Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

FLC alumni visit after achieving success in their fields

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist Fort Lewis College alumni Tara Trask and Ramona Pierson visited campus last week on a trip that was equal parts reunion, reflection and inspiration for students. I...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill ends 2016, starts 2017 with a bang

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist To say Seasons Rotisserie and Grill is in the middle of a big three months is an understatement. In December, the downtown mainstay held its annual anniversary...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Sweethearts of the Arts fetes three honorees

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist The dulcet tones of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” filled the Durango Arts Center on Feb. 9 to conclude the Sweetheart of the Arts presentation, but there was much...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Hannah Primack celebrates her 90th in style

Having missed a month of birthdays because I was on medical leave, we’ll start fresh with birthdays starting Feb. 1. Here’s hoping the January celebrants had great birthdays, and that these...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Deputy Jeremiah Lee honored by Colorado Cattlemen

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist I don’t know whether it’s because the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association writes great recommendations or if our local law enforcement agencies are more...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Trails 2000 event is one of the hottest tickets in town

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist Thirty minutes. That’s how long it took to sell out Trails 2000’s 25th dinner and auction when ticket sales went live. I believe that puts the event in the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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