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

Fort Lewis College admits historic high-achieving Class of 2020

As Fort Lewis College gradually merges into its higher admission standards, due to take full effect in 2019, it’s seeing a corresponding improvement in the achievement levels of students. On...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R ramps up school security

In an uncertain world, school safety is becoming a priority. When Durango School District 9-R students returned to school Tuesday, some of them found locks and buzzers on school doors – with more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools plan to stock EpiPens

After two students had an extreme allergic reaction and school officials had to borrow EpiPens from other students, Durango School District 9-R is planning to change its policy and stock EpiPens in...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High students to have more elective flexibility

Current Durango High School students will have a little more flexibility in meeting their graduation requirements after the Durango School District 9-R board voted to make some changes Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District OKs tax increase question for election

The pressure was on the Durango School District 9-R school board to pass the tax increase measure Tuesday night, not to meet the La Plata County clerk’s deadline, but to beat the Bayfield School...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New stop signs to go in on Junction Creek Road

Whether Junction Creek Road (County Road 204) is part of the daily commute or just someplace to access trails, drivers will need to start paying more attention on the route starting Monday. A La...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Direct flights from Durango to L.A. end with a contest

Compared to the odds for being struck by lightning, which are better than winning Powerball, the odds for winning a free trip to Los Angeles could hardly have been better Saturday. To celebrate the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Margaret Barge, artist and teacher, dies at 88

Whether it was helping to found the Durango Arts Center , teaching hundreds of locals to express themselves through art or creating her own award-winning art, Margaret Barge made a lasting mark on...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much are students willing to pay to attend Fort Lewis College?

No one ever wants to pay more money, but a new survey indicates students considering Fort Lewis College would be willing to pay more in tuition and fees, while room and board prices may be a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Return on Fort Lewis College investments better than state’s

Investing is a long-term game, but Fort Lewis College’s first foray with $6 million of its assets is showing success, increasing in value by more than $255,000 in its first six months. That’s 7.5...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

School District 9-R plans to exit San Juan education cooperative

Durango School District 9-R has applied to leave the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services after receiving the results of an independent audit. “In addition to the efficiencies we...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fair offers something for everyone

From the mayhem of the Demolition Derby to the genteel art of needlework, the La Plata County Fair offered something for everyone Saturday. The quilt exhibit, organized by the La Plata Quilters...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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