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

Broncos win the Band of Brothers battle

KERSEYWhen the final horn sounded, Platte Valley senior linebacker Adam Bethel headed right for Bayfield’s TJ Pazell near midfield.Bethel, like a brother from another world, embraced the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BHS has been down this road before

The road to the Class 2A state championship game runs through the Patriot League – again.That’s no secret to the 11-0 Bayfield Wolverines, head coach Gary Heide or anyone else in the world of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

On your mark, set, nationals!

How’s the air up there?The Skyhawks can answer that rhetorical question now. The Fort Lewis College men’s cross country team stepped into rarified air when the Skyhawks qualified for the NCAA...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Olympians helping Olympic hopefuls

When Durango hosts a fundraiser for three local Winter Olympic hopefuls, guess who shows up?Other Olympians, that’s who.And national champions, world champions – champions at every level, at every...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Sports

004: Rodriguez, Allec Rodriguez.

BAYFIELDAllec Rodriguez wears No. 4 for the Wolverines. But he’s really 004.Rodriguez, the secret-agent senior for Bayfield High School, slipped into a perfect disguise in Saturday’s Class 2A state...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BHS coach counts on his cabinet

When Gary Heide was elected president of the Bayfield High School football program last summer, he immediately reappointed the cabinet from the previous administration.Next to his move to Bayfield,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BHS: Like football, like volleyball

Bayfield High School volleyball coach Kelley Rifilato will borrow a page from the Wolverines’ football playbook at the CHSAA Class 3A Girls Volleyball State Championships in Denver.The volleyball...

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

Wolverines quickly strike for state

BAYFIELD – Speed kills.So do Wolverines.The No. 3-ranked Bayfield High School volleyball team, foot firmly on the accelerator, sped to another regional championship Saturday morning with a pair of...

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

A BHS defense never sleeps

BAYFIELD – The defense, in this case, didn’t rest.On the contrary, the Wolverines’ defense took matters into its own hands Saturday afternoon.Trailing Trinidad 12-7 in the fourth quarter of the...

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

BHS: Follow the purple brick road

When the Bayfield High School football team opens the Class 2A state playoffs Saturday afternoon against Trinidad, the Wolverines will know who to follow.Just as they have for four consecutive...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wolverines have no time to waste at regionals

Don’t expect the Wolverines to waste any time Saturday at the CHSAA Class 3A, Region 3 Volleyball Championships in Bayfield’s cozy home gymnasium.“We have to start strong from the beginning,”...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Two Maloneys peak onto state’s podium

COLORADO SPRINGS– Joe Maloney, with Pikes Peak peaking over his left shoulder, proudly stepped onto the podium at the CHSAA Class 4A Cross Country State Championships on Saturday afternoon.The only...

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

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