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

Band makes Celtic, bluegrass music meld

Fellowship of the Strings likes their music one part bluegrass and one part Celtic. Breaking away from the tradition of both will make them stand out at their first appearance at the annual Durango...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Book sets the record straight about Crazy Horse

When author William Matson set out to help write Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy, he was trying to fulfill a death-bed promise he made to his father. “My dad was (in) World War II,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Bears of Durango’ in limelight at Durango Independent Film Festival

When Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival kicks off its 13th season next week, it will be our local bears that are front and center. A special presentation of the documentary “Bears of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Five movies not to miss at Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival

Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival will kick off Wednesday and run through March 4. And while at first glance, the program for this year’s festival may seem daunting, fear not – here are...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

In 1600s Salem, no one’s safe

What’s immediately striking about Durango High School Troupe 1096 ’s production of Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” is what you see and hear. The set is sparse – bare tree branches and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Vagina Monologues’ hits the stage

The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” in Durango this weekend will dovetail with the first #MeToo March and Rally, and both events will come with messages that women’s voices and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Native American poet, writer, musician to discuss memoir at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience has selected its first Native American author since the program started in 2006. Joy Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave is being read by the college’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Durango, Cortez students have stories to tell

Cortez high schooler Alexandra York had to pause a few times to compose herself. York, a sophomore at Southwest Open School, stood on an empty stage Tuesday at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. She...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

On this night, board games rule at the Durango Public Library

In a world in which we’re bombarded by screens, a break can be welcome. Cue Adult Board Game Night at Durango Public Library. On the first Tuesday of every month, people age 17 and older are...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Charlie Daniels to sign copies of memoir at Toh-Atin

For the past couple of decades, Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels has been working on his memoir, Never Look at the Empty Seats. But there was a problem: He didn’t know how to finish it....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Leftover Salmon: ‘When we’re having fun, the crowd’s having fun’

When jam band Leftover Salmon takes the stage next week at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, they’ll be adding to their long history with Durango. The last time I interviewed the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango’s Congregation Har Shalom to host comedian Keith Barany

When you think about taking in an evening of comedy, a house of worship may not be where you’d think to go. Congregation Har Shalom is about to change that when comedian Keith Barany takes the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment