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

Colorado Gives Day takes place Tuesday

Number of local participants grows

Fort Lewis College determines identity in modern era

School stresses liberal arts, professional development

Fort Lewis College sees uptick in graduation rates

Efforts to retain freshmen are succeeding, too

Ignacio School District’s turnaround required everyone to buy in

IGNACIO – The clock was ticking on the But when the spring 2015 test results were released this fall, the district became one of only two in the state to come off the accountability clo...

How Ignacio turned its failing school district around

IGNACIO – The clock was ticking on the Ignacio School District as the Colorado Department of Education told it to improve results or face sanctions such as a takeover by the state, a shi...

Neighbors: A time to thank first responders

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist First responders are around our community prepared to protect and serve, but how often do we stop to thank them for that service? ...

Durango School District 9-R’s early childhood program sets example for Colorado

When Libby Culver’s phone rings, it’s just as likely to be another school district in Colorado calling for advice as it is someone in Durango School District 9-R’s early education program. ...

Jim Bolen honored by Kiwanis Club of Durango

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Congratulations go to Jim Bolen, who was recently named the latest Lusche Fellow of the Kiwanis Club of Durango. The award ...

Ringing the Salvation Army bell makes the holidays bright

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of my favorite activities during the holidays is ringing the Salvation Army bell. My rule is to keep ringing the bell and wish eve...

Decorating with poinsettias for their celebrations

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Recovering from their Thanksgiving indulgences for their birthdays are Renate Widder, Bill Webbe, Ted Carr, John Geer, Sam Kidd, Karen...

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