Mark Hayden

Position: Copy Editor / Paginator

Email: mhayden@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4507

About: Mark Hayden has been a copy editor and page designer for The Durango Herald since June 2011. Before coming to Durango, he worked at The Molokai Dispatch on the ... island of Molokai as a reporter intern. Before that, he taught English as a Second Language in Gwangju, South Korea for a year and a half. While he was there, he wrote for several English-based publications as well as a weekly script about Korean culture for an English-broadcast radio station. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor's in journalism and a minor in political science. While in college, he freelanced articles about Sheryl Crow, Incubus and several other music acts for The Honolulu Advertiser and The Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He's originally from York, Neb., and the youngest of nine children. He especially enjoys music, reading, traveling, new cultures and the outdoors.

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The Weekender

DOT comedy downtown Sure, you can watch a comedy film this weekend, but for the same price, you can check out local funny people right here in Durango. Six of the eight members of Durango DOT...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Desert decker. Sometimes, a somber, dark, folky, gospel song is just what the doctor ordered, and decker. aspires to fill the prescription. One reviewer called the band from Sedona, Arizona,...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Blues & Brews You can’t go wrong with live music and beer. That’s why Aztec is combining them for the 10th annual Animas River Blues & Brews. Several artists from around the country will be...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Ky-Mani Marley to bring reggae, hip-hop combo

Ky-Mani Marley’s hard-knock life of growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami turned him into what he is today: an authentic hip-hop and reggae musician with a message of love and unity. His...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Kids tell Grimm tales Who says kids just play during the summer? Well, some of them do, but others actually have been working hard, practicing for a play at Durango Arts Center Theatre. In “The...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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The Weekender

Is there a better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than Durango? With all the downtown activities, the annual parade and fireworks, accompanied by the beautiful scenery, it’s easy to make the...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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FLC band Liver Down the River’s EP is a worthy debut

If traditional bluegrass fans want a fresh take on the familiar, they’ll pick up Liver Down the River’s latest EP. Comprised of six Fort Lewis College students, the band is making a big leap into...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

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A Smiley gallery The San Juan Mountains are a creative person’s paradise. People come here from all over the world to do what they love, inspired by the beauty here. In that way, Patrice DeLorenzo...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Grieves returns to Colorado

If Grieves had kept his intentions to attend Fort Lewis College, we might be strolling downtown Durango alongside him. The Chicago-born rapper and former Fort Collins resident pursued music...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

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Indie rapper takes it one day at a time

Sage Francis is a busy poet with a big heart. He made waves after Sept. 11 with a controversial song called “Makeshift Patriot,” and since then has become somewhat of a prolific lyricist with a...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

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A Seattle rhymer At one point in his life, Seattle indie rapper Grieves was enrolled in a business program at Fort Lewis College, but he opted out and pursued a music career in Seattle instead. So...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Folk, bluegrass and beauty See nationally acclaimed musicians at this weekend’s10th annual Pagosa Folk ’N Bluegrass festival. B from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening. A5 when purchased at...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment