Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

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Why we are still planning our December event, and why it matters

I hope you are familiar with the annual Festival of Trees event by Community Connections. If not, I will offer you a quick rundown: Dozens of local businesses, organizations and individuals sponsor...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Disability representations in television and movies

At the beginning of this pandemic, my friend and colleague Paul recommended a new movie on Netflix titled “Crip Camp.” I admit my first reaction was a shudder. Experience has shown me that the...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Community briefs

Rotary adds new focus to its mission The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Racial equity a foundational goal of public health

On May 25, public attention shifted away from the COVID-19 pandemic when George Floyd was killed by a police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes during an arrest. The recent...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

It matters for all of us to talk about racism

I have been submitting to this column every month for more than 15 years, and this is the hardest column I have ever had to write. When planning this column a few weeks ago, I had decided on a...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

S.W. Colorado resilient during pandemic through residents’ hard work

When crises present themselves, whether through a fire, flood or as in the current COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of communities is tested. Just like communities worldwide, Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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

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