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Position: Outdoors Editor

Email: dstrode@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4552

About: Dale Strode has been with the Durango Herald since 2002, serving first as sports editor before taking over as outdoors editor in 2009. A native of western Colorado, Strode was the longtime sports editor of The Aspen Times before moving to The Durango Herald. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Strode also worked for the (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel and the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent in Colorado. He also worked previously at the Houston Post in Texas and the Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas. Strode has won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado AP Writers and Editors organization. Read More

He’s no ‘pacer’

SILVERTONHal Koerner can go back home to his running store in Ashland, Ore., with order restored. He’ll take the prestigious 2012 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run title with him.Koerner, a 35-year-old...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Sports

... then there’s the pace runners

SILVERTONWith predawn darkness subtly giving way to a summer sunrise, the tradition of the annual Hardrock 100 Endurance Run took off again Friday morning.Precisely at 6 a.m. Friday, the field of...

DATE: July 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Sports

Todd Wells: Games as easy as 1-2-3

Todd Wells’ dream of qualifying for his third U.S. Olympic Team came crashing down in mountain bike reality on a cruel 2012 spring day in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.Wells, a two-time Olympic...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dry, fast and ... 102.5 miles

The legendary Hardrock 100 Endurance Run will feature a new look this year.The 2012 Hardrock 100 will showcase the same grueling 100 miles of trail running in the San Juan Mountains. It also will...

DATE: July 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Carmen Small takes the bridge to the top

BAKERS BRIDGEBridge to nowhere?No way.This bridge and its predecessors have been leading Durango cyclists to new horizons for more than 100 years.The landmark La Plata County bridge that crosses...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield turns to football veteran

Bayfield High School officials turned to a veteran football coach – and a veteran educator – to take over the Wolverines’ football program.Gary Heide, who has coached high school football in...

DATE: June 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Trend-setter Moreta marks another first for Bayfield

BAYFIELD – Keenan Moreta has been a trend-setter on the soccer pitch ever since her first match in high school.Moreta, the leading scorer in Bayfield High School history, will take her...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mont. school recruits Moe’s double-double

BAYFIELD – Breetta Moe is used to going from sport to sport in high school.That won’t change next year in college.Moe signed her national letter of intent to play both volleyball and basketball at...

DATE: June 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Walker tries on a new hat

BAYFIELDColt Walker pulled on his new Otero Junior College baseball cap.And it fit perfectly.Walker, a multisport athlete at Bayfield High School, signed his national letter of intent to play...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Velasquez realizes a dream

BAYFIELDIn middle school, Aaron Velasquez dreamed of winning a state wrestling championship.He did.In high school, Velasquez dreamed of winning a state wrestling championship.He won two.Velasquez,...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Stinson pins down one heckuva career

BAYFIELD – In his last match as the head wrestling coach for Bayfield High School, Herb Stinson watched Aaron Velasquez win a state championship before a standing room only crowd at the Pepsi...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 for Boulder bike team

Threes ran wild in the professional men’s division of the 2012 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.That’s 1-2-3: The road race, the criterium, the time trial.Throw in three young cycling teammates for the...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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