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

Is your holiday season more sad than jolly?

While the world is all “Joy to the World” and dreaming of a “White Christmas,” many people are dealing with grief and loss. For the fourth year, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is offering a Blue...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

Students have new school choice

Parents and middle-school students will have another choice when picking where – and how – they will study during the 2011-2012 school year. The Colorado Charter School Institute board of directors...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Branching out

Denmark, Prussia and medieval England are just a few of the countries where Durangoans have traced their roots. They’ve searched across the country and the globe while exploring every aspect of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Turkey and fellowship on the menu

For some, it was the first time, and for others, the community tradition has become a family tradition. Volunteers at the 24th annual Durango Community Thanksgiving Dinner were planning to serve...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservators help repair Ute treasures

The intricate beading on the moccasins shines as brightly as when Eleanor Frost’s great-grandmother first applied them decades ago. They are a treasure that reflect both family and heritage as does...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine honored as nonprofit leader

The Durango Herald Publisher Richard Ballantine was honored Tuesday for his outstanding leadership in Colorado’s nonprofit community.El Pomar Foundation gave Ballantine the Russell Thayer Tutt...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good-old golden rule days

Once chattering schoolmates and now lifelong friends, the students of the old Florida Mesa-area schools tell stories that are as vivid today as they were more than eight decades ago. “We did chores...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Museum welcomes new director

The new executive director of the Animas Museum has taken possession of the keys to the front door and is on the job. Carolyn Bowra is a La Plata County native who is returning to Southwest...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quest for nirvana

The sounds of a hawk's wings beating against the air and the breeze whispering in the trees are all that break the silence on the hill where a Buddhist temple sits south of Pagosa Springs.Half way...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Namaste pastor will be logging the miles

It has been a turbulent three years for the group that founded the Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living in 2007. After the congregation split over whether or not to continue its association...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

An October frostin

The peaks of the San Juan Mountains are putting on their first caps of snow for the season as a series of storms bring precipitation to Southwest Colorado.“We had a good report this morning that...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Given to giving

Time after time, local residents say La Plata County is such a generous community.More than 200 nonprofits. Service clubs including four Rotary Clubs, two Kiwanis Clubs, two Lions Clubs and...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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