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

Arizona blaze brings on haze

A fire of about 7,000 acres in Arizona was darkening skies over Durango and filling the air with the smell of smoke Wednesday afternoon.Ann Bond, spokeswoman for the San Juan Public Lands Center,...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Going gaga for goats

BREEN – On a recent crisp spring morning, a tour of Jim Graham and Margaret Stone’s dairy farm started on a sober note. The small group of us had signed up for the “Goat Kids, Cheese & Milk Field...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Urban goats? No kidding!

About a year ago, my brother sent me a link to a video about a family that produces up to 6,000 pounds of food on less than a quarter-acre lot in Pasadena, Calif.While the volume of fruits and...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Local couple await word from son near epicenter

A local couple are anxiously awaiting news from their son and daughter-in-law, who are living in Japan in close proximity to the epicenter of a massive earthquake that struck east of the island...

DATE: March 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Magazine calls city a ‘Best Place'

Men's Journal, as part of its annual “Best Places to Live” feature, has selected Durango as the “Best Place to Put Your Outdoor Life First.”The April issue, scheduled to hit newsstands Friday,...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News


You would never guess from Sunday’s abundance that apples were in short supply this year.An untimely freeze left many local trees almost fruitless, but organizers of the third annual Home Grown...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little security exists for illegal immigrants

Uncertainty is the hallmark of life underground.Eight years after arriving in Durango, two illegal immigrants, who agreed to be interviewed only on the condition of anonymity, still struggle.Both...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health care, immigration: Two broken systems

Illegal immigrants often are accused of benefiting from health-care services for which they don’t pay. But health officials say in reality they are ineligible for services through most...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

2006 laws thrust Colorado into immigration enforcement

Colorado has not gone as far as Arizona in enforcing immigration laws, but a series of measures passed in 2006 show this state is not afraid to get in the enforcement game.State law requires local...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crackdown intensifies feelings on all sides

Decades before Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed her state's strict immigration enforcement bill into law in April, hostility toward illegal immigrants there had been growing.Maricopa County Sheriff...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona law ignites debate

A man with a medium build and salt-and-pepper hair settled into the couch at the mobile home where he agreed to be interviewed on the condition of anonymity.Guardedly, he began to tell his story....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Why don’t they just get legal?’: State of the law

Shea Fitzekam, the only immigration lawyer in the Four Corners, hears the same thing all the time from people she meets.“The most common thing I hear when I tell people I’m an immigration attorney...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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