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

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is this weekend

Every year for what is now going to be 22 years, an event is held in Durango that has strangers hanging out and playing music together in hallways and on street corners and everywhere in between....

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

When parents divorce, what about the kids?

When you get married, divorce is probably the last thing on your mind. But it happens – a lot. And if kids are involved, the end of a marriage complicates more than two lives. Not only is the...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

The family road trip: How to do it right

There’s nothing better than packing up the car, loading the kids in the back and heading out of town. Sure, there’s the fighting – over the radio, over who “called” the coveted way-back seat first...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Married more than 5 decades: What’s their secret?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while you can argue that it’s a holiday created for the greeting card, chocolate and flower industries, now might be a good time to reflect on what...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s toys of Christmas past

Hoverboards, video games, iPhones. If you were a kid in 1915, you wouldn’t find any of these under your tree. And, despite what you may think, kids, a century ago, wouldn’t have seen a sad pile of...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For families in need, Project Merry Christmas brings joy to holiday

It’s a quiet November morning in downtown Durango, but in the office of Project Merry Christmas, the pre-holiday bustle has already begun. Started in 1985 by volunteers who wanted to help feed...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Family

Halloween costume creation: What’s your formula?

“What are you going to be for Halloween?” For some kids, this is the most important question in the weeks leading up to the candy-coated, sugar-palooza on the last night of October. And Americans...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Family

Crate-diggers have their day

The early birds get the good vinyl. At least they did at 9 a.m. Saturday when the doors of the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Main Avenue opened to the first Durango Record Collectors Swap...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango girls learn elements of science at Maker Camp

What do you get when you give a roomful of little girls a bunch of electric mixers? If you guessed cookies or cupcakes, you’d be wrong. The electric mixers were in for a fate more fatal than simply...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Native American sci-fi thriller coming to town

Imagine for a moment, if you will, that you are a veteran returning home after a horrific tour of duty. You discover that your grandfather is missing. And not only has he disappeared, his ancestral...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Recent wildfires have your little ones scared?

Houses engulfed in flames. Planes bombing wildfires with showers of red slurry. Videos, stories and photographs of wildfires throughout Colorado have been front and center for the last week....

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Family