Position: Creating Community

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Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Help for depression is available locally

Suzie (not her real name) was a hard-working 38-year-old in a satisfying marriage with three teenage children. Lastfall, Suzie began to feel unmotivated, exercising less, preferring to come home...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Individuals with disabilities being hard hit by economy

Economists are saying  the recession is over. Looking at the headlines, it's hard to believe. For individuals withdisabilities, it seems like the worst is yet to come.With Colorado facing a revenue...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Programs help with New Year's resolutions

While New Year's resolutions can be made about all sorts of things that make our lives better, they usually have something to do with becoming healthier.Many programs in public health are designed...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Nonprofits try to weather storm

The Colorado Nonprofit Association released an update to its “Weathering the Storm" report last week. This report showsthe nonprofit sector in Colorado continues to feel the pinch from the economic...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Have stress-free, happy holiday season

Many things contribute to holiday stress including fatigue, financial limitations, loneliness and distance from familyand friends.Stress is defined as any change we must adapt to in our daily life....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Screenings can make a difference

A group of disabilities called autism spectrum disorders have been gaining significant attention in the media over thelast few years.There is good reason for this attention - the Centers for...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Community helped make vaccine clinics a success

Santa has a tough job coming up - who's naughty, who's nice, who really needs that shiny bike or wants that pair ofskates.San Juan Basin Health Department just completed a major phase of an...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

'Live United' helps entire community

United Way believes that everyone living in Southwest Colorado wants to help his or her community to be the best it canbe.Most people would agree, but it is hard to know what to do to help an...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Tree fest on its way to Durango

New Orleans Jazz Festival, Durango Independent Film Festival, Community Connections’ Festival of Trees: Festivals comein all shapes and sizes and themes. One thing they all have in common is that...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Southwest Colorado exhibits strong support for United Way

My parents were in town last week and I started thinking about what makes Southwest Colorado such a great place to live and to visit.My answer is borrowed from something Jeff Hammond from Basin...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

New training comes to Four Corners

Debbie was involved in a bitter custody battle for her two daughters.She struggled to get out of bed each day, arriving at work looking disheveled and listless. Her job performance dramatically...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Recession hurts most vulnerable

Theologian Martin Niemöller wrote his landmark poem “First They Came” as a response to inaction by many Germans to the horrors committed during the Nazi regime.The poem starts, “First they came for...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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