Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

America’s health centers – celebrating our legacy and shaping our future

This week, Aug. 9-15, is National Health Center Week, recognizing that Community Health Centers have provided quality, affordable care for the past five decades, and are increasingly becoming the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Don’t overlook immunizations this back-to-school season

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and the 2015-16 school year is just around the corner. During this time, parents are preparing themselves for the day-to-day chaos of getting their...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Good to have safety net, but more can be done to give a hand up

Have you ever tried to climb a slippery, mud-covered hillside? Sometimes it can be nearly impossible without special shoes, poles or a helping hand to pull you up. This difficult situation seems...

DATE: July 25, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Independence important for all – not some – people

Amid the barbecues and fireworks of our Fourth of July celebrations, I like to reflect on what actually brought us to our national independence. I imagine this adolescent nation, chafing at the...

DATE: July 11, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

What does your community’s public health department do?

A single low-income mom with three small children comes in to the San Juan Basin Health Department office to receive education and support along with vouchers from the Women, Infants, and Children...

DATE: July 4, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way here to help when a disaster strikes

Lady Luck has been shining on Southwest Colorado recently as it relates to natural disasters. The fire threats that we have had in these past several years have been quickly addressed and remained...

DATE: June 27, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Father’s Day a good chance for men to evaluate health

On Father’s Day, instead of another tie or sweater, let’s resolve to give the gift of health and wellness, to keep Dad in good shape and available for our love for many years to come. Do you know...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Bystanders can help step in to stop bullying

William Burroughs once wrote, “There are no innocent bystanders ... what were they doing there in the first place?” This may be an overstatement in some cases, but I do wonder if there are ever...

DATE: June 13, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Hard time exercising? Begin by standing up

It’s National Physical Fitness month. Durango is well-known for its athletes and fitness buffs. If you are one of these folks, congratulations! You can quit reading now and go out for a ride or...

DATE: May 23, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

World Immunization Week good time to look at vaccination

World Immunization Week, April 23- 30, 2015, signals a renewed global effort to increase our knowledge of and access to vaccines. What is immunization? It is a process in which a person is made...

DATE: April 25, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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

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