Katie Burford

Position: City Editor

Email: kburford@durangoherald.com

About: Katie Burford started with the Herald as a reporter in 2007 and became city editor in July 2010. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University ... of Kansas. She worked at The (McAllen) Monitor in Texas' Rio Grande Valley before moving to New Mexico to work at the Albuquerque Journal. In 2004, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teaching journalism in Chile, where she also reported for Reuters news agency. Her last stop before Durango was Mexico City, where she worked for The Associated Press as an editor for the Latin America desk.

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Divining Christmas past

First, I have a confession to make. This article is about making divinity candy, but truth is, as a kid I didn’t really care for the stuff. In my opinion, anything without chocolate was fatally...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

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Keepin’ on truckin’ in Durango

Just like Goldilocks, chile maker Terri D. Steinberg has tried various sized beds in which to rest her culinary ambitions, but it looks like the latest – a food truck – may be just right. “I love...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

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Cleaning up

After the wave of holiday indulgence has left us beached on the sofa like sated sea lions, a radical dietary revision may seem just the ticket for our foundering figures. Enter the juice cleanse,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Food

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10 tips for preventing the holiday plump

Each year in Islamic cultures, believers eschew food and drink between sunrise and sunset for the month of Ramadan. In modern America, for a little over a month, we do the opposite. Between...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Food

Out with the old

Drivers along North Main might have noticed the old Mama’s Boy location at 2659 Main Ave. has been torn down. The Italian restaurant has been closed for over a year, though it remains open at its...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Flour Sack finds a home

Flour Sack Bakery has been creating buzz around town since clinching the Best Booth honor at Taste of Durango in May. While the ladies behind the venture, which specializes in extravagantly...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

To err is human, to forgive (past culinary atrocities) is divine

When I was a little girl, I remember my paternal grandmother giving as Christmas gifts boxes of a curious homemade candy. The packages looked so inviting: mounds of fluffy white candy dotted with...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Holiday market on Saturday

The Holiday Farmers Market will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the La Plata Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The market, which has an Old English theme this year, will include more than 30...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

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Winter’s bounty

Vic and Gail Vanik talk with the fervor of evangelists about their greens. But when you consider that these unassuming crops have proven both money-maker and miracle cure for the couple, it’s easy...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Food

When in Spain ...

When I read Herald food writer Pamela Hasterok’s article on fat in September www.durangoherald.com/article/20130917/LIFESTYLE02/130919569/, I could really relate. She talked about how a generation...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

Get activated

Almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, even the humble peanut – all these nuts make me swoon. I’m one of those people who thinks pretty much anything can be better with a handful of toasted nuts (same rule...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner

For the frugal foodie, Be Local

If you are in a quandary over what to buy your favorite foodie for Christmas, the 2014 Be Local Book may be just the ticket. The popular coupon book, which went on sale last week, features deals...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Culinary Corner