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Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Leadership La Plata ponders health and human services

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist The March session of Leadership La Plata addressed the sector of health and human services. In a class designed by Rachel Bauske and Stacy Reuille-Dupont and...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Soup nourishes body and soul at Hospice of Mercy event

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist Hospice of Mercy’s much-anticipated Soup for the Soul is one of the big fundraisers of spring – even if it took place five days before the spring equinox. More...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Flowers are abloom for this week’s celebrants

By Ann Butler neighbors columnist The community is running a spring fever for the birthdays of: Jim Robertson, Richard Gjere, Dottie Robinson, Tom Duke, Tamara Volz, Geri Mulligan, Craig Wright, Vi...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Stories unite us in the human condition

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist The stories on the theme of trust were personal, powerful, oftentimes funny and touched everyone in the audience at the Raven Narratives outing on March 4 at the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Women’s Resource Center honors extraordinary businesswomen

By ann Butler Neighbors columnist There are a number of activities during Women’s History Month in Durango, and one of my favorites is the Women’s Resource Center’s Extraordinary Women Awards. This...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

The luck of the Irish is with Tuesday Literary Club

The Tuesday Literary Club and the Irish Embassy Pub were a match made in heaven when the former held its annual St. Paddy’s Day Party at the latter Tuesday night. About 18 members and associates...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Spring is sprung for locals’ birthdays and anniversaries

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Flowers are abloom for the birthdays of: Cathy Roberts, Joan Sippy, Mary Shaw, Bethany Bieth, Robert Ludwig, Jane Pearson, Taylor Bray, Gisele Pansze, Judy...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Community Foundation, businesses give to nonprofits

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of the best parts of the beginning of a year is looking back at the generosity of the community in the previous year. The Community Foundation Serving...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Friends ask community to help family hit with medical woes

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist Health care is much in the news today, but the subject isn’t just about policy discussions and maneuvering – it’s about real families struggling to pay medical...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

La Plata County residents mark another year

The forecast is mostly sunny with a brief chance of showers for the birthdays of: Bev Sinclair, Sean Franklin, Diann Wylie, Katie Thompson, Larry Crawford, Callie Huckins, Whitney Huckins, Michael...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Budding stars shine at The Durango Voice competition

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Phase 1 of The Durango Voice was held Feb. 25 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Henry Strater Theatre. Benefiting Manna, it was a great evening of entertainment,...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Dave Spencer Classic raises money and spirits

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Every year, the Durango Adaptive Sports Association invites yours truly to join it for some of the Dave Spencer Ski Classic activities, and every year, I haven’t...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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