Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Neighbors: Volunteers of America shares it successes

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It would be easy to look at the Durango Community Shelter or the Southwest Safehouse simply as safe roofs over the heads of people in our community who are...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Purgatory stalwarts inducted in Hall of Fame

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist In 1982, Jim “Hoody” Hards hired recent Durango High School graduate Mike McCormack as a lift operator and ticket checker at Purgatory Ski Area. Thirty-four years...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Colorado Plateau art supports Mesa Verde Foundation

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Mesa Verde National Park is a diamond in the crown of our area and a significant economic driver. Yet, as a community, we have not taken responsibility for our...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Celebrating spooky occasions

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will celebrate Halloween ... and the birthdays of Willa Beatty, Bud Beebe, Shawna Long, Shirley Buslee, Joe Herrera,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Durango Friends of the Arts’ fundraiser a success

It would take some serious research to figure out how many times yours truly has written about the Durango Friends of the Arts in the 16-plus years of the Neighbors column. But I know it’s been...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Ernestine Brewer hits century mark

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of Durango’s grande dames became a centenarian Thursday. Ernestine Brewer hit her century mark surrounded by friends and family at a catered lunch for more...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Style ‘N’ Stone designers keep making the world better

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist The Style ‘N’ Stones benefit jewelry sale was held for the 12th year in September. Every year, each designer donates at least 30 percent of all sales to the year’s...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Celebrating with family and friends

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It’s getting brisk for the birthdays of Scott Holland, Trish Sohlé, Tom Murray, Mark Prouty, Marty Prouty, MJ Moseley, Kathy Myrick, JoAnn Trimberger, Matt...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Unitarians celebrate full-time pastor

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango marked a landmark occasion in late September, and it celebrated with a bang. The fellowship has had phenomenal growth in recent years. It has gone...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: San Juan Symphony FUNraiser a success

What is better than a beautiful fall day, a lovely home with fabulous views, live music from talented musicians, great munchies and a libation or two? Not much I can think of, and I imagine the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Women who broke criminal justice barriers reminisce

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist There are reunions, and then there are reunions. I never heard back on the 50th reunion of the Class of 1966, which was the 50th class to graduate from Durango...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Museum fundraiser has menu from the past

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It’s hardly a secret yours truly is a fan of Southwest Colorado history, so there’s no way I would pass up a chance to experience some of what it was like to live...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

click here to add your event
Area Events