Position: Creating Community

Golfing fundraiser to support children with special needs

At long last, the sun is shining through the clouds, the robins are building their nests and little buds are peeking out from the bare earth. Old Man Winter is in retreat. We all know what that...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Building a healthy America requires effort by everyone

When you think of healthy, what do you think of? Six-pack abs? Maintaining a good weight? Proper nutrition? Ability to enjoy physical activities such as riding up a mountain? Some of you also may...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Wine event to benefit United Way

The third annual Durango Wine Experience will be held April 30-May 2 in various locations in and around Durango. This year's nonprofit beneficiary is United Way of Southwest Colorado.Created by...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Teen depression is a treatable disease

Sarah felt like the world was crashing in on her and there was nowhere to turn. She had been studying for hours, yet she couldn't remember a thing she had read. Hopelessness washed over her in...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Opportunities abound to help individuals with disabilities

The only thing better than having a fabulous hobby is sharing that hobby with others.Members of San Juan Sledders have discovered the sheer joy of sharing their winter activities with a group of...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Times always continue to change

Over the last 50 years, many childhood diseases have become almost nonexistent because of routine immunizations. Times change.Children today don't miss as much school because of disease, and...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

LPEA Round Up Foundation is making profound difference

Nonprofit organizations are seeing increased demand, yet declining funding. Our caring community wants to help, but every family and business has to tighten the belts. What can be done to address...

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

Depression can affect anyone, but local assistance is available

In between snow flurries, the sun beckons with a promise of spring. People who work indoors peer out their windows wistfully dreaming of outdoor adventures.Spring fever is knocking at the door....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Valentine's Day can be lonely for some

With all the interest surrounding failed government-sponsored investment banks and tax-evading Treasury Securities, I fear we have been able to gloss over one of the biggest scandals of our...

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

What's behind an outbreak

It's late afternoon on Jan. 30. The Durango Herald reports two big local burglary cases were solved.Meanwhile, two nurses at San Juan Basin Health Department are investigating another new case...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Red Ball Express returning to Durango Mountain Resort

Red Ball Express is back. This unique local fundraising event occurs Feb. 7 at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, and a $5 ticket could win you as much as  $5,000.Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank...

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

False assumptions can be a mind trap

The day after Christmas, I unceremoniously tripped over a phone cord, fell and smashed my face into a space heater. I quickly sprouted a very swollen nose, had several scrapes and bruises, and two...

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

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