‘Neighbors’ columnist on the mend

The Durango Herald reporter and “Neighbors” columnist Ann Butler is recovering well after an emergency appendectomy Friday night. A visit to Butler on Sunday afternoon found her in good spirits and on the mend at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

Until she returns to work, her Neighbors columns will be on hold. Meanwhile, if you’d like to send Butler well-wishes and encouragement to heal and return, so she can tell you about Durango’s social scene and fundraising events, email her at abutler@durangoherald.com.