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Email: katie@durangoherald.com

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Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Jenny Howell

Colorado leads for people with developmental disabilities during crisis

Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and we likely will for some time to come. Yet even in crisis, leadership emerges, and Colorado has emerged as a leader in ways that most...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

WIC helps address food insecurity during COVID-19

In challenging times like the one we are experiencing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Women, Infants and Children program proves to be crucially important for the well-being of...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Coronavirus affecting everyone

I wanted to write about something other than coronavirus this week, mostly to give The Durango Herald readers a break from this all-encompassing issue. But that wouldn’t be authentic. The novel...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

The hidden heroes of COVID-19: My public health co-workers

The week of April 6-12 is Public Health Week, an observance that is now in its 25th year. To be honest, I imagine it is an observance not much recognized outside of public health circles. Never has...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

What are the realities for people with autism?

In last month’s column, I attempted to dispel some of the prevailing myths around autism, including the myth of cause (likely genetic) and the myth of epidemic (better diagnostic criteria leading...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Sexual Health Clinic an important resource in rural S.W. Colorado

Sexual health is an integral component of overall health and wellness across a lifespan. San Juan Basin Public Health’s clinic provides key services to help you make informed decisions about your...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

When it comes to giving to a nonprofit, be a pioneer

One thing I love about Colorado is that the people here like to be pioneers. From time to time, we build a new path and try something different. Right now, Colorado is opening up a new avenue for...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Despite increased knowledge, myths about autism continue

Pop quiz: What causes autism? Is it: A) a cold, unfeeling mother; B) childhood immunizations; C) genes; or D) an overexposure to the TV show “Spongebob Squarepants” during developmental years?...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

What’s in a name?

Names can cause confusion. One day this past summer, our United Way office received a call from a gentleman who wanted to confirm his airline reservation with us. We kindly redirected him to call...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

The fastest path to change is through understanding

In a few days, the U.S. will celebrate the life of one of our country’s greatest leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. Most Americans are familiar with King, even if their only point of reference is his...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Simple steps to take to keep your home healthy

We all want to live in a safe, healthy home, but unhealthy conditions are not always immediately obvious. The good news is that once you know what to look for, it’s easy to make note of a few...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

We are blessed by the generosity of our community

The name of Community Connections demonstrates the priority we place on engaging with our local communities. In Southwest Colorado, we have local communities that set the standard for engagement....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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