Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

About: Katie Chicklinski-Cahill has been with The Durango Herald since 2001. Born and raised in Connecticut, she began her love affair with all things arts and entertainment related – especially movies, music and books – at a very young age. She has lived in Durango since 1994 and is a Fort Lewis College alumna. Read More Hide

Bayfield musician to support Grief Center through album sales

For Bayfield resident and alternative/indie musician Garrett Young, the topic of suicide hits close to home. “It’s the fifth time in my life that people close to us have taken their lives,” the...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Police Department takes the ‘Lip-Sync Challenge’

Who knew members of our local law enforcement could make music videos with the best of them? Or that they knew the words to ’90s pop hits? If you’ve scrolled through your Facebook newsfeed lately,...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

Saying goodbye to Southwest Sound

When Robert Stapleton, owner of Southwest Sound, flips off the lights and locks the door behind him Saturday night, he’ll be closing the door on an iconic downtown Durango mainstay. Southwest...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Four Corners Gem and Mineral show turns 65

For the 65th year, the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host its weekend-long Gem and Mineral Show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Randy Ferris, current president of the club, which was...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Local artist includes students in north Main Avenue project

At the corner of 31st Street and Main Avenue, artist Jeff Wise and four high school interns are building a new piece of art as part of the city of Durango’s plan to jazz up the north Main corridor....

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Film Festival’s Best of the Fest helping community

Going to the movies on a Friday night is always a good way to kick off the weekend. And when those movies are being screened as a way to help those in our community, that night out becomes even...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

StillHouse Junkies write song for fire-relief effort

In tough times, it may be hard to know how to help. In the case of Durango band StillHouse Junkies, they decided to help 416 Fire relief efforts by doing what they do best: writing and recording a...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Bar D Chuckwagon celebrates 50th summer season

For 50 summers, the people at the Bar D Chuckwagon have been doing their part to keep cowboy culture alive with their nightly chuckwagon dinners and live show featuring music and comedy by the Bar...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Shimmy Mob belly dances for a cause

It’s been two weeks since the 416 Fire broke out north of town, and we could all use some entertainment – and help support our community. That’s where the 2018 Durango Hafla & Fundraiser Belly...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Artists want you to explore what you may not see in ‘Rivers’

When the Animas River turned mustard yellow from the Gold King Mine spill in 2015, artist Peter Hay was there to collect some of the silt in jars. Hay, who is also exhibits director at Durango...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Paula Poundstone: ‘There is a thing about shared laughter that’s amazing’

A phone interview with award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is something everyone should get to do: By the end, the call has ceased to feel official, becoming more of a chat with someone you’ve...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Barbershoppers celebrate 50 years in Durango

The year 1968 is mostly remembered for turmoil in the United States: Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, we were knee-deep in the Vietnam War, and civil unrest was rife....

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music