Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Topping it off with fun, fashion

There’s been a whole lot of fashion going on this month in Durango, so we probably forfeited the title USA Today gave us more than 20 years ago, the “Least Fashion Conscious in America.” (No, it...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Love blooms at age 90

She was utterly glowing as she bid her friends farewell before moving to California for her wedding and new life.Fran Berven, who turned 90 this summer, said she is having the most exciting year of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Feeding the needy together

It is no secret that our friends and neighbors are hurting – needing help to keep their families fed and housed.A key player in the fight to make sure that no one goes hungry is Manna Soup Kitchen,...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

From Hollywood to Broadway

There’s going to be a lot of pink and purple around town this month. Not only is it Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink), it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month (purple). People will be...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Substance-abuse program for teens loses funding

  Substance-abuseprogram for teens loses funding September16, 2003 By Patricia Miller Herald Staff WriterChoices are narrowing for Choices, an alcohol and drug-treatmentprogram for teenagers...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Fashion supports furry friends

Fun, fashion and our furry friends were the theme of the day at Struttin’ at the Strater on Saturday afternoon. A fundraiser for the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs and Durango’s Dogster’s Spay &...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Auction boosts Adaptive Sports

"text-indent: 0.14in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.17in; text-decoration: none;" align="left" lang="en-US"> It was a wonderful and bittersweet...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Dene Thomas amuses, inspires

New Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas has made a concerted effort to get out in the community - attendinggatherings, working a booth at the farmers market, riding the train and, on Sept. 10,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Female energy permeates Girl’s Night Out

There is something so exciting about a large group of women – women of all sizes, shapes, ages and walks of life – coming together to celebrate accomplishments, landmarks and the power of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Walking to cure Alzheimer’s

As you sit over your morning coffee reading Neighbors, Deke Luhmann is making sure his shoes are in good shape for his 11th annual walk to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and this...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Party celebrates Zinks’ wetlands

There are national banks, branch banks, savings and loan banks, investment banks and even organ and blood banks. But this week, I heard for the first time about wetlands banks.Wetlands are an...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Two 60th birthdays call for one big slumber party

What’s the ultimate gift for two dear friends who are turning 60? In the fast paced, überconnected lifestyle we all seem to live today, the gift of precious time, unplugged, disconnected from every...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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