Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents  The Durango Herald

Jai Fallows, Deandra Shideler and Cooper Machicek, freshmen at Animas High School, are budding historians.



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 ...



La Plata County middle school wrestlers qualify for state  The Durango Herald

The Durango middle school wrestling team had an unprecedented weekend at the Rocky Mountain National Events Middle School Regional in Alamosa on...



Alternative high school gets new campus  The Durango Herald

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. GOAL Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an ...



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.



Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools  The Durango Herald

The number of homeless students in Durango School District 9-R has increased by 63 percent in recent years.



Animas High School co-founder honored in Denver  The Durango Herald

Dr. Jesse Hutt, a co-founder and decadelong supporter of Animas High School, was named Charter School Advocate of the Year by the Colorado League...



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 ...



Aidan Fitzgerald returns in big way at Nike cross-country regionals  The Durango Herald

Six weeks after Durango High School senior cross-country runner Aidan Fitzgerald set an all-time school record at the Desert Twilight Invitational,...



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.



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 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 ...



Ignacio High School in search of new athletic director after Rocky Cundiff retires  The Durango Herald

Ignacio School District Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto confirmed via e-mail Monday that a search for someone to succeed Rocky Cundiff as Ignacio High ...



9Health Fair announces dates  The Durango Herald

9Health Fair will host several health fairs in Southwest Colorado this month.



Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?  The Durango Herald

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing...



More snow expected Tuesday; Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio schools cancel classes  The Durango Herald

Blizzard-like conditions buried Southwest Colorado in another layer of *fresh* snow Monday, leading to chain laws on mountain passes, canceled flights at the ...



Durango man suspected of eluding law enforcement 56 days ago is captured  The Durango Herald

A Durango man suspected of leading law enforcement on a 100 mph chase and avoiding law enforcement for almost two months has been captured.



Preschool in the woods: Rope, compasses and binoculars will be required  The Durango Herald

A class of 4-year-olds will spend next school year learning primarily outdoors in the sun, rain and snow through Durango School District 9-R's...



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...



Land purchase ensures Bridge to Nowhere can connect to Hwy. 550  The Durango Herald

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the owners of property needed to realign U.S. Highway 550 in Grandview reached a $2.5 million...



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.



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...



Schools and offices closed Wednesday because of weather conditions  The Durango Herald

Icy and snowpacked roads have prompted a number of closures and warnings today across La Plata County.



85 students graduate from Bayfield High School  The Durango Herald

Eighty-five classmates at Bayfield High School celebrated one last day together Sunday at their commencement ceremony at the school's main gym,...



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...



GOAL High School graduates area students  The Durango Herald

GOAL High School recently graduated 63 students from its Four Corners sites, which include Southwest Colorado locations in Durango, Cortez and...



Durango playfest takes stage for second year  The Durango Herald

“I'm excited that we're having a robust second year. I'm excited that we're attracting so much nationally recognized talent to our community.” Terry Bacon ...



The rainbow connection  Durango Telegraph

It may seem hard to believe that a short four years ago, Durango was devoid of resources and support for LGBTQ kids. Even more remarkable, perhaps, is that in ...



Durango’s Madeleine Burns, Abby Scott post record times in St. Louis  The Durango Herald

Madeleine Burns and Abby Scott turned in two of the fastest times for Durango High School athletes when the duo competed at the Festival of Miles –...



Bird’s chicken restaurant to open this week in Durango  The Journal

Bird's, a new chicken restaurant and tavern on north Main Avenue, will open this week. The fast-casual restaurant will open in a remodeled building that formerly ...



Three Durango schools evacuated after bomb threats  The Durango Herald

Police responded to three Durango elementary schools Monday afternoon after receiving bomb threats from an unidentified caller.



Best Kind Ferments to offer local products  The Durango Herald

Best Kind Ferments, owned by Durango native Dax Berney, is now offering locally-made products.



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. “The Titan Games,” which debuted Thursday, puts contestants through extreme tests of ...



Durango names three candidates for chief of police  The Durango Herald

Three men have been selected as candidates for the open police chief position with the Durango Police Department, one of whom is already serving in...



Coaching Fort Lewis College women’s basketball is Griego’s calling  The Durango Herald

Orlando Griego always wanted to be a head coach, especially at Fort Lewis College in his hometown of Durango. Griego knew he had a chance to rise to the top ...



Durango, Bayfield school districts cancel Friday classes  The Durango Herald

Good evening, Southwest Colorado, and welcome to the 62nd day of winter. We'll keep this story updated with cancellations, road conditions and weather ...



Visit Durango embarks on new initiatives for 2019  The Durango Herald

The Visit Durango tourism office has embarked on several big initiatives this year: refreshing the Durango brand, rebuilding the Visit Durango website and ...



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’s farmers markets about to sprout  The Durango Herald

It's that time of year when life gets more colorful, which means your refrigerator should be getting more colorful, too. The organizers of Durango's farmers markets ...



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 School District mum on why employee was banned from Needham Elementary School  The Durango Herald

Durango School District 9-R refuses to release information about an incident last month in which one of its employees, who was reportedly banned from ...



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...



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...



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 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 ...



Body, blood found on County Road 201  The Durango Herald

A snowplow driver found blood Monday near an abandoned vehicle at the end of Country Road 201, north of Durango, prompting a police investigation...



Durango to annex tiny home village  The Durango Herald

Durango's city limits are poised to grow, adding new addresses to the city's tax rolls and validating a trendy urban development concept as an...



Miller Middle School announces Honor Roll  The Durango Herald

Sixth gradeAnderson, Willoughby; Arias, Owen; Aspen, Isabella; Banks, Roan; Bleth, Kyle; Bosmans, Silvie; Bronson, Holden; Carr, Grant; Casias, Ellie; ...



Too-Sexy-for-Her-Yearbook Sydney Spies Triggers Hate by Going Home  Westword

Sydney Spies returns to her hometown seven years after scandalizing the Colorado town with a photo deemed too sexy for her yearbook.



All this snow, where does it go?  The Durango Herald

Durango has been buried. And while residents may be excited about the white blanket over the region, all the snow can be a nuisance when it comes...



What can be done about Durango’s Whitewater Park?  The Durango Herald

For the safety of boaters entering Durango's Whitewater Park, it's “imperative” the city fix two new features recently installed above the park,...



Gas station employees in Durango stop robbery suspect  The Durango Herald

Police credit four people with stopping a man and a woman from stealing a money bag worth $1,750 from a Durango gas station Wednesday. The robbery was ...



New Durango nonprofit wants to improve sports culture  The Journal

In the face of failure, some student athletes must shoulder their own disappointment and the emotions of their coaches and parents, so two athletic...



‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd heading to Durango  The Durango Herald

When Farmington high school student Chevel Shepherd won Season 15 of the television singing competition show “The Voice,” she won the grand prize...



Bayfield debates priorities for downtown development  The Durango Herald

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield business community is at a crossroads: The town is ripe for more business development, but residents also want to maintain...



Durango School District board member resigns  The Durango Herald

Joe Kusar, who represents central and south Durango on the Durango School District 9-R board, resigned effective Thursday, and applications to fill...



Henry Anderson looks to become Durango’s next pool shark  The Durango Herald

When eighth grader Henry Anderson makes an appearance at Pongas in downtown Durango, it's for two things: games of pool and cokes with his dad, Mark.



Additions to Whitewater Park draw concern, criticism from boaters  The Durango Herald

As the Animas River approaches peak flow, concerns are being raised that the city of Durango created a hazard when it added two new rapids to the Whitewater ...



Let’s put on a S-H-O-W  The Durango Herald

If you love Broadway musicals and hated middle school, chances are you'll relish “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” A tight, ebullient production ...



Father’s Day weekend car show  The Durango Herald

Durango Old Car Club and Sky Ute Casino will sponsor the Father's Day weekend car show June 15, Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 CO-172, in Ignacio.



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...



Trial begins for Durango man suspected in gang rape  The Durango Herald

A Durango man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in 2017 – a felony charge that carries a minimum of 16 years in prison if found...



New business incubator coming to downtown Durango  The Durango Herald

A new downtown business incubator, the Launch Pad, is planned in the 1100 block of Main Avenue by a longtime Durango family, the Turners.



As temperatures warm, Animas River swells, prompting flooding concerns  The Durango Herald

Get ready for some high flows, and potential flooding, on the streams and rivers around Southwest Colorado as temperatures heat up.



Woman killed in early-morning crash on U.S. Highway 160  The Journal

Police have identified the victim of a car crash who died early Sunday in west Durango as Kaila Craig, 19, of Durango.



Law enforcement identifies man who died south of Durango  The Durango Herald

A La Plata County man who died by suicide Sunday south of Durango was identified Tuesday as Talmage Dawson Neal, 35.



Durango rules on homelessness 'starting a battle'  The Durango Herald

Durango is starting a battle – at least that's how Donna Mae Baukat, co-founder and executive director of Community Compassion Outreach Inc., sees it.



Missing Durango man found dead off Smelter Mountain  The Journal

A Durango man who had been missing for weeks was found dead Friday after authorities found him inside his car several hundred yards down Smelter...



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. But even more important, business owners and ...



Durango's wastewater treatment plant behind schedule  The Durango Herald

The city of Durango's most expensive construction project, which has been on time and on budget for almost two years, has fallen behind schedule.



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 woman pleads guilty to shooting at man  The Journal

A Durango woman pleaded guilty Thursday to firing a handgun with the purpose of evoking fear of serious injury to a man who had just fended off an...



Motorcyclist critically injured in Highway 3 crash  The Durango Herald

A motorcyclist was critically injured Friday night in the 900 block of Colorado Highway 3, south of downtown Durango.



Crews will keep fighting fire Friday on Missionary Ridge  The Durango Herald

A small fire on Missionary Ridge was expected to be contained Friday, but smoke could linger for days, according to the U.S. Forest *Service*.



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.



Protesters gather outside ICE’s Durango headquarters  The Durango Herald

About 40 protesters demanding an end to the targeting of immigrants in La Plata County stood outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's...



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 ...



Public can view radar from station on Missionary Ridge  The Durango Herald

Information from a temporary radar system north of Durango is now available to be viewed by the public.



Fireworks, parties, parades: The many ways to celebrate July Fourth  The Durango Herald

Residents and visitors will have multiple firework shows and Fourth of July activities to choose from this week, a welcome change from last year,...



Stilwater Music welcomes new full-time instructor  The Durango Herald

Stillwater Music, a nonprofit organization that offers ensemble, private and inclusive lessons and performance opportunities to musicians of all...



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...



City of Durango invites public to budget workshop  The Durango Herald

The city of Durango will hold a public meeting about the 2020 budget at 5 p.m. Thursday in Smith Chambers at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.



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