Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Understanding conflict between protection, civil liberties

This last week, Colorado voters legalized the use of recreational marijuana for people age 21 and older. Among myriad arguments surrounding this law, we have heard the age-old question about the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Worksite-wellness program benefits us all

We spend one-third of our lives at work. Whether that’s a depressing or exhilarating statistic for you, it’s an important piece in the puzzle of how to increase health and reduce heart disease in...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Support makes fundraising worth effort

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s annual fundraising campaign is in full swing with a goal to raise $764,000 this fall and winter. If achieved, United Way will be able to support 80 programs...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Strength in numbers important in sport – and recovery

This summer, Durango was fortunate to have been inundated with bikes. First, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge was in town, with people-powered bikes taking center stage. Vibrantly colored Lycra...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Disabilities services waiting list too long

For more than a decade, Colorado has maintained a waiting list for most of its programs for people with developmental disabilities. Before the economic downtown in 2008, this often meant that a...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Stay healthy this fall, winter – don’t wait, start today

Fall brings such wonderfully crisp days to delight in and enjoy. It also signals time to get our gardens, our vehicles, our homes ready for winter. We also can view it as a good time to get...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way campaign gets off to good start with Radiothon

United Way of Southwest Colorado recently held its best annual fundraising event, the Four Corners Broadcasting Radiothon, on Sept. 7. This year, the radio auction was incredible, generating more...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Brain injuries cause developmental disabilities in children

A healthy, typically developing child suffers an accident or injury that damages the brain. It’s a far too frequent occurrence. In the worst cases, damage to the brain can cause death. It may cause...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way up and running to meet fundraising goal

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s board of directors recently approved our campaign goal for this fall and winter. We are setting out to raise $764,000 across Southwest Colorado for 80 incredible...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Wrongful convictions of disabled can be prevented

Many of us like to please others – our supervisor, our spouse, our children – but how many of us would take that as far as confessing to a serious crime that we did not commit? In a study completed...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Improving health is a process for communities, individuals

By Joe TheineSan Juan Basin Health DepartmentWhere does one start in the seemingly gargantuan goal of improving a community’s health? It is not much different from a personal journey to improve...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Local communities stay strong in face of recent wildfires

I’ve never considered myself to be “in the crosshairs” of anything. However, a couple of weeks back, as a Mancos resident, the Weber Fire had me feeling like a deer that had stumbled upon the...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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