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Ute Mountain rodeo entertains Friday night crowdThe winner of the mutton busting shies away from a hug with Miss Rodeo New Mexico during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9861300The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8321300The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8841300The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8451271The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8881300The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1144950Children compete in the stick pony races at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1176950Children compete in the stick pony races at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)10241300The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo and carnival on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)7871300Matt Merritt entertains the crowd during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9101300Logan Peterson competes on Friday night in the bareback riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1118950Tim Murphy competes on Friday night in the bareback riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9921300Spur Lacasse competes on Friday night in the bareback riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)10091300Mike Solberg competes on Friday night in the bareback riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1096950Chisum Docheff competes on Friday night in the steer wrestling competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9401300Mike Solberg competes on Friday night in the bareback riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9411300Chenae Vest competes on Friday night in the barrel racing during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9071300Mike Solberg competes on Friday night in the bareback riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9841300Children compete in the stick pony races at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8631300Children compete in the stick pony races at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8951300Josh Frost competes on Friday night in the steer wrestling competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1239950Kyle Broce competes on Friday night in the steer wrestling competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9441300Mutton busting is always fun to watch during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)740950Mutton busting is always fun to watch during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)599950Mutton busting is always fun to watch during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)582950Stuart Hoar competes in the tie down competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1136950Rooster Yazzie competes in the tie down competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14481300Ryan Belew competes in the tie down competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)7701300A rider competes in the saddle bronc riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1425950A rider competes in the saddle bronc riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8861300Josh Davison competes in the saddle bronc riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1212950A rider competes in the saddle bronc riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1046600Lakota Bird competes in the breakaway roping competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8621300Sherry Cervi competes in the barrel racing competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9121300Kim Schulze competes in the barrel racing competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1133950Molly Otto competes in the barrel racing competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1017950Kelly Yates competes in the barrel racing competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9341300Corye Daily competes in the bull riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8731300A rider competes in the bull riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)617950A rider competes in the bull riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)10261300A rider competes in the bull riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)794950Mutton busting is always fun to watch during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)627950A rancher in the crowd shows off his dancing skills during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8761300Wade Jay Stansfield competes in the saddle bronc riding competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1425950Bobby Kerr, along with his mustangs and dogs, entertains the crowd during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8551300Bobby Kerr, along with his mustangs and dogs, entertains the crowd during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)7901300Leigh Ann Billingsley competes in the breakaway roping competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9051300Tye Reddell and Wyatt Lacey compete in the team roping competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)6801300Wendy Mckee competes in the barrel racing competition during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9231300A rider competes in the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo on Friday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1238950
720397Zack Jongbloed is a rising rodeo star. He proved it with this smoking 4.2-second run in the Thursday night steer wrestling. (Courtesy Ute Mountain Rodeo)Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo has a fierce return to actionCowboys ready to ride after 2020 season went bustThe first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association performance of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo was full of high-scoring rides and fast times Thursday night to set the pace for this weekend’s competitors.“Across the board, we are seeing record numbers of contestants,” said Madelaine Gaskey, spokeswoman for the Ute Mountain Rodeo. “With no rodeos last year, everyone is coming back strong this year.”Always a fan favorite, the bull riding was packed with action. “While there were a lot of close rides to making the eight second buzzer, only two cowboys completed the task,” Gaskey said.One of those cowboys was Paulden, Arizona, cowboy JC Mortensen. He set the bar high for the weekend with his 89-point ride on Honeycutt Rodeo’s Cajun Rouge.In the timed events, New Mexico cowgirl Leia Pluemer came with one goal in mind: To reclaim her 2019 UMR barrel racing title. “With a 17.54-second run she set the pace in the barrel racing event but will have to wait till Saturday to see if she can walk away a back-to-back champion,” Gaskey said.0VideoYouTube480360Rising ProRodeo star Zack Jongbloed of Iowa, Louisiana, entered to compete at the Roundup in hopes to continue to climb the PRCA all-around standings. A contestant is considered an all-around cowboy if he competes in two or more events. The challenge is being successful in both, consistently. At 22 years old, Jongbloed competes in both the steer wrestling and tie-down roping events. He is currently sitting first in the steer wrestling with his 4.2-second run and is tied for second with his 12.3-second run in the tie-down roping at the Roundup.Local cowboy Tanner Lockhart of Mancos finished Thursday night in fifth place in saddle bronc riding.htmlThe rodeo will continue today and Saturday, showcasing some of the top rodeo cowboys and cowgirls in the world. On Friday frontline health care workers will be honored, and Saturday’s performance will honor the active military and veterans.The Ute Mountain Rodeo is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo circuit.Animals are provided by Honeycutt Rodeo Inc., an award-winning PRCA stock contractor with more than eight decades of rodeo experience“Their four-legged athletes will leave fans on the edge of their seats as they experience America’s ‘first extreme sport’ of rodeo,” Gaskey said.Competition gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20, or $17 for children, for age 3 and under.On Saturday, there will be a Ute Mountain Rodeo parade down Montezuma Ave. beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday night at the fairground’s indoor arena, Texas country performer Tanner Usrey will perform at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.Information on the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo can be found on the Ute Mountain Roundup website or Facebook page.Information on the rodeo and rodeo results can be found on the PRCA website.Tanner Lockhart of Mancos competes in the saddle bronc riding at the Ute Mountain Roundup in 2017. (Sam Green/The Journal file)<strong id="strong-df1ac1a53e125cec62a03f55e327062c">Thursday’s results</strong>Bareback riding leaders1. Jade Taton, 82.52. Evan Betony, 80.53. Chase Vossler, 73.54. Zachariah Phillips, 68Steer wrestling leaders1. Zack Jongbloed, 4.2 seconds2. Dalton Burgener, 7.53. Bubba Boots, 14.74. Dirk Tavenner, 19.55. Avery Jamerman, 24.7Team roping leaders1. Quinn Kesler/Caleb Hendrix, 4.8 seconds2. Hagen Peterson/Jace Nielsen, 9.93. Greg Martin/Matt Sherwood, 13.54. Dylin Ahlstrom/Wyatt Ahlstrom, 20.7Saddle bronc riding leaders1. Reed Neely, 78 points2. Kolby Kittson, 74.53. Jade Taton, 69.54. QTaylor, 69No other qualified rides.Tie-down roping leaders1. Garrett Jacobs, 9.6 seconds2. (tie) Zack Jongbloed, Marvin Tavarez Jr. and Monty James, 12.3 Barrel racing leaders1. Leia Pluemer, 17.54 seconds2. Shali Lord, 17.563. Cheyenne Hattesen, 17.654. Oceana Champion, 17.725. Tyra Kane, 17.756. Megan Champion, 17.88.Bull riding leaders1. JC Mortensen, 89 points2. Daniel Lambright, 82Total payoff: $72,822.16352000
Cowboys ready to ride after 2020 season went bust
Durango thumps Montezuma-Cortez on home field, 19-2Panthers fall to 8-7 overall in lossDemons pitcher Elias Fidler watches his pitch head over the plate Tuesday against M-CHS Panthers at Parque de Vida in Cortez.19183000Catcher Braden Hallman tags a Durango base runner for an out Tuesday against Durango Tuesday in Cortez. 27593000Gage Mestas tags Dylan Kibel at second base for an out against the Panthers.19843000Chase Robertson makes a catch for an out with Noah Pritchard backing him up in Tuesday’s game against Montezuma-Cortez High School.20363000Korie Likes of Montezuma-Cortez fields the ball and tags first base for an out Tuesday against Durango. 30002220The Panthers’ Ernie Padilla slides safely into third as the ball arrives in the mitt of Cal Walsh Tuesday in Cortez. The Durango Demons defeated Montezuma-Cortez, 18-2.29413000
Panthers fall to 8-7 overall in loss
49th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro road racesRiders make their way to Silverton over two mountain passes43812670Jerry McBride/Durango Herald 05-29-21-Durango- The men's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton.Evelyn Dong placed third in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's road race in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9641300Sarah Sturm placed second in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's road race in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1424950The 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1029950The 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8871300The 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8781300Riley Amos winner of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald994600The 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Ned Overend placed seventh in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9021300Ron Wysocki gets ready to lead riders out of Durango on Saturday during the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9641300Riley Amos of Durango crosses the finish line on Saturday winning the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11241600Spectators watch the peloton pass by during the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic as they ride up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7201300The women's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8461300The women's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9321300The women's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Scott Simmons rides in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race on Saturday. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10821600The men's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7561600The women's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6471300The men's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6411300Erin Huck crosses the finish line on Saturday winning the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's race in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11701600Erin Huck leads the peloton on Saturday through the valley during the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's race. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9521600Three riders break away from the peloton during the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in the Animas Valley on their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8271300The men's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up Molas Pass on their way to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6981300Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9591300The men's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald26704381 Riley Amos this years 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race winner climbs Molas Pass on Saturday by himself. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1411600The women's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1318950The women's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8191300The men's peloton in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday make their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1484950Howard Grotts places second in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race on Saturday on their way to Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9131300Joseph Bacala rides up Coal Bank Pass in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1450950 U.S. Highway 550 is closed for the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday morning at Purgatory Resort. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7981300Jeff Smith gets ready to ride in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday morning in Durango. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7801300Erin Huck crossed the finish line Saturday to win the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's road race in Silverton. She finished five seconds in front of defending champ Sarah Sturm. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald911600Riley Amos, center, winner of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race, talks with Fortunato Ferrara, who placed third on Saturday morning in Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8811300 Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race gets ready for the start on Saturday morning in Durango. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10671600Riley Amos this years 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race winner flies down Coal Bank Pass on Saturday with fingers on on brake just in case he'd have to slow down. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10481576Riders get ready on East Second Avenue near 32nd Street on Saturday for the start of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race starting on Saturday. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders get ready on East Second Avenue near 32nd Street on Saturday for the start of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race starting on Saturday. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8331300Riders get ready on East Second Avenue near 32nd Street on Saturday for the start of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race starting on Saturday. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1425950Riders get ready on East Second Avenue near 32nd Street on Saturday for the start of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race starting on Saturday.Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10631300Three riders break away from the peloton during the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in the Animas Valley on their way up to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9701300Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1147950 Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300 Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8771300Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)3741300Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)7541300 Riders in the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday on their way to Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)73615656951300Cycling lovers watch as riders get ready on East Second Avenue near 32nd Street on Saturday for the start of the 2021 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race starting on Saturday.8671300
Riders make their way to Silverton over two mountain passes
Montezuma-Cortez vs. BayfieldThe Panthers drop two games to Bayfield in CortezMay 22, 2021Landon Gropp dives safely back to first base as the Bayfield pitcher tried to pick him off. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)18273000May 22, 2021Ernie Padilla celebrates with a teammate after he hit an in-the-park home run with two runners on base Saturday against Bayfield. The Panthers lost the first game 13-16 and the second game 6-16. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)30002203May 22, 2021Ty Blackmer tags the Bayfield runner at first base when pitcher Ernie Padilla makes the throw for the out. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)13953000May 22, 2021Korie Likes beats the throw to home to score for M-CHS in the Bayfield game Saturday. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)21102970May 22, 2021Ty Blackmer gets a hit to bring in a run for the Panthers during a 13-16 loss to Bayfield. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)30002688May 22, 2021Dylan Kibel picks up a bunt and throws out the Bayfield batter at first base. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)30002605May 22, 2021Evan Lamunyon fields a hit and throws to first base Saturday in a 13-16 loss to Bayfield for the Panthers. (Sam Green/Special to The Journal)23323000
The Panthers drop two games to Bayfield in Cortez
Montezuma-Cortez: The Class of 2021High school graduates 138 seniors at windy Panther StadiumThe Class of 2021 at Montezuma-Cortez High School, May 20, 2021.An M-CHS graduate celebrates as she walks across the stage.20593000A graduate receives a family hug at the M-CHS graduation ceremony.21723000M-CHS graduates are all smiles as they listen to the speeches for the Class of 2021.21873000Graduates look back at the crowd during the M-CHS graduation ceremony.18593000Graduates look back at the crowd and wave to their relatives during the M-CHS graduation ceremony.21393000Valedictorian Robert Hebert gives his speech for the M-CHS graduation.30593000The salutatorian for the M-CHS Class of 2021, Destiny John, gives her speech.25353000The wind reveals what a graduate is wearing under his gown at the M-CHS graduation ceremony.20053000The Class of 2021 lines up to march in to their seats at Panther Stadium.12383000A proud graduate decorated her cap.24483000
High school graduates 138 seniors at windy Panther Stadium
Dolores grads celebrate past and look to futureClass of 2021 reminded to remember selves, valuesDavid Noah processes down Central Avenue.13331923Keegan Spurlock reclines on a truck bed.13332000Akira Edwards beams at parade onlookers.13332000Grace Buress was this year's class president.12571939An excited member of the class of 2034.13332000School board members and administrators await the ceremony's beginning.12791802Justin Brunner was this year's salutatorian.13181698Graduation caps saw some creative decorations.12511622Graduation caps saw some creative decorations.12511622Nina Hufman was this year's valedictorian.11311129Dolores P.E. teacher Brooke Elder was this year's keynote speaker.13531356The parade was led by police and fire officials.13131967Family and friends filled the Dolores gym for this year's ceremony.12921856Dolores School District Re-4A Superintendent Lis Richard thanks students, staff, and parents for their hard work in arriving at graduation day.10471488Teddy Bear Preschool graduates followed behind in a parade of their own13332000
Class of 2021 reminded to remember selves, values
Riders return for 12 Hours of Mesa Verde raceLast year’s race was canceled because of coronavirus 20001496The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde race, 2021samg@the-journal.comAbout 750 competitors from around the state and the country converged Saturday on the Montezuma County Fairgrounds and Phil’s World for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde endurance mountain biking race.The proceeds from the event, which started in 2003 as “Ride the Lightning,” go to local youth programs. Organizations that benefit include the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, the Good Samaritan Center, the School Community Youth Collaborative and more. According to the race website, the race has donated more than $500,000 to local youth organizations and programs with a focus on at-risk youth and youth empowerment since its inception in 2003.“We attract as many riders as we possibly can and donate every dime to charity,” said Race Director Nic McDonald. Last year’s race was canceled because of coronavirus concerns. About 750 riders registered this year. While it has not yet reached the amount of riders in past years, McDonald was happy about Saturday’s turnout. “We’re getting closer for sure,” McDonald said. “It’s a lot more than we expected.”Roughly 900 registered for the competition in 2019.The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde race, May 8, 2021.The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde race, 202111792000samg@the-journal.comCompetitors in Saturday’s 12 Hours of Mesa Verde ride up the hill from the tunnel that connects Phil’s World to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.14962000Dust flies as cyclists ride down the trail during the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Saturday.14422000Riders pass through the tunnel under the highway that conects Phils World to the fairgrounds during the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde.16342000A rider comes in after completing one round of the course in the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Saturday.17122000Teammates hand off as one finishes the course and the next rider takes off in the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Saturday.10842000Spectators climb on the fence for a better view of the racers in the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde.18462000Cycles are lined up ready for the next riders in the teams to take off in the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde.12402000The event kicked off at 7 a.m. Riders were on the trails all day until final shut-off at 8 p.m. Participants had the option to start one last lap at 6 p.m.Participants could take on the race solo or compete as a team. The 16.2-mile lap around the Phil’s World trail system Saturday was Evergreen, Colorado, resident Scott Trudeau’s first race.“I didn’t know what to expect,” Trudeau said. “I thought it was just a great experience. There’s a lot of great energy here, great people.”Trudeau, 54, was more accustomed to the steeper trails he had ridden before, but enjoyed the speed and flow 12 Hours had to offer. “I’d come back and do it again,” Trudeau said. Trudeau’s friend, Denver resident Chris Wilcox, enjoyed the support riders received along the trails. “It was a different experience for sure,” Wilcox said. “People are nice. Everyone’s pretty cool.”
Last year’s race was canceled because of coronavirus
Strater Hotel sold The Strater Hotel, owned for decades by Rod Barker and his family, sold the hotel this week to Ross Garrett, who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 1600 1085 Rod Barker, owner of the Strater Hotel, talks about the history of the hotel. Photo by Jerry McBride false 1225 656 Durango Herald file false 1542 1028 The Diamond Belle Saloon is often busy with patrons eating, drinking and listening to ragtime piano. Photo by The Durango Herald false 2274 1591 Durango Herald file false 1940 1487 The Colorado Mounted Rangers and others march past the Strater Hotel during the 21st annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering parade on Oct. 3, 2009, in downtown Durango. Photo by The Durango Herald false 1542 1034 Durango Herald file false 1150 1648 A young Rod Barker, owner of the Strater Hotel, stands inside his historic business in this undated photograph. Durango Herald file false 1318 2322 DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - 08/20/12 - Riders head south toward the Strater Hotel on Main Avenue during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Durango. false
The Strater Hotel, owned for decades by Rod Barker and his family, sold the hotel this week to Ross Garrett, who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Rail car restoration The Galloping Goose Historical Society in Dolores works on restoring five rail cars that ran on area rialroad tracks. 1600 1088 Galloping Goose Historical Society members from left, Chris Pranskatis, Ben Deason, Joe Becker and Bill Wolf work on Friday taking a door off of a stock railcar that was built in 1903 to transport livestock. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing the car and four other types of of narrow-gauge railcars to put on display in Dolores. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1577 1010 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1274 943 Galloping Goose Historical Society member, Chris Pranskatis, works on taking off a door on Friday of a stock railcar in Dolores that was built in 1903 to transport livestock. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing the car and four other types of of narrow-gauge railcars to put on display in Dolores. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1600 1069 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 600 725 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1300 1486 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1300 532 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1600 1067 Galloping Goose Historical Society members from left, Ben Deason, Bill Wolf Chris Pranskatis and Joe Becker work on Friday taking a door off of a stock railcar that was built in 1903 to transport livestock. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing the car and four other types of of narrow-gauge railcars to put on display in Dolores. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 950 1406 A railcar that dumps its load from the bottom is a car that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1545 980 A railcar that dumps its load from the bottom is a car that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1300 1300 At some point someone carved the Tommy Boy Mine into a beam in a box car that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1600 1126 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 950 1278 At some point someone wrote their name in a box car that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1600 1067 A railcar that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on the local narrow-gauge. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1600 1064 Bill Wolf, with the Galloping Goose Historical Society, describes how wooden panels could slide down for air circulation on one of the box cars that the society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on local narrow-gauge tracks. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true 1300 1283 One of two box cars that the Galloping Goose Historical Society is fixing up in Dolores. The historical society is in the process of stabilizing five cars that ran on local narrow-gauge tracks. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald true
The Galloping Goose Historical Society in Dolores works on restoring five rail cars that ran on area rialroad tracks.