Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Adventures in grandparenting take relatives across the globe

There is a trend in grandparenting (and aunting, uncling and parenting, too) of taking each grandchild on an adventurewhen he or she reaches a certain age. Jim and Willa Beatty take their...

DATE: July 6, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Hot summer sun, cool vintage cars benefit a good cause

"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"> When I talk about cars, I sound the...

DATE: July 3, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Students go to D.C. for competition

align="left" lang="en-US"> It was a chance to add to their knowledge while showing off what they already knew at the National Knowledge Bowl Competition, which was held earlier this month in ...

DATE: June 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Rotary has heritage of giving

align="left" lang="en-US"> Billed as the Western Heritage Day, the activities planned by the Durango Daybreak Rotary Club for its fundraiser June 12 matched the billing.align="left"...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Lure of gold leads to a harsh life

"font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.17in; margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0.14in" lang="en-US"> In the last few years, there...

DATE: June 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Grillin' the day away for the WRC

Gentlemen, start your grills! Year after year, the men of La Plata County bring their "A game" to Men Who Grill, afundraiser for the Women's Resource Center. They pull out their spatulas, forks...

DATE: June 16, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Cowbelles celebrate agriculture's value

"font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.17in; margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0.14in;" lang="en-US"> As one drives the highways and...

DATE: June 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Carnegie Hall is old home week for Mack

There's an old joke that goes: "A man gets into a taxi in New York and asks the driver, 'How do you get to CarnegieHall?' The cabbie responds, 'Practice.'" The practice that newly minted Fort...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Durango building community honored at award ceremony

When talking to groups, I say that my goal when I write Neighbors is to bring people together, tell them what'shappening, what matters - in effect, to help strengthen our community. On Wednesday,...

DATE: May 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Volunteers feast at Manna Soup's 25th anniversary

"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"> In the very model of the local food...

DATE: May 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Tea marks rite of passage for graduating girls

"font-style: normal; line-height: 0.17in; margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0.14in" lang="en-US"> It is a big deal, graduating from high school,...

DATE: May 15, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Night of Spanish music, food a hit

This story should probably begin with a disclaimer. I have lived in Spain and love the country, its culture, food, music - just about everything. So when a party is billed as Spanish music and...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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