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Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Sometimes, a smile can go a long way, inspire others

Exercise equipment, diet plans, organization tools – they are all part of the season of self-improvement that comes with the new year. There is another simple, but very powerful, self-improvement...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Holidays have you stressed? Try reflection, meditation

While the holidays can showcase the very best parts of an individual through demonstrations of charity, caring for others and connecting with loved ones, it may also bring out the very worst part...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

New research offers clues to early autism detection

In a study recently published in the online magazine Nature, researchers have indicated that an infant’s lack of eye contact may be a strong indicator of the development of autism. Autism...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

S.W. Colorado’s beauty is more than skin deep

Eleven years ago, wildfire scarred Missionary Ridge and the effects can still be seen. We continually face challenges of extreme weather, pollution, population growth and more. While these...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Tampering with the charitable deduction is a dangerous game

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., work to reform America’s tax code and address our fiscal crisis, America’s charitable sector faces an urgent threat. Congress is considering limits on the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Aging and disabilities services unite for community living

Before she died at age 96 last spring, my grandmother used to tell me, “I didn’t mean to get this old.” My response usually was, “And there’s nothing either of us can do about it.” If you live long...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

To discover new ideas, be adaptive to change

When you think of innovation, you probably think about slick technology with cutting-edge features. Innovation is exciting and sexy and always seems to be associated with a celebrity genius of some...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

La Plata County collaborates to ensure residents’ health

Many of you may not be aware that there exists a dedicated group of people in our community working to meet the health-care needs of our residents. The Citizens’ Health Advisory Council (CHAC) is...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Durangoan challenges Disney over disability access program

In a move that began Wednesday, Disneyland will be changing the way it accommodates visitors with disabilities. The change has sparked much debate and spurred a local Durango resident to take on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Work together and adapt to changes in health care

Last week at the La Plata Health Summit, Dr. Jay Want said it well when he said, “Health care is at a point of massive change.” He went on to suggest that no matter where people are on the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

New suicide-prevention resource available for men

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 1,053 Coloradans committed suicide in 2012. This number calculates to a rate of 19.7 for every 100,000 people, a jump in the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Direct Support Professional Week celebrated by Colo.

The State of Colorado recently issued a proclamation recognizing the week of Sept. 8-14 as National Direct Service Professional Recognition week. Yet many people wonder, who are these Direct...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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