Position: Arts & Entertainment Editor

Email: ted@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4554

About: Ted Holteen is a native of Philadelphia and has lived in Durango since 1995 where he graduated from Fort Lewis College. A lifelong fan of all things entertaining, he previously wrote for the Durango Telegraph and worked at Four Corners Public Radio KSUT-FM as a reporter and DJ and at KDUR-FM as Operations Manager and Program Director. He also hosts the "Ike's America Radio Program" on KDUR and is a member of the 2010-11 class of Leadership La Plata. Read More

You don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone

Imagine you’re a surgeon and you’re getting ready to perform a quadruple bypass. Difficult enough on a good day, but now you’re told that you must do the operation without the use of your most...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts


It’s not a stretch to say many, if not most, people who attend art gallery events are there for the free wine. So what’s wrong with a little free publicity from the gallery giving away all that...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Getting to know you

It’s almost a comfort to know, in a schadenfreude kind of way, that the problems we all struggled with as young people haven’t gone away. But how a dozen Fort Lewis College students choose to...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A lasting reminder of a brother, son, friend

Peter Carver loved the outdoors, and now those who loved him are rekindling that passion. Carver was killed Feb. 2, 2013, in an avalanche north of Silverton, and his friends and family will...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Hey, you! You just might learn something

Sometimes all you need is a break, and Colin Quinn got his in 1987 when MTV picked the stand-up comedian for a new game show called “Remote Control.” “Here I thought they liked my comedy, but I...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Follies just a little ‘Less Miserable’

For those of you unable to attend the Follies – which, statistically speaking, is most of you – here’s what you’re “missing” in 2014. There are some predictable topics – legal weed, legal plastic...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Beens here, Beens there

It has been a good January for Milt Beens. The Durango painter is the featured artist for the 20th annual La Plata Open Space Conservancy Snowdown Wine and Spirits Tasting and Art Auction on...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mustang to wrangle young musicians

When Music in the Mountains Conservatory Director Arkady Fomin unexpectedly retired last fall after 17 years, Music Director Greg Hustis didn’t have to travel far to find a worthy successor. “His...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

‘It’s like another Vietnam out here’

I have a feeling that not many people here in Southwest Colorado will remember the radical group MOVE as I do. That’s why I’m recommending the documentary “Let the Fire Burn” as much as a history...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Sundance darling ‘Blood Brother’ pays a visit

In one of my favorite “Family Guy” scenes, Peter Griffin shocks his family by expressing his disdain for “The Godfather” and is met with a barrage of indignant rebuttals. “It insists upon itself,”...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Former journalist finds new career is a joke

Like so many of his fellow newspapermen and women, Bob Meddles needed a backup plan when his job as editor at the North Denver Tribune came to an end nearly a decade ago. “I did everything from...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Oz’ auditions bring in theater experience

It’s been a few years since Mona Wood Patterson and Charles Ford left their mark on a generation of thespians at Durango High School. Apparently, the draw of theater education is a powerful one, as...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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