DHS paper selected All-Colorado Newspaper
The Durango High School paper, El Diablo,recently was selected as a 2010-11 All-Colorado Newspaper by the Colorado High School Press Association.
Out-of-state judges scored several issues from last year, particularly in the areas of news coverage, writing, graphics and photography. Newspapers from throughout the state then were rated as Merit, Commendation, or All-Colorado winners, with All-Colorado representing publications that consistently attained the top levels of performance and met nearly all the journalistic standards listed on the rubrics.
El Diablo is under the advisement of Barbara McLachlan, and Jacqueline Heinrich and Kate McElwain were the co-head editors.
Escalante parents group announces run/walk winners
The Escalante Parents Organization held its inaugural fall fundraising event, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, on Oct. 16.
Students, families and community members helped raise money at this event for classroom technology. A total of 215 people registered, and approximately $5,000 was raised. Participants enjoyed a meal as bluegrass music by Rusted Prairie played during the awards presentations, and some 150 prizes were drawn.
Race winners included Maia Collins and Kaden Lloyd (sixth grade), Andrew Middleton and Sarah Smagacz (seventh grade), Nicolas Turco and Kiah Garand (eighth grade).
Overall race winners were Gerry Geraghty and Melissa Maloney.
Thanks to the many businesses and individuals who committed time, money, talents or prizes to this event, especially Escalante parents and Kristen Thomas and Gerry Geraghty; Jim Nichols of Durango Motorless Transit; and Susie Lloyd, Chuck Salka, Bruce Heller and Sandy McGee with Helmur Corp. Thanks also to Escalante staff members John Hise, Clint Jacobsen, coach Bowker, Tara Morey, coach Garcia, Britt Bowman, Jason Thomas, Chris Skinner, Chad MacCluskey, Steve Steiner, Kim Osby, Dom Schiavone, Sharon Orr, Colleen Lundberg, Duane Tucker, Michelle Fletcher, Shannon Maloney, Riley Waldo and Miranda Gallegos. Thanks to student helpers Hannah Liberman, Jessica Salka, Madison Hoven, Maia Collins, Sam Coleman and Amber Coleman. Special thanks is extended to Principal Tim Arnold and Assistant Principal Tamara Glaser and our sponsors, Dr. Lee Ann Hoven, Advanced Eye Care; Bruce Heller; Helmur Corp.; Dr. Greg Lunn, Durango Family Dentistry; Bank of the San Juans; Dr. Vaughn Johnson; Bubbas Discount Furniture, Zuberfizz, J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co., Bread and La Plata Electric Association; and prize donors, Fish Connection; Grease Monkey; Basin Coop; McDonalds; Bank of the San Juans; Paws and Playtime; Durango Mountain Resort; Brennan Oil; south City Market; Dietz Market; Hummingbird Herbals; Marias Bookshop; 4 Corners Aesthetics; Hassle Free Sports; Carver Brewing Co.; Wood Ranches Bakery; Durango Community Recreation Center; Chapman Hill; Sharon Orr; Steaming Bean; Backcountry Experience; May Palace Restaurant; Durango Joes; Mountain Mechanical; Irish Embassy Restaurant; Amanda Fresh; Claude Stelman; Helmur Corp.; Durango Lively Arts; Durango Arts Center; RGPs; Kassidys Kitchen; Bread; New Country Auto; Natures Oasis; Dairy Queen; and Louisas Movie House.
Animas Valley announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School named these students Huskies of the Week for showing cooperation or curiosity: Gabriel Goens, Dylan Fullington, Jesse Goens, Bella Lopez, Cody Kuchler, Arias Baca, Kylee Metz, Lindsey Welton, Olivia Johnson, Cassandra Blau, Justin Cordova, Hayes Linney and Ella Devaux.