Position: Herald staff writer

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (970) 375-4584

About: Journalism is a second career for Ann, who began her professional life in new product development for American companies expanding their business overseas, giving her the opportunity to live in several countries in Europe and Latin America. She is a Durango native who joined The Durango Herald in her mid-40s as the Neighbors columnist in 2000 and enjoys helping to build community by reporting on the nonprofit, service club and human interest stories in La Plata County. In 2004, she became a full time staff writer and columnist. Wearing many hats, she also covers the education beat, weather and breaking news as well as writing features for the Religion Page and other parts of the paper. For more than 10 years, she was on the obituary beat, helping families tell the life stories of people connected to Southwest Colorado who had died. One of many members of the Herald staff who contributed to the Herald's Sigma Xi Award for coverage of the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002, Ann has won a plethora of awards from the Colorado Press Association, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters and the Society of Professional Journalists. Ann enjoys the arts, reading, playing bridge and Scrabble and exploring the history and natural wonders of Southwest Colorado. Read More

Fire doused ‘in a minute’ at chocolate factory

A small fire broke out in a mechanical room at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory about 8 p.m. Tuesday. “We had a training session going on around the corner at our Bodo Park station,” Durango &...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

He’s a rock star

Fort Lewis College geosciences professor Gary Gianniny is a rare breed.A renowned researcher, he also is a gifted and passionate educator.This combination earned him the title of Featured Scholar...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bruce Anderson recovering from stroke

Plans are under way to hold fundraisers for Bruce Anderson, a Durango School District 9-R board member and longtime community volunteer who is recovering from a stroke at a Denver hospital.Anderson...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Standard named historic journalism site

The Silverton Standard & the Miner has covered booms and busts, lynchings and tragedies in its 136-year history. Earlier this month, it was designated a National Historic Site in Journalism by the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brief winter storm to bring rain, snow

After a few weeks of beautiful fall weather, a hint of the coming winter may be sweeping through tonight and Wednesday.“The snow will start at (9,000) or 10,000 feet and move down to (6,000) or...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Real estate picture a mixed bag

The magic word in real estate is location, and location within La Plata County certainly made a difference in sales and prices through September this year.Bayfield real estate values continued to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals want flight study

As the Air Force asks for comments about its proposed Low Altitude Training Area in Southwest Colorado, it is getting a lot of requests for a more detailed study.“This was a low-ball, quick, easy...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Event honors city’s Victorian heritage

Durango’s Victorian and Old West heritage will be explored in a myriad of ways over the next three days as the Durango Heritage Celebration kicks off its fourth outing today.“One thing that’s new...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis Mesa meeting focuses on state trooper

State Patrol troopers have a job to do, and Fort Lewis Mesa residents want their trooper to do his with more respect to those he pulls over.More than 100 Fort Lewis Mesa residents attended a forum...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall glory may be fleeting

Those who scheduled their fall color viewing for the upcoming weekend may have left it too late.“The weather’s about to change,” said Ann Bond, public information officer for the San Juan National...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Happy 5772!

As members of one of the world’s oldest monotheistic faiths, Jews have celebrated 5771 new years in their lunar calendar. At sundown Thursday, they will begin Year 5772 with Rosh Hashana, their...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Author talks refugees and community

Refugees running for their lives from all the war-torn corners of the world intersect with the residents in a small southern town where they were resettled in author Warren St. John’s book Outcasts...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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