John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: johnp@durangoherald.com

John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: johnp@durangoherald.com

We’ve got your back

It’s a human facing nature. It’s one person’s focus on the rock, on the holds, on doing everything in one’s power to reach higher and not plummet downward. Climbing, particularly sport climbing...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

History can be fun, especially in a bar

It’s unlikely that Fort Lewis College’s public history students will focus on “barology.” Not officially, at least. But that’s what “Dr. Colorado” did many years ago. Tom Noel, known as Dr....

DATE: Feb. 1, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

On the comeback trail

Michael Jordan played baseball for a couple seasons before he returned to basketball, a sport he played fairly well. Just a couple years ago, Jerry Brown returned to be California governor after a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

Call comes with ring attached

The ring came like an unexpected, but not unwelcome, visitor from the past. It came out of the blue, preceded by a recent phone call from Fordyce, Ark. Hearing that city’s name, and the familiar...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

Tragedy can’t stop legacy

How do you create something positive from a tragedy that causes tears to flow at the thought of it? Danielle Enea is trying the best she can. A 5-kilometer run-walk Sunday along the Animas River...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

Durangoan feels heat of Kenyan election

As the Kenyan election dissolved into chaos around him, Ben Grazda took it all in. Was a Kenyan civil war about to break out? The Durango native was hopeful it wouldn't, but he wasn't sure. Not 3...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

Who are those guys behind the voices?

DENVER – The stage is set. The actors are in place. For the next three-plus hours, Jack Corrigan and Jerry Schemmel will tell you a story. Their live voices will be broadcast via radio waves to...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

Retiring fireman leaves history behind

The helmet fit, and Mick Stowers wore it proudly for 36 years. Battalion Chief Stowers hung up that helmet for the last time this spring, retiring as a Durango firefighter, but he didn’t hang it...

DATE: May 11, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

Twin biathletes decide to make the cut

Sometimes rolling the dice is the only sensible option.Twin Olympic biathletes and Durango natives Lanny and Tracy Barnes made what might seem to be a radical decision this winter. Smack dab in the...

DATE: May 4, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

At your service: One smart, sturdy, black dog

Noah Hotchkiss drops a pencil from his wheelchair onto the hard floor and tells Brighton to “take it.” The stocky black Labrador retriever mix heads directly to the pencil and takes it in his...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

Feeling pain of tragedy at a great event

Yes, I felt fear after finishing the Boston Marathon. I was petrified that I was going to pass out. Like those running last week in the famed race, nine years ago, I had few worries other than...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

A unique education for a unique kid

How’s this for a post-high school plan:Find someone to pay you $100,000 over two years to go educate yourself in whatever way you see fit, to learn how to become a business entrepreneur with an eye...

DATE: April 13, 2013 | COLUMN: John Peel

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