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Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

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A fishy tale: The one that got away was ‘thiiiis big’

Neighbors has been the space where galas, adventures and creative events of all sorts have made an appearance, but once a year, it’s all about the fish. The Dos Mosca Fly-Fishing Tournament is a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Recovering from this year, counting down to next

Call it festival fatigue or a festival hangover, but music lovers are still recovering from what may well have been the finest season ever of Music in the Mountains. (And since I’ve attended at...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

After the trail comes the grub for chow time

Back in the days when cowboys herded cattle long miles to the railhead to ship them to market, there was no more welcome sight at the end of the day than the chuck wagon. Getting those little...

DATE: July 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

A productive cycle: $75,000 for sick kids

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: finding out their child is gravely ill. For local families facing this challenge, Children’s Hospital Colorado provides treatment, often life-saving treatment,...

DATE: July 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Saving a beautiful place

It’s a sure bet most folks who live in Southwest Colorado would name our gorgeous natural surroundings as one of the reasons they love it here. But in a county that has doubled in size in my...

DATE: July 23, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Pops Night pops with energy and good fun

The music, the food, the decorations, folks dressed to the nines, the chance to socialize ... all make Pops Night at Music in the Mountains one of the most special events of the year, and this year...

DATE: July 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Friends of Arts enjoy a whizz-bang musician

Thursday was slightly overcast and thus absolutely comfortable for a July luncheon on the veranda of Mary Husemoller’s gorgeous Lake Durango home. The occasion was the annual Durango Friends of the...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Malan delights at festival’s Summer Soiree

Franz Liszt groupie Petronel Malan did her crush on the “rock star” composer proud Sunday night at the Music in the Mountains Summer Soiree at Durango Mountain Resort. And her tributes to Haydn,...

DATE: July 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Daddy Fest! sparks curiosity

Moms get chocolates, flowers, meals out and mushy cards on their big day, but most dads are happy to receive some grilling equipment or perhaps a nice tie on theirs. The folk at the Durango...

DATE: June 28, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Saturday in the park with Friends of the Arts

The Durango Friends of the Arts did it again, creating a perfect summer day in the park. On Saturday, the organization held its second annual Artists Market at Santa Rita Park, to the delight of...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Flying golf balls kick off event

For 19 years, the women golfers from the Glacier Club and Dalton Ranch Golf Club have come together to use their beloved game to raise money for local causes. Called the Columbine Classic Duet,...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Tribute to the West provides hope for dyslexic students

The day was hot – too hot – but the party was the definition of cool as supporters of the Liberty School gathered for Round Up on the Animas on June 9. Set on the Little Fishes property owned by...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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