Craig Gallegos, the Durango High School and Fort Lewis College alumnus who died in a motorcycle accident July 2008 in Durango, will be honored by Jerry Martinez, the Durango Chamber of Commerce 2008 Citizen of the Year, and his family tonight at Escalante Middle School.
Gallegos, 23, died in a traffic accident at College Drive and East Eighth Avenue.
A basketball coach at Miller Middle School, the Martinez family will celebrate Gallegos' life at 4 p.m. today during a middle school basketball game between Miller and Escalante. A picture of Gallegos will be hung in the Escalante gymnasium.
Also, during the Durango Demons' home games Jan. 23 against Fruita Monument, Gallegos will have his jersey retired at halftime of the boys' varsity game at Durango High School.