Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald, will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents will talk about why they do what they do for fun – and how to get others involved.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Speakers will include:
Daryl Hinderer, an advocate of the fastest growing sport in the United States: pickleball. Designed for players ages 9 to 90, the sport is growing in Durango as well. Hinderer stumbled across the sport while playing bocce ball. The people playing a game in the court next to him with paddles and a Wiffle ball were having a much better time than he was, laughing and giggling. They told him about pickleball, and he immediately signed up for lessons. He was hooked on the sport and the community associated with it.
Scott Gibbs, who has been a train buff since he was a child. As an adult, he has spent much of his time restoring trains, including a seven-year effort to restore the former Denver and Rio Grand Western Railroad locomotive 315, a 1895 steam locomotive, that he and other volunteers restored to operation in the summer of 2007. Now retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, he serves as the vice president of the Durango Railroad Historical Society.
The final episode of Season 3 of Durango Diaries will be May 22 and will focus on veterans. Five veterans of U.S. wars will talk about their service. They will include: Wayne McGee, World War II; Eric Greene, Korean War; Stan Crapo, Vietnam War; Shoshona Darke, Desert Storm; and Nathaniel Burford, Iraq/Afghanistan.
The podcast of each Durango Diaries, including past seasons, may be listened to or downloaded on the Herald’s website at durangoherald.com/durangodiaries or go to iTunes or Spotify and search podcasts for Durango Diaries.
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