Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

Locals are cutting cake this week for their celebrations

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Celebrating the fact that the election is finally entering its final month as well as marking their birthdays are Tim Schaldach, Gail Stern, Jan Harrison, Bill...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold the ultimate getaway party

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of the coolest additions to Durango’s fundraising schedule returns next weekend for its second outing. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Adult Education Center gives second chances

In addition to underfunding both K-12 (42nd in the nation) and higher education, the state of Colorado has the ignominious distinction of being the only state that does not fund adult education...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Hills alive with color for birthdays, anniversaries

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It’s a perfect time to go for a mountain drive because the colors are vibrant for the birthdays of Patricia Martens, Mary (Crow) Dunlap, Marilyn Swanson, Richard...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Gold Star Weekend offers healing and comfort

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Despite the tragic death of Littleton resident Dutch Vandegrift, who was killed in a car crash, the Gold Star Parents Weekend held for the first time in Durango...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: First harvest dinner pleases diners

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist To say local foods are popular in our area is an understatement. Kristi Streiffert, managing director of Local First, said her organization has celebrated local...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Durango Heritage Celebration has Hollywood theme

The Durango Heritage Celebration has explored the community’s Victorian legacy, gone down with the Titanic, visited Greenmount Cemetery where the dead “talked” and solved a murder mystery or two. ...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Endowment brings party to honors teachers

Roberta Barr was a force of nature in Durango School District 9-R for more than 40 years, beginning her career in the one-room Falfa and Hermosa schools and ending it as the principal of not one,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: A celebration of 100 years

Take time to wish these folks happy birthday as they celebrate their Libra birthdays – although I recently read the zodiac signs have changed because of a difference in the way the earth spins as...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: 9/11 events raise money for DAC, first responders

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist As a professional partygoer, there’s nothing I hate more than hearing, “This was one of the best events I ever attended,” about an event I missed. But that’s...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Jazz on the Hill boosts endowment for Concert Hall

by Ann Butler Neighbors columnist Attending Jazz on the Hill is one of my favorite things, because it’s my only chance to get on stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Neighbors: Fundraiser to feature food from historic menus

This event is for you whether you're a foodie, a history lover or a supporter of community nonprofits. The Animas Museum is hosting a Culinary Heritage Dinner on Saturday at the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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