Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Friends, fun and lots of little black dresses

Every woman has at least one go-to little black dress in her closet, the one she pulls out when she wants to look good for something that requires a little dressing up. On Friday, the Durango...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Enjoying the best the community has to offer

Just as the Postal Service won’t let anything (except for budget woes, apparently) get in the way of delivering the mail, a little rough weather – OK, a lot of rough weather, with hail, lightning,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Lyons shines to support Community Concert Hall

There’s something powerful about intimacy, the intimacy of familiarity, the intimacy of old friends, the intimacy of well-loved music. All of those were in play at Jazz on the Hill on Saturday,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Here’s to Tuesday Lit and its 75th birthday

Its beginnings were low key – the daughters and daughters-in-law of Reading Club of Durango members got tired of waiting for a spot to open in Durango’s oldest club, so they founded the Junior...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Birdies on the golf course mean more dollars for Adaptive Sports

A few weeks ago, Neighbors was all about a fishing tournament, and this week the subject is golf. No, you haven’t inadvertently turned to the sports section. This is just another case of sports in...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

‘A Thing Called Love’ for Gibbses’ golden day

There are certain traditions around 50th wedding anniversaries – the whole family gathers, there’s a lot of white and gold in the decorations and maybe those little pastel nonpareil mints. When...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Girls model fashion and commitment to giving

It was a brainstorm that led to something big when Carol Cardwell and her daughter Tiffany Aukerman decided to support a favorite cause by holding a fashion show featuring high school seniors. And...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Blinging the night away for women’s center

There is a unique energy when women get together and let their hair down, an energy that is electric and warm, full of hugs and laughter. That energy was sparkling Friday night at the Women’s...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Visit to winery is a happy birthday for Jones

When Rochelle Mann bid on seats for a brunch and private tour of the Guy Drew Winery at a fundraiser in May, she had something special in mind. It was scheduled for Aug. 11, which just happened to...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

No more cheese-grater elbows and knees

Big brothers – not the George Orwell kind, but the older sibling kind – are expected to give their little brothers and sisters a hard time, but defend them against all comers the rest of the time....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Rakowski honored by Gov. John Hickenlooper

AmeriCorps is an exciting concept, engaging more than 80,000 Americans in service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups. Since its founding in 1994, more than...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Quilts, jams, bunnies and barbecue at the fair

There was something for everyone at the La Plata County Fair last week, but for young people involved in 4-H, it was the week of the year. The La Plata County 4-H Council has 17 4-H clubs under its...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

click here to add your event
Area Events