Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

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

Celebrating Healthy Communities helps young people, families thrive

San Juan Basin Health’s mission is to protect human and environmental health and inspire well-being in the community. How does one go about “inspiring well-being”? One way we pursue this is...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Want to help? Try getting involved with United Way

By Annie SatarianoSpecial to the HeraldDid you miss Random Act of Kindness Week, Feb. 11-17? Never heard of it? Not to worry. In the spirit of paying it forward, there is no limitation in time or...

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

Having behavioral-health problem? Don’t wait to get help

Bing online dictionary defines “symptom” as: “indication of illness felt by patient: an indication of a disease or other disorder, especially one experienced by the patient, e.g. pain, dizziness or...

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

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