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

Durangoan seriously hurt in rodeo accident

Durango resident Michael Cody, 28, suffered a broken neck Saturday after being kicked off a bull at the San Juan County Fair in Farmington.He was listed in serious condition Tuesday evening after...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash victims identified

Authorites have positively identified David Hope Hollenshead, 59, of Shreveport, La., and Brenda Ford, 59, of Bossier City, La., as the victims of a plane crash that took place east of Silverton...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport sees delays

Frontier Airlines sustained serious damage to its aircraft from two hail storms that passed over Denver International Airport onWednesday and Thursday.The damage was severe enough to ground...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

1 hurt in Dolores County blast

A man was injured late Thursday afternoon in Dolores County when his car exploded while transporting explosive materials.“It’s going to be an ongoing multiagency investigation,” Cpl. Eric Wynn, a...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured boy rescued on Engineer Mountain

An injured boy was rescued by helicopter from the slopes of Engineer Mountain on Thursday night.“A young boy fell down a steep slope on the western side of Engineer,” said Butch Knowlton, director...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out of the church

It was an ambitious experiment when First United Methodist Church of Durango decided to forgo worship services on the weekend of June 4-5 and instead create a weekend of local ministry. So, how did...

DATE: June 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Hitting the track to save lives

Fifty teams. About 400 walkers. And more than $100,000 raised to help local cancer patients and conduct research for a cure.These are all part of Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrating the Animas River

On Memorial Day weekend, Durango is full of bicyclists. Two weeks later, it’s time for the river rats.Animas River Days will kick off Friday with a long list of activities on both water and land in...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

What constitutes sin in the 21st century?

Anger, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth. For centuries, these seven were the deadly sins, the path to eternal damnation. But are those still the worst sins in the 21st century? Do we have...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Road rough for Meals on Wheels

For more than 35 years, Meals on Wheels has helped keep residents in their homes despite age-related disabilities.But the program, which brings meals to the homebound, has hit a bumpy patch with...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot off the grill from the masters

Beef brisket smothered in green chiles. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Apricot-habanero pork tenderloin. Smoking Armadillo’s award-winning ribs. Sliders. Chipotle corn on the cob. Deep-fried...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire at gas plant near airport doused

IGNACIO – Three area fire districts were called to a gas-plant fire near the Durango-La Plata County Airport around 6 p.m. Wednesday.No injuries or serious damage were reported.Deputy Chief Tom...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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