Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

DAC says bon voyage to museum

Amid farewells, good-lucks and thank-yous, there was a sense of bittersweetness as the Children’s Museum of Durango moved out of its home of more than 12 years at the Durango Arts Center on...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Bowlby is ‘en pointe’ and in record book

Imagine this: Hundreds of beautiful young dancers taking to their toes amid the green oasis of Central Park in New York City.Katy Bowlby, who competes with the Rocky Mountain Rockettes, spent a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Girl Scouts are for the (blue)birds

In this case, being for the birds is a good thing. In late July, the Girl Scouts, who are spending their summer at the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County, learned how to build bluebird houses...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Jacques earns honors for Space Camp

On a two-dimensional map of Earth, Ignacio isn’t near anywhere. But Ignacio Junior High School teacher Danny Jacques has opened the universe to his students by taking a group of them to Space Camp...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Fiesta Days queen must possess wide variety of skills, knowledge

The dust has settled in the arena after the 75th annual Durango Fiesta Days, but some lovely young ladies just are beginning their reign after its finale.The queen and her court will represent...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

WRC puts on a garden party for some old friends

While the soundtrack was classical at the Women's Resource Center's donor appreciation party, Ricky Nelson's hit “Garden Party” keeps going through my head. You know, “I went to a garden party to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

WRC puts on a garden party for some old friends

While the soundtrack was classical at the Women’s Resource Center’s donor appreciation party, Ricky Nelson’s hit “Garden Party” keeps going through my head. You know, “I went to a garden party to...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Mystery donor gives $14,000 to Fort Lewis College library

Will the mystery guest please sign in? Remember those words at the beginning of “What’s My Line?” (OK, you remember it if you’re 45 or older, anyway.)That question had to be running through the...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Call her Maestro Fisher

Wednesday night was an important night for Music in the Mountains. Pops Night is one of the most fun and the most important fundraisers of the year for the organization.This year was a bit of a...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Arvella Higby looks pretty in pink

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DATE: July 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Music in the Mountains kicks off

For music lovers, July means a veritable orgy of inspiring, illuminating, utterly enjoyable music courtesy of Music inthe Mountains. Over the weekend, the festival held two opening galas, one at...

DATE: July 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Kiwanis Club of Durango honors Kroeger, Tyner, Peel

align="left" lang="en-US"> It's probably a good thing John Peel is on the road exploring America, because he would be doing everything in his power to dissuade me from including him in this...

DATE: July 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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