Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

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

Unequal health-care access can have profound effect

The Americans with Disabilities Act affords people with disabilities equal access to public services – but what is “access?” Many of us equate ADA access with reserved parking spots, ramps and...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

To beat holiday blues, you have to get creative

As the holiday season rolls around, not everyone feels giddy and excited about the constant stream of tinsel-filled parties, happy family dinners and presents galore. For some, the holidays can be...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Home living for people with intellectual disabilities

When you think about where people with intellectual disabilities live, what do you picture? Do you see a woman in a wheelchair living in her own house? Do you see several hundred people with...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Feel lousy? Get some sleep

While sleep remains one of the great mysteries of life, one thing we know for sure is a good night’s rest is the cornerstone to ensuring good health. When we don’t receive a good night’s rest, we...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Respite care a desperate need for all caregivers

“You Deserve a Break Today” is not just a McDonald’s ad campaign; it’s a battle cry for caregivers everywhere. In 2013, 39 percent of adults in the United States were caregivers, providing support...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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