Position: Herald staff writer

Email: abutler@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

San Juan Symphony meets the maestro

After a season of tryouts, the San Juan Symphony selected its new music director, Thomas Heuser, in March. On May 15, supporters in both Durango and Farmington got to meet him and his family. The...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Life was a cabaret thanks to Durango Choral Society

The phrase “sing for your supper” comes to mind when thinking about the Durango Choral Society’s Cabaret fundraiser. Although, of course, they sang for our supper, more or less. The event, which...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Fancy footwork to help families with sick kids

The disco ball was twirling, and the dancers were swirling as Dance with the Durango Stars filled the Henry Strater Theatre on Saturday night. The event, a fundraiser for the Durango Derailers,...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Bruce Fassett named Cattleman of the Year

Folks in the livestock industry work hard all year, so the annual La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association Banquet offers a chance to catch up with friends, enjoy a good dinner, raise money for...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Guests have roaring good time at TLC for FLC

Between the Nash automobile and all the ladies glowing in flapper dresses and men dapper in hats, guests felt transported to the Roaring 1920s at TLC for FLC. The event, thrown by the Fort Lewis...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Soup warms heart and soul for Hospice of Mercy

If you want to see everyone in town, there’s one event that’s sure to provide an opportunity: Soup for the Soul benefitting Hospice of Mercy. Held Thursday, it was a jam-packed Exhibit Hall at the...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Music in the Mountains kicks off 30th season

It seems like only yesterday Music in the Mountains was planning a stellar celebration for its 25th anniversary. But here we are, five years later, and it’s the kickoff of the 30th season with a...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Springing jailbirds for muscular dystrophy

It only takes a little research to understand why people who volunteer to be “locked up” as a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association become passionate advocates for the families who deal...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Frolic and skiing for Adaptive Sports

What do the Abominable Snowmen, Bookworms, Fur Balls and the Gold King Swim Team have in common? Stumped? They were all team names for the 18th annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic, that one-of-a-kind...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

No hyperbole in extraordinary women moniker

In our world, if something is good, it’s awesome, great, fabulous, wonderful, cool ... But when the Women’s Resource Center honors three “Extraordinary Women” at its luncheon to kick off Women’s...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Fun and fundraising for arts

Durango Friends of the Arts spends all year raising money to supports artists and arts organizations, and it has kicked off its 2016 ventures in high style. Kicking is almost literal in the sense...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Reading Club studies creative women

Reading Club of Durango is having an inspiring year. Unlike other book clubs, they only read one, sometimes two, books together at the beginning of their program year, then present programs on the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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