Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Why are we not already more inclusive?

I talk a lot about inclusion. Social inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is Community Connections’ 10-year strategic goal, so inclusion is a frequent topic for me....

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Creating Community Food-safety measures are good public health

Do you stop to think about all of the possible foodborne illnesses you could get when you go out to eat? Probably not. Most of us don’t, and if you did, going out to eat wouldn’t be nearly as fun....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Building a healthier community by promoting mental health

In Southwest Colorado, we count ourselves fortunate to call this beautiful place our home. Our small communities are part of vital ecosystem that allows us to thrive in our daily lives and connect...

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

Language can reflect our biases

Most people have learned the “R” word is rude and is not an appropriate term to describe people with intellectual disabilities. But that word has a complicated history that corresponds inextricably...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

20 years after court decision there’s still work to be done

July is a season of momentous anniversaries. Most of us recognized the anniversary of the birth of our nation on Independence Day. The United States grew from the principles of equality, life,...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

In the event of an emergency, is your family prepared?

Although emergency preparedness and response may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about services that San Juan Basin Public Health provides, it is a crucial one. When...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Community plans for emergency response with diverse populations

Passing the one year anniversary of the 416 Fire last week was a stark reminder of how overwhelming a community disaster can be. The distressing loss of life during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Keep your family (including pets) safe this summer

Despite the long, chilly spring, warmer days will eventually make their way to our region. Outdoorsy locals will head out to partake in their favorite summer activities including biking, hiking,...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Graduation-rate disparity continues to be staggering

Congratulations to all our region’s recent and upcoming graduates – high school, college or otherwise! It’s one of the major transitions that happens in our lives, though why we’ve chosen to mark...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

San Juan Basin Public Health adds SafeCare Colorado Program

There is often a gap between what we imagine about parenting and the reality of it. It can be stressful and challenging even for the strongest of heart, as most parents would agree. Conflicting...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Tax changes may affect donations to nonprofits

We’re counting down the hours till the IRS tax deadline, and news feeds are abuzz with stories about how Americans are experiencing the new tax laws. Perceptions vary regarding whether individual...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Public health planning: Using science and action to improve health

This year’s theme for National Public Heath Week occurring Monday through Friday is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health.” San Juan Basin Public Health is excited...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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