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

Neighbors: Volunteers of America shares it successes

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist It would be easy to look at the Durango Community Shelter or the Southwest Safehouse simply as safe roofs over the heads of people in...

No injuries in crash involving school bus

SUV strikes bus near Animas Valley Elementary

Durango, Bayfield schools get voters’ support

Bayfield bond issue a nail-biter

Durango Public Library offers reading recommendations based on tattoos

The Durango Public Library has gone hip. Show them your tattoo, and librarians will offer recommendations for books, movies and music you might enjoy. “We wanted to sho...

Neighbors: Purgatory stalwarts inducted in Hall of Fame

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist In 1982, Jim “Hoody” Hards hired recent Durango High School graduate Mike McCormack as a lift operator and ticket checker at Purgatory...

Neighbors: Colorado Plateau art supports Mesa Verde Foundation

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Mesa Verde National Park is a diamond in the crown of our area and a significant economic driver. Yet, as a community, we have not tak...

Bicyclists of all ages celebrate Durango DEVO

Organizations works with 950 cyclists ages 2-18

Celebrating spooky occasions

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will celebrate Halloween ... and the birthdays of Willa Beatty, Bud Beebe, Shawna Long, Sh...

Foucault pendulum installed at Fort Lewis College

Scientific instrument in new hall on campus

Neighbors: Durango Friends of the Arts’ fundraiser a success

It would take some serious research to figure out how many times yours truly has written about the Durango Friends of the Arts in the 16-plus years of the Neighbors column. But I know it’s b...

Neighbors: Ernestine Brewer hits century mark

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of Durango’s grande dames became a centenarian Thursday. Ernestine Brewer hit her century mark surrounded by friends a...

Neighbors: Style ‘N’ Stone designers keep making the world better

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist The Style ‘N’ Stones benefit jewelry sale was held for the 12th year in September. Every year, each designer donates at least 30 perce...