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Tara Kiene

Position: 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

It’s beginning to look a lot like flu season

If you’ve noticed a dramatic uptick in sneezing, coughing and tissue waving in the last few weeks, it isn’t a fever dream. Yes, along with the ethereal first dusting of snow, all the Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

No one should have to wait to save their life

Some things are worth waiting for. In fact, sometimes waiting can help build anticipation, such as waiting for Christmas, that vacation to Costa Rica or the summer clearance at Brown’s Shoes. Other...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

A timely conversation with your Health Coverage Guide

It’s health insurance season again, and San Juan Basin Public Health is here to guide you to the coverage you need. Now through Jan. 15, 2020, most Colorado residents responsible for their own...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Ability Summit to focus on issues of inclusion in S.W. Colorado

I spend a lot of time in this column asking the simple question, “What is community?” This week, I have a real example of community-building to share: the Ability Summit. Part of this story of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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