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

Wolverines bridge the Herb Stinson divide

New coaches, new season, new schedule.The Bayfield High School wrestling team, under the direction of a new coaching staff for the first time in a dozen years, will open the 2012-13 season today at...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bloomfield nips DHS in thriller at home

The Demons started with a thriller.The Durango High School wrestling team, in a team dual that came down to the final minute of the final match, opened the home season Thursday night with an...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Demons distribute the weight

The spotlight will be on the Durango High School wrestling team tonight.The Demons, circa 2012-13, will open the home season with a dual against Bloomfield, N.M., starting at 7 p.m. today in the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

’Cats hear opportunity knocking

New Ignacio High School girls basketball coach Justa Whitt heard opportunity knocking.The Bobcats, returning virtually the entire roster from last season, are listening to the same opportunity.“It...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio boys are off and running

An accelerated preseason schedule forced Ignacio High School boys basketball coach Chris Valdez to compress the Bobcats’ preparation for the season.“That meant some 5 a.m. practices,” Valdez said....

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wolverines answer their first test with aplomb

BAYFIELD – The Wolverines took the basketball court with a new season’s worth of questions Friday night.They left the court with the right answers to the first test of the year and a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BHS takes an early 1-2 punch

Coach Ronnie Posey and the Bayfield High School girls basketball team will start the season with a 1-2 punch.But it’s not a 1-2 inside-outside punch or a 1-2 offensive-defensive punch,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

1st impressions make lasting impressions

Gary Heide was impressed the first time he met with the Bayfield High School football team last summer. He was even more impressed with the Wolverines when they opened training camp in August.Those...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Phelps, Rifilato are player, coach of the year in the IML

Bayfield High School senior Jen Phelps, who started every varsity volleyball match for four consecutive seasons, was named the All-Intermountain League Player of the Year for 2012.“She’s worked...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bobcats’ football lands 5 players on All-SJBL roster

A pair of Ignacio High School football players joined the elite of the elite in the San Juan Basin League this season.Ignacio seniors Austin Haire and Clayton Jefferson were voted to the All-San...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Simmons voted All-League and All-State

The Ignacio High School volleyball team powered into the Class 2A regionals this year as part of a historic 2012 season.The Bobcats extended that run when two members were selected to the All-San...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

CSU a tall order for a 6-5 sophomore

Just like taking a quick set in the middle of the net for an uncontested kill, Bayfield’s Kirstie Hillyer saw an early opportunity, and she took it.Hillyer, the 6-5 sophomore for the Bayfield High...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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