Elizabeth Morley Ballantine
Born into a newspaper publishing family, Morley Ballantine was a prominent Colorado newspaper editor and publisher who promoted women’s rights while advancing education and culture in southwest Colorado.
She and her husband, Arthur owned and ran the Durango Herald starting in 1952, and the family still holds an interest in the paper. Morley was named the first woman chair of the Colorado Press Association in 1968. For decades, Morley ran the Ballantine Family Fund, which was established in 1957 to support nonprofits throughout the southwest region of Colorado.
“Education is really the basis of our lives.” — Morley Ballantine