Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

All aboard St. Columba Cruiseliner to benefit school

From the time the passport arrived in the mail, it was clear the 16th annual St. Columba School fundraiser would be another extravaganza. (The passport was the ticket.) Held every fall,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Halloween trick-or-treater shows off best costume ever

Princesses, vampires and mummies. Fairies, Darth Vader and Octomom. Bears, cats and even a tiny mushroom or two. But only one critter pulled off the costume of the year this Halloween. Jenny ...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

October events end on a sweet pink note at gala

Less travel, easier treatment and more options are now available for people diagnosed with breast cancer in our area. And we all know that being away from one's support network is stressful,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Romping through the tulips

When I saw Mr. Action Line and avid gardener Mike Smedley was planning a lecture about tulips for the Life-Long Learning Series put on by the Professional Associates of Fort Lewis College, I...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Celebrating recovery, pretty in pink

Billed as "Loving Shabby Chic," The Pink Ribbon Affair was equal parts acknowledgement of the gravity of breast cancer, celebration of people who have recovered from it and support for those...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Tea is served as Parker says thanks

The combination of Victorian mores and styles with the Wild West that was Durango in the 1880s and 1890s makes our town’s history fascinating and fun.This year marked the second annual Durango...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

The Hayeses wish their guests 'Bon Appétit'

Time after time, organization after organization, auction after auction, dinners with one theme or another are offered for bidding. I have sat with groups that marveled at how much money folks...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Participants mount up for Cadence fundraiser in Dolores

 Cadence Therapeutic Riding Center does great work using horseback riding as therapy for folks recuperating from injuries, strokes and illnesses as well as those with mental and physical...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Poetry, songs, friends mark Hope Hamilton's birthday

What are the odds of moving to La Plata County and finding out that your birthday coincides with your favorite event in your new home? Hope Hamilton has lived here for a number of years, and every...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Rotary Club oompahs its way to fun during Oktoberfest

With an oompah here and an oompah there, the Rotary Club of Durango’s first Oktoberfest was a fun way to celebrate harvest time.Money raised will go toward local scholarships and community...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Dinner helps Music in the Mountains

It was a disappointingly small crowd when Music in the Mountains held its new tradition of a gourmet repast at the Sow's Ear.I say disappointing because there were empty seats at a meal that was...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

The PMS Bettys just want to have fun

Many groups have missions such as supporting the arts, mentoring young people and improving education in schools. The Pantaloon Maverick Society (PMS) Bettys, however, are organized to have fun...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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