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The Best of Durango

As you head north on Drive C, there are graves on the left (Row 9) with their inscrip- tions covered with moss/lichens due to weathering over time and acquired by the City from Odd Fellows who donated them in 1916.

Anna O’Reilly lived a full and rewarding life of giving. Her stone reads “Rest in peace, sweet angel.”

Early Life and Education

On a warm September morning at Fort Lewis College, the sun shone brightly while drums beat rhythmically and sweetgrass filled the air. A crowd of students, faculty, and community members gathered together to commemorate an important milestone: the removal of panels depicting it as an Indian boarding school.

Mack grew up outside, among ranch animals and oak trees. After earning her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and Sustainability, she traveled widely as a biologist in search of rare reptiles and unusual plants.

After Donna’s stepchildren graduated high school in 2017, she and her husband relocated to Durango in 2017. Donna joined Kiwanis that same year and serves on a committee responsible for selecting speakers for weekly Club meetings. Additionally, Donna serves on her daughter’s PTO board of directors and graduated from Leadership La Plata (best class ever!).

Professional Career

After winning several collegiate mountain bike championships, Sonntag decided to pursue professional cycling. He moved to Durango and quickly established himself within the local biking community; racing on both national levels (National Mountain Bike Series and Pro XC series) as well as winning many rounds in Epic Rides backcountry series races.

Sonntag could often be found skiing and fishing with his wife and daughter in the area’s mountains and river canyons, and spent 18 years working as an educator then forecaster with Colorado Avalanche Information Center avalanche safety programs. He currently resides in Crested Butte where he backcountry skis and mountain bikes; Cordell Schneider was driving a pickup truck that struck Sonntag and has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Achievement and Honors

The award honors nonprofit organizations who make significant contributions to their communities, fill an unmet need in the area, and serve with distinction. Southwest Eye Consultants was chosen as 2021’s winner; other recipients include Region 9 Economic Development and Trails 2000.

El Diablo was quickly recognized in Durango School District 9-R as a local publication and she earned numerous state and national accolades for its editorials and journalism skills. In recognition of this work, Ms. Regan was named Teacher of the Year; furthermore she garnered many state and national awards as a journalist.

After exhibiting strong spring scrimmage performances, former wide receiver Jordan Woolverton and safety Ben Finneseth could emerge as regular members of Colorado Buffaloes defense. Check out more here!

Net Worth

On his initial appearance on our list, newly elected Congress member Andrew Yang takes an impressive leap in wealth; financial disclosure forms document his minimum net worth at around $12.6 Million.

Together with his wife, an executive at a Washington consulting firm, they hold rental properties worth between $5 million and $25 million in New York and Connecticut, including an S&P mutual fund that generated at least $5 million in earnings last year.

He continues to amass millions from his popular Viper car-alarm business and other assets such as stock in his own company and Milwaukee Bucks NBA team. Additionally, he owns at least 20% of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company which brought in at least $200,000 of his earnings last year.

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