Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

‘Keeping it Sacred’ movie is example of beautiful full circle

A boy rides his bike down a dirt road. He’s looking to meet with friends and for answers for how to help his dad quit smoking. Friends join his quest seeking knowledge from elders about how tobacco...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Teachers, organizations aim to have positive effect on kids

At Seeds of Learning in Pagosa Springs, the toddlers giggle, play, nap, snack and learn. The well-trained teachers and academic programs foster positive child development. The staff members care...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

By Liza Fischer Axis Health Systems On April 30, President Barack Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Obama called on citizens, government agencies, organizations,...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Discrimination can lead to exclusion from life events

Marriage between same-sex partners has had much attention in the media through the years, yet a couple in Manorville, Long Island, would say there’s another group of people whose right to marry is...

DATE: May 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Care Team of the Southwest teaches residents to self-manage

Juan Romero is a fourth-generation Southwest Coloradoan who proudly traces his family history back to the 1500s. Last year, Romero was told during a disability health screening to go the hospital...

DATE: May 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Simple formula can lead to extraordinary success

I would like to introduce you to Principal El. Chances are you don’t him because his current school is in Wilmington, Del. However, you probably know other educators who follow his recipe for...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Early identification, treatment are key to treating depression

With the coming of the “Four Corners dust swap” as a friend likes to call the powerful wind storms we get this time of year, it’s clear that spring is in the air. Anecdotal reports of “muddy rain”...

DATE: April 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Colorado expands options for community living

In 1999, a historic Supreme Court decision paved the way for people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting. In Olmstead vs. L.C. (generally called the Olmstead Decision), the...

DATE: April 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Public health week celebrates the value of prevention efforts

It’s hard to believe that something exists if we can’t see it. How does one explain the benefit of something that didn’t happen – much less actually quantify it? No, I’m not talking physics or...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Want to try something new? We’ve got the 2-1-1

By Lynn UrbanSpecial to the HeraldWhen was the last time you tried something new by choice? A new path to walk the dog, a new restaurant? New doesn’t have to mean scary or difficult, it is often...

DATE: March 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Ready, motivated for a life transition? Help is available

Why are some transitions so difficult? Changing jobs and relationships are high on the list in terms of stress, and moving to a new location can be a complete bear. I know I’m not alone in my...

DATE: March 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Questions about autism? New support group may help

A virtue of Southwest Colorado is the variety of opportunities to get involved in our communities. We seem to have as many activities, events and groups as many communities five times our size. Yet...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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