Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

Email: Kklingsporn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4554

About: Katie Klingsporn grew up in Wyoming and graduated from journalism school at the University of Montana. After a short stint reporting at The Daily Triplicate in Crescent City, California, she returned to the Rocky Mountain West to work for the Daily Planet newspaper in Telluride, where she started as a reporter and worked her way to editor. After eight years covering festivals, town government, arts and elections in Telluride, she moved to Durango to work as the arts & entertainment editor at the Herald. She is an avid mountain biker and music fan who geeks out when it’s time to go mushroom hunting in the San Juans. Read More

Christmas, chuckwagon style

Durango’s Bar D Wranglers will tip their hats to the holiday season Thursday with their annual Christmas Jubilee – an evening of entertainment featuring tall tales, holiday songs, cowboy poetry and...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A boy’s technicolor dreams come true

Paisley prints, rock ’n’ roll pharaohs, a vibrant varicolored garment and the ancient story of a cast-out brother’s journey toward forgiveness – the rock musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Yoga: From mat to stage

For the most part, yoga is an inward experience – a quiet, introspective and individual practice. Dance, on the other hand, tends to be outward – an exuberant expression, a shared experience and an...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Hills are alive with a new sound

Four-part Colorado string band Head for the Hills has an ongoing predicament: how to pin down its unusual blend of bluegrass styles, jazz notes, folk-pop melodies and even hip-hop flare in words. ...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Tapping the wisdom of weeds

Durango forager, grower, educator and plant expert Katrina Blair – who founded the local nonprofit Turtle Lake Refuge – has been in love with wild edible plants for most of her life. She knew that...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Richard Jefferies, rediscovered

In 2011, husband and wife Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams were perusing the aisles of a favorite antique-filled used bookstore in Stonington, Maine, when a small leather volume with the title The...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Local authors become booksellers for a day

When Durango writer Scott Graham’s debut novel, Canyon Sacrifice, was released last summer, he held his very first book event at Maria’s Bookshop. “We had a huge turnout, we sold like 100 books...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

From Durango to Carnegie Hall

Durango High School senior Nolan Reed’s passion for the violin has taken him from private instruction sessions in New Mexico, to youth camps across America and even to a summer academy in Portugal....

DATE: Nov. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Calling all members of the Legion of Ska

A small Southwest Colorado town, approximately 20 years ago: Three beer-swilling friends decide it’s time to do less consuming and more selling of their hand-crafted, small-batch brews. Little do...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Symphony presents a night at the opera

Sweeping overtures, soaring solos and the highs and lows of perfectly-pitched stage dramatics – the San Juan Symphony is teaming up with local singers this weekend for a program that pays homage to...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Mountain adventure, in the name of art

Durango photographer Ron Martin’s image, “Grenadier Range,” is a moody panorama that captures a wave of storm clouds crashing into the steely, snow-flecked Grenadier Range. It’s a dramatic...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Like father, like sons

Considering their family line, it comes as little surprise that twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson – grandchildren of sitcom stars Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and sons of country-rock idol Ricky...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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