Ann Butler

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

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Durango High School’s thespians own the stage in Denver

Class after class at Durango High School delights theater lovers with their skills and talent, and members of this year’s Thespian Troupe 1096 are no exception. Earlier this month, 27 students...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Durango’s littlest Cheesehead roots for mom’s team

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist When Coloradans break out the orange everything as the Denver Broncos suit up to take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, one little Durango Cheesehead will root...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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A song of joy to kick off the holiday season

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist There are some traditions that are key to making the holidays bright, and the Durango Choral Society’s “A Traditional Family Christmas” is one of them for me. It’s...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Nolan Reed comes home to delight music lovers

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It’s always exciting to see a young person who grew up in Durango shine out in the world, and that’s certainly true of violinist Nolan Reed, who was so good in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Locals celebrate birthdays, anniversaries

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist Decking the halls for their birthdays are Carter House, Dell Manners, Kyle Branson, Eve Gilmore, Don Cornutt, Norman Broad, Rita Lee, Richard Gallavan, Jim...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Dogster’s is looking for a little love for the holidays

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist While you’re planning your holiday giving, don’t forget about our four-legged friends. Dogster’s Spay and Neuter Program, all-too-appropriately known as D-SNIP,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Leadership La Plata builds understanding

Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that our country has been bitterly divided in attitudes, in geography and in beliefs over the past two years. Being inclusive has always been a hallmark of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Neighbors: A time to thank first responders

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist First responders are around our community prepared to protect and serve, but how often do we stop to thank them for that service? The Hundred Club dedicates one...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Jim Bolen honored by Kiwanis Club of Durango

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Congratulations go to Jim Bolen, who was recently named the latest Lusche Fellow of the Kiwanis Club of Durango. The award is named for Norris Lusche, a former...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Ringing the Salvation Army bell makes the holidays bright

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of my favorite activities during the holidays is ringing the Salvation Army bell. My rule is to keep ringing the bell and wish everyone who walks by a “Merry...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Decorating with poinsettias for their celebrations

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Recovering from their Thanksgiving indulgences for their birthdays are Renate Widder, Bill Webbe, Ted Carr, John Geer, Sam Kidd, Karen Siegrist, Alison Epstein,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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The Wielangs, a pioneer family, commemorated in garden

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist The next time you’re walking down the Animas River Trail behind the Durango Public Library, take a gander at the commemorative book stones in the Durango Botanical...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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