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

Distractions don’t distract Wolverines

BAYFIELDDistractions?What distractions?The Bayfield High School volleyball team ignored a week’s worth of homecoming distractions with a resounding 3-0 victory over Centauri on Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wolverines blur Gunnison’s vision

BAYFIELDWhen winless Gunnison scored on the first offensive play of the game, the visiting Cowboys envisioned a dreamy upset of No. 3-ranked Bayfield.But that’s when the unbeaten Bayfield High...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

No. 3 and 6-0, but BHS senses trap

BAYFIELD – Football practice ran like business as usual this week.The Wolverines quickly moved from station to station, answering the whistles of the assistant coaches in each corner of the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Unpredictable BHS finds a predictable result

BAYFIELD – Concerned the Wolverines were becoming too predictable on offense, Bayfield head volleyball coach Kelley Rifilato tweaked her lineup.Again.This time, right in the middle of homecoming...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Home cookin’ fuels local runners

Durango-area runners used some old fashioned home cookin’ to take control of the Durango Double on Sunday.Runners based in the Four Corners won three of the four road races on Sunday’s final day of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Sports

So much fun, let’s run two!

Arizona trail runners found a new home at the Durango Double on Saturday.Gary Krugger of Flagstaff and Katherine Metzger of Prescott ran away with the 50-kilometer trail race titles in the...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS turns Coal to pearls

BAYFIELD – Mercy, mercy, mercy.The Bayfield High School football team made sure Coal Ridge’s first visit to Wolverine Country Stadium was a memorable one.The No. 4-ranked Wolverines shut out the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bobcats’ banged-up D faces another potent O

The Ignacio Bobcats have seen more than their fair share of high-scoring offenses on the football field this fall.They’ll see another potent one tonight when the Bobcats host Centauri for a 7 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

And Bayfield’s adventure continues

Bayfield High School head football coach Gary Heide expected the Western League to produce an adventure every week during its inaugural 2012 schedule.Welcome to the Wild West.For the fourth...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Runners make double time

Runners are making time – double time – as they head to Durango for the 2012 Durango Double.The renewal of the annual Durango Marathon, the Durango Half-Marathon, 25-kilometer and 50-kilometer...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Sports

McKenna and the DHS Mechanics

The Demons were stuck in low gear.More importantly, the Demons were stalled in a listless 0-2 deficit to visiting Montrose in Saturday morning’s Southwestern League volleyball match.The Durango...

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

Demons ‘focused’ on homecoming wins

One down; one to go.The Durango High School volleyball team, ranked No. 8 in the state, won its first homecoming match 3-0 over Grand Junction Central on Friday night.The second homecoming match...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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