Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Disability barriers are societal problem and have to change

When you talk to most people about barriers experienced by people with disabilities, they tend to think of the physical barriers. We envision accessible parking spaces, ramps into public buildings...

DATE: April 11, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Helping our young girls, boys with life’s challenging transitions

When our family moved to this area 10 years ago, I noticed that some people referred to spring as the “Mud Season.” Living on a dirt road, it did not take long to figure out why. Transitioning...

DATE: April 4, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer can happen

by Patricia Supanich Axis Health System Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The...

DATE: March 14, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Disabilities in film: Getting a glimpse of another life

It’s time for me to come out of the closet as a documentary addict. When the bright red Netflix envelope comes, my blood pressure skyrockets in anticipation of pulling a documentary out of the...

DATE: March 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

To make lasting change, investing in education is key

Making progress on social challenges can be tough. Let us stop for a moment and celebrate some success. Currently, a higher percentage of students is graduating from high school than was 15 years...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

March is National Kidney Month – know your risk

Because March is right around the corner and designated as National Kidney Month, it’s a good time to review the basics when it comes to understanding and preventing kidney disease. Now, most of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Early Intervention providers in county have increasing opportunities

Those of us living in Southwest Colorado know how blessed we are to be here. It is an amazing place. We also know it has its drawbacks – high cost of living, limited employment opportunities, New...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way provides health care with teeth

When you have a gap in your mouth because of missing teeth, it can be tricky to chew. When there is a gap in your health care, it can be tricky to stay well. There certainly has been a lot of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Celebrating America’s successful Community Health Centers

By Ellen Stein Axis Health System This year, the nation’s Community Health Centers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of expanding access to quality and affordable primary and preventive...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

It’s Community Connections, not ‘Community Corrections’

When I first started at Community Connections (back in the dark ages when dinosaurs walked the earth), I told an acquaintance where I worked, and she responded, “Oh, I know someone at the Sheriff’s...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Local collaborative helping kids turn around truancy

Skipping school, do you picture a teenager who ditches class to avoid schoolwork? Maybe he or she just needs some discipline or motivation to get back into class? It turns out that truancy might...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Gratitude can bring substantial health benefits

Gratitude has become synonymous with the holidays, as we often take time to step back and acknowledge the things that we are grateful for during the past year. However, have you ever thought what...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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