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

Red Mountain Pass remains closed

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Saturday afternoon that Red Mountain Pass is likely to remain closed through Sunday. “There is low visibility and blowing snow north of the...

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

Red Mountain pass closed overnight, Wolf Creek reopens

About 8 p.m. Friday, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wolf Creek Pass had reopened. Shortly thereafter, it announced Red Mountain Pass will remain closed overnight. Red Mountain...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold air expected to chill Durango after soggy Friday

While the precipitation is forecast to end late morning Saturday, drivers heading out for winter break should bundle up as they are likely to find winter travel conditions throughout the day. At...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

GED provides start to a new life

The Durango Adult Education Center graduated 20 new GED-diploma recipients during a ceremony Thursday night. This class brings the number of GED diplomas granted to 555 over the last decade, and...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rockslide on Colorado Highway 151A may cause delays

According to the scanner, Colorado Highway 151A experienced a rockslide Thursday night. The slide occurred near mile marker 21 north of Arboles at about 8:45 p.m. No further information about size...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, community building support for depressed youth

When a teenager dies by suicide, it makes news. What isn’t making as much news are the efforts area schools and community organizations are pursuing to ensure kids have access to the support...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learning doesn’t have to slide during winter break

Parents can help their kids keep their minds engaged over the two-week winter break by adding some learning to the fun. While there is not as much loss of learning as during the summer slide, any...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Passes near Durango experiencing wintry conditions

At 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said passenger vehicles must have snow tires, chains or four-wheel drive vehicles to go over Coal Bank and Molas passes. Both passes...

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

Some Durango 9-R school boundaries may change

Durango School District 9-R will consider redrawing school boundaries as it faces uneven growth and an increasing number of students whose parents work in town and want their children to attend...

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

9-R school board approves new graduation standards for Class of 2021

After two years of discussions with stakeholders from within and outside Durango School District 9-R, the school board approved new graduation guidelines for the Class of 2021 at its meeting...

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

Durango 9-R board to vote on 2021 graduation guidelines

After two years of discussion and meetings with teachers, counselors, parents, higher education and business community members, the Durango School District 9-R school board is planning to vote on...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday party offers cheer for Big Brothers Big Sisters

When more than 70 adults and kids gathered Saturday at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado ’s holiday party, the fun and games were more than just fun and games. “Especially when matches...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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