Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

An icy start to Music in Mountains 2014 season

The evening was warm, but the party was a tad on the icy side when Music in the Mountains held its Kickstart Martini Party at Toh-Atin Gallery March 23. Icy in terms of chilling the martinis, icy...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors Sipping soup, raising money for Hospice

One could attend a fundraiser every few days in this giving community, but few events warm the body and soul like Hospice of Mercy’s Soup for the Soul. This year’s event was held March 19 at the...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Tuesday Lit members show mastery of Blarney

As a big fan of traditions, I love an event that swings around every year about this time. Tuesday Literary Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party either lightens up the end of winter or serves as a...

DATE: March 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

‘Whodunit’ is fruitful for school

Silent auctions selling art can be a dime a dozen, but Mountain Middle School event organizers found a way to ramp up their proceeds by injecting mystery into the process. They presented all kinds...

DATE: March 14, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Can’t stop marveling about these women

There’s no shortage of extraordinary women in this community, so the Women’s Resource Center had its work cut out for it when trying to decide who to select for its Extraordinary Women Character,...

DATE: March 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Raising the roof at Burning Down the House

It wasn’t a positive thing when several downtown businesses burned down six years ago, but positive things have come out of it. One of those is Burning Down the House, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill’s...

DATE: March 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Transported around the world in 13 dishes

One of Rotary International’s strengths is its reach around the world, with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. So it was a perfect idea when the Durango High...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Chocolate and hearts unite

Sometime’s Durango’s romantics only get to choose which restaurant will best set the scene to say, “I love you” on Valentine’s Day. This year, they had some options, and as far as I can tell, it...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

A lot of love in the air

Red was the color du jour, roses abounded, and love was the theme at the Durango Choral Society’s Wine, Women and Song on Valentine’s Day. The event was held at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, but one...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

France and chocolate are parfait together

Ooh là là! The Volunteers of America gave chocolate bakers and artisans the perfect inspiration this year when the organization chose “Chocolat de Paris” as the theme for the 28th annual Chocolate...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Celebrating the sweetest of all

When the Durango Arts Center first began its Sweetheart of the Arts honor for people who have made significant contributions to the arts in our community, I thought they might quickly drain the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Cheers! Here’s to 60 more years

It has been said most people are more afraid of public speaking than death – they’d rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. You can’t say that about the members of Durango Earlybird...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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