John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: johnp@durangoherald.com

John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: johnp@durangoherald.com

Durango's twin biathletes take aim at another Olympics in 2010

How's this for twin answers:“Honestly, it was probably one of the worst weeks of my life," Lanny Barnes said last week from a hotel room inSlovenia.“One of the worst weeks of my life," Tracy Barnes...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Where the streets have an aim

What a deal.At absolutely no cost, we are about to put lucky readers on famous streets of the world.We will transport you to travel hot spots, where you can spend as much time as you'd like.You'll...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

A goal accomplished, and the roles we played

All of us who attended a game, listened via radio, read a newspaper account - anyone who cared - can take at least adram of the credit. That's what being a fan is all about. Ladies and gentlemen...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Watercolor painting a hobby for the ages

Every so often, when Margaret Barge is walking downtown, someone will approach and thank her. Likely she won't quiterecognize the face.The person - perhaps just starting grade school when Barge...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Movie's 40th anniversary elicits Durango memories

For a teenage waitress, it was an experience not forgotten. For the actor who played Flat-Nose Curry, Durango "seemed like some enchanted and magical town." For the owner of a ranch where the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Why cold weather, heavy metal and monkeys don't mix

Apparently I was the only one who saw the monkey.He was climbing up a vertical rock wall on Wolf Creek Pass, just off the highway. Those spindly arms were taking him up into the hills, in search of...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Hard work, long bus rides: Bayfield graduate chases dream

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee has just released the ball.“Change-up,” Will Latimer predicts.We’re watching playoff baseball on TV at a downtown Durango restaurant, eating Cajun chicken...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

A spider, a mouse - a battle in the house

Saturday morning: It’s bad enough to wake up with a (very rare, really) horrible hangover. Then your wife informs you that a mouse has had its way with the kitchen pantry and several drawers,...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Big changes can come from small towns

You're a humble girl from a small town. How do you go about changing the world, starting right here in Durango? Here's one way ... Trish Sanders graduated from Durango High School in 1971. She left...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Right or wrong, Chapman Hill snowmaker stays

Some Durangoans are looking at Chapman Hill with anger in their eyes.As the city tightens its fiscal belt and makes serious budget cuts - including furloughing employees for four days this quarter...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Silverton cares for Animas watershed - seriously

SILVERTON - First, an apology. Upon further review, that May 11 attempt at humor - whether funny or not - at least should have been followed by an explanation that it, indeed, was not a serious...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Flying high with answers?

Answers to the GeoQuiz from Page 12C:1. Greenland. It's the world's largest island and is part of Denmark. Kangerlussuaq is a city.2. Paris. Charles de Gaulle now gets most of the international...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

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