Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Legislative session includes protections for the disabled

When the regular session of the General Assembly of the Colorado Legislature adjourned May 9, it left a legacy of two laws that are intended to protect people with disabilities and at-risk adults...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

With a little help, people can lead more independent lives

Independence. How do you define it? To Dennis, it means living in his own home, cooking his own meals and feeling positive about where he is now.But he remembers a time when this was far from his...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Patients face huge challenge in managing health information

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the health-reform law today.However the court rules, health-care professionals understand that transformation of health care in this country...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way involved in events galore this summer

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s plans for its fall and winter fundraising campaign are nearly complete. Each year, the fundraising drive is made up of three pieces – workplace fundraising, where...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Honoring parents of children with disabilities

This weekend, Americans will be celebrating Father’s Day, an honored tradition made official by President Richard Nixon in 1972. It is a day of celebrating the contribution of dads everywhere to...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Nurses partner with new mothers for positive outcomes

Sitting on the floor of her apartment, Nora is completely at ease with her baby girl. She gently slips off braces from Natalia’s feet while still conversing with her nurse partner, Jane Henson....

DATE: June 5, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Lessons learned at United Way helped with baby

I missed my monthly column last month because a big life event, the birth of my son. Harrison David Emmett Walsworth entered the world and my life April 13. As all parents know, adding a child to...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

When a name is a name with a reputation

When the Olathe sweet corn showed up at local farm stands last August, so did a controversy about who could use the name “Olathe Sweet sweet corn.” That is not a typo. Olathe Sweet is the name of...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

People are more than what they seem

A friend of mine was once walking up to a light when he saw a car pull up to the corner and stop. When he looked into the window, there was no one inside. My friend was fairly certain that the auto...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Take precautions to prevent animal-borne diseases

We are fortunate to live in an area where the phrase “living with wildlife” conjures up bears, bobcats, coyotes, deer and elk. While these certainly can affect one’s health – or that of your small...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Changing technology affects patients

During the mid-1970s when accidents occurred on Interstate 75 near my hometown in Michigan, Dr. O’Neil would respond. As the only local physician, the doctor was in demand. Tales of emergency...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Educational programs aim to help kids with disabilities

We all set goals. Whether the goal is to save for retirement, lose 10 pounds, complete the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic or simply to make it to work on time today, most of us set goals on a regular...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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