Position: City Editor

Email: kburford@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4575

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. Read More

The baby food dilemma

Modern medicine has made some stunning advances like eradicating small pox and mapping the human genome, but it still hasn’t answered a basic question: when to start feeding babies solid foods. In...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Food

Deep thoughts on salt

Did you know salt is the only rock we eat? Or that nearby Redmond, Utah, is the source of what is considered one of the tastiest and purest salts around? These and many other interesting tidbits...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2013 | BLOG: Culinary Corner

Get there before it’s gone

Get there before it’s gone The bittersweet truth about local produce is that just doesn’t last. One week it seems like fresh tomatoes are everywhere and just a few short weeks later, they’ve...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | BLOG: Culinary Corner

Deep thoughts on salt

Did you know salt is the only rock we eat? Or that nearby Redmond, Utah, is the source of what is considered one of the tastiest and purest salts around? These and many other interesting tidbits...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | BLOG: Culinary Corner

Apple daze

Hail has wrecked havoc on many local fruit trees this summer, but the hardy apple will still deliver this Sunday at the annual Apple Days festival at Buckley Park. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | BLOG: Culinary Corner

Meals gone wild

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not as yet been discovered.” This quote, attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, hangs on the bathroom wall of Turtle Lake Refuge’s location on Third Avenue....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Food

Move over, mystery meat

If you want a sign change is afoot in area school cafeterias, just look at the menu. Students are eating some of the same local produce served at Durango’s finest restaurants.Penne pasta with meat...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dome sweet dome

County resident Richard Black doesn’t give a lot of business to the produce section of his former employer.The longtime City Market employee, now retired, instead has invested big – both in time...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avoiding a DUI as easy as BAC

Durango police Officer Jeff Tipton, speaking slowly and carefully, asked his subject to say the letters of the alphabet starting with ‘D’ and ending with ‘P.’The subject, Shane Benjamin, The...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The can conundrum

You may have seen reports on a recent study that suggested a connection between BPA, a chemical found in many plastics, and childhood obesity. Concerns about the possible health effects of BPA,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | BLOG: Kid Row

Hello, again

Here's a bit about this blogger: I'm the mother of two boys and my “day job” is as city editor for The Durango Herald. A couple of years ago, I pitched the idea for a parenting blog to the powers...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | BLOG: Kid Row

On the legislative front

The key recommendations for assisting veterans as they transition home include increasing the availability of medical and mental-health care, restructuring the benefits claim process and providing...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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