Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Beers recalls Mancos High 77 years later

He was the man of the hour at the centennial celebration of Mancos High School on July 24. Durangoan Robert Beers traveled to his hometown to address the crowd at the festivities with memories of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Matis still going strong after 102 years

A dapper gentleman frequently seen about town in a top hat and sporting a smile, Arvo Matis has given centenarians a good name. A Durango resident since 1930, he hit the 102 mark on July 20 with a...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Music in the Mountains goes pops

This year, everything was just plain delightful at Pops Night at Music in the Mountains, the largest fundraiser during the classical music festival's summer season.Thanks go to Durango Mountain...

DATE: July 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Escargots, champagne and friends mark French holiday

Vive la France! Liberté, egalité et fraternité! The themes of the French Revolution rang loud at the Bléger family's annual Bastille Day party July 14.This job comes with a lot of perks, and the...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Library supporters gather for Guardians

From "Eureka !" to "Aha!" to "Wow!" art lovers andlibrary supporters alike have fallen for Melissa Zink 's sculpturescalled The Guardians. And now,in a bittersweet moment, the city owns the...

DATE: July 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Romero brings passion to festival

This year's Music in the Mountains classical music festival promises to live up to its theme of ¡Pasión! if the kickoff benefit is any example. The event took place Sunday at the Durango...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Vintage clothes give something to talk about

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. No organization has more fun raising money than the Durango Friends of the Arts.They proved it again June 25, when more than 20 women dressed in their...

DATE: July 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Celebrating Fourth of July is fun now ... and then

For 233 years, Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July and the founding of our republic. Some of the ways we celebrate have changed - barbecues and camping trips - and some have remained the...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

'King' helps put fun in fundraiser

When the King of rock 'n' roll, aka Elvis, makes an appearance, you know fun cannot be far behind.In his most recent incarnation, courtesy of Allen Haight, the king kept the gang hopping at a...

DATE: July 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Whoopin' it up for Durango Daybreak Rotary event

The saying that "the third time's the charm," was certainly the case for the Durango Daybreak Rotary Club's barbecue and dance Saturday. The event moved into town to the La Plata County Fairgrounds...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Riding roads for health, community

In a community where bikes rival cars for numbers, the Trails 2000 Commuter Challenge, also known as Ride to Work Day, on Wednesday would seem to be just another day. But a number of companies made...

DATE: June 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

DHS graduate inspired by moment with Petraeus

It was more than a tad unusual, an Army general conducting the promotion ceremony for an Air Force captain. But it was a ceremony Jeremy Ludwig, who graduated from Durango High School in 2001, will...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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