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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

Young guns fire off another round

Score another win for the new generation.Twenty-year-old Nate Wilson of Boulder used a late rush at the finish Sunday afternoon to win the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men’s criterium in downtown...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who will challenge Overend’s legacy?

Durango’s Ned Overend never gets tired of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.Some would say Overend never gets tired – period.The ageless/tireless icon of Durango cycling reminded the universe one year...

DATE: May 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mangus vaults into Paradise

LAKEWOOD – Dusty Mangus of Ignacio is going places in the pole vault.This week, the pole vault took Mangus to Jeffco Stadium and the CHSAA Class 2A Track and Field State Championships.On Friday,...

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

Hawk’ talks football

LAKEWOOD – The top finishers in the Class 3A boys shot put at the state meet waited patiently near the awards podium in the Friday morning sunshine at Jeffco Stadium.About to accept their medals at...

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

Another day, another school record

LAKEWOODJust how fast is Colorado?Consider: On Friday afternoon, the Durango High School girls 4x400 relay team shattered a school record that had been in place since 1999. And the Demons, who...

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

Rain? What rain?

LAKEWOOD – Rain pelted down on the track at Jeffco Stadium on Saturday morning. Steady, cold rain. Michelle Simmons of Ignacio High School stepped into the starting blocks for the 100-meter finals...

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

Demons run for joy ... and silver

LAKEWOODKarli Foreman smiled an oxygen-filled smile of joy and relief.Then she hugged her Durango High School teammates, who mirrored and magnified her unbridled joy.Madeigh Winsor, Dominique Ward,...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Velasquez saves his best discus for last

LAKEWOOD - Aaron Velasquez knows the way to the podium.So does Steele Allred.The two Bayfield Wolverines returned to the familiar awards platform at the CHSAA Class 3A Track and Field State...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Simmons waits to impress

LAKEWOOD - First, Michelle Simmons played the waiting game.Then, the Ignacio High School junior filled up her dance card in a hurry at the CHSAA Class 2A Track and Field State Championships in...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

For DHS, Lakewood sounds familiar

The Demons will be in a familiar place with familiar friends this week.The Durango High School track and field team will return to Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood to kick off the 2012 CHSAA Track and...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Demons too fast for the SWL

CORTEZ – The only thing that slowed down the Demons was a lightning delay.Otherwise, the Durango High School girls track team stayed right on track Saturday, winning its fourth consecutive...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Speedy start for Demons

CORTEZ – Coach Mark Dutro reminded the Demons that they would need a fast start at the annual Southwestern League Track and Field Championships.No problem, coach.The Demons heard Dutro’s directive,...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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