The Proof is in the Weaving, Durango Herald, Aug. 18, 2008

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series in which writers try their hand at learning new skills. Beginning basket students Glessie Drake, Leanne Goebel and Ann Jacobi get a lesson from basket instructor and artist Pat Jeffers during a wicker basket workshop in Pagosa Springs. (Photo by Judith Reynolds) It was 8:40 a.m.…

The maestro and the visionary, Durango Herald, Aug. 5, 2008

Review Music in the Mountains closed its season at BootJack Ranch near Pagosa Springs on Friday with a concert by the Festival Orchestra titled “Passion and Power” with Aviram Reichert as piano soloist. Change is good. Visionaries turn their creations over to another and watch as the progeny builds upon their ideas, adding their own…

Confronting violence, Durango Herald, Feb. 15, 2008

Students of the Pagosa Springs High School Drama Club rehearse “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead” by William Mastrosimone on Wednesday . The play about gun violence in schools will be performed Saturday. The student in the center is Tyler Carpenter, who plays the lead character. Becca Stephens is standing in the back. • Heath High School,…