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

Living, breathing history

Many Americans have only a faint idea of who Alexander Hamilton was: A historical figure who had a duel with a vice president named Aaron Burr and ended up on the $10 bill. What people may not...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

One fast, wild ride in Grand Canyon

On June 25, 1983, as the biggest snowmelt in a quarter century raged down the Colorado River, three rivermen slipped a wooden dory onto the thrashing Leviathan of whitewater under the cloak of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Can we all get along?’ Well, maybe

A pair of philanderers consults the contract that binds their affair. A closed-minded church lady learns a lesson about tolerance from a rabbi. An estranged daughter turns up on her dying mother’s...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Capturing those wild places

When Larry Carver was 12 years old, his parents sent him to monthlong summer camp in Canada’s north woods. It was his first taste of the outdoors, and, he said, he was instantly enchanted. “I took...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Youth orchestra welcomes new director

For Kurt Chrisman, music education runs in the family. Chrisman’s father, Howard Chrisman, taught band and orchestra for decades in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico before founding the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

After rejections, a book publishing deal

One thing Durango writer Mandy Mikulencak has learned since she set out to be a novelist in 2009 is that the world of publishing is teeming with rejections. When she queried the first novel she...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Growing vegetables, animals – and self

Ahh, farm life. Picture it: goats munching away in lush meadows, chickens pecking at feed in the yard, wicker baskets filled with fresh eggs and beautiful vegetables growing in abundance. It’s a...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Haunts & home

Durango artist Minna Jain was attending a sustainable agriculture conference in Albuquerque last November when speaker and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Gary Snyder said something that struck her....

DATE: Aug. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The soul-pop sensibilities of Lake Street Dive

When the members of Boston band Lake Street Dive started playing music together 10 years ago, they were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, where their intensive education entailed...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Bunny Mother looks back at 1960s

In 1966, Alyce Bonura was a single mother of two boys who had escaped an abusive marriage and was struggling to make ends meet when she happened across an opportunity for a well-paying job with...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Dean Ween keeps playing

When news broke in 2012 that Aaron Freeman, better known as Gene Ween, was leaving experimental rock band Ween after 25 years, Boognish-worshiping fans around the world (myself included) were...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Hometown artist takes helm at arts center

Two years ago, Cristie Scott shot for the moon and applied for the position of executive director of the Durango Arts Center. Scott, who grew up in Durango before leaving to pursue an education in...

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

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