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

Durango Adult Education Center provides students in need with housing

For decades, schools have known kids don’t learn well if they’re hungry or homeless. It’s not any different for older students, and the Durango Adult Education Center has added housing to the ways...

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

State approves Durango separation from San Juan BOCES

The Colorado Department of Education approved Durango School District 9-R’s request to separate from the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services on Monday. The separation allows...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Community Thanksgiving Dinner a tradition that keeps growing

So your family won’t be around for Thanksgiving, and you don’t want to cook for just one or two. Or maybe, you don’t feel like preparing a gargantuan feast for the whole family. Perhaps you want to...

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

Juniper School receives startup grant

After being denied the funding last year, The Juniper School , has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Education that will allow it to open for the 2017-2018 school year. The charter...

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

Chain law in effect on Molas Pass

The chain law was in effect for Molas and Red Mountain passes as of Thursday evening after the first major snowfall of the season hit higher elevations. The Colorado Department of Transportation is...

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

Durango teacher Stephanie Moran honored for work in adult education

Day in and day out, Stephanie Moran teaches adults working to improve their lives through education. The high school equivalency program manager at the Durango Adult Education Center was recently...

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

District 9-R vehicles not allowed to travel Red Mountain Pass

Driving over Red Mountain Pass is not for the faint of heart, and now it’s not for Durango School District 9-R buses either. Victor Figueroa, the chief operating officer of the district’s Business...

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

The Liberty School prepares to build its own facility

After holding classes in a church basement, an airport hangar and now, in rented space in a 1950s-era building belonging to Durango School District 9-R , The Liberty School is getting ready to...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music infuses the visual art of Fort Lewis professor

Hearing and seeing are not separate senses for Fort Lewis College associate professor Tony Holmquist . In his multidisciplinary approach to art, Holmquist’s visual art informs his musical...

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

Animas High School to begin accepting students mid-year

Starting in January, Animas High School will begin admitting a limited number of students at the beginning of the second semester. The change was approved by the school’s board of directors at its...

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

Trump’s victory emotional for many

Tuesday’s presidential election results triggered a slew of emotions for Durangoans, from shock, disappointment and grief to pride and pleasant surprise. Despite some of President-elect Donald...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Capt. Jeff Kuss to be remembered in marathon

Iowa resident Daniel Hagerty decided years ago to dedicate his marathons to paying it forward, and at the upcoming Pensacola (Florida) Marathon, he will run in memory of Durango native Marine Capt....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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