Position: Creative director

Email: dholub@bcimedia.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4551

About: Before taking over as the DGO's Editor in October 2015, Holub was the Herald’s Arts & Entertainment editor in June 2015, Before that he taught rhetoric and writing at the University of Hartford, from 2008-2013. He received an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University in 2009 and has served on the part-time writing faculty at WestConn ever since. As a writer, his work has been published in more than 40 publications, most recently at Bird Watcher’s Digest, The Paris Review, Orion, American Book Review and The Rumpus. Growing up in Littleton, CO, he attended the University of Northern Colorado, getting a degree in Sociology in 1999 while concurrently starting his journalism career at the Greeley Tribune, where he covered UNC football and high school sports in Greeley. During his 15-plus years in journalism, he has been a sports reporter for the St. Joseph News-Press, a copy editor/page designer at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and a news and sports designer at the Miami Herald and Hartford Courant. Read More

The art of the hustle

Call it cutting out the middleman. Call it direct-to-consumer selling, or real-world crowdsourcing. Whatever you call it, about 20 years ago, artist Paul Folwell made a decision on how he would go...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Preserving the artist residency

The mere concept of an artist residency might sound ridiculous: The artist takes a week or more out of her already-idyllic-seeming life to go to a special place, probably someplace pastoral and...

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

Buy this fracking album: Local featured on compilation to raise environmental awareness

Between June 1 and Oct. 31, you’re likely to find Thom Chacon showing people where the trout are as a fly-fishing guide on the Rio Grande or the Animas or the San Juan – sometimes for 15 days...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Music

From ‘Seinfeld’ to song: Former actress finds fulfillment with ukulele

To many – millions perhaps – Heidi Swedberg will always be Susan Ross. That’s what happens when you play an iconic and pivotal character on arguably the most colossal television show in the history...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open Shutter brings distinct, surprising outlooks with two new photography shows

A fancy show dog is groomed atop its cage, which has a child inside. Clothespins cling to a line as children bounce on a trampoline in the background. A massive, pinkish-orange sky dwarfs Sleeping...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

When painting birds becomes an obsession

To hear Miki Harder talk or to see her recent paintings, you’d think birds were a lifelong obsession. But no. Before it was birds, she painted horses as a girl, then dolphins and whales, then...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

From concept to curtain at the Strater

Not long ago, Rod Barker had two things going – one, an idea for a play and two, a theater as much his as anyone’s in which to stage said play. Here’s what the president and CEO of the Strater...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

When the venue kills the show: How the Albuquerque Zoo ruined everything

Old men dozing in old-man lawn chairs. A gaggle of teen girls sitting in a circle big enough for duck-duck-goose, all on their phones, all giggling sporadically. Couples canoodling. Grade-schoolers...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Weekender

One man’s trash is her treasure To many of us, they are just rusty, discarded, junked-out pickups sitting in desolate overgrown wastelands. But to Santa Fe photographer Barbara Bowles, they are...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Never too late to fall in love with Patsy Cline

Five years ago, Traci Lyn Thomas and Mary Ellen Cerroni were strangers playing best friends in a musical play as unfamiliar to them as they were to each other. Five years later, they are good...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Skin in the game: Artist Shay Lopez displays his versatility in new show ‘Skinscapes’

Walking into Studio & last Wednesday, one would have found Shay Lopez with his back to the entrance, standing before an easel in leather flip-flops he made himself, both his right thumb and...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

In search of Condor N8

Franz Carver didn’t venture out looking for a California condor. Who would have? Until Thursday, there had been more buzz – not to mention photographic “evidence” – of Bigfoot in Southwest...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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