Ann Butler

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fort Lewis College boosts efforts to recruit students

As Fort Lewis College anticipates an enrollment decrease again next year, staff and faculty are intensifying recruiting efforts to turn the slide around. “A large part is our gradual move to 2019...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Fort Lewis College sciences building named Sitter Family Hall

Students have enjoyed the state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and study areas since January, but on Friday, the community will have its chance to check out the new geosciences, physics and...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Steven Elias selected to be Fort Lewis College business dean

After a search that included meeting with the public, Fort Lewis College has selected Steven Elias to be the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Elias will take over for Interim Dean...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Library offers reading tips 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: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Fort Lewis College to add computer engineering degree

Six years after eliminating a computer science degree, Fort Lewis College is adding a computer engineering degree to its offerings. “I’m really excited, and I think it will be in high demand early...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College proposes $57 million gym expansion

Home to sporting events, graduation ceremonies and numerous academic activities, Whalen Gym can’t keep up with the demand. On Friday, the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved making an...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Durango schools integrating restorative justice into discipline

Talking back to the teacher in class? Detention. Arriving late to class every day? Suspension. Discipline in schools has followed that pattern for generations, but a new philosophy of restorative...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College beats emissions-reduction goal

While all eyes are on Paris and the UN climate summit, major progress is being made closer to home. Fort Lewis College announced this week that it has exceeded its 2015 goal of reducing carbon...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Business District takes new approach with panhandlers

Downtown businesses have asked nicely. They’ve moved or removed benches. They’ve called the police. And now they’re trying something new – a campaign asking people to donate to local nonprofits...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Sheriff discourages inappropriate talk

Officers and staff members at the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office have been doing some soul searching after deputies made inappropriate comments about a Durango Herald reporter’s body and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who will show them the money?

The various stakeholders tentatively have agreed on a route for the realignment of U.S. Highway 550 – something some locals who call the first stage of the project “The Bridge to Nowhere” – doubted...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT ending wildlife zones

Wildlife zones will be eliminated from the state’s highways after a Colorado Department of Transportation study showed the signage and penalties did not consistently reduce wildlife crashes. That...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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