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

Flash floods likely today

The National Weather Service has declared a flash-flood warning from noon to 9 p.m. today for all of Western Colorado up to the Wyoming state line and west into the southeastern quarter of Utah.It...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rain, flood watches possible for days

Predictions of heavy rains may lead to flood watches for several days after one was declared Tuesday.“We’ll probably be doing the same thing tomorrow and the next day we did today, declaring a...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates express views during forum

Candidates for La Plata County Commissioner District 1 and Colorado Senate District 6 answered voters’ questions at a League of Women Voters forum Thursday in the Durango City Council Chambers. A...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lending rules halt energy districts

La Plata’s County’s interest in financing solar panels for homeowners has been stopped in its tracks by federal mortgage regulations. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – which control nearly all of the...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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