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

No injuries in crash involving school bus

No injuries were reported in a minor crash Wednesday when a Durango School District 9-R school bus was struck by an SUV near Animas Valley Elementary School. The crash happened about 3 p.m. about a...

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

Durango, Bayfield schools get voters’ support

Durango School District 9-R and Bayfield School District felt the love from their communities Tuesday when their requests for financial support were approved, although Bayfield’s vote was a...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library offers reading recommendations based on tattoos

The Durango Public Library has gone hip. Show them your tattoo, and librarians will offer recommendations for books, movies and music you might enjoy. “We wanted to show the library is for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bicyclists of all ages celebrate Durango DEVO

From a modest start – fewer than 10 participants at its founding in 2006 – Durango DEVO now boasts about 950 participants, and that’s something to celebrate. So the organization held a 10th...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Foucault pendulum installed at Fort Lewis College

As the construction of the new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall at Fort Lewis College enters its final weeks, one new component has been fully installed – a Foucault pendulum. Invented...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demon Cares Closet provides private help to needy teens

Families whose budgets barely cover housing and food often find school supplies and clothes are out of reach. Other students are homeless, couch surfing or living in cars. Enter the Demon Cares...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Friends say Franklin ‘Kwin’ Kuhlke ‘brought a light’

The cause of death for Franklin “Kwin” Kuhlke, 27, who died Friday, is pending toxicology results that should be available in about a month. “There were no gunshot or stab wounds or medical...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors: Unitarians celebrate full-time pastor

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango marked a landmark occasion in late September, and it celebrated with a bang. The fellowship has had phenomenal growth in recent years. It has gone...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Former Fort Lewis College provost creates scholarship for future teachers

Stephen Roderick’s career at Fort Lewis College spanned three decades and a rise up the ranks from professor to provost, but even though he is retired, he is still contributing to the institution...

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

Trump tape affects local sexual assault survivors

After the The Washington Post released a tape of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump boasting about his ability to forcibly grope and kiss women without their consent and get away...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop explores reactive attachment disorder

When Thomas Huber died after being hit by a car in Clifton at the age of 19 in May, the community learned about his struggles with reactive attachment disorder. Families and service providers in...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

27-year-old Durango actor dies of apparent overdose

A 27-year-old Durango man died of an apparent drug overdose early Friday morning at his home. “It didn’t look like foul play, and he didn’t have any medical conditions,” La Plata County Coroner...

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

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