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Ann Butler
Position: Staff reporter
Phone Number: (970), 375-4584

The Wielangs, a pioneer family, commemorated in garden

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist The next time you’re walking down the Animas River Trail behind the Durango Public Library, take a gander at the commemorative book st...

Hundreds gather for lighting of Durango’s Christmas Tree

Mr. and Mrs Claus delight children as tree sparkles in Buckley Park

Thankful for these births and anniversaries

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Friends and family will be expressing gratitude these people were born this week – Jeanie Van Ausdall, Theresa Amato, Denise Day, Judi...

St. Columba takes trip to the Kasbah at gala

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist There are few events in Durango planned more to the nth degree than St. Columba School’s annual gala, which is the school’s major fund...

Durango Adult Education Center provides students in need with housing

For decades, schools have known kids don’t learn well if they’re hungry or homeless. It’s not any different for older students, and the Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Daniels Fund and ...

State approves Durango separation from San Juan BOCES

Appeal possible, Department of Education says

The drama, the passion of tango is coming to Concert Hall

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist At the end of October, I took a night off from the newsroom to go watch Las Migas, a group of young women from Spain who perform music...

Durango Community Thanksgiving Dinner a tradition that keeps growing

Now in it’s 30th year, annual feast feeds more than 1,000

Neighbors: Adaptive Sports celebrates accessible recreation

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It was standing-room-only at the Durango Adaptive Sports Association’s Harvest Gala in late October. A sold-out crowd of 14...

Juniper School receives startup grant

Charter a go to open in fall 2017

Chain law in effect on Molas Pass

First major snow of season means icy roads

Durango teacher Stephanie Moran honored for work in adult education

Day in and day out, Stephanie Moran teaches adults working to improve their lives through education. The high school equivalency program manager at the “Stephanie’s commitment to quality e...