Jim Sojourner

Position: Sports Writer

Email: jsojourner@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4540

About: Jim Sojourner has been with the Durango Herald since 2011, serving first as a sports intern before being hired on as a sports writer. Before joining the Herald ... he worked as a reporter, photographer and social media coordinator for the Trinidad Chronicle-News. While earning his degree in journalism at Colorado State University, he also spent more than three years working as a reporter, columnist and editor at his collegiate paper, The Rocky Mountain Collegian, which is Colorado's only student-run daily newspaper. He graduated from Colorado State in 2011. Sojourner has received numerous awards – including as managing editor when the Collegian was named one of the top-three student newspapers in the country – from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Hearst Foundation, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Colorado Press Association.

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New bicycle tour to roll through Durango

Cycling with service. That’s the goal of a brand-new bicycling tour set to roll into Durango on July 23 on its inaugural jaunt through the San Juan Mountains. The 109 West Bicycle Tour will start...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

BHS emphasizes teaching in new sports hires

Bayfield High School has a pair of new educators. In the classroom and on the court and track, too. BHS hired Randy Stephens to fill the Wolverines’ boys basketball coaching spot and Joshua Walton...

DATE: July 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Little League World Series starts here

The road to the World Series begins in Durango. This weekend, three local teams take to the diamond to settle which Four Corners town boasts the best ballplayers. But there’s more than local pride...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Keep those lights on in Ignacio

Go ahead and leave the lights on, Ignacio. Boxing legend James Toney is happy to turn them out. First up: Those lamps behind Kenny Lemos’ eyes in the Rumble in the Rockies II eight-round main...

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Steel proves stronger than Silicone

Steel is stronger that Silicone? Who knew? But if there was ever any doubt, the Durango Roller Girls’ Team Steel put it rest Saturday night at Chapman Hill, trouncing Team Silicone in an intrasquad...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Roller Girls ready to spoil the fresh meat

It’s only fresh meat until it gets pulverized. In that case, the Durango Roller Girls’ Sharifa the Shredder and Tyrannosaurus Bex only wear the tag of “fresh” for another day. Because when Steel...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Sports

This is familiar: ‘Ott prevails again’

Logan Ott knows how to get to the Durango Sports Club.In fact, he’s making something of a habit out of it.Ott, a Mancos High School and Fort Lewis College alumnus, cruised the 13.1 miles from...

DATE: June 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Sports

Steamworks runs with the same recipe:

If it ain’t broke ... The annual Steamworks Half Marathon is one of those things. “We don’t mess with a winning formula, so it’s pretty much identical to last year,” race director Matthew Krichman...

DATE: June 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS emphasizes teaching in new sports hires

Bayfield High School has a pair of new educators. In the classroom and on the court and track, too. BHS hired Randy Stephens to fill the Wolverines’ boys basketball coaching spot and Joshua Walton...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Contagion begins with Patient Zero

If hard work is contagious, Joe Maloney is Patient Zero. For four years, Maloney, now a senior on the Durango High School track and field team, has carried the work ethic virus as it’s wriggled...

DATE: May 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Keresey resigns as DHS AD

Sheldon Keresey has resigned after serving as Durango High School athletic director for seven years, Durango School District 9-R announced Tuesday. Keresey’s resignation punctuates a tumultuous 18...

DATE: May 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Hawkins hoists Bayfield track on his shoulders

BAYFIELD – Forget the arm, Michael Hawkins broke the Bayfield High School shot put record with his mind. It’s a mind that’s broken the record over and over again in dreams and visualizations, and...

DATE: May 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports